Calculate how much you can save on your EPE bill with solar panels

Average 25 year solar savings for a EPE customer: $29,271

Average solar panel cost: $12,922 - $15,794*

Estimate solar panel cost and savings based on your location, roof and power use.

*Solar panel cost varies by location, solar panel mqanufacturer, system size and the amount of electricity your home uses.

Adding solar panels and switching rate plans can lower your El Paso Electric electric bill

Updated: October 22, 2020

Installing solar panels can help reduce your EPE bill, thanks to Florida’s sunshine and the company’s net metering program! Combined with the 30% solar tax credit, KUA customers can see great savings when they switch to solar!

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Are solar panels worth it for El Paso Electric customers?

Probably. With the Federal solar tax credit, and available Texas solar property tax exemption, home solar panels are an investment worthy of your careful consideration as an El Paso Electric customer. El Paso Electric’s net metering rate also allows you to at least get some credit on your power bill for the excess solar electricity your panels produce which you can’t use onsite. Your credits accrue at the same rate as retail rates, unless you produce more than you consume over the course of a month.

Does El Paso Electric offer net metering credits for exported solar power?

No, El Paso Electric does not offer full 1 for 1 net metering. This means that when you export surplus power from your solar panels, you will be paid less by the utility than what you are charged to buy the equivalent amount of power from the grid.

The amount you are paid by the utility is known as a feed-in tariff. In the case of El Paso Electric, this feed-in rate is $0.12 per kWh.

You'll get full retail rates until your solar electricity production exceeds usage during a period of 30 days, after which you'll be credited at a lower "avoided cost" rate.

What incentives, tax credits, and rebates are available to EPE customers for installing solar?

The biggest financial incentive for solar homeowners is the 30% federal solar tax credit. The tax credit equals 30% of the solar installation costs and directly reduces your federal income tax liability.

Some states and local governments offer additional solar incentives. These incentives include state tax credits, rebates, or performance-based incentives like Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs). The best part is that these local incentives can be used in addition to the federal tax credit!

Here is every incentive you may be eligible for as a EPE customer:

Table 1: Incentives
Upfront Incentives Value*
Residential Clean Energy Tax Credit (Federal) -$6,153
Renewable Energy Property Tax Incentive (State)

100% of cost of solar system not included in property taxes.

TOTAL -$6,153

*Based on 7.35 kW system, average installation cost $20,511

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How much does installing solar panels save the average El Paso Electric residential customer?

If you input the details for a EPE customer with a power bill of $160 per month into the best online solar panels calculator, it tells you that you need a 7.35 kW solar system that will produce 13,058 kWh per year and that this system will return the owner a $29,271 profit after repaying the cost of the system.

The solar savings possible for you as an EPE customer will depend on the amount of electricity you use and the cost of the solar system you buy. Savings also vary based on the direction of your roof or any shading of your roof that affects output.

Here is a monthly and lifetime solar savings estimate for the same relatively typical EPE customer with a $160 per month electric bill prior to solar and who installs a 7.35 kW solar system.

How much do residential solar panels cost for EPE customers?

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Utility provider: El Paso Electric
Utility bill: $ 185

Prices based on a 7.8kW system, after 30% federal tax credit

Solar prices near you

Cost range of local prices


Net profit (savings less system cost)


Payback period

8.9-10.9 years

Recommended size for the selected utility bill


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Table 2: Estimate details

System Size (for 100% usage offset)

7.35 kW

Annual Power Generation

13,058 kWh

Pay-back time (assuming Cash purchase)

10.8 Years

Internal Rate of Return (IRR) on Investment


Gross cost


Total Upfront Incentives and Rebates


Net Cost of System after rebates and incentives


Total Cost of Utility Power Avoided over 25 years


Please note that the investment return figures do not include the possible increase in property value.

What are the environmental impacts of El Paso Electric customers installing solar panels?

While most homeowners decide to install solar panels because of financial savings over time, the environmental impacts of this choice are the primary motive for others. Here is a breakdown of the environmental benefits from an El Paso Electric customer installing a 7.35 kW solar system on their property:

A solar system generating 13,058 kWh per year will save you money AND make the world a nicer place

Saves you


on average per year

Reduces CO2 emissions


tons per year

Equivalent to planting

45 trees

per year

Equivalent to driving

14,299 mi

less per year

CO2 emissions calculation based on the electricity generation and emissions data for your state in 2015 as published by the US Government Energy Information Administration.

What factors affect the price of solar panels for El Paso Electric customers?

The cost of installing solar panels will vary with brands of solar panels and inverters you choose and also the installation company you choose to install them.

It is common to see really good systems, using quality brands of equipment, being sold for around $2.79 per watt or $15,180 for a standard 7.35 kW solar system after the customer claims the 30% federal solar tax credit.

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