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The state of solar in Scottsdale

Scottsdale, AZ, is among the sunniest cities in the U.S. with 299 sunny days per year,* upwards of 45% more than the national average. It's no surprise then that 98% of the rooftops in the city are solar viable,* a point that's sure to contribute to the proposed statewide initiative of achieving 100% clean energy by 2050.*


How much solar energy does Scottsdale produce?

As of 2019, Scottsdale city officials have issued over 4,455 residential solar PV permits and 748 solar hot water permits. Through these solar installations, Scottsdale has reduced enough greenhouse gas emissions to equal removing 7,129 cars from the road.

The city of Scottsdale also has just under 1 MW of installed solar at municipal facilities and is considering three new installations that would triple that capacity.*

What are the advantages of going solar in Scottsdale?

Many Arizonans consider Scottsdale the Hollywood of Arizona due to its numerous resorts, upscale living areas, and high-end retail options. Because the city is an Arizona trendsetter, when Scottsdale residents switch to solar energy, they set an example for the rest of the state to follow.

To encourage residents to go solar, the City of Scottsdale offers free green building materials and a wide range of green building workshops. City officials make it as easy as possible to switch to solar energy and help Arizona reach its clean energy goals.

Additionally, installing a solar system can lead to significant electricity cost savings. Scottsdale residents can save an average of $45,013 over a 25-year period after switching to solar energy, making solar panels a cost-efficient investment. Many systems pay for themselves within 7-10 years.*

How much does solar cost in Scottsdale?

The state of solar in Scottsdale

The cost of a home solar system can vary, even in the same city, due to a range of factors. These include:

  • Local weather

  • Local HOA

  • Available roof space

  • Shaded 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.

In Arizona, we found that the cost of purchasing a 5 kW solar system ranges from $13,250 to $19,850, or in other words, from $2.65 to $3.97 per watt. And that's before considering the benefits of any available tax credits or incentives.

Like many states, Arizona offers monetary incentives to encourage residents to go solar. The Residential Arizona Solar Tax Credit allows qualified Arizona residents to receive a 25% credit (up to $1,000) on their state income taxes.*

You also may be able eligible for a 26% federal solar tax credit, along with state sales and property tax exemptions.* While switching to solar energy feels like a substantial investment at first, it can save you a significant amount of money in the long run.

What's the best way to go solar in Scottsdale?

Solar systems come in a range of designs, types, and sizes. The system that will work best for your property depends on factors such as your:

  • Available roof space

  • Typical energy use

  • Budget

  • Preferred design

Some systems generate excess power that you can store in a battery—or send back to utility company for a credit—while others meet your expected energy use more precisely, minimizing the number of panels on your roof. Working with a professional solar energy company is the best way to ensure your solar system meets your wants and needs, stands up to decades of use, and produces the best environmental impact. A reputable solar energy company should offer a free consultation where before signing a contract, you receive a system design, monthly electric bill savings estimate, price quote, and an overview of available incentives and tax credits.

If you're looking to go solar in Scottsdale, SunPower can help. Schedule a free consultation with one of our solar experts to get solar for your home, reduce your electricity costs, and help prevent pollution.

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  • *. Best Places. Climate in Scottsdale, AZ, March 2021.
  • *. Project Sunroof data explorer (November 2018).
  • *. Radazzo, AZ Central, Arizona Regulators May Impose Big Boost in Energy Requirements – 100% Clean Energy by 2050, July 2020.
  • *. Schutsky, Scottsdale Progress, Scottsdale Considering 3 Solar Projects, March 2019.
  • *. Solar Reviews, Guide to Solar Panels in Scottsdale, AZ, August 2020.
  • *. Local Solar Installers 2020/2021, Solar Reviews 2021, Energy Sage 2021, Wood Mackenzie 2020, National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2020
  • *. Incentives, rebates, and tax credits vary and are subject to change. SunPower does not warrant, guarantee or otherwise advise its customers about specific tax outcomes or their ability to qualify for local incentives. Consult your tax advisor regarding the solar tax credit and how it applies to your specific circumstances. Your SunPower Dealer can help you determine incentives available in your area. You can also visit the dsireusa.org website for detailed solar policy information.
  • *. Incentives, rebates, and tax credits vary and are subject to change. SunPower does not warrant, guarantee or otherwise advise its customers about specific tax outcomes or their ability to qualify for local incentives. Consult your tax advisor regarding the solar tax credit and how it applies to your specific circumstances. Your SunPower Dealer can help you determine incentives available in your area. You can also visit the dsireusa.org website for detailed solar policy information.
  • *. Wood Mackenzie, US PV Leaderboard (March 2021). SunPower ranked #1 in cumulative commercial volume 2017-2020
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