What is the price difference between string and micro inverters?
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On average, with federal solar incentives factored in, a professionally installed 5kW solar system (a common residential size) with high-quality solar panels will cost:
• $5500-$8000 for a string inverter system
• $8000-$9500 for microinverter system
The average residential solar system will pay for itself within 3-5 years in the form of lower electricity bills.