Glendale, Arizona goes solar with SunPower®
SunPower is bringing clean energy to this Sahuaro Ranch Park city
The state of solar in Glendale
We see no shortage of sunshine here in Glendale—a full 294 days of sunshine each year, in fact.*Best Places. Climate in Glendale, AZ. April 2021. This ample access to sunlight offers a prime opportunity to benefit from solar energy. Like most of Arizona, Glendale is pushing to increase clean energy adoption and reduce carbon emissions. The city even offers a yearly “Clean and Green” calendar with ways for residents to reduce pollution, waste, and more.
How much solar energy does Glendale produce?
As of November 2019, Glendale, AZ, had an estimated 1,900 solar installations throughout the city. 97% of the city’s rooftops are also solar-viable, meaning they are positioned to receive at least 75% of the maximum sunlight available at any given time. If every solar viable roof in Glendale had solar panels, the city could produce 2.2 million MWh of solar energy each year.*Google, Project Sunroof data explorer (November 2018).
Via their Solar Power Sustainability Initiative, Glendale installed its first solar-powered electric vehicle charging station at the Oasis Water Treatment Campus. Luke Air Force Base in Glendale is also home to several solar arrays with a combined capacity of 13.5 MW. These panels meet roughly 24% of the base’s power needs.*AZ Central. Luke Air Force Base, with the Arizona sun, on target with renewable energy goals. March, 2019.
What are the advantages of going solar in Glendale?
The average Arizona home uses 1,030 kWh of electricity each month. The levelized cost of solar energy is about $0.05 per kWh, compared to a projected $0.22 per kWh over the next 25 years for electricity from the grid.*Solar Reviews. Solar Panels in Glendale, AZ. April 2021.
Given all the above, going solar could save you up to $175 each month on your electricity bill, which equates to around $2,101 a year. At that rate, your solar system would pay for itself within a decade.
Beyond the monetary considerations, transitioning to solar power will reduce your carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions in our community. While one system is unlikely to have a massive impact, the more households with solar PV systems, the more that impact will grow.
The City of Glendale makes it easy to go solar, too. They publish their Residential Photovoltaic System Requirements online to streamline the application and permit process and ensure that your system is up to code.
How much does solar cost in Glendale?
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
Available roof space
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.*Local Solar Installers 2020/2021, Solar Reviews 2021, Energy Sage 2021, Wood Mackenzie 2020, National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2020
In Glendale, AZ, we found that the average cost of owning a 5 kW solar system ranges from $12,650 to $4.26, or in other words, from $2.53 to $4.26 per watt. And that's before considering the benefits of any available tax credits or incentives.
Glendale residents can benefit from a couple of government incentive programs to offset the costs of going solar. The Residential Arizona Solar Tax Credit offers a 25% credit based on your total solar installation costs with a maximum of $1,000. You may also be able to pair this incentive with the 30% federal tax credit, which has no limit.*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. SunPower Dealers can help you determine incentives available in your area. Visit dsireusa.org for detailed solar policy information.
What’s the best way to go solar in Glendale?
If you’ve decided to switch to solar power, your next step is to schedule a consultation with a local solar provider. Solar panels vary in durability, quality, and design. A skilled solar professional can help you choose the right system for your property size and available roof space.
You should be given a chance to ask questions, view a custom system design, and cost and savings estimate. Your solar installer can also walk you through any solar incentives or tax benefits.
If you’re ready to get started, SunPower is happy to help. Request a free consultation and we’ll follow up with a quick call to schedule a time that works for you. You can also call us directly at (800) 786-7693.
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