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Top Solar Installers in Arnold
When switching to solar energy, many homeowners opt to use a solar company since putting up solar panels yourself can be a difficult project. The expertise that solar companies offer can be invaluable as well, particularly if you aren't sure what type of solar equipment you need.
There are several licensed solar professionals that can install solar panels for you. Here are our suggestions:
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Factors that Affect Solar Panel Costs in Arnold
There are several criteria that can play into your solar panel installation cost, such as the size of your system, the equipment you choose, your financing options and the specific company that performs the installation.
One of the most significant factors to consider when it comes to the cost of installing solar panels is the size of the solar system, which is measured in kilowatts (kW). The more electricity your household uses, the larger your system will likely need to be. You can expect to pay about $2,590 per kilowatt in Arnold. There are many different solar panel brands and the one you pick also changes the cost. Usually, the brands that have better efficiency tend to also be more expensive. In addition, the type of equipment you're looking to get can affect your total cost. If you only need panels, your system will be much less expensive than if you also need solar batteries or an electric vehicle charger.
Solar Financing Terms
Solar panels can save you money on power bills over time, but they can also be a big investment. That's why many Arnold homeowners decide to finance their solar panel systems to make going solar more affordable. However, the interest on solar loans also adds to your overall costs, so it's crucial to take that into consideration as well. You can always reduce the total you pay in interest and sometimes even your APR by making a larger down payment.
Solar Panel Installation Company
Finally, the company you get to install your solar system can impact the cost. Arnold's solar companies all have different labor costs and add varying upcharges to equipment. The company's size can sometimes play the most considerable role in the cost of installation. Larger national companies, like SunPro and Sunrun, often have lower prices because of access to greater resources and better pricing. Smaller local companies might be more costly, but they generally have better customer service and more customization options, and the occasional sale or promotion can bring their pricing down to compete with bigger companies.
Solar Panel Cost Data by System Size
|System size||Cost per system watt||Solar system cost||25-Year savings||Payback period|
|6 kW||$2.69||$11,313||$14,579||10.9 years|
|8 kW||$2.64||$14,794||$19,729||10.7 years|
|10 kW||$2.59||$18,130||$25,024||10.5 years|
|12 kW||$2.54||$21,321||$30,463||10.3 years|
|14 kW||$2.49||$24,367||$36,048||10.1 years|
|16 kW||$2.43||$27,268||$41,778||9.9 years|
|18 kW||$2.38||$30,023||$47,653||9.7 years|
|20 kW||$2.33||$32,634||$53,673||9.5 years|
How to Save on Solar Panels
The company that does your solar system installation will affect the warranties and brands you have access to, and it will also have an impact on your total cost. Because choosing a company can be a challenge, we have some tips to help you, such as:
- Reputation: Solar panel companies that have great reviews from their customers and that have been operating for many years in most cases provide high-quality solar panel installation and expertise.
- Contract: When looking over your solar installer's contract, ask for clarification about any terms you're not sure of and make sure you understand what happens in scenarios such as a system component breaking or if the company goes out of business.
- Solar Panel Brands: The model of solar panel you need to install plays a role in which company you should choose, since different companies have different panels.
- Installation Process: Make sure you're aligned with the installer with regard to how the installation process will go and what you need to do before your solar panel system is installed, such as repairing your electrical system or roof.
EcoWatch's Arnold, MO Solar Cost FAQs
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