Cost of solar in El Cajon, CA

Electricity Consumption in El Cajon

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 El Cajon, California

El Cajon is a special place to install solar since being serviced by SDG&E customers are entitled to one for one net metering with the retail power price when they pump their excess solar generation into the grid. Sadly with the new NEM-2 rules customers must switch to time of use billing to install solar which results in about a 10% loss to net metering returns however, with such excellent power production numbers in El Cajon net metering is still an excellent incentive. There is also the 30% federal tax credit meaning you can claim 30% of the system cost on your taxes. With utilities fighting these incentives hard it's best to get into solar now!

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

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Solar power in California

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

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Facts about installing a 8.13kW solar system in El Cajon, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $271, however your situation may vary so try our El Cajon solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.

$15,642

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

4 Years 5 Months

Average payback time

12,225
kWh

Annual power production


/kWh

levilized cost of solar energy

47¢
/kWh

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The forecast average utility price over the next 25 years

Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 8.13kW system

Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years

$122,195

(Prices shown after repayments of capital)

 


 

Solar companies in El Cajon, CA that provide pricing through the Solar-Estimate marketplace

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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.