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 Often Should Solar Panels Be Cleaned?

The simple answer is any time they become obstructed by too much debris or grime to work efficiently. How long that takes will depend on your location. If you live near a populated downtown, your panels will get covered in soot faster, but if you live in a rainy place, your panels may stay cleaner longer. As a general rule, it is best to clean and inspect your solar panels every 6 months, but you may find it makes sense to clean them more often and get full efficiency from your clean solar panels.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

What are solar panels made of?

Solar panels are made from a wide range of materials and chemicals that each contribute to the conversion of solar light into usable electricity. The main component in any solar panel are crystalline silicon wafers. These wafers are semiconductors that are able to generate electricity from sunlight in a process known as the photovoltaic effect.  In addition, solar panels use glass, wires, metal components, and batteries in order to fully convert and store the sunlight as usable energy for your home.

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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