Cheap Solar Panels For Sale

For a lot of people the title of this post is a little bit of an oxymoron. Cheap and solar panels don’t really seem to go together. The prices of solar panels over the last few years have plummeted and it is true that they are cheaper than ever. And as a long term investment they are pretty great (especially for those living in a sunny area). However, even with the lowering costs, constant improvements in technology, and growing markets, having solar panels installed on your home can still be a bit expensive. Especially in an economy as we have at present. So what should someone do who really wants solar panels, but are not sure how to afford it? I had a question asked that is basically just this scenario.

“I’ve been interested in solar for quite some time. As an EM (electricians mate) in the Navy’s nuclear field, program I have tons of scrap books w/ ideas/inventions etc. They’ve been ‘mothballed for quite some time because the cost v. efficiency ratio was just never there. Nanosolar is a glimmer of hope, but as others have mention, they want the average Joe to have go through 3 or 4(+ pay) along the way. That said, they still seemed to be the best technology available outside the labs.
John Tolbert: “Thankfully their tech with higher efficiencies and lower cost.”
What such companies/products do you speak of? Any and all help its greatly appreciated.”

 Do the footwork

Find out what programs and incentives are available from your local and national government. You might be surprised at what is offered. You may be able to get a decent loan, tax rebate, or grant that makes solar panels affordable.

Trade dollars for hours

Do more of the work yourself and you can setup solar panels on your home for much less. There are a bunch of articles , books, and videos on how to install solar panels on your home. For those who want to go a step further and save even more, you can avoid the solar panels that are for sale and build your own solar panels. There are programs that will teach you how to do just that. They tell you what to buy, how to put them together, and how to install them. Making your own solar panels will require a lot more work, but it will save you a lot of money.

One of the most popular DIY solar programs is the Earth 4 Energy program (affil link). I think this is a great way to go and if you are willing to do a little bit of work then you can save a ton of money.

You can check out their program here: Earth 4 Energy (affil link).

Check out the links and find out how much you can save by building your solar panels.

 

Solar Panels For Sale: Long Term Investment

Purchasing a new house is a long term investment. At least, it is in most cases. You have to put down a large sum of money and then you slowly make it back as you save on rent and as the price of your home goes up. This is also the same case for solar panels. You have to put down a large sum of money to purchase and install the solar panels, and then over time you make that money back by not having to pay an electric bill. This article will cover a few simple tips on how to reduce the initial purchase and your payback time.

Do your research

This actually covers two different aspects. The first is knowing what kind of solar panel is best for your home. There are a lot of solar panels for sale at a number of prices. Cheapest doesn’t always mean the best. Look at wattage per square foot. This will give you a comparable value. In addition, find out how many panels you will need. There is no reason to pay extra unless you are planning to sell energy back to the power company. Upgrading a few appliances might save you some money on unneeded solar panels.

Check your local government. They will have a lot of helpful information, and you may also be able to apply for rebates and or loans that will help lower the price and make obtaining solar panels easier. You can find a lot of info here. This solar panel guide might also help.

Shop around. Don’t go with the first company you contact. Solar panels are getting more popular and there are now more companies installing them. Check with all the companies in your area.

What can you do yourself

With a little bit of research and work, you might be able to to do all or at least some of the work yourself. Since the cost of solar panels has gone down, installation is now one of the biggest costs. Doing the work yourself can substantially lower this.

Solar panels aren’t ideal for everyone, but for those that do get sun, they can be a great alternative to an energy bill.

To Buy or Not to Buy: Solar Panels for Sale

As power is getting more and more expensive and the environment is getting worse and worse, more people are thinking about solar panels as a cleaner and cheaper way to power their house. The number and types of solar panels for sale has increased and the prices have continually gone down. In addition, solar panel efficiency has consistently gone up and there is now government support than ever before. Depending on your location your may be able to get a low percentage loan, a tax credit, or refund for solar panels you purchase. So now is a great time to put solar panels on your house.

However, before you consider the solar panels for sale, you may want to take a look at other options. This is especially the case if you don’t want to spend a lot of out of pocket money. If you are a DIY kind of person, then you can save a lot of money by not only installing your own panels, but even by buying the parts at wholesale and assembling them yourself. You can even find solar panels that are slightly damaged during the manufacturing process, but still work just fine. Since the the manufactures can’t sell them, you can get them at a huge discount.

Now you are probably thinking that you don’t have any experience or knowledge and wouldn’t know where to start. Most people feel this way. Luckily, there is a program that gives you all the information step by step to get solar panels installed on your house. The system includes a manual with the instructions on where to get the materials, how to build the solar panels, and info on what you will need. It also includes videos that show you in detail each step.

So, while there are a lot of solar panels for sale, if you are looking to save some money, they may not be the best option for you if you are looking to save some money and get solar panels on your house for the lowest possible price. Instead you may want to check out the DIY solar panel program.

 

DIY Solar Program