Cost of solar in Whittier, CA

Electricity Consumption in Whittier

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 Whittier, California

Whitties residents and business owners are eligible for SCE net metering program. Net metering makes your utility monitor how much power your solar system sends them and how much power is drawn from their grid and only bill you for the net of these two amounts. Net metering in California works like a 1kWh for 1kWh system. Especially with such great sunshine more power is sent to the grid than drawn and the utility can either write you a check or give you a credit on a future bill it's your choice. With the new NEM-2 net metering rules new solar customers must switch to time of use billing which does reduce returns by about 10% although, with equipment becoming cheaper and excellent sun exposure solar is still an amazing investment. There is also the 30% federal solar tax credit covering 30% of the total system cost and may be spread over several years. With many trying to kill of these incentives the time to act is now!

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

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Solar power in California

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

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Facts about installing a 8.87kW solar system in Whittier, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $202, however your situation may vary so try our Whittier solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.


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

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The forecast average utility price over the next 25 years

Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 8.87kW 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.