How much would a solar energy panel cost to install in a 3 bedroom house (roughly)?

I would like solar electricity opposed to solar hot water and was wondering if any of you knew how much it would likely cost


4 Responses to “How much would a solar energy panel cost to install in a 3 bedroom house (roughly)?”
  1. roderick_young says:

    Since you’re asking about price, I’m assuming you’re interested in saving money. Just so you know, your best payback is investing in conservation measures, like insulation, efficient lighting, and efficient appliances The next best payback is solar hot water. And now, about the solar electricity:

    The vast majority of modern solar electric (photovoltaic) systems do not use batteries. They tie to the electric grid, driving the meter backwards during the day, and letting the meter run forwards at night. At least, conceptually, that’s how it’s supposed to work. How much a system costs really depends on how much electricity the house uses, and what fraction of it you want to replace with solar (it doesn’t have to be 100%). At the low end, a solar install will be maybe $15,000, and the largest common system will be in the ballpark of $50,000. That’s before state and federal rebates, which return as much as 2/3 of the cost in some areas.

    Our house is 1800 square feet, in a mild climate with no A/C, no electric heat, no electric stove, no pool. A 3 kW array supplies substantially 100% of our electricity, and cost $12,000 net after rebates.

  2. Tom says:

    Your question is entirely ambiguous and is near impossible to answer accurately. You have to look at solar panels as a package with lots of kit required other than the actual panel. Installing one panel is rarely costs effective and would really be a poor investment whilst installing more panels brings the cost per panel down dramatically. You can book a free solar survey and get a free quotation at the source site.

  3. William B says:

    solar is not as cheap as every one lets on,
    the cost to convert is more than most people can afford.
    1-45 watt solar, panel is around $200,
    most homes require around 10 to 20,000 watts,
    oh yes then there is battery’s for storage,[deep cycle] around $80 or more ea, takes around 20 or 30 ea
    transfer switches, wiring, An Inverter, amp meter, a flow regulator, Oh yes space to mount all those panels
    Then Permits, have to pay the local yokels to do this,
    just a rough estimate , around $ 50,000 to start.

  4. Morris D. says:

    Go to They provide free solar quotes breaking down everything from tax rebates and other incentives to payback period, annual savings, and future expected cash flows. They’ll pretty much consolidate all the info you need to make a smart decision. So make them the first step in your search. Good Luck

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