Solar power in Bakersfield, California
In PG&E territory customers receive full 1 for 1 net metering with the retail power rate for excess energy their solar system exports to the grid. Sadly with the new NEM-2 rules customers must switch to time of use billing to go solar which results in a loss of return by about 10% however, this is miniscule and is easily made up for by excellent solar generation numbers. There is also the 30% federal solar tax credit meaning 30% of the total system cost is covered when you do your taxes. With excellent production and incentives solar is a must have home investment.
Even if you are not convinced about solar we recommend that at the very least you use the solar panel calculator to find out:
- How many solar panels you need to cover your power bill;
- How suitable your house is for solar;
- What incentives your house may be eligible for;
- The cost of solar panel installation in Bakersfield and whether you are eligible for zero down solar deals; and
- Your likely payback period and return on investment from installing solar
Estimate your solar savings
The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Bakersfield, California in 2018 is $3.63 per watt. The average system size in the US is 6 kilowatts, which means the average price of a solar system in Bakersfield, CA is $18,150. (before claiming 30% tax credit and other rebates)
What does the cost of a real solar system look like?
Facts about installing a 4.47kW solar system in Bakersfield, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $127, however your situation may vary so try our solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
Cash - after 30% solar tax credit
6 Years 10 Months
Average payback time
Annual power production
levilized cost of solar energy
If you don't get solar
The forecast average utility price over the next 25 years
Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 4.47kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Bakersfield, CA that provide pricing through the Solar-Estimate marketplace
Average total cost of solar panel installation in California
|System Size||Cash purchase
After 30% solar tax credit
After 30% solar tax credit
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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:
Find your local rebates and incentives
Please keep in mind that the best source of up-to-date information on incentives are the solar installers who specialize in your area.