Understanding the Real Cost of Solar

Determining the Actual Cost of Residential Solar Panels

When it comes to solar energy, there’s a ton of benefits, but there is also a tradeoff to consider. Essentially, you pay a bunch of money for a solar system now, but what you’re buying is a chance to save on your electricity bills for as long as your system lasts. So when does it all become worth the investment? At the end of the day, what is the real value of solar energy?

To answer that question, you first need to know how much your solar panel system will cost. Unfortunately, there is not one single answer to this question. If you have a larger house, then of course, you will need more solar panels. You may also choose to have fewer panels, knowing that you will absorb less energy. However, most solar arrays cost between 10,000 and 50,000 dollars, with the average falling between about 17,000 and 20,000.

Now that’s not the end of the story. You get federal tax credits for going solar, and there may be state incentives as well. All the credits and rebates could drop your system’s cost down to as little as 5,000 to 12,000 dollars. Read on to learn more about how to determine the real value of your solar system, before you make the investment.

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How to Tell If Your Solar Panels Are Working

Hey Solar Panels, Are You Still On Up There?

You’ve probably heard what a great investment solar panels are. For merely the cost of installing and maintaining your solar panel system, you essentially get free energy. If you’re being tortured by high electric bills every month, solar panels could be just what you need to get some relief.

But once the solar panels have been installed “up there,” how do you actually know if they’re working, and working at their full capacity? After all, you can’t see how well they are absorbing the sun’s rays – that’s just not possible with only your eyes. Well, never fear! There are several ways you can tell if your solar panels are working and if you’re getting your money’s worth. In this guide, we take a look at how to accomplish this task.

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