Mississippi ranks #51 in America for savings from installing solar panels on your home

Solar power in Mississippi

Mississippi residents don't have as many incentives available as some other states, but there are still plenty of reasons for homeowners to go solar. Besides the 30% of the system cost being covered by the 30% tax credit, Mississippi also has net metering allowing excess power exported to the grid is given a credit that is 1 for 1 with retail power rates on your electric bill. On top of that there is also an $1,000 rebate provided to consumers of Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) when installing a new solar power system.

With great incentives and amazing sun coverage solar for your home or business is a no brainer in Mississippi.


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Solar power in Mississippi

Mississippi solar power facts


Average cost of a 5kw solar power system in 2019
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The forecast average utility price over the next 25 years


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Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of a 10.84kW system

This 10.84kW system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill in Mississippi is $150, however your situation may vary so try our solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.

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How much do solar panels cost in Mississippi

$3.51 per watt

Cash purchased solar system
Before 30% solar tax credit

$3.91 per watt

Financed solar system
Before 30% solar tax credit

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Av. 15 year term, 2.5% price escalator

What are the pros and cons of buying solar panels for your home in Mississippi

The advantages of installing solar panels in Mississippi is that it's one of the sunniest states in the country and exceeds 5 peak sun hours on average each day. The 30% federal tax credit is offered for home-owners installing a new solar power system, which would save you a generous amount during your first year. Consumers of Tennessee Valley Authority save a further $1,000 off the cost of a new solar power system, a flat rate paid to home-owners and another great reason to go solar in Mississippi.

The disadvantage of installing solar panels Is that despite the excellent sun exposure enjoyed by Mississippi the distributed solar sector has struggled to gain traction. There aren't as many incentives available to Mississippi home-owners compared to other states, unfortunately there have been inconsistent and underfunded policies to support solar. However considering the incentives that are available, there are still plenty of great reasons to go solar in Mississippi. Enter your details to calculate the cost and savings you are likely to get from installing solar panels for your home.

Best brands of solar panels

To find the best brands of solar panels you can use America's most trusted solar panel comparison and reviews website, SolarReviews.

However, reviews of solar panels can be a bit meaningless because most consumer owners have not had any issues and so whilst solar company reviews are very important when choosing solar installers they are of less use when choosing solar panels.

For more information to help you make an informed decision about this topic, I would recommend this article about buying solar panels.


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How much electricity will solar panels produce in Mississippi

Solar panels produce different amounts of energy in different locations.

Around the Jackson area solar panels installed on a south facing 23.5 degree pitch roof will typically produce:

1,752kWh per year per 1kw of peak DC (direct current) capacity

For more information about how your location, roof direction and roof tilt affects solar power production use the solar panels calculator and enter your zipcode below.


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What rebates, solar tax credits and other solar incentives are available in Mississippi?

A fantastic incentive for consumers of Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is a $1,000 rebate for home-owners who purchase a new solar power system. This is a flat rate paid to home-owners and a great reason to go solar in Mississippi.

One of the main government incentives available to home-owners in Mississippi is the 30% federal solar tax credit. Originally set to expire in 2007, but due to it's popularity with home-owners, congress have since extended the expiration date to 2021. In 2020 the federal solar tax credit will drop to 26% and reduce further to 22% in 2021. If you've been thinking about getting solar for a while but haven't gotten around to it, now's the time to get on-board and take advantage of the governments 30% tax credit and save some money while you can.



Net Metering in Mississippi

Luckily Mississippi home and business owners are able to enjoy net metering. However as Mississippi is one of only a few states without state wide net metering standards, it means that the utility companies have full control of their net metering policy.

Many people don't understand the importance of net metering policy to the residential solar industry. Solar by its nature generates most power during the middle of the day when most people are at work or school and little power is being used in the home. Net metering for homeowners in Mississippi means that for every unit of surplus solar generated during the day you effectively get a credit for half a kilowatt hour of power purchased from the grid at another time. This gives you as an owner of a residential solar system half the retail value of every kWh (kilowatt hour) of power your solar system generates.



Simplified Mississippi Interconnection guidelines

No statewide guidelines are in place so it can be a slight headache but I wouldn't worry as your local solar pros handle all this.

Mississippi Solar Calculator

Regardless of what you want to know about the economics of installing solar panels for your home or business in Mississippi we have a solar calculator that can show you exactly the information your require.


You can either use our full monthly solar calculator that shows you everything you could possibly want to know or you can use one of our range of smaller calculators for specific solar calculations that focus on providing you only with the specific information you require.



What you can find out about installing solar panels in Mississippi using our full monthly solar calculator

This solar calculator requires you to input your address, utility company, your average monthly power spend - It tells you:

If you want to see all of the above but also see live pricing, the three best solar deals available in your city and get binding quotes from each of these solar companies then use this solar panels calculator. This calculator requires you to also input your name and contact details because most of our 200+ installer partners will only authorize the sharing of their live solar pricing where we have validated that you are a real homeowner with a home in their service area. We respect the privacy of your data and only share your contact details with the solar companies you ask us to get binding quotes from.


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Going solar in Mississippi

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

The following programs are available:
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Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit Federal Personal Tax Credit
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Your city may have further incentives to offer. Please keep in mind that the best source of up-to-date information on incentives are the solar installers who specialize in your area.