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Wisconsin Solar Incentives: Tax Credits & Rebates Guide 2024
  • Written by Lisa Iscrupe
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  • Edited by Hannah Hillson
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  • Last updated 09/08/2023

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Key Points

  • The average cost of solar panels in Wisconsin is around $27,160.
  • Solar energy will be an important part of Wisconsin’s decarbonization plan.
  • Wisconsin solar incentives and federal rebates can cut the cost of solar in Wisconsin by up to 30%.

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Solar power FAQs

  • The average residential solar panel system costs $27,160 in Wisconsin. The exact price you will pay for a solar system will depend on your location, size, configuration, system components, local labor and permitting costs, and more.

  • Yes. Solar power can be worth it in Wisconsin. The amount you can save by investing in solar depends on how much you spend on electricity. Solar panels could save you thousands during their typical 25 to 30-year lifespan in Wisconsin. With the current average electric bill of $119.58, you could recoup your installation costs in about 13 years.

  • It’s important to do your due diligence before picking an installer. Check customer reviews online, ask for customer references, and research any legal actions taken against the company before deciding. SaveOnEnergy can help you find a solar installer you can trust. Call the number on the screen to connect with a solar advisor.

  • Statute 700.41 allows “an owner of an active or passive solar energy system or a wind energy system to receive compensation for an obstruction of solar energy by a structure outside a neighbor’s building envelope as defined by zoning restrictions in effect at the time the solar collector or wind energy system was installed.” This law effectively protects the homeowner’s right to access the amount of sunlight that was available at the time the solar panel system was installed. According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, large-scale solar projects must take precautions to avoid protected land such as wetlands, certain habitats, and prime farmland.

  • Wisconsin residents who purchase solar with cash or finance can take advantage of the 30% federal tax credit called the Residential Clean Energy Credit. This tax credit is available nationwide. There are not any solar tax credits specific to Wisconsin; however, many Wisconsin utilities are part of the state’s Focus On Energy program, which provides a $500 rebate for solar purchases. 

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