Powering Your Future

Do you really save money with solar panels and batteries?

Feb 16, 2021 5:56:51 PM / by Elise Vue


Often times homeowners who are in the market for solar and battery ask the following questions:

  • Do you really save with solar and batteries?
  • How long do solar panels last?
  • How long does it take to break even on solar panels
  • How long do solar panel batteries last
  • How much do solar panels cost for a 1500 square foot house
  • How much do solar panels cost for a 2000 square foot house
  • How many solar panels do i need for a 2500 square foot house
  • What is the cost of solar panels for 3 bedroom house
  • How many solar panels do I need to power a refrigerator
  • How many solar panels do I need to power my house calculator

Additionally, sometimes we often hear things like: don’t buy solar panels OR are solar panels worth it? The short answer is that solar panels are worth it. In fact, “The ROI is instant. You begin saving the moment you sign,” said our sales director, Steve Archer.

What no utility wants to tell you is that the transition to solar, replaces your need to source from the grid and eliminates your bill when sized correctly!

In fact, take it from our customers! 

  • "It's a peace of mind that pays for itself"
  • "It's the best decision we ever made"
  • "We love it!"
  • "We were tired of power shutoffs. Now we have more energy security."

As a homeowner, if you're here reading this, you're likely interested in learning more about the pros and cons of solar energy panels and batteries. So, we did the homework for you and outlined briefly below the common questions and our answers - all in one place.

  • How many solar panels do I need?
    • This can vary depending on your home energy goals, harvest, storage and consumption. For a quick ballpark estimate, drop in your address here.
  • Do solar panels degrade?
    • Most solar panel manufacturers guarantee an average of 80% output after 25 years. However, our panel selections range anywhere from 83% to more than 90% - even after. 
  • What happens to solar panels after 25 years
    • Depending on where you live and weather conditions, see our response above to: do solar panels degrade.
  • How many hours does solar battery last
    • Every home is different depending on your battery size, storage capacity, and consumption. For a more accurate estimate, we’d recommend speaking with one of our energy account managers. To get started, schedule an appointment here.

For those of you who are interested in batteries - they come with warranties for up to 10 years, so you're always in good hands. We said it before and we'll say it again. Don't worry, we've got you covered. From our Service department to our PoWr Guard and so much, we'll help you protect your investment(s).

Still unsure? Watch our CEO, Brett Joerger, discuss why you must go solar and battery ahead of the next power shutoff: CLICK HERE.

Elise Vue

Written by Elise Vue