Solar Panel Cost in
Iowa

Updated 6/8/2019

How much do solar panels cost in Iowa in 2019?

As of November 2019, 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 30% 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.

Average solar panel cost by system size in Iowa

System Size System Cost System Cost (after ITC)
3 kW $10,170 $7,119
4 kW $13,560 $9,492
5 kW $16,950 $11,865
6 kW $20,340 $14,238
7 kW $23,730 $16,611
8 kW $27,120 $18,984
9 kW $30,510 $21,357
10 kW $33,900 $23,730

2019 average solar panel cost graph in Iowa

for a 5kW system

Great Price
$14,408 or less
Market Average
$16,950
Above Market
$19,492 or more

Solar installation costs do not include the 30% Federal Investment Tax Credit or local incentives. Learn more about local IA incentives, tax credits & rebates.

Payback Period

14.51 Years

20-Year Savings

$12,868

Cost per Watt

$3.39

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