As with all technologies, you get what you pay for. When it comes to solar, reliable production in varying weather conditions is the most important consideration. Lower-tier, inferior panels, inverters or energy storage systems have a higher likelihood of continuous failure or underperformance that negates any meaningful savings. That’s why Solar Topps only uses premium products that prioritize performance.
We choose monocrystalline solar panels that rank among the industry’s best in terms of power rating, power tolerance, efficiency and temperature coefficient; all factors that impact how well a panel performs. We prefer to use micro-inverters, that provide panel-level performance, over traditional, string inverters that are prone to lower power production and longer downtimes if an issue were to arise. Ultimately, we choose to work with industry-respected and renowned manufacturers who focus on providing the best customer experience helping you save more when it matters the most. Contact us to see how we optimize system capabilities within your budget.
There are many factors to consider when choosing the right solar partner. Here are some of the main considerations that many of our customers made:
A local company tends to outperform larger, national companies. This is true both in regards to quality of components and the cost of the system. Moreover, as a local provider, if an issue arises the customer’s are able to speak with someone and have a technician out to the property within a few short hours compared to a few days. Minimizing downtime is key to ensuring potential savings are not lost. Solar Topps is proud to be a nationally-respected and locally-recognized solar industry leader.
Furthermore, the solar system will come with warranties, guaranties and promises that are expected to last anywhere between 10 – 25 years or more once your system is installed. It’s important to choose someone that will be there when it matters the most – today, tomorrow and a decade from now. Solar Topps has been operating since 2009, consistently delivering the best value in solar installations for homes and businesses.
Moreover, it is important to know the background of the company. Are they a roofing company, electrical company or marketing company, that also happens to be doing solar? Finding a true engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm, like Solar Topps, that specializes specifically in solar installations. Make sure you know who is going to install your system, and if an issue arises, who will service it. As a true EPC, our employees do all of the work, not subcontractors. We receive countless calls weekly from homeowners that went solar with other company’s but now have no one to assist them troubleshoot their system and ensure they are able to save using solar.
Lastly, what does the proposal really offer? Is it really generating value for you? Take a look at your dollar per watt cost by dividing the total gross cost of your system by the total number of watts. A basic solar installation using premium products is typically between $2 – $3 per watt. Our proposals are designed to pass on the savings to you, so they come in at least 10 – 20% below most others, without compromise. If you haven’t already, please feel free to reach out to our dedicated consultants to go over all of your options and make sure you are getting the best value possible.
There are many factors to consider when evaluating how much a system should cost – the size of your home, the amount of sunlight your property receives, the amount of energy you use or want to begin using in the near future. Therefore, to help make an apples-to-apples comparison, it is best to evaluate your system based on its cost per watt. That means how much money you are spending overall based on the system size. For instance, if you are spending $25,000 on a 10,000 watt (or 10 kW) system, your cost per watt is $2.50 ($25,000 divided by 10,0000). Although the cost per watt can also vary depending on the system components, modifications, or upgrades involved, a basic solar installation using premium products is typically between $2 – $3 per watt. If you find yourself paying more than this, it does not mean that you are being overcharged, as each install is unique, but it is certainly worth looking at the proposal in depth to ensure nothing was overlooked. We are happy to assist you in going through any of this documentation. Solar Topps has been helping customer’s since 2009 get the Best Value in Solar. If you haven’t already, it is best to get an accurate idea of your true system cost by speaking with one of our dedicated consultants, who are always standing by ready to assist.