“How much is solar?” is typically the first question of someone who is interested in solar asks first. The truth is, there are a few factors that will affect the price of your solar system. Understanding these factors will help you to budget and plan for the solar system that is best for you. Here are three factors that can impact the price of your solar system.

Mount System

The first factor you need to consider is where you want to put the panels on your property. You have the option of either putting them on your roof or the ground. Roof-mount systems are installed on your existing roof and can be a good option for those with a smaller budget. On the other hand, ground-mount systems can be a good option for those who have more ground space, but it will cost more at first.

Mounting and Racking

Your total cost is also affected by the mounting and racking of the panels. Ground-mount systems require more expensive mounting and racking than roof-mount systems.

Size of System

The next factor to think about is the size of your solar system. The bigger your solar system is, the more it will cost. However, a larger array will make more energy and help you save more money in the long run. It’s important to find the right balance between the size of your system and your budget.

Additional Costs

In addition, there are other costs associated with your solar system. This includes the cost of the solar panels themselves, the cost of the inverter (that converts the energy into usable power), and the cost of installation.

Lastly, different states and cities have different regulations and incentives for solar power. This also impacts the cost of your solar system. It’s a good idea to research solar policies and incentives in your area to get a better understanding of the costs and benefits associated with solar power.

In summary, a few factors can change the total cost of your solar system. By understanding these factors and working with a reputable solar contractor, you can plan and budget accordingly with them and find a solar system that fits your needs and your property.


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Check out the Frequently Asked Questions section on our Solar page here: https://wescominc.com/solar-installation/.


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