Looking for a convenient place to buy solar panel kits and home solar power systems? Why not at your local Costco Wholesale store?
This week, Grape Solar announced that has entered into a business arrangement with Costco to sell home solar panels in its self-service warehouse facilities and online at www.costco.com. You can find the solar panel kits on the page entitled, “Hardware – Generators & Backup Power.”
The Eugene, Oregon-based solar manufacturer is looking to expand its customer reach. President of Grape Solar, Ocean Yuan, enthused about the new business arrangement and the possibility of making it easier for property owners to switch to solar power:
“For the first time, a leading retailer with numerous locations, quality recognition and tens of millions of loyal customers has made it possible for end users to buy high-quality solar products at great prices and have the products delivered directly to their homes in a matter of days .”
Originally, Grape Solar and Costco tested sales markets in Costco Warehouses located in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Recently, the program expanded to Texas, Alabama and Florida, and many more markets will soon open up to offer quality, affordable solar panels for homeowners.
If you are a member of Costco, you can choose between a variety of solar power systems at reduced members-only prices: 880W, 2300W, 3680W or 5060W. Grape Solar products are ready-to-install solar panel kits.
The Home Solar Power kits available at Costco are easy to install, grid-tied systems that include Grape Solar panels, inverters, and racking systems. If you find you need more solar power, you can add on additional panels to increase the size of your system very easily. With the grid-tied solar systems, consumers can use net metering to sell back excess solar electricity to the utility and get credit for the times that they need to draw on the grid for power.
Grape Solar panels come with a 25-year warranty on power output and a 10-year warranty on materials and workmanship. The inverters have a 10-year warranty and so do the racking systems. Be sure to save your receipts too because the home solar power kits are eligible for federal, state and local rebate and incentive programs.