Cost of solar in Temecula, CA

Electricity Consumption in Temecula

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 Temecula, California

Serviced by Southern California Edison residents and business owners in Temecula will receive net metering. Net metering means utilities must credit you for each kWh of unused power exported to the grid at their retail power rate. When more energy is exported than drawn credit is still provided at the retail power rate to future bills. At the end of the yearly cycle remaining credit is deposited into your account at about 3-4 cents per kWh.

Unfortunately the new net metering rules mean customers must switch to time of use billing to go solar however, this only damages returns by about 10% making solar still a worthwhile investment. The federal ITC allows for 30% of the system cost to be claimed as a deduction to federal taxes, there is also no limit to the size a system can be to receive this incentive. Even if you still aren't sure a free estimate can never hurt by entering your zip code below.

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

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Solar power in California

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

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Facts about installing a 6.44kW solar system in Temecula, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $217, however your situation may vary so try our Temecula 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


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The forecast average utility price over the next 25 years

Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 6.44kW 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.