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Utah is a great place to go to solar with it’s sunny climate, rising utility bills, and amazing state tax incentives. As the cost of fossil fuels continues to rise, utility companies have to raise their prices to compensate. Utah’s utility rates have been continuing to rise, going up more than 23% in the last 5 years. By choosing to use solar power, you could eliminate your utility bill and replace it with a monthly solar payment that never goes up. Solar panels also have warranties of 25+ years so you can rely on your system and the energy that it produces for years to come.

Sunshine in Utah

Utah is a great place to look for sunshine, with an average of 222 sunny days every year. The capital of Salt Lake City usually has 205 days, while the southern city of Moab has 244 days. The amount of sunlight that your system receives is directly connected to the amount of energy that your solar system produces. For most Utahans, receiving enough direct sunlight will not be an issue for their solar system.

Trees and Shading in Utah

Depending on where you live in Utah, there may be a lot of trees by your home. Trees can have a big effect on your home’s opportunity for solar power. If there are tall trees and large branches close to your roof, they may be shading your panels from direct sunlight. Utah’s forests make up about 35% of the total land mass. Many of the trees have been ravaged by bugs which means that a part of that 35% is made up of dead trees that are still standing. If you live in a city or a newer neighborhood in Utah, it is most likely that you will have simple landscaping that does not cause roof shading. Many homeowners whose rooftops are shaded by large trees choose to have their trees trimmed so they can benefit fully from solar power. Every home in Utah is different! To get a final determination to see if your home is a good fit for solar power, contact one of our Solar Experts for a free consultation today!

Utah Net Metering & Power Credits

Rocky Mountain Power is one of Utah’s power companies that have a system in place called Net Metering which can make solar power much more affordable. So the question is, how does Net Metering work?

As the seasons change each year, the amount of sunlight that you receive changes as well. This means that there are times when your solar panels will overproduce power and there will be days when your panels don’t produce enough energy for your home. Net Metering is a process that allows you to balance out the energy that your solar energy system produces throughout the year. When your panels produce more energy than you need, that energy will go back into the grid to be used by someone else who can use it right then. This excess power will be counted as credits on your account. These credits can be used on days when your system has underproduced so you don’t have to pay for power that you have already generated.

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Utah Loves Solar Power

Utah has the Renewable Energy Systems tax credit of 25% off of the cost of your solar system (up to $1,600). This is on top of the federal tax credit of 26% which means that between the state and federal tax credits you will likely be saving thousands of dollars on your solar panel system. As we talked about earlier, Utah has a net metering program that will allow you to build up energy credits that can save you money on your electricity. Any surplus of power can be rolled over from month to month, and it is possible for this to happen annually but is it not as common.


Mae and Lee - Virginia


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 Utah

Solar Installation Process in Utah

The cost of going solar is different for everyone since it depends on many factors. These factors include the cost of materials and installation, your current energy consumption, size of your home, type and size of your roof, and permitting costs. The federal, state, and local incentives that you qualify for, will also have an impact on the final cost. The only way to know exactly how much solar will cost for your home is by contacting us to receive consultation by a solar expert. We know that the average cost of solar in your state is helpful; According to EnergySage the average cost of a solar system in Utah is between $12,495 – $16,905 after solar tax credits.

Many homeowners have been able to invest in a solar system by financing their system with a solar loan. If you have a credit score that is over 650 and earn $40,000+ a year, then you have a great chance to qualify for solar financing in Utah. When you work with Noble Solar, we will include the cost of labor in our initial quote to make the breakdown as simple as possible.

The installation process for those living in Utah is the same as it would be in any other state. Many homeowners take advantage of the great net metering program available in Utah which means that they stay connected to the grid. Solar can be installed most of the year in Utah but we recommend having your system installed in spring or early summer time so that you can benefit from the long days of sunlight in the summertime. Once all of the paperwork and site surveys have been completed it usually takes around a month until your system is ready to be installed. The installation process usually takes less than a day to complete depending on the size of your system.

Schedule your Utah Solar Power Consultation

Making the decision to go solar in Utah is as easy as scheduling a free, 5-minute initial phone consultation with one of our specialists. We’ll ask you some basic questions about your home, energy consumption, and answer any of your questions. We’ll also go through the different tax credits and rebates available to see what you qualify for and what you could save. Lastly, we’ll set up 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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