The cost of solar panels has been driven down considerably in the past 5 years, but the cost of the panels themselves is just one factor of the price that goes into adopting solar solutions for your home. As a Utah solar company, we also want to shed light on other places where solar is cost-effective for the average citizen.
Among other things to consider are federal tax credits, state-based incentives, property tax incentives, and the incentives given by the respective power companies in the area.
Without further ado, here are the top 10 cities where going solar is the most worthwhile.
10. Reno, Nevada
After Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed legislation (Assembly Bill 405) that let homeowners get 95% of their retailers’ electricity rate for the energy consumers send back to the grid, the cost of solar panels in Reno has markedly declined.
This is especially true when considering Nevada’s previous legislation, which made residential solar a not-so-viable option despite its clean energy generation.
Although Las Vegas is a saturated market and provides the same incentives as Reno, the Reno market is yet to make a spectacle of solar in the same fashion that Las Vegas has.
And, let’s face it: Las Vegas is just better at creating spectacles than any other city in America, let alone any other city in the state of Nevada (the world’s largest convention center solar array exists in Mandalay Bay).