Going solar in Surprise, AZ

In Surprise, an average home needs a 7kW solar system in order cover most of their electricity needs. Given the average residential price-per-watt of $3.44 in Surprise, a 7kW system can cost around $24,080 depending on applicable rebates and other factors.

Average out-of-pocket cost for a 5 kW system The upfront amount spent to buy and install solar.
Surprise: $17,200US Average: $19,594
Average Payback Period The number of years until you break even on the solar investment.
Surprise: 10 yearsUS Average: 13 years
Average Net 20-year savings The total amount of money saved over 20 years minus the out-of-pocket cost.
Surprise: $15,908US Average: $11,571

Solar Potential in Surprise

Estimated system size and solar electricity production per median viable roof in
Surprise.

Roof size 1,090sq. ft.
Capacity 15.25kW DC
Electricity 24.8kkWh AC per yr.

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Compare solar panels by system size in Surprise

Get the most value out of your roof by comparing the different benefits a given system size has.

System Size 3kW
Roof Size Min. space required
215 ft²
Electricity Value Annual Production $755 a year
Est. Price
$10,320
Savings from a 3kWthis system
  • Est. yearly production 5,514 kWh
  • Est. monthly savings $63
  • Full payback in 14 years
Environmental Impacts
  • Reduces CO2 emissions by 1.68 tons a year
  • Equivalent to planting 77 trees a year
  • Equivalent to driving 4,161 mi less a year
System Size 4kW
Roof Size Min. space required
286 ft²
Electricity Value Annual Production $1,007 a year
Est. Price
$13,760
Savings from a 4kWthis system
  • Est. yearly production 7,352 kWh
  • Est. monthly savings $84
  • Full payback in 14 years
Environmental Impacts
  • Reduces CO2 emissions by 2.24 tons a year
  • Equivalent to planting 103 trees a year
  • Equivalent to driving 5,548 mi less a year
System Size 5kW
Roof Size Min. space required
358 ft²
Electricity Value Annual Production $1,259 a year
Est. Price
$17,200
Savings from a 5kWthis system
  • Est. yearly production 9,190 kWh
  • Est. monthly savings $105
  • Full payback in 14 years
Environmental Impacts
  • Reduces CO2 emissions by 2.8 tons a year
  • Equivalent to planting 129 trees a year
  • Equivalent to driving 6,936 mi less a year
System Size 6kW
Roof Size Min. space required
429 ft²
Electricity Value Annual Production $1,511 a year
Est. Price
$20,640
Savings from a 6kWthis system
  • Est. yearly production 11,028 kWh
  • Est. monthly savings $126
  • Full payback in 14 years
Environmental Impacts
  • Reduces CO2 emissions by 3.36 tons a year
  • Equivalent to planting 154 trees a year
  • Equivalent to driving 8,323 mi less a year
System Size 7kW
Roof Size Min. space required
501 ft²
Electricity Value Annual Production $1,762 a year
Est. Price
$24,080
Savings from a 7kWthis system
  • Est. yearly production 12,865 kWh
  • Est. monthly savings $138
  • Full payback in 15 years
Environmental Impacts
  • Reduces CO2 emissions by 3.69 tons a year
  • Equivalent to planting 169 trees a year
  • Equivalent to driving 9,123 mi less a year

Surprise solar incentives, tax credit, and rebates

Surprise has 12 rebates and tax credits that you may be eligable for. Visit the official links for more details to see if you apply.

Solar incentives in AZ

Residential Solar and Wind Energy Systems Tax Credit

Value:Up to $1,000

Arizona is offering a Solar Energy Credit to individual taxpayers who install a solar or wind energy device at their Arizona residence. The credit can be applied against their personal income tax; the credit is one-fourth of the cost of solar or wind energy, up to $1000. The number of devices does not matter. The credit may be claimed in the year that the devices are installed or up to five years if the amount exceeds their tax liability. Taxpayers who lease the system or enter into a third-party power purchase agreement are not eligible to receive the credit.

Mohave Electric Cooperative - Renewable Energy Incentive Program

Value:Up to $2,500

Mohave Electric Cooperation has incentives to encourage its customers to install renewable energy systems in the homes and businesses, and thus help them save money on electric bills. It provides rebates for small commercial and residential photovoltaic and wind systems; however, rebates for solar water heaters are available for residential systems only. These rebates should help offset the price of those systems, making them more attractive to potential buyers and eventually helping them to help better the environment. Also, residential and business customers must meet all applicable terms and conditions with the appropriate forms submitted through their website.

Southwest Gas Corporation - Commercial High-Efficiency Equipment Rebate Program

Value:Varies

The Southwest Gas Corporation offers rebates to commercial customers in Arizona who purchase energy-efficient natural gas equipment in order to better assist environmental measures. Customers of the natural gas company may apply for custom incentives. Those commercial customers interested in obtaining a rebate for their natural gas equipment should refer to the Southwest Gas Corporation website for more information. A list of rebates available through the Southwest Gas Corporation may found here. The rebates should encourage customers of the company to better access more energy-efficient equipment for their companies' needs.

SRP - Solar Water Heating Program

Value:Varies

The Salt River Project's Solar Water Heating program provides incentives to encourage its residential customers to purchase solar water heating systems as back-ups to their electric systems, in hopes that the residential customers will use the renewable energy systems in preference to their familiar systems. The usual incentive for residential solar water heating systems is $0.30 per kilowatt-hour of the estimated annual energy savings, determined by calculating current use to determine estimated use for the next year. The incentives are pro-rated ($0.24 per kilowatt-hour) for systems where solar collectors are installed in sub-optimal locations, such as shady areas.

Sulphur Springs Valley EC - SunWatts Rebate Program

Value:Varies

The SunWatts program offers home and business owners incentives for purchasing solar water heating systems. The ideal is that residential and business customers of various companies will take advantage of the incentives offered through the SunWatts program and upgrade their homes. Also, the solar water heating systems may encourage the homeowners and business owners to try other renewable energy systems, especially once they see how much the heating systems save them. Systems must meet all program requirements, and incentives are usually available through local companies. See the SunWatts program website for complete details on rebates offered and other incentives.

Renewable Energy Tax Credit for International Operations Centers (Corporate)

Value:Varies

A 2014 act of the Arizona legislature created tax incentives on new solar, wind, or other renewable energy systems used to power "international operations centers." To qualify for the credit, systems should be rated for at least 20 MW of generation capacity or produce 40,000 megawatt hours of electricity per year. "International operations center" certification is obtained through ten years of investment records in new Arizona-located capital. Additional information is available from the state department of revenue.

Solar Contractor Licensing

Value:Varies

The Arizona Registrar of Contractors does not offer a general solar electric contractor license, but the state's R-11 and C-11 electric licenses cover solar electric installations. The Registrar also has licenses for solar water heaters. There are also licenses for space heating and cooling systems, including solar thermal systems. For those interested in working with pools that include a solar pool heating system, there is another license. All contractors that work with solar energy systems must have four years of applicable work experience and pass an exam in order to obtain a license in Arizona.

Trico Electric Cooperative - SunWatts Incentive Program

Value:Varies

The Trico Electric Cooperative offers its residential and business customers a rebate for installing solar water heaters into their homes and businesses, thus helping to encourage the use of sustainable energy in those homes and businesses. Rebates equal $.40 per kilowatt that is expected to be saved in the first year of the use of solar water heating systems, as compared to the systems that they are used to using to heat their water. The rebates are offered through the SunWatts program, and should encourage its residential and business customers to look for another way to use renewable energy sources in their homes and businesses.

Renewable Energy Standard

Value:Varies

The Arizona Corporation Commission is debating changes to the state's Renewable Energy Standard to expand the standard to 15% by 2025, with 30% of the renewable energy coming from distributed energy technologies. The new rules were certified as constitutional and were allowed to go forward. Prior to the 2006 rules, Arizona's original Environmental Portfolio Standard required Arizona 0.4% of its energy from renewable sources; this was increased incrementally to 60% by 2012. The RES should allow Arizona to meet its goals, and to eventually see more of its energy needs being met by renewable energy sources.

SRP - Net Metering

Value:Varies

The Salt River Project modified its net-metering program for residential customers in February 2015. Effective with the April 2015 billing cycle, residential customers who generate part of the electricity onsite are billed under the Customer Generation Price Plan. Customers that have purchased their distributed energy system or signed a lease agreement before December 8, 2014, may keep their original plan for twenty years. Net-metering allows customers discounts on the energy bill if they produce more electricity than they use. While the Arizona Corporation Commission adopted net-metering rules in October 2008, the state's rules do not apply to Salt River Project customers.

Interconnection Guidelines

Value:Varies

The Arizona Corporation Commission initiated a rule-making process to establish statewide interconnection standards for distributed generation. The proceedings are still in effect, and the commission has recommended that the utilities use the Interconnection Document as a guide. The state's utilities developed interconnection agreements prior to the ACC's ongoing proceedings. Each utility has adopted its own standards, sometimes based on different metrics than other utilities. It is likely that Arizona's regulated utilities will adopt the ACC's interconnection standards when the final rules are adopted in order to provide a system that will enable all utilities to provide consistent service across the state.

Renewable Energy Tax Credit for International Operations Centers (Personal)

Value:Varies

S.B. 1484 of 2014 provides a tax credit for renewable energy systems used in manufacturing that produce energy. H.B. 2528 of 2017 removes manufacturer eligibility in 2018. Eligible systems must be capable of creating at least 20 megawatts of energy or a typical annual generation of at least 40,000 megawatt-hours. The tax credit of $5 million per year for five years for each facility. Taxpayers must apply to the Department of Revenue; the sooner you apply the better as when the $10 million is gone it is gone.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • As a general rule, unless there are local limitations, the main limitations to the amount of solar panels you can put on your roof are the available space on your roof, your electricity usage, your providers net metering rules, and the limitations of your house hold electrical system.
  • Based on our research the average price per installed watt is $3.44 in Surprise. This means for a 10kW system you can expect to pay $34,400 though pricing can vary significantly between installers based on the projects requirements.
  • Based on a Zillow research study from 2019, home with solar panels sell for roughly 4.1% more.
  • To generate the most power, solar panels in the United States should face true south as this generally results in the solar panels receiving the most light each day throughout the course of the year. That said, given that energy prices are often variable throughout the day, your installer may recommend you rotate your panels slightly so that the panels will receive more light at the end of the day when energy prices can be more expensive. That said, for most consumers the positioning of solar panels is highly dependent on your home's roof.
  • Based on our continuously updated database of solar installers, we have found 41 verified solar install companies in Surprise

Solar installers in Surprise (41)

Freedom Forever

Temecula, CA(800) 685-1850

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Installation of batteries for energy storage.
  • Expertise in consulting on advantageous financing for solar.

Erus Energy

Phoenix, AZ(844) 272-8336

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Reparation of solar arrays.
  • Installation of batteries for energy storage.

ABCO Solar

Tucson, AZ(800) 292-2280

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Reparation of solar arrays.
  • Installation of batteries for energy storage.

Powur PBC

Del Mar, CA(866) 467-6987

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Installation of batteries for energy storage.

Micrometer Engineering

Scottsdale, AZ(602) 790-5749

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Installation of batteries for energy storage.
  • Solar systems for selling electricity back to the grid.

Solgen Power

Pasco, WA(855) 220-0778

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Solar systems for selling electricity back to the grid.
  • Expertise in consulting on advantageous financing for solar.

Sunny Energy

Tempe, AZ(480) 257-3283

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Solar systems for selling electricity back to the grid.
  • Expertise in consulting on advantageous financing for solar.

Sunlink Energy

Maricopa, AZ(480) 624-8105

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Installation of batteries for energy storage.
  • Monitoring of independent energy generation.
  • Solar systems for selling electricity back to the grid.
  • Expertise in consulting on advantageous financing for solar.

SunPro Solar

Mandeville, LA(866) 599-3643

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Installation of batteries for energy storage.
  • Auditing of energy requirements for independent energy generation.
  • Monitoring of independent energy generation.
  • Solar systems for selling electricity back to the grid.
  • Expertise in consulting on advantageous financing for solar.
  • Consulting on all things solar related.

Solar Gain

Tucson, AZ(520) 822-8377

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Reparation of solar arrays.
  • Installation of batteries for energy storage.
  • Expertise in consulting on advantageous financing for solar.

Rooftop Solar

Flagstaff, AZ(928) 213-5670

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Installation of batteries for energy storage.
  • Expertise in consulting on advantageous financing for solar.

Hunt Electric

Salt Lake City, UT(801) 975-8844

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Installation of batteries for energy storage.
  • Solar systems for selling electricity back to the grid.

Palmetto Solar

Charleston, SC(855) 339-1831

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Reparation of solar arrays.
  • Installation of batteries for energy storage.
  • Solar systems for selling electricity back to the grid.
  • Expertise in consulting on advantageous financing for solar.

Entero Energy

Austin, TX(512) 551-0742

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Installation of batteries for energy storage.
  • Solar systems for selling electricity back to the grid.

CNR Electric

Mesa, AZ(480) 737-1524

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Reparation of solar arrays.
  • Solar systems for selling electricity back to the grid.

SunPower Corporation

San Jose, CA(800) 786-7693

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Reparation of solar arrays.
  • Installation of batteries for energy storage.
  • Monitoring of independent energy generation.
  • Solar systems for selling electricity back to the grid.
  • Expertise in consulting on advantageous financing for solar.
  • Consulting on all things solar related.

Fusion Power

Chandler, AZ(844) 387-6797

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Reparation of solar arrays.
  • Installation of batteries for energy storage.
  • Expertise in consulting on advantageous financing for solar.
  • Consulting on all things solar related.

Sunnova Energy

Houston, TX(866) 786-6682

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Installation of batteries for energy storage.
  • Expertise in consulting on advantageous financing for solar.

Sunrun

San Francisco, CA(833) 394-3384

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Installation of batteries for energy storage.
  • Monitoring of independent energy generation.
  • Solar systems for selling electricity back to the grid.
  • Expertise in consulting on advantageous financing for solar.

Sun Logix Energy

Palm Desert, CA(760) 531-4400

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Reparation of solar arrays.
  • Installation of batteries for energy storage.
  • Expertise in consulting on advantageous financing for solar.

Entegrity

Little Rock, AR(800) 700-1414

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Expertise in consulting on advantageous financing for solar.

PE Solar

Tempe, AZ(480) 264-0690

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Installation of batteries for energy storage.
  • Expertise in consulting on advantageous financing for solar.
  • Consulting on all things solar related.

City Electric Supply

Dallas, TX(866) 634-9853

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Expertise in consulting on advantageous financing for solar.
  • Consulting on all things solar related.

Empire Solar Group

Salt Lake City, UT(800) 467-4562

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Installation of batteries for energy storage.
  • Solar systems for selling electricity back to the grid.

KGT Renewables

Phoenix, IL

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Installation of batteries for energy storage.
  • Solar systems for selling electricity back to the grid.

Precision Renewables

Snyderville CDP, UT(435) 602-4120

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Installation of batteries for energy storage.
  • Solar systems for selling electricity back to the grid.

Sun Valley Solar Solutions

Chandler, AZ(480) 689-5000

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Installation of batteries for energy storage.
  • Expertise in consulting on advantageous financing for solar.
  • Consulting on all things solar related.

Badass Energy

Claremont, CA(909) 320-9860

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Installation of batteries for energy storage.
  • Consulting on all things solar related.
Last Reviewed By: Ginalyn Gelera
Published: 2022-10-15