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How Much Do Solar Panels Save on Money and Energy?

One of the first questions most people ask when looking to switch to a renewable resource is: How Much Do Solar Panels Save?

The Answer Depends on Your Energy Needs

Every person’s energy needs are different, which means that investment, savings, and payoff are all unique to the customer. So we can’t give a one-size-fits-all answer when you ask “How much do solar panels cost?” But we can help you figure out how much you can save based on your needs.

Use our Solar Calculator to start planning your solar project or see more about what contributes to your system costs below. Consider your home’s value, the cost of installation, and the amount of energy used.


Making Solar Work for You

The initial cost of installing a solar energy system may seem high, but there are rebates and tax credits to help offset this expense. Additionally, more financing options are becoming available that make the cost of a solar array much more manageable.

On The Rise

The total savings for your solar array will vary based on the location of your home, your average energy consumption and the cost of electricity in your area. With energy costs on the rise, energy bills are expected to surge in the near future, making renewable energy options much more attractive.

Come Full Circle

Most home owners receive full payback of their solar array within 8-10 years—a fraction of many mortgages. Businesses see full payback in 5-7 years. Once the system pays for itself, you’ll be seeing money in your pockets year after year.

Compare our vendors to your energy bills and see the savings stack up:


This California-based company produces the most efficient, durable, and aesthetic solar panels available. They offer the best warranty in the industry—a 25-year combined power performance and product warranty. Maximize your power and savings potential with SunPower. 

Solar World

SolarWorld produces more American-made panels than any other manufacturer and offers power performance warranties of 25- or 30-years. Its panels perform at or above their nominal power rating even in the harshest of conditions, from heavy snow accumulation to high heat.

Canadian Solar

Canadian Solar is one of the most established manufacturers in its industry. Their CS6P line of solar panels have the highest PVUSA Test Conditions (PTC) performance in their class. Due to competitive prices, this brand offers the fastest ROI at the lowest monthly payment.

Using this solar calculator can tell you the amount of money you will be saving by installing solar insolation

Want to see it for yourself? Use our Solar Calculator to see how much money you could be saving.



If you are unsure about how the renewable personal tax credit will benefit you, YellowLite encourages you to contact a local tax professional (One can be assigned to you if needed). The tax credit does roll over every consecutive year until 2016 so there are multiple years to use the entire balance of the tax credit.

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