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Solar panels produce power for you
Solar panels installed on your roof, or placed on mounts, can harness the sun’s energy so your solar energy system’s inverter can generate clean power in the form of watts that you can then use to power your home. Excess watts of energy are sent to your electric utility’s power grid, and a net meter device installed in your home tracks how much energy you draw from and send to the grid. You can then receive energy credits for the solar panel energy you sent, and those save you money on your electric bill. You could even store these excess watts in a home battery to use later. Talk about a bright idea!
Not only that, but there are different types of solar panels that fit different types of budgets. There are polycrystalline panels for those looking to save money. Polycrystalline panels are the bluer solar cells that look like they have a shiny confetti in them. And there are monocrystalline panels for those willing to spend more for greater efficiency. These are the black panels that have the corners cut off their cells.
Choose how you pay for solar panels
Want to make the leap to solar panels but unsure how to pay for it? No problem! At Vivint Solar, we offer different affordable payment options to make sure the price you pay each month for your solar panels works with your budget.
Take advantage of tax credits and incentives by owning your own solar panel system, or put no money down and save up to 20 percent* on your electric utility rate through a solar panel lease or power purchase agreement.
Shop our solar panel plans to see which of our four options is right for you: Solar Purchase, Solar Loan, Solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), or Solar Lease.
How to get started with solar panels
Making the switch to solar panel power is easy when you have the experts on your side. We begin by evaluating your energy needs and determining your solar panel energy output potential. Our solar design team then creates a custom solar panel system to fit your home, and one of our customer success managers handles all of the permits and paperwork for your city and utility company.
When installation day arrives, we provide your solar panels and install them in a matter of hours. We’re happy to answer all of your questions along the way, giving you peace of mind and complete understanding about the investment you’re making in your system and in your future.
How much do solar panels cost?
Even if you’re sold on solar panels for their clean energy and utility cost savings, you may still have one big question: What’s this system going to cost me? You’re concerned about the price, and we are too — that is, we’re concerned about making sure you know and are comfortable with the price before you take any steps toward installation.
When it comes to solar panels, there’s no single price or one-size-fits-all solution because each home is different. That’s why we offer free consultations to determine your energy needs, energy-generating potential, and anticipated energy cost savings before calculating a price quote.
Go solar and lower your electric bill!
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*On average, solar panel PPAs and leases can reduce electric bills relative to current utility rates. Individual customer’s savings will vary by utility, system production, energy consumption habits, equipment type, weather, and other factors. We do not not guarantee savings on a (i) customer’s energy costs, (ii) the existence of or pricing associated with a utility’s net metering program, (iii) the pricing of a utility’s residential rates, or (iv) the availability of any local, state, or federal incentives or tax credits.