You will have choices to make and you want your money to go as far as possible, so it pays to know the areas that can significantly impact the price tag on your system. Without a doubt, the most expensive part of the system is the solar panels. Here you have a variety of choices. Please see the knowledge base article on the different types of solar panels to understand your options.
Your choice on inverters will also impact the price tag significantly. For instance, opting for microinverters over string inverters will be more expensive because of the sheer quantity of devices to install and wire as well as the more expensive price tag on the components. The knowledgebase article on inverters will also be instructive in helping you select the right technology for your application.
The solar panel mounting system is another area that will impact the price. Choosing to put the system on the ground vs. rooftop might increase the price tag on smaller systems because of the additional foundations and dirt work required. If you have options on where to place the array, then the value of the energy production will need to be weighed against the cost to determine the best scenario.
Some things are beyond your control, so take note if you have the following site conditions and know that there may be additional costs associated with these items.
Steep slope to the roof
Clay or slate roof tiles
Rocky soil for ground mount
Excessive distances required for electrical tie-in.
Electrical upgrades required to meet code
Take heart if any of these items apply to you. Axium solar is one of the most experienced solar contractors in Texas and knows how to work with these circumstances to save you the most money possible.
As you can see, the cost to go solar has many variables. Feel free to print out the Questions To Ask a Solar Installer and use it as your guide when you begin your solar journey.