Cost of solar in Poway, CA

Electricity Consumption in Poway

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.

Find local city information


Solar power in Poway, California

SDG&E provides a net metering program in Poway making solar a great home investment. Net metering requires your utility to record how much power your solar system exports to the grid and how much your home draws from the grid. Power exported to the grid is subtracted by power drawn and that's how much your bill is. Since usually more power is exported than drawn SDG&E will then write you a check at their retail power rate. With the new NEM-2 rules new solar customers must switch to time of use billing which reduces returns by about 10% however, with amazing sun exposure and equipment prices decreasing solar is still an excellent investment. With such high amounts of sunshine net metering will save you a lot of money. 30% of the total system cost can also be claimed under the federal solar tax credit(can be spread out over time). With many incentives set to expire it's best not to wait.

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

 

Estimate your solar savings

 

Solar power in California

The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Poway, 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 Poway, 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 5.28kW solar system in Poway, 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 solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.

$13,712

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

5 Years 9 Months

Average payback time

7,939
kWh

Annual power production


/kWh

levilized cost of solar energy

47¢
/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 5.28kW system

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

$74,190

(Prices shown after repayments of capital)

 


 

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

277

 


Solar calculator and quote comparison tool

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

 

Design your own solar panel system for your home

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
Find your local rebates and incentives

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