Cost of solar in Dana Point, CA

Electricity Consumption in Dana Point

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 Dana Point, California

San Diego Gas & Electric provide net metering to their solar customers. This net metering policy credits each kWh of unused solar generation exported to the grid at the same value as another kWh drawn from the grid. If in a billing month more power has been exported to the grid than consumed by the home credit is still provided at retail value per kWh and can be applied to future bills within the same 12 month billing cycle. Remaining credit at the end of the 12 months are deposited into your account. New solar customers with SDG&E must unfortunately switch to time of use billing under the new NEM-2 rules despite reducing returns by about 10% the drop in panel prices and great solar production in southern California solar is still one of the greatest home investments you can make.

Provided you have a taxable income 30% of the system cost can be claimed as a deduction to federal taxes. The federal solar tax credit has no size limits and can spread over several years. Incentives like these make solar an obvious must have in Dana Point. It doesn't hurt to enter your zip code below for a free estimate on what system you will need, how much it will cost and how long the payback time is.

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

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Solar power in California

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

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Facts about installing a 9.47kW solar system in Dana Point, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $244, however your situation may vary so try our Dana Point 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 9.47kW 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.