TOPEKA, KS, GOES SOLAR WITH SUNPOWER®
Top City goes head over heels for clean solar energy
The state of solar in Topeka
Sunny Topeka sees an average of 215 sunny days per year. Between the climate and the flat, open landscape, Topeka homeowners have a smart opportunity to take advantage of clean energy while reducing their carbon footprint with solar panel systems.
In fact, a whopping 94% of the buildings in Topeka are solar-viable.* While the city's focus may currently center on grid modernization, it also leaves plenty of room for clean energy initiatives for homeowners who want to make a difference now.*
How much solar energy does Topeka produce?
Solar energy is making waves across Kansas. In Topeka alone, the average annual solar energy production is 1,973 KWh.* Approximately 12,559 homes across Kansas have had solar panels installed, which means that the growth potential is astronomical.* Topeka homeowners interested in clean energy can lead the way into the future with solar system installations.
What are the advantages of going solar in Topeka?
Sustainability has obvious benefits, even in the heart of the prairie. With a solar system, you have an unlimited renewable source of energy right above your roof. Kansas has also seen an enormous drop in installation costs—as much as 43% over the past five years.* With less money up front, you can recoup your investment faster while paying less each month for energy expenses.
While Kansas doesn’t have state tax rebates for solar energy, it does offer homeowners a property tax exemption for solar systems.* That can translate into significant savings over time, providing ample return on your investment.
How much does solar cost in Topeka?
The cost of a home solar system can vary, even in the same city, due to a range of factors. These include:
The space and layout on your roof
The type of solar panels you buy
The quality of installation labor
The slope and pitch of the roof
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 Topeka, we found that the average investment to own a 5 kW solar system ranges from $14,000 to $15,800, or, in other words, from $2.28 to $3.16 per watt. And that's before considering the benefits of any available tax credits or incentives.
Topeka homeowners should also consider the amount of energy the household uses, the direction their roof faces, the age of the existing roof, and even the number of large trees on the property. Any of these issues can play into the total cost for solar installation.
What's the best way to go solar in Topeka?
When you’re ready to go solar, eliminate guesswork and unnecessary expenses by working with a licensed solar contractor that has experience helping homeowners and business owners get the perfect solar solutions for their needs.
Be sure to arrange for a consultation and get a custom design that tailors a solar solution to meet your specific budget, property, and energy needs. If you install high-quality solar systems from reputable brands, they should stand the test of time.
Look into getting a solar system that will boost your property's value and complement its aesthetics. In addition, a reputable solar provider should help you access every available solar incentive and rebate to help you reduce installation costs.
Looking for commercial solar in Topeka?
SunPower is the top commercial solar provider in the U.S.* Schedule a commercial solar consultation today.
- *. Google, Project Sunroof data explorer (November 2018)
- *. The Topeka Capital-Journal, https://www.cjonline.com/story/business/energy-resource/2021/02/07/everg..., Feb 7 2021
- *. Kansas Solar Production Map, https://kcc.ks.gov/images/PDFs/charts/Solar_KansasSolarRadiationMap.pdf
- *. SEIA, https://www.seia.org/states-map, Q1 2021
- *. SEIA, https://www.seia.org/state-solar-policy/kansas-solar, 2021
- *. Solar Reviews, https://www.solarreviews.com/solar-incentives/kansas#:~:text=Property%20...., 2021
- *. Wood Mackenzie, US PV Leaderboard (March 2021). SunPower ranked #1 in cumulative commercial volume 2017-2020
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