The cost of solar panels in West Virginia (2024)

Updated May 28, 2024

  • You'll pay an average of $15,730 to install a 5 kilowatt solar panel system in West Virginia, before incentives.

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

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Written by: Emily Walker

As of May 2024, the average solar panel system costs $3.15/W including installation in West Virginia. For a 5 kW installation, this comes out to about $15,730 before incentives, though prices range from $13,370 to $18,090. After the federal tax credit, the average price drops by 30%.

Average price of a 5 kW solar panel installation in West Virginia

Good Price
$13,370 or less
Market Average
$15,730
High Price
$18,090 or more

You'll probably pay even less than what we show here. It doesn't include the federal ITC or West Virginia 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 $15,730 in West Virginia, 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 West Virginia

System Size
System Cost
System Cost (after ITC)
3 kW$9,438$6,607
4 kW$12,584$8,809
5 kW$15,730$11,011
6 kW$18,877$13,214
7 kW$22,023$15,416
8 kW$25,169$17,618
9 kW$28,315$19,820
10 kW$31,461$22,023

Are solar panels worth it in West Virginia?

Solar panels are worth it in most areas, including West Virginia. 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 $39,842 over 20 years on electricity costs with a 5 kW system in West Virginia. 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
10.60 Years
20-Year Savings
$39,842
Cost-per-Watt
$3.15

If you can't shell out $15,730 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 WV, here are some popular suggestions:

  • Cosmo Solaris
    Multi-state
    Established 2018
    Elite Installer
    We are a solar installation company that handles both installations and permit acquisition in-house. With a team ...
    Elite Installer
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    We are a solar installation company that handles both installations and permit acquisition in-house. With a team ...
  • Commonwealth Solar
    Multi-state
    Established 2020
    Elite Installer
    Commonwealth Solar was started with the desire to provide ethical and competitively priced solar solutions to our...
    Elite Installer
    Screened & Verified
    5.0 /5.0
    7 Reviews

    Commonwealth Solar was started with the desire to provide ethical and competitively priced solar solutions to our...
  • GreenBrilliance LLC
    Multi-state
    Established 2007
    Elite Installer
    Founded in 2007, GreenBrilliance has been in business for 16 years serving, Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, Pe...
    Elite Installer
    Screened & Verified

    Founded in 2007, GreenBrilliance has been in business for 16 years serving, Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, Pe...
  • Revolt Energy
    NITRO, WV
    Established 2019
    Approved Installer
    We offer custom solutions for every situation! Specializing in Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Solar ins...
    Approved Installer
    Screened & Verified
    5.0 /5.0
    5 Reviews

    We offer custom solutions for every situation! Specializing in Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Solar ins...
  • Elysium Solar Energy
    Multi-state
    Established 2018
    Approved Installer
    Elysium provides a full-service installation expertise to make “going solar” as effortless and streamline as poss...
    Approved Installer
    Screened & Verified
    5.0 /5.0
    10 Reviews

    Elysium provides a full-service installation expertise to make “going solar” as effortless and streamline as poss...

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 West Virginia.

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 West Virginia. 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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