We want to install solar panels on our home. How much will it cost and how can I find out more?

Asked by Randy Thompson
Afton, WY

5,500 square foot home, facing west; elevation about 6,800 feet.


Jason Kliwinski

Answered by Jason Kliwinski

Lambertville, NJ

The Green Living and Building Center

November 19, 2010

The cost of solar can vary by region significantly.

I would recommend contacting local solar installers for a free evaluation. The evaluation should tell you:

  • size of the system,
  • installation cost,
  • available incentives, and
  • payback.

If you can't find a local vendor, I can complete this evaluation for you remotely.


For more information:

Read Anthony Addesso's Q&A "I want to convert to solar energy. Where do I start?"

Also, read Christine and Robert Boles's Q&A "How much will it cost to install solar panels on my 2,000-sq.-ft. home in San Francisco?"

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