South Bend, WA Solar Panel Installation Guide

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South Bend Solar Installation 101

At Precision Solar, we are proud to provide state-of-the-art solar installation services for residents of South Bend and the surrounding Southwest Washington neighborhoods.

Let’s take a look at some solar basics specifically for South Bend.

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How Much Energy Does a Solar Panel Produce?

Most residential solar panels are rated between 250 and 400 watts, which means that is the amount of energy they can produce under perfect conditions. However, conditions in the real world are never going to be perfect, so you can generally expect your panels to produce about 90% of their rating at most.

A typical 5 kilowatt residential solar energy system involves somewhere between 12 and 20 solar panels depending on their rating, which will require about 400 square feet of roof space and can produce between 350 and 850 kilowatt-hours per month. The average American household uses about 890 kilowatt-hours per month, so a properly sized solar energy system can offset most if not all of your monthly energy usage.

Is Solar Worth It in South Bend?

It sure is in South Bend, WA. 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.

Despite the Pacific Northwest’s reputation for dreary and wet weather, solar energy can absolutely be worth it. The cost of solar equipment has dropped significantly in the last ten years while more and more incentives have been introduced to help mitigate the upfront costs of going solar. Adding solar energy to your home can benefit you in many ways, including by drastically reducing your monthly energy bills, increasing the value of your home, and reducing your carbon footprint.

Read More: A Quick Overview of WA Solar Incentives

Why Choose Precision Solar?

One of the best ways to choose a reputable company is to first look at their online reviews on a third party platform like Google or Yelp. These reviews can help you select a solar company that treats their customers well, provides stellar products and service, and has a solid reputation of excellence. At Precision Solar, our reviews speak for themselves because our customers are our top priority and their satisfaction is our goal.

Plus, we are a local solar company which means that we are familiar with Southwest Washington’s weather and environmental conditions that can impact solar production, and we have expert knowledge of the local permitting system and solar energy regulations. We treat our customers like our neighbors because often, they are our neighbors!

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We understand that adding solar energy to your home is a significant investment and that you need to know all of the facts before making a decision. That’s why we offer free solar energy audits where we look at your specific situation and provide all the pertinent details and options so you can make a confident, informed decision. Contact us at Precision Solar today to get started!

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