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Solar panel cost, Warranties, and troubleshooting

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  • How much do solar panels cost?

    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.

  • What happens when my solar panels are completely snow-covered this winter?
    Snow typically melts off of solar panels within 24-48 hours.
  • How soon can I expect my solar panels to last?
    Most solar panels have a 25-year production warranty and have the potential to continue to produce electricity even longer.
  • What if my home is in the shade?
    We use drones to run a full shade analysis during the assessment process.
  • Will I need to replace my roof?
    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.
  • How will I know if my panels are working?
    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.
  • What Are the Benefits of Solar Panel Installation?
    Solar panel installation can help you save money on your electricity bills, increase your home value, and decrease your carbon footprint, contributing to a more sustainable environment.
  • What sets current electric apart in the solar panel installation industry?
    Current Electric has been at the forefront of solar power and cutting-edge technology since the early 2000s. With hundreds of installations, their team is dedicated to providing top-notch products and installation services, owning all aspects of the process from permitting to inspections.
  • How Can Solar Panel Installation Benefit the Environment?
    Solar panel installation decreases your carbon footprint, reduces reliance on non-renewable energy sources, and contributes to a more sustainable and eco-friendly energy generation.
  • What Should I Consider Before Getting a Solar Panel Installation?
    Before getting a solar panel installation, consider factors such as your energy consumption, available space for panels, and any potential shading or obstructions on your property.
  • What Are the Signs that Indicate the Need for An Electrical Panel Upgrade?
    Signs that indicate the need for an electrical panel upgrade include frequently tripping breakers, flickering lights, burning smells near the panel, and the use of outdated fuse boxes. It's important to have a professional electrician assess your electrical panel to determine if an upgrade is necessary.
  • Are There Any Safety Concerns Associated with An Outdated Electrical Panel?
    Yes, outdated electrical panels can pose safety hazards such as electrical fires, electrocution, and damage to connected appliances and devices. It's crucial to have a qualified electrician inspect and upgrade your electrical panel to ensure the safety of your property.

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