Virginia ranks #25 in America for savings from installing solar panels on your home

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Virginia solar power facts


Average cost of a 5kw solar power system in 2016
Price shown before incentives


Average payback time


Average lifetime savings
Price shown after repayments of capital


Levelized cost of solar energy


If you don't get solar
The forecast average utility price over the next 25 years


Power production
(per kW of peak DC solar panels)



Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of a 5kw system

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Solar power in Virginia

In Virginia there is only the 30% federal solar tax credit available and Net Metering.

Virginia isn't a bad state for solar but it lacks in some areas as it has no solar carve out or SREC's.


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Best brands of solar panels

To find the best brands of solar panels you can use America's most trusted solar panel comparison and reviews website, SolarReviews.

However, reviews of solar panels can be a bit meaningless because most consumer owners have not had any issues and so whilst solar company reviews are very important when choosing solar installers they are of less use when choosing solar panels.

For more information to help you make an informed decision about this topic, I would recommend this article about buying solar panels.


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How much electricity will solar panels produce in Virginia

Solar panels produce different amounts of energy in different locations.

Around the Richmond area solar panels installed on a south facing 27 degree pitch roof will typically produce:

1,150 kWh per year per 1kw of peak DC (direct current) capacity

For more information about how your location, roof direction and roof tilt affects solar power production use the solar panels calculator and enter your address below.

What rebates, solar tax credits and other solar incentives are available in Virginia?

Virginia State Solar Tax Credit

A small $1,000 rebate is available for those in the TVA utility area.



Net Metering

Net matering in Virginia gives you a credit on your next bill.

To sell power to your utility a power purchase agreement must be negotiated with your utility.

Virginia Solar Calculator

Regardless of what you want to know about the economics of installing solar panels for your home or business in Virginia we have a solar calculator that can show you exactly the information your require.


You can either use our full monty solar calculator that shows you everything you could possibly want to know or you can use one of our range of smaller calculators for specific solar calculations that focus on providing you only with the specific information you require.



What you can find out about installing solar panels in Virginia using our full monty solar calculator

This solar calculator requires you to input your address, utility company, your average monthly power spend - It tells you:

If you want to see all of the above but also see live pricing, the three best solar deals available in your city and get binding quotes from each of these solar companies then use this solar panels calculator. This calculator requires you to also input your name and contact details because most of our 200+ installer partners will only authorize the sharing of their live solar pricing where we have validated that you are a real homeowner with a home in their service area. We respect the privacy of your data and only share your contact details with the solar companies you ask us to get binding quotes from.


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How much do solar panels cost in Virginia

$3.10 per watt

Cash purchased solar system
Before 30% solar tax credit

$3.50 per watt

Financed solar system
Before 30% solar tax credit

15¢ cents/kWh

Av. 15 year term, 2.5% price escalator

What are the pros and cons of buying solar panels for your home in Virginia

With Net Metering and the Federal Tax credit solar power for your home or business in Virginia is still a good investment. If you're a Virginia home owner you'd be kicking yourself you didn't install solar while these brilliant incentives are still around.

The incentives and sun shine in Virginia do lack a bit but the incentives still there make solar worth it. Enter your details to calculate the cost and savings you are likely to get from installing solar panels for your home.