Cost of solar in Fremont, CA

Electricity Consumption in Fremont

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 Fremont, California

PG&E offers customers in Fremont a net metering program for those who install solar on their home or business. Net metering requires PG&E to record how much power your solar system exports to the grid and how much your home draws from the grid and bill you for energy exported minus energy drawn. If you export more than enough to pay off the bill you receive retail value per kWh and can choose to receive a check from PG&E or credit a future bill. Under the new NEM-2 regulations requiring new solar customers to switch to time of use billing returns are about 10% lower however, with great production numbers even in northern California and equipment prices falling solar is still an excellent investment in Fremont. There is also the 30% federal tax credit with no size limitations. There is the option to spread the tax credit over several years. With current incentives being considered by many legislatures as to generous it's best not to wait around!

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

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Solar power in California

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

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Facts about installing a 6.94kW solar system in Fremont, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $176, however your situation may vary so try our Fremont solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.


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

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The forecast average utility price over the next 25 years

Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 6.94kW 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.