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.

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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.

Can Solar Panels Withstand Hurricanes?

When properly installed, especially in hurricane-prone areas like Florida, the strict installation regulations ensure that solar panel systems are as safe as the rest of your home and roof. In many circumstances, the added reinforcement actually helps the home and roof fare better in a hurricane than a home without solar panels. Of course, as in any natural disaster, anything can happen and there is no way to guarantee your solar panels won’t sustain damage or be ripped up along with the roof.

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.

How much does it cost to clean solar panels?

The prices range greatly depending on the size of the solar panel system that needs cleaning, the panel’s location, and the angle of your roof. The harder it is to get up to and reach your panels the more you can expect to pay. In general, costs can range from $20 – $30 per panel, but will depend on the specific company you contract.

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 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.

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.

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.

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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