Cost of solar in Topeka, KS

Electricity Consumption in Topeka

Electricity Consumption by Kansas residents averages 940 kWh per month. It ranks #38 in the nation for savings from installing solar panels on the home.

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Solar power in Topeka, Kansas

Westar Energy offers its Topeka customers net metering. Westar will pay its solar customers for any excess electricity their solar system generates at the full retail rate of electricity. However, Westar has made it clear that they are trying to move away from crediting excess generation at the full retail rate. So, the best time to go solar in Topeka is now, while this great net metering policy is still around. 

Topeka residents can also take advantage of the federal solar tax credit. The tax credit is equal to 30% of the cost of a solar system and is applied to your federal income taxes. In some cases, you may be able to wipe out your entire tax bill for a year! The combination of the federal tax credit and Westar Energy’s net metering program can provide you with great savings when you switch to solar in Kansas!

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

 

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Solar power in Kansas

The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Topeka, Kansas in 2019 is $3.41 per watt. The average system size in the US is 6 kilowatts, which means the average price of a solar system in Topeka, KS is $17,050. (before claiming 30% tax credit and other rebates)

What does the cost of a real solar system look like?

Facts about installing a 6.21kW solar system in Topeka, KS

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $125, however your situation may vary so try our solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.

$14,736

Net cost of system
Cash - after 30% solar tax credit

8 Years 3 Months

Average payback time

8,241
kWh

Annual power production


/kWh

levilized cost of solar energy

32¢
/kWh

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 6.21kW system

Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years

$45,428

(Prices shown after repayments of capital)

 


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Average total cost of solar panel installation in Kansas

System Size Cash purchase
After 30% solar tax credit
Financed purchase
After 30% solar tax credit
3kw $7,875 $8,505
4kw $10,192 $11,007
5kw $12,355 $13,343
6kw $14,322 $15,468
7kw $16,170 $17,464
8kw $17,864 $19,293
9kw $19,404 $20,956
10kw $20,790 $22,453

 

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Going solar in Kansas

Check out all of the ways energy providers of Kansas 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
Net Metering State Net Metering
Renewable Energy Property Tax Exemption State Property Tax Incentive
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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.