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How much does a solar panel system cost?

The cost of a solar panel system depends on your energy use, the system size, the equipment, your location and available rebates and incentives. Here you will find estimated home solar costs for grid-connected solar panel systems without a battery backup in the US.

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$200
$400
$600
$800
$1,000
Estimated Size
2.88 kW
5 kW
8 kW
12 kW
16 kW
20 kW
Estimated Cost
(before rebates)
$8,556
$15,768
$25,288
$37,604
$49,980
$62,475
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Home Solar 675W, Trina panels, Enphase inverter Home Solar 900W Trina solar panels, Enphase M215 Inverters, racking Home Solar 645W, Sanyo panels, Enphase inverter
Usually Ships in 2 to 3 Weeks
List Price: $3,400.00
Our Price: $2,652.00
You save $748.00!
Usually Ships in 2 to 3 Weeks
List Price: $4,000.00
Our Price: $3,250.00
You save $750.00!
Subject to availability
List Price: $4,200.00
Our Price: $3,276.00
You save $924.00!
Trina, Enphase Trina, Enphase Sanyo, Enphase
Home Solar Kit 1kW, AUO Panel, micro-inverter Home Solar 1075W, Sanyo panels, Enphase inverter Home Solar Kit 2kW, AUO Panel, micro-inverter
Usually Ships in 2 to 3 Weeks
List Price: $3,596.00
Our Price: $3,296.00
You save $300.00!
Subject to availability
List Price: $7,000.00
Our Price: $5,460.00
You save $1,540.00!
Usually Ships in 2 to 3 Weeks
List Price: $6,999.00
Our Price: $6,200.00
You save $799.00!
Home Solar Kit 1kW, AUO Panel, micro-inverter Sanyo, Enphase Home Solar Kit 2kW, AUO Panel, micro-inverter
Home Solar 2196W, Samsung panels, SMA inverter Sharp 2kW Grid Tie System SMA Home Solar Kit 4kW, AUO Panel, micro-inverter
Usually Ships in 2 to 3 Weeks
List Price: $10,000.00
Our Price: $6,708.00
You save $3,292.00!
Subject to availability
List Price: $13,000.00
Our Price: $9,999.00
You save $3,001.00!
Usually Ships in 2 to 3 Weeks
List Price: $13,900.00
Our Price: $12,000.00
You save $1,900.00!
Samsung, SMA 2kW Grid Tie System, 230W Sharp modules Home Solar Kit 4kW, AUO Panel, micro-inverter
Home Solar 5170W, panels, inverter, rack Home Solar 6344W, Samsung panels, SMA inverter Home Solar 8748W, Samsung panels, SMA inverter
Subject to availability
List Price: $19,999.00
Our Price: $12,255.00
You save $7,744.00!
Usually Ships in 2 to 3 Weeks
List Price: $25,400.00
Our Price: $15,922.00
You save $9,478.00!
Usually Ships in 2 to 3 Weeks
List Price: $33,900.00
Our Price: $21,154.00
You save $12,746.00!
Canadian Solar Kit Samsung, SMA Samsung, SMA
Home Solar 8775W, Trina panels, SMA inverter Home Solar Kit 10kW, AUO Panel, micro-inverter
Usually Ships in 2 to 3 Weeks
List Price: $33,400.00
Our Price: $23,397.00
You save $10,003.00!
Usually Ships in 2 to 3 Weeks
List Price: $31,960.00
Our Price: $27,960.00
You save $4,000.00!
Trina, SMA Home Solar Kit 10kW, AUO Panel, micro-inverter
   
 
Solar Power Your Home

The actual cost of a solar panel system will depend on whether the system is integrated into the roof-top material or mounted on top of an existing roof, the system configuration (i.e. standardized systems generally cost less), equipment options, installation costs, and the solar panel manufacturer. In California, the average residential customer uses 6,500 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per year (California Energy Commission).

The rated output of solar panel modules is assessed using the full hours of sunshine per day where one full sun hour is defined as being exposed to a solar intensity equal to 1,000 watts per square meter. Full sun hours do not indicate the number of hours that the sun is shining in a day, but rather is an indication of the intensity of the sun. Also important to note is that not all of the sunshine that strikes a solar panel cell will be converted into electricity. Typically, 15% to 25% of the energy produced is lost because of inverter and wire losses.