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Top Solar Installers in White Settlement
Although you can install solar panels by yourself, it takes extra energy and knowledge. That's why most homeowners choose a solar panel installer. Some solar installers, particularly local ones, can help you take advantage of incentives in White Settlement, thereby optimizing your ROI.
You can get a free quote from a local solar installer on how much your investment in solar could cost for your home. Here are some nearby:
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Factors that Affect Solar Panel Costs in White Settlement
Cost is often one of the most important factors for homeowners considering investing in solar. There are a few major factors that determine your overall cost in White Settlement: solar equipment and system size, financing options and the solar installation company you choose. We'll go over each of these briefly below.
Solar Equipment Size
The cost of solar panel systems varies by thousands of dollars due to some different factors. One of the key factors is the system size. Solar power systems with higher efficiency or power production require better technology and/or more equipment, both of which can increase costs. For each additional kilowatt you need, your cost can go up by about $2,690. The kind of solar panels and equipment you get is another factor that will significantly affect costs. Solar panels that have higher efficiency, like monocrystalline panels, tend to come at a higher price. Plus, solar equipment goes beyond just the solar panels themselves. You'll also need to consider the kind of racks used to mount the panels, inverters, solar batteries, etc. It's important to take all of this into consideration when looking into a solar system that's in your budget.
Solar Financing Terms
Most solar companies in White Settlement provide solar loans, which reduce your upfront costs of installing solar. However, the interest on solar loans also increases your all-in costs, so it's important to take that into consideration as well. You can always reduce the total you pay in interest and in some cases even your APR by making a larger down payment.
Solar Panel Installation Company
Finally, the company you opt for to install your solar panel system can influence your pricing. White Settlement's solar companies all have different labor costs and add varying upcharges to equipment. The size of the company sometimes plays the most considerable role in your costs. Larger national companies, like SunPro and Sunrun, often have lower pricing due to more resources and bulk pricing. Smaller local companies might be more costly, but they generally have better customer service and more customization options, and the occasional sale or promotion can bring their pricing lower to compete with bigger companies.
Solar Panel Cost Data by System Size
|System size||Cost per system watt||Solar system cost||25-Year savings||Payback period|
|6 kW||$2.80||$11,750||$17,413||10.1 years|
|8 kW||$2.74||$15,365||$23,519||9.9 years|
|10 kW||$2.69||$18,830||$29,775||9.7 years|
|12 kW||$2.64||$22,144||$36,182||9.5 years|
|14 kW||$2.58||$25,308||$42,740||9.3 years|
|16 kW||$2.53||$28,320||$49,448||9.1 years|
|18 kW||$2.47||$31,182||$56,307||8.9 years|
|20 kW||$2.42||$33,894||$63,317||8.7 years|
Solar Incentives in White Settlement
How to Save on Solar Panels
Since the type of solar panels and the installer you choose has an impact on your costs and your system's efficiency, production, and durability, it's important to select the right ones for you. Here are some tips to keep in mind to help with your decision:
- Reputation: Solar system installers that have great reviews from their customers and that have been in business for many years in most cases provide quality solar panel installation and expertise.
- Warranty: A quality company rises above other companies by providing the gold standard warranty — a 25-year, all-inclusive warranty covering parts, labor and performance.
- Solar Panel Brands: Not all solar installers carry the same brands of solar panels, so the brand and type of panel you want can play a substantial role in the company you opt for.
- Contract: Even though reading through a contract can take a lot of time, it's important to do it thoroughly so you can make sure you understand what services your solar company will provide and how part repairs and replacements will be handled.
EcoWatch's White Settlement, TX Solar Cost FAQs
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