Ocean Park, WA Solar Panel Installation

Embark on your solar journey in Ocean Park WA with our 2024 guide to solar panel installation, energy cost savings, and local incentives. Schedule your free solar energy audit with Precision Solar today!
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Ocean Park Solar Installation 101

We at Precision Solar are proud to offer cutting-edge solar technology and premier installation services to the Ocean Park community and the surrounding Southwest Washington area. 

In this article, we’ll share the basics of solar for Ocean Park residents.

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How Much Energy Does a Solar Panel Produce?

Solar panel production depends mainly on the wattage rating of the panel – typically between 250 and 400 watts – as well as environmental factors like shading, tilt angle, the cleanliness of the panels, and so forth. 

The wattage rating indicates how much power the panels will produce under perfect conditions, but you can realistically expect about 90% of the rating at most in real-world conditions.

Let’s look at an example for some perspective. The average American household consumes about 890 kilowatt-hours per month, and a typical 5 kilowatt residential solar energy system can generate anywhere from 350 to 850 kilowatt-hours per month depending on the season and environment. 

This typically sized setup can require anywhere from 12 to 20 panels depending on their wattage rating and will take up at least 400 square feet of space – ideally on a sloped, south-facing portion of your roof.

Is Solar Worth It in Ocean Park?

Regardless of the Pacific Northwest’s reputation for rain and clouds, solar energy is actually a viable option in Ocean Park thanks in part to our long, sunny summer days and the advancement of solar technology that means energy can be generated even on overcast days.

Adding solar energy to your home can:

  1. dramatically reduce your monthly energy bill,
  2. increase the value of your home significantly, and
  3. reduce your carbon footprint and dependence on fossil fuels.

2024 Solar Incentives in Ocean Park

The cost of solar equipment has dropped steeply in the last decade which, combined with the following Washington State solar incentives, makes solar energy actually quite an affordable investment.

Federal Solar Tax Credit

This federal incentive allows you to deduct 30% of the total cost of installing your new solar energy system from your federal tax liability amount and even allows you to roll over the remaining credit to subsequent years as long as the incentive is active.

Washington Solar Sales Tax Exemption

 If your solar energy system is less than 100 kilowatts (essentially guaranteed for residential systems), you do not have to pay sales and use taxes on any of the equipment or components, which instantly saves you at least 6.5%.

Net Energy Metering in WA

With net metering, you can essentially bank the power that your solar energy system produces with your utility company so that no energy goes to waste and you can keep your energy costs low throughout the year.

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Why Choose Precision Solar?

Our customer reviews speak for themselves because we at Precision Solar are committed to excellence. 

We provide the best possible products and impeccable customer service because our customers are our top priority. Since we are a local solar company, many of our customers are in fact our neighbors, and we treat them as such!

Being local also means that we are familiar with the unique challenges and requirements of solar installation in our coastal Pacific Northwest region. Short and dreary winter days mean that systems must be extra efficient and larger than those in very sunny places, and the salty ocean air means that we use special mounting gear that won’t corrode.

We are also very familiar with the local regulations regarding solar energy and the required permitting processes.

Go Solar With Precision Solar!

We know that investing in solar energy for your home is a big commitment, which is why we offer a free solar energy audit to help you make an informed, confident decision. Contact us today to get started!

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