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Texas Solar Panels Pricing and Incentives

Is solar right for your home?

Written by Caitlin Ritchie

Edited by Hannah Hillson

Last updated 01/06/2023

8 min read


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Incentive Sources Details
TXU Energy Home Solar Buyback Residential customers enrolled in the TXU Energy Home Solar Buyback program receive bill credits for the excess energy their solar panels generate.
Austin Energy Residential Solar PV Rebate Program Austin homeowners who install solar panels are eligible for a $2,500 rebate. Customers can only collect this rebate if they complete Austin Energy’s solar education course and install qualifying solar products.
Garland Power & Light EnergySaver Solar Rebate Program Customers of this utility who install a solar system can receive utility bill credits for every kWh of excess solar energy their system generates.
CPS Energy Solar PV Rebate Program Residential and commercial customers of CPS Energy are eligible to receive a rebate ranging between $2,500 and $3,600 for energy generated by their solar panels.
City of Sunset Valley PV Rebate Program Sunset Valley offers a rebate to local homeowners who install solar systems on their properties, up to $1.00/W. The rebate amount is capped at $3,000 per household.
Federal Tax Credit Homeowners in Texas who install solar panels on their primary or secondary residence can claim a 30% federal tax credit for systems installed from the beginning of 2022 to the end of 2032. There’s no cap on the amount you can claim. This tax credit does not apply to solar leases or PPAs.

Texas solar power FAQs

  • The cost of solar panels in Texas, or anywhere else in the U.S., will depend on several key factors, including your energy consumption, solar system size, solar panel types, local installation costs, and others. The average Texas resident can expect to pay about $35,740, depending on system size and before applying federal tax credits and other incentives that can help lower the upfront cost.

  • Yes, solar panels are a sound investment if you live in Texas. If you decide to install them, you’re likely to save a considerable amount on your monthly energy bill and experience a shorter payback period. A solar system can also increase the resale value of your home.

  • Your savings from solar panels will largely depend on how much energy you use and how much your system generates. The average electricity bill for Texas residents was $158.30 as of September 2022. Your 20-year savings could reach around $12,974. You can further maximize your savings if there are state financial incentives you can take advantage of.

  • Numerous professional solar companies in Texas can help you install and make the most of your solar system. Before selecting a solar installer, read reviews and testimonials about the company, ask for references, and research their company history. You should also get multiple quotes from different installers to ensure you are making an informed choice. To speak with a solar expert about your options, call the number listed on this page or fill out the form.

  • Reducing your dependence on traditional electricity sources, such as coal or natural gas, slashes your home’s greenhouse gas emissions. As a clean and renewable energy resource, solar power doesn’t emit carbon dioxide or methane. Using solar panels will reduce your home’s carbon footprint.

  • The cost of solar panels in Texas, or anywhere else in the U.S., will depend on several key factors, including your energy consumption, solar system size, solar panel types, local installation costs, and others. The average Texas resident can expect to pay about $35,740, depending on system size and before applying federal tax credits and other incentives that can help lower the upfront cost.

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