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!
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 Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale, Arizona in 2018 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)
What does the cost of a real solar system look like?
Facts about installing a 5.49kW solar system in Scottsdale, AZ
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $130, 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
7 Years 5 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 5.49kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Scottsdale, AZ that provide pricing through the Solar-Estimate marketplace
Average total cost of solar panel installation in Arizona
|System Size||Cash purchase
After 30% solar tax credit
After 30% solar tax credit
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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:
|Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit||Federal||Personal Tax Credit|
|Residential Solar and Wind Energy Systems State Tax Credit||State||Personal Tax Credit|
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.