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Top Solar Installers in Mustang
DIY solar panel installation is a way to cut costs, but it's an undertaking that can take a lot of hard work. Hiring an installer can make your swap to solar power much easier. Companies can also provide access to various kinds of the best solar panels and help you decide which one will be right for your home.
If you're searching for a solar installer in Mustang, we've put together a list of our top suggestions here:
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Factors that Affect Solar Panel Costs in Mustang
Cost is typically one of the most important factors for homeowners considering investing in solar. There are a few major factors that affect your total cost in Mustang: solar equipment and system size, financing options and the solar installation company you choose. We'll cover each of these briefly below.
The size of the solar energy system you need for your household is the most significant cost factor to consider. For every additional kilowatt you need, you can expect your total to increase by nearly $2,620. Some solar panel brands — like Maxeon from SunPower — are more expensive upfront but also tend to offer higher efficiency. In a city like Mustang, where sunlight is abundant, efficiency can quickly pay off. Also, if you have a small roof or you don't have a lot of space for your panels, higher efficiency options will be more impactful. Additional equipment like electric vehicle chargers and solar batteries will also increase the cost.
Solar Financing Terms
Solar panels can save you money on utility bills over time, but they can also be a big investment. That's why many Mustang homeowners decide to finance their solar panel systems to make paying for solar more affordable. However, the interest on solar loans also increases your overall costs, so it's important to include that in your estimate as well. You can always bring down the total you pay in interest and in some cases even your APR by putting more money down.
Solar Panel Installation Company
The final major cost factor you should keep in mind is the installer you choose. Given the massive popularity of renewable energy solutions in Mustang, you'll have many options to choose from, but each comes at various price points for labor and equipment. The company's size sometimes plays the most considerable role in the installation costs. Larger national companies, like SunPro and Sunrun, often have lower prices because they have access to more resources and better 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||$2.72||$11,444||$16,886||10.1 years|
|8 kW||$2.67||$14,965||$22,808||9.9 years|
|10 kW||$2.62||$18,340||$28,877||9.7 years|
|12 kW||$2.57||$21,568||$35,092||9.5 years|
|14 kW||$2.52||$24,649||$41,455||9.3 years|
|16 kW||$2.46||$27,583||$47,964||9.1 years|
|18 kW||$2.41||$30,371||$54,619||8.9 years|
|20 kW||$2.36||$33,012||$61,422||8.7 years|
How to Save on Solar Panels
There are a lot of solar installers to choose from, all of which offer different warranties, solar panel brands and price points. To help you select the right company for you, here are some tips to keep in mind:
- Installation Process: Make sure you're on the same page with the company with 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.
- Contract: Look through the contract terms thoroughly to make sure you understand the cost breakdown, project completion timeline incentives and warranties.
- Solar Panel Brands: Each solar panel brand and model has varying levels of quality, longevity and energy efficiency. They will come at different costs as well. The company you choose has an impact on which solar panel brands you have access to.
- Reputation: Long-standing companies likely have a high reputation. This is important because it ensures that it will not only see your solar project through, but will also provide adequate aftercare and customer support, such as part repairs and replacements.
EcoWatch's Mustang, OK 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.