Solar Calculator - Estimate Your Solar Savings
Why Use a Solar Calculator?
The solar calculator on Solar.com has been recently upgraded to provide customers with the most accurate instant assessment of potential savings associated with going solar (try it out for yourself).
Our solar energy savings calculator helps you discover:
- What would be my estimated electricity bill after going solar?
- What are my electricity savings after installing a solar panel system?
- What should be the size of my system?
- What panels make sense for my roof?
- What are the different government incentives I’m eligible for?
In short, we help you Discover Your Solar Potential!
Our solar savings calculator provides accurate cost and savings estimates by analyzing your current electricity bill, rooftop, and the solar pricing in your area.
Solar.com’s solar calculator is the first ever to deploy Google’s Project Sunroof API to instantly deliver solar estimates on a roof-by-roof basis.
What is Google’s Project Sunroof?
Google has dabbled in the solar market with Project Sunroof since August 2015. Project Sunroof uses Google Earth’s high-resolution imagery to help calculate a roof’s solar energy potential.
Upon entering an address, the tool analyzes factors such as shade, roof orientation, and local weather patterns to calculate how many hours of sunlight hit that roof in a typical year.
The findings are analyzed to estimate how much power a user could produce and how much cost savings are associated with going solar.
Solar.com’s Solar Savings Calculator Features
Features of our Solar Calculator include:
Improved Shade Analysis
Powered by Google Sunroof data, all cost estimates consider the shading and irradiance levels of every roof plane, with the panel placement optimized for the most productive roof areas.
Find the value of local rebates and incentives you can claim by going solar. This includes the 26% Federal Solar Tax Credit and local, state, and utility rebates in your area.
Instantly understand how many years it will take for your solar system to pay for itself in utility bill savings.
Our calculator will show how much you could save yearly with solar. This number may be even higher if utilities raise their rates higher than projected.