How Much Does Solar Cost In Seattle?

The state of Washington is on a mission to become energy efficient.

Many residents, including those living in and around Seattle, would love to utilize solar energy to help the planet and save on monthly electricity bills.

These desires are often not pursued due to the fear of wasting money on equipment that won’t give you the amount of energy you need to replace even 20% of your daily electricity.

You also need to file the correct paperwork before you can receive solar-related tax breaks, deductibles, and more. 

But the fact is, setting up your solar energy system is easier and more affordable than ever.

Thanks to our team at MAD Energy NW you can create a durable, effective solar power system for your business and home.

Mad Energy NW is MUCH More Affordable

Not only is MAD Energy NW an award-winning leader in the Solar industry here in Seattle, but we are also the most affordable option in the state.

Now, you’re probably questioning that. 

Let us show you why choosing MAD Energy NW’s team to create and install your new solar setup will save you time, money, and trouble.

What people are saying

Client Testimonials


Solar installation can be inconvenient if the solar company doesn’t know what they’re doing. 

Imagine hiring a company like ours to do a full rewire on your house and solar panel installation. You would be looking forward to generating your own electricity. You may even want to generate excess electricity that flows back into the city’s power grid so you have even lower energy bills in the future.


At first glance, customers might be tempted to think our solar panels and accompanying equipment are expensive.

Unfortunately, all solar equipment has a fairly high price tag, but we’ve solved this problem.


By working directly with the nation’s best solar equipment manufacturers. 

Now imagine the team showing up and ripping holes in the walls, taking up large sections of your home, and taking several months to finish the project.

That doesn’t sound like a dream solar setup, that sounds like a nightmare. 

We never want our customers to feel like they have lost the use of their home or business. That’s why our design team works with one of our residential electricians and solar experts to create a system design and installation plan.

This means our crew arrives on your property knowing exactly what they need to do and how long it should take.

What would normally take weeks for other solar companies can be accomplished in a few days thanks to this technique.

If something unexpected does happen, our team has decades of experience working with wiring and electric equipment. No matter how unusual the problem is, our team will be able to handle it.

Because the job gets done quickly and is done correctly, you won’t be spending thousands of dollars on unnecessary labor.

Zero Liabilities

Businesses and homeowners alike can be negatively impacted by uninsured solar companies working on their property.

What if one of our crew members accidentally drives over your grumpy neighbor’s flower bed and she tries to sue you? Or worse, what if someone gets hurt on the job site?

Whether it’s flowers or broken bones, you will never be financially responsible. Each team member is licensed, insured and takes every safety precaution possible.

This doesn’t only apply to our solar panels. We only use the highest quality equipment. It doesn’t matter if it’s wires, solar panels, backup batteries, EV car charging stations, or even the racks and mounts. 

Now you won’t be spending hundreds of dollars a year on maintenance. You also won’t need to worry about your equipment getting damaged by Washington winters. 

We’ll also install energy monitoring software that allows you to pinpoint the best time of the day to gather solar energy. This information is not public and will be for your personal use. Now you’ll have full control over your energy usage 

If you find there are hours of the day when you are using more electricity than you would like, you can use the solar energy saved in your backup batteries to balance out your power usage. 

Warranties Guaranteed

As stated previously, our equipment is the best in the industry and very durable. But sometimes accidents happen and even the best equipment gets damaged.

Because of this, all of your new equipment comes with warranties. Our shortest warranty is 12 years, and our longest warranty is 30 years. 

That’s 30 years of worry-free solar energy

Even our labor is covered under warranty. The 10-year workmanship warranty ensures that any mistake made by our team, no matter how small, won’t cost you a dime.

Washington State

Solar Incentives

30% Federal Tax Credit

100% Sales Tax Exemption

Net Metering

Accelerated Depreciation


Solar Systems

What we offer

Roof System

This is the most cost-effective application, which in turn provides the best return on your investment. Solar panels are more efficient than ever! Couple that with a 30% income tax credit, there’s never been a better time to install solar panels on your home.

Ground system

Rooftop solar is not your only option for panel placement, and sometimes is not the best option. If you have the space for it, a ground mount solar array offers the opportunity to install more solar than what may fit on your roof. In addition to being easier to clean, ground-mount solar will typically run more efficiently since the system operates under less heat creating less friction as the solar energy transfers to your home electrical system.


Considering a backup source for power during a power outage? Adding battery backup to your solar project is a great way to store energy for those stormy days, and eliminates the need to maintain a gas engine like a generator. These batteries run noise free and automatically transfer power when needed. And YES, these do also qualify for the 30% federal income tax credit!

We are the premier commercial, residential, and new construction solar company in Washington State.

Is Solar More Expensive For Seattle Businesses?

Businesses in and around Seattle are usually willing to use green energy and eco-friendly products. Unfortunately, these same businesses can’t pursue these desires because it’s too expensive.

MAD Energy NW understands that there needs to be a balance between the benefits of solar and staying within your budget. That’s why we have a design team to customize every solar power system we install.

When you call us or fill out the online form to get a free quote we will give you the estimated total and then help you fit your project within your spending limits.

Sometimes you don’t need an elaborate system to create large amounts of solar energy. It’s more important that you have the right solar equipment installed correctly.

If your main concern is qualifying for tax breaks and other financial incentives, let us know so we can help you qualify. Our team knows the ins and outs of every solar-related incentive, regulation, and tax break. We can even help you with the paperwork you’ll need to receive all your rebates and deductibles.


What's Included

solar panels


Solar panels, also known as modules within the industry, convert sunlight into electricity using the photovoltaic effect.


Solar Inverters convert the direct current power produced by the modules, into an alternating current to be used.


Solar racking is the mounting system that supports and secures the panels to the roof or ground structure.


Solar Batteries are used to store electricity generated by the solar panels for those times when the utility power drops out.

Isn’t Seattle Too Cloudy For Solar Equipment?

Seattle is famous for having cloudy weather, but that doesn’t mean the sun never shines.

Remember that monitoring software we mentioned? You probably don’t want to stand outside all day staring at the clouds to determine what hours will give you the most sunlight. That’s why our monitoring software is there. It will track the amount of sun absorbed by your panels so that you can set up your system to absorb as much energy as possible. 

This is especially useful in the cold winter months when we have high electricity costs and cold, sunny days.

Work You Can Believe In

The Mad Energy Solar Warranty

25-30 Year Solar Panel Production Warranty

12-25 Year Inverter and Optimizer Warranty

25 Year Racking Warranty

10 Year Workmanship Warranty

10 Year Battery Warranty

Get A Quote To See Just How Affordable Solar Can Be

Still not convinced that one of our custom-built solar solutions can save you money?

Request a free quote today by calling us or filling out the online form

Even if you can’t install a full system right now, you can get started with the basics.

Most people overestimate how elaborate their system needs to be before they’ll see results. We can help you create a simple, affordable, and highly productive solar setup.

Call us today for more information and to talk with one of our local electricians.

A workman carrying a large solar panel at a green house construction site.