Solar Panels in Reno NV: Understanding the Investment

Solar Panels Reno NV
Solar panels in Reno NV

Finding solar panel pricing, on Reno company websites, can be difficult to come by. When they are posted they are often in the form of a solar estimation calculator.

These calculators, however, are not accurate. Taking time with the quotation process will benefit the customer in the long run. 

As a Reno solar installer, Go Solar Group commonly hears the following questions from solar prospects:

Why aren’t there more specific prices on your website?

Are you not listing the actual price because you don’t want to scare people away with the actual cost of going solar in Reno?

Do you not list solar cell prices because they are subject to change with tax incentives and rebates? 

The answer to these questions is a resounding no. However, each lends itself to an aspect of solar this is often misunderstood: Solar quotes that solar companies have taken time to calculate are often better for the customer.

If a quote from a Reno solar panel company comes quickly without conducting an in-person assessment or gathering energy consumption habits, the quote is not accurate. Sure, another solar vendor may be able to provide a ‘quote’ quicker, but if it was given within a couple of seconds it’s just an arbitrary number.  

Having rooftop solar installed is a complex process that is made far simpler by involving solar professionals. Reno solar panel quotes are part of this process.

Although customers have much less to consider than the solar company, there’s a gamut of evaluations needed to ensure the best return on investment.

It takes time to undergo the solar process. However, in the long run, customers are glad they let their Reno solar installers do their due diligence instead of getting a quick estimate. 

Although the consumer in everyone would like solar panels to be placed on the shelves at WalMart at a fixed price, that will likely never be the case  (at least for the ones worth buying). Although it seems like an inconvenience, remember, it’s to your benefit. 

Are the solar panel quote givers to blame? Not really. Although it may appear they are trying to sidestep the hard-to-have conversations, regarding price, there are a few other items needed before solar companies can provide an accurate solar quote. Below is a step-by-step break down of how a solid quote from a full-service company benefits the customer. 

Step 1: Finding Reno Solar Panel Quotes

Every solar install is unique. The solar assessment sheds light on the role customization can play in having solar installed.

This is the first step to discovering the possibilities of a customized solar array. This is primarily because no solar install is a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution. Every home is unique, and the assessment shows why.

The solar assessment is the first step to understanding the more complex parts of how solar will integrate with the home, and what the array will ultimately end up looking like. 

Along with providing visual insight into what solar will look like and how shading will impact the customized solution, this is the stage in the solar adoption process that opens the door to truly accurate Reno solar panel quotes.

If a solar provider is fair and efficient, they’ll provide the solar assessment for free. Residential solar providers that are worth using have enough confidence in their product that they don’t need to charge for a quote.

This stage is also where the Reno solar installer will use software like Aurora to verify their inclinations regarding roof pitch, shading, and where modules will fit on the home. 

Step 2: Understanding Nevada Solar Power Incentives

Solar panel quotes require customers to understand the financial programs involved. These include payment plan options and what they entail, tax incentives and NV Energy Rebates. 

Customers can avoid the stress of having to figure this out on their own when they get a customized solar quote. This is because a solar representative hand delivers the quote, explains it and answers any questions about it. 

Step 3: Observing the Install Team

The installation is the easiest part, but it can turn into a real pain if a full-service residential solar provider hasn’t been selected. Otherwise, this is where a lot of the work will begin for the solar company. 

In addition to handling all the steps in the install, full-service means offering top-tier, 25-year warranties on panel production and maintenance. This includes any other solar array services needed post-install. When looking for Reno solar panel quotes, be sure to ask about post-install processes.

After taking the time to compare several quotes it is time to make a decision. Once that decision is made the customer can then start the process of installing solar.


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