Arizona ranks #8 in America for savings from installing solar panels on your home

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Arizona solar power facts


Average cost of a 5kw solar power system in 2016
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The forecast average utility price over the next 25 years


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(per kW of peak DC solar panels)



Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of a 5kw system

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Solar power in Arizona

Arizona residents are extremely lucky when it comes to solar incentives. Besides the 30% of the system cost being covered by the 30% tax credit Arizona also has a net metering law so excess power exported to the grid is given a credit that is 1 for 1 with retail power rates on your electric bill. On top of all this there is also a state tax credit of $1,000 although small still excellent considering most states don't have any state level tax credit.

Arizona also has the highest level of solar irradiation in the entire United States so solar produces about 180% more than what it does in places such as New York. With excellent incentives and amazing sun coverage solar for your home or business is a no brainer in Arizona.


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Best brands of solar panels

To find the best brands of solar panels you can use America's most trusted solar panel comparison and reviews website, SolarReviews.

However, reviews of solar panels can be a bit meaningless because most consumer owners have not had any issues and so whilst solar company reviews are very important when choosing solar installers they are of less use when choosing solar panels.

For more information to help you make an informed decision about this topic, I would recommend this article about buying solar panels.


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How much electricity will solar panels produce in Arizona

Solar panels produce different amounts of energy in different locations.

Around the Phoenix area solar panels installed on a south facing 23.5 degree pitch roof will typically produce:

1,752 kWh per year per 1kw of peak DC (direct current) capacity

For more information about how your location, roof direction and roof tilt affects solar power production use the solar panels calculator and enter your address below.

What rebates, solar tax credits and other solar incentives are available in Arizona?

Arizona residents are very fortunate since besides net metering and the 30% federal tax credit the government also offer a $1,000 state tax credit.



Net Metering in Arizona

Luckily Arizona home and business owners are able to enjoy full net metering.

Many people don't understand the importance of net metering policy to the residential solar industry. Solar by its nature generates most power during the middle of the day when most people are at work or school and little power is being used in the home. Net metering means that for every unit of surplus solar generation generated during the day you effectively get a credit for a kilowatt hour of power purchased from the grid at another time.

This gives you as an owner of a residential solar system the full retail value of every kWh (kilowatt hour) of power your solar system generates.



Simplified Arizona Interconnection guidelines

No statewide guidelines are in place so it can be a slight headache but I wouldn't worry as your local solar pros handle all this.


Arizona Solar Calculator

Regardless of what you want to know about the economics of installing solar panels for your home or business in Arizona we have a solar calculator that can show you exactly the information your require.


You can either use our full monty solar calculator that shows you everything you could possibly want to know or you can use one of our range of smaller calculators for specific solar calculations that focus on providing you only with the specific information you require.



What you can find out about installing solar panels in Arizona using our full monty solar calculator

This solar calculator requires you to input your address, utility company, your average monthly power spend - It tells you:

If you want to see all of the above but also see live pricing, the three best solar deals available in your city and get binding quotes from each of these solar companies then use this solar panels calculator. This calculator requires you to also input your name and contact details because most of our 200+ installer partners will only authorize the sharing of their live solar pricing where we have validated that you are a real homeowner with a home in their service area. We respect the privacy of your data and only share your contact details with the solar companies you ask us to get binding quotes from.


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How much do solar panels cost in Arizona

$3.10 per watt

Cash purchased solar system
Before 30% solar tax credit

$3.50 per watt

Financed solar system
Before 30% solar tax credit

15¢ cents/kWh

Av. 15 year term, 2.5% price escalator

What are the pros and cons of buying solar panels for your home in Arizona

The advantages of installing solar panels is there is both net metering and the federal tax credit. In addition, Arizona produces the most electricity from solar in the whole country so less panels are needed to wipe out your bill.

The disadvantage of installing solar panels Incentives aren't as impressive in some states but overall still above average there is no reason to not go solar in Arizona. Enter your details to calculate the cost and savings you are likely to get from installing solar panels for your home.