What is the price cost for a Real Goods Solar panel system?
A quick and easy way to compare solar installers is based on their cost per watt. To calculate the cost per watt, take the total price and divide it by the DC watt size rating of the of the system.
Real Goods solar installed 427 PV systems in California during 2013. The average system from Real Goods solar costs $36,236 and is 9,000 watts (9.0 kW), for a price per watt of $4.13. The expected lifetime cost per kilowatt hour (kWh) is $0.14.
Many of the systems installed by Real Goods solar use their lease or power purchase agreement (PPA). The lifetime price per watt is as high as $6.81 for these leased PV systems.
Real Goods solar prices are 12% below the industry average for a cash purchase, but up to 72% higher when leased. Real Goods charges 38% more than the price you would pay for a comparable solar panel system from FreeCleanSolar. That means the average customer could save $6,590 by working with us.
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Compare Real Goods Solar Prices To Other Solar Companies
Our prices are lower than SolarCity, Sunpower, Verengo, REC, Vivant and the rest.
A FreeCleanSolar system, including design, permits, parts and labor, costs 42% less than the average installation. You can also Do-It-Yourself for even bigger savings. This fact is based on actual costs for 17,000 PV solar projects reported by CSI Solar Statistics from July through December 2013. Review the following infographic to see how we compare to other top solar companies.
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It is not magic. Our prices for solar are simply 42% less than the average competitor. Here is a how we do it.
- We design a system to meet your power goals and set your budget.
- Our bigger brand selection gives you choice and buying power.
- We shop the market. You can DIY or we will have solar installers compete for your business.
No matter how you decide to go, you get name brand manufacturer warranties and all the tax credits and rebates. The system will be UL certified to pass any permit or utility inspections. You will enjoy 25 years or more of renewable solar energy. You will also spend about 42% less than the average solar company charges. That means more green in your wallet.
Now some may claim to offer free solar installation. Wrong! There is nothing free about it. They are really offering financing or leasing, where you have to sign a long-term 20 year contract. In fact, those no money up-front solar lease or PPA programs cost $6.81 per watt. You end up spending more than double the price (227%) than you should for so-called free installation.