Things to Consider Before Installing Solar Panels | LED Phantom

There are a few things to keep in mind before you install solar panels. First, you'll need to find a reputable solar panel provider. Here at LED Phantom, we're equipped with experts who can answer all of your solar related questions.


Quite a few factors influence your total solar cost , including the size of your setup, your energy usage, and your utility company’s net metering policies. The good news is that solar rebates and federal and local incentives can drastically reduce the overall cost. 

Both your upfront out-of-pocket costs or your monthly payments depend on the size, type, and efficiency of your panels. Typically the more efficient your panels are, the higher the purchase cost. 

Business owners can enter a PPA (power purchase agreement), where you buy the energy, but not the solar equipment. This means you get the benefit of constant electricity rates, with no upfront costs. 



Installing solar panels is a significant investment for most people. You want to be sure the panels and equipment have been performance-tested over a number of years and have a proven track record for high quality. You’ll need to reach out to your specific installer for their track record and tests. 

On average, solar panels have a performance length of around 25 years and a useful life surpassing 40 years.

Before you install solar panels, there are a few things to keep in mind. Solar panels can save you money on your energy bills, but they require considerable initial investment. Make sure you do your research and understand the pros and cons of installing solar panels before making a decision.

Lease or purchase?

You'll need to decide whether you want to lease or purchase your solar panels. Leasing solar panels can be a great option if you're not ready to make a long-term investment. However, purchasing solar panels will ultimately save you more money in the long run.


Finally, you'll need to find a qualified solar panel distributor and installer. Installing solar panels is a big job, so it's important to find someone who knows what they're doing. Once you have all of this information, you'll be ready to install solar panels and start saving money on your energy bills!


At LED PHANTOM , we know it’s important to work with a company you can trust. We’ve outfitted many homes and businesses with solar panel installations, and want you to be our next happy customer. 

Ready to make the switch to solar? Contact us by calling +1 (630) 225-9300 or complete our online inquiry form to begin your free consultation.