How long does it take to install a solar panel? When it’s done by contractors, the process generally lasts two-three weeks. It starts with scheduling the inspections for your roof and getting permits. Putting panels in place is the final stage and only takes several days. Experienced installers usually don’t interfere with your daily house life too much, but you should be prepared for occasional power shutdowns.
The price for an installation depends on a set of factors:
- system size
- type of equipment you want to have
- geographical location
- incentives and benefits available in your area
- professional installers or DIY.
Today the average price of a full home PV system is anywhere between $15,000 to $25,000. So how much is it to install a solar panel system? Average labor charges are usually 10% of the total price. Don’t forget that the Federal Solar Tax Credit
allows you to deduct up to 30% of your system’s cost from taxes, including labor expenses as well.
Now let’s look closely at the installation process that we broke down to 7 steps.