QUALITY SOLAR SYSTEMS START WITH QUALITY PRODUCTS
Creating a high output, the durable solar system requires utilizing the highest quality products. So what does it cost to go solar? The answer depends on several factors, including home size, lifestyle preferences, and energy needs. We include all considerations while estimating and designing your system and walk you through the details to make sure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.
Factors Affecting The Cost of Your Solar System
You might be surprised to discover that the size of your home has very little to do with how much energy you consume. Lifestyle, family size, and your home’s overall efficiency all have a significant effect on how much energy you end up buying from your utility. Our free consultation is when we gather all this information and design an optimal solar PV system around your annual energy consumption.
Cost of Panels and Materials
- Labor for Installation
- Permit Fees and Administration Costs
- Financing Options
- Incentives and Rebates
How To Determine Your Home’s Wattage
Finding out how much wattage, or power, your home needs to run all appliances and systems, gives you a good idea of the amount of power your solar system will need to produce.
For the state of Texas, you can start by finding your annual kWh usage. Most bills show a graph on them or if you are in a deregulated area then you can go to www.smartmetertexas.com. Determine the annual kWh and then divide that number by 1.5. This will give you an approximate estimate of the number of watts you will need to offset your bill.
12,000 kWh / 1.5 = 8,000 watts
The range of price per watt to install solar panels in Texas is $3.20 – $3.55/watt (after tax credits). So, you can then multiply the 8,000 watts by the price per watt, or $3.55 x 8,000 = $28,400.
If you don’t want to do all the math yourself, no problem. Check out our solar panel calculator for an accurate estimate.
Reduce Your Cost to Go Solar
The great news is that there are many ways to lower the cost of your solar system with rebates, financing and tax incentives! Review city, county, and federal tax incentives to see how you can save on your solar panel price.