Calculate how much you can save on your First Energy NJ bill with solar panels

Average 25 year solar savings for a First Energy NJ customer: $114,834

Average solar panel cost: $21,812 - $26,659*

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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 Jersey Central Power & Light electric bill

Updated: October 22, 2020

Installing solar panels can help reduce your First Energy NJ 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 Jersey Central Power & Light customers?

Definitely. With transitional renewable energy credits (TRECs), and solar sales and property tax exemptions in New Jersey, solar panels make a whole bunch of sense here, especially for Jersey Central Power & Light customers! JCP&L’s 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.

Does Jersey Central Power & Light offer net metering credits for exported solar power?

Yes, Jersey Central Power & Light offers net metering credits.

Under the Jersey Central Power & Light 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.

What incentives, tax credits, and rebates are available to First Energy NJ 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 First Energy NJ customer:

Table 1: Incentives
Upfront Incentives Value*
Residential Clean Energy Tax Credit (Federal) -$10,386
Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy System (State)

Excludes assessed costs of a solar system from a homeowner's property taxes

Successor Solar Incentive Program (SuSI) (State)

New residential net-metered projects are eligible for payments of $85 for every MWh generated by their systems. Payments continue for 15 years. Superseded TREC program 8.28.2021

Net Metering (State)

Utilities regulated by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities must offer net metering.

Solar Energy Sales Tax Exemption (State)

solar energy equipment fully exempted from state sales tax

TOTAL -$10,386

*Based on 11.88 kW system, average installation cost $34,621

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How much does installing solar panels save the average Jersey Central Power & Light residential customer?

If you input the details for a First Energy NJ customer with a power bill of $160 per month into the best online solar panels calculator, it tells you that you need a 11.88 kW solar system that will produce 16,610 kWh per year and that this system will return the owner a $114,834 profit after repaying the cost of the system.

The solar savings possible for you as a First Energy NJ 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 First Energy NJ customer with a $160 per month electric bill prior to solar and who installs a 11.88 kW solar system.

How much do residential solar panels cost for First Energy NJ customers?

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Prices based on a 10.3kW system, after 30% federal tax credit

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Cost range of local prices


Net profit (savings less system cost)


Payback period

3.5-4.2 years

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Table 2: Estimate details

System Size (for 100% usage offset)

11.88 kW

Annual Power Generation

16,610 kWh

Pay-back time (assuming Cash purchase)

4.5 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 Jersey Central Power & Light 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 Jersey Central Power & Light customer installing a 11.88 kW solar system on their property:

A solar system generating 16,610 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

58 trees

per year

Equivalent to driving

18,189 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 Jersey Central Power & Light 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 $2.92 per watt or $25,621 for a standard 11.88 kW solar system after the customer claims the 30% federal solar tax credit.

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