For most homeowners and businesses thinking about going solar, the primary motivation is savings. Installing solar panels can help you dramatically reduce your monthly utility bill and lower your carbon footprint (i.e. environmental savings).
As discussed in earlier installments of this series, there are many factors that go into savings, including:
- Customer Service
But price is another big component as well. After all, you don’t want to pay more money upfront than you absolutely need to, right?
And yet, as a general rule, we encourage our customers not to become too focused on upfront costs.
For starters, it’s possible to receive a brand-new solar PV installation absolutely free. With solar leases you usually pay nothing upfront. But believe it or not, you can do even better than that.
What’s better than a 100% free solar PV installation?
How about decades and decades of free electricity – even as utility rates continue to skyrocket.
This is the beauty of true solar ownership (via cash or loans).
Rather than rent your energy, you produce it. And over the course of the next 25 to 40 years, you’re able to focus on payback periods and ROI’s instead of upfront costs and monthly expenses.
This explains why we don’t compete on price – we compete on payback period. In a state like California, it takes an average of 9 years for your solar investment to pay for itself. But with Sunline Energy, it takes an average of 4 to 6 years.
But wait a minute. Is this focus on payback periods just a clever way to shift your attention away from upfront costs?
No it isn’t. We don’t “compete” on price, but our prices are incredibly competitive. This is partially why our payback periods are so short. Other factors that help to boost the ROI of your solar investment include:
- Our complementary energy audits. When you request a free solar quote, we’ll recommend any number of energy efficiency strategies to help you lower your electricity consumption. Less electricity means fewer solar panels. Fewer solar panels means lower installation costs.
- Incentives, rebates, and grants. As mentioned before, we hold your hand throughout the entire installation process, helping you qualify for all available incentives. This helps to lower the cost of your installation even more.
- Speed. The longer you have to wait for your panels to go online, the more money you have to pay to your local utility company in the meantime. Although average installation times range between 3 and 6 months in California, we consistently complete our projects within 30 days.
As a result, the average cost of a Sunline Energy solar installation is 10%, 20%, and sometimes even 25% lower than what you’ll find elsewhere.
Do Unbeatable Prices Make Us the Best Solar Installer in San Diego?
We deliberately compete on payback periods. And we inadvertently compete on price. Does this make us the best solar installer in town?
It certainly doesn’t hurt. Why pay more money than you have to? And why would you unnecessarily delay the payback period of your installation?
Fortunately, our customers never have to answer these questions.
To learn why, request a free solar quote from us today. Receive a full property analysis and energy audit – without spending a single dime. After looking at our detailed proposal, you can decide for yourself whether we deserve to win your business.
If you still need a little bit more convincing, check in tomorrow when we look at another important factor that distinguishes us from the pack.