Residential Solar Energy Calculator

Below is a calculator to determine how many solar panels would be needed to obtain some of your power from solar energy.

Move the sliders to your annual electricity usage and the amount that you would want generated by solar.

Annual Usage (kWh) Note: Average Nebraska home is 14,000 kWh

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Minimum Annual Energy Generated by Solar (%)

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Summary

Annual Energy Generated by Solar: 0 kWh
# of Solar Panels Needed: 0
Panel(s) Cost: $0
Annual Credit: $0
Simple Payback*: 0 years
Simple Payback with Tax Credit*: 0 years


Assumptions
System cost: $3.50/watt
Annual energy produced per panel: 400 kWh
Weighted electricity cost: $.0943/kWh

*Does not include sales tax, property tax, insurance, maintenance and other associated cost.