Solar Panel Cost in

Updated 10/24/2020

How much do solar panels cost in Iowa in 2020?

As of October 2020, the average solar panel cost in Iowa is $3.39/W. Given a solar panel system size of 5 kilowatts (kW), an average solar installation in Iowa ranges in cost from $14,408 to $19,492, with the average gross price for solar in Iowa coming in at $16,950. After accounting for the 26% Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and other state and local solar incentives, the net price you'll pay for solar can fall by thousands of dollars.

Importantly, these costs are typical for solar shoppers comparing solar quotes on the EnergySage Marketplace. When you compare quotes for solar panels on EnergySage's competitive solar marketplace, you can expect to see prices up to 20% lower than working with a single solar company.

Average solar panel cost by system size in Iowa

System Size System Cost System Cost (after ITC)
3 kW $10,170 $7,526
4 kW $13,560 $10,034
5 kW $16,950 $12,543
6 kW $20,340 $15,052
7 kW $23,730 $17,560
8 kW $27,120 $20,069
9 kW $30,510 $22,577
10 kW $33,900 $25,086

2020 average solar panel cost graph in Iowa

for a 5kW system

Great Price
$14,408 or less
Market Average
Above Market
$19,492 or more

Solar installation costs do not include the 26% Federal Investment Tax Credit or local incentives. Learn more about local IA incentives, tax credits & rebates.

Payback Period

14.58 Years

20-Year Savings


Cost per Watt


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