Cost of solar in Tucson, AZ

Electricity Consumption in Tucson

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 Tucson, Arizona

Those of you out there in Tucson will be happy to know that you're eligible for some top notch incentives for installing solar on your house. Arizona receives the highest amount of solar irradiation in the country, a solar system in Arizona will make nearly twice as much electricity that one for example in Rhode-Island. Besides plenty of sunshine Arizona offers a $1,000 tax credit for rooftop solar that when put together with the 30% federal tax credit already covers a huge amount of the system cost. Tax credits isn't it for Arizona as there is also a strong net metering law making sure utilities pay you 1 for 1 with their retail power price for excess solar power exported to the grid.

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Solar power in Arizona

The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Tucson, 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 Tucson, AZ is $18,100. (before claiming 30% tax credit and other rebates)

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Facts about installing a 5.09kW solar system in Tucson, AZ

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $94, 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

9 Years 2 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 5.09kW 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
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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.