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On average, electricity users in Germantown, OH spend about $120 per month on electricity. That adds up to $1,440 per year.
That’s 31% lower than the national average electric bill of $2,077. The average electric rates in Germantown, OH cost 10 ¢/kilowatt-hour (kWh), so that means that the average electricity customer in Germantown, OH is using 1,188 kWh of electricity per month, and 14,256 kWh over the course of the year.
This data is aggregated over the past 12 months.
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Solar saves you money by reducing or eliminating your monthly electric bill. The amount that you can save with solar in Germantown, OH is based on two factors: how much you spend on electricity now and how much of your electric bill you can offset with solar.
Based on the intensity and amount of sunlight hours in Germantown, OH, the average electricity customer in Germantown, OH will need a 11.0 kilowatt (kW) solar panel system to offset 100% of their annual electricity consumption of 14,256 kWh per year. On the EnergySage Marketplace, solar shoppers in Germantown, OH pay an average of $31,000 for a 11.0 kW solar panel system prior to incentives.
The savings from offsetting 100% of an electric bill with solar can add up fast! Assuming an 1.1% annual increase in electricity prices and that you install your system with a $0-down loan, you can expect to save $1,400 in your first year, $7,400 over five years, $15,200 over 10 years, and $32,100 over 20 years on electric bills in Germantown, OH. Over your system’s lifetime you’ll save more by financing your solar system with a cash purchase, but you won’t start saving in year one. Learn more about how to finance your solar panel system.
Monthly electric bills are a product of how much electricity you use per month and your electric rate. In Germantown, OH, the average monthly electric bill for residential consumers is $120/month, which is calculated by multiplying the average monthly consumption by the average electric rate: 1,188 kWh * 10 ¢/kWh.
Electric bills are designed to cover all of the costs of producing the electricity that you use, of running and maintaining the electrical grid, and of any public benefit funds that promote things like clean energy and energy efficiency. These costs are rolled into both fixed charges (i.e., monthly customer chargers) and variable charges (i.e., ¢/kWh that you use). While fixed charges will remain the same from month to month, the portion of variable charges on your bill each month will change based on how much electricity you use. As a result, there are two ways to reduce your bills: by either using less electricity or by reducing the cost of electricity, by installing solar for instance.
The easiest way to compare the cost of electricity from one region to another is to look at the electricity rate. Residential rates in the U.S. range from -11 ¢/kWh to 71 ¢/kWh depending upon where you live, what types of power plants provide your electricity, and when during the day or year you’re consuming electricity.
The average residential electricity rate in Germantown, OH is 10 ¢/kWh, which is 25% lower than the average electricity rate in Ohio of 13.48 ¢/kWh. The average residential electricity rate in Germantown, OH is 44% lower than the national average rate of 18 ¢/kWh.
Solar panel systems help you save money by reducing your monthly electric bills. Although a $50 or $100 electric bill might not seem like much when you pay it each month, those bills add up quickly over ten, twenty or even thirty years: if you pay $100 per month in electricity now, you’ll pay over $42,000 on electricity over the next thirty years!
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Assuming a 1.1% annual increase based on inflation and average annual electric rate increases.
Installing solar allows you to reduce or even eliminate your electric bill: when you pay upfront for solar panels, you are effectively paying today for the electricity you’ll use over the next 25 or even 30 years. Calculating your savings from investing in solar is as simple as subtracting the amount you pay for solar from what you would have paid for electricity otherwise.
We know electric bills add up over time, and going solar is a great way to save money while helping the environment. When you sign up on the EnergySage Marketplace, you'll be able to receive and compare solar quotes side-by-side from qualified solar installers in your area. We're here to help along the way - talk with one of our Energy Advisors to learn more about your unique quotes, any local solar incentives you may be eligible for, or any other questions about saving on electric bills with solar.