Solar power in Salt Lake City, Utah
Rocky Mountain Power value every kWh of unused solar generation at retail value under their net metering program. When more energy is sent to the grid than consumed you will receive no bill and credit will be carried forward to future months at the same rate (remaining credit will expire at the end of the yearly billing cycle).
Utah currently offers a state tax credit of 25% up to $2,000 used prior to the 30% federal ITC. With about 40% of upfront costs covered and net metering wiping out all or most of your power bill there isn't a reason not to go solar in Salt Lake City. Incentives are only going to decline as your power bill increases. Even if you aren't quite sure a free estimate by entering your zip code below can help you work out where you stand.
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 Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City, Utah 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 Salt Lake City, UT 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 10.25kW solar system in Salt Lake City, UT
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $142, 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
9 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 10.25kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Salt Lake City, UT that provide pricing through the Solar-Estimate marketplace
Average total cost of solar panel installation in Utah
|System Size||Cash purchase
After 30% solar tax credit
After 30% solar tax credit
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Going solar in Utah
Check out all of the ways energy providers of Utah 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.