How to Evaluate Solar Quotes and Choose the Best Option for Your Home with Ensolar

Embarking on the journey to install solar panels at your residence is an exciting venture. It’s crucial to understand how solar panels function, their longevity, and how they can lead to significant savings on your energy bills. Plus, you’ll want to know if you’re eligible for any solar incentives.

Once you’ve done your due diligence and decided that solar panels are the right choice for your home, the next step is to obtain quotes from various companies. At Ensolar, we understand that choosing the right solar installation can be complex. It’s not just about the lowest price or the best equipment. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you compare solar quotes effectively.

Key Takeaways

  • Start by reading customer reviews online to gauge the reputation of the solar installation company.
  • Compare quotes based on system size, cost per watt, estimated energy production, equipment used, warranties, and financing options.
  • A reliable solar installer, like Ensolar, will provide a detailed quote, answer your questions, and offer a complete project timeline.

Customer Reviews

As a first step, we recommend reading customer reviews online. Ensolar prides itself on its high customer satisfaction ratings, which you can find on our website.

Factors to Consider in Each Quote

  • Proposed system size
  • Cost per watt
  • Incentives
  • Energy production estimates
  • Projected electricity rate increases
  • Solar panel brand and model (We use Enphase)
  • Panel degradation rate
  • Financing
  • Warranties

System Size

The average size of a residential solar system in the United States is around 6 kW. However, the size you need will depend on your home’s specific energy consumption and available roof space. At Ensolar, we provide a detailed explanation for the size we recommend based on your unique needs.

Cost Per Watt

The cost per watt is a useful metric for comparing quotes for systems of different sizes. For instance, if one quote offers a 6.4-kW system for $17,600 and another offers a 7.2-kW system for $19,080, you can calculate the cost per watt to see which provides better value.


The federal solar tax credit can save you up to 30% on installation costs. State and local incentives are also available. Ensolar ensures you benefit from all eligible incentives to make your solar panel installation as affordable as possible.

Energy Production Estimates

We use advanced software to provide accurate energy production estimates based on several factors, including your location, roof direction, and shading.

Solar Panel Brands

Ensolar exclusively uses Enphase panels, known for their high quality and performance. These panels come with a 25-year warranty and have a low degradation rate, ensuring they last for decades.


Ensolar offers various financing options, including solar loans designed to help you go solar with no money down. We provide both cash and financing quotes to help you make an informed decision.

Bottom Line

After comparing quotes, you’ll likely find one company that stands out in terms of service, equipment, or price. At Ensolar, we strive to be that company for you. Once you’ve made your choice, the next steps include signing the contract and proceeding with the installation, which we’ll guide you through every step of the way.

Visit our savings calculator at to see how much you can save with Ensolar.

Congratulations on taking significant steps toward a sustainable future with residential solar power! For more information, visit our website at or call us at 833-786-6749. We’re located at 8186 Woodland Center Blvd, Tampa FL 33614, and we’re excited to help you on your solar journey.