Cost of solar in Fresno, CA

Electricity Consumption in Fresno

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 Fresno, California

For those of you in Fresno you're in luck as solar incentives and power production are amazing in California. Currently all Investor Owned Utilities must offer net metering making sure you receive retail value for the power your solar system sends to the grid. Since most homeowners are away from home during the day when solar produces the most power this excess energy will make you a lot of money. There is also a 30% federal tax credit on solar systems covering a huge chunk of the costs making solar a must have.

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

 

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Solar power in California

The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Fresno, California in 2018 is $3.63 per watt. The average system size in the US is 6 kilowatts, which means the average price of a solar system in Fresno, CA is $18,150. (before claiming 30% tax credit and other rebates)

What does the cost of a real solar system look like?

Facts about installing a 4.35kW solar system in Fresno, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $125, however your situation may vary so try our solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.

$11,632

Net cost of system
Cash - after 30% solar tax credit

6 Years 9 Months

Average payback time

6,302
kWh

Annual power production


/kWh

levilized cost of solar energy

42¢
/kWh

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 4.35kW system

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

$49,940

(Prices shown after repayments of capital)

 


 

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

126

 


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Average total cost of solar panel installation in California

System Size Cash purchase
After 30% solar tax credit
Financed purchase
After 30% solar tax credit
3kw $8,337 $9,004
4kw $10,808 $11,673
5kw $13,125 $14,175
6kw $15,246 $16,466
7kw $17,248 $18,628
8kw $19,096 $20,624
9kw $20,727 $22,385
10kw $22,260 $24,041

 

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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
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Please keep in mind that the best source of up-to-date information on incentives are the solar installers who specialize in your area.