Going solar in Roanoke, VA

In Roanoke, an average home needs a 10kW solar system in order cover most of their electricity needs. Given the average residential price-per-watt of $4.08 in Roanoke, a 10kW system can cost around $40,800 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.
Roanoke: $20,400US Average: $19,594
Average Payback Period The number of years until you break even on the solar investment.
Roanoke: 12 yearsUS Average: 13 years
Average Net 20-year savings The total amount of money saved over 20 years minus the out-of-pocket cost.
Roanoke: $12,333US Average: $11,571

Solar Potential in Roanoke

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

Roof size 697sq. ft.
Capacity 9.75kW DC
Electricity 12.1kkWh AC per yr.

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Compare solar panels by system size in Roanoke

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

System Size 6kW
Roof Size Min. space required
429 ft²
Electricity Value Annual Production $1,036 a year
Est. Price
$24,480
Savings from a 6kWthis system
  • Est. yearly production 8,535 kWh
  • Est. monthly savings $86
  • Full payback in 24 years
Environmental Impacts
  • Reduces CO2 emissions by 2.92 tons a year
  • Equivalent to planting 134 trees a year
  • Equivalent to driving 7,228 mi less a year
System Size 7kW
Roof Size Min. space required
501 ft²
Electricity Value Annual Production $1,209 a year
Est. Price
$28,560
Savings from a 7kWthis system
  • Est. yearly production 9,958 kWh
  • Est. monthly savings $101
  • Full payback in 24 years
Environmental Impacts
  • Reduces CO2 emissions by 3.41 tons a year
  • Equivalent to planting 156 trees a year
  • Equivalent to driving 8,433 mi less a year
System Size 8kW
Roof Size Min. space required
572 ft²
Electricity Value Annual Production $1,381 a year
Est. Price
$32,640
Savings from a 8kWthis system
  • Est. yearly production 11,380 kWh
  • Est. monthly savings $115
  • Full payback in 24 years
Environmental Impacts
  • Reduces CO2 emissions by 3.89 tons a year
  • Equivalent to planting 179 trees a year
  • Equivalent to driving 9,638 mi less a year
System Size 9kW
Roof Size Min. space required
644 ft²
Electricity Value Annual Production $1,554 a year
Est. Price
$36,720
Savings from a 9kWthis system
  • Est. yearly production 12,803 kWh
  • Est. monthly savings $130
  • Full payback in 24 years
Environmental Impacts
  • Reduces CO2 emissions by 4.38 tons a year
  • Equivalent to planting 201 trees a year
  • Equivalent to driving 10,843 mi less a year
System Size 10kW
Roof Size Min. space required
715 ft²
Electricity Value Annual Production $1,727 a year
Est. Price
$40,800
Savings from a 10kWthis system
  • Est. yearly production 14,225 kWh
  • Est. monthly savings $136
  • Full payback in 25 years
Environmental Impacts
  • Reduces CO2 emissions by 4.6 tons a year
  • Equivalent to planting 211 trees a year
  • Equivalent to driving 11,386 mi less a year

Roanoke solar incentives, tax credit, and rebates

Roanoke has 8 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 VA

Commercial Solar Property Tax Exemption

Value:Varies

In June of 2000, Austin passed Resolution No. 000608-43, mandating that all newly constructed dwellings must be built to conform with the U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver. This policy was further revised and enhanced in November 2007 under Resolution No. 20071129-045 to set two additional criteria for instigating the LEED Silver requirement for both new construction and major renovations. Likewise, home renovations smaller in scope but costing $300,000 or more and requiring work in the LEED energy and atmosphere, material and resources, must, at a minimum, necessarily achieve LEED Silver certification.

Net Metering

Value:Varies

In Virginia, renewable energy customers may enroll in net metering contracts to receive compensation for using their generation equipment. Net metering is standardized for private and cooperative electric utilities, but not for local public utilities. Upon approval of a customer's net metering application, their utility will install a bidirectional meter onto the system to measure net excess generation (NEG) sent back to the grid. Customers will be compensated per kW of NEG at a fixed avoided-cost rate. Fees may apply depending on system capacity and jurisdiction. Additional information is available from individual utilities.

Local Option - Residential Property Tax Exemption for Solar

Value:Varies

In Virginia, local and county governments may choose to promote solar energy adoption and recycling equipment through property tax incentives. Participating localities may implement either partial or total exemptions on any equipment used to generate, store, or distribute solar power or energy for heating/cooling. Any solar PV and active/passive water or space heater may qualify. Additional information is available from local governments.

Energy Project and Equipment Financing

Value:Varies

Over the roughly the last two decades, The City of Austin instituted several ambitious energy efficiency codes, policies, and programs. In February 2007, its city council signed into law the Austin Climate Protection Plan that promoted the drafting of a wide diversity of new building codes intended to reduce energy consumption in new single-family homes by 65% and other buildings both private and public, by 75%. Prior to this, Austin introduced the first green building program in the U.S. with the Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) that proposed a five-star rating system for assessing energy efficiency. While buildings must meet the prescriptive code requirements of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code, Chapter 4, regarding the Commercial rating, meeting the series of Basic Requirements (required for all AEGB rated projects) are considered voluntary.

Small Business & Non-Profit Loan Program

Value:Varies

In 2009, Forth Worth voted to adopt the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code to include such amendments as the City Building Code. In accordance with State Law, The City of Forth Worth presently enforces the 2015 International Conservation Code with all amendments thereto. Both the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code with amendments and Code 2013 ASHRAE 90.1 are effectively used in Forth Worth to maintain state-level compliance with the Texas energy conservation mandate for all commercial buildings within the state.

Local Option- Renewable Energy Machinery and Tools Property Tax Exemption

Value:Varies

In 2014, Houston passed a municipal law, Ordinance No. 2014-5 in the year 2014 that made it a requirement for new residential construction to exceed the energy efficiency requirements under the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) by 15%. The City of Houston then legislated to bring itself in alignment with Chapter 11 of the 2015 IECC and its amendments, per state law. Before that time, in 2008, Houston effectuated the City of Houston Commercial Energy Conservation Code based on ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004.

Green Job Creation Tax Credit

Value:Varies

Oncor residential customers can take advantage of rebates offered by its utility, Oncor Electric Delivery, after installing a photovoltaic (PV) system on their properties. Residential homeowners, service providers, and third parties, alike, are eligible for the rebate. To qualify, the home must have Oncor Systems as its electric delivery service provider, the systems are required to be new, connected to the grid, and meet all applicable code requirements. Installations must be performed by approved service providers who meet the program’s eligibility requirements.

VirginiaSAVES Green Community Loan Program

Value:Varies

Members of CoServ Electric Cooperative can access a rebate program available to them after installing a solar energy system on their property. To qualify, customers are required to execute an interconnection agreement (with net metering) for on-site generation with CoServ. All energy that’s acquired from generation produced by the system is given to CoServ without compensation. Concerning this rebate program, interested parties should contact the utility directly or visit their homepage for the most up-to-date information.

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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 $4.08 in Roanoke. This means for a 10kW system you can expect to pay $40,800 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 45 verified solar install companies in Roanoke

Solar installers in Roanoke (45)

Milestone Solar

Falling Waters CDP, WV(866) 688-4274

Services

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

Solar SME Inc.

Duncanville, TX(832) 626-2337

Services

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

Paradise Energy Solutions

Paradise CDP, PA(877) 851-9269

Services

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

GreenBrilliance

Sterling CDP, VA(703) 657-0090

Services

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

Academy Energy Group

Newburgh, IN(812) 518-2150

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Reparation of solar arrays.
  • Auditing of energy requirements for independent energy generation.
  • Monitoring of independent energy generation.
  • Solar systems for selling electricity back to the grid.

Powur PBC

Del Mar, CA(866) 467-6987

Services

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

IonSOLAR

Provo, UT(888) 781-7074

Services

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

Nova Solar

Falls Church, VA(703) 457-8311

Services

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

Baseline Solar Solutions

Blacksburg, VA(540) 552-1511

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Monitoring of independent energy generation.
  • Solar systems for selling electricity back to the grid.
  • Consulting on all things solar related.

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.

Power Home Solar

Mooresville, NC(704) 870-3670

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.
  • Consulting on all things solar related.

Solar Energy World

Elkridge CDP, MD(866) 856-4580

Services

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

Dividend Finance

San Francisco, CA(415) 805-7000

Services

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

Convert Solar

Virginia Beach, VA(757) 447-6527

Services

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

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.

Ipsun Solar

Washington, DC(866) 484-7786

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Installation of batteries for energy storage.
  • Consulting on all things solar related.

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.

Aurora Energy

Columbia CDP, MD(410) 505-4848

Services

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

Silver Sun Solar

Deltona, FL(340) 227-7785

Services

  • Installation 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.

ConEdison Solutions

Valhalla CDP, NY(914) 286-7000

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.

Commonwealth Power

Richmond, VA(804) 573-9513

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.

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.

Sigora Solar

Charlottesville, VA(434) 465-6192

Services

  • Installation 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.

Entegrity

Little Rock, AR(800) 700-1414

Services

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

Engie North America

Houston, TX(713) 636-0000

Services

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

Altenergy

Charlottesville, VA(434) 293-3763

Services

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

MTV Solar

(304) 258-4733

Services

  • Installation 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.
  • 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.

Lumina Solar

Baltimore, MD(800) 971-6118

Services

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

Prospect Solar

Sterling CDP, VA(703) 444-2447

Services

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

PowerHome Solar

Mooresville, NC(704) 870-3670

Services

  • Installation 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.

Cinci Home Solar

Cincinnati, OH(513) 616-6044

Services

  • Installation of solar arrays.
  • Auditing of energy requirements for independent energy generation.
  • Consulting on all things solar related.
Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2022-10-15