Cost of solar in Katy, TX

Electricity Consumption in Katy

Electricity Consumption by Texas residents averages 1168 kWh per month. It ranks #13 in the nation for savings from installing solar panels on the home.

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Solar power in Katy, Texas

Alba energy offers Katy solar customers a rebate of up to $4,500 and the ability to sell power back to the grid with their net metering policy. Net metering requires your utility to credit unused solar generation sent to the grid at the retail power price offsetting the cost of power drawn from the grid on a 1 for 1 basis. When more power is exported to the grid than consumed customers are credited on future bills or even payed if credit still remains at the end of the 12 month billing cycle. With plenty of sun net metering in Katy can save or even make you some serious money and also factor in that with the rebate and 30% tax credit a solar system here is way cheaper!

If you have a taxable income you can claim 30% of the system costs as a deduction to federal taxes after deducting your rebate first. The federal solar tax credit can be used in increments over several years if you wish and is also set to cover 30% no matter how large the system. Incentives in Katy are extremely rare and being so generous it is unlikely they will last long. Put in your zip code below to view how many solar panels you need, how much it will cost and how long it will take to get your money back!

Even if you are not convinced about solar we recommend that at the very least you use the solar panel calculator for Katy to find out:

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Solar power in Texas

The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Katy, Texas in 2020 is $2.52 per watt. The average system size in the US is 6 kilowatts, which means the average price of a solar system in Katy, TX is $12,600. (before claiming 26% tax credit and other rebates)

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Facts about installing a 14.9kW solar system in Katy, TX

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $208, however your situation may vary so try our Katy solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.


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

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Average payback time


Annual power production


levilized cost of solar energy


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The forecast average utility price over the next 25 years

Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 14.9kW 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 Texas

System Size Cash purchase
After 26% solar tax credit
Financed purchase
After 26% solar tax credit
3kw $5,972 $6,450
4kw $7,785 $8,408
5kw $9,546 $10,310
6kw $11,189 $12,084
7kw $12,795 $13,818
8kw $14,267 $15,409
9kw $15,718 $16,975
10kw $17,020 $18,382


Going solar in Texas

Check out all of the ways energy providers of Texas 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
Renewable Energy Property Tax Incentive State Property Tax Incentive

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