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Residential Solar Panels

Powering Homes Across Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, and Illinois

With over a decade of experience and more installations than any other company in the region, Solera Energy is dedicated to helping you reap the benefits of solar power with quality solar panels. From the initial consultation to long-term support, we help you make the most of your solar investment.

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How Do Residential Solar Panels Work?

Harnessing the power of the sun to cut your energy costs is simpler than you might think. Solar panels convert sunlight into electricity using photovoltaic cells. These cells allow photons (tiny particles of light) to knock electrons free from atoms, creating a flow of electricity. This electricity is initially in the form of direct current (DC), which is then converted into alternating current (AC) by an inverter, making it usable for your home. Any excess electricity can be fed back into the grid, potentially earning you credits.

What Is the Process for Going Solar?

Going solar with Solera Energy is straightforward and hassle-free. Here’s how it works:

  1. Consultation: We start with a free consultation to assess your home’s energy needs and potential for solar power.
  2. Custom design: Our expert team designs a solar panel system tailored to your needs.
  3. Approval & permits: We handle all the necessary permits and approvals from local authorities.
  4. Installation: Our professional installers set up your system quickly and efficiently.
  5. Activation: Once installed, we help you set up and monitor your system to ensure it runs smoothly.

Average Costs of Solar Panels

The cost of solar panels varies by state, and your system’s size plays a large role. You can look at the cost per watt as a way to compare the cost of solar energy systems, even if they are different sizes. Here’s a look at the average costs in our service areas:


Average cost: $16,920 for a 6 kW system*

Average cost per watt: $2.82

Typical payback period: 10 years


Average cost: $17,220 for a 6 kW system*

Average cost per watt: $2.87

Typical payback period: 10 years


Average cost: $17,100 for a 6 kW system*

Average cost per watt: $2.85

Typical payback period: 11 years


Average cost: $19,080 for a 6 kW system*

Average cost per watt: $3.18

Typical payback period: 5 years

*Before federal tax credit and other incentives.

Residential Solar Panel Statistics

Solar energy is becoming increasingly popular across Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Illinois, and for good reason:

  • Sunny days per year: Missouri, Arkansas, and Kansas all enjoy just over 200 sunny days per year on average, with Illinois coming in just behind that at 198 sunny days per year on average.
  • Affordability: Solar prices have dropped 47% over the last 10 years in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Illinois.
  • Incentives: Homeowners in all four states can take advantage of significant utility rebates, federal tax credits, and competitive state incentives.

Choose Solera Energy for Residential Solar Panels

With more solar installations than any other company in the region, our experience speaks for itself. Solera Energy’s team of experts is here to answer your questions and provide a customized solar solution that fits your needs. Schedule a free consultation with our team to take the first step towards energy independence and financial savings.

Schedule a free consultation to discuss solar energy today.

Solar Panel FAQs

How many solar panels are needed to run a home?

This depends on the size of your home and your energy use. A typical home may require somewhere between 15 to 18 solar panel modules. We can help you review your previous energy consumption and forecast your future needs so that you have sufficient power today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

Are solar panels covered by home insurance?

Most standard homeowners insurance policies cover rooftop solar panels and many cover detached ground-mounted solar panel installations. Because every policy differs, you will want to confirm coverage with your homeowners insurance provider.

Will solar panels improve my home value?

Absolutely! Solar panels are a cost-effective investment that will reduce your utility bills while adding value to your home. This makes homes with existing solar panel systems in good condition more appealing.

How can solar work for you?

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