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Top Solar Installers in Deptford
Trying to install solar panels on your own can be a challenging project, which is why using a solar installer is a good option for many homeowners. Companies can also provide access to a large variety of the best solar panels and help you pick which one will be right for your family.
If you're on the hunt for a solar installer in Deptford, the EcoWatch team has put together a list of our top suggestions here:
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Factors that Affect Solar Panel Costs in Deptford
Cost is often one of the most important factors for homeowners who want to invest in solar. There are a few major factors that will push your cost above or below the average in Deptford: solar equipment and system size, financing options and the solar installation company you choose. We'll go over each of these briefly below.
Solar Equipment Size
The cost of solar panel systems varies by thousands of dollars due to some different factors. One of the notable factors is the system size. Solar power systems that have higher efficiency or power production use 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 $2,770. The kind of solar equipment you choose can increase or decrease your cost by thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars. If you opt for the most efficient solar panel brands, you'll end up paying more upfront than if you opted for the most affordable panels. On the other hand, higher efficiency could save you more in the long run on your electric bills. In addition, add-on products, like solar batteries, can bring your total well above the Deptford average.
Solar Financing Terms
Many homeowners find the average cost of solar in Deptford to be too expensive, even if the investment pays off over time. Fortunately, nearly every solar installer in the area offers financing options. Solar loans greatly decrease upfront costs for most homeowners, but they also result in a higher cost over time because of interest. When figuring out your overall cost, you should also calculate the interest you'll pay if you decide on a solar loan. Also, paying a higher down payment can reduce the total interest paid over time.
Solar Panel Installation Company
Finally, the company you opt for to install your solar system can play a role in determining how much you pay. Deptford's solar companies all have different labor costs and add varying upcharges to equipment. You may notice national solar installers that have lower prices because of their larger brand name and access to bulk equipment pricing, or you might see small, local installation companies offering deals or promotions 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||$2.88||$12,099||$13,825||11.7 years|
|8 kW||$2.83||$15,822||$18,744||11.4 years|
|10 kW||$2.77||$19,390||$23,818||11.2 years|
|12 kW||$2.71||$22,803||$29,046||11.0 years|
|14 kW||$2.66||$26,060||$34,430||10.8 years|
|16 kW||$2.60||$29,163||$39,970||10.5 years|
|18 kW||$2.55||$32,110||$45,664||10.3 years|
|20 kW||$2.49||$34,902||$51,513||10.1 years|
Solar Incentives in Deptford
How to Save on Solar Panels
The company that does your 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:
- Installation Process: Make sure you're on the same page with the company in regard to how the installation process will go and what you need to do before your solar panels are installed, such as updating or replacing your electrical system or roof.
- Reputation: Your solar installer should have a good reputation as a company and have demonstrated 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 good reviews from previous customers.
- Contract: Read the contract terms thoroughly to make sure you understand the total cost, completion timeline rebates and warranties.
- Solar Panel Brands: Different companies will offer various brands and kinds of panels. If you want a specific brand, make sure the solar installer you're considering has it.
EcoWatch's Deptford, NJ Solar Cost FAQs
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