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Energy independence starts with solar panels from Vivint

Installing solar panels is a smart way to power your home, impact
your monthly power bill, and lower your carbon footprint.

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How do solar panels work?

It’s simple. Sunlight hits your solar panels, forming a DC electric current. Solar inverters convert this energy into the AC electricity your home requires to power your lights and appliances. Unused electricity flows back to the grid or, combined with backup battery, your system stores it for future use in a blackout, brownout, or other emergency.

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Why choose solar panels from Vivint?

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    Home value

    Purchasing solar panels could increase your home’s value up to 4%, and over 80% of home buyers value energy-efficient features.

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    Production guarantee

    With production guarantees and warranties, find peace of mind  knowing your investment in solar panels is protected.

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    Manage your energy

    Your system tracks your energy production and consumption so you know when your system generates peak energy.

your investment is covered

Your panels will perform—that’s a promise

Get an industry-leading production guarantee or warranty when you go solar with Vivint. Work with your installer to find out what is available to you. Enjoy the benefits of a smart energy system, backed by the best solar panel protection in the business.

how much does it cost to go solar?

Get an estimate in minutes

Add some basic information to our solar calculator, like your location
and current energy usage, and we’ll provide a customized estimate for powering
your home with solar energy.

smart energy financing

Plans for every home and every budget

To make it easier and more cost-effective to get started with your new solar system, Vivint offers three simple financing options. Discover power independence with a plan that works for you.

  • Solar PPA/Lease: Pay a fixed rate per kWh. 
  • Solar Loan: Purchase and finance your system.
  • Solar Cash Purchase: Own your system outright.

Click below for more details about financing your Vivint smart energy system.

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    How solar energy systems work

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Professional installation of solar panels

We’ll answer your solar panel questions, discuss your goals for supplying your home with electricity, and provide a free quote. A Vivint professional will also visit your home, review your equipment needs, and finalize your system design. After that we take care of everything from site survey and permits to installation and permission to operate.

FAQ

How do solar panels work?

Solar panels comprise multiple small units known as photovoltaic (PV) cells that absorb and convert sunlight into electrical energy.

How much do solar panels cost?

The cost of solar panels depends on the size of your home and how much energy you need to generate. Speak to a Vivint specialist and provide basic information about your home and energy usage to get a free quote. Like other companies, Vivint provides financing options to make it more cost-effective to transition to solar.

How long do solar panels last?

Vivint solar panels offer high efficiency and long-term reliability making a Vivint Energy system a long-term energy solution. *Vivint solar panels meet or exceed industry solar panel lifespan standards and offer industry-leading production guarantees.

*For more information on solar panel installation in your area, contact a Vivint smart energy representative.

How many solar panels do I need?

The number of solar panels you need depends on the size of your roof and how much energy you need to generate. Speak to a Vivint solar specialist to get an estimate on the number of solar panels your house requires.

How do you clean solar panels?

Most solar panels are self-cleaning, and rain often takes care of dust and leaves. But in dry areas or on roofs where panel tilt is minimal, dust, leaves, and other substances like bird droppings can accumulate over time and adversely affect the amount of electricity your panels generate. To clean them do the following:

Make sure your system is shut down before you clean, and it’s safer to clean your panels on the ground if possible. You just need a soft, high-quality brush and a squeegee with a with a plastic blade on one side and cloth-covered sponge on the other. A tool with an extension is preferable. Clean your panels on an overcast day in the morning or evening. Use clean water and lightly scrub with a course cloth or plastic scourer.

What are solar panels made of?

Solar panels are composed of multiple photovoltaic cells, which are made of silicon semiconductors that absorb sunlight and convert it to create electrical energy. Several cells connect together to create one solar panel.

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