• Annual Savings Per Home Icon
    $1,207
    Annual Savings Per Home
  • Average Installation Cost Icon
    $16,664
    Average Installation Cost
  • Potential Pay-off Time Icon
    9 Years
    Potential Pay-off Time

Solar Energy Installation in Los Angeles

1% of Los Angeles homes use solar energy

1% of Los Angeles homes use solar powercompared to the U.S. National Solar Adoption Rate of 1.25%

The installation cost in Los Angeles ranges from $6,354 to $161,700.
Out of 9,303 solar installers in Los Angeles, most installations are done by SolarCity.
Los Angeles residents who switch to solar may be eligible for federal and state tax credits, exemptions, and loans.
Most of the Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles in 2016 was $5.40, compared to the national average of $4.18 and is decreasing by 16 cents per year. Meanwhile, the average cost of solar panels and installation in Los Angeles is $23,806.

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 9,303 solar installations and analyzed the performance of 200 installers to find the best solar panel installers in Los Angeles,CA.

Verengo
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
Verengo has completed 307 installations in Los Angeles.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 18
Verengo offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 2
Verengo charges an average of $4,818 per kW.
Local Expert
Local Expert
This seasoned pro specializes in Los Angeles.
Sungevity
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
Sungevity has completed 249 installations in Los Angeles.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 16
Sungevity offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Sungevity charges an average of $4,475 per kW.
SolarCity
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
SolarCity has completed 3,309 installations in Los Angeles.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 26
SolarCity offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
SolarCity charges an average of $6,234 per kW.
Local Expert
Local Expert
This seasoned pro specializes in Los Angeles.
Grid Alternatives
Experience: 3
Experience
Experience: 3
Grid Alternatives has completed 226 installations in Los Angeles.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 14
Grid Alternatives offers panels from 3 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 3
Grid Alternatives charges an average of $5,536 per kW.
American Solar Direct
Experience: 3
Experience
Experience: 3
American Solar Direct has completed 162 installations in Los Angeles.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 6
American Solar Direct offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 2
American Solar Direct charges an average of $5,124 per kW.
Sunrun
Experience: 2
Experience
Experience: 2
Sunrun has completed 131 installations in Los Angeles.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 16
Sunrun offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Sunrun charges an average of $3,978 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.
SunTime Energy
Experience: 2
Experience
Experience: 2
SunTime Energy has completed 129 installations in Los Angeles.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 5
SunTime Energy offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
SunTime Energy charges an average of $5,807 per kW.
PetersenDean
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
PetersenDean has completed 96 installations in Los Angeles.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 14
PetersenDean offers panels from 3 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 3
PetersenDean charges an average of $5,406 per kW.
Product Variety
Product Variety
In the top 25% for panel variety -- A great resource for custom options.
La Solar Energy
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
La Solar Energy has completed 119 installations in Los Angeles.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 11
La Solar Energy offers panels from 2 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
La Solar Energy charges an average of $4,117 per kW.
Low Cost
Low Cost
Bottom 25% for price -- Perfect for homeowners on a budget.
A1 Solar Power
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
A1 Solar Power has completed 111 installations in Los Angeles.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 4
A1 Solar Power offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
A1 Solar Power charges an average of $7,073 per kW.

Rebates and Savings

Los Angeles 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
Los Angeles Price Winners
  • AmGreen Solar & Electric inc
    1st best price
    $13,416.00
    4.3kw
  • Green Hill Remodeling
    2nd best price
    $14,877.00
    4.6kw
  • Radcom
    3rd best price
    $16,500.00
    4.9kw