• Annual Savings Per Home Icon
    $1,179
    Annual Savings Per Home
  • Average Installation Cost Icon
    $19,343
    Average Installation Cost
  • Potential Pay-off Time Icon
    9 Years
    Potential Pay-off Time

Solar Energy Installation in Bakersfield

11% of Bakersfield homes use solar energy

11% of Bakersfield homes use solar powercompared to the U.S. National Solar Adoption Rate of 1.25%

The installation cost in Bakersfield ranges from $3,666 to $536,900.
Out of 19,902 solar installers in Bakersfield, most installations are done by SolarCity.
Bakersfield residents who switch to solar may be eligible for federal and state tax credits, exemptions, and loans.
Most of the Bakersfield residents who switched to solar chose Kyocera Solar panels.
Data Industry Logos: Berkeley Lab, NREL, eia, DSIRE

Data from Industry Leaders

Calculate Your Cost

The price of going solar is decreasing thanks to improved technology and lower material costs. The cost/watt of solar power for homes located in Bakersfield in 2016 was $3.90, compared to the national average of $4.18 and is decreasing by 31 cents per year. Meanwhile, the average cost of solar panels and installation in Bakersfield is $27,633.

What Size is Your Home?

System Size

4.0 kW

System Cost

$18,212

Pay-off Time

9 Years

For the most accurate cost estimate, connect with an experienced installer in your area.

Find the Right Solar Installer for Your Home

We reviewed more than 19,902 solar installations and analyzed the performance of 174 installers to find the best solar panel installers in Bakersfield,CA.

Vivint
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
Vivint has completed 3,179 installations in Bakersfield.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 13
Vivint offers panels from 3 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
Vivint charges an average of $4,681 per kW.
Local Expert
Local Expert
This seasoned pro specializes in Bakersfield.
SolarCity
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
SolarCity has completed 6,085 installations in Bakersfield.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 20
SolarCity offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
SolarCity charges an average of $4,889 per kW.
Local Expert
Local Expert
This seasoned pro specializes in Bakersfield.
Bland Solar & Air
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
Bland Solar & Air has completed 1,489 installations in Bakersfield.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 14
Bland Solar & Air offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 2
Bland Solar & Air charges an average of $3,716 per kW.
Sunrun
Experience: 3
Experience
Experience: 3
Sunrun has completed 686 installations in Bakersfield.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 9
Sunrun offers panels from 2 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Sunrun charges an average of $2,906 per kW.
Low Cost
Low Cost
Bottom 25% for price -- Perfect for homeowners on a budget.
Sun Solar Energy Solutiions
Experience: 3
Experience
Experience: 3
Sun Solar Energy Solutiions has completed 1,486 installations in Bakersfield.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 5
Sun Solar Energy Solutiions offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 3
Sun Solar Energy Solutiions charges an average of $4,182 per kW.
Verengo
Experience: 2
Experience
Experience: 2
Verengo has completed 605 installations in Bakersfield.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 14
Verengo offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 3
Verengo charges an average of $3,843 per kW.
Product Variety
Product Variety
In the top 25% for panel variety -- A great resource for custom options.
PetersenDean
Experience: 2
Experience
Experience: 2
PetersenDean has completed 481 installations in Bakersfield.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 6
PetersenDean offers panels from 2 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 2
PetersenDean charges an average of $3,815 per kW.
Sungevity
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
Sungevity has completed 225 installations in Bakersfield.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 5
Sungevity offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Sungevity charges an average of $3,355 per kW.
Leonard Roofing
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
Leonard Roofing has completed 364 installations in Bakersfield.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 2
Leonard Roofing offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
Leonard Roofing charges an average of $4,306 per kW.
Divine Power Usa
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
Divine Power Usa has completed 329 installations in Bakersfield.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 10
Divine Power Usa offers panels from 3 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Divine Power Usa charges an average of $3,579 per kW.
Product Variety
Product Variety
In the top 25% for panel variety -- A great resource for custom options.
Low Cost
Low Cost
Bottom 25% for price -- Perfect for homeowners on a budget.

Rebates and Savings

Bakersfield CA residents who switch to solar are eligible for these local, state and federal tax programs.

Program NameProgram TypeAmount
Residential Renewable Energy Tax CreditTax Credit30% before 2020 26% during 2020 22% during 2021
Residential Energy Conservation Subsidy Exclusion (Personal)Tax ExemptionFull rebate amount excluded from taxable income
California Solar Initiative - Single-Family Affordable Solar Housing (SASH) ProgramRebate$3/W CEC-AC
CEC - New Solar Homes PartnershipRebateAffordable housing: 75% of system cost All other projects: 50% of system cost
Net MeteringUtility CreditExcess generated power credited to customer's next bill at retail rate. After 12-month cycle, customer may opt to roll over credit or receive payment
Property Tax Exclusion for Solar Energy SystemsProperty Tax ExemptionTax exclusion for 100% of system appraisal
Renewable Market Adjusting Tariff (ReMAT)Feed-in Tariff
Bakersfield Price Winners
  • Sunrun
    1st best price
    $9,485.00
    4.5kw
  • Bland Solar & Air
    2nd best price
    $9,702.00
    4.4kw
  • Sunrun
    3rd best price
    $8,710.00
    3.8kw