Tucson Goes Solar with SunPower®
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The state of solar power in Tucson
With an average of well over 300 sunny days per year in Tucson, it's no wonder that the Solar Energy Industries Association* (SEIA) ranks Arizona as one of the top five states for solar energy output. Since the approval of the Renewable Energy Standard and Tariff in 2006*, which required utility companies to provide at least 15% of power from renewable energy sources, the solar energy market has rapidly expanded throughout the state.
Tucson's sun-soaked plains invite its residents, businesses, government facilities, nonprofits, and more to experience clean energy with solar solutions.
How much solar energy does Tucson produce?
Tucson's reputation as one of the sunniest cities in Arizona has its advantages! With 307 solar companies throughout the state and enough solar installed to power more than 750,000 homes, the SEIA* indicates that Arizona's total solar energy output currently provides 7.59% of the state's electricity, with ample room for growth.
What are the advantages of going solar in Tucson?
Besides the reliable and renewable energy that comes from solar power—and the decrease in utility bills—Arizona law favors clean energy with legislation that overrides any local restrictions barring property owners from the use or installation of solar panels. That means that any homeowner may convert their home to solar power without the hassle of local ordinances or HOA regulations.
Arizona offers considerable tax credits for both residential and commercial property owners who wish to convert a home or business to solar energy.
The Residential Solar and Wind Energy Systems Tax Credit, along with credits for installation stub-outs for solar hot water heaters and 100% sales tax exemptions for the purchase of eligible solar equipment, means there are lots of opportunities for Tucson residents to save money on going solar.
The Arizona Corporate Non-Residential Solar and Wind Tax Credit, the state allows a credit up to $25,000 per year for solar panel installation on a single building, or a total credit of $50,000 per year for any business, with no minimum restrictions concerning the size of the solar energy system.
What to consider when going solar in Arizona
With a 45% decrease in the price of solar energy over the last five years*, clean energy has never been more affordable or advantageous.
Be sure to talk to a local solar expert to learn how state and federal solar tax breaks, rebates, and incentives may lead to significant savings.
With sunny days most days of the year, Tucson, AZ, is well-positioned to take advantage of the solar energy boom, which means cleaner energy for your city and lower utility bills for you.
How much does solar cost in Tucson?
The cost of a home solar system can vary, even in the same city, due to a range of factors, such as:
Quality of the solar system's panels and parts
Angle of the roof
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 Tucson in 2021, we found that the cost of purchasing a 5 kW solar system ranges from $12,950 to $33,250, or in other words from $2.59 to $6.65 per watt. And that's before considering the benefits of any available tax credits or incentives.
What's the Best Way to Go Solar in Tucson?
Before taking the next step with solar systems, keep in mind that quality, durability, and appearance vary based on the solar installation provider you choose.
SunPower takes the guesswork out of going solar, offering free consultations to assess your wants and needs, comprehensive solar and storage solutions, and the most efficient solar panels on the market.* We'll consider your unique needs and offer recommendations that best suit your clean-energy and financial-savings goals.
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SunPower is the top commercial solar provider in the U.S.* Schedule a commercial solar consultation today.
- *. Number one by capacity based on delivered projects. Source: Wood Mackenzie, 2019
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