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Cincinnati Solar Panels: 2024 Cost and Local Incentives

Written by Faith Foushee/

Edited by Jamie Cesanek

Last updated 08/21/2023

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Key Points

  • The average price per watt of solar panels in Cincinnati and other areas of Ohio is $3.41.
  • State and federal incentives are available to make solar panels more affordable.
  • SaveOnEnergy can help you get started with a solar installer in Cincinnati today.

Cincinnati solar power FAQs

  • Depending on size, solar in Cincinnati may cost between $17,050 to $44,330. After applying the Residential Clean Energy Credit, the range decreases to $11,95–$31,031. The total cost for your home may vary based on the number of panels, roof maintenance, and other factors. 

  • Yes. Solar energy systems can save money over time, especially with rising electricity rates in Ohio. Several financing options are available for those who want to avoid paying the upfront costs of solar, such as solar loans or leases and community solar. 

  • Some of the best solar companies operate in Cincinnati, including ADT Solar, Palmetto, and SunPower. Pricing varies by installer; consider receiving multiple price quotes to find the best fit for you. Get started by answering a few questions in the form on this page.

  • Powering your home with solar energy is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and support renewable energy goals. The process of generating solar energy is clean, meaning it does not directly result in carbon emissions. Traditional electricity is not renewable because it comes from sources like coal and gas, which are limited and negatively impact the environment.

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