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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.

the benefits of solar panels

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

    Vivint solar panels come with a 25-year production guarantee, so you get peace of mind knowing your investment 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

25-year production guarantee*

Get an industry-leading, 25-year production guarantee when
you go solar with Vivint and Freedom Forever. Enjoy the benefits
of a smart energy system, backed by the best warranty in
the business.

For qualified customers in serviceable areas. See offer details*

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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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.


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 utilizes Tier 1 solar panels, which offer high efficiency and long-term reliability. The solar panels in a Vivint Energy system produce for 25 to 30 years. And they come with a 25-year production guarantee* to ensure your panels continue to generate sufficient energy during that time period.

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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*Freedom Forever x Vivint Offer Details

Freedom Forever x Vivint offer requires customer’s (a) execution of (i) Solar System Purchase Agreement with Freedom Forever or (ii) Power Purchase Agreement with Sunrun, installed by Freedom Forever; and (b) execution of Smart Home Agreement for Vivint’s monitoring service. New Vivint and Freedom Forever customers only. Offer includes free Vivint Smart Home Essential Package (1 Vivint Smart Hub, 1 Vivint Doorbell Camera Pro (Gen 2), 1 Element Thermostat, 2 Window/Door Sensors, 1 Motion Sensor [or item of equivalent value]) + free professional installation + free Vivint monitoring service during thirty-six (36) month Smart Home Agreement term (“Term”). After the Term, customer may cancel Vivint monitoring service or pay for continued monitoring starting at $44.99/mo. (+ $1.48/mo. Cellular Network Maintenance Fee). Taxes and local permit fees may apply. Click here for full Offer Terms & Conditions.

*Freedom Forever 25-Year Production Guarantee:

Subject to the terms of each customer's individual Supply and Installation Agreement with Freedom Forever, including all conditions and exclusions set forth therein, Freedom Forever provides a 25-year production guarantee that a customer’s Solar PV System will produce a certain minimum number of kilowatt-hours of electricity annually. Terms, conditions, and exclusions may vary from customer to customer. Click here for more details.