Solar Panels In Washington

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost In Washington

Of course, the average cost for solar panels will vary from city to city in Washington. The figures below represent a solar panel pricing range based on the average price per watt of $2.58.

System Size Avg. Cost Per Watt Low-End Price Average Price High-End Price
6 kWs $2.58 $11,610.00 $15,480.00 $19,350.00
8 kWs $2.58 $15,480.00 $20,640.00 $25,800.00
10 kWs $2.58 $19,350.00 $25,800.00 $32,250.00
12 kWs $2.58 $23,220.00 $30,960.00 $38,700.00
14 kWs $2.58 $27,090.00 $36,120.00 $45,150.00
16 kWs $2.58 $30,960.00 $41,280.00 $51,600.00

Please remember, these prices are based on the overall average price per watt in the entire state of Washington. The actual price may be a bit higher or lower depending on your city.

Solar Panel Rebates In Washington

While many Washington 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 85 solar rebates available in Washington. Click below to view all of the solar panel rebates currently in your state.

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Washington Solar Panels By City

Cities In Washington Where Solar Is Booming

Homeowners in Washington 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 Washington a little more green. Check out some of the cities where solar panels are popular in Washington below.

  • Auburn
    Sunlight kWh847.6080673933kWh
    % Qualified91.60%
    Med. kW Potential10.75kW
  • Bellevue
    Sunlight kWh848.3kWh
    % Qualified77.62%
    Med. kW Potential11.5kW
  • Bellingham
    Sunlight kWh846.6kWh
    % Qualified84.79%
    Med. kW Potential10.25kW
  • Everett
    Sunlight kWh838.1kWh
    % Qualified89.74%
    Med. kW Potential9.5kW
  • Federal Way
    Sunlight kWh848.3kWh
    % Qualified89.45%
    Med. kW Potential11.75kW
  • Kennewick
    Sunlight kWh1088.85kWh
    % Qualified89.08%
    Med. kW Potential12.5kW
  • Kent
    Sunlight kWh848.3kWh
    % Qualified92.35%
    Med. kW Potential11.25kW
  • Kirkland
    Sunlight kWh848.3kWh
    % Qualified78.73%
    Med. kW Potential9.75kW
  • Pasco
    Sunlight kWh1079.5kWh
    % Qualified94.04%
    Med. kW Potential13kW
  • Renton
    Sunlight kWh848.3kWh
    % Qualified92.84%
    Med. kW Potential10.25kW
  • Richland
    Sunlight kWh1088.85kWh
    % Qualified85.57%
    Med. kW Potential9.25kW
  • Seattle
    Sunlight kWh848.3kWh
    % Qualified85.49%
    Med. kW Potential7kW
  • South Hill
    Sunlight kWh843.2kWh
    % Qualified85.91%
    Med. kW Potential10.25kW
  • Spokane
    Sunlight kWh999.6kWh
    % Qualified75.51%
    Med. kW Potential7.25kW
  • Spokane Valley
    Sunlight kWh999.6kWh
    % Qualified81.86%
    Med. kW Potential9.5kW
  • Tacoma
    Sunlight kWh843.2kWh
    % Qualified92.42%
    Med. kW Potential8.75kW
  • Vancouver
    Sunlight kWh851.7kWh
    % Qualified90.47%
    Med. kW Potential12.5kW
  • Yakima
    Sunlight kWh1089.7kWh
    % Qualified89.19%
    Med. kW Potential11.5kW

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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions About Solar Panels In Washington

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

How Is Solar Energy Produced?

When the photons in sunlight hit the atoms in your solar panel, electrons can be kicked loose. Solar panels are designed to collect these disassociated electrons and store them in a battery to power your home and electronics.

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 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.

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.

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 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 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.

Fun Facts About Washington

Washington, also known as the Evergreen State, has seen a population growth of 14.60% since 2010. As of 2020, the total population was 7,705,281. You might be surprised to find out that 64.4% of the people in Washington own their homes. This means that of the 7,705,281 people in Washington, 64.4% are potentially elligible to install solar panels at their home. Click here to find out if you're elligible for solar panels. Famous for being the home of Lunar Rover, the vehicle used by astronauts on the moon; Boeing, in Seattle, makes aircraft and spacecraft, it should come as no surprise that the state motto is "Al-Ki (Chinook Jargon meaning "bye and bye")".

Washington has a total area of 66,455.52 square miles of which 93.21% is land. Washington has an average elevation of 1,700 feet and a highest elevation of 14,410 (Mt. Rainier). With this average elevation, it is probably typical that solar panels can be installed at your home.

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