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# How much does a single solar panel cost

Solar panel costs have decreased dramatically over the last decade, and solar systems now provide homeowners with more value than ever before. Keeping in mind that solar panels are only one component of a complete solar system, additional solar installation costs must be considered. In this article, we’ll examine the cost of a single solar panel.

## Cost of an Average Solar Panel

The solar panel system that is best for you will be determined in large part by the size of your home and your energy consumption.

Solar panels cost an average of \$4,633 to install. The true range is between \$2,909 and \$5,810 for 1.5kWh to 6kWh solar panel systems.

The quality of the system components you use, such as the solar panel and inverter brands, plays a significant role in determining the cost and rebates available in your postcode.

## Cost of solar panels per kilowatt-hour

Solar panel installation costs per kWh in the United States are among the lowest in the world, owing to generous government incentives.

If we take the most popular system, a 5 kWh solar system that costs an average of \$5,130, the installation cost per kWh is \$1,040.

In many cases, it can be as low as \$910 per kWh, as some installers offer very affordable systems.

## What is the minimum number of solar panels required to power a home?

To state the obvious, this is entirely dependent on the size of your home and the amount of energy consumed. Additionally, it will depend on the amount of physical space available on your roof for installing the panels. A typical rooftop solar system contains approximately 24 panels, but some larger systems contain up to 40.

## How long will solar panels require to pay for themselves?

On average, it will take approximately four years for the system to generate enough value in electricity production to completely offset its cost.

This payback period or return on investment for your solar system may be slightly longer for small units and households with lower energy consumption.

## Final Words

A typical solar PV panel is about 3.5 by 5.5 feet, covers approximately 18-19 sq.-ft., weighs around 45 pounds and is rated at 250—345 watts, and will cost between \$200 to \$550 depending on quality and efficiency. Overall system cost can ROUGHLY be translated to \$3/watt for a residential system. Typically a bit higher for a smaller system, and lower for a larger system.

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