Solar Power Options

Thinking about adding solar power on your property?

This Solar Checklist can help you navigate the decision-making process.

Google’s Project Sunroof – solar estimator – can give you an estimate of the cost to install a system and years until payback. Estimates provided by Google’s Project Sunroof are based on current rates. Future changes in rates will impact the estimated net savings and payback.

The average size of a rooftop solar power system is 6 kilowatts (kW). Assuming full eligibility for investment tax credits, and south-facing panels for optimal sun exposure, payback for a 6 kW system is around 14 to 18 years.

If you decide owning a system is right for you, our net metering tariff allows customers to install small-scale, renewable generation projects to offset their use.

Community Solar

Community Solar works much like a traditional community garden. Customers in Idaho can buy subscriptions to fund a solar array (a group of solar panels) in southeast Boise. In return, you get a share of the renewable solar energy generated by the array and a monthly bill credit for 25 years. Bill credits average a few dollars per month per subscription and are based on the energy created through the solar panels.

Other Green Choices

You have options when it comes to renewable energy and using energy wisely. We have programs and tools to help you decide which green choices are best for you.

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