Get started with some basic pricing information below. You can also view our price sheet for more detail.
Solar Power Systems
While every site and system design is unique, comparing systems based on their price-per-watt for the complete installation is a common practice. You can use the following figures to do an estimate for yourself. Or, just skip straight to our price sheet to see a breakdown of the options we offer and their respective pricing.
Price-per-watt is based on the solar panels' power (watts) rating. Our most common rooftop solar installations of 4 kW to 8 kW are in the range of $2.20 to $2.60 per watt or $2,200 to $2,600 per kilowatt (kW). For example, a 6 kW rooftop solar power system installed for $15,000 works out to $2.50 per watt. Depending on site conditions, the price may vary plus or minus 10%.
Variables affecting the price include the roofing material, slope, and roof height. The price-per-watt generally decreases as the system capacity increases.
Price-per-panel is also useful, especially when considering adding/removing a few panels from a system. Our typical rooftop residential solar installation averages around $1,000 per solar panel (installed).
Today our standard residential solar panel is rated at 400W. Therefore you will get 1 kW for every 2.5 solar panels.
Ground-mounted solar arrays typically add $4,500 to $7,500 compared to the same number of solar panels on a roof. This depends on a variety of factors such as the terrain, ground type, and distance from the home, as excavations are required for posts and trenching for the power line.
Battery Power Systems
Our most popular whole-home AC battery power system starts at $13,500 on average for a 5 kW / 13.5 kWh capacity (complete installation), depending on the specific installation and wiring requirements. Based on the storage capacity, this works out to approximately $1,000 per kWh.
Bear in mind that AC battery systems include an integrated inverter, unlike 48V DC batteries which are sold separately from the inverter and supporting hardware that typically adds 20% or more in material and installation costs (for comparison).
Federal Tax Credit
Our pricing/quotes do not include the federal investment tax credit, as this is something you get to claim when you do your taxes for the year the system is installed. The tax credit amount is 30% of the total installed price (qualifying solar electric and energy storage property costs). The credit balance also carries over until fully utilized. See IRS form 5695 to learn more.
(Please note: We do not sell or service DIY kits, RV systems, or other mobile power systems.)