U.S. ENACTS TARIFF ON SOLAR PANELS
U.S. residential solar has experienced many fluctuations based on regulations and politics at the state and federal level, so much so that those who’ve been in the industry long enough affectionately refer to it as the “solar coaster.” As a solar installation company with 17 years of experience, SolarTech has weathered many different regulatory changes and endured the utility’s fight to undermine the value of solar. While we try to avoid the political discourse, we do want to properly educate our current and future customers about what these changes mean and how they impact the cost and value of their solar investments.
Solar Cost Breakdown
The analysis below represents system costs for a residential solar energy system with imported solar panels. This data is provided by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (with adjustments for Southern California). Typical system cost increases are only about 6%. To put this in perspective, installing solar will cost about as much as it did at the beginning of 2017, pushing back against the trend of decreasing prices over the past few years.
Total System Cost: $3.00/watt
Solar Panel Cost: $0.50/watt
Total System Cost: $3.17/watt
Solar Panel Cost: $0.65/watt
YOU’RE SAFE WITH SOLARTECH & SUNPOWER
SolarTech provides the best value and best pricing for quality solar products. While other installers are using this big news as an opportunity to charge customers more, we are committed to keeping our costs low with our professional staff and efficient installation process. SunPower has also announced that they will not be raising prices in response to the solar trade tariff. As other manufacturers raise prices, you’ll now be able to get premium SunPower panels at about the same price as some inferior imports.