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Top Solar Installers in Nichols Hills
Trying to install solar panels yourself can be a dangerous project, which is why getting a solar installer is a good option for many homeowners. The expertise that solar installers provide can be useful as well, particularly if you don't quite know what brand of solar equipment would be right for your home.
If you're searching for a solar installer in Nichols Hills, we've put together a list of our top suggestions here:
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Factors that Affect Solar Panel Costs in Nichols Hills
For many Nichols Hills homeowners, the decision to adopt solar energy rests on cost. However, the range of solar installation costs can be quite wide in Nichols Hills, with typical prices between $20,000 to $40,000. There are several factors that greatly influence the price you'll pay, which we'll go over below.
One of the most important 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 power your household consumes, the larger your system will likely need to be. You can expect to pay about $2,620 per kilowatt in Nichols Hills. Some solar brands — like Maxeon from SunPower — are more expensive upfront but also tend to offer higher efficiency. In a city like Nichols Hills, where sunlight is abundant, efficiency can quickly pay off. Also, 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
Most solar companies in Nichols Hills offer solar loans, which reduce the initial cost of installing solar. It's a good idea to include the interest you'll pay in your final cost estimate. If you can afford to put more money down upfront, you can reduce your total costs and the amount of time it'll take to pay back the loan.
Solar Panel Installation Company
Lastly, the company you opt for to install your solar panel system can impact the cost. Nichols Hills' solar companies all have different labor costs and add varying upcharges to equipment. 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||$2.72||$11,444||$14,744||10.9 years|
|8 kW||$2.67||$14,965||$19,952||10.7 years|
|10 kW||$2.62||$18,340||$25,307||10.5 years|
|12 kW||$2.57||$21,568||$30,808||10.3 years|
|14 kW||$2.52||$24,649||$36,457||10.1 years|
|16 kW||$2.46||$27,583||$42,252||9.9 years|
|18 kW||$2.41||$30,371||$48,193||9.7 years|
|20 kW||$2.36||$33,012||$54,282||9.5 years|
How to Save on Solar Panels
The solar company you choose will impact not only your total costs, but also the kinds of solar panel brands, warranties, and other equipment you can get. When choosing a solar company, there are several important things you should consider, including:
- Solar Panel Brands: Each solar panel brand and kind has varying levels of quality, durability and efficiency. They will come at different prices as well. The company you choose affects which solar panel brands you have access to.
- Warranty: Warranties that provide coverage for defective panels and repairs over a long period of time such as 25 years are the gold standard in the business, and offering that kind of warranty is one mark of a good company.
- Contract: When looking over your solar installer's contract, ask questions about any terms you're not sure of and make sure you understand what happens in scenarios such as a system component breaking or the company going out of business.
- Installation Process: Get details from your solar installer about the installation process and what to expect, such as when the site survey will be done and what the project timeline is.
EcoWatch's Nichols Hills, OK Solar Cost FAQs
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