Cost of solar in Santa Clarita, CA

Electricity Consumption in Santa Clarita

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 Santa Clarita, California

Under SCE service area those looking to go solar will be able to receive full net metering with the retail power price when their system exports energy to the grid. Under the new NEM-2 rules customers must switch to time of use billing before going solar. NEM-2 compared to the old rules does reduce returns by about 10% when compared to the old system however, the loss is minimal and net metering still yields a greater return than most other places in the US due to sun exposure being so high in Santa Clarita. The 30% federal solar tax credit also covers 30% of the system cost as a tax deduction and combined with net metering solar is a no brainer home investment.

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

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Solar power in California

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

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Facts about installing a 10.29kW solar system in Santa Clarita, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $237, however your situation may vary so try our Santa Clarita solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.


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

5 Years 11 Months

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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 10.29kW 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.