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Top Solar Installers in Unionville
When switching to solar energy, many homeowners prefer to use a solar installation company since installing solar panels yourself can be a challenging project. A solar installer can also help save you money in the long run by offering warranties, repairs and component replacements.
You can get a free quote from a local solar installer on the cost of solar panels for your home. Here are some nearby:
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Factors that Affect Solar Panel Costs in Unionville
The cost of installing a solar system in Unionville can vary by more than $10,000 from home to home. Your actual cost depends on several factors. The most significant one is the size of the system your home needs, and other factors include equipment choices, financing options and the solar company you choose.
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 energy your household uses, the larger your system will likely need to be. You can expect to pay around $2,540 per kilowatt in Unionville. Some solar brands — like Maxeon from SunPower — cost more upfront but also tend to offer better efficiency. In a city like Unionville, where sunlight is abundant, efficiency can quickly pay off. Plus, if you have a small roof or limited space for your panels, higher efficiency options will be a better option. Additional equipment like electric vehicle chargers and solar batteries will also increase the cost.
Solar Financing Terms
For some homeowners, paying for solar panels out of pocket can be challenging. Solar loans are offered by most installers in Unionville, which can reduce, or in some cases completely eliminate, your upfront costs to make solar more affordable. However, the interest on solar loans also increases your overall costs, so it's important to consider that as well. You can always lower the total you pay in interest and sometimes even your APR by putting more money down.
Solar Panel Installation Company
The solar installer you choose will affect your total cost to go solar. Different companies will charge different amounts for the equipment and labor. Companies that only sell products with high efficiency and therefore a higher price point — like Maxeon solar panels from SunPower or Tesla Powerwall batteries — so choosing those installers will generally come at a higher cost. It's best to do some research and choose a company that has the products, warranties and services you want and also fits within your budget.
Solar Panel Cost Data by System Size
|System size||Cost per system watt||Solar system cost||25-Year savings||Payback period|
|6 kW||$2.64||$11,095||$18,965||9.2 years|
|8 kW||$2.59||$14,508||$25,571||9.0 years|
|10 kW||$2.54||$17,780||$32,319||8.9 years|
|12 kW||$2.49||$20,909||$39,209||8.7 years|
|14 kW||$2.44||$23,896||$46,242||8.5 years|
|16 kW||$2.39||$26,741||$53,417||8.3 years|
|18 kW||$2.34||$29,444||$60,734||8.2 years|
|20 kW||$2.29||$32,004||$68,194||8.0 years|
How to Save on Solar Panels
There are many solar installers to choose from, all of which offer different warranties, solar panel brands and price points. To help you decide on the right company for you, here are some tips to keep in mind:
- Reputation: The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is a respected certification organization for renewable energy professionals. If your solar panel installer is NABCEP-certified, it most likely has a good reputation and is qualified to get the job done well. Another way you can research your installer's reputation is by reading reviews.
- Warranty: Warranties that cover defective panels and repairs over a couple decades are the gold standard in the business, and offering that kind of warranty is one indication of a quality company.
- Contract: Before signing a contract with a solar installer, make sure to read it through completely so you understand the terms. Also, ask questions if you're not sure about some of the terms, such as what to do if a component breaks or malfunctions and if there are any guarantees about energy production.
- Solar Panel Brands: Not all solar installers carry the same brands of solar panels, so the brand and type of panel you want can play a big role in the company you choose.
EcoWatch's Unionville, NC Solar Cost FAQs
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