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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost In Maine

The average price per watt for solar panels will vary from city to city in Maine. The below pricing represents a range of costs based on an average price per watt of $2.61.

System Size Avg. Cost Per Watt Low-End Price Average Price High-End Price
6 kWs $2.61 $11,745.00 $15,660.00 $19,575.00
8 kWs $2.61 $15,660.00 $20,880.00 $26,100.00
10 kWs $2.61 $19,575.00 $26,100.00 $32,625.00
12 kWs $2.61 $23,490.00 $31,320.00 $39,150.00
14 kWs $2.61 $27,405.00 $36,540.00 $45,675.00
16 kWs $2.61 $31,320.00 $41,760.00 $52,200.00

Please remember these prices are the average at the state level, so they may be a little different in your city.

Solar Panel Rebates In Maine

In addition to the Federal Solar Tax Credit, you might be surprised to know that there are currently at least 22 rebates available in the State of Maine. Click the link below to see all of the solar panel rebates available in your state.

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Maine Solar Panels By City

Cities In Maine Where Solar Is Booming

Homeowners around the State of Maine are eliminating their energy bills, improving the value of their homes, and making Maine a little more green. Check out some of the more popular cities for solar panels in Maine below.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Common Questions About Solar Panels In Maine

    Still have questions about getting solar panels installed at your home or property in Maine? Browse some of our most common questions and answers below.

    How much does it cost to lease solar panels?

    The cost to lease a solar panel system depends on many factors including your location, your credit, and the size of system you will need, but the average ranges from about $75 – $250 per month. The best way to find out is to speak to a solar panel installer in your area. Click here to start an online solar panel quote now.

    How do solar panels work?

    Solar panels, or solar photovoltaic panels, transform sunlight into usable energy by converting the light into an electric field that then flows into a conductive wire.  The conductive wire flows into the inverter which then transforms the electricity to an alternating current which can then be used to power a property.

    You can read our full article about how solar panels work here.

    How much do solar panels weigh?

    The average solar panel weighs about 40 pounds. This will add about 2.8 pounds per square foot to pitched roofs, and about 5 pounds per square foot for flat roofs.

    What are solar panels made of?

    Solar panels are made from a wide range of materials and chemicals that each contribute to the conversion of solar light into usable electricity. The main component in any solar panel are crystalline silicon wafers. These wafers are semiconductors that are able to generate electricity from sunlight in a process known as the photovoltaic effect.  In addition, solar panels use glass, wires, metal components, and batteries in order to fully convert and store the sunlight as usable energy for your home.

    How much energy does a solar panel produce?

    Solar panels are typically going to be able to produce between 245 watts and 400 watts per hour. This means that if you live in a place that gets 6 hours of direct sunlight each day, a 300-watt solar panel will produce 1.8 kilowatt-hours and a 400-watt solar panel will produce 2.4 kilowatt-hours. Multiplied by 365, this adds up to about 650 kWh to 875 kWh per year.

    Why are flexible solar panels less efficient?

    Flexible solar panels are limited in the materials they can be made from. Rigid solar panels can be made with more efficient components, and are generally thicker, which means more material to interact with solar rays and produce electricity.

    Do Solar Panels Create Power On Cloudy Days?

    Solar Panels still produce some electricity during cloudy days from indirect and UV light, but their production is reduced to around 15-30% of what they would create in direct sunlight.

    Interesting Info About Maine

    Maine, known locally as the Pine Tree State, has a total population of 1,362,359 as of 2020.Since 2010 the population has grown by 2.60%. The percentage of homeownership in Maine is a whopping 73.8%! This means that 73.8% of the 1,362,359 people in Maine are potentially elligible to install solar panels at their home. Click here to find out if you're elligible for solar panels. Famous for being the home of The most easterly point in the U.S., West Quoddy Head1, it should come as no surprise that the state motto is "Dirigo (I lead)".

    The total land area for the State of Maine is 30,842.92 square miles. Including water, it has an overall size of 35,379.74 square miles. Maine has an average elevation of 600 feet and a highest elevation of 5,267 (Mt. Katahdin). With this average elevation, it is probably typical that solar panels can be installed at your home.

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