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
  • Get Federal Tax Credits & Wisconsin Solar Rebates
  • 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 many solar panels do I need?

In order to figure out how many solar panels you need, you’ll need to determine how much energy your household uses, how many panels you can fit on your roof, the peak sunlight in your area, how efficient the panels you’re considering are, and whether net metering is available in your area. The easiest way to find out is to get a solar panel estimate from a local installer.

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.

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.

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 much do solar panels cost?

When it comes to the all-in price of installing solar panels, several factors can have an impact. Some of the most common factors that affect the pricing of solar panel installation are the type of solar panels you’re using, the number of solar panels you’re installing, your roof type, and interconnection costs. You can learn more about solar panel costs in this resource.

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.

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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