Question

We want to install solar panels on our home. How much will it cost and how can I find out more?

Asked by Randy Thompson
Afton, WY

5,500 square foot home, facing west; elevation about 6,800 feet.

Answer

Jason Kliwinski

Answered by Jason Kliwinski

Lambertville, NJ

The Green Living and Building Center

November 19, 2010

The cost of solar can vary by region significantly.

I would recommend contacting local solar installers for a free evaluation. The evaluation should tell you:

  • size of the system,
  • installation cost,
  • available incentives, and
  • payback.

If you can't find a local vendor, I can complete this evaluation for you remotely.

 

For more information:

Read Anthony Addesso's Q&A "I want to convert to solar energy. Where do I start?"

Also, read Christine and Robert Boles's Q&A "How much will it cost to install solar panels on my 2,000-sq.-ft. home in San Francisco?"

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