Cost of solar in Sylmar, CA

Electricity Consumption in Sylmar

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 Sylmar, California

LADWP offers a rebate and a net metering program for their solar customers. Current rebates are $250 per kW for residential installations and $300 for commercial. Already on a common 6kW system that's a $1,500 discount. LADWP's net metering program credits each kWh of solar generation exported to the grid at the retail value. After enough kWh are exported to cover your night time bill each kWh beyond this point receives retail value. You can carry credit forward for future bills or have the money transferred to your account. Being a municipal utility customers don't need to switch to time of use billing unfortunately, those of you just outside the city in SCE territory do however, the returns are only lowered by about 10%.

After factoring in your rebate 30% of the remaining costs can be claimed as a tax deduction under the federal solar tax credit. This incentive has no size limitations on your solar system and can be used over several years. With rebate funding in the final 10% don't wait any longer, incentives won't be this good again!

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

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Solar power in California

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

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Facts about installing a 6.52kW solar system in Sylmar, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $150, however your situation may vary so try our Sylmar solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.


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

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Average payback time


Annual power production


levilized cost of solar energy


If you don't get solar
The forecast average utility price over the next 25 years

Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 6.52kW 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.