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
  • Get Federal Tax Credits & Massachusetts Solar Rebates
  • 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.

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 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 efficient are solar panels?

Modern solar panels are usually about 15% to 18% efficient. This means that 15% to 18% of the sunlight they absorb gets turned into energy. The remaining sunlight is lost as heat, warming the solar panel casing. That being said there are a number of factors that can impact the overall efficiency such as the solar panel age, materials they’re made with, and average sun exposure.

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 much do solar panels cost?

When it comes to the all-in price of installing solar panels, several factors can have an impact. Some of the most common factors that affect the pricing of solar panel installation are the type of solar panels you’re using, the number of solar panels you’re installing, your roof type, and interconnection costs. You can learn more about solar panel costs in this resource.

How are solar panels made?

Solar panels are comprised of an array of solar cells (photovoltaic cells). These cells, made of silicon semiconductors, absorb sunlight to create electricity and then transfer the energy into the inverter. The cells are then networked together inside of a case along with some other components to create the panel. You can read more about how a solar panel is made in this article.

How big are solar panels?

Residential solar panels are typically 65 inches by 39 inches or 3.25 feet by 5.4 feet, although there are some variations among manufacturers. Each panel will also weigh about 40 pounds on average.

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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