We’ve written a number of posts on residential solar panels to help homeowners deciding whether to go solar.
Among the top cited concerns is the cost of solar, whether you purchase an array, or go with a solar panel lease.
Now, you can try out solar power with an affordable, easy to install solar panel product from Sharp. A single solar panel from its SunSnap line costs only $1,000 and includes built-in a micro-inverter and mounting assembly. Its named “SunSnap” because you can literally snap the panel into place and connect them to each other. Each panel is a 235-watt module.
With an affordable price of $1000 for each solar panel, homeowners can add to an array over time, instead of having to invest thousands of dollars up front. Sharp claims that SunSnap solar panels are easier to install than a new dishwasher!
As of the date of this publication, SunSnap is only available through solar contractors. However, Sharp will begin selling the solar panels to the public later in 2012.