Cost of solar in San Ramon, CA

Electricity Consumption in San Ramon

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 Ramon, California

Pacific Gas & Electric provide a net metering program to their solar customers in San Ramon. Net metering credits each kWh of excess solar generation exported to the grid cancelling the cost of another kWh. If in a given month more energy is exported than consumed from the grid credit can be used to offset future bills within the same 12 month billing cycle. If credit remains at the end of the 12 months PG&E will deposit the money into your account. Sadly with the new NEM-2 rules new solar customers with an Investor Owned Utility (most people) must switch to time of use billing reducing the returns by about 10% however, with declining equipment prices and great solar production in San Ramon installing a solar system is still a great investment.

The federal solar tax credit allows anyone with a taxable income to claim 30% of the system cost as a deduction to federal taxes. This incentive can be used over several years and always covers 30% no matter the system size. Incentives in San Ramon make solar an excellent home investment so don't wait for them to expire.

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

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Solar power in California

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

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Facts about installing a 6.68kW solar system in San Ramon, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $192, however your situation may vary so try our San Ramon 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 6.68kW 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
*Under Revision* Marin Clean Energy - Feed-in-Tariff Local Performance-Based Incentive

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