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Houston Solar Incentives: Tax Credits & Rebates Guide 2024

Written by Lisa Iscrupe /

Edited by Jamie Cesanek

Last updated 07/18/2023

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Key Points

  • The average cost of solar panels in Houston, TX, is $19,980–$39,960 for a solar system between 6 and 12 kilowatts (kW).
  • Houston solar incentives include the Residential Clean Energy Credit, solar buyback credits through local utility companies, and personal tax exemptions.
  • Solar companies such as Freedom Solar Power, IntegrateSun, and Sunnova offer solar financing and solar leases.

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Solar power FAQs

  • The cost of solar can depend on the size of the array and the rates local installers are charging. The average cost in Texas for a solar array is $3.33 per watt. A standard 9-kW panel would then cost about $30,000 on average. It’s important to shop around and get at least three price quotes from different Houston installers to find the best price.  

  • Solar power can be a great long-term investment for many Houston homeowners, especially those with high energy usage and higher-than-average monthly electricity bills. Solar is also a great investment for people who want to ensure they have a backup power source. Solar panels with a solar battery can store excess energy in case of a temporary blackout or power outage. With energy prices rising over time, cutting those energy bills by generating your own electricity can help you save in the long run.

  • Connect with a dependable solar panel installer by filling out the solar estimator on this page. SaveOnEnergy works with trusted local solar installers to connect residents interested in solar with the top installers.

  • Solar power does not emit carbon dioxide like coal or oil, making it a green resource. It is also a completely renewable resource, since it draws its power from sunlight. Installing solar is one of the most direct ways to reduce your home’s carbon footprint.

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