The cost of solar panels in Edmonds, WA (2024)

Updated Feb 22, 2024

  • You'll pay an average of $14,097 to install a 5 kilowatt solar panel system in Edmonds, WA, 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 $2.82/W including installation in Edmonds, WA. For a 5 kW installation, this comes out to about $14,097 before incentives, though prices range from $11,982 to $16,212. After the federal tax credit, the average price drops by 30%.

Average price of a 5 kW solar panel installation in Edmonds, WA

Good Price
$11,982 or less
Market Average
$14,097
High Price
$16,212 or more

You'll probably pay even less than what we show here. It doesn't include the federal ITC or Edmonds, WA 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 $14,097 in Edmonds, WA, 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 Edmonds, WA

System Size
System Cost
System Cost (after ITC)
3 kW$8,458$5,921
4 kW$11,278$7,894
5 kW$14,097$9,868
6 kW$16,916$11,841
7 kW$19,736$13,815
8 kW$22,555$15,789
9 kW$25,375$17,762
10 kW$28,194$19,736

Are solar panels worth it in Edmonds, WA?

Solar panels are worth it in most areas, including Edmonds, WA. 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 $7,378 over 20 years on electricity costs with a 5 kW system in Edmonds, WA. 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.

Payback Period
15.93 Years
20-Year Savings
$7,378
Cost-per-Watt
$2.82

If you can't shell out $14,097 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 WA, here are some popular suggestions:

  • Blossom Solar
    Everett, WA
    Established 2017
    Elite Installer
    As the Gold Medal Winner of the Seattle Times - Best In The PNW for Solar Energy Provider, our mission is to prov...
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    5.0 /5.0
    38 Reviews

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  • Swiftwater Electric and Solar Inc.
    Friday Harbor, WA
    Established 21
    Elite Installer
    We're a small firm with a combined experience of 25 years in the solar industry. We focus on low overhead and gre...
    Elite Installer
    Screened & Verified
    5.0 /5.0
    9 Reviews

    We're a small firm with a combined experience of 25 years in the solar industry. We focus on low overhead and gre...
  • Switch Electric Home Energy
    Monroe, WA
    Established 2009
    Advanced Installer
    Switch on to Cleaner Power! We are a family-owned business specializing in clean energy and backup power, with ye...
    Advanced Installer
    Screened & Verified
    4.5 /5.0
    8 Reviews

    Switch on to Cleaner Power! We are a family-owned business specializing in clean energy and backup power, with ye...
  • Universal Electric and Solar PNW
    Port Orchard, WA
    Established 2017
    Approved Installer
    Universal Electric and Solar PNW is a highly experienced solar installation and home electrification company prov...
    Approved Installer
    Screened & Verified
    5.0 /5.0
    14 Reviews

    Universal Electric and Solar PNW is a highly experienced solar installation and home electrification company prov...
  • SolTerra Solar
    Seattle, WA
    Established 2008
    Approved Installer
    With thousands of installations already completed in the Pacific NW, going Solar has never been easier. Help the ...
    Approved Installer
    Screened & Verified
    5.0 /5.0
    14 Reviews

    With thousands of installations already completed in the Pacific NW, going Solar has never been easier. Help the ...

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 Edmonds, WA.

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 Edmonds, WA. 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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