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The state of solar in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City experiences an above-average amount of sunshine, averaging around 231 sunny days per year* compared to the nationwide average of 205 days. This ample sunlight allows approximately 96% of Oklahoma City roofs to be solar-viable,* creating space for over 221,000 new solar installations.

Oklahoma City has impressive solar potential. Now, the city needs homeowners to step up and convert their home's energy usage to solar.

How much solar energy does Oklahoma City produce?

In 2019, Oklahoma City had 5.73 MW (megawatts) DC of total installed solar PV (photo-voltaics),* placing the city as the 48th-ranking solar city in the U.S. Also in 2019, Oklahoma City had the potential to install at least 2,000 MW of solar PV on small rooftops alone,* emphasizing the city's vast solar potential.

What are the advantages of going solar in Oklahoma City?

Switching to solar energy as an Oklahoma City resident is an easy yet powerful way to lower your home's environmental impact. If every solar-viable home in OKC were to switch to solar energy, the reduced CO2 emissions would equate to taking one million passenger cars off the road for a year.*

Going solar can also significantly reduce your energy costs. Oklahoma City residents save an average of $8,800 in energy costs in the 20 years following their solar installations.* These savings can allow your solar panels to pay for themselves.

Additionally, Oklahoma City officials have made the process of going solar as easy as possible for residents. The city clearly lays out its permitting process. Even better, the city has put together a helpful fact sheet about solar energy systems for homeowners.

How much does solar cost in Oklahoma City?

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

  • Household energy needs

  • Quality of the solar panels

  • Angle of the roof

  • Roof space

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 Oklahoma, we found that the average investment to own a 5 kW (kilowatt) solar system is $13,750, or in other words from $2.75 per watt. And that's before considering the benefits of any available tax credits or incentives.

As an Oklahoma City resident, you may be able to take advantage of net metering to lower your solar installation costs. Oklahoma Gas & Electric, one of the city's primary energy providers, allows customers with solar panels to sell their excess power to the energy company.

Federal tax benefits can also significantly reduce your costs of going solar. For example, the Federal Solar Tax Credit program, otherwise known as the Investment Tax Credit, can allow you to receive a 26% tax credit for your solar system installation.*

Please note that tax credits and incentives are subject to change. Similarly, the availability of net metering varies by location and is subject to change. Visit dsireusa.org for detailed solar policy information.

What's the best way to go solar in Oklahoma City?

Switching to solar energy is a straightforward process. Your solar provider can walk you through all of the steps and help you determine the number of solar panels necessary to power your property. Typically, solar providers consider the following factors when planning a solar installation:

  • Property size

  • Typical energy usage

  • Budget

  • Average sunlight and solar viability

Your solar company should work with you to create a custom-fit solar system that will meet your energy goals, lifestyle, and budget. You may choose to install as many panels as possible or preserve roof aesthetics with a few discreetly placed solar panels.

It's always worth first using a solar power calculator to get an estimate of how much solar energy your roof can produce and how much the solar system will cost before speaking with a solar company

For over 35 years, SunPower has offered the highest-quality solar and battery storage solutions. Request your consultation now if you're ready to get a custom solar design and price quote for your home. We'll follow up with a quick call to schedule a time. You can also reach us directly at (800) 786-7693.

  • *. BestPlaces.net, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,. Accessed on January 27, 2022. - https://www.bestplaces.net/climate/city/oklahoma/oklahoma_city
  • *. Google, Project Sunroof explorer data (November 2018) - https://sunroof.withgoogle.com/data-explorer/featured/1/oklahoma-city
  • *. Environment America, Shining Cities 2020, June 2020. - https://environmentamerica.org/sites/environment/files/reports/Shining-Cities-2020/WEB_AME_Shining-Cities_2020_052720.pdf
  • *. Environment America, Shining Cities 2020, June 2020. - https://environmentamerica.org/sites/environment/files/reports/Shining-Cities-2020/WEB_AME_Shining-Cities_2020_052720.pdf
  • *. Google, Project Sunroof explorer data (November 2018). - https://sunroof.withgoogle.com/data-explorer/featured/1/oklahoma-city
  • *. EnergySage, Solar Panels in Oklahoma City, OK. Accessed January 22, 2022. - https://www.energysage.com/supplier/22839/solar-power-of-oklahoma/
  • *. 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.
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