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

Average 25 year solar savings for a SRP customer: $31,123

Average solar panel cost: $17,919 - $21,900*

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 Salt River Project (SRP) electric bill

Updated: October 22, 2020

Installing solar panels can help reduce your SRP 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 Salt River Project (SRP) customers?

Yes, with the $1,000 Arizona tax credit, and solar property and sales tax exemptions, solar panels make a lot of sense for Salt River Project customers. SRP net billing 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, while at a lower rate than you pay for electricity, roll over to the next month’s bill.

Does Salt River Project (SRP) offer net metering credits for exported solar power?

No, Salt River Project (SRP) 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.

SRP offers several rate plans for its customers with solar panels. All of them include time-of-use billing and some of them include a demand charge based on the maximum kW of demand during any day in a month.

That means if you have, for example, your clothes dryer, air conditioner, and electric stove running at the same time and your solar panels aren't making energy, your demand is very high and you'll be charged a lot. 

Perhaps the simplest SRP solar plan is the Time-of-Use Export Price Plan, which does not include a demand charge, but does include on- and off-peak pricing for the winter, summer, and summer-peak parts of the year. The plan also includes a monthly service charge of $32.44.

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

Table 1: Incentives
Upfront Incentives Value*
Residential Clean Energy Tax Credit (Federal) -$8,233
Net BIlling (State)

Customers will be credited at a specific rate for net excess generation but they don't have to receive the full retail amount.

Solar and Wind Equipment Sales Tax Exemption (State)

State sales tax will not be applied on qualified solar systems. Exempts sales tax from being applied to RECs

Energy Equipment Property Tax Exemption (State)

Solar system adds no value to property for tax assessment purposes.

Residential Solar and Wind Energy Systems State Tax Credit (State) -$1,000
TOTAL -$9,233

*Based on 11.32 kW system, average installation cost $28,442

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How much does installing solar panels save the average Salt River Project (SRP) residential customer?

If you input the details for a SRP customer with a power bill of $250 per month into the best online solar panels calculator, it tells you that you need a 11.32 kW solar system that will produce 19,682 kWh per year and that this system will return the owner a $31,123 profit after repaying the cost of the system.

The solar savings possible for you as a SRP 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 SRP customer with a $250 per month electric bill prior to solar and who installs a 11.32 kW solar system.

How much do residential solar panels cost for SRP customers?

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Prices based on a 9.8kW system, after 30% federal tax credit

Solar prices near you

Cost range of local prices


Net profit (savings less system cost)


Payback period

9.7-11.9 years

Recommended size for the selected utility bill


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Table 2: Estimate details

System Size (for 100% usage offset)

11.32 kW

Annual Power Generation

19,682 kWh

Pay-back time (assuming Cash purchase)

12.1 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 Salt River Project (SRP) 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 Salt River Project (SRP) customer installing a 11.32 kW solar system on their property:

A solar system generating 19,682 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

68 trees

per year

Equivalent to driving

21,553 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 Salt River Project (SRP) 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 $2.51 per watt or $20,044 for a standard 11.32 kW solar system after the customer claims the 30% federal solar tax credit.

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