Cost of solar in Chula Vista, CA

Electricity Consumption in Chula Vista

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 Chula Vista, California

If you're a San Diego Gas & Electric customer you are probably fed up with your massive power bill but not to worry since SDG&E are required to offer you net metering giving you 1 for 1 credit with their retail power price for excess energy your system exports to the grid. Southern California has some of the highest production numbers for solar in the country and solar systems here produce about 40% more than states up north. Since most homeowners are away from the home during the day when solar is producing the most energy this brings in some serious money.

SDG&E have made it mandatory for you to switch to time of use billing in order to receive net metering resulting in about a 10% loss in profit but excellent solar production in Southern California is an excellent compensator for this and solar is still an amazing investment. There is also a 30% federal tax credit covering 30% of the system cost which is also pretty neat. All in all solar is still a complete no brainer despite these changes to net metering.

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

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Solar power in California

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

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Facts about installing a 6.62kW solar system in Chula Vista, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $221, however your situation may vary so try our Chula Vista 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 6.62kW 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.