Cost of solar in Las Vegas, NV

Electricity Consumption in Las Vegas

Electricity Consumption by Nevada residents averages 935 kWh per month. It ranks #16 in the nation for savings from installing solar panels on the home.

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Solar power in Las Vegas, Nevada

NV Energy customers are eligible for a $245 per kW rebate for systems under 25kW. NV Energy also runs a net metering program valuing excess power sent to the grid at 95% of the retail value. Las Vegas has great solar generation meaning your savings from net metering are through the roof. After subtracting the rebate you may also claim 30% of the remaining cost as a deduction to federal taxes, you may do this spread over several years if you want. The Federal solar tax credit is set at 30% no matter the system size. With incentives this good you'd be mad not to install solar and don't wait too long as net metering returns are set to decline down to 75% of retail value.

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

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Solar power in Nevada

The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Las Vegas, Nevada 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 Las Vegas, NV is $13,900. (before claiming 26% tax credit and other rebates)

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Facts about installing a 16.2kW solar system in Las Vegas, NV

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $225, however your situation may vary so try our Las Vegas 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 16.2kW 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 Nevada

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 Nevada

Check out all of the ways energy providers of Nevada 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
Portfolio Energy Credits State Performance-Based Incentive
Net Metering State Net Metering
NV Energy - RenewableGenerations Rebate Program - Expired June 2019 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.