Nebraska goes solar with SunPower®
Now is the time to go solar in the Cornhusker State
The state of solar in Nebraska
Nebraska experiences an average of 223 sunny days per year, which is way above the U.S. average of 205 sunny days.*BestPlaces: Climate in Nebraska: https://www.bestplaces.net/climate/state/nebraska (July 2021) With that much sunlight, installing solar panels is more than enough to provide all the commercial or residential electricity you need.
According to Google’s Project Sunroof, if 85% of the buildings in Nebraska installed solar panels, the state’s solar electricity production would exceed 6 million MW of AC per year.*Google, Project Sunroof data explorer: https://sunroof.withgoogle.com/data-explorer/place/ChIJ7fwMtciNk4cRxArzDwyQJ6E/ (November 2018)
How much solar energy does Nebraska produce?
According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), in the first quarter of 2021, Nebraska had 1,325 solar installations producing 63.3 MW of electricity. That’s just 0.23% of Nebraska’s electricity supply but enough to power 7,931 homes.*SEIA: Nebraska Solar: https://www.seia.org/state-solar-policy/nebraska-solar (July 2021)
What are the advantages of going solar in Nebraska?
If you’ve been delaying going solar in Nebraska, now is a great time to pull the trigger on solar panels for home use. Why? Solar installation prices have dropped by 43% over the past five years and using solar electricity is cheaper than grid electricity.
If you install a solar system on your Nebraska home today, you can save enough money to recover your solar investment within 6.1 to 7.4 years.*SolarReviews: Summary of Nebraska solar incentives 2021: https://www.solarreviews.com/solar-incentives/nebraska (July 2021) Another reason to install a solar system is that it adds value to your property. If you install a 5 kW system, it can increase your home’s value by up to $17,000.*DaSolar Energy: Nebraska - Energy Tax Credit, Solar Rebates And Incentives: https://www.dasolar.com/energytaxcredit-rebates-grants/nebraska (July 2021)
Lastly, if you go solar, you will reduce your carbon footprint. In fact, if 85% of Nebraska buildings installed solar panels, C02 emissions within the state would drop by 3.4 million metric tons.*Google, Project Sunroof data explorer: https://sunroof.withgoogle.com/data-explorer/place/ChIJ7fwMtciNk4cRxArzDwyQJ6E/ (November 2018)
How much does solar cost in Nebraska?
The cost of a home solar system can vary, even in the same state, due to a range of factors. These include:
Roof size and angle
Solar panel quality
Property energy requirements
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 Nebraska, we found that the average investment to own a 5 kW solar system ranges from $14,800 to $15,850, or in other words, from $2.96 to $3.17 per watt; and that's before considering the benefits of any available tax credits or incentives.
When you are ready to switch to clean energy, minimize the cost with these solar incentives:
The federal solar tax credit: Homeowners who purchase their system as opposed to leasing it, can get a tax credit of up to 30% of the total cost of the solar installation.*Tax credits and incentives are subject to change. Visit dsireusa.org for detailed solar policy information.
Net metering: Nebraska has an impressive net metering program that entitles homeowners to full credit for every excess kW their solar system produces and sends back to the grid.*The availability of net metering varies by location and is subject to change. Visit dsireusa.org for detailed solar policy information.
State energy tax credits: Nebraska’s local tax credit isn’t as high as the federal tax credit, but every penny counts when you are trying to reduce solar installation costs.*Tax credits and incentives are subject to change. Visit dsireusa.org for detailed solar policy information.
What’s the best way to go solar in Nebraska?
Picking the wrong solar system can cost you thousands of dollars down the road. Avoid such complications by getting solar installation services from a licensed, reputable solar company.
A contractor should provide you with solar services tailored to meet your budget, boost property value, and satisfy your energy needs. Even if you don’t have a lot of roof space, they should provide you with high-efficiency panels that take up minimal space and generate maximum power.
All solar installations deliver significant returns on investment, and if you need help accessing cost-saving solar incentives, your solar contractor should be able to help you.
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