Solar Panel Calculator: Get An Estimate of Your Solar Installation Costs

Rather than trying to fry your brain when trying to figure out how much it costs to install solar panels on your house, you can use a solar panel calculator.  It’s much easier than pulling out paper and pencil and trying to drudge up the algebra from your 5th grade class to see if you can afford solar energy.

Of course, you can ask your son or daughter to help you out, but it’s easier to use this solar panel calculator.  This solar panel calculator will give you a rough estimate of the size and cost of the solar energy system you need for your house.

Remember, it’s not the actually solar installation cost, but a rough estimate.  It’s really easy to use.  All you’ll need to know is how much energy you use per month (in kWh) which you can find on your power bill. You’ll also need the name of your power company and your home’s zip code.

The end result will be the total solar installation cost (estimated) of installing a solar electric system on your home.  You can find out how much solar energy you can expect for your area, the estimated solar installation cost of the system, and any solar incentive costs.

Solar incentive costs are how much you’ll save over a 25 year period and any solar rebates or solar tax credits or solar tax deductions you’ll receive from any energy programs in your area.  You can also see the carbon footprint you leave now and what it will be after your solar panel installation.

Remember, this is a rough estimate, not the actually cost.  The actual solar installation cost will come from the solar installation company after a full site evaluation.  You can get a site evaluation from a professional solar installer for free.  Realize that they have costs the solar panel calculator may not add in to the total cost that are unique to your home’s orientation, roof pitch, etc.  Also, remember, there are solar energy programs that will give you a solar rebate for installing solar panels, which they will be much more informed about than this solar panel calculator.  You can save up to 30% of the cost of your energy system with the various local, state, and federal solar incentives available for a solar installation.

So, what are you waiting for…

Please Note: This solar panel calculator only covers the United States and its Territories. It doesn’t cover calculations for Canada and its Provinces or make energy estimates for other Non-U.S. areas. Sorry…

First to better understand where these calculations come from you should read about how solar power costs are calculated here.

Second, the financial analysis provided by this solar power calculator is based upon the energy bill savings you can expect and the net system cost, after all the tax credits and other incentives are applied.

But remember that the results are based upon many assumptions and the limited data you will enter. What does that mean? We can’t figure the exact solar installation costs of your solar panel system based on the limited information you will be providing, but we can give you a really good estimate using this solar panel calculator.

The great news is that in most cases your system will cost less than this solar panel calculator predicts because of the other solar incentives you can find on the DSIRE website ( that might apply to you and your special case vice the general case we are assuming with this solar power calculator.

And most importantly you must understand that an actual site assessment by a trained professional solar installer will be needed to determine the actual solar installation costs and benefits of installing a solar panel installation on your property.

So lets get to it. Start by entering your address in the solar calculator below to begin estimating your system’s cost…