Cost of solar in Rocklin, CA

Electricity Consumption in Rocklin

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 Rocklin, California

PG&E offer their solar customers in Rocklin a net metering program. Each kWh of solar generation not used by the home is exported to the grid at the retail value for power. Usually more power is exported than drawn from the grid giving you credit you can apply to future bills within the same 12 month billing cycle. If credit remains at the end of the 12 months PG&E will pay you. With the new NEM-2 rules new solar customers must switch to time of use billing hurting the returns by about 10% luckily, this isn't very much and declining equipment prices and great solar production in California more than make up for this.

You may also claim 30% of the total system cost as a tax deduction under the federal solar tax credit. This incentive can be spread over several tax periods and always covers 30% no matter the system size. With incentives like these you have to be mad not to go solar.

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

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Solar power in California

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

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Facts about installing a 10.76kW solar system in Rocklin, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $275, however your situation may vary so try our Rocklin solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.


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

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The forecast average utility price over the next 25 years

Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 10.76kW 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
SMUD - PV Residential Retrofit Buy-Down 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.