Solar power in Bismarck, North Dakota
Montana-Dakota Utilities Company (MDU) offers its Bismarck customers net metering. MDU will pay its solar customers for any excess electricity their solar system generates at the avoided cost rate of electricity. The avoided cost rate is less than the retail rate, however, this is still extra money in your pocket that you can put towards future utility bills.
Bismarck residents can also take advantage of the federal solar tax credit. The tax credit is equal to 30% of the cost of a solar system and is applied to your federal income taxes. In some cases, the credit could wipe out your entire tax bill for a year! The combination of the federal tax credit and MDU’s net metering program can provide you with a great return on investment when installing a solar system in North Dakota.
Even if you are not convinced about solar we recommend that at the very least you use the solar panel calculator to find out:
- How many solar panels you need to cover your power bill;
- How suitable your house is for solar;
- What incentives your house may be eligible for;
- The cost of solar panel installation in Bismarck and whether you are eligible for zero down solar deals; and
- Your likely payback period and return on investment from installing solar
Estimate your solar savings
The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Bismarck, North Dakota in 2019 is $3.44 per watt. The average system size in the US is 6 kilowatts, which means the average price of a solar system in Bismarck, ND is $17,200. (before claiming 30% tax credit and other rebates)
What does the cost of a real solar system look like?
Facts about installing a 8.86kW solar system in Bismarck, ND
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $108, however your situation may vary so try our solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
Cash - after 30% solar tax credit
11 Years 8 Months
Average payback time
Annual power production
levilized cost of solar energy
If you don't get solar
The forecast average utility price over the next 25 years
Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 8.86kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Average total cost of solar panel installation in North Dakota
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After 30% solar tax credit
After 30% solar tax credit
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Going solar in North Dakota
Check out all of the ways energy providers of North Dakota 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.