Cost of solar in Fullerton, CA

Electricity Consumption in Fullerton

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 Fullerton, California

Fullerton residents can benefit from SCE's net metering program providing retail value for every kWh exported to the grid. Net metering bills or credits you for the net of power consumed from the grid minus excess solar generation sent to the grid. Credit may be applied to future bills within the same 12 month billing cycle and at the end of the cycle any remaining credit SCE will pay you directly. With the new NEM-2 rules new solar customers must which to time of use billing reducing returns by about 10% however, this is very small and with equipment prices falling and great solar production in Fullerton solar is a must have home investment.

There is also the federal solar tax credit allowing you to claim 30% of the total system cost as a deduction to federal taxes. This incentive will always cover 30% regardless of system size and may be spread over several years. Current incentives make solar a simple choice and with utilities fighting to end net metering the time to go solar is now before it's too late.

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

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Solar power in California

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

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Facts about installing a 8.75kW solar system in Fullerton, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $230, however your situation may vary so try our Fullerton 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


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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 8.75kW 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.