Cost of solar in Glendale, CA

Electricity Consumption in Glendale

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 Glendale, California

Glendale Water & Power offer their solar customers net metering at a better rate than most utilities. Net metering requires your utility to record kWh's exported when your home is using less than your solar is producing and kWh's drawn from the grid and bill or credit you for kWh's exported minus kWh's drawn. Especially in Southern California usually solar will produce more than the home draws and each kWh is credited at the retail price for power. Credit can be used on future bills or deposited directly into your account. Being a municipality new solar customers don't need to switch to time of use billing unlike with SCE or any other investor owned utility which reduces the returns.

There is also the 30% federal solar tax credit allowing 30% of the system cost to be claimed as a tax deduction over however many years you want. There is also no size limit to receive the full 30%. With incentives this good solar is a must have home investment so don't wait any longer!

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

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Solar power in California

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

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Facts about installing a 10.4kW solar system in Glendale, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $237, however your situation may vary so try our Glendale solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.


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

6 Years

Average payback time


Annual power production


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 10.4kW 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
LADWP - Solar Incentive Program Utility Rebate Program

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