• Annual Savings Per Home Icon
    $1,219
    Annual Savings Per Home
  • Average Installation Cost Icon
    $16,957
    Average Installation Cost
  • Potential Pay-off Time Icon
    9 Years
    Potential Pay-off Time

Solar Energy Installation in Long Beach

2.3% of Long Beach homes use solar energy

2.3% of Long Beach homes use solar powercompared to the U.S. National Solar Adoption Rate of 1.25%

The installation cost in Long Beach ranges from $7,018 to $65,025.
Out of 4,063 solar installers in Long Beach, most installations are done by SolarCity.
Long Beach residents who switch to solar may be eligible for federal and state tax credits, exemptions, and loans.
Most of the Long Beach 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 Long Beach in 2016 was $4.44, 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 Long Beach is $24,225.

What Size is Your Home?

System Size

4.2 kW

System Cost

$18,942

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 4,063 solar installations and analyzed the performance of 134 installers to find the best solar panel installers in Long Beach,CA.

Vivint
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
Vivint has completed 536 installations in Long Beach.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 15
Vivint offers panels from 3 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
Vivint charges an average of $4,488 per kW.
Local Expert
Local Expert
This seasoned pro specializes in Long Beach.
Verengo
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
Verengo has completed 209 installations in Long Beach.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 18
Verengo offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 2
Verengo charges an average of $4,006 per kW.
SolarCity
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
SolarCity has completed 1,052 installations in Long Beach.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 26
SolarCity offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
SolarCity charges an average of $5,031 per kW.
Local Expert
Local Expert
This seasoned pro specializes in Long Beach.
Grid Alternatives
Experience: 3
Experience
Experience: 3
Grid Alternatives has completed 188 installations in Long Beach.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 14
Grid Alternatives offers panels from 2 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 2
Grid Alternatives charges an average of $4,016 per kW.
Ameco Solar
Experience: 3
Experience
Experience: 3
Ameco Solar has completed 146 installations in Long Beach.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 9
Ameco Solar offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 3
Ameco Solar charges an average of $4,030 per kW.
Sunrun
Experience: 2
Experience
Experience: 2
Sunrun has completed 133 installations in Long Beach.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 16
Sunrun offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Sunrun charges an average of $3,456 per kW.
Low Cost
Low Cost
Bottom 25% for price -- Perfect for homeowners on a budget.
SunPower
Experience: 2
Experience
Experience: 2
SunPower has completed 117 installations in Long Beach.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 11
SunPower offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 3
SunPower charges an average of $4,324 per kW.
Sungevity
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
Sungevity has completed 69 installations in Long Beach.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 16
Sungevity offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Sungevity charges an average of $3,422 per kW.
Product Variety
Product Variety
In the top 25% for panel variety -- A great resource for custom options.
Solar Source
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
Solar Source has completed 104 installations in Long Beach.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 6
Solar Source offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Solar Source charges an average of $3,814 per kW.
Low Cost
Low Cost
Bottom 25% for price -- Perfect for homeowners on a budget.
PetersenDean
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
PetersenDean has completed 78 installations in Long Beach.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 14
PetersenDean offers panels from 2 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
PetersenDean charges an average of $4,348 per kW.
Product Variety
Product Variety
In the top 25% for panel variety -- A great resource for custom options.

Rebates and Savings

Long Beach 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
Long Beach Price Winners
  • Sunrun
    1st best price
    $8,405.00
    3.6kw
  • Sunrun
    2nd best price
    $9,156.00
    3.8kw
  • Sunrun
    3rd best price
    $10,335.00
    4.1kw