Solar Panels In Virginia

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost In Virginia

The average price per watt for solar panels will vary from city to city in Virginia. The below pricing represents a range of costs based on an average price per watt of $2.92.

System Size Avg. Cost Per Watt Low-End Price Average Price High-End Price
6 kWs $2.92 $13,140.00 $17,520.00 $21,900.00
8 kWs $2.92 $17,520.00 $23,360.00 $29,200.00
10 kWs $2.92 $21,900.00 $29,200.00 $36,500.00
12 kWs $2.92 $26,280.00 $35,040.00 $43,800.00
14 kWs $2.92 $30,660.00 $40,880.00 $51,100.00
16 kWs $2.92 $35,040.00 $46,720.00 $58,400.00

Keep in mind, the prices above are based on the average price per watt across all of Virginia. The real cost per watt may be higher or lower in your city.

Virginia Solar Panel Rebates

In addition to the Federal Solar Tax Credit, you might be surprised to know that there are currently at least 42 rebates available in the State of Virginia. Click the link below to see all of the solar panel rebates available in your state.

  • At Least 42 Solar Rebates
  • Get Federal Tax Credits & Virginia Solar Rebates
  • Save Thousands Of Dollars On Solar Panels In Virginia
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Virginia Solar Panels By City

Cities In Virginia Where Solar Is Booming

Homeowners in Virginia are saving huge on solar panels with solar tax credits. Find out more about how you can eliminate your energy bills, improving the value of your home, and make Virginia a little more green. Check out some of the cities where solar panels are popular in Virginia below.

  • Chesapeake
    Sunlight kWh1062.5kWh
    % Qualified81.10%
    Med. kW Potential9.25kW
  • Hampton
    Sunlight kWh1071kWh
    % Qualified81.76%
    Med. kW Potential8.25kW
  • Lynchburg
    Sunlight kWh1067.6kWh
    % Qualified83.85%
    Med. kW Potential7.75kW
  • Newport News
    Sunlight kWh1061.65kWh
    % Qualified75.38%
    Med. kW Potential8kW
  • Norfolk
    Sunlight kWh1063.35kWh
    % Qualified76.94%
    Med. kW Potential7.5kW
  • Portsmouth
    Sunlight kWh1062.5kWh
    % Qualified76.70%
    Med. kW Potential7.75kW
  • Richmond
    Sunlight kWh1050.6kWh
    % Qualified69.43%
    Med. kW Potential6.5kW
  • Roanoke
    Sunlight kWh1047.2kWh
    % Qualified81.37%
    Med. kW Potential7.5kW
  • Suffolk
    Sunlight kWh1064.2kWh
    % Qualified81.46%
    Med. kW Potential8.25kW
  • Virginia Beach
    Sunlight kWh1066.75kWh
    % Qualified83.82%
    Med. kW Potential9.5kW

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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions About Solar Panels In Virginia

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

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.

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.

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 long do solar panels last?

Solar panels have a typical lifespan of 25 to 30 years. Once solar panels reach this point they begin to decline in efficiency. However, with recent advances in solar panel technology, it could make more sense to replace your solar panels in 10 years to maximize the improved efficiency.

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 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.

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.

Interesting Info About Virginia

Virginia, also known as the The Old Dominion; Mother of Presidents, has seen a population growth of 7.90% since 2010. As of 2020, the total population was 8,631,393. You might be surprised to find out that 68.7% of the people in Virginia own their homes. This means that of the 8,631,393 people in Virginia, 68.7% 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 Virginia is the the home of The only full-length statue of George Washington, placed in capitol in 1796? it should come as no surprise that the state motto is "Sic semper tyrannis (Thus always to tyrants)".

The total land area for the State of Virginia is 39,490.09 square miles. Including water, it has an overall size of 42,774.93 square miles. The highest elevation in the State of Virginia is 5,729 feet and the lowest point is Sea level making the average elevation 950 feet. With these elevations, solar panel installation is usually a breeze.

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