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.
As 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 federal tax credit — worth 26% in 2020, before dropping to 22% in 2021 — 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.
The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Tucson,
Arizona in 2020 is
$2.67 per watt. The average system size
in the US is 6 kilowatts, which means the average price of a solar system
in Tucson, AZ
(after claiming 26% tax credit and other rebates)
The 26% federal solar tax credit explained
If you have a federal income tax liability, 26% of the cost of your solar system can be claimed as a deduction to your taxes. This incentive is claimed when you do your taxes. In order to receive the tax credit quicker it's best to do your taxes as soon as possible after installation.What if my tax liability is less than 26% of my systems cost
There is the option to claim this incentive over several years if your tax liability is less than 26% of the system cost.
How much will solar panels on my home save me?
The answer to this question depends on your electricity usage. Generally speaking the greater your power usage the greater the potential savings from installing solar.
The average monthly usage in Arizona is only 1061kWh per month however, you are most likely using a lot more than this since this average includes condos and small apartments.
The Tucson solar panel savings calculator below will convert your monthly power spend into power usage (in kWh's) and then work out exactly how many solar panels you need to offset your usage, how much they will cost based on the prices of local solar companies and the amount you will save. Our Arizona solar savings calculator can do this because it contains a database of the electric rates charged by Ajo Improvement Co, Arizona Public Service (APS ), Trico Electric Cooperative Inc, Tucson Electric Power Co, USBIA-San Carlos Project, Sulphur Springs Valley E C Inc, Tohono OOdham Utility Auth, Tohono O'Odham Utility Authority
How much can solar panels save you in Tucson
What does the cost of a real solar system look like?
Facts about installing a 12.89kW solar system in Tucson, AZ
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $204, however your situation may vary so try our Tucson solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
7 Years 9 Months
Average payback time
Annual power production
Levelized cost of solar energy
If you don't get solar
Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 12.89kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Tucson, AZ that provide pricing through the Solar-Estimate marketplace.
Average total cost of solar panel installation in Tucson
After 26% solar tax credit
After 26% solar tax credit
Find out what system size you need for your home
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|
|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|
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.