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Top Solar Installers in Brookhaven
Putting up solar panels yourself can be a time-consuming task, which is why using a solar installation company is a good option for many homeowners. Some solar installers, particularly local ones, can help you better understand incentives in Brookhaven, optimizing your ROI.
You can get a free quote from a local solar installer on how much solar panels could cost for your home. Here are some near you:
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Factors that Affect Solar Panel Costs in Brookhaven
Cost is often one of the most important factors for homeowners considering investing in solar. There are a few primary factors that determine your overall cost in Brookhaven: solar equipment and system size, financing options and the solar installation company you choose. We'll discuss each of these briefly below.
The cost of solar panel systems varies by thousands of dollars due to a variety of factors. One of the main factors is the system size, which is measured in kilowatts (kW). Solar power systems that have better efficiency or power production need better technology and/or more equipment, both of which can increase costs. For each additional kilowatt you need, your cost can go up by about $2,640. There are a lot of different solar panel brands and the one you choose also affects the cost. In many cases, the brands that are more efficient tend to also be more expensive. Additionally, the type of equipment you're looking to install can affect your total cost. If you just need panels, your system will be much less expensive than if you also need solar batteries or an electric vehicle charger.
Solar Financing Terms
If paying for a solar system out of pocket is difficult, solar loans are an affordable route because they decrease your upfront costs and let you pay for your system over a term of, on average, between five and seven years. When estimating your overall cost, you should also calculate the interest you'll pay if you choose to go with a solar loan. Also, paying more on your down payment can lower the total interest paid over time.
Solar Panel Installation Company
The solar panel installation company you pick will influence your total cost to make the switch to solar power. Different companies will charge different amounts for the equipment and labor. You may come across national solar installers that have lower prices because of their bigger brand name and access to bulk prices, or you might see small, local installation companies offering deals or specials to compete with those larger companies.
Solar Panel Cost Data by System Size
|System size||Cost per system watt||Solar system cost||25-Year savings||Payback period|
|6 kW||$2.75||$11,532||$18,081||9.7 years|
|8 kW||$2.69||$15,080||$24,404||9.5 years|
|10 kW||$2.64||$18,480||$30,874||9.4 years|
|12 kW||$2.59||$21,732||$37,492||9.2 years|
|14 kW||$2.53||$24,837||$44,259||9.0 years|
|16 kW||$2.48||$27,794||$51,173||8.8 years|
|18 kW||$2.43||$30,603||$58,234||8.6 years|
|20 kW||$2.38||$33,264||$65,444||8.4 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 tough decision, we have some tips to help you, such as:
- Contract: Look through the contract terms thoroughly to make sure you understand the cost breakdown, project completion timeline incentives and warranties.
- Warranty: A comprehensive, long-term warranty can help keep your solar panels running for years to come and save you money on repairs and maintenance.
- Reputation: Your solar installer should have a good reputation as a company and have proven expertise in the field. A couple of ways to check this are to look for whether a company has technicians certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) and if it has positive reviews from past customers.
- Solar Panel Brands: The kind of solar panel you'd like to install plays a role in which installer you should opt for, since different companies offer different panels.
EcoWatch's Brookhaven, MS Solar Cost FAQs
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