The Cost of Solar Panels in PA

Cost of Solar Panels in PA


Are you considering solar panels for your home or business in Pennsylvania?

The cost of solar in PA does vary, and although most people save money, it’s still important to consider your actual cost and make sure solar energy is right for you!

How Much Do Solar Panels Cost In PA?

According to official industry data for 2022, the average cost of a solar in Pennsylvania is $12,281 to $20,216 before applying for solar incentives. That means the average cost per watt for solar panel installation in PA ranges from $2.64 to $3.56 per watt.

REMEMBER, these costs can be reduced significantly if you work with a state-licensed specialist like us to apply for programs that often make solar panel installations FREE!

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This chart shows the average price of solar PV systems based on system size:

System size*Avg. cost
per watt
Roof space
Average cost
(before tax credit)
Average cost
(after tax credit)
4 kW$3.07267 sq/ft$12,281$8,596
5 kW$3.09333 sq/ft$15,466$10,826
6 kW$3.37400 sq/ft$20,216$14,151
8 kW$3.36533 sq/ft$26,901$18,830
10 kW$3.36667 sq/ft$33,628$23,540
12 kW$3.36800 sq/ft$40,306$28,214
20 kW$3.391,333 sq/ft$67,844$47,491

*Note: The chart above shows the average cost of solar panels in PA before and after Pennsylvania’s federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar.

The numbers above can help you get a general idea of how much solar costs, however the cost of solar in Pennsylvania can vary depending on several factors including your annual electricity usage, the type of solar panels you choose, any solar incentives you may qualify for and more.

That is why it is always a good idea to get a free solar estimate from a trusted Pennsylvania solar company.

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Taking Advantage of Other PA Solar Incentives

Pennsylvania offers a wide variety of solar programs and incentives that can help make the price of solar installation more affordable. In addition to the federal Solar Investment Credit (ITC), Pennsylvania also offers Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs) and Pennsylvania Net Metering.

SRECs are a special solar incentive program that enables Pennsylvanians to sell the energy that their panels generate back to the energy grid. Utilities agree to buy SRECs from homeowners and business owners to meet Pennsylvania’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) goal of sourcing 18% of its electricity needs from renewable resources by 2025.

Pennsylvania Net Metering is another significant solar policy in Pennsylvania which determines how a residential solar PV system is connected with the energy grid. Net metering allows solar homeowners to sell their excess solar electricity back to the utility at the same price at which you would purchase it on the open market.

This allows homeowners to store additional energy and offset some of the costs of solar when their panels produce more energy than needed for the month. Many utility companies offer net metering, however, PECO Energy is known as being the best-in-class when it comes to net metering programs in Pennsylvania.

Is Solar Worth It For Your Home or Business?

Solar energy continues to be one of the best investments for Pennsylvanians year after year. In fact, many PA homeowners are able to save more than $30,000 in electricity costs by switching to solar.

At EcoGen America we are proud to help you evaluate your energy options. Contact us to speak with our local Pennsylvania solar experts and get a FREE savings quote today!

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