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Solar Panels in Arizona

Arizona ranks as the 5th largest state for solar energy production in the United States. The state boasts an impressive array of both large-scale solar farms and smaller residential and commercial installations. The Aqua Client Solar Project stands as a testament to the scalability and efficiency of solar power. While promises of reduced electricity costs, tax incentives, and sustainable living drive an increasing number of residential and commercial buildings to install solar systems.

While solar power and other renewable energy options are booming in popularity, there is much to consider. Whether you are trying to reduce your carbon footprint or your utility bills we’ll walk you through the most important factors to help you make the best energy decision.

Cost of Solar in Arizona

The average price for a home solar panel system in Arizona is $15,120 for a 6kW system or about or about per watt. Systems will vary depending on the solar installation company the types of solar panels you choose and the size of your system. When shopping for solar panels you should consider getting multiple quotes from various installers.

Average Cost
6 kW System
Average Cost
10 kW System
Estimated
Tax Credit
(10 kW System)
Average
Cost/Watt
U.S.Average$18,771$31,285$9,385.50$3.13
Arizona$15,120$25,200$7,560$2.52
U.S.Average$18,771$31,285$9,385.50$3.13
Most Costly State(Michigan)$22,680$37,800$11,340$3.78
Least Costly State(Arizona)$14,640$24,400$7,320$2.44

Costs by Solar System Size in Arizona

For many Arizonans, the perfect solar system size balances cost and capacity. Given Arizona's sun-rich environment, the aim is to produce enough electricity to meet your home's needs while ensuring costs remain as low as possible. In essence, maximize value for your investment in the Grand Canyon State.

System SizeSystem CostCost After Federal Tax Credit
5 kW$12,600$8,785
6 kW$15,120$10,542
7 kW$17,640$12,299
8 kW$20,160$14,056
10 kW$25,200$17,570

Pros and Cons of Solar in Arizona

Even in the sun-drenched state of Arizona, solar isn't without its drawbacks. Before taking the leap, it's essential to consider both the advantages and challenges tied to installing solar panels on your Arizona home. By comparing these factors, you can better determine if solar aligns with your needs. Understandably, Arizonans might have varied views on evaluating these pros and cons. Our intention is to highlight the most prevalent points, allowing you to arrive at a well-informed decision tailored to your situation.

Arizona Solar Pros

  • Reduce or eliminate electric bills
  • Energy independence from the grid
  • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • Increase home value (4.1% on average)
  • AZ residents are eligible for a 25% state solar tax credit (up to $1,000)
  • Arizona ranks 5th in solar in the U.S.
  • Net metering is available is a majority of the state
  • There are many solar buy-back plans available

Arizona Solar Cons

  • Not viable for all roofs or homes
  • Installation costs
  • Financial liability

EnergyBot's Take

Arizona has an ideal climate for solar panels. Plenty of sunlight during peak energy usage seasons and high electricity costs lean to high savings available.

Most homes in Arizona will experience a payback of 5 to 8 years. While other states with lower electricity costs and sun experience 25 year payback periods. Additionally, if you prioritize energy independence and renewable energy, the benefits rack up. 

If you are on the fence you can use this tool to get an accurate cost breakdown for your home based on your historical energy usage.

Leasing vs Buying Solar Panels in Arizona

There are several ways you can purchase and/or finance your solar panel installation in Arizona. Your goals and financial situation will dictate which option is best for you.

Cash Purchase

The most straightforward option. You pay upfront for the entire cost of the rooftop solar system. No interest, and fewer headaches, but many people are hesitant about spending several tens of thousands of dollars out of pocket.

Solar Loan

The most common method for buying solar systems. Like many other types of large purchases, you can finance your solar system through a bank or solar loan provider.

This sounds great, and many other solar loan salespeople will leverage the low payment to justify the costs. You will likely hear something like "You pay $250 a month on your electric bill, with a solar loan you will pay $200 and have free electricity."

Do your due diligence before you sign on the dotted line. There are many horror stories of variable loan terms, ballooning interest rates, and harsh missed payment penalties.

Solar Lease

Leasing solar panels generally involves less money out of pocket upfront. But, it's important to note - you do not own your solar energy system. You essentially renting the solar system. A solar provider will install the equipment and charge you a fixed monthly fee.

Most solar lease contracts last for a couple of decades, during which time the provider will keep an eye on the system's hardware and performance. At the end of your lease, you can choose to:

  • Renew your lease agreement
  • Purchase the system
  • End your lease agreement

Solar leases can be complicated. Not all are bad, but in many cases the lease terms in not in favor of the buyer. Before you decide on a solar lease make sure to read your contract thoroughly. If you don't understand something, ask an expert.

Power Purchase Agreements

A power purchase agreement (PPA) is a financial agreement where a solar company will design and install a solar system on your home or business with little or no cost upfront. Instead of paying a monthly fee like a lease, the agreement includes a fixed price per kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity generated.

For example, you agree to pay $0.12 per kWh of electricity generated for the next 20 years. The solar company will install and maintain your system and sell the power back to you that you use. They may also collect payment for any additional energy they put back into the grid.

Just like a lease, you do not own the panels. When the contract is up, they will either be removed or your contract may have other terms for you to buy or renew your power purchase agreement.

Power purchase agreements can be complicated. Before you sign make sure you review the contract and if possible have an expert in power purchase agreements review the details.

Arizona Solar Incentives

Arizona offers a variety of incentives to encourage the adoption of solar energy, making it one of the most attractive states for solar installation. One of the most significant incentives is the Arizona State Tax Credit, which provides a 25% credit on the cost of solar panels up to $1,000/ This can be claimed against the homeowner’s income tax in the year of installation. This incentive is available to both residential and commercial properties. 

An additional 30% Federal Solar Tax Credit may be applied for solar incentives that could significantly reduce the cost of solar panel installation. 

Net Metering is another major incentive in Arizona, although the specifics can vary between different utility companies. In general, net metering allows solar panel owners to sell excess power back to the grid, effectively earning credit towards their utility bill. While the rate paid for this excess energy has been subject to some changes and controversy, the program still offers a valuable opportunity to offset costs of solar energy systems.

Your city, utility, or other local company could offer hundreds or thousands of dollars in incentives to install solar systems.

This table shows the available incentives in Arizona. But, just because you don't see it here doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Check with your local utility for other potential incentives.

  • Arizona Solar Income Tax Credit: This credit allows homeowners to deduct 25% of the cost of installing a solar system from their state income taxes, up to $1,000 per year.
  • Arizona Public Service (APS) Solar Partner Program: This program with eligible participants receive $30 monthly bill credit for 20 years for research.
  • Salt River Project (SRP) Solar Choice: SRP Solar Choice is a type of utility scale, community solar. You can choose to offset half or all of your energy use with clean, renewable solar energy without having to install solar panels on your home.
  • Tucson Electric Power (TEP): This is a utility scale solar project that provides their customers a fixed monthly rate. Applicants are required to meet certain requirements in order to participate.

Name State Category Type
Qualifying Wood Stove Deduction AZ Financial Incentive Personal Tax Deduction
SRP - Solar Water Heating Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
City of Tucson - Solar Dividend AZ Regulatory Policy Other Policy
Residential Solar and Wind Energy Systems Tax Credit AZ Financial Incentive Personal Tax Credit
Solar and Wind Equipment Sales Tax Exemption AZ Financial Incentive Sales Tax Incentive
Revolving Energy Loans for Arizona (RELA) Program AZ Financial Incentive Loan Program
Sulphur Springs Valley EC - SunWatts Rebate Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Solar Contractor Licensing AZ Regulatory Policy Solar/Wind Contractor Licensing
TEP - Net Metering AZ Regulatory Policy Net Metering
Mandatory Photovoltaic System Cost Analysis AZ Regulatory Policy Line Extension Analysis
City of Scottsdale - Green Power Purchasing AZ Regulatory Policy Green Power Purchasing
Fuel Mix and Emissions Disclosure AZ Regulatory Policy Generation Disclosure
City of Tucson - Sustainable Energy Standard AZ Regulatory Policy Energy Standards for Public Buildings
TEP - Residential Solar Water Heating Incentive AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
TEP - SunShare PV Purchase AZ Financial Incentive Other Incentive
Maricopa Assn. of Governments - Solar Domestic Water Heating Permitting Standards AZ Regulatory Policy Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
APS - Solar Water Heating Incentive Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Diesel Low Emissions Incentive Grant AZ Financial Incentive Grant Program
Interconnection Guidelines AZ Regulatory Policy Interconnection
SRP - Net Metering AZ Regulatory Policy Net Metering
Non-Residential Solar & Wind Tax Credit (Corporate) AZ Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Credit
Energy Equipment Property Tax Exemption AZ Financial Incentive Property Tax Incentive
APS - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Building Energy Code AZ Regulatory Policy Building Energy Code
Sulphur Springs Valley EC - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Trico Electric Cooperative - Energy Conservation Home Improvement Loan AZ Financial Incentive Loan Program
Sulphur Springs Valley EC - Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Program AZ Financial Incentive Loan Program
Trico Electric Cooperative - SunWatts Incentive Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
City of Tucson - Permit Fee Credit for Solar Energy Systems AZ Financial Incentive Green Building Incentive
APS - Energy Efficiency Solutions for Business AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
City of Scottsdale - Green Building Policy for Public Buildings AZ Regulatory Policy Energy Standards for Public Buildings
City of Scottsdale - Green Building Incentives AZ Financial Incentive Green Building Incentive
APS - Net Metering AZ Regulatory Policy Net Metering
Solar Construction Permitting Standards AZ Regulatory Policy Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
Town of Buckeye - Green Building Incentive AZ Financial Incentive Green Building Incentive
Sulphur Springs Valley EC - SunWatts Loan Program AZ Financial Incentive Loan Program
APS - GEOSmart Financing Program AZ Financial Incentive Loan Program
Net Billing AZ Regulatory Policy Net Metering
TEP Business Energy Solutions AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
UES (Electric) - Residential Efficiency Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
UES (Gas) - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
UES - Energy Smart Homes Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
City of Chandler - Expedited Plan Review for Green Buildings AZ Financial Incentive Green Building Incentive
City of Chandler - Green Building Requirement for City Buildings AZ Regulatory Policy Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Salt River Project - Business Energy Efficiency Programs AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
City of Tucson - Solar Design Requirement for Homes AZ Regulatory Policy Building Energy Code
UES (Electric) - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Renewable Energy Business Tax Incentives AZ Financial Incentive Industry Recruitment/Support
Southwest Gas Corporation - Home Builder Efficiency Rebate Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Southwest Gas Corporation - Commercial High-Efficiency Equipment Rebate Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Arizona - Energy-Efficient Residential Appliance Rebate Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
SRP - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Southwest Gas Corporation - Combined Heat and Power Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit (Personal) AZ Financial Incentive Personal Tax Credit
Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit (Corporate) AZ Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Credit
Mohave Electric Cooperative - Energy Efficiency Rebate Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Southwest Gas Corporation - Large Commercial Energy-Efficiency Boiler Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Copy of TEP - Renewable Energy Credit Purchase Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Electric District No. 3 - Solar Rebate Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
City of Maricopa - Solar Rebate Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Mohave Electric Cooperative - Renewable Energy Incentive Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Energy Efficiency Standards AZ Regulatory Policy Energy Efficiency Resource Standard
City of Avondale - Residential Energy Efficency Rebate Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
City of Phoenix - Design Standards for City Buildings AZ Regulatory Policy Energy Standards for Public Buildings
City of Phoenix - Renewable Energy Goal AZ Regulatory Policy Green Power Purchasing
APS - Solutions for Business Financing AZ Financial Incentive Loan Program
TEP - Commercial EasySave Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
APS - Multifamily Energy Efficiency Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Maricopa County - Renewable Energy Systems Zoning Ordinance AZ Regulatory Policy Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
UES (Gas) - Residential Efficiency Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Copy of TEP - Contractor Energy Efficiency Rebate Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
UniSource Energy - Contractor Energy Efficiency Rebate Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
City of Phoenix - Energize Phoenix Residential Incentives AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Southwest Gas Corporation - Smarter Greener Better Solar Water Heating Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Duncan Valley Electric Cooperative - SunWatts Rebate Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Copy of Duke Energy (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Credit for Renewable Energy Investment and Production for Self-Consumption by International Operations Centers (Corporate) AZ Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Credit
TEP Residential Solar Program AZ Financial Incentive Utility Rate Discount
APS AZ Sun DG Program AZ Financial Incentive Utility Rate Discount
Phoenix City - Municipal Code 232 Residential Solar PV System Permit AZ Regulatory Policy Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
Tucson City - Solar Farm Permit Requirements AZ Regulatory Policy Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
Pima County - Solar & Wind Permitting Requirements AZ Regulatory Policy Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
Salt River Project Battery Storage Incentive Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Fee Reduction Program AZ Financial Incentive Personal Tax Deduction
Alternative Fuel Vehicles Tax Exemption AZ Financial Incentive Personal Tax Exemption
Arizona Public Service - Take Charge AZ Pilot Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Salt River Project - Business EV Charger Rebate AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Tucson Electric Power - Home EV Chargers Rebate AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Tucson Electric Power - Smart EV Charging Program AZ Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Tax-Exempt Financing for Green Buildings, Renewable Energy & Brownfield Redevelopment US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Conservation Security Program (CSP) Production Incentive US Financial Incentive Performance-Based Incentive
Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC) US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Credit
Federal Excise Tax Exemption for Gasohol US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Exemption
Modified Accelerated Cost-Recovery System (MACRS) US Financial Incentive Corporate Depreciation
Energy Star Financing and Mortgages US Financial Incentive Loan Program
USDA Rural Housing Service Loans US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Residential Energy Conservation Subsidy Exclusion (Corporate) US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Exemption
Renewable Energy Production Incentive (REPI) US Financial Incentive Performance-Based Incentive
Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit (PTC) US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Credit
Small Business Administration Loan Programs US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Energy-Efficient Mortgages US Financial Incentive Loan Program
USDA - Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Grants US Financial Incentive Grant Program
Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs - Funding Opportunities US Financial Incentive Grant Program
Green Power Purchasing Goal for Federal Government US Regulatory Policy Green Power Purchasing
Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Deduction
Energy-Efficient New Homes Tax Credit for Home Builders US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Credit
Energy-Efficient Appliance Manufacturing Tax Credit US Financial Incentive Industry Recruitment/Support
Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit US Financial Incentive Personal Tax Credit
Veterans Housing Guaranteed and Insured Loans US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Federal Appliance Standards US Regulatory Policy Appliance/Equipment Efficiency Standards
Energy Goals and Standards for Federal Agencies US Regulatory Policy Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs) US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (QECBs) US Financial Incentive Loan Program
U.S. Department of Treasury - Renewable Energy Grants US Financial Incentive Grant Program
USDA - High Energy Cost Grant Program US Financial Incentive Grant Program
USDA - Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program US Financial Incentive Loan Program
USDA - Repowering Assistance Biorefinery Program US Financial Incentive Grant Program
Title I Property Improvement Loans US Financial Incentive Loan Program
USDA - Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance (EA/REDA) Program US Financial Incentive Grant Program
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) US Financial Incentive Grant Program
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) US Financial Incentive Grant Program
Fannie Mae Green Financing – Loan Program US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Qualified Commercial Clean Vehicle Tax Credit US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Credit
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Tax Credit (Corporate) US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Credit
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Tax Credit (Personal) US Financial Incentive Personal Tax Credit
Previously-Owned Clean Vehicle Tax Credit US Financial Incentive Personal Tax Credit

Arizona Solar Companies

There are hundreds of solar companies in Arizona. From solar installers to solar loan providers, and manufacturers. Each is a piece of the puzzle to help you get outfitted with solar panels.

To make things simple, EnergyBot works directly with 3 of the largest solar companies to give you a comprehensive view of the market.

The solar companies we partner with:

  • Project Solar - A nationwide provider of solar panel systems that has a non-sales-oriented approach to building your system. They build your system from their central office and send a local company to complete the solar panel installation.
  • EnergySage - The largest online solar installation network. They work with thousands of installers to help you find the perfect solar system for your home. With thousands of successful solar installations, they can give you a range of bids and pricing options.
  • Tesla - Brains behind some of the most cutting-edge technology in the automotive industry, Tesla also offers sleek and powerful solar systems and battery systems.

We believe comparing these three names in the solar industry will give you the info you need to decide if solar panels are right for you.

Before You Install Solar Panels

Just because solar is a popular discussion right now, doesn’t mean it makes sense for everyone. It is still a large and expensive decision. Installing solar has great financial and environmental benefits but it won’t feel beneficial if you run into issues. Along with studying a 20-year cost comparison for your home, read some more tips to keep in mind when mulling over your decision on your installer, system design, and financial plan.

  • What are the long-term savings and payback period for installing a solar panel system?
  • How will installing solar panels impact my home's value?
  • What is the system’s Return on Investment (ROI)?
  • Are there any specific design or aesthetic considerations for solar panel installation?
  • How do I weigh the environmental benefits against the costs of installation?
  • What are the specific terms and conditions for the installer?

Arizona Helps to Pave the Way!

Arizona stands as a national forerunner in harnessing solar energy, particularly in the residential sector. Although it ranks fifth nationally for overall solar energy production, it vaults to an impressive third place for residential solar energy generation. Hot on the heels of New York, which contributes to 6.1% of the country’s total residential solar output, Arizona supplies a notable 5.9%, showcasing a robust growth trend. Demonstrating its commitment to a sustainable future, Arizona has set a practice target to derive 15% of its energy from renewable resources by 2025, promising to strengthen its position as a renewable energy powerhouse.

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Now using the same one-of-kind technology and platform we are helping consumers in Arizona decide if solar is right for them. You will notice that sometimes our numbers make solar look less attractive. That's not by accident. We believe you should have full transparency during the solar purchasing process.

We aren't here to sell you something. We are here to help you make the best energy decision for your home or business.

Arizona Solar FAQs

The cost of solar panel installation in Arizona can vary significantly based on a number of factors, including the size and type of the system, the complexity of the installation, your solar installer, and the specific location. However, the average cost of solar panels in the U.S. was about $3.13 per watt, before any incentives or tax credits.

A typical residential solar system is usually around 8 kilowatts (8,000 watts), but varies based on energy use and the size of the house. The US average cost for a 6 kW system is $18,771 and the US average cost for a 10 kW system is $31,285, before incentives. The average price for a home solar panel system in Arizona is $14,640 for a 6kW system or about or about $2.44 per watt.

The number of solar panels you would need depends on a variety of factors such as:

  1. Your home's energy consumption: The first step is to calculate your household's energy use. You can do this by looking at your electricity bills to see how much electricity you use in a year, usually measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh). The average U.S. home uses around 10,400 kWh per year, but this can vary widely based on the size of your home, the efficiency of your appliances, and your personal habits.
  2. The amount of sunlight your location receives: This can vary depending on where you live. For example, if you live in a place that has many sunny days like Arizona, you might require fewer solar panels compared to someone living in a place with less sunlight like Seattle.
  3. The efficiency of the solar panels: Not all solar panels are created equal. Some panels can convert sunlight into electricity more efficiently than others. On average, residential solar panels have an efficiency rating between 15-20%. The higher the efficiency, the fewer panels you would likely need to meet your energy needs.
  4. The size of the solar panels: Solar panels also come in different sizes. A common size for residential use is roughly 65 inches by 39 inches. Each panel typically produces around 250 to 400 watts of power, but this can vary.

To give you a rough estimate, let's say you live in a location that receives about 5 hours of peak sunlight per day, your solar panels have an efficiency of 20%, and each panel has a power rating of 300 watts. If your home uses about 10,400 kWh per year, you would divide this by 365 to get your daily energy use (about 28.5 kWh). You would then divide this by the hours of peak sunlight (5 hours), to get your required power output per hour (about 5.7 kW). If each solar panel produces 300 watts (or 0.3 kW), you would divide 5.7 kW by 0.3 to get the number of solar panels you need, which would be about 19 panels.

  • Lower Electricity Bills:
    Once your solar panels are installed, you can generate your own electricity and reduce your reliance on the grid, which can lower your monthly bills.
  • Environmental Benefits:
    Solar energy is clean and renewable, so using it helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful pollutants.
  • Increased Home Value:
    Installing solar panels can increase the value of your home and make it more attractive to potential buyers.
  • Long-Term Savings:
    While the upfront cost of installing solar energy systems can be high, they can pay for themselves over time through lower energy bills and other savings.
  • Location:
    Homes in areas with lots of sunlight are generally better candidates for solar panels. If your home is shaded or doesn't receive much sunlight, it may not be the best choice.
  • Roof Orientation:
    Ideally, your roof should be facing south to get the most sunlight throughout the day.
  • Roof Condition:
    Your roof should be in good condition and able to support the weight of the solar panels. If your roof needs repairs or replacement, it's best to take care of that before your solar installation.

The installation process for solar panels can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the size of the system and the complexity of the installation.

Your installer should be able to give you an estimated timeline based on your specific project.

Solar panels generally require very little maintenance. However, it's a good idea to have them inspected every few years to ensure they are working properly and to clean off any debris or dirt that may have accumulated on the panels. Most solar panel installers offer maintenance services for an additional fee.

There are two types of solar panels in the solar market: Monocrystalline and Polycrystalline. There are advantages and drawbacks to both.  Either type can produce enough solar power for your home. It is advisable to seek expert advice from a solar installer specific to your home. They can recommend the most efficient solar panels tailored to your budget, location, and other relevant factors.

Obtaining a residential permit for solar installation in Arizona is an essential step for those wishing to take advantage of the state's abundant sunshine. The process might differ slightly depending on the local jurisdiction, but generally, homeowners must submit a permit application that includes detailed site plans and specifications for the solar system to the local building department. 

Arizona has made efforts to standardize and simplify the permitting process across various municipalities, making it more accessible to residents. For precise guidelines, homeowners should reach out to their specific city or county building department. Additionally, resources like the Arizona Solar Center provide valuable information on solar permitting, incentives, and regulations in the state. Many solar installation companies operating in Arizona also offer assistance in navigating the local permitting requirements, aiding homeowners in a smooth transition towards clean, renewable energy.

Check out the links below for resources for some of the major cities:

Phoenix

SolarAPP Pilot Program for Permit Process

Tuscon

Residential Solar Permit Process

Mesa

City of Mesa Solar Program 2023-2024

Chandler

Permit Manual

Permit Submission Process