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Texas Solar Panels Pricing and Incentives

Written by Caitlin Ritchie/

Edited by Jamie Cesanek

Last updated 02/14/2023

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Key Points

  • Texans pay higher electricity bills than the national average but can lower energy costs with solar panels.
  • The cost of solar panels in Texas has decreased 52% in the last decade.
  • Texas does not offer any statewide solar incentives, but there are a variety of solar programs offered through local utility companies.

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Texas solar power FAQs

  • The cost of solar panels in Texas, or anywhere else in the U.S., will depend on several key factors, including your energy consumption, solar system size, solar panel types, local installation costs, and others. The average Texas resident can expect to pay about $35,740, depending on system size and before applying federal tax credits and other incentives that can help lower the upfront cost.

  • Yes, solar panels are a sound investment if you live in Texas. If you decide to install them, you’re likely to save a considerable amount on your monthly energy bill and experience a shorter payback period. A solar system can also increase the resale value of your home.

  • Your savings from solar panels will largely depend on how much energy you use and the amount of electricity your system generates. The average electricity bill for Texas residents in 2022 was $147. If you eliminate your energy bills entirely, your 20-year savings could reach $10,262. You can further maximize your savings by taking advantage of available solar tax credits and incentives.

  • There are a number of professional solar companies in Texas to choose from. Before selecting a solar installer, read reviews and testimonials about the company, ask for references, and research their company history. You should also get multiple quotes from different installers to ensure you are making an informed choice. SaveOnEnergy can help you find a credible solar installer in your area.

  • Reducing your dependence on traditional electricity sources, such as coal or natural gas, slashes your home’s greenhouse gas emissions. As a clean and renewable energy resource, solar power doesn’t emit carbon dioxide or methane. Using solar panels can reduce your home’s carbon footprint.

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