Cost of solar in San Antonio, TX

Electricity Consumption in San Antonio

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 San Antonio, Texas

Besides net metering and the 30% federal solar tax credit there is a $0.60 per watt rebate for CPS energy customers. Upfront incentices already cover about 50% of the costs! Under CPS' net metering program each kWh of unused solar generation is valued 1 for 1 with energy drawn from the grid. Solar is a no brainer for your home or business in San Antonio and no one should have to miss out on these incentives. Get a free estimate by entering your zip code below!

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

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Solar power in Texas

The average cost of installing residential solar panels in San Antonio, 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 San Antonio, TX is $12,600. (before claiming 26% tax credit and other rebates)

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Facts about installing a 16.73kW solar system in San Antonio, TX

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $220, however your situation may vary so try our San Antonio solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.


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

8 Years 11 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 16.73kW 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
CPS Energy - Solar PV Rebate Program Utility Rebate Program
Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative - Renewable Energy Rebates 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.