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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 lease solar panels?

The cost to lease a solar panel system depends on many factors including your location, your credit, and the size of system you will need, but the average ranges from about $75 – $250 per month. The best way to find out is to speak to a solar panel installer in your area. Click here to start an online solar panel quote now.

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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