Long Beach WA Solar Installation Guide

Dive into our Long Beach WA Solar Guide to unlock solar incentives, understand energy production, and get a free solar audit for 2024.
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Long Beach Solar Installation 101

At Precision Solar, we are proud to serve our Long Beach community and the surrounding Southwest Washington area with cutting-edge solar technology and expert installation service

As such, we strive to provide useful and easy-to-understand information about solar options for Long Beach homeowners.

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How Much Energy Does a Solar Panel Produce?

The exact amount of energy that a solar panel produces depends on its wattage rating as well as environmental factors like shading, mounting angle, and so forth. 

Most residential solar panels are rated between 250 and 400 watts, but they will only produce that much power in perfect laboratory settings. Realistically, you can expect to get roughly up to 90% of the panel’s rating.

To put this into scale, let’s look at an average home solar energy system. The typical American household consumes about 890 kilowatt-hours per month and the average 5-kilowatt solar energy system produces between 350 and 850 kilowatt-hours in that same time period. A

5 kilowatt (or 5,000 watts) system will require between 12 and 20 solar panels depending on their rating, and approximately 400 square feet of angled south-facing roof space.

Is Solar Worth It in Long Beach?

Solar can definitely be worth it in Long Beach, Washington.

As we showed in the example above, a typical home solar energy system can nearly completely offset the average monthly energy consumption for an American household, which will drastically reduce your monthly energy bills. 

Solar can also increase the value of your home significantly and it has environmental benefits as well. The cost of solar equipment has dropped in recent years, while solar incentives further aid the affordability of solar.

2024 WA Solar Incentives

These are the three biggest 2024 solar incentives for Long Beach residents:

  • Federal Investment Tax Credit for Solar – This nationwide incentive means you can deduct 30% of the total cost of your solar energy system from your federal tax liability amount. If the savings exceeds your liability amount, you can roll it over to the following year.
  • Washington Solar Sales Tax Exemption – For systems less than 100 kilowatts in size (essentially all home solar energy systems), you are exempt from paying state and local sales and use taxes on the equipment, which automatically saves you at least 6.5%.
  • Net Energy Metering – A net meter measures the flow of energy in two directions – from your home to the grid and vice versa. This allows you to “sell” excess energy from your solar energy system to the grid, essentially banking it for later use which helps keep your energy costs low throughout the whole year.

Why Choose Precision Solar?

At Precision Solar, our customer reviews speak for themselves on third-party platforms like Google and Yelp.

We strive to provide the best possible products and stellar service while building lasting relationships with our customers and reinforcing our reputation for excellence.

Being a local solar company also makes us uniquely qualified to address the challenges that come with installing solar energy systems in the Southwest Washington area.

For instance, we know that the winter days are very short and often gloomy so we design systems that are ultra-efficient and sized accordingly, and we know that salty air can wreak havoc on normal solar panel mounting systems. Because of these local factors, we used specialized gear that won’t corrode.

Finally, we are intimately familiar with the permitting process and solar energy regulations in our beautiful corner of Washington.

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Going solar is a big decision, so we offer a free solar energy audit to provide you with all the details specific to your exact situation and location. Contact us at Precision Solar today to get started!

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