Cost of solar in Murrieta, CA

Electricity Consumption in Murrieta

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 Murrieta, California

Murrieta is one of the best places Southern California when it comes to the financial attractiveness of installing solar panels for your home.

Murrieta has both both great solar incentives and an abundance of sunshine meaning solar power production is amazing.

As a customer of Southern California Edison (SCE) then you are entitled to 1 for 1 net metering

This means you are paid the retail power price for excess power your solar system exports to their grid during the day when your solar production is greater than the electrical needs of your home.

Considering most homeowners are away from the house during the day when solar is making a lot of energy this is some serious money in your pocket.

There has been some debate recently over the effect the NEM-2 rules will have on solar savings. Under the new rules Investor owned utilities now make you switch to time of use billing when you go solar.

However, a study by Aurora solar, a solar analysis software company whose methods have been verified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratories ( have produced a report saying that more customers with standard residential load profiles the change to Time of Use billing only marginally changes the returns from going solar and so most homeowners can still get a 5-7 year payback by buying solar panels for their home and then enjoy 20 years or more of free power after that.

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

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Solar power in California

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

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Facts about installing a 7.47kW solar system in Murrieta, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $231, however your situation may vary so try our Murrieta solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.


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

4 Years 9 Months

Average payback time


Annual power production


levilized cost of solar energy


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 7.47kW 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.