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 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.

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 energy does a solar panel produce?

Solar panels are typically going to be able to produce between 245 watts and 400 watts per hour. This means that if you live in a place that gets 6 hours of direct sunlight each day, a 300-watt solar panel will produce 1.8 kilowatt-hours and a 400-watt solar panel will produce 2.4 kilowatt-hours. Multiplied by 365, this adds up to about 650 kWh to 875 kWh per year.

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.

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.

Can Snow and Ice Damage Solar Panels?

Snow and Ice are rarely an issue for a properly installed and maintained solar panel system. Solar panels generate a good amount of heat through their operation and will usually melt any snowfall or ice accumulation. Solar panels are also almost always installed at an angle so snow and ice will generally slide right off. If your panels become entirely blocked by snow or ice, however, they will not generate power, the same as with any other debris that might cover your panels.

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.

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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