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To answer that, we need to know your electricity usage from the utility provider for the past three full months, so we can understand your demand. Your demand will help us to determine the optimal solar plan, costs and benefits for your home. You can get usage online or over the phone from your utility provider, which we can help you do. With your usage history, we will develop a Solar Benefits Plan customized for you home, including all costs and benefits, within three days. The cost of solar varies greatly from home to home, but the typical benefits include: enough reduction in monthly electric bill to cover your solar cost; plus, monthly savings even after paying your electric and solar bills. The average fully-installed home solar system cost between $20,000 to $30,000; which can be financed 100%, with no money down financing arranged by AZ Sun Services.
Usually, the roof does not need to be replaced or repaired, but if it does, you may want to coordinate roof replacement with solar installation. We can help with that, too. When you purchase solar from AZ Sun Services, we do a home survey first thing, using a trained home solar technician. The survey includes an assessment of your roof, including measurements, pictures and quality rating. We will share our assessment with you, so you can make an informed decision on how to proceed. We would not install solar on your roof unless it is safe to do so.
We offer a wide variety of the panels from leading manufacturers, all with proven reliability and long-term warranties, typically 20 to 25 years. In our first meeting, we will review all panel options considered for your plan and why we recommend one over the others. Today, we install a significant number of Hanwha Q-cells 325-watt panels, which are tier-one panels, German engineered, and manufactured in South Korea. All materials specified in your plan are listed in our proposed purchase agreement for your review in advance of you making any commitment.
Let’s start with purchase options. We DO offer a wide variety of purchase options, most with no money down financing. When we do a Solar Benefits Plan for you, it will include a review of our best three financing options based on what’s important to you: lowest monthly payment; shortest payment years; lowest cost of financing; or lowest total cost of ownership. Our options include: payment periods ranging from 1 year to 20 years; and interest ranging from 1.99% APR to 5.99% APR, depending on special “interest only” and “same as cash” promotional periods. All purchase options offer several important benefits, including: you, the homeowner, get the 2019 Federal Incentive Tax Credit, if applicable; you, the homeowner, get the 2019 Arizona Incentive Tax Credit, if applicable; and you, the homeowner, own the system, so you can include the payoff of any remaining solar loan amount in the sale price of your home, if you choose to sell during the term of your solar loan. Today, research shows home buyers favor homes with solar.
We DO NOT offer lease options for several very important reasons: the lease company gets the Federal Incentive Tax Credit – you, the homeowner, do not; the lease company gets the Arizona Incentive Tax Credit – you, the homeowner, do not; and the lease company owns the system – you, the homeowner, do not. The latter can make it more difficult to sell your home, if you choose to do so during the term of your lease. While home buyers favor homes with solar, they must be qualified and willing to assume your solar lease obligation separately in addition to buying your home.
Currently, as an example, APS purchases your unused electricity generated by your system at 11.6 cents per kilowatt hour. Here’s how it works: 1) January 1st through December 31st, APS will credit your account monthly for the unused electricity generated by your system; 2) the following January APS does a true-up, comparing actual electricity usage supplied by APS to you (not estimated) and actual unused electricity supplied by you to APS; and 3) APS either rebates or bills for any difference. Another Arizona utility company may offer similar, different or no program at all. Your Sales Advisor can provide you with utility program information for your utility company.
AZ Sun Services offers battery storage options. Today, a basic solar system, WITHOUT battery storage, will provide most homeowners with significant monthly savings, due primarily to large cost reductions over the past 10 years. While battery backup promises even more savings, battery backup is in its infancy and as such very costly. We will evaluate adding battery backup now versus in the future and share our findings in your Solar Benefits Plan. As of now, selling unused solar electricity back to the utility company is likely more cost effective, but we’ll run the numbers for you. If battery backup is cost effective now, we will recommend it and install it. If it is not cost effective now, AZ Sun Services will monitor pricing, and when it makes sense, we will notify you.
All major system parts installed by AZ Sun Services are covered by manufacturers’ warranties. You will receive warranty documents at installation time. A solar panel, the most significant cost part, typically comes with a 20 to 25-year warranty and a 25-year energy production guarantee. A solar inverter, also a significant cost part, typically comes with a 12-year warranty, plus AZ Sun Services extends that inverter warranty from 12 years to 25 years at no additional cost to homeowners. In addition, AZ Sun Services offers a 20-year installation labor warranty, the longest in Arizona. This is an exceptional labor warranty, considering Arizona requires installers to provide only a 2-year warranty, and most other installers provide only a 10-year warranty.
If you want the job done quickly and professionally these guys are the ones you want to come out doing it.
Courteous, prompt, and knowledgeable. They installed my 53 solar panels and it’s wiring and took the time to make sure the work was seamless and blended in with the home like it had already been there since it’s conception. Terry took us on a tour of the solar power system so we had an understanding of how the system worked and explained the difference between our system and our neighbors. I added pictures except I could not fully show my solar panels on the roof top because I’m short and it’s a 2 story house. They made sure that the work area was clean of debris after installation. Great bunch of hard working people that love what they do. I can’t stress this enough. If you want the job done quickly and professionally these guys are the ones you want to come out doing it.