Residential Solar Power Report for:

Pittsburgh, PA 15289


 Pennsylvania Local Rebates & Credits

Most states have incentives to convince their residents to use solar energy...
Local Rebates10% of costs
Tax CreditsNone :(
Performance PayoutsApprox $15-$55/MWh
Property Tax ExemptionsNone :(
Sales Tax ExemptionsNone :(

Pittsburgh, PA 15289 : This area makes solar energy work. It might not have awesome policies all around, but there are enough to make this worth your while. Seriously consider solar energy.

In order to find out if your specific home would benefit from installing solar panels, please fill out our 1-minute quote request form. Someone will get back to you very quick and we can discuss if your home is a fit for Solar or not.


 799 days until the 30% federal tax credit expires!

December 31, 2019 is going to creep up on you before you know it! You know it will... then you will have wished you had started the process sooner. Don't procrastinate! If you still need more convincing, then read on...

 Solar Energy Pros:

  • Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit: The IRS provides a 30% federal tax credit, available to all homeowners until 12/31/2019. This means that for an $18,000 solar panel installation, you will get back $5,400 on your taxes later that year!
  • Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania have additional great solar rebates available.
  • Pittsburgh, PA has higher than average electricity costs. This means that it will take less time to recoup your solar investment.
  • Pittsburgh, PA allows for solar panel leasing. This means that you have many options to get solar panels for your home.
  • The average payback period if you bought a $18,000 solar power unit, would be around 12 years. This is better than the national average.
  • Getting solar panels for your home will reduce your carbon footprint and will in turn help Mother Earth.

 Solar Energy Cons:

  • Pittsburgh, PA is one of the areas in the country with a below average amount of sunlight annually.
  • There are few tax incentives to installing solar panels if you live in County.

 How much sunlight does Pittsburgh get?

This chart is where we plot the 30-year average peak sunlight hours per day that Pittsburgh, PA gets compared to the National Average and Daggett, California (US Solar Capital).

 Buying vs. Leasing

Since Pennsylvania allows its homeowners to lease their solar panel systems, it provides an additional way for PA residents to go solar.

Buying your solar systems force you to pay more upfront. For example, the average 5-kW solar setup will cost approximately $18,000. After subtracting the 30% federal credit and any possible state and local credits, you will be left with around $10,000 +/- that you will have to earn off. This math is also very similar if you were to take out a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC).

Leasing however allows you to make a monthly payment on your solar setup that will (hopefully) be less than your typical electric bill.

The fact that your home state allows for leasing is a HUGE reason to contact us to find out if your home meets the requirements for Solar. You can possibly get away with solar with zero ($0) down!

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