We get asked this question every day. And the answer? Well, it depends. “Going solar” means different things to different people. Some peoples’ definition costs a lot more than others’. It’s more than just putting a solar panel on your roof to make solar electricity. Let’s take a look at the most common way to “go solar” and the cost.
Depending on your locations, after incentives, a grid-tied system that is installed by the homeowner may be as little as about $1 a watt, or up to $4 a watt or more if professionally installed. A solar power system with batteries will cost more than simple grid-tied.