How Much Solar Power Do I Need For A $200 Electric Bill?
Solar Power Estimate
This is a solar power estimate* based on a $200 monthly electric bill. A 5kW or 5,000 watt solar panel system could offset most of your energy use. Results will vary based on actual energy use, location and installation factors.
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Your Solar Savings See how much you could save with home solar panels.
Other benefits of solar power
Increase your home value
Clean, healthy, renewable energy
$60,655 over 25 years
$2,160 per year
$180 per month
ASSUMPTIONS Your current electricity cost
Solar panels have a 25 year warranty, so we use 25 year costs for comparison
$81,979 over 25 years
$2,400 per year
$200 per month
Your Solar Panel System
Reduce your $200 monthly electric bill. 1 kW = 1 kilowatt or 1,000 watts DC; kWh = kilowatt hours AC
Your Solar Cost
Estimate includes system design, permits, solar panels, solar inverter, rooftop racking, all hardware components, installation and warranty, minus a 30% Federal energy tax credit. (Sticker price: $18,749)
Your New Utility Cost
What you could pay for electricity after installing solar panels
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*Note: These are current solar price estimates as of December 2012, amounts may vary based on your location and installation factors. The 25 year utility cost includes a conservative 2.5% annual electricity price inflation rate. Inflation may vary by utility. According to the Department of Energy, the national average for annual electric utility price inflation is 4%, while some states are as high as 7% or 8% annual inflation. The estimated kWh produced per month assumes 230 watt or 250 watt solar panels and 5 sun hours per day. Results may vary based on location and installation factors. How much solar power do you need for a $200 electric bill?