Cost of solar in Scottsdale, AZ

Electricity Consumption in Scottsdale

Electricity Consumption by Arizona residents averages 1061 kWh per month. It ranks #8 in the nation for savings from installing solar panels on the home.

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Solar power in Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale is a lucky city with its solar incentives and solar production being extraordinary. Arizona receives the highest amount of solar irradiation in the country meaning a solar system in Arizona produces about 60%-70% more electricity than a system of the same size in a state up north. Arizona is a lucky state in that there is a $1,000 state tax credit that is coupled with the 30% federal tax credit drastically decreasing the cost of your solar system. There is also a strong net metering law in Arizona so utilities must credit you with the full retail price of power for excess electricity exported to the grid. With solar producing a great deal of power when most homeowners are away from the house during the middle of the day net metering will help a great deal with paying off the rest of the system and then start putting cash in your pocket!

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Solar power in Arizona

The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2019 is $3.62 per watt. The average system size in the US is 6 kilowatts, which means the average price of a solar system in Scottsdale, AZ is $18,100. (before claiming 30% tax credit and other rebates)

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Facts about installing a 12.76kW solar system in Scottsdale, AZ

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $302, 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

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The forecast average utility price over the next 25 years

Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 12.76kW 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 Arizona

System Size Cash purchase
After 30% solar tax credit
Financed purchase
After 30% solar tax credit
3kw $8,337 $9,004
4kw $10,780 $11,642
5kw $13,055 $14,099
6kw $15,204 $16,420
7kw $17,150 $18,522
8kw $18,928 $20,442
9kw $20,601 $22,249
10kw $22,050 $23,814


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Going solar in Arizona

Check out all of the ways energy providers of Arizona 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
Residential Solar and Wind Energy Systems State Tax Credit State Personal Tax Credit
Solar and Wind Equipment Sales Tax Exemption State Sales Tax Incentive
Energy Equipment Property Tax Exemption State Property Tax Incentive
Net BIlling State Net Metering
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Please keep in mind that the best source of up-to-date information on incentives are the solar installers who specialize in your area.