The average cost to install solar on a home in Texas is $3.43 per watt, with about 80 percent of systems installed for $2.88 per watt to $4.24 per watt. This is equal to the average solar cost in the West South Central Region .
The average size of a solar system in Texas is 6.8 kilowatts, which would cost around $23,300 without any federal, state, or local incentives.
1 kilowatt of solar PV in Texas produces an average of 1,461 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, so a 6.8 kilowatt solar system would generate 9,935 kilowatt-hours of electricity every year. An average household in Texas uses 14,116 kilowatt-hours of electricity in a year.
With an average state electricity price of 11 cents per kilowatt-hour, this solar system could save a household in Texas $1,106 each year. At this rate of annual savings, the system could pay for itself in about 21 years assuming no additional system expenses. This is less than the expected 30-year lifespan of a typical solar panel.
University Park: 14.9 kilowatt system installed for $1.41 per watt by Axium Solar
Wylie: 12.5 kilowatt system installed for $2.16 per watt by Axium Solar
McKinney: 6.7 kilowatt system installed for $3.02 per watt by Axium Solar
Dallas: 10.2 kilowatt system installed for $3.22 per watt by Axium Solar
Plano: 3.1 kilowatt system installed for $1.44 per watt by Axium Solar
Fort Worth: 4.4 kilowatt system installed for $3.07 per watt by Axium Solar
Top solar companies most active in Texas include:
Advanced Solar & Electric, Axium Solar, Imagine Homes, IES Residential, South Texas Solar Systems
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Solar companies with some of the lowest system costs in Texas include:
CAM Solar, Longhorn Solar, IES Residential, Lighthouse Solar, Advanced Solar & Electric
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