Cost of solar in Stockton, CA

Electricity Consumption in Stockton

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 Stockton, California

PG&E offer their Stockton customers net metering giving you 1 for 1 credit with their retail power price for power your solar system exports to the grid. Excess energy after covering your bill is carried to future months at the same value. At the end of the yearly billing cycle each kWh is credited at 3-4 cents per kWh and deposited into your account. The best aspect of net metering is that most homeowners aren't home during the day using power meaning more credit is received from PG&E.

The federal ITC allows for 30% of the system costs to be claimed as a deduction to federal income taxes. The federal tax credit can be spread over several years to better suit anyones financial situation. Going solar in Stockton is a no brainer and with incentives set to decline and electric prices set to go up it's best not to wait. Even if you aren't convinced a free estimate by entering your zip code below can never hurt. 

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

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Solar power in California

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

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Facts about installing a 8.28kW solar system in Stockton, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $254, however your situation may vary so try our Stockton solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.


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

4 Years 9 Months

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 8.28kW 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

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