Cost of solar in Antioch, CA

Electricity Consumption in Antioch

Electricity Consumption by California residents averages 573 kWh per month. It ranks #2 in the nation for savings from installing solar panels on the home.

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Solar power in Antioch, California

Under PG&E customers are entitled to 1 for 1 net metering for energy exported to the grid in the city of Antioch. Net metering means you are either billed or credited for the total amount of power exported to the grid subtracted by the amount of power bought from the grid. Even in northern California solar production is still surprisingly good far above the nation's average. All that energy being exported to the grid will make you some serious money. Credit can be carried forward for future bills up to 12 months or PG&E can write you a check. Sadly under the new NEM-2 rules requiring new solar customers to switch to time of use billing net metering returns are about 10% lower but with excellent power generation and equipment becoming cheaper solar is still a great home investment. If you have a taxable income you may also declare 30% of the system cost as a reduction on your taxes (you can spread this over a few years). Solar is booming and no one should wait for these incentives to be taken away or reduce.

Even if you are not convinced about solar we recommend that at the very least you use the solar panel calculator for Antioch to find out:

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Solar power in California

The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Antioch, California in 2020 is $2.72 per watt. The average system size in the US is 6 kilowatts, which means the average price of a solar system in Antioch, CA is $13,600. (before claiming 26% tax credit and other rebates)

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Facts about installing a 8.5kW solar system in Antioch, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $243, however your situation may vary so try our Antioch solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.


Net cost of system
Cash - after 26% solar tax credit

5 Years

Average payback time


Annual power production


levilized cost of solar energy


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The forecast average utility price over the next 25 years

Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 8.5kW system

Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years


(Prices shown after repayments of capital)



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Average total cost of solar panel installation in California

System Size Cash purchase
After 26% solar tax credit
Financed purchase
After 26% solar tax credit
3kw $6,416 $6,929
4kw $8,377 $9,047
5kw $10,286 $11,109
6kw $12,077 $13,043
7kw $13,831 $14,937
8kw $15,451 $16,687
9kw $17,050 $18,414
10kw $18,500 $19,980


Going solar in California

Check out all of the ways energy providers of California can help you be more energy efficient and save money.

The following programs are available:
Incentive Name Eligibility Type
Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit Federal Personal Tax Credit
Property Tax Exclusion for Solar Energy Systems State Property Tax Incentive
Sonoma County - Energy Independence Program Local PACE Financing
NEM 2.0 State Net Metering

Please keep in mind that the best source of up-to-date information on incentives are the solar installers who specialize in your area.