Utah Solar Companies: 3 Things Prospects Must Consider

Utah Solar Companies
3 things to consider when choosing a Utah solar company

We all know solar’s numerous benefits. The question is how to ensure you are picking the company that is best for your residential solar needs.

3. Gauge the Qualitative Review Experience of Each Utah Solar Company

Like most investments, solar requires research, and of the ‘in-depth’ variety. Not only is it a significant monetary investment, but it’s also multifaceted.
Looking at the reviews for your top companies will help you have a realistic idea of their work. A four or five-star rating isn’t enough to encapsulate the entire experience. Gauging the content of the review will tell you a lot about what the company is good at and what they need to work on.
Things to look for in a review: 
    • Is the reviewer educated in the solar process, or are they complaining about standard procedure
    • Are the claims of foul play (if any exist) legitimized by multiple people sharing the same experience?
    • Are the existing positive reviews legitimate?
  • Were reviews given without incentive?
Your solar installed neighbors and friends may be able to also provide a quality gauge. However, even the most informed solar buyers can’t always recall exactly what lead them to choose their installer.
This is what makes customers like Steve Cummings an anomaly. He is able to recount what he loved most about Go Solar Group with relative ease in this video.

2. Understanding the Cost of Utah Home Solar Panels

Utah solar companies are not as subversive on price as most in the Beehive state might think. Price varients, from one home to the next, make it difficult to provide immediate quotes.
You can, however, still get a free non-abrasive quote. You just have to be willing to let the company put it together and present it to you.
There are a few key determinants for the typical Utah home. These include electric usage, panel specifications and the type of inverter needed.  
Why Electricity Usage is Vital

Your electricity usage is one of the biggest determinants of whether A) solar is worth it in Utah and B) how much money you can save by going solar. How much energy you use has nothing to do with the size of your home.

Rather, your usage is determined by the number of used appliances and people you have living in the home. Solar companies determine the size of system you will need off of your last year of usage.

Panel Specs and their Role in Solar Costs

Your panel can make a huge difference in your long-term savings. Paying a little more for a panel that gives you the most for your buck will save you down the road.

The wattage and type of panel will determine the efficiency of it. Go Solar Group uses 60 cell 315-watt monocrystalline Axitec panels with 18.44 percent efficiency.

Type of Inverter Needed
Your Utah solar company determines which inverter you’ll need based on the shading around your home. If you have a home that has complicated shading or space issues a string inverter may not meet your needs. You will have to consider if a microinverter or power optimizer is a better option
Go Solar Group uses the SolarEdge string inverter assisted by power optimizers. This string inverter combo help midigate production issues that arise from shading. 
The typical inverter will centralize your peak solar production hours during midday. Whereas, a SolarEdge will distribute usage potential more evenly throughout the day. Inverters are a huge component of how your solar panels work.

You Can Rely on a Solar Savings Calculator for a Loose Estimate

Many solar savings calculators have done prospects an unfortunate disservice. This is because they are unrealistic on what Google maps can calculate based on a home’s address.
Beware of solar savings calculators that claim they calculate azimuth and sunlight exposure. A site survey on your home’s plot of land is necessary for these measurements to be accurate.
If you’re going to use a Utah solar savings calculator, make sure you use one that is realistic about its ability. Savings calculators don’t account for things that calculate solar panel efficiency.
If you want a more in-depth savings calculation you need an in-person solar assessment. This assessment will account for the specifics of your home and will be close to the approved plans.

1. Going Solar in Utah

Yes, net metering returns have declined for Rocky Mountain Power customers. This, however, doesn’t justify maxing yourself out on a DIY solar project.
Although, their 1:1 return on excess generation no longer exists the 90 percent you do receive is still significant. And with solar backup you receive security that meets your needs.


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