Frequently Asked Questions
SOLAR Energy FAQs
Solar panel cost, Warranties, and troubleshooting
Q: How much do solar panels cost?
A: On average, residential solar panel systems range anywhere from $15,000 to $30,000 depending on size and complexity of the system. This includes solar panel costs, labor costs (installation and design), wiring and electrical components as well as any extra equipment needed for your solar energy system.
The solar panel cost is usually around $2-$4 per watt of electricity produced by your solar panels. For example, a 5kW solar power system would likely cost between $10-20K for just the solar panels alone. The labor costs for installation will depend on how much work needs to be done in preparing the space for installation and setting up the solar panels. This could be anywhere from $2,000 - $5,000 depending on the size of your solar system and any additional components that need to be added.
Then there are extra costs involved for wiring and electrical components such as disconnects, breakers and other necessary items. These will run you about $1,500 - $3,000 on average for a total solar installation cost of around $15-30K.
At the end of the day, solar panel installation is an investment that can pay off in big savings over time. The key is to do research ahead of time and find a reputable provider who can provide you with an accurate cost estimations and a trustworthy reputation. This way, you can make sure that you get the best deal and value for your money.
Need to know more about the pros and cons of solar panel installation? We've got you covered.
Q: What happens when my solar panels are completely snow-covered this winter?
A: Snow typically melts off of solar panels within 24-48 hours.
Q: How soon can I expect my solar panels to last?
A: Most solar panels have a 25-year production warranty and have the potential to continue to produce electricity even longer.
Q: What if my home is in the shade?
A: We use drones to run a full shade analysis during the assessment process.
Q: Will I need to replace my roof?
A: We will do a structural analysis before installation. If a new roof is recommended, we can help connect you with a roofing expert in your area.
Q: How will I know if my panels are working?
A: Depending on your solar system, we can often set you up with an app that will allow you to monitor your energy production from anywhere. We will also continue to monitor your system.
If you still have a burning question we didn't answer here, give us a call at (262) 214-5598 or contact us online today to talk to a solar installation specialist!
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