Chandler, Arizona goes solar with SunPower®
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The state of solar in Chandler
Chandler is no stranger to solar power. City officials exemplified their commitment to solar energy when Chandler became the first city in Arizona to recognize solar systems in its municipal zoning code. The city has installed solar roof systems on several municipal buildings, including its police facility, maintenance building, and public parking structures.
How much solar energy does Chandler produce?
Chandler had an estimated 1,500 solar installations throughout the city as of November 2018,*Google, Project Sunroof data explorer (November 2018). including numerous city-owned arrays. While no data is available for residential installations, city-owned systems generated between 1,500,000 and 2,000,000 kWh in 2020 alone.
City of Chandler Sustainability Report, November 2020
In December 2020, the city of Chandler began receiving power from a 100 MW solar plant about 20 miles outside the city. Chandler's Wells Fargo campus is also set to receive 6.5 MW of power from a new array expected to come online in April 2022.*Business Wire. Wells Fargo and Ameresco to Install Solar Generation Assets at Nearly 100 Wells Fargo Properties in Seven States. February 2020.
What are the advantages of going solar in Chandler?
Installing a solar system on your roof is a practical way to save money on your electricity bills and do your part to reduce carbon emissions in our community. You could save upwards of $31,000 on electricity costs over 20 years with a 5 kW system. These savings often lead to a break-even point between 7 and 8 years.*Energy Sage. Solar Panels in Chandler, AZ. April 2021.
With ample roof space, and plentiful sunlight year-round, 98% of the rooftops in the city are solar viable. If Chandler reached this full solar potential, carbon emissions throughout the city would reduce by 1.2 million metric tons, equivalent to the carbon offsets produced by 30 million tree seedlings grown over ten years.*Google, Project Sunroof data explorer (November 2018).
How much does solar cost in Chandler?
The cost of a home solar system can vary, even in the same city, due to a range of factors. These include:
Angle of the roof
Quality of the solar system
To help you understand the price of going solar in your area, we've analyzed SunPower price quotes, as well as quotes gathered by third-party sources for thousands of homeowners across the country.*Local Solar Installers 2020/2021, Solar Reviews 2021, Energy Sage 2021, Wood Mackenzie 2020, National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2020
In Chandler, we found that the cost of purchasing a 5 kW solar system ranges from $12,900 to $20,100, or in other words, from $2.58 to $4.02 per watt. And that's before considering the benefits of any available tax credits or incentives.
Arizona offers several incentives to encourage homeowners to go solar. The Arizona Energy Equipment Property Tax Exemption ensures you won’t have to pay additional property taxes when your home’s value increases from solar panel installation.
Arizona also offers net metering, a program by which you can transfer your unused solar energy back to your electricity provider. This program helps you to offset your initial installation costs with credits on future energy bills, and ensures that your excess solar power doesn’t go to waste.*The availability of net metering varies by location and is subject to change. Visit dsireusa.org for detailed solar policy information.
Additionally, you also may be able to take advantage of the 30% federal tax credit (no limit) and the 25% Residential Arizona Solar Tax Credit (capped at $1,000).*Incentives, rebates, and tax credits vary and are subject to change. Consult your tax advisor regarding the solar tax credit and how it applies to your specific circumstances. Visit dsireusa.org for detailed solar policy information.
What’s the best way to go solar in Chandler?
Solar systems vary in quality, design, energy production, and durability. Not all solar installations are created equal, and it is essential that you contact a professional to determine the right system for your needs.
When you schedule a consultation with a reputable solar provider, they’ll examine your property size, available roof space, average energy usage, and budget, then use this information to customize the perfect solar solution for your home.
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