Cost of solar in Haverhill, MA

Electricity Consumption in Haverhill

Electricity Consumption by Massachusetts residents averages 627 kWh per month. It ranks #3 in the nation for savings from installing solar panels on the home.

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Solar power in Haverhill, Massachusetts

National grid provide an SREC and a net metering program for their solar customers in Haverhill. Net metering credits unused solar generation sent to the grid at the retail rate for power. 1kWh sent to the grid cancels out the cost of another drawn from the grid at a later time and you are only billed or credited for the net of these two amounts. After covering the cost energy drawn from the grid each kWh is still credited at the retail value and may be carried over indefinitely to future bills. You may elect to have your utility pay you for excess credits.

National Grid will also pay you for your SREC's. The state of Massachusetts mandates that utilities must source a percentage of their energy from solar power otherwise they are fined. Each Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC) is evidence of 1mWh of solar production. A common 5kW system will produce about 6mWh per year and with SREC's valued at about $270 that's $1,350 in your pocket in the first year. SREC prices as the fines are slowly lowered will reduce by about $15 per year however, this will still but about $14,000 in your account over the life of your system.

Haverhill residents and business owners may also use the state tax credit of 15% of total costs up to $1,000. After subtracting your state tax credit 30% of the remaining costs can be claimed as a deduction to federal taxes. The federal solar tax credit may be spread over several years and will always cover 30% of costs no matter how large the system. Incentives like these are a rare sight to still see and must not be taken for granted as they will surely not get any better than they are now!

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Solar power in Massachusetts

The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Haverhill, Massachusetts in 2020 is $2.78 per watt. The average system size in the US is 6 kilowatts, which means the average price of a solar system in Haverhill, MA is $13,900. (before claiming 26% tax credit and other rebates)

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Facts about installing a 8.63kW solar system in Haverhill, MA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $219, however your situation may vary so try our Haverhill solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.


Net cost of system
Cash - after 26% solar tax credit

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The forecast average utility price over the next 25 years

Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 8.63kW system

Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years


(Prices shown after repayments of capital)



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Average total cost of solar panel installation in Massachusetts

System Size Cash purchase
After 26% solar tax credit
Financed purchase
After 26% solar tax credit
3kw $6,460 $6,977
4kw $8,495 $9,175
5kw $10,434 $11,269
6kw $12,343 $13,331
7kw $14,141 $15,273
8kw $15,925 $17,199
9kw $17,582 $18,989
10kw $19,240 $20,779


Going solar in Massachusetts

Check out all of the ways energy providers of Massachusetts can help you be more energy efficient and save money.

The following programs are available:
Incentive Name Eligibility Type
Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit Federal Personal Tax Credit
Residential Renewable Energy Income Tax Credit State Personal Tax Credit
Transitional SRECII program (expired) State SREC II program transitioning to SMART program
Renewable Energy Property Tax Exemption State Property Tax Incentive
Renewable Energy Equipment Sales Tax Exemption State Sales Tax Incentive
Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program State Rebate Program
Municipal Light Plant Solar Rebate Utility Rebate Program

Please keep in mind that the best source of up-to-date information on incentives are the solar installers who specialize in your area.