Get the lowest price for a home solar system “Guaranteed”, because I will eliminate the middlemen for you. Most people interested in home solar contact a company or somebody they know that works for a solar company. The majority of home solar companies charge full retail price that includes sales commissions, overhead costs, and marketing. I cut the price, by using what is known as a “jobber home solar installation company”.
Solar companies that have sales teams have far too many hands in the pot, and that’s a fact! So, how do I cut-out the middlemen, by using solar installation companies that are structured to install home solar for sales made by a solar company other than themselves, otherwise known as a “jobber solar installation companies”.
Home Solar Companies that are structured to provide everything needed including home solar panels, permitting, and the installation expertise don’t need to promote themselves or have large sales teams with constant sales training. In addition solar installation “jobber companies” have little to no marketing expenses. They are so good at installing solar they are fed the work from the sellers of home solar, which keeps them busy all the time. What I do is eliminate you paying for the salesman, the sales manager, their physical location, marketing and clerical staffing. Through me you get the complete system using the same top quality panels, installation and permitting from the same “solar installation company” many Solar Sales companies use.
My name is Ron HunnewelI and I am a solar advocate representing home solar buyers in Florida. As a solar advocate, everything I do or recommend is in the home solar consumers’ best interest. My experience in the solar industry has taught me there’s a better way for the consumer to go solar. The better way is to eliminate unnecessary expenses created by the business models many solar company’s use. If you want the best home solar deal possible I recommend reading the contents of this page because it will save you money “Guaranteed”! But there is a catch, so please read the entire content.
Many solar companies use gimmicks and bait and switch tactics similar to car dealerships They use they same methods of selling a payment instead of a straight price, some solar companies operate in a ethical manner but far too many don’t. I have one single goal, and that is to get you the best deal. I act as an advocate on your behalf and have the contacts to get you the “Jobber Price” that most of the solar sales companies use in Florida. The average solar sales rep makes .30 cents a kilowatt for a sale, but it doesn’t end there, because the sales manager gets 15 to 20 cents per kilowatt as well. Then there’s all the additional overhead costs, such as rent, utilities, Internet, office employees, and marketing.
There Is a Catch To Receive The Jobber Price, and that is you have to be completely sold before you make any contact with the installation company. You will receive a proposal from me with all the details you need, including the solar company that is providing all the solar panels, the installation, and permits. The process is transparent and I provide the brand and type of solar panels, inverters, and installation dates. If you agree to the proposal, payment is made directly to the solar installation company. At that point the solar installation company does everything from A to Z to get your solar up and running. What the solar installation company won’t do is negotiate on the agreed proposal cost of the installation, changing the type of equipment from the proposal price. If you agree to purchase a solar system the proposal has to be agreed to and signed before you have any contact with the solar installation company. Should you contact the “jobber solar company for any reason before you signed the proposal, they will consider it to be an inside sale and charge a price that includes their overhead costs. Everything has to go through me except the payment, which goes directly to the installation company. I am not allowed to use any of their company resources, because it will be considered an inside sale for that installer.
Once you have signed with the solar installation company you make direct payment and schedule everything through them. Once you have agreed and signed up you will then deal directly with the solar installation company. I am offering a free service to get you the best price for a home solar system, and it’s a can’t lose proposition because it’s a free service.
When you’re buying an automobile it doesn’t excite a sales manager when you announce you’re paying cash, because they can’t make any points from financing. They also lose any opportunity to sell payoff insurance and other products. The bottom line is that when you pay cash for an automobile you won’t get the lowest price.
Paying cash for home solar is the complete opposite of buying an automobile because solar loans have closing costs. You will save thousands of dollars when you pay cash for a home solar system.
When you pay cash for home solar you know the exact cost of your power for the next twenty-five years.
If you buy an 8K home solar system for $20,000 and deduct the tax credit the net cost is $14,800. An 8K solar system will produce about 11,500 kilowatts per year, approximately 30 kilowatts per day. 30 Kilowatts of production per day averages about $130 a month of actual electricity cost from the power company.
$14,800 net cost for an 8K solar system that will produce about 11,500 kilowatts per year which equals $130 a month. $130 a month for 25 years equals $39,000 for electricity plus taxes. So, you know your power cost for the next 25 years exceeds $40,000 with the power company. This example does not include power company price increases over the next twenty-five years. When you pay cash for home solar you know the exact cost of a home solar system, how much power it produces, and the potential savings. When you finance home solar the math becomes more complicated.
If you can afford to pay cash for home solar it is without question the most profitable way to do it. For homeowners that pay cash for solar, it’s a can’t miss investment because you are saving every month by not having to pay the power company. Solar panels last a long time and every month for twenty-five years you save money when you pay cash for home solar.
The best method of financing home solar is a low-interest home equity loan because you’ll have complete transparency from the lender and the solar company because you’re paying cash. From this point on when you finance solar through the solar company, they’re using all different kinds of methods that can be hard to understand sometimes.
Financing home solar makes sense if your main priority is offsetting your power bill against a finance payment for home solar. The financial benefits of home solar are not as good when you finance versus paying cash for a number of reasons.
The main reasons why the cost of power increases when you finance home solar are closing costs and interest. There are specialty finance companies for home solar. These finance companies charge high upfront closing costs for home solar because of the longevity of the loan. In addition to closing costs a 5% loan can double the cost of a home solar system in the long term. The finance companies for home solar loans are very strict when it comes to credit score, and income versus expenses.
The power produced from a financed home solar system is still cheaper electricity than the power company. Your power cost is cheaper with solar than the power company, but it’s difficult to know precisely how much.
Most solar companies that focus on financed deals are selling a payment, instead of the actual price of the system. Going solar is a great idea for the environment regardless if it’s financed or not. Many homeowners aren’t as concerned with the profitability of home solar as others may be. But many homeowners are concerned with the environment and would rather produce clean energy.
I personally believe if you are going solar you should be the beneficiary of all its benefits, including having a profitable home solar system. Home solar is guaranteed to have a return on investment, but that return is much greater when you pay cash.
If there is one hing I learned when I was a solar sales rep was money is the greatest motivator for change. Unfortunately trading a power bill for a finance bill scares people into staying with the power company over 90% of the time. Solar is being marketed as a luxury in Florida and that’s unfortunate because far too many homeowners are choosing to not go solar.
The most important thing when financing home solar is to deal with a company that is transparent about every expense. Transparency is the only way to know how much you will really benefit from going solar.