Cost of solar in Upland, CA

Electricity Consumption in Upland

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 Upland, California

Southern California Edison have a net metering system in place making solar a great investment. Each kWh of power exported to the grid offsets the bill from another kWh drawn from the grid at night or on a cloudy day. Usually during a 1 month billing period more power will be exported than bought from the utility, this excess is credited at SCE's retail power rate. Future credits can be carried forward to offset another bill up to 1 year later or SCE can write you a check. Under the next NEM-2 net metering rules new solar customers must switch to time of use billing reducing returns by about 10% however, with equipment prices lowering and Southern California having such great performance figures when it comes to energy output solar is still an excellent investment. With the 30% tax credit on top of this solar is a complete no brainer. This tax credit can be carried forward over years and has no size limit for the system. With incentives this generous they are likely to step down or expire so don't wait around.

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

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Solar power in California

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

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Facts about installing a 6.97kW solar system in Upland, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $213, however your situation may vary so try our Upland 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 6.97kW 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.