*Solar panel cost varies by location, solar panel mqanufacturer, system size and the amount of electricity your home uses.
Installing solar panels can help reduce your Eversource CT 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!
Absolutely, yes! With a hefty $426 per kilowatt solar rebate, available low income solar program, and sales and property tax exemptions, solar panels make a lot of sense for Eversource Energy customers in Connecticut. Eversource net metering policy also ensures you get credited on your power bill at full retail rates for the excess solar electricity your panels produce. Your credits are rolled over and applied to your next month’s bill.
Yes, Eversource Energy Connecticut offers net metering credits.
Under the Eversource Energy Connecticut net metering program, solar panels will first send energy to your home. Any excess solar energy is sent to the grid and purchased in the form of a bill credit. The credit value is determined by the Tri-Party Net Metering Power Purchase Agreement. KUA customers are billed for all of the electric energy delivered to them by the company.
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 Eversource CT customer:
|Residential Clean Energy Tax Credit (Federal)
Residential Renewable Energy Solutions Program
Solar energy buyback program designed to achieve a 10% rate of return for system owners. Customers choose between a "buy all" program under which all their solar energy will be purchased by the utility company for a set rate, or a monthly netting program, under which their excess solar energy would be counted by the utility as on-bill credits, plus a potential payment for RECs to ensure the intended rate of return.
Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Solar and Geothermal Systems
Solar energy equipment is exempt from 100% of state sales tax.
Property tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems
100% of the assessed value of a solar system is exempt from property taxes.
No money-down, low interest financing to upgrade home energy performance
*Based on 9.60 kW system, average installation cost $27,676
If you input the details for a Eversource CT customer with a power bill of $200 per month into the best online solar panels calculator, it tells you that you need a 9.60 kW solar system that will produce 11,583 kWh per year and that this system will return the owner a $72,674 profit after repaying the cost of the system.
The solar savings possible for you as an Eversource CT 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 Eversource CT customer with a $200 per month electric bill prior to solar and who installs a 9.60 kW solar system.
Showing data for:
Prices based on a 9.0kW system, after 30% federal tax credit
System Size (for 100% usage offset)
Annual Power Generation
Pay-back time (assuming Cash purchase)
Internal Rate of Return (IRR) on Investment
Total Upfront Incentives and Rebates
Net Cost of System after rebates and incentives
Total Cost of Utility Power Avoided over 25 years
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 Eversource Energy Connecticut customer installing a 9.6 kW solar system on their property:A solar system generating 11,583 kWh per year will save you money AND make the world a nicer place
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 $2.88 per watt or $15,297 for a standard 9.60 kW solar system after the customer claims the 30% federal solar tax credit.