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Cost of a 6 kW Solar-Powered System

Jessica PirroOctober 2, 20199650

If you’re interested in getting a solar panel installation, at some point you have seen quotes for a few different solar-powered system sizes and at some point, you have most likely seen a quote for a 6 kW solar-powered system. When it comes to getting a solar panel installation in the United States because in most places they are going to produce the right amount of solar electricity to meet an average household’s daily electrical needs.

A few things that have made getting a solar panel installation much easier is a lease for solar and power purchase agreements. Getting a lease for solar and power purchase agreements have made getting a solar panel installation accessible for almost anyone with a roof, but what happens if you’re thinking about purchasing a solar-powered system? Since you are probably going to be spending your own money, you are going to want to be more selective about who the solar installer is.

If you are thinking about installing a 6 kW solar-powered system on your rooftop there are a few things you should know. Like, how much does a 6kW solar-powered system cost, how much solar electricity is a 6kW solar-powered system going to produce and how are you going to know if you are getting the best deal?

The Cost of Solar For a 6 kW Solar-Powered System

Since July 2019, the average cost of solar in the United States is $2.99 per watt, which equals out to $17,940 for a 6 kW solar-powered system. Meaning that the total cost of solar for a 6 kW solar-powered system is going to be $12,558 after the 30% Federal ITC discount.

The Cost of Solar for a 6 kW Solar-Powered System in Your State

There are a few different pricing data that have been provided by pre-screened solar panel installation companies. The tables below are going to give a rough estimation of the range of the prices around each state, before the federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is taken into account.

You should keep in mind you may qualify for additional rebates for solar and solar incentives. In the table below the main takeaway should be: If your solar panel installation quote is significantly higher than the estimated prices, make sure you ask questions. There may be a good reason to pay more, but if that is the case, you should know the reason why and understand how the offer delivers better value.    

The Cost of a 6 kW Solar-Powered System in Your State?

State

6 kW Solar-Powered System Cost

Arizona

$16,380 - $20,340

California

$15,780 - $19,740

Colorado

$17,100 - $20,700

Florida

$13,200 - $18,360

Massachusetts

$17,040 - $20,880

Maryland

$14,580 - $18,660

New Jersey

$15,300 - $20,340

New York

$15,720 - $22,800

Texas

$15,420 - $18,780

Washington

$14,940 - $18,900

These are the prices after the 30% tax credit has been deducted, and they are only an indication of what the prices may be.

If you want a more accurate price estimation you can go to HaHaSmart and use the price checker tool.

How Much Solar Electricity Will a 6 kW Solar-Powered System Produce?

How much solar electricity a solar panel installation is producing is going to depend on a few factors, which include the quality of the equipment that is used in the solar-powered system and the angle and orientation of the solar panels themselves.

However, the biggest determining factor depends on the amount of sunlight that your area receives. An example is, a 6 kW solar-powered system in San Diego, California is going to produce about 20% more solar electricity annually than a solar-powered system that is in the Northeast US.

In the second table, it is going to show the average daily, monthly and annual solar electricity production number for a 6 kW solar-powered system in various US cities. As it listed below the solar-powered systems that are located in the sunnier cities. These figures, among other back-of-envelope calculations, might help figure out how much money you are going to save on your power bill.

Daily Output of a 6 kW Solar Panel Installation in the U.S. Cities

City

Average Daily kWh

Average Monthly kWh

Average Annual kWh

Austin, TX

24.4

741

8,894

Boston, MA

21.7

661

7,931

Cleveland, OH

20.0

608

7,290

Denver, CO

25.1

765

9,175

Hartford, CT

20.5

623

7,472

Las Vegas, NV

28.9

880

10,565

Los Angeles, CA

26.0

792

9,501

Miami, FL

24.0

732

8,778

New York City

21.0

637

7,649

Phoenix, AZ

28.4

865

10,379

Seattle, WA

17.9

545

6,542

Trenton, NJ

21.4

652

7,818

Sunshine isn’t The Only Factor

The numbers in the table above are going to help you calculate how much money you are may potentially save on your energy bill by getting a solar panel installation. But it is important to keep in mind that solar electricity production is only one factor to determine how much much money a solar panel installation can save you.

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