Wasatch Solar


Wasatch Solar

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Wasatch Solar

How much do solar panels cost to install? The average cost to install solar is around $4 a watt so a 1kW system would cost around $4,000 depending on other factors. A Typical home needs anywhere from 3-5kW system to fully cover it's electrical needs. You would then take out Federal tax incentive of 30% and State 25% plus any other incentives. How much energy does a solar PV system create? A 1kW system in Utah will create an average of 1,400kWh's which would save you around $130 a year on your power bill with todays rates. A typical size system at 3kW would save you over $400 per year. Break that down monthly and it would lower your monthly bill close to $36 a month. What is the payback period when you install solar? A typical payback period in Utah after incentives on a solar installation should take under 10 years depending on rate hikes. That seems like a long time but most solar panels have a 25 year warranty and can last 30 years plus. Solar is an investment just like any other investment, it takes time but well worth the wait. Doesn't Utah have tiered pricing for electricity? Utah does have different pricing when you use more energy. Going solar can cut your costs even more if you get your bill below the additional tiered pricing costs. How do you figure out what size system should be installed? There are many factors that are looked at when sizing a system? First is your electrical usage over 1 or 2 years. You will want to look at how energy efficient your home is. Small changes can lower your electrical usage.


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Noah Roberts NABCEP PV Installation Professional (# 042013-110) Noah has a deep passion for the Solar industry and is dedicated to bringing solar to as many consumers as possible while doing it at a reasonable price. While growing his company he is working on obtaining his Energy Management degree from Salt Lake Community College. He is a certified HERS and BPI rater and plans to continue his education in this ever so emerging field. His goal is to help people save money while in turn create more jobs in Utah.

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