• Annual Savings Per Home Icon
    $1,202
    Annual Savings Per Home
  • Average Installation Cost Icon
    $19,215
    Average Installation Cost
  • Potential Pay-off Time Icon
    9 Years
    Potential Pay-off Time

Solar Energy Installation in Fresno

8.4% of Fresno homes use solar energy

8.4% of Fresno homes use solar powercompared to the U.S. National Solar Adoption Rate of 1.25%

The installation cost in Fresno ranges from $6,000 to $96,480.
Out of 17,061 solar installers in Fresno, most installations are done by SolarCity.
Fresno residents who switch to solar may be eligible for federal and state tax credits, exemptions, and loans.
Most of the Fresno 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 Fresno in 2016 was $4.02, 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 Fresno is $27,450.

What Size is Your Home?

System Size

4.1 kW

System Cost

$18,581

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 17,061 solar installations and analyzed the performance of 141 installers to find the best solar panel installers in Fresno,CA.

Vivint
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
Vivint has completed 2,120 installations in Fresno.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 9
Vivint offers panels from 3 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
Vivint charges an average of $4,539 per kW.
Local Expert
Local Expert
This seasoned pro specializes in Fresno.
Sunrun
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
Sunrun has completed 631 installations in Fresno.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 7
Sunrun offers panels from 2 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Sunrun charges an average of $3,074 per kW.
Low Cost
Low Cost
Bottom 25% for price -- Perfect for homeowners on a budget.
SolarCity
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
SolarCity has completed 4,220 installations in Fresno.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 17
SolarCity offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
SolarCity charges an average of $5,021 per kW.
Local Expert
Local Expert
This seasoned pro specializes in Fresno.
Valley Unique
Experience: 3
Experience
Experience: 3
Valley Unique has completed 510 installations in Fresno.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 14
Valley Unique offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Valley Unique charges an average of $3,912 per kW.
Product Variety
Product Variety
In the top 25% for panel variety -- A great resource for custom options.
SunPower
Experience: 3
Experience
Experience: 3
SunPower has completed 400 installations in Fresno.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 1
SunPower offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 2
SunPower charges an average of $3,936 per kW.
Quality Home Services
Experience: 2
Experience
Experience: 2
Quality Home Services has completed 398 installations in Fresno.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 3
Quality Home Services offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 3
Quality Home Services charges an average of $4,495 per kW.
Arise Solar
Experience: 2
Experience
Experience: 2
Arise Solar has completed 383 installations in Fresno.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 13
Arise Solar offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
Arise Solar charges an average of $4,706 per kW.
Product Variety
Product Variety
In the top 25% for panel variety -- A great resource for custom options.
Verengo
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
Verengo has completed 319 installations in Fresno.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 7
Verengo offers panels from 2 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 2
Verengo charges an average of $3,995 per kW.
PetersenDean
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
PetersenDean has completed 362 installations in Fresno.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 8
PetersenDean offers panels from 3 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
PetersenDean charges an average of $3,873 per kW.
Low Cost
Low Cost
Bottom 25% for price -- Perfect for homeowners on a budget.
Donald P Dick Air Conditioning
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
Donald P Dick Air Conditioning has completed 378 installations in Fresno.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 5
Donald P Dick Air Conditioning offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 3
Donald P Dick Air Conditioning charges an average of $4,087 per kW.

Rebates and Savings

Fresno 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
Fresno Price Winners
  • Sunergy Solar Inc
    1st best price
    $9,000.00
    4.4kw
  • Sunfinity Solar
    2nd best price
    $9,328.00
    4.6kw
  • Marthedal Solar Air & Heating
    3rd best price
    $9,275.00
    4.4kw