Ilwaco WA Solar Panel Install Guide

Navigate the benefits of solar panel installation in Ilwaco WA. Learn about the latest 2024 solar incentives and request your complimentary solar audit today.
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Ilwaco Solar Panel Installation 101

At Precision Solar, we are proud to be the leading solar panel installation contractor in Southwest Washington. Let’s talk specifically about solar panels in Ilwaco, WA.

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How Much Energy Does a Solar Panel Produce?

This depends on the size of panel you select as well as the real-world operating conditions at your home

Most residential solar panels have a rating of between 250 and 400 watts, which means that’s how many watts they produce under perfect conditions in a lab setting. Of course, actual conditions are rarely perfect, which means your panels will realistically produce less than their rating.

The average American household uses about 890 kilowatt-hours per month. The standard home solar energy system is about 5 kilowatts (5,000 watts – so roughly between 12 and 20 standard size panels), which covers around 400 square feet of roof space and produces somewhere between 350 and 850 kilowatt-hours per month.

Is Solar Worth It in Ilwaco?

It sure is in Ilwaco! 

The price of solar energy equipment has dropped drastically in the last decade and there has been an increase in solar incentives, which have the combined effect of making solar quite affordable. 

Going solar allows you to:

  1. greatly reduce your monthly energy bill,
  2. reduce your carbon footprint, and
  3. even increase the value of your home.

WA State Solar Incentives for 2024

Speaking of incentives, here are a few big ones that are available to any homeowner in Ilwaco who installs a new solar energy system:

  • Federal Investment Tax Credit for Solar – This federal incentive allows you to deduct 30% of the total cost of your solar energy system installation from your federal tax liability amount.
  • Washington Solar Sales Tax Exemption – All equipment for solar energy systems smaller than 100 kW is exempt from state and local sales and use taxes, which is automatic savings of at least 6.5%.
  • Net Energy Metering – Net metering essentially allows you to sell excess energy that your panels produce to your utility company. You will be compensated in the form of credits on your utility account which you can use against your power bill or roll over to subsequent months. This allows you to bank power and makes solar energy feasible year-round, even in Washington.

Why Choose Precision Solar?

In order to choose a solar company in the Ilwaco area, it’s important to first look at customer reviews to determine which companies are credible, provide excellent products and service, and treat their customers well. Third-party review sites like Google can also be helpful for finding reputable companies. 

At Precision Solar, our customers are our family, so we do everything we can to ensure a positive experience, which you can see reflected in our reviews.

Additionally, it’s extra important to shop local for solar installation, because local solar installers will be familiar with the unique weather and environmental concerns of the area as well as with local regulations and permitting processes.

Our Precision Solar team specializes in solar energy systems that are designed for maximum efficiency to work with the sometimes gloomy Pacific Northwest climate and to withstand the salty coastal environment without corroding. We live and work here too and are intimately acquainted with the specific challenges our region presents.

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Get Started Today!

We know that it can be a stressful decision to choose a solar company for your investment, or even to find quality service, which is why we offer free solar energy audits.

In your audit, we will look at your specific situation and provide you with every possible detail that will help you make an informed decision about your investment in solar power. Contact us at Precision Solar today to get started!

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