Solar Panels In Wisconsin

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost In Wisconsin

The average price per watt for solar panels will vary from city to city in Wisconsin. The below pricing represents a range of costs based on an average price per watt of $.

System Size Avg. Cost Per Watt Low-End Price Average Price High-End Price
6 kWs $2.10 $9,450.00 $12,600.00 $15,750.00
8 kWs $2.10 $12,600.00 $16,800.00 $21,000.00
10 kWs $2.10 $15,750.00 $21,000.00 $26,250.00
12 kWs $2.10 $18,900.00 $25,200.00 $31,500.00
14 kWs $2.10 $22,050.00 $29,400.00 $36,750.00
16 kWs $2.10 $25,200.00 $33,600.00 $42,000.00

Please remember these prices are the average at the state level, so they may be a little different in your city.

Wisconsin Solar Panel Rebates

While many Wisconsin 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 53 solar rebates available in Wisconsin. Click below to view all of the solar panel rebates currently in your state.

  • At Least 53 Solar Rebates
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  • Save Thousands Of Dollars On Solar Panels In Wisconsin
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Wisconsin Solar Panels By City

Cities In Wisconsin Where Solar Is Booming

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

  • Appleton
    Sunlight kWh969.33031253711kWh
    % Qualified73.28%
    Med. kW Potential8.25kW
  • Eau Claire
    Sunlight kWh962.72402977982kWh
    % Qualified72.49%
    Med. kW Potential9.5kW
  • Green Bay
    Sunlight kWh959.65kWh
    % Qualified70.93%
    Med. kW Potential8.25kW
  • Janesville
    Sunlight kWh962.2kWh
    % Qualified78.10%
    Med. kW Potential10.25kW
  • Kenosha
    Sunlight kWh984.3kWh
    % Qualified91.92%
    Med. kW Potential8kW
  • Madison
    Sunlight kWh984.3kWh
    % Qualified73.01%
    Med. kW Potential10kW
  • Milwaukee
    Sunlight kWh985.99948286352kWh
    % Qualified81.53%
    Med. kW Potential6kW
  • Oshkosh
    Sunlight kWh971.55kWh
    % Qualified80.09%
    Med. kW Potential7.75kW
  • Racine
    Sunlight kWh973.25kWh
    % Qualified83.81%
    Med. kW Potential6kW
  • Sheboygan
    Sunlight kWh982.6kWh
    % Qualified79.66%
    Med. kW Potential7kW
  • Waukesha
    Sunlight kWh980.9kWh
    % Qualified83.18%
    Med. kW Potential10.25kW
  • West Allis
    Sunlight kWh986kWh
    % Qualified77.40%
    Med. kW Potential5.5kW

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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions About Solar Panels In Wisconsin

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

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.

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.

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.

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 are solar panels made?

Solar panels are comprised of an array of solar cells (photovoltaic cells). These cells, made of silicon semiconductors, absorb sunlight to create electricity and then transfer the energy into the inverter. The cells are then networked together inside of a case along with some other components to create the panel. You can read more about how a solar panel is made in this article.

Can Solar Panels Withstand Hurricanes?

When properly installed, especially in hurricane-prone areas like Florida, the strict installation regulations ensure that solar panel systems are as safe as the rest of your home and roof. In many circumstances, the added reinforcement actually helps the home and roof fare better in a hurricane than a home without solar panels. Of course, as in any natural disaster, anything can happen and there is no way to guarantee your solar panels won’t sustain damage or be ripped up along with the roof.

Interesting Info About Wisconsin

Wisconsin, known locally as the Badger State, has a total population of 5,893,718 as of 2020.Since 2010 the population has grown by 3.60%. The percentage of homeownership in Wisconsin is a whopping 71%! This means that 71% of the 5,893,718 people in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin is the the home of The typewriter, invented in Milwaukee in 1867? it should come as no surprise that the state motto is "Forward".

The total area for Wisconsin is 54,157.80 square miles. When you factor in water area, it has an overall size of 65,496.38 square miles. Wisconsin has an average elevation of 1,050 feet and a highest elevation of 1,951 (Timms Hill). With this average elevation, it is probably typical that solar panels can be installed at your home.

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