Cost of solar in Brentwood, CA

Electricity Consumption in Brentwood

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 Brentwood, California

Pacific Gas & Electric(PG&E) customers in Brentwood are entitled to 1 for 1 net metering crediting each kWh of solar generation exported to the grid at the retail rate. When more power is sent to the grid than drawn in a month credit is carried forward at the same value to future bills. Remaining credit at the end of the yearly billing cycle is deposited into your account at about 3-4 cents per kWh. The new NEM-2 rules require PG&E customers to switch to time of use billing to install solar causing about a 10% decline in returns however, with great sun exposure and equipment becoming cheaper solar is still a great investment.

The federal ITC allows for 30% of the total system cost to be claimed as a deduction to federal taxes with the option to spread the incentive over several years. Solar couldn't be a better choice in Brentwood with expensive power and great incentives. If you still aren't sure about signing up get a free estimate by entering your zip code below.

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

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Solar power in California

The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Brentwood, 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 Brentwood, CA is $13,600. (before claiming 26% tax credit and other rebates)

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Facts about installing a 9.25kW solar system in Brentwood, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $268, however your situation may vary so try our Brentwood solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.


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

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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 9.25kW 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.