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Austin, known as The Live Music Capital of the World, gets over 200 days of sunshine per year, making the capital city of Texas the perfect fit for solar panels. With so much sunshine raining down in Austin, it’s easy to see why Austinites love spending time outdoors at Zilker Park, Lake Travis, and the Lady Bird Lake Boardwalk. But those high temperatures can also cause a costly utility bill, especially when your A/C has to work overtime to keep your house cool.

With solar energy, you can get the best of both worlds. Since the energy solar panels produce is completely renewable and contribute 0% to pollution, they will generate energy for you as long as there’s a sun in the sky. And with all that free solar energy your solar panels create, you can save big on your utility bills.

With Sunpro Solar, we help you start saving immediately and to keep Austin the greenest city in Texas.

Cost of Solar Panels in Austin

Now that we’ve gone over the benefits of installing solar panels, let’s discuss how the cost of solar panels may be less than you would expect. While the upfront cost of solar panels can seem expensive at first glance, there are many factors involved that ultimately determine the final cost of your solar energy system.

The first variable is the number of solar panels you will be installing in your home. No two houses are the same when it comes to energy consumption, which is why our solar specialists perform a free energy audit for your home to determine the optimal size for an efficient solar energy system for your home.

Second, it’s important to be aware of the solar incentives offered in your state that can significantly reduce the cost of your solar panels. For Austin residents, there are multiple solar incentives offered by the state of Texas that can make the switch to solar much more affordable.

If you’re interested in a free solar estimate for your Austin home, our Sunpro Solar Specialists can discuss the cost of a solar panel installation for your home in detail. To find out how you can make solar more affordable, continue reading about solar incentives available in Austin, TX.

Solar Panel Installation Austin

Installing solar panels is a major investment that should always be handled by a reputable solar company that can provide professional installations backed by strong guarantees and warranties. At Sunpro Solar, every solar energy system is custom-designed to fit every home’s design and home energy usage and is installed by our professional solar installers. To give you confidence in our solar systems, we use only the most trusted brands in solar panel technology such as LG and Enphase so we can provide you with some of the strongest guarantees and warranties in the solar industry.

Are Austin Solar Panels Worth It?

There are several reasons why installing solar panels in Austin is worth it. Here are just a few of the main reasons people are switching to clean solar energy in your state.

Lots of sunshine!

In Texas, there is an average of 205 sunny days. It’s time to turn that sunshine into savings with solar panels, especially if you’re tired of paying high electric bills. If you’ve been curious about the benefits of clean renewable energy, now is the time to find out what all the talk is about!

Austin Solar panel costs are lower than ever.

The price of Austin solar panels has decreased dramatically, along with an increase in solar panel efficiency. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years. That means now is better than ever for Austin residents to switch to clean solar energy for their home.

Texas is a hot spot for solar energy.

All your neighbors have solar, why don’t you? According to SEIA, Texas ranks #2 in the nation for solar power, with over 75,000 installations and enough solar power installed in the state to power 642,199 homes.

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Austin Solar Incentives, Tax Credits, & Rebates

There are lots of great incentives available in Texas that can significantly reduce the initial cost of solar panels and lower your monthly energy costs. If you’re an Austin resident, you can take advantage of multiple solar incentives including:

26% Federal Solar Tax Credit

Austin residents have been saving thousands of dollars on their Austin solar panels by taking advantage of the Solar Investment Tax Credit. From now until the end of 2022, the federal government is allowing solar panel owners to claim 26% of the total cost of their solar panel system as a federal tax credit. That means that a quarter of the cost of your solar panels is knocked off from the get-go! And if you don’t use all the tax credits the first year, they roll over to the next tax year.

To put this into perspective, suppose you’ve purchased a solar panel system for $18,000. You would then receive $4,680 in tax credits, which is 26% of the total cost. Now your total cost is $13,320. That’s a pretty amazing deal.

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Austin Solar Panel Property Tax Exemption

When you install a solar system on your house, you get the added benefit of raising your home’s value by a large amount- sometimes the increase is up to 20 times the amount of your annual electric bill. Normally you would have to pay additional property taxes on this new value increase. But not so in Texas! In Austin, your solar panels are completely property tax exempt. You can raise the value of your home, get free, clean electricity, and not have to pay any additional property taxes. How’s that for a great deal?

Austin Solar Access Rights Law

If you live in a neighborhood that has a Homeowner’s Association (HOA), occasionally there’s a rule that might keep you from making a change to your home. Sometimes it’s not a big deal. Other times- like when there are rules about solar panels- it can be a big issue. There are some HOA’s that don’t allow solar panels at all, or perhaps they have restrictions on where they can be placed. But you can toss those rules out the window in Austin. The great state of Texas has a Solar Access Rights law, which means homeowner’s associations are prohibited from restricting homeowners their right to install solar energy systems.

In other words, if you want to get solar panels installed in your home, it doesn’t matter whether your HOA likes it or not. You can install your solar panels in Austin without needing anyone’s approval.

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Net Metering for Austin Solar Power

Although Texas doesn’t have a state-wide net metering policy, it does allow local utility companies to offer net metering, rebates, and buyback programs for their customers. Net metering is offered by most Austin utility companies. Sometimes your solar panels will produce more energy than you’re using at that time, like when you’re at work during the afternoon. When that happens, your utility company will use that excess energy, and credit the amount towards your monthly bill. If your solar panels produce enough energy, your bill may even be $0. That’s called net metering.

Many electric utility companies in the greater Austin area offer net metering programs for their solar customers. Some of these companies are:

  • Austin Energy
  • Oncor Electric
  • Champion Energy Services
  • Direct Energy
  • Reliant Energy
  • Bluebonnet Electric
  • Entergy Texas Inc.
  • Pedernales Electric Cooperative
  • City of San Marcos Electric Utility
  • TXU Energy
  • Green Mountain Energy

Available Austin Solar Panel Rebates

Austin Utility Company Austin Solar Rebates and Buyback Notes
Green Mountain Energy Rebate will be received by eligible customers within 30 days of submitting the rebate request. Average rebate ranges from $590 to $4,500. Amount varies according to solar array size, location, and availability of rebates.
  • System owner must agree to a 12-month minimum term on GMR’s buyback program.
  • The owner must also sign a rebate agreement to provide feedback for 12 months.
  • Verification of the completed solar installation must be included with the rebate request.
Austin Energy Customers may receive a rebate of up to $2,500 to assist with the cost of solar installation.
  • Customers must complete the Austin Energy Solar Education Course.
  • The solar panel system must be installed by an approved contractor.
City of San Marcos Customers may receive a rebate of $1.00 per watt of installed system. Residential customers may receive rebate amount up to $2,500. Commercial customers may receive rebate amount up to $5,000. Customers must be pre-approved to apply. SMEU offers a free energy audit. Solar panel system must be installed by NABCEP certified solar installer.
Oncor Electric All Oncor approved, grid-connected solar panel systems are eligible for incentives. Each incentive received is calculated based on your individual solar panel system. Savings may vary. Minimum solar panel system size for residential and commercial installations is 1 kW.

With all the amazing incentives and rebates available to help you make the switch to solar, there’s no better time to do so. Sunpro Solar installers are experienced, our solar panels are from quality brands such as LG Electronics, and our micro-inverters, which are from brands such as Enphase, are top of the line.

What are the best solar companies in Austin?

Choosing the right solar panel company in Austin can be overwhelming, but we’ve put together a few tips to help you understand what to look for in a solar company.

Here are the three most important things when choosing a solar panel company.

  • Make sure the company you’re choosing has warranties in place. Not only on the labor, but products as well. That way you know you and your investment are protected in the years to come.
  • Read reviews about the company you’re choosing. While you’ll see a bad review here and there (just the nature of open reviews), make sure a large majority of the reviews aren’t negative and stating the same problems over and over. That’s a clear indicator of a company to stay clear of, no matter how well known their name is.
  • Choose a reputable company that’s been in the game for awhile. Again, this way you are sure to protect your investment with a company that will continue to be there for you in the years to come.

Sunpro Solar, Trusted Solar Company in Austin, TX

Since 2008, Sunpro Solar has a proven history and reputation for providing quality service. In 2021 Solar Power World ranked Sunpro #2 for Top Residential Solar Installer in the United States and the largest residential solar installer in the state of Texas. We are proud to offer some of the best warranties you can find in the solar industry to Austin residents.

  • Sunpro Solar’s 25 Year Labor Warranty
  • Sunpro Solar’s 25 Year Production Warranty
  • 25 Year Solar Panel Manufacturer Warranty
  • 25 Year Enphase Microinverter Warranty
  • A FREE energy audit to ensure your house is as efficient as your new solar panels.

As the largest residential solar installer in Texas, we take care of you every step of the way. We make going solar an easy decision!

Free Solar Estimate on Austin Solar Panels

That being said, at Sunpro Solar we are dedicated to providing you with nothing less than the best. The best customer service, the best purchasing experience, the best warranties, and the best installation experience. With each solar installation, you also receive:

  • Sunpro Solar’s 25 Year Labor Warranty
  • Sunpro Solar’s 25 Year Production Warranty
  • 25 Year Solar Panel Manufacturer Warranty
  • 25 Year Enphase Microinverter Warranty
  • A FREE energy audit to ensure your house is as efficient as your new solar panels.

And that’s all on top of the warranties that already come with the solar panels and inverters!

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If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please reach out to our team of solar experts. Sunpro Solar is here to answer questions you have about making the switch to renewable solar energy.

Sunpro Solar services the greater Austin area, including Pflugerville, Roundrock, Cedar Park, and more. We offer turnkey solar solutions so that you can get your Austin solar panels without having to worry about a thing. Contact us today to learn more!

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