Solar energy is the most plentiful resource that we have. And it is completely renewable. It’s no wonder that more and more people are making the decision to convert their homes to a solar energy system. But when you decide to go solar…what exactly do you look for? Should you just pull out your laptop and start searching for the cost of solar panels? After all, a solar conversion is just putting some panels on your roof, right?
Research is Key
There’s quite a bit more to a solar energy system than just a few solar panels, but they are a major part of it. While it’s a good idea to do your research before making an investment, there are a few things to remember. Costs can differ throughout the country. And some states offer tax incentives that may offset your cost quite a bit.
The biggest thing to remember when looking at solar panels is that you don’t just measure their worth in the dollars that you’ll spend to purchase them. You also have to take into account the value that they’ll bring your home. When your solar consultant comes to visit they will help you decide how big your system should be and how many watts of power your household needs in order to operate. The total cost of your system divided by the number of watts that it has the capacity to generate tells you the value per watt.
Cost Per Watt
If you spend $18,000 on your system and it has a capacity of 6,000 watts then your cost is $3 per watt. If you Google the cost of a solar panel system you’ll find that the average cost in the United States is between $2.58 and $3.38 per watt. How much your system will be depends on how many solar panels and how much capacity you’ll need. That is determined by many factors like how big your house is, whether or not you have other buildings on your property that you want to power, and if you have a swimming pool that you want to heat.
We Can Help!
You don’t have to be a mathematician to determine whether or not you’ll get value from going solar. There is no question that you WILL save money. But how much depends on the decisions that we will help you make. When you decide to go solar with Aurora Energy, we’ll send one of our friendly solar consultants to your home to design a system to meet your family’s specific needs. They’ll determine how big a system you’ll need and go over all of your options with you.
All you have to do to get started is to make that appointment. You can set up a time to have your home evaluated right now! Visit our Facebook page to see testimonials from some of our satisfied customers and then let us help you become the next one!