• Annual Savings Per Home Icon
    $1,216
    Annual Savings Per Home
  • Average Installation Cost Icon
    $17,664
    Average Installation Cost
  • Potential Pay-off Time Icon
    9 Years
    Potential Pay-off Time

Solar Energy Installation in Chico

12.8% of Chico homes use solar energy

12.8% of Chico homes use solar powercompared to the U.S. National Solar Adoption Rate of 1.25%

The installation cost in Chico ranges from $3,000 to $591,480.
Out of 6,096 solar installers in Chico, most installations are done by SolarCity.
Chico residents who switch to solar may be eligible for federal and state tax credits, exemptions, and loans.
Most of the Chico residents who switched to solar chose REC 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 Chico in 2016 was $3.86, compared to the national average of $4.18 and is decreasing by 34 cents per year. Meanwhile, the average cost of solar panels and installation in Chico is $25,235.

What Size is Your Home?

System Size

4.3 kW

System Cost

$19,303

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 6,096 solar installations and analyzed the performance of 65 installers to find the best solar panel installers in Chico,CA.

Vivint
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
Vivint has completed 798 installations in Chico.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 6
Vivint offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
Vivint charges an average of $4,454 per kW.
SolarCity
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
SolarCity has completed 1,200 installations in Chico.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 11
SolarCity offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
SolarCity charges an average of $4,856 per kW.
Local Expert
Local Expert
This seasoned pro specializes in Chico.
Alternate Energy Systems
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
Alternate Energy Systems has completed 992 installations in Chico.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 6
Alternate Energy Systems offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 3
Alternate Energy Systems charges an average of $4,279 per kW.
Local Expert
Local Expert
This seasoned pro specializes in Chico.
Royal Aire
Experience: 3
Experience
Experience: 3
Royal Aire has completed 247 installations in Chico.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 5
Royal Aire offers panels from 3 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 3
Royal Aire charges an average of $4,061 per kW.
Chico Electric
Experience: 3
Experience
Experience: 3
Chico Electric has completed 171 installations in Chico.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 3
Chico Electric offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Chico Electric charges an average of $3,380 per kW.
Low Cost
Low Cost
Bottom 25% for price -- Perfect for homeowners on a budget.
United Sun Energy
Experience: 2
Experience
Experience: 2
United Sun Energy has completed 136 installations in Chico.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 5
United Sun Energy offers panels from 3 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
United Sun Energy charges an average of $3,217 per kW.
Low Cost
Low Cost
Bottom 25% for price -- Perfect for homeowners on a budget.
Revolve Solar Ca
Experience: 2
Experience
Experience: 2
Revolve Solar Ca has completed 155 installations in Chico.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 2
Revolve Solar Ca offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 2
Revolve Solar Ca charges an average of $3,813 per kW.
Urban Design Solar
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
Urban Design Solar has completed 125 installations in Chico.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 4
Urban Design Solar offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Urban Design Solar charges an average of $3,543 per kW.
North State Solar Energy
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
North State Solar Energy has completed 123 installations in Chico.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 5
North State Solar Energy offers panels from 3 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 2
North State Solar Energy charges an average of $3,705 per kW.
Product Variety
Product Variety
In the top 25% for panel variety -- A great resource for custom options.
Climate and Energy Solutions
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
Climate and Energy Solutions has completed 121 installations in Chico.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 6
Climate and Energy Solutions offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
Climate and Energy Solutions charges an average of $4,365 per kW.
Product Variety
Product Variety
In the top 25% for panel variety -- A great resource for custom options.

Rebates and Savings

Chico 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
Chico Price Winners
  • Deadmond Brothers Construction
    1st best price
    $9,000.00
    4.0kw
  • Sunrun
    2nd best price
    $9,042.00
    3.7kw
  • Sunrun
    3rd best price
    $11,471.00
    4.4kw