Cost of solar in San Dimas, CA

Electricity Consumption in San Dimas

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 San Dimas, California

San Dimas residents and business owners have an excellent array of incentives when it comes to going solar. SCE offers net metering meaning the total amount of unused power sent to the grid is subtracted by how much energy is drawn from the grid and you are billed for the net amount. Net metering makes payback times on a standard size system only about 5-6 years. If more is exported than consumed the utility will either write you a check or you can use the credit on future bills for up to 12 months. Under the new NEM-2 rules new net metering customers must switch to time of use billing reducing returns by about 10% however, this is miniscule and with solar panels and equipment costs decreasing solar is still an excellent investment. Net metering also comes with the federal solar tax credit covering 30% of the system cost. With many utilities and politicians fighting to kill off these incentives it's best not to wait around.

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

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Solar power in California

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

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Facts about installing a 10.93kW solar system in San Dimas, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $249, however your situation may vary so try our San Dimas 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 10.93kW 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.