Solar Panel Cost in
Massachusetts

Updated 6/8/2019

How much do solar panels cost in Massachusetts in 2019?

As of December 2019, the average solar panel cost in Massachusetts is $3.23/W. Given a solar panel system size of 5 kilowatts (kW), an average solar installation in Massachusetts ranges in cost from $13,728 to $18,572, with the average gross price for solar in Massachusetts coming in at $16,150. 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 Massachusetts

System Size System Cost System Cost (after ITC)
3 kW $9,690 $6,783
4 kW $12,920 $9,044
5 kW $16,150 $11,305
6 kW $19,380 $13,566
7 kW $22,610 $15,827
8 kW $25,840 $18,088
9 kW $29,070 $20,349
10 kW $32,300 $22,610

2019 average solar panel cost graph in Massachusetts

for a 5kW system

Great Price
$13,728 or less
Market Average
$16,150
Above Market
$18,572 or more

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

Payback Period

5.66 Years

20-Year Savings

$53,724

Cost per Watt

$3.23

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