Typical Solar System Cost Breakdown
The average size for a home solar install is 6.7 KW which would range from $28,000 to $34,000.
For typical Californians this will mean a lifetime savings around $100,000. Most of our customers don't actually pay for the solar panels. They choose a free system.
- Solar Panels
- Power Inverters
- Mounting Equipment
A 250W solar panel costs around $300. A typical system will use 25-35 panels.
- Panel Mounting
- Electrical Work
Once installation has begun its typically completed in 2-3 days.
Planning and Design
- System Design
In order to operate solar systems have to meet a strict set of building and safety guidelines. This is the most time consuming part of the process.
Traditional vs PPA Solar
$20,000 - $40,000
Traditional Installs are a great way to go solar if you don't mind a large up front cost. Typically systems like this will pay for themselves in 5-10 years depending on electricity usage. Because of the longer term ROI most people choose to go with a Power Purchase Agreement where you can skip the install cost and just pay for the power.
What determines the prices of a solar system:
- Size of System
- Type of roof (shingle, spanish tile, etc)
- Size of roof and shade coverage
No matter how you choose to go solar typically all parts are warrantied for 20 years including panels, inverters, mounts, etc. We built software to help us design accurate and guaranteed quotes. Give us a call or fill out the form below and we'll have a solar expert perform a free shade analysis and system design.
Power Purchase Agreement (Recommended)
$0 - $500
With a PPA we do all the work of designing, installing, and maintaining your system and you agree to purchase the power you use from the panels.
If your power bill is over $150/mo switching to solar will usually save you money in the next month. Here are some of the benefits:
- Easiest solution
- Most customers reduce their monthly power bill by at least $50 (no hidden fees).
- No maintenance costs
- No equipment risk
- Locked-in low-price electricity rates
Find out if your home is a good fit with a free solar consultation from one of our solar experts.