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Solar Energy Installation in Austin

1.4% of Austin homes use solar energy

1.4% of Austin homes use solar powercompared to the U.S. National Solar Adoption Rate of 1.25%

The installation cost in Austin ranges from $4,698 to $106,568.
Austin residents who switch to solar may be eligible for federal and state tax credits, exemptions, and loans.
Most of the Austin residents who switched to solar chose SunPower panels.
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Calculate Your Cost

The price of going solar is decreasing thanks to improved technology and lower material costs. The cost/watt of solar power for homes located in Austin in 2016 was $3.72, compared to the national average of $4.18 and is decreasing by 33 cents per year. Meanwhile, the average cost of solar panels and installation in Austin is $24,152.

What Size is Your Home?

System Size

9.6 kW

System Cost


Pay-off Time

16 Years

For the most accurate cost estimate, connect with an experienced installer in your area.

Rebates and Savings

Austin TX residents who switch to solar are eligible for these local, state and federal tax programs.

Program NameProgram TypeAmount
Residential Renewable Energy Tax CreditTax Credit30% before 2020 26% during 2020 22% during 2021
Residential Energy Conservation Subsidy Exclusion (Personal)Tax ExemptionFull rebate amount excluded from taxable income
Renewable Energy Systems Property Tax ExemptionProperty Tax Exemption100% of increase in appraisal value from install is exempt
Austin Energy Residential Solar PV Rebate ProgramRebate$.50/Watt- decreases as goals are met
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