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Washington D.C. Solar Incentives: Tax Credits & Rebates Guide 2024

Written by Jordan Smith /

Edited by Jamie Cesanek

Last updated 09/13/2023

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Key Points

  • Residents in Washington, D.C., can purchase solar panels to power their homes and save on electricity costs.
  • Federal and local solar incentives can help reduce your overall installation cost.
  • A typical 6-kilowatt residential solar system costs $23,940 in Washington, D.C., before factoring in savings from incentives.

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Solar power FAQs

  • A typical solar panel system in Washington, D.C., costs an average of $23,940. If you include savings from the 30% federal tax credit, you would have a total net cost of around $16,758.

  • Solar power is a great investment for many people, especially if you can afford to purchase your system. Washington, D.C., has an average payback period of 12 years. Solar panels have an estimated lifespan of 25–30 years, meaning you can look forward to well over a decade of substantial electricity savings.

  • You can find a good solar installer by comparing quotes and services offered by various companies. With the resources from SaveOnEnergy, you can gain the knowledge you need to select a trusted contractor. Enter your information on our solar estimator to connect with an energy expert about the next steps of your solar journey.

  • Solar panels don’t generate carbon dioxide when they produce energy. As a result, going solar can help reduce greenhouse gas levels and combat climate change. Solar is also a renewable energy source since the panels generate power every time the sun shines. In contrast, traditional power sources like coal and gas can only be burned once.

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