Solar Panels In Massachusetts

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost In Massachusetts

The average price per watt for solar panels will vary from city to city in Massachusetts. The below pricing represents a range of costs based on an average price per watt of $3.04.

System Size Avg. Cost Per Watt Low-End Price Average Price High-End Price
6 kWs $3.04 $13,680.00 $18,240.00 $22,800.00
8 kWs $3.04 $18,240.00 $24,320.00 $30,400.00
10 kWs $3.04 $22,800.00 $30,400.00 $38,000.00
12 kWs $3.04 $27,360.00 $36,480.00 $45,600.00
14 kWs $3.04 $31,920.00 $42,560.00 $53,200.00
16 kWs $3.04 $36,480.00 $48,640.00 $60,800.00

Bare in mind, the estimated prices you see above are based on the average cost per watt in Massachusetts. The average price per watt in your city might be a little higher or lower depending on your city or county.

Solar Panel Rebates In Massachusetts

While many Massachusetts homeowners are aware of the 26% Federal Tax Credit, fewer people are aware of the solar rebates available at the state level. As of January 2022, there are 84 solar rebates available in Massachusetts. Click below to view all of the solar panel rebates currently in your state.

  • At Least 84 Solar Rebates
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  • Save Thousands Of Dollars On Solar Panels In Massachusetts
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Massachusetts Solar Panels By City

Cities In Massachusetts Where Solar Is Booming

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

  • Boston
    Sunlight kWh980.9kWh
    % Qualified80.90%
    Med. kW Potential6.75kW
  • Brockton
    Sunlight kWh970.7kWh
    % Qualified74.43%
    Med. kW Potential6.75kW
  • Chicopee
    Sunlight kWh963.05kWh
    % Qualified81.48%
    Med. kW Potential7.75kW
  • Fall River
    Sunlight kWh991.1kWh
    % Qualified90.17%
    Med. kW Potential7.5kW
  • Lowell
    Sunlight kWh970.7kWh
    % Qualified81.55%
    Med. kW Potential6.5kW
  • Lynn
    Sunlight kWh974.1kWh
    % Qualified83.19%
    Med. kW Potential6kW
  • New Bedford
    Sunlight kWh991.1kWh
    % Qualified89.14%
    Med. kW Potential7.25kW
  • Newton
    Sunlight kWh970.7kWh
    % Qualified67.09%
    Med. kW Potential6.25kW
  • Quincy
    Sunlight kWh970.7kWh
    % Qualified80.09%
    Med. kW Potential5.75kW
  • Springfield
    Sunlight kWh963.05kWh
    % Qualified72.25%
    Med. kW Potential6kW
  • Worcester
    Sunlight kWh978.35kWh
    % Qualified78.39%
    Med. kW Potential7kW

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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions About Solar Panels In Massachusetts

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

How do you clean solar panels?

In most cases, cleaning your solar panels isn’t really necessary. They get a great rinse off every time it rains. However, if you live in a dry state you may need to clean them from time to time. It’s generally advised that you hire a professional to do this so that you don’t do any unintended damage to your solar panels. However, if you plan to do it yourself, it’s not all that difficult. All you really need is a hose, a good brush, and some patience. Make sure to take your time and gently, but thoroughly scrub the panels until all the dirt and debris is removed.

How many solar panels can I fit on my roof?

On average, you can fit about 25 to 28 solar panels for every 500 square feet of roof space. However, in some cases, homeowners will not be able to utilize the entire roof space due to shading or roof grade.

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.

What is the best way to clean solar panels?

In most cases, your solar panels will get a good cleaning every time it rains. However, if you’re in an area that doesn’t get rain very often, you can use a garden hose, a large sponge, and mild dish soap to clean your solar panels. Never use harsh chemicals, pressure washers, or any abrasives that might scratch the surface of your panels. Many solar panel installation companies will also offer inexpensive panel cleaning and maintenance.

How long does it take to break even on solar panels?

The time it takes to break even on your solar panel investment will depend on a number of things including the total cost for your system, whether you’re financing or you buy outright, and several other factors. However, the typical time range to break even is about 8 to 11 years for most residential solar panel systems.

Can Snow and Ice Damage Solar Panels?

Snow and Ice are rarely an issue for a properly installed and maintained solar panel system. Solar panels generate a good amount of heat through their operation and will usually melt any snowfall or ice accumulation. Solar panels are also almost always installed at an angle so snow and ice will generally slide right off. If your panels become entirely blocked by snow or ice, however, they will not generate power, the same as with any other debris that might cover your panels.

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.

Interesting Facts About Massachusetts

Massachusetts, also known as the Bay State; Old Colony State, ranks number 15 overall for population. It has seen a population growth of 7.40% since 2010. The percentage of homeownership in Massachusetts is a whopping 65.3%! This means that 65.3% of the 7,029,917 people in Massachusetts are potentially elligible to install solar panels at their home. Click here to find out if you're elligible for solar panels. Did you know that Massachusetts is the the home of The first World Series, 1903: the Boston "Americans" (became the Red Sox in 1908) vs. the Pittsburg Pirates (Pittsburgh had no "h" between 1890?1911)? it should come as no surprise that the state motto is "Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem (By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty)".

Massachusetts has a total area of 7,800.06 square miles of which 7,800.06 square miles is land. The average elevation in Massachusetts is 500 feet with the highest point being Mt. Greylock at an elevation of 3,487 feet. The lowest point in Massachusetts is Atlantic Ocean. This type of landscape is generally advantageous for solar panels.

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