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Top Solar Installers in Lebanon
When making the switch to solar, many homeowners opt to use a solar installation company since installing solar panels yourself can be a time-consuming project. Local solar installation companies can also help you optimize your return on investment by walking you through any local incentives you can benefit from and by offering warranties and repairs.
If you're searching for a solar company in Lebanon, we've organized a list of our top suggestions here:
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Factors that Affect Solar Panel Costs in Lebanon
Cost is usually one of the most important factors for homeowners considering investing in solar. There are a few primary factors that determine your overall cost in Lebanon: solar equipment and system size, financing options and the solar installation company you choose. We'll go over each of these briefly below.
One of the most important factors to consider when it comes to the cost of adopting solar energy is the size of the solar system, which is measured in kilowatts (kW). The more power your household consumes, the larger your system will likely need to be. You can expect to spend around $2,770 per kilowatt in Lebanon. 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. However, higher efficiency could save you more over time on your electric bills. Additionally, add-on products, like solar batteries, can bump up your total well above the Lebanon average.
Solar Financing Terms
Solar panels can save you money on power bills over many years, but they can also be a big investment. That's why many Lebanon homeowners opt to finance their solar panel systems to make paying for solar more affordable. When considering your overall cost, you should also calculate the interest you'll pay if you go with 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 get to install your solar system can affect how much it costs. Lebanon's solar companies all have different labor costs and add varying upcharges to equipment. The company's size sometimes plays the most considerable role in the cost. Larger national companies, like SunPro and Sunrun, often have lower pricing because of greater resources and bulk pricing. Smaller local companies might be more costly, but they can sometimes have better customer service and more customization options, and the occasional sale or promotion can bring their pricing lower to compete with bigger names.
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||$8,319||14.8 years|
|8 kW||$2.83||$15,822||$11,402||14.5 years|
|10 kW||$2.77||$19,390||$14,640||14.2 years|
|12 kW||$2.71||$22,803||$18,034||14.0 years|
|14 kW||$2.66||$26,060||$21,582||13.7 years|
|16 kW||$2.60||$29,163||$25,286||13.4 years|
|18 kW||$2.55||$32,110||$29,145||13.1 years|
|20 kW||$2.49||$34,902||$33,159||12.8 years|
How to Save on Solar Panels
There are a large number of companies available in Lebanon, and some homeowners feel overwhelmed considering their options. Choosing the right company for you can be tough, so here are some tips to help you decide:
- Solar Panel Brands: Not all solar companies offer the same brands of solar panels, so the brand and type of panel you want can play a considerable role in the company you choose.
- Contract: It's important to read your solar installer's contract closely to understand what services they will provide, what the warranty covers and what expectations you should have about your solar system's energy production.
- Reputation: Your solar installer should have a solid 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 that hold a certification from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) and if it has good reviews from previous customers.
- Warranty: A quality company rises above other companies by offering the gold standard warranty — a 25-year, all-inclusive warranty covering parts, labor and performance.
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