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Solar Pricing

What’s the cost of
going solar with Vivint?

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to solar, which
means the cost of your system is unique to your home and
energy needs. Enter your information in our calculator to
get a free estimate on a Vivint energy system.

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Solar pricing: Factors to consider

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    Energy consumption

    Determine how much energy your house consumes, then consider your goals with solar. Do you want solar energy to generate some or all of the power for your household? The amount of energy you need impacts the cost of your solar energy system.

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    Electricity prices

    Take a look at electricity prices in your state using past power bills for reference, and gain an understanding of your electric company’s net metering standards. This information will influence the size of your system and the number of panels you’ll need installed.

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    Sunlight exposure

    Consider how much sun your roof gets throughout the day. Take into account your roof type, size, and orientation. A larger roof potentially gets more sun as do south-facing roofs. Shade can also affect how much direct sunlight your roof receives.

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How much can you save with solar?

  • Decreasing solar prices

    It’s a great time to go solar. With enhanced technologies, greater efficiency, and government incentives, the price of solar has dropped in the past ten years, which only increases the potential to save with solar energy.

  • A cost-effective system

    The average household requires a 6kW solar energy system to generate sufficient power, the price of which has decreased over the past decade. Today, the installation cost for a 6kW system runs between $15,000 and $25,000 on top of panel costs.

  • An accessible power option

    Reports show that in 2018 alone solar panel pricing per watt dropped by 5%. Combine that savings with incentives and financing options and solar has become an even more viable option for homeowners throughout the U.S.

Key costs that impact solar energy pricing


Solar prices continue to drop as technologies continue to advance, making today’s solar power more efficient and affordable than ever. So what are you paying for when you customize a solar energy system for your home? The following three components  comprise the overall cost—up front and over time:

  • Operation: This includes monitoring so you always know what’s going on with your system, ongoing maintenance, repairs, and overhead.

  • Installation and permits: Professional installation ensures everything’s set up, connected, and working like it should with the necessary permits in place. 

  • Equipment: You need all essential devices for your system to function properly, including solar panels, inverters, mounting hardware, wiring, and batteries.

Speak to a Vivint specialist for more specific information about the cost of solar energy for your unique home.

federal solar incentives

Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (Solar ITC)

The Solar ITC is available to all U.S. residents who owe federal taxes. With it, a portion of your project costs can be deducted from your tax obligation, reducing the amount of taxes that you may owe. The credit is currently worth 26% of your project costs. In 2023, it reduces to 22%, and then expires for residential projects at the start of 2024. As an example, on a $10,000 solar project, the credit would reduce your tax liability by $2,600, which may significantly speed up your
payback period.

state solar incentives

Solar tax credits available by state

There are also state solar incentives and city-level programs available to encourage solar adoption. In most cases, state and local programs combine with the federal incentive, meaning you may save even more. Solar incentives vary among states and utility companies, and rebate levels can fluctuate. Give us a call for the most up-to-date information about current state solar incentives.

smart energy + security

Bundle solar and security for an even smarter home

A Vivint home combines energy-savings and award-winning protection for total peace of mind. Increase the efficiency, convenience, and security of your home with a smart energy system and smart home system from Vivint—all connected in the Vivint app.

  • Smart Hub + Vivint app
  • Smart Thermostat
  • Security Cameras
  • Home automation devices
  • Motion + Security Sensors
  • 24/7 monitoring
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More solar pricing incentives

  • Get compensated for your energy credits: In participating states, homeowners receive energy credits known as Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs) for the solar power they produce.
  • Get a partial refund upfront with solar rebates: When you purchase a solar energy system, file for a rebate with your local government, utility company, or other organization running the rebate program in your area.
  • Get paid for your solar power production: A performance-based incentive (PBI) awards a flat-rate payout per kWh of solar energy produced by your solar panels—you get paid for the electricity you produce.

Go solar and save. Find out how.

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*Requires customer’s execution of a Smart Home Agreement with Vivint for professional monitoring services and a Solar Contract with an eligible Vivint Energy service provider. Offer includes free Vivint Smart Home System Essentials Plus Package (1 Vivint Smart Hub, 1 Doorbell Camera Pro, 1 Element Thermostat, 2 Door / Window Sensors, 1 Motion Sensor, 1 Smart Door Lock, 1 Garage Door Controller, and 1 Outdoor Camera Pro with professional installation) + free professional installation + free Vivint monitoring service for 12 months. After the term of the Smart Home Agreement expires, customer may either cancel Smart Home Agreement or pay for continued monitoring starting at $54.99/mo. If customer cancels the Solar Contract, they will no longer qualify for Solar Promo Offer #1 and will owe $54.99/mo for the remainder of their Smart Home Agreement term. Taxes and local permit fees may apply. New customers only. Visit for full Offer Terms & Conditions.