Utah's electricity prices average $0.11/kWh, below the national average of $0.14/kWh. Utah is part of an exclusive club of net energy exporting states. It's also seen near-boundless growth in solar - between industrial and rooftop sources the amount of solar power generation in Utah has increased by a factor of twenty six between 2015 and 2018.
The average cost of a 6kW (equivalent to saving over 100 trees a year) solar power system starts around $13,000 in Utah, according to SolarReviews. That system would pay for itself through energy savings with 6-7 years. System life can span well over 25 years, and savings will improve with inflation. Even roughly doubling the cost figure to match the Berkeley data, one would still see a significant return on investment over the life of a solar power system in Utah.
Data from DSIRE. For more info visit: https://www.dsireusa.org/
|Name||Implementing Sector||Program Type||Administrator||DSIRE ID|
|Alternative Energy Sales Tax Exemption||State||Sales Tax Incentive||Utah State Tax Commission||1070|
|Renewable Portfolio Goal||State||Renewables Portfolio Standard||2901|
|Local Option - Industrial Facilities and Development Bonds||State||Bond Program||Programs are administered at the local level||5407|
|Hurricane City Power - Grid-Tied Distributed Generation||Other||Other||Hurricane City Power||19381|
|Avista Utilities - Site-Specific (Custom) Incentives||Other||Energy Analysis||Avista Utilities||21549|
|Avista Utilities - Custom and Site-Specific Rebates||Other||Energy Analysis||21598|
|Avista Utilities - Energy Smart Grocer Program||Other||Energy Analysis||21629|
|U.S. Department of Energy - Industrial Assessment Center (IAC): Oregon State University||Federal||Energy Analysis||U.S. Department of Energy||21748|
|Southwest Energy Efficiency Project - Utah Energy Efficiency Guide||Other||Training and Information||Southwest Energy Efficiency Project||21769|
|U.S. Department of Energy - Industrial Assessment Center (IAC): Colorado State University||Federal||Energy Analysis||U.S. Department of Energy||21781|
|Solar Rights||State||Solar/Wind Access Policy||22042|