• Annual Savings Per Home Icon
    $1,131
    Annual Savings Per Home
  • Average Installation Cost Icon
    $18,619
    Average Installation Cost
  • Potential Pay-off Time Icon
    9 Years
    Potential Pay-off Time

Solar Energy Installation in Riverside

3.6% of Riverside homes use solar energy

3.6% of Riverside homes use solar powercompared to the U.S. National Solar Adoption Rate of 1.25%

The installation cost in Riverside ranges from $4,278 to $65,013.
Out of 4,781 solar installers in Riverside, most installations are done by SolarCity.
Riverside residents who switch to solar may be eligible for federal and state tax credits, exemptions, and loans.
Most of the Riverside residents who switched to solar chose SunPower 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 Riverside in 2016 was $4.16, 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 Riverside is $26,599.

What Size is Your Home?

System Size

3.9 kW

System Cost

$17,815

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 4,781 solar installations and analyzed the performance of 109 installers to find the best solar panel installers in Riverside,CA.

Verengo
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
Verengo has completed 276 installations in Riverside.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 19
Verengo offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Verengo charges an average of $3,892 per kW.
SunPower
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
SunPower has completed 446 installations in Riverside.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 10
SunPower offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 2
SunPower charges an average of $4,059 per kW.
Local Expert
Local Expert
This seasoned pro specializes in Riverside.
SolarCity
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
SolarCity has completed 801 installations in Riverside.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 24
SolarCity offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
SolarCity charges an average of $4,972 per kW.
Local Expert
Local Expert
This seasoned pro specializes in Riverside.
Vivint
Experience: 3
Experience
Experience: 3
Vivint has completed 235 installations in Riverside.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 18
Vivint offers panels from 3 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
Vivint charges an average of $4,487 per kW.
Lennar
Experience: 3
Experience
Experience: 3
Lennar has completed 184 installations in Riverside.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 2
Lennar offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 3
Lennar charges an average of $4,229 per kW.
Sunstreet Energy Group
Experience: 2
Experience
Experience: 2
Sunstreet Energy Group has completed 96 installations in Riverside.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 8
Sunstreet Energy Group offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 3
Sunstreet Energy Group charges an average of $4,318 per kW.
Horizon Solar
Experience: 2
Experience
Experience: 2
Horizon Solar has completed 163 installations in Riverside.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 20
Horizon Solar offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Horizon Solar charges an average of $3,988 per kW.
Sunrun
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
Sunrun has completed 87 installations in Riverside.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 16
Sunrun offers panels from 3 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Sunrun charges an average of $3,437 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.
PetersenDean
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
PetersenDean has completed 82 installations in Riverside.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 13
PetersenDean offers panels from 2 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 2
PetersenDean charges an average of $4,158 per kW.
Product Variety
Product Variety
In the top 25% for panel variety -- A great resource for custom options.
Mohr Power Solar
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
Mohr Power Solar has completed 83 installations in Riverside.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 12
Mohr Power Solar offers panels from 2 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
Mohr Power Solar charges an average of $5,731 per kW.

Rebates and Savings

Riverside 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
Riverside Price Winners
  • Am Electrical
    1st best price
    $10,964.00
    4.6kw
  • Evolution Energy
    2nd best price
    $9,000.00
    3.4kw
  • Solarmax Renewable Energy Provider
    3rd best price
    $14,000.00
    4.1kw