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    Solar Panel Installation in Woodburn, OR

    Located in the beautiful corridor between Salem and Portland, Woodburn is considered part of the Salem Metropolitan area. Woodburn is also an excellent place to invest in solar energy, with its long, warm summer days and moderate climate. Let’s take a look at some specific solar information regarding Woodburn.

    How Much Energy Does a Solar Panel Produce?

    Each solar panel is given a wattage rating that indicates how many watts it can produce under absolutely ideal circumstances, usually between 250 and 400 watts for residential panels. 

    However, real-world operating conditions are never perfect, so you can realistically expect solar panels to generate electricity at about 90% of their rating at best. Varying conditions play a significant role in the overall energy production as well, including things like:

    1. Shading
    2. the number of sun hours
    3. the orientation and tilt at which panels are mounted
    4. the total solar resource fraction (TSRF)
    5. whether dust and grime is allowed to accumulate on the panels
    6. and so forth.
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    Average Cost of Solar in Woodburn, OR

    Solar is certainly worth it in Woodburn. On average, the cost per watt of solar in Woodburn is $2.45, and solar energy systems pay themselves off in just over 11 years, with an average 20-year savings of more than $20,000 for the homeowner.

    Not only will you save money on your electricity bill, but you’ll also reduce your carbon footprint and likely increase the value of your home significantly. The cost of solar equipment has dropped drastically over the last decade and many solar incentives have been introduced, lowering the upfront cost of a solar energy system and making them more accessible to more people.

    Speaking of incentives, here are some of the offers that provide the most significant savings.

    Federal Investment Tax Credit for Solar

    This federal incentive allows you to deduct 26% of the total cost of your new solar energy system from your federal tax liability amount. There have been discussions in Congress about restructuring this incentive to offer checks for the amount rather than a tax deduction to make the incentive benefit more immediate and concrete. However, this incentive is likely to be phased out eventually, so take advantage of it while you can.

    City and Utility Solar Rebates

    Many different cities, municipalities, and utility companies in Oregon offer instant cash rebates for homeowners installing solar panels, sometimes up to $0.50 per watt. Check with your utility company to see what kind of rebate they offer.

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    Net Energy Metering

    With net energy metering, your utility company will install a special two-way meter that measures both the flow of energy from the grid to your home and from your solar energy system to the grid. At the end of the month, if you have produced more energy than you consumed, you will be credited for the difference on your utility account.

    Why Choose Sunbridge Solar?

    Our customer reviews speak for themselves – Sunbridge Solar customers are more than satisfied with our excellent customer service, premium solar products, and jobs well done. We do everything we can to make every single customer experience a positive one.

    Plus, as a local company, we at Sunbridge Solar are familiar with local permitting processes and solar regulations, and we have decades of experience designing solar energy systems specifically for the Pacific Northwest region – our systems can withstand the damp climate and salty air near the coast, and we know how to size systems properly for maximum clean energy output throughout the entire year.

    Top 3 Questions

    Here are the top three  FAQs we get asked frequently down in Woodburn. If you still have a question, try checking out our Solar FAQ page, or feel free to contact us! We’re happy to help.

    If your PV system is not connected to any battery backup system, your solar panels will not work when there is a power outage for the safety of the workers fixing the power lines.

    In short, sunlight hits a silicon solar cell causing the photovoltaic effect resulting in producing electricity for free from your photovoltaic (PV) panels!

    One could make this argument! Here is why. Solar panels are highly efficient compared to fossil fuels. For every 100 units of fossil fuel energy created, only 15 units of electricity are used. And if solar panels are +18% efficient, you can now see why solar is becoming more prevalent.

    Power Your Home With Solar Power

    Investing in solar energy for your home is a big decision, so we offer a free solar energy audit to help you understand the process, determine whether solar is right for you, and make an informed decision on the matter.

    In your audit, we’ll take into account your location, your energy consumption, and the solar potential of your home to give you an idea of whether solar will be a smart investment for you. Start converting sunlight into electricity today!

    Lura Kidner-Miesen
    Lura Kidner-Miesen
    I highly recommend Sunbridge Solar. I was very happy with their product, customer service, installation team, and support.
    Karen Driscoll
    Karen Driscoll
    I highly recommend Sunbridge Solar. We received 3 bids. The reason we chose Sunbridge is 1. The reasonable price. 2. Local company. 3. No sales pressure and great product knowledge. Jim our salesperson and Haley our product manager guided us through the process and kept us informed every step of the way. If we had questions, they got back to us within 24 hours. Matt and the rest of the install team were hard working, efficient, friendly, and great communicators. Sunbridge Solar takes care of all the permitting. They coordinate with the utility company (and the cost of the new meter is included in the contract). No hidden costs! We have hired many contractors for a variety of home improvements over the years. None have measured up to the quality of work and customer service we received from Sunbridge Solar.
    Michael Hubbard
    Michael Hubbard
    We could not be happier with Sunbridge Solar and their excellent sales, planning and installation staff. When we had some early communication issues, Jordan, Justin and Sean addressed and resolved them. The installation was a lot of work, partly due to our topography; but Garret and team addressed it with zeal and friendliness, explaining all the was occurring and ready to answer any questions. We likely cannot say enough in a sincere recommendation; but assure you of first-rate service.
    Calvin Mattson
    Calvin Mattson
    Sunbridge was one of three solar companies we interviewed before settling on Sunbridge. If you are in the process of interviewing, be aware that Sunbridge uses top shelf components. The award winning panels and Enphase microconverters are noticeable superior. This is our second house that we've installed solar. These panels are superior even for generation on cloudy days. Be sure and ask for Rachel as she was much more dialed into the industry than the other companies we interviewed.
    Trevor Taggart
    Trevor Taggart
    We had been looking to go Solar for the past 9 years but the costs did not add up enough to take the plunge. A friend of ours recommended Sunbridge Solar so we decided it was time to give it another look. Rachel answered the call and showed up shortly after to start the process. Between collecting power bills, planning the system, and coordinating with all applicable parties communication was great every step of the way. The installers came out and finished within 2-days and over the course of the next 10 days final inspection and installation of our bi-direction meter by the power company. We are extremely happy with the results and with an environmental conscience glad to know we are reducing our dependence on "the grid". Finally once all had been up and running Rachel came back to do a walk-through of the entire system and help streamline our use of the 'Enlighten' app to ensure we were set up correctly to also receive automatic alerts 'if' the system runs into any issues. Thanks again for such a great experience!!
    Gregg R
    Gregg R
    The entire process of getting solar on our house with SUNBRIDGE was professional and efficient. Our point of contact, Justin, was super responsive to probably too many questions and texts that I sent. The install team, led by Matt, inspired confidence with their communication and expertise. Matt installed our car charger too and had really helpful input as to placement which we are really appreciative of and happy with. Haley as the overall coordinator was also excellent, professional, and kind. If you are considering Solar you can do no better than going with SUNBRIDGE.
    harry warren
    harry warren
    My first experience with Sunbridge Solar and SEAN was great! They were super quick to answer my questions and really friendly. SEAN was really knowledgeable and explained things in a simple way that made everything easy to understand. I love my new solar setup and would definitely tell anyone thinking about solar to check out Sunbridge Solar and SEAN!
    Mark Johansen
    Mark Johansen
    Sunbridge Solar did an excellent job installing my 26 panel 10.66Kw system on our home in SE portland. I obtained quotes from 4 different companies including Tesla. In the end Sunbridge was the best value and they had the most sensible plan for my roof. Everyone I worked with from my point man Justin, design&measurements Doug, coordinator Haley, electricians Matt & Matt, and the entire install crew, were all very helpful, professional, courteous. As of today my system has been active and producing electricity for 2 months now and I love it. I would absolutely do business with Sunbridge again and recommend them to anyone needing Solar. Thanks for the rooftop system Sunbridge!
    Vance Berry
    Vance Berry
    Sean was incredibly helpful. He was generous with his time, making us comfortable with how the system worked, and is obviously passionate about this work. Thanks, Sean, for going above and beyond!
    Steve Skinner
    Steve Skinner
    All staff - sales, installers and office were very professional, friendly, and helpful. We are extremely happy with final product and would recommend Sunbridge Solar to everyone.
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