Solar Panel Cost in

Updated 6/11/2022

How much do solar panels cost in Iowa in 2022?

As of June 2022, the average solar panel cost in Iowa is $3.26/W. Given a solar panel system size of 5 kilowatts (kW), an average solar installation in Iowa ranges in cost from $13,855 to $18,745, with the average gross price for solar in Iowa coming in at $16,300. 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. Read our updated article on the cost of solar panels to compare solar panel costs across states and by panel brand.

Average solar panel cost by system size in Iowa

System Size System Cost System Cost (after ITC)
3 kW $9,780 $7,237
4 kW $13,040 $9,650
5 kW $16,300 $12,062
6 kW $19,560 $14,474
7 kW $22,820 $16,887
8 kW $26,080 $19,299
9 kW $29,340 $21,712
10 kW $32,600 $24,124

2022 average solar panel cost graph in Iowa

for a 5kW system

Great Price
$13,855 or less
Market Average
Above Market
$18,745 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

13.16 Years

20-Year Savings


Cost per Watt


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