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A 15 kW Solar-Powered System's Cost and Electricity Output

Jessica PirroSeptember 12, 20192530

If you have a high electricity bill, getting a 15-kilowatt (kW) solar-powered system installed on your property will be a great way to significantly reduce your monthly costs. To maximize your long-term savings with solar energy, you are going to want to be confident that you are getting a good price for your solar panel installation. There’s a way to ensure that you are getting the best price for your solar-powered system: compare multiple offers for a 15kW solar-powered system against the prices that other customers who have gotten a 15 kW solar panel installation in the area, the amount of solar electricity you can expect your 15 kW solar-powered system to produce, and what you can expect the cost of solar to be for you.

How much does a 15 kW Solar-Powered System Cost?

The average cost of solar panels in the U.S. is $2.98 per watt, making the average cost of solar for a 15 kW solar-powered system $44,700. When you factor in the 30% Federal Invest Tax Credit (ITC), the average cost of solar for a 15 kW solar-powered system is going to be $31,290.  

What a 15 kW Solar Panel Installation Will Cost in Your State:

To understand the range of the cost of solar that solar energy customers are paying for a 15 kW solar-powered system across the United States. It is important for prospective solar energy customers you should look into what other customers are paying in your state, to ensure that they are getting the best deal on their solar panel installation.

In the table below there are ranges of prices that homeowners have paid for a 15 kW solar-powered system in different states. These prices indicate the gross cost, which means that the federal tax credit for solar panels has yet to be deducted. Depending on the location of your solar panel installation, you might be able to get solar incentives or rebates from the state government, local government, or utilities that can reduce the out-of-pocket cost of solar panels even further. Some of the states will also have a market for solar renewable energy certificates (SRECs), which means that you can earn an additional income by selling the SRECs that your solar-powered system generates.

Even if you are living in an area that doesn’t offer any additional solar incentives or rebates, you can ensure that you can get the best price for your solar panel installation by reviewing offers from multiple solar energy companies. Homeowners who compare different solar-powered system offers from different can help save homeowners around 20 percent on their solar panel installation.

The Cost of a 15 kW Solar-Powered System in my State?

State

15 kW Solar-Powered System Price Range

Arizona

$40,950 - $50,850

California

$39,450 - $49,350

Colorado

$42,750 - $51,750

Florida

$33,000 - $45,900

Massachusetts

$42,600 - $52,200

Maryland

$36,450 - $46,650

New Jersey

$38,250 - $50,850

New York

$39,300 - $57,000

Texas

$38,550 - $46,950

Washington

$37,350 - $47,850

Homeowners can use these numbers as a point of reference for homeowners as they begin the process of shopping for solar panels for your home. But there many different factors that are going to affect the cost of solar panels. An example, if the homeowner chooses to get high-efficiency equipment for solar panels or if they have to get special accommodations for complicated rooftops the solar panel installation will cost more. If you receive a quote for a solar panel installation that is a lot higher than the average cost of solar in your state, just ask for an explanation. Most reputable reputable solar installers will have no issues with walking you through the cost of solar step-by-step.

How Much Electricity is a 15 kW Solar-Powered System Going to Produce?

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has done some research about solar panels, the amount of sunshine where you live is the most important factor that is going to determine the amount of solar electricity that your solar panels are producing. For example, a 15 kW solar panel installation that is located in Phoenix is going to generate around 25 % more solar electricity over the lifetime of the solar-powered system than the same solar panel installation located in Boston. But you don’t have to live in Arizona for solar panels to a good option for you, if your electricity bill is on the high size, solar panels are going to a smart investment for you.

In the table below is an estimated average solar electricity production numbers for a 15 kW solar-powered system in cities across the United States. As a comparison, the average U.S. household is going to use around 867 kilowatt-hours (kWh) a month, a total of 10,400 kWh per year.

Solar Electricity Output of a 15,000 W Solar-Powered System in United States Cities

City

Average Daily kWh

Average Monthly kWh

Average Annual kWh

Austin, TX

60.9

1,852

22,224

Boston, MA

54.3

1,651

19,815

Cleveland, OH

49.9

1,518

18,213

Denver, CO

62.8

1,910

22,918

Hartford, CT

51.2

1,556

18,671

Las Vegas, NV

72.3

2,199

26,384

Los Angeles, CA

65.1

1,978

23,739

Miami, FL

60.1

1,828

21,936

New York City, NY

52.4

1,593

19,114

Philadelphia, PA

53.6

1,628

19,536

Phoenix, AZ

71.1

2,161

25,926

Seattle, WA

44.8

1,362

16,339

Want to Go Solar?

If you have decided that you want to get a solar panel installation, you can see how much it is going to cost you by going to HaHaSmart and use the price checker tool.

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