Cost of solar in Clovis, CA

Electricity Consumption in Clovis

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 Clovis, California

Pacific Gas & Electric provide net metering to their solar customers providing 1 for 1 credit with each kWh exported to the grid. For example 1,000kWh of unused solar generation had been sent to the grid and the home drew 1,000kWh the customer would have no bill. If the solar system exports more power than what is drawn (usually the case) each kWh is credited at the retail value. Surplus credit can be used on future bills within the same 12 month billing cycle and if you still have credit at the end of the 12 months PG&E will deposit the money into your account. With the new NEM-2 rules new solar customers must switch to time of use billing reducing the returns by about 10%. With solar becoming cheaper and excellent sun exposure in Clovis solar is still a great investment.

Clovis residents can still benefit from the federal solar tax credit. 30% of the system cost can be claimed as a tax deduction with no size limitations, 30% will always be covered. You may also spread out this incentive over several years. With major utilities like PG&E fighting hard to abolish net metering no good will come from waiting especially and with power prices going up and solar incentives set to end or reduce in the near future.

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

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Solar power in California

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

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Facts about installing a 9.42kW solar system in Clovis, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $279, however your situation may vary so try our Clovis solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.


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

4 Years 9 Months

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 9.42kW 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.