Solar power in Augusta, Maine
Central Maine Power Company (CMP) offers its Augusta customers a net metering program.
Augusta residents can also take advantage of the federal solar tax credit. The tax credit covers a big part of the cost of a solar system and is applied to your federal income taxes. In some cases, you may be able to wipe out your entire tax bill for the year.
The combination of the federal tax credit and CMP’s net metering program can provide you with an excellent return on investment on a solar system installation in Maine!
Net Metering Broken Down
CMP will pay its solar customers for any excess electricity their solar system generates at the full retail rate of electricity. Getting the full retail rate for energy produced by a residential solar system provides great savings on your electric bill.
The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Augusta,
Maine in 2020 is
$2.58 per watt. The average system size
in the US is 6 kilowatts, which means the average price of a solar system
in Augusta, ME
(after claiming 26% tax credit and other rebates)
The 26% federal solar tax credit explained
If you have a federal income tax liability, 26% of the cost of your solar system can be claimed as a deduction to your taxes. This incentive is claimed when you do your taxes. In order to receive the tax credit quicker it's best to do your taxes as soon as possible after installation.What if my tax liability is less than 26% of my systems cost
There is the option to claim this incentive over several years if your tax liability is less than 26% of the system cost.
How much will solar panels on my home save me?
The answer to this question depends on your electricity usage. Generally speaking the greater your power usage the greater the potential savings from installing solar.
The average monthly usage in Maine is only 205kWh per month however, you are most likely using a lot more than this since this average includes condos and small apartments.
The Augusta solar panel savings calculator below will convert your monthly power spend into power usage (in kWh's) and then work out exactly how many solar panels you need to offset your usage, how much they will cost based on the prices of local solar companies and the amount you will save. Our Maine solar savings calculator can do this because it contains a database of the electric rates charged by Central Maine Power Co
How much can solar panels save you in Augusta
What does the cost of a real solar system look like?
Facts about installing a 1.92kW solar system in Augusta, ME
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $38, however your situation may vary so try our Augusta solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
7 Years 5 Months
Average payback time
Annual power production
Levelized cost of solar energy
If you don't get solar
Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 1.92kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Augusta, ME that provide pricing through the Solar-Estimate marketplace.
Average total cost of solar panel installation in Augusta
After 26% solar tax credit
After 26% solar tax credit
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Going solar in Maine
Check out all of the ways energy providers of Maine can help you be more energy efficient and save money.
The following programs are available:
Find your local rebates and incentives
Please keep in mind that the best source of up-to-date information on incentives are the solar installers who specialize in your area.