Several panel options are available through SCPW Solar. The panel choices range in price, efficiency, and appearance, providing you with options that best fit your budget and your home.
Option A: Commercial Installations
370 Watt 72-Cell REC Solar Black on White
Option A is primarily being offered to qualifying small businesses and certain residential customers with small, flat roofs where space is limited and panel visibility is low. These panels have 72 cells (instead of the normal 60), and so are larger than a typical residential panel. Creative Energies is offering these panels at a price of $2.19/watt with a 10-year product warranty, 25-year power output warranty, and 10-year workmanship warranty.
Option B: Budget
320 Watt REC Solar Black on White
Option B is being offered at a price of $2.30/watt and includes a 20-year product warranty, 25-year power output warranty, and a 10-year workmanship warranty. Fun fact about black-on-white panels: all panels have a paper backing under the panel, and while many panels use a black backing to improve appearance, the black backing actually absorbs heat and decreases the panel’s efficiency by 5 watts. In the end, though, 5 watts isn’t going to make much of a difference in your system’s energy output.
Option C: All black panels, USA made
335 Watt Q-Cells Q.Peak Duo Full Black
Option C is the only USA-made panel being offered through SCPW Solar, and is being offered at a price of $2.40/watt. These panels have black backing paper and a black frame, which is great for HOAs and homeowners who want their solar to smoothly blend in with their roof. These cells come with a 12-year product warranty, a 25-year performance guarantee, and a 10-year workmanship warranty.
Option D: Premium
355 Watt Solaria Power XT Full Black
Option D is unique in that the solar cells modules have smaller gaps between them, leading to increased efficiency and a more uniformed look. These panels also come with a 25-year Solaria workmanship and performance warranty. Option D is available for $2.75/watt.
Additional Required Costs
In addition to the $/watt prices shown above, each system includes approximately $1,000 in additional required costs. These costs include the net metering fee ($265 for Rocky Mountain Power and $300 for Heber Light and Power), a structural engineering assessment ($175), and production monitoring with a 12-year SIM card data plan ($538).
Creative Energies is also offering the following optional add-ons for your solar system:
|Whole-Home Consumption Monitoring||$500|
|Battery Back-Up (Tesla PowerWall)||$10,400+|
|Level 2 EVSE installation (EV charger provided by client)||$250 +$5/foot over 50′|
|Alpine Snow Guards||$10/foot|
Some homes may require additional customization based off their unique conditions:
|Main Service Panel Upgrade||$1,200-$1,500|
|Additional PV Sub-array||$250/additional|
|Structural Reinforcement||$0.07/watt (avg.)|