Cost of solar in Dublin, CA

Electricity Consumption in Dublin

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 Dublin, California

PG&E provide a solid net metering plan for their solar customers in Dublin. Under net metering each kWh of unused solar generation sent to the grid is credited at the retail power rate. If more energy is exported to the grid than drawn by the home credit is still provided at the retail rate and is applicable to future bills within the same 12 month billing cycle. Remaining credit at the end of the 12 months is deposited into your account. PG&E under the new NEM-2 rules do unfortunately make new solar customers switch to time of use billing. The new rules do result in about a 10% reduction to returns however, with panel prices reducing and great sun exposure in northern California these slight changes are easily compensated for.

If you have a taxable income you can claim 30% of the system cost as a deduction to your federal tax liability. The federal solar tax credit can be used in increments and will always cover 30% of costs regardless of system size. With 30% off the system cost and net metering solar is a great investment for your home or business. Regardless of how seriously you're considering solar getting an estimate can be very handy in helping you make a decision.

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

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Solar power in California

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

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Facts about installing a 7.3kW solar system in Dublin, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $185, however your situation may vary so try our Dublin 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


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 7.3kW 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.