The cost of solar panels in Georgia

Updated Jan 18, 2024

  • You'll pay an average of $14,365 to install a 5 kilowatt solar panel system in Georgia, before incentives.

  • The federal investment tax credit (ITC) lowers that price by 30% of all your solar equipment and installation costs.

  • With EnergySage's competitive marketplace, you can expect to see prices up to 20% lower than if you work with a single company.

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Written by: Emily Walker

As of February 2024, the average solar panel system costs $2.87/W including installation in Georgia. For a 5 kW installation, this comes out to about $14,365 before incentives, though prices range from $12,210 to $16,520. After the federal tax credit, the average price drops by 30%.

Average price of a 5 kW solar panel installation in Georgia

Good Price
$12,210 or less
Market Average
$14,365
High Price
$16,520 or more

You'll probably pay even less than what we show here. It doesn't include the federal ITC or Georgia state incentives, which will lower this price by at least a few thousand dollars.

Your solar panel cost depends on your system's size

It may seem obvious but larger solar panel systems cost more money. We use cost per watt ($/W) so you can easily compare quotes, controlling for slight variations in system size.

While a 5 kW system will only cost you $14,365 in Georgia, doubling the system size effectively doubles the price, so you'll pay about twice that for a 10 kW system. The higher the price tag, though, the more you'll get back as a credit towards your federal tax bill.

Average solar cost by system size in Georgia

System Size
System Cost
System Cost (after ITC)
3 kW$8,619$6,033
4 kW$11,492$8,044
5 kW$14,365$10,055
6 kW$17,238$12,066
7 kW$20,111$14,077
8 kW$22,984$16,088
9 kW$25,856$18,100
10 kW$28,729$20,111

Are solar panels worth it in Georgia?

Solar panels are worth it in most areas, including Georgia. Certain factors, including the cost of electricity, incentives, climate, and the angle at which the sun hits your roof impact how quickly you break even on your investment relative to other areas around the U.S. 

If you pay for your system with cash, you'll save about $27,924 over 20 years on electricity costs with a 5 kW system in Georgia. We generate this estimate based on real solar quote data from our Marketplace. It considers your system's cost, the federal tax credit, and inflation rates.

If you don't have access to net metering, these estimates don't account for utility net billing rates.

Payback Period
10.35 Years
20-Year Savings
$27,924
Cost-per-Watt
$2.87

If you can't shell out $14,365 in cash to pay for solar, don't sweat it. You can choose to finance your system with a loan instead. Some companies even offer $0-down loans so you can start saving on day one if your loan payments are less than your current electric bills. Just keep in mind that your long-term savings will be lower with a loan due to interest rates.

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The numbers we're showing are averages. The price you'll pay for solar depends on many factors unique to you and your home:

If you're looking for solar companies in GA, here are some popular suggestions:

  • NuWatt Energy
    Multi-state
    Established 2010
    Elite+ Installer
    At NuWatt Energy, we strive to empower our clients by offering genuine energy independence and enhanced efficienc...
    Elite+ Installer
    Screened & Verified

    At NuWatt Energy, we strive to empower our clients by offering genuine energy independence and enhanced efficienc...
  • IntegrateSun, LLC
    Dublin, GA
    Established 2010
    Elite Installer
    IntegrateSun is an Earth based company that is successfully navigating oily waters. We chose to be in the busines...
    Elite Installer
    Screened & Verified

    IntegrateSun is an Earth based company that is successfully navigating oily waters. We chose to be in the busines...
  • Custom Solar Solutions
    Sandy Springs, GA
    Established 2022
    Elite Installer
    We understand that every customer is unique, and we take pride in offering customized solar solutions that meet y...
    Elite Installer
    Screened & Verified
    5.0 /5.0
    22 Reviews

    We understand that every customer is unique, and we take pride in offering customized solar solutions that meet y...
  • Creative Solar USA
    Kennesaw, GA
    Established 2008
    Advanced Installer
    Creative Solar USA is a turn-key solar energy EPC (engineering, procurement & construction) firm specializing in ...
    Advanced Installer
    Screened & Verified
    5.0 /5.0
    23 Reviews

    Creative Solar USA is a turn-key solar energy EPC (engineering, procurement & construction) firm specializing in ...
  • Georgia Solar Pros
    Cairo, GA
    Advanced Installer
    As premier solar installers, Georgia Solar Pros are here to make switching to solar easy with expert installation...
    Advanced Installer
    Screened & Verified
    5.0 /5.0
    10 Reviews

    As premier solar installers, Georgia Solar Pros are here to make switching to solar easy with expert installation...

Solar is a major purchase, but you can get the price tag to come down a bit by being an educated shopper. Taking advantage of incentives and rebates and shopping around for quotes can bring down your cost of solar in Georgia.

Take advantage of federal and local solar incentives

As long as your federal tax bill is high enough, you can take advantage of the federal tax credit in Georgia. This incentive allows you to apply 30% of your solar installation and equipment costs toward your federal tax bill. If the amount exceeds your tax bill, you can roll over the remaining credit to the following year. Many states also offer great local incentives and rebates.

Get quotes from multiple installers

Comparing multiple solar quotes can save you money through competition and transparency. Each additional quote you receive for solar will help you find the right solar panel system at the right price.

This is where EnergySage can help. With funding from the Department of Energy’s SunShot Prize, EnergySage opened the country’s first (and now the largest) marketplace for home solar panel installations. We gather custom solar quotes from local installers on your behalf and put them in an easy-to-compare format. When you compare quotes for solar panels on the EnergySage Marketplace, you can expect to see prices up to 20% lower than if you work with a single solar company.

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