Cost of Solar
The Costs of Average Solar Installation
While some customers want to replace all their utility electric costs with Clean Solar Energy, most of our customers try to replace 30-50% of their electric costs using Solar Panels. The average size of a North Carolina installation, assuming enough roof space, is a 4 to 6 KW system. The average KWH usage in North Carolina can be estimated at 12,000 KWH per year but varying significantly with larger households and excessive air conditioning use.
This typical system of 4 to 6 KW might cost $27,000 to $36,000 but the out of pocket costs after all the Federal, State, and Local incentives can bring those costs down to $12,000-15,000 and save the homeowner $800-$1200 per year in energy costs at today’s energy costs. And with all that is going on in the world, who knows what those costs will be in the future? You can lock in your cost is a Safe, Clean Solar Installation today and help the planet at the same time.
How Much Clean Solar Energy can an Average Solar Installation Produce for you?
A typical 6 KW Solar Installation produces 6 KW on a clear sunny day in one hour. For the full period of the maximum sunlight, the system may produce up to 36 KW in a single day. Of course, clouds, rain, or shade can impact what energy your solar installation can produce. Our experienced Solar installers will do a real survey of your roof and know accurately what your system is likely to produce! And since we use all the latest technologies, you will get the maximum energy production from your system and be able to monitor that production with our Solar Energy Monitoring System. (See our demonstration of the MicroInverter monitoring system on our Systems page.
How Much of your Electric Bill do you want to Replace with Solar?
The size of system you want on your home depends on the amount of electricity from the Utility company you want to replace with Solar Energy. It is possible to replace 100% of your current Utility usage with Solar but that usually means a large system with many panels and inverters. (And with electric cars coming, you may need extra power from your Solar System!) The Solar System size is limited only by your roof size and budget. Most homes cannot support the 100% system of electricity from Solar. We try to get to at least 50% of your utility bill replaced by cheap clean Solar Energy. What happens is that when your Solar System is making great power, you send your excess electricity to the Utility Company and they send it back when you need it!
Costs & Savings
Incentives for solar energy systems
Tax credit: 30% of cost with no upper limit. Expires Dec. 31, 2016.
Includes: Photovoltaic panels, water heaters, attic fans and air warmers.
Tax Credit: 35% up to $10,500 for price of Solar Installation system.