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Published on July 16th, 2013 | by Zach

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How Much Does Solar Power Cost? How Much Does Solar Power Save? (Infographic)

July 16th, 2013 by
 

Reposted from Cost of Solar:

As I noted on Monday, the cost of solar power is insanely lower than you probably think. But, in that post, I focused on the average cost of solar panels, not specific all-in costs of going solar in your specific location. So, you might be wondering, how much does solar power cost in total?

Naturally, the huge fall in the cost of solar panels has resulted in much lower all-in costs, but those costs vary tremendously across the US due to differences in solar power incentives, solar permitting requirements, other solar power regulations, and the maturity of the solar market in different places.

Really, there’s no substitute to simply getting a solar quote. Your situation will be unique. But some research has been conducted to determine average savings and payback times in various places. Actually, as this infographic below shows, research has been done for all 50 states. (Important Note: this research was based on data from 2011 — as I noted on Monday, solar power costs have dropped considerably since then.)

As you can see in the infographic, according to this research, it cost about $10,000 on average for a homeowner to go solar in California in 2011, while at the same time it cost about $25,000 on average for a homeowner to go solar in Florida, the Sunshine State! Again, this is because California has much better solar policies. Nonetheless, even the average Floridian would save $30,000–$39,000 over the course of 20 years by going solar. In California, New York, Nevada, New Mexico, and Arizona, those savings would actually reach beyond $40,000 (on average), but in almost every state in the country, the savings would at least be over $10,000, and would more often than not be over $20,000. Who wouldn’t want to cash in on such savings?

Anyway, check out this full infographic for more:

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So, how much does solar power cost? I think the more important question is, how much does solar power save you?!

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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.



One Response to How Much Does Solar Power Cost? How Much Does Solar Power Save? (Infographic)

  1. NightCrawler1970 says:

    For now i lives in FLA, but we’re planned to move to SC, and yes we go in Solar
    Solar Tracker 6.2KW with a 10KW Testla Battery, and as backup 3.5KW VAWT wind turbine on a 26ft mast..

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