Cost of Solar in Columbia

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Going solar in the Columbia area has become more affordable over time.

Solar power has become more affordable with time in the Columbia area. The cost of a solar system will depend on a few different factors: your home, electricity use and energy goals moving forward. Our experts can help you create a custom solar solution for your home that addresses your energy needs, down to how many solar panels will be needed.

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Calculating Your Solar Panel Cost

It can be hard to calculate the average cost of solar panels, since every home is different. We design our residential solar systems to best address each specific home’s energy needs. With that said, you can estimate the cost for solar panels for your home using dollars per watt. Solar production and your home’s energy use can be measured using watts.

Our experts will determine how many panels your Columbia home needs based on how many watts your home typically uses. From that, our experts can design a customized solar solution for your home. The number of solar panels needed plus installation costs will determine your cost for going solar.

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Your Columbia Solar Panel Installation Cost Includes The Following:


Installation Equipment

Included is solar panels and inverters, battery, wiring, conduit, mounting racks and hardware.


A Custom-Designed Solar System

After you sign the contract, our team will design a system and file relevant permits, setting up for installation day.


All Installation Day Procedures

Once installation day arrives, our team will install and test out your system, being careful to make sure everything is working properly, then clean up your property like we were never there.

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Cost of Solar FAQs

How much do solar panels cost in Columbia?

It depends on the number of panels required for your home’s unique needs as well as your home’s location. Pink Energy calculates the cost based on dollars per watt. Keep in mind that installation costs will factor into how much a solar panel system will be as well.

Do solar panels increase home value in Columbia?

Potentially! According to this 2018 Zillow study, homes with solar panels installed may sell by up to 4.1% more than homes without. Buyers appreciate energy-efficient homes powered by renewable energy sources!

Are solar panels a good investment in Columbia?

Solar panels are an excellent investment. Given their longevity (about 25 years), solar panels can potentially save you thousands of dollars off your electric bills over time.

How much is the federal tax credit for solar panels?

The federal solar tax credit is 26% of your total solar investment through the end of 2022. This percentage goes down to 22% through the end of 2023 and is unavailable for residential solar systems after that. Tax credits are subject to change and eligibility for federal tax credits depends on your individual and financial circumstances, so we recommend you always consult with your accountant or tax advisor to determine your eligibility.⁵