The prices of solar panel technologies continue to become much more accessible to more Golden, CO homeowners because of the increasing competition between numerous manufacturers. All solar technology manufacturers have varying solar panel performances, but all of them contribute to the market's improvement.
You will surely have found rave reviews for some brands, such as the LG NeON 2 and R-series, and want to use them for your roof. To make sure you have an excellent solar panel roofing performance, make sure you ask the solar panel manufacturer about their recommended solar panel installation specialists.
Solar technologies can only perform as effectively as the way they're installed. Solar panel installation specialists in Golden, CO, know the best way to determine the angle that maximizes your solar panel's performance. In addition, most of them have long-term experience working with both roofs and residential construction. For example, Roper Roofing and Solar is an experienced team of roofing and solar panel installation specialists.
Solar energy is a worthwhile investment for residential properties if you can maximize its performance. Even Investopedia recommends homes across the country use solar technologies and even use it as a semi-passive income source.
Solar Power for the Home: Costs
Solar power is capital intensive, and the main cost of owning a system comes upfront when buying the equipment. The solar module will almost certainly represent the largest single component of the overall expense.
Other equipment necessary for installation includes an inverter (to turn the direct current produced by the panel into the alternating current used by household appliances), metering equipment (if it is necessary to see how much power is produced), and various housing components along with cables and wiring gear.
Some homeowners also consider battery storage. Historically, batteries have been prohibitively expensive and unnecessary if the utility pays for excess electricity that is fed into the grid (see below). The installation labor cost must also be factored in.
In addition to installation costs, there are some further costs associated with operating and maintaining a PV solar array. Aside from cleaning the panels regularly, inverters and batteries (if installed) generally need replacement after several years of use.
While the above costs are relatively straightforward—often a solar installation company can quote a price for these for a homeowner—determining subsidies available from the government and/or your local utility can prove more of a challenge. Government incentives change often, but historically, the U.S. government has allowed a tax credit of up to 30% of the system's cost. (Continue reading here to learn more about all the U.S. incentive programs available)
Always remember, if you have yet to find a reliable solar panel installation and roofing specialist, you can always count on us at Roper Roofing and Solar for all your needs. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you.