Cost of Solar in Pittsburgh

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Going solar in the Pittsburgh area has become more affordable over time.

Solar power in Pittsburgh has become more cost-effective with technological advances in the industry. You should note that the cost of a solar panel system will depend on several factors: your property, electricity use and ongoing energy goals will all be key factors. Our team can help you with determining system specifics to address your home’s unique needs, down to how many solar panels will be needed.

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Calculating Your Solar Panel Cost

Since every home is different, it’s difficult to calculate the average cost of solar panels effectively. Every residential solar system we install is created to address that home’s specific energy requirements. You can roughly estimate how much your solar panels will cost by using dollars per watt. Watts are the measurement that shows how much energy your home goes through. Since solar power is measured in watts, electricity generated by your panels to address your home’s needs can be found using that method.

Our solar experts will find how many panels you’ll need for your Pittsburgh home based on how many watts your home typically uses. From that, we can design a custom solar system for your home. The number of panels necessary for your home plus installation costs will add up to your total cost for going solar.  

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Your Pittsburgh Solar Panel Installation Cost Includes The Following:


Installation Equipment

Everything installed by our team is included here, namely solar panels, inverters, wiring, battery, conduit, mounting racks and mounting hardware.


A Custom-Designed Solar System

After you’ve signed the contract, our solar experts design your system, including filing relevant permits and preparing for installation day.


All Installation Day Procedures

Our experienced team will install and carefully test your system, making sure everything works as intended before cleaning up your property like we were never there.

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Cost of Solar FAQs

How much do solar panels cost in Pittsburgh?

It depends on the number of panels required for your home’s unique needs as well as your home’s location. Pink Energy calculates the cost based on dollars per watt. Keep in mind that installation costs will factor into how much a solar panel system will be as well.

Do solar panels increase home value in Pittsburgh?

Potentially! According to this 2018 Zillow study, homes with solar panels installed may sell by up to 4.1% more than homes without. Buyers appreciate energy-efficient homes powered by renewable energy sources!

Are solar panels a good investment in Pittsburgh?

Solar panels are an excellent investment. Given their longevity (about 25 years), solar panels can potentially save you thousands of dollars off your electric bills over time.

How much is the federal tax credit for solar panels?

The federal solar tax credit is 26% of your total solar investment through the end of 2022. This percentage goes down to 22% through the end of 2023 and is unavailable for residential solar systems after that. Tax credits are subject to change and eligibility for federal tax credits depends on your individual and financial circumstances, so we recommend you always consult with your accountant or tax advisor to determine your eligibility.⁵