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Do I Need to Upgrade My Electrical Panel for Solar?

January 31, 2024 | Reading Time: 5 minutes

If you live in an older home or are considering increasing the size of your solar energy system, you may need an electrical panel upgrade.

How Do You Know If You Need a New Electrical Panel for Solar?

Common signs that an electrical panel upgrade is necessary for solar include:

  • Service is less than 200 amps
  • Future plans to install solar battery storage or an electric vehicle charger
  • Future plans to install more heavily demanding electric appliances (heat pump, electric water heater, pool, hot tub)
  • Your current electrical panel is malfunctioning

How Much Does Upgrading an Electrical Panel Cost?

Depending on the size of the electrical service you’re installing, costs to upgrade will vary. On average, the cost of a new electrical panel ranges from $1,500 to $4,000.

Is the cost to upgrade an electrical panel worth it?

At Isaksen Solar, we believe that ultimately, the cost of upgrading your panel is worth the decades of savings you’ll experience with solar. Given that the costs to upgrade are relatively low, and a solar system operating with a solar-ready electrical panel will be able to work at maximum efficiency, you’ll increase your return on investment and feel confident making any electrical expansions in the future.

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Our expert team is ready to guide you every step of the way. From customizing the perfect solar system that suits your unique needs, to answering every question you have, we are here to ensure your transition to solar is seamless and rewarding.

Harness the power of the sun with the best in the business. Contact us today, (508) 717-3820, or request your free solar quote.