GILBERT, AZ, GOES SOLAR WITH SUNPOWER®
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The state of solar in Gilbert
We experience bountiful sunny days and hot, dry weather here in Gilbert, providing the perfect climate to take advantage of solar energy. The city sees 296 sunny days each year*, and 99% of its roofs are solar-viable.* Gilbert has also made a push towards clean energy in recent years, focusing heavily on solar in its General Plan goals.
How much solar energy does Gilbert produce?
At the beginning of 2020, the Town of Gilbert signed an agreement with the Salt River Project to purchase 2.5 MW of solar energy from the 100 MW plant in Eloy, AZ. This solar resource accounts for about 17% of the city’s municipal energy usage.
The town also receives solar power from the 2 MW solar project at the Neely Wastewater Reclamation Facility.
What are the advantages of going solar in Gilbert?
Installing a solar system could help you reduce your monthly electricity costs and contribute to Gilbert’s clean energy initiatives. You stand to save an estimated $33,000 over 20 years with a 5 kW solar system. You may even break even in as little as 7 to 8 years.*
Solar energy is the most widely available source of clean energy in the Phoenix Metro area, and Gilbert wants its residents to take advantage of this resource. Arizona recently proposed a plan to transition to 100% clean energy by 2050.* Switching your home to solar energy will show your support for this goal and encourage your neighbors to do the same.
Additionally, state legislation prohibits homeowners associations and municipalities from restricting solar panel installation on residents’ roofs. You can be sure that your solar system will adhere to Gilbert’s solar energy guidelines.
How much does solar cost in Gilbert?
The cost of a home solar system can vary, even in the same city, due to a range of factors. These include:
Available roof space
Quality of the solar system
Household’s energy needs
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.*
In Gilbert, we found that the cost of installing a 5 kW solar system ranges from $13,150 to $35,350, or in other words, from $2.63 to $7.07 per watt. And that's before considering the benefits of any available tax credits or incentives.
You may be able to take advantage of two tax credits to offset the costs of going solar. The Residential Arizona Solar Tax Credit can provide a 25% reimbursement of the cost of your solar panels with a maximum value of $1,000. Additionally, the federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) offers a 26% credit with no limit.*
What’s the best way to go solar in Gilbert?
Solar PV installations come in different shapes, sizes, and designs. Choosing the wrong system for your property could hurt your energy production potential and may end up costing you more in the long run.
If you’ve decided to go solar, your next step is to contact an expert solar provider to help you select the right system for your energy use, property size, and budget. Developing a custom installation will help you make the most of your solar system, allowing you to take advantage of clean, affordable solar energy for decades to come.
- *. Best Places. Climate in Gilbert, AZ. April 2021.
- *. Google, Project Sunroof data explorer (November 2018).
- *. Energy Sage. Solar Panels in Gilbert, AZ. April 2021.
- *. The Pheonix Business Journal. Carbon-free energy required by 2050 under Arizona Corporation Commission proposal. November 2020.
- *. Local Solar Installers 2020/2021, Solar Reviews 2021, Energy Sage 2021, Wood Mackenzie 2020, National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2020
- *. Tax credits 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.
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