Solar Panels in
Nelson, VA

Updated 1/16/2021

How much do solar panels cost in Nelson, VA in 2021?

As of January 2021, the average solar panel cost in Nelson, VA is $3.10/W. Given a solar panel system size of 5 kilowatts (kW), an average solar installation in Nelson, VA ranges in cost from $3 to $4, with the average gross price for solar in Nelson, VA coming in at $15,500. 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 Nelson, VA

System Size System Cost System Cost (after ITC)
3 kW $9,300 $6,882
4 kW $12,400 $9,176
5 kW $15,500 $11,470
6 kW $18,600 $13,764
7 kW $21,700 $16,058
8 kW $24,800 $18,352
9 kW $27,900 $20,646
10 kW $31,000 $22,940

2021 average solar panel cost graph in Nelson, VA

for a 5kW system

Great Price
$3 or less
Market Average
$15,500
Above Market
$4 or more
Note: Showing cost data for Mecklenburg County, VA.

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

Payback Period

13.63 Years

20-Year Savings

$16,659

Cost per Watt

$3.10

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