Comparing Solar Panel Installation Options

We understand that it can be confusing to know which type of solar installation to choose for your home or property. Do you maintain a connection to the grid, or go off-grid? Should you invest in a battery backup system? Or can you just install a solar kit by yourself?

At Belmont Solar, we want you to enjoy the benefits of solar, and we want to make the process of switching as smooth as possible. That’s why we’ve created this comparison chart to give you some of the information you need to choose between a grid tied, grid interactive, and off-grid solar system installation. We’ve also included our popular DIY solar kit, for those that want a smaller, more affordable installation.

We hope that this chart helps you make a wise choice for your investment into solar. For a custom evaluation of your solar energy needs, schedule a free consultation with the team at Belmont Solar.

 

Types of Solar Panel Installations

Remote Installation
Yes
No
No
No

Nighttime Power
Yes
Yes
Yes
No

Power During Cloudy Days
Limited
Yes
Yes
No

Electricity During Power Outages
Yes
Yes
Limited
Yes

Installed by experienced professionals
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Elegible for Net Metering
No
Yes
Yes
No

Eligible for SREC
No
Yes
Yes
No

Installation Cost
$$$$
$$$
$$
$

Life Expectancy
18-24 years
80% at 25 years
80% at 25 years
15 years

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