So you are thinking you want a solar electric system for your home or small business. You are wondering what comes next. Here are some tips on how to shop for your own solar electric system and some information on:
You are most likely a candidate for your own solar electric system. Factors such as roof pitch and the exact direction your house faces do affect the efficiency of your solar electric system, but not as much as you think. Almost every structure has part of their roof where a solar electric system will work for them.
One major factor that affects your solar electric system is shade. Just a little bit of shade during the middle of the day affects the production of electricity greatly. Just because you have one tree doesn’t eliminate you, but if you are in deep woods, you are likely not a candidate.
Another factor that could affect your candidacy for a solar electric system is the condition of your roof. If you need a new roof, you will want to do it in conjunction with buying your solar electric system. Green Street Solar can give you tips in that process as well and can identify if your roof is in need of repair.
Lastly, your budget affects your candidacy for your own solar electric system. Please see the section on pricing that follows.
There are several factors that affect your net price for a solar electric system:
Where you live matters because different states and different counties have different rebates and incentives.
A typical solar electric system in Maryland will cost the home or business owner between $12,000 and $20,000 after rebates and incentives. Return times are roughly the same for recouping your initial investment, as the more expensive system earns more credits and produces more electricity than the smaller one.
A typical solar electric system in Delaware will cost the home or business owner between $10,000 and $15,000 after rebates and incentives. Return times are roughly the same for recouping your initial investment, as the more expensive system earns more credits and produces more electricity than the smaller one.
Your utility company matters in Delaware because the Delaware grant program is funded through the individual electricity providers. The terms of the refunds and the length of the rebates vary from utility to utility.
Some physical characteristics of your property may affect the price of an installed system. If you have a unique characteristic like a tile or slate roof, the racking system is installed differently and much more labor is required, affecting your overall price. If trees need to be trimmed or cleared to ensure efficiency, this also can affect your total system price.
We know our prices are the most competitive in the Mid-Atlantic region.. If you find a comparable quote for an identical residential solar electric system, we will match the price and do our best to gain you as our customer.