Cost of solar in Salt Lake City, UT

Electricity Consumption in Salt Lake City

Electricity Consumption by Utah residents averages 793 kWh per month. It ranks #14 in the nation for savings from installing solar panels on the home.

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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 for Salt Lake City to find out:

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Solar power in Utah

The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2020 is $2.67 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 $13,350. (before claiming 26% tax credit and other rebates)

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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 Salt Lake City solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.


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

8 Years 5 Months

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 10.25kW 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 Utah

System Size Cash purchase
After 26% solar tax credit
Financed purchase
After 26% solar tax credit
3kw $6,371 $6,881
4kw $8,288 $8,951
5kw $10,101 $10,909
6kw $11,855 $12,803
7kw $13,468 $14,545
8kw $14,978 $16,176
9kw $16,450 $17,766
10kw $17,760 $19,181


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:
Incentive Name Eligibility Type
Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit Federal Personal Tax Credit
Renewable Energy Systems State Tax Credit State Personal Tax Credit
Net Billing State Net Metering

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