Oklahoma's electricity prices average $0.11/kWh, below the national average of $0.14/kWh.
The average cost of a 5.5kW (equivalent to saving about 100 trees a year) solar power system starts around $11,000 in Oklahoma. That system would pay for itself through energy savings within 6-7 years. System life can span well over 25 years, and savings will improve with inflation.
Across Oklahoma there's between 1,900 and 2,300 kWh of available solar power for each square yard of rooftop. But somehow less than 0.3% of the state's renewable electricity generation came from solar power. Oklahoma does not have much in the way of solar incentives. No tax exemptions, but the state does have net metering...but credit hours for power generated do not roll over each month and the Utility does not need to pay homeowners anything. Its unambitious RPS of 15% has already been exceeded via industrial wind power. On top of that, with the passing of the "Solar Surcharge" bill Oklahoma utilities can now charge homeowners a fee for building any grid-tied alternative energy system.
It's not all doom and gloom though. An average-sized system in Oklahoma would still pay for itself through energy savings within 6-7 years. System life can span well over 25 years, and savings will improve with inflation.
Data from DSIRE. For more info visit: https://www.dsireusa.org/
|Name||Implementing Sector||Program Type||Administrator||DSIRE ID|
|Net Metering||State||Net Metering||286|
|Solar and Wind Equipment Certification||State||Equipment Certification||476|
|Exemption + Fee for Alternative Fuel Vehicles||State||Personal Tax Exemption||1071|
|Energy Efficient Residential Construction Tax Credit (Personal)||State||Personal Tax Credit||Oklahoma Tax Commission||1230|
|Local Option - County Energy District Authority||State||PACE Financing||Programs administered locally||3534|
|Energy Efficient Residential Construction Tax Credit (Corporate)||State||Corporate Tax Credit||Oklahoma Tax Commission||4169|
|Requirements for Wind Development||State||Solar/Wind Permitting Standards||4453|
|State Facilities Energy Conservation Program||State||Energy Standards for Public Buildings||5175|
|East Central Electric Cooperative - Residential Rebate Program||Utility||Rebate Program||5250|
|Solar and Wind Access||State||Solar/Wind Access Policy||5516|
|Oklahoma Department of Career and Technical Education - Business & Industry Services||Other||Training and Information||Oklahoma Department of Career and Technical Education||17346|
|Edmond Electric - Edmond's OMPA Commercial/Industrial Audit Program||Other||Energy Analysis||Edmond Electric||20349|
|OG&E - myOGEpower||Utility||Energy Analysis||OG&E||21551|
|Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority - Demand and Energy Efficiency Program||Utility||Other||Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority||21963|
|OG&E - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency||Utility||Other||OG&E||21965|
|Oklahoma Natural Gas - Commercial Efficiency Rebates||Utility||Rebate Program||Oklahoma Natural Gas||22101|