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The state of solar in Utah

At 238 sunny days per year, Utah sunshine is well above the U.S. average of 205 days of sunshine.* While Utah’s electricity costs aren’t the highest, that abundant sunshine makes solar a very appealing alternative for homeowners and businesses. And on days when extreme weather causes a power outage, solar battery storage can provide backup power when homeowners need it most.

Utah’s energy efficiency policy and program efforts rank it 22nd in the nation, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).* About 91% of rooftops in Utah are solar viable, which means the state has ample opportunities to utilize solar as a source of clean energy in a way few other states can.*


How much solar energy does Utah produce?

Data from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) indicates that the number of megawatts for Utah’s solar installations ranks 12th in the U.S.* About 8.34% of the state's electricity comes from solar, powering 442,889 homes. Utah has 50,755 solar installations, the most noteworthy being the Utah Red Hills Renewable Energy Park and 3 MW, Buckhorn Solar Plant. Information about other solar installations is available on SEIA’s website.*

What are the advantages of going solar in Utah?

Utah residents rank 50th among other states for the average retail price of electricity to the residential sector. As of April 2021, statistics from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) show that residents of Utah pay an average price of 10 cents per kilowatt-hour, which is at the low end of the range of what other American states pay, on average.

It’s important to know that solar power reduces your bill by however much solar energy your system produces. In addition, solar equipment can last 30 years, saving system owners around $20K in energy costs over 25 years. A few other benefits of converting sunlight into electricity are better air quality, CO2 reduction, and good jobs in an industry poised for growth.

How much does solar cost in Utah?utah solar

Even in the same state, home solar system costs can vary due to a range of factors, including:

  • Percentage of shaded roof

  • Roof space

  • Household’s energy needs

  • Roof materials

  • Quality of the solar system’s panel and parts

To help you understand the price of going solar in your area, we've analyzed SunPower price quotes, as well as quotes gathered by third-party sources for thousands of homeowners across the country.

In Utah, we found that the cost of owning a 5 kW solar system ranges from $13,900 to $34,750, or in other words, from $2.78 to $6.95 per watt. And that's before considering the benefits of any available tax credits or incentives.

What's the best way to go solar in Utah?

Sunshine is a clean energy resource that reduces electricity costs without harming the environment. Conducting independent research to find a professional installer will help you achieve a quality result that exhibits durability over time.

Consulting with a professional ensures you’ll receive a design meets your needs. A premium solar system installed by a professional service provider will also provide the best return on investment and overall satisfaction.

An expert solar provider can recommend an installation guaranteed to be functional, practical, and pleasing to the eye while ensuring you leverage credits, rebates, and other incentives to maximize savings on installation costs.

Get started now by requesting a free consultation with SunPower. We’ll follow up with a quick call to schedule a time. You can also call us directly at (800) 786-7693.

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SunPower is the top commercial solar provider in the U.S.* Schedule a commercial solar consultation today.

  • *. Wood Mackenzie, US PV Leaderboard (March 2021). SunPower ranked #1 in cumulative commercial volume 2017-2020

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