Cost of solar in Sun City, CA

Electricity Consumption in Sun City

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 Sun City, California

Southern california Edison provides a net metering program to their customers who choose to install solar. This net metering agreement means your utility values unused solar generation sent to the grid at the retail value for power. Since most homeowners are away from the house during the day and with great sun cover in Sun city a lot of energy is sent to the grid offsetting your bill. If more energy is sent to the grid than drawn SCE will continue crediting each kWh at their retail value in the form of credit to future bills within the same 12 month cycle. Any remaining credit at the end of the 12 months is deposited into your account. The new NEM-2 rules do reduce net metering returns by about 10% by making customers switch to time of use billing to go solar. Since equipment prices are falling and solar irradiation levels being so high in Southern California solar is still a great investment.

30% of the system costs can be claimed as a deduction to federal taxes under the federal solar tax credit. There is no limit on system size to receive the full 30% and you may elect to use this incentive in increments. Incentives like these make solar a must have for your home and with SCE and other major utilities fighting to end net metering and incentive programs the time to go solar is now!

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

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Solar power in California

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

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Facts about installing a 2.08kW solar system in Sun City, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $70, however your situation may vary so try our Sun City solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.


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

4 Years 11 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 2.08kW 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.