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Top Solar Installers in Zanesville
Although it's possible to install solar panels on your own, it involves extra energy and expertise. For that reason, the majority of homeowners choose to go with a solar panel installer. Some solar companies, particularly local ones, can help you make the most of incentives in Zanesville, optimizing your ROI.
If you'd like to start using solar energy but still aren't sure which solar panel company to go with, here are our suggestions for providers nearby:
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Factors that Affect Solar Panel Costs in Zanesville
The cost of installing a solar system in Zanesville can vary by more than $10,000 from home to home. Your actual cost is dependent on several factors. The biggest one is your system size, and other factors include the equipment you choose, financing options and the solar installer you choose.
Size is one of the largest factors that influences the overall cost of going solar. For that reason, it's important to accurately assess the size of the solar energy system needed for your home by figuring out your energy needs. The type 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, more efficient panels could save you more over time on your electric bills. In addition, extra products, such as solar batteries, can bump up your total well above the Zanesville average.
Solar Financing Terms
Many homeowners find the average cost of solar in Zanesville to be too steep, even if the investment pays off over time. Fortunately, almost every solar installer in the area provides access to financing options. Solar loans greatly decrease upfront costs for most homeowners, but they also lead to paying more over time because of interest. When estimating your overall cost, you should also calculate the interest you'll pay if you opt for 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 installer you pick will play a role in your total cost to adopt solar energy. Different companies will charge different amounts for the equipment and labor. Some companies only sell high-quality, high-efficiency and high-price products — like Maxeon solar panels from SunPower or Tesla Powerwall batteries — so choosing those installers will generally cost more. It's best to do some research and go with the company that provides 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||$2.66||$11,182||$14,674||10.8 years|
|8 kW||$2.61||$14,623||$19,852||10.6 years|
|10 kW||$2.56||$17,920||$25,173||10.4 years|
|12 kW||$2.51||$21,074||$30,638||10.2 years|
|14 kW||$2.46||$24,084||$36,246||10.0 years|
|16 kW||$2.41||$26,952||$41,998||9.8 years|
|18 kW||$2.36||$29,676||$47,892||9.6 years|
|20 kW||$2.30||$32,256||$53,931||9.4 years|
How to Save on Solar Panels
The company that does your system installation will affect the warranties and brands available to you, and it will also have an impact on your total cost. Since selecting a company can be a tough decision, we have some tips to help you, such as:
- Reputation: Solar system installers that have great reviews from their customers and that have been operating for many years likely offer quality solar panel installation and expertise.
- Contract: Review the contract terms carefully to make sure you understand how much it will cost, project completion timeline rebates and warranties.
- Warranty: Warranties that cover replacement parts and repairs over a long period of time such as 25 years are the best you can get in the business, and offering that kind of warranty is one sign of a quality company.
- 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 large role in the company you go with.
EcoWatch's Zanesville, OH Solar Cost FAQs
Our goal is to reach as many people as we can with sensible solutions like solar energy. Our team of full-time local researchers collects solar price and installation data for every city in America then compiles it to create these digestible city guides. If you want to read our solar expert's opinion on the top solar companies featured here, follow this link.