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.

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 many solar panels do I need?

In order to figure out how many solar panels you need, you’ll need to determine how much energy your household uses, how many panels you can fit on your roof, the peak sunlight in your area, how efficient the panels you’re considering are, and whether net metering is available in your area. The easiest way to find out is to get a solar panel estimate from a local installer.

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.

Can Solar Panels Withstand Hail Storms?

Yes! Properly installed solar panels are much more resilient than people imagine. Just because they’re thin and reflective like glass doesn’t mean they are fragile. In fact, many solar panel owners report extensive damage to the rest of their home, cars, and property, while their solar panel system stays undamaged. The angle and direction the panels are installed facing make the biggest difference regarding their vulnerability during a hail storm, and like the rest of your property they can be insured against hail damage.

How much electricity do solar panels produce?

A typical residential solar panel is rated to produce between 250 and 400 watts of power per hour. Your average solar panel systems have between 1 kW and 4 kW capacity. Solar panels’ output varies depending on a number of factors, such as their capacity, size, location, and shade conditions. For example, a 4 kW solar panel system on an average-sized house can produce around 2,500 to 2,850 kWh of electricity in a year.

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.

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 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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