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Texas is a great place to switch to Home Solar for a number of reasons. The rising cost of fossil fuels all over the United States, the sunny climate, and the fantastic net metering program available makes solar an easy choice for Texans looking to take the power back. By switching to Solar in Texas many customers have been able to get rid of their utility bill and replace it with a solar payment that never goes up. This allows them to lock in their costs and not have to worry about the future of rising energy costs. There are also amazing warranties available for your solar energy system of 25+ years.

Sunshine in Texas

A great reason to go Solar in Texas is that Texas is pretty sunny. On average Texas has 248 sunny days every year, with the capital of Austin having 229 days of direct sunlight while the western area of Midland-Odessa receives more than 260 sunny days per year. The amount of sunshine that your system receives is one of the main factors to think about since it will determine how much energy your system will be able to produce. Texas has plenty of sunshine, so most homeowners shouldn’t have to worry too much about not generating enough energy.

Trees and Shade in Texas

There are 62.4 million acres of trees in Texas, which equates to 38% of their land mass is classified as a forested area. Depending on where you live, you could have many trees surrounding your home. Trees can have a big impact on whether or not your home is a good fit for solar panels. Trees and large branches can limit the amount of sunlight hitting your solar panels if they are close to your roof line. If you live in a city or a newer neighborhood in Texas, you may have minimal landscaping so it won’t be an issue. Many solar customers are able to still fully benefit from solar power by trimming their trees back so that their panels aren’t shaded. Remember, every home in Texas is different! To get a final determination on the potential for solar on your home, contact one of our Solar Experts for a free consultation today!

Texas Net Metering & Power Credits

Texas power companies such as ATG have a Net Metering program in place. Sunshine varies from day to day so that means that your solar energy system’s energy production will vary depending on how much sunlight they receive. There will be days when your system will produce more power than you need and days when it will produce less power than you need to operate your home. So what happens on the days when your home needs more power than your system can produce and what happens on sunny days when your panels produce extra power?

Net Metering can solve both of these problems. Net metering allows solar customers to balance out the energy their system produces throughout the year. When your solar energy system generates too much power, this electricity will flow back into the grid. This extra power is counted as “credits” and these credits can be applied on days when your system doesn’t produce enough power for your home.

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Texas Loves Solar Power

Although the state of Texas doesn’t offer a solar tax credit, many utility companies offer rebates and tax credits to locals who qualify. These include Austin Energy’s Value of Solar Tariff (a $2,500 rebate), which is currently being offered by Austin Energy for those who invest in solar. There is a renewable energy systems property tax exemption that Texas has implemented that will prevent your property taxes from going up after you install solar. As we talked about earlier, the state’s utility companies also have amazing net metering programs. Many of these programs allow any surplus of energy to be rolled over from one month to the next, and can even be done annually so you don’t lose out on any power that your system produces.


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Mae and Lee, a couple from VA saved $7,665 by taking advantage of the federal solar tax credit when they purchased their solar system in 2020

Cost of Solar in Texas

Solar Installation Process in Texas

Many different variables will influence the exact cost of your solar energy system. These factors include materials, the size of your home, type and size of your roof, number of panels, and permitting costs as well as the federal, state, and local incentives available. The only way to know exactly how much solar will cost for your unique home is by contacting us to receive a solar consultation done by a solar specialist. Although we can’t give you an estimate yet, we know that regional data can be helpful; According to EnergySage, as of 2021, the average cost to install residential solar panels in Texas ranged from $11,602 to $15,698 after the federal tax credit has been applied. Many customers who have installed solar in Texas have saved money by going solar compared to their old power bill because of the current low financing rates. If you have a credit score above 650 and a household income over $40,000 annually you have a great chance to qualify for solar financing in Texas. When you work with Noble Solar, we’ll include the cost of labor in our initial quote to make the breakdown as simple as possible.

The solar installation process in Texas is the same as any other state. Many homeowners choose to have a grid-tied solar energy system as opposed to a battery-reliant, “off-grid” system because of the fantastic net metering program available. Solar can be installed almost year-round in Texas, however we recommend a Winter or Spring installation date so that your system will be up and running by the Summer.

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Schedule a free, 5-minute initial phone consultation with our team of specialists to start your solar journey. On the phone call we will go through some basic information about your current electricity usage, the type and size of your home, why you’re interested in solar, and answer your questions you may have. We also like to look at what rebates and tax credits you qualify for so you can see how much you could save. Next, we’ll schedule an in-home or virtual (Zoom or Skype) appointment to perform a more in-depth evaluation of your home and go over equipment, costs, logistics, and next steps.


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A Solar System for your home or business can vary in cost, but with the energy credits your system produces with the current government incentives, most people can switch to solar without any extra out-of-pocket expense - and many end up saving money immediately vs their current electric bill. Switching to solar has many benefits, some immediate, and some realized over the course of owning your system. These benefits include lifetime savings on your energy costs as well as reduced pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. The cost of electricity is always on the rise. When you switch to Solar, you own your own generating station. As the electric company raises their rates, your affordable Solar payment stays the same. Once your system is paid in full, you'll continue to generate electricity for your home at no cost! To see how much you can save, lifetime, click here!

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