CEA’s Brydon Ross examines Arizona’s solar energy incentives and how solar can be more accessible.
Solar power has become a force partly because the prices for installation nationally have declined about 70 percent since 2011. Prices for utility-scale PV systems also declined 30 percent in early 2017 from a year prior. Technology advances have helped usher in this alternative resource, as have government policies at the federal, state and local level. Incentives and net energy metering have sharply reduced homeowners’ out-of-pocket costs for installing and maintaining their private PV systems.
All of this is fantastic news. But one thing to consider: Arizona’s incentives often exceed the costs of the systems, which can be $17,000 up to $27,000 depending on where you live and the size of your system.
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