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

Average 25 year solar savings for a Pepco customer: $58,989

Average solar panel cost: $19,133 - $23,385*

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 Potomac Electric Power Company in Washington D.C. electric bill

Updated: October 22, 2020

There are three ways you can reduce your Pepco bill: changing your habits, switching your rate plan, and adding solar panels.

You've probably heard a lot about reducing energy consumption by doing things like switching to LED lightbulbs and adding insulation to your walls, but these fixes are relatively easy compared to the far more impactful step of making changes to your lifestyle.

The second thing you can do is switch your rate plan. Pepco doesn't offer time-of-use billing that can help you save money by shifting your usage of energy-intensive appliances to off-peak hours, but there may be other options for you .

Finally, you can reduce or even eliminate your electricity bill by installing solar panels on your home.

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How much can I reduce my Potomac Electric Power Company in Washington D.C. bill by switching to a different rate plan

For some people, the savings from switching rate plans may only be a few dollars per month, but for many it can be $20-$100 per month. That's between $240 and $1,200 that you may now be paying to Potomac Electric Power Company in Washington D.C. each year for no reason.

Finding out what's available to you is as simple as a phone call or email to Potomac Electric Power Company in Washington D.C.. Even a small savings can be worth it.

Are solar panels worth it for Potomac Electric Power Company in Washington D.C. customers?

Absolutely. DC’s strong SREC and Solar For All programs, coupled with the 26% Federal solar tax credit make home solar panels a compelling investment as a Potomac Electric customer. Potomac’s net metering rate also allows you to get full 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, and roll over to your next monthly bill.

Does Potomac Electric Power Company in Washington D.C. offer full 1 for 1 net metering credits for exported solar power

Yes, Potomac Electric Power Company in Washington D.C. offers 1 for 1 net metering. This means you are paid the same rate for excess solar energy that you export to the utility grid during the middle of the day as what you pay for power purchased from the grid.

In the case of Potomac Electric Power Company in Washington D.C., this is approximately $0.11 per kWh.

Credits roll over indefinitely. Rates depend on usage during summer and winter periods.

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

The major financial incentive currently available until the end of 2023 is the 30% federal solar tax credit. The way this works is that the full cost of the system needs to be paid to the installer, and this tax credit can then be claimed back as cash when you next do your taxes.

Many states, local governments and utilities also offer incentives for homeowners who go solar. This help can take the form of state tax credits, rebates, tax breaks, SRECs or even performance-based incentives. The best part is that all of these incentives apply in addition to the federal credit.

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

Table 1: Incentives
Upfront Incentives Value*
Residential Clean Energy Tax Credit (Federal) -$9,111
PEPCO Net Metering (State) Varies
Solar for All Program (State) Varies
Solar Renewable Energy Credits (State)

About $422 per SREC

Solar Energy System and Cogeneration System Personal Property Tax Credit (State) Varies
TOTAL -$9,111

*Based on 10.66 kW system, average installation cost $30,370

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How much does installing solar panels save the average Potomac Electric Power Company in Washington D.C. residential customer?

If you input the details for a Pepco customer with a power bill of $180 per month into the best online solar panels calculator, it tells you that you need a 10.66 kW solar system that will produce 14,075 kWh per year and that this system will return the owner a $58,989 profit after repaying the cost of the system.

The solar savings possible for you as a Pepco 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 Pepco customer with a $180 per month electric bill prior to solar and who installs a 10.66 kW solar system.

How much do residential solar panels cost for Pepco customers?

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Utility provider: Potomac Electric Power Company Maryland
Utility bill: $ 164

Prices based on a 11.1kW system, after 30% federal tax credit

Solar prices near you

Cost range of local prices


Net profit (savings less system cost)


Payback period

8.8-10.7 years

Recommended size for the selected utility bill


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Table 2: Estimate details

System Size (for 100% usage offset)

10.66 kW

Annual Power Generation

14,075 kWh

Pay-back time (assuming Cash purchase)

8.5 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 Potomac Electric Power Company in Washington D.C. 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 Potomac Electric Power Company in Washington D.C. customer installing a 10.66 kW solar system on their property:

A solar system generating 14,075 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

49 trees

per year

Equivalent to driving

15,413 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 Potomac Electric Power Company in Washington D.C. 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 $2.85 per watt or $21,475 for a standard 10.66 kW solar system after the customer claims the 30% federal solar tax credit.

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