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Top Solar Installers in Warwick
When switching to solar energy, many homeowners opt to hire a solar installer since putting up solar panels yourself can be a time-consuming project. Companies can also have access to a large variety of the best solar panels and help you pick which one will be right for you.
There are several licensed solar professionals that can help you install your solar panels. Here are our suggestions:
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Factors that Affect Solar Panel Costs in Warwick
Cost is typically one of the most important factors for homeowners wanting to invest in solar. There are a few major factors that affect your total cost in Warwick: solar equipment and system size, financing options and the solar installation company you choose. We'll discuss each of these briefly below.
Solar Equipment Size
The cost of solar panels varies by thousands of dollars due to a variety of factors. One of the most significant factors is the system size. Solar power systems with greater efficiency or power generation require better technology and/or more equipment, both of which can raise costs. For each additional kilowatt you need, your cost can go up by about $2,840. There are many different solar panel brands and the one you choose also changes the cost. In many cases, the brands that are more efficient tend to also cost more. Plus, the type of equipment you want to install can affect your total cost. If you just need panels, your system will be much less expensive than if you also need solar batteries or an electric vehicle charger.
Solar Financing Terms
If paying for solar panels in cash is difficult, solar loans are an affordable route because they lower your upfront costs and let you pay for your system over a term of, on average, between five and seven years. When trying to figure out 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 reduce the total interest paid over time.
Solar Panel Installation Company
Lastly, the company you opt for to install your solar panel system can play a part in determining the cost. Warwick's 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 with an above-average cost. It's best to do some research and decide on the company that offers 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||$2.95||$12,405||$19,936||9.6 years|
|8 kW||$2.90||$16,222||$26,899||9.4 years|
|10 kW||$2.84||$19,880||$34,021||9.2 years|
|12 kW||$2.78||$23,379||$41,303||9.0 years|
|14 kW||$2.73||$26,719||$48,743||8.9 years|
|16 kW||$2.67||$29,900||$56,342||8.7 years|
|18 kW||$2.61||$32,921||$64,101||8.5 years|
|20 kW||$2.56||$35,784||$72,018||8.3 years|
Solar Incentives in Warwick
How to Save on Solar Panels
The company that does your solar panel installation will affect the warranties and brands you have access to, and it will also have an impact on your total cost. Since picking a company can be a challenge, we have some tips to help you, such as:
- Warranty: If you care about the endurance of your solar energy system, ensuring your installer offers a 25-year, all-inclusive warranty can help put you at ease.
- Solar Panel Brands: Not all solar companies have 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.
- Reputation: Make sure your solar system installer has a good reputation by verifying it has certifications and licenses, checking its number of years in business and reading reviews by previous customers and solar experts like EcoWatch.
- Contract: It's important to look over your solar installer's contract thoroughly to understand what services they will provide, what the warranty covers and what expectations you should have about the installation process.
EcoWatch's Warwick, RI Solar Cost FAQs
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