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

Average 25 year solar savings for a GP customer: $35,648

Average solar panel cost: $13,476 - $16,470*

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*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 Georgia Power electric bill

Updated: October 22, 2020

Installing solar panels can help reduce your GP 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 Georgia Power customers?

Maybe. With the 26% Federal solar tax credit, home solar panels are an investment worthy of your careful consideration as a Georgia Power customer. Georgia Power now offers monthly net metering to reach their goal of 32 megawatts of solar capacity. That allows you to get full retail 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 you pay for electricity, and roll over to the next month’s bill (as long as your credits don't eclipse your usage over the course of a month).

Does Georgia Power offer net metering credits for exported solar power?

Georgia Power doesn't offer true net metering, which would be credits for excess kWh produced in one month that can be used to reduce the next month's bill by the same number of kWh. Instead, if your solar panels generate more energy than you need in one month, GP will pay you a lower rate for the excess. The program is also limited to 5000 people annually. Work with your installer to get enrolled!This is still a decent deal when it comes to solar savings, but unfortunately we can't call it net metering.

What incentives, tax credits, and rebates are available to GP 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 GP customer:

Table 1: Incentives
Upfront Incentives Value*
Residential Clean Energy Tax Credit (Federal) -$6,417
TOTAL -$6,417

*Based on 9.62 kW system, average installation cost $21,390

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How much does installing solar panels save the average Georgia Power residential customer?

If you input the details for a GP customer with a power bill of $170 per month into the best online solar panels calculator, it tells you that you need a 9.62 kW solar system that will produce 13,088 kWh per year and that this system will return the owner a $35,648 profit after repaying the cost of the system.

The solar savings possible for you as a GP 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 GP customer with a $170 per month electric bill prior to solar and who installs a 9.62 kW solar system.

How much do residential solar panels cost for GP customers?

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Cost range of local prices


Net profit (savings less system cost)


Payback period

10.4-12.7 years

Recommended size for the selected utility bill


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Detailed information about your estimate

Table 2: Estimate details

System Size (for 100% usage offset)

9.62 kW

Annual Power Generation

13,088 kWh

Pay-back time (assuming Cash purchase)

9.8 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 Georgia Power 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 a Georgia Power customer installing a 9.62 kW solar system on their property:

A solar system generating 13,088 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

14,332 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 Georgia Power 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 $2.22 per watt or $15,828 for a standard 9.62 kW solar system after the customer claims the 30% federal solar tax credit.

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