Solar Power Panels in Idaho: Costs, Companies, and ROI

IdahoInterested in solar power in Idaho? We’ve got you covered. We’ve gathered a ton of stats and tracked down any local installers we could find.

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The average Idaho resident spends about 0.09 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) and uses about 1055 kilowatts (kW) per month. With an average month’s electric bill totaling $98.35 it definitely makes sense to see if you can save money on power.

Key Solar Facts – Averaged for Idaho

Average savings per year: $829.12 ($69.09 per month)

Estimated time for the system to pay for itself: 25 years, 5 months

Is solar worth it in Idaho? Based on the price of electricity in Idaho (an average of 0.09 per kW) and medium amounts of sun (1% more than average) compared to other states, solar power  is 20% lest cost effective than the rest of the nation.

Our final opinion: solar panels are only recommended for those with disposable income in Idaho.

Solar Panel Installers in Idaho

No local installers or providers available. See DIY products.

DIY Solar Systems

ProviderDescriptionMore info
CostcoDIY Solar panel kits from Costco are surprisingly affordable and easy to install. Recommended for experts and researchers only.Visit site
Solar DirectSolar Direct offers plenty of products, including batteries. Installation is available if you want it.Visit site
Local providers coming soonWe're in the process of adding new solar providers by state. Check back soon!

Solar Power by Month in Idaho

A 5kW system will save someone in Idaho about $69.09 on an average month. Idaho residents will usually generate the most power in July. A breakdown of average solar power and savings per month is below.

Month Available kW / meter / day Estimated savings / month
Jan  2.61  36.16
Feb  3.62  50.3
Mar  4.64  64.38
Apr  5.63  78.02
May  5.97  82.8
Jun  6.22  86.26
Jul  6.96  96.56
Aug  6.83  94.77
Sep  6.37  88.33
Oct  5.09  70.58
Nov  3.29  45.59
Dec  2.55  35.36

Idaho has a medium amount of solar power to capture – about 4.61 kilowatts per meter per day.

Calculations and Sources

Data based on 273 reporting zip codes in Idaho. Stats above assume a 32 square meter (345 square foot) standard-efficiency (15%) 5 kW system costing $21,000 out of pocket. Costs vary, but are generally lower due to federal and local government incentives.

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Aberdeen, ID
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Albion, ID
Almo, ID
American Falls, ID
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Arco, ID
Arimo, ID
Ashton, ID
Athol, ID
Avery, ID
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Banks, ID
Basalt, ID
Bayview, ID
Bellevue, ID
Bern, ID
Blackfoot, ID
Blanchard, ID
Bliss, ID
Bloomington, ID
Boise, ID
Bonners Ferry, ID
Bovill, ID
Bruneau, ID
Buhl, ID
Burley, ID
Calder, ID
Caldwell, ID
Cambridge, ID
Carey, ID
Careywood, ID
Carmen, ID
Cascade, ID
Castleford, ID
Cataldo, ID
Challis, ID
Chester, ID
Clark Fork, ID
Clarkia, ID
Clayton, ID
Clifton, ID
Cocolalla, ID
Coeur D Alene, ID
Coolin, ID
Corral, ID
Cottonwood, ID
Council, ID
Craigmont, ID
Culdesac, ID
Dayton, ID
Deary, ID
Declo, ID
Desmet, ID
Dietrich, ID
Dingle, ID
Donnelly, ID
Downey, ID
Driggs, ID
Dubois, ID
Eagle, ID
Eden, ID
Elk City, ID
Elk River, ID
Ellis, ID
Emmett, ID
Fairfield, ID
Felt, ID
Ferdinand, ID
Fernwood, ID
Filer, ID
Firth, ID
Fish Haven, ID
Franklin, ID
Fruitland, ID
Garden City, ID
Garden Valley, ID
Genesee, ID
Geneva, ID
Georgetown, ID
Gibbonsville, ID
Glenns Ferry, ID
Gooding, ID
Grace, ID
Grand View, ID
Grangeville, ID
Greencreek, ID
Greenleaf, ID
Hagerman, ID
Hailey, ID
Hamer, ID
Hammett, ID
Hansen, ID
Harrison, ID
Harvard, ID
Hayden, ID
Hazelton, ID
Heyburn, ID
Holbrook, ID
Homedale, ID
Hope, ID
Horseshoe Bend, ID
Howe, ID
Idaho City, ID
Idaho Falls, ID
Indian Valley, ID
Inkom, ID
Iona, ID
Irwin, ID
Island Park, ID
Jerome, ID
Juliaetta, ID
Kamiah, ID
Kellogg, ID
Kendrick, ID
Ketchum, ID
Kimberly, ID
King Hill, ID
Kingston, ID
Kooskia, ID
Kootenai, ID
Kuna, ID
Laclede, ID
Lapwai, ID
Lava Hot Springs, ID
Leadore, ID
Lemhi, ID
Lenore, ID
Lewiston, ID
Lewisville, ID
Lowman, ID
Lucile, ID
Mackay, ID
Macks Inn, ID
Malad City, ID
Malta, ID
Marsing, ID
May, ID
Mccall, ID
Mccammon, ID
Medimont, ID
Melba, ID
Menan, ID
Meridian, ID
Mesa, ID
Middleton, ID
Midvale, ID
Monteview, ID
Montpelier, ID
Moore, ID
Moscow, ID
Mountain Home, ID
Mountain Home A F B, ID
Moyie Springs, ID
Mullan, ID
Murphy, ID
Murray, ID
Murtaugh, ID
Nampa, ID
Naples, ID
New Meadows, ID
New Plymouth, ID
Newdale, ID
Nezperce, ID
Nordman, ID
North Fork, ID
Notus, ID
Oakley, ID
Ola, ID
Oldtown, ID
Orofino, ID
Osburn, ID
Paris, ID
Parma, ID
Paul, ID
Payette, ID
Peck, ID
Picabo, ID
Pierce, ID
Pinehurst, ID
Pingree, ID
Placerville, ID
Plummer, ID
Pocatello, ID
Pollock, ID
Ponderay, ID
Post Falls, ID
Potlatch, ID
Preston, ID
Priest River, ID
Princeton, ID
Rathdrum, ID
Reubens, ID
Rexburg, ID
Richfield, ID
Rigby, ID
Riggins, ID
Ririe, ID
Roberts, ID
Rockland, ID
Rogerson, ID
Rupert, ID
Sagle, ID
Saint Anthony, ID
Saint Charles, ID
Saint Maries, ID
Salmon, ID
Sandpoint, ID
Santa, ID
Shelley, ID
Shoshone, ID
Shoup, ID
Silverton, ID
Smelterville, ID
Soda Springs, ID
Spencer, ID
Spirit Lake, ID
Springfield, ID
Stanley, ID
Star, ID
Stites, ID
Sugar City, ID
Sun Valley, ID
Swan Valley, ID
Swanlake, ID
Sweet, ID
Tendoy, ID
Tensed, ID
Terreton, ID
Teton, ID
Tetonia, ID
Thatcher, ID
Troy, ID
Twin Falls, ID
Victor, ID
Viola, ID
Wallace, ID
Wayan, ID
Weippe, ID
Weiser, ID
Wendell, ID
Weston, ID
White Bird, ID
Wilder, ID
Winchester, ID
Worley, ID
Yellow Pine, ID