• Annual Savings Per Home Icon
    $1,216
    Annual Savings Per Home
  • Average Installation Cost Icon
    $15,320
    Average Installation Cost
  • Potential Pay-off Time Icon
    9 Years
    Potential Pay-off Time

Solar Energy Installation in Davis

19.3% of Davis homes use solar energy

19.3% of Davis homes use solar powercompared to the U.S. National Solar Adoption Rate of 1.25%

The installation cost in Davis ranges from $6,050 to $71,762.
Out of 5,457 solar installers in Davis, most installations are done by SunPower.
Davis residents who switch to solar may be eligible for federal and state tax credits, exemptions, and loans.
Most of the Davis 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 Davis in 2016 was $4.11, 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 Davis is $21,887.

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 5,457 solar installations and analyzed the performance of 67 installers to find the best solar panel installers in Davis,CA.

Talbott Solar Homes
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
Talbott Solar Homes has completed 272 installations in Davis.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 7
Talbott Solar Homes offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 3
Talbott Solar Homes charges an average of $4,069 per kW.
SunPower
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
SunPower has completed 1,414 installations in Davis.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 2
SunPower offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 2
SunPower charges an average of $3,819 per kW.
Local Expert
Local Expert
This seasoned pro specializes in Davis.
SolarCity
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
SolarCity has completed 418 installations in Davis.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 15
SolarCity offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
SolarCity charges an average of $4,974 per kW.
Local Expert
Local Expert
This seasoned pro specializes in Davis.
West Coast Solar
Experience: 3
Experience
Experience: 3
West Coast Solar has completed 188 installations in Davis.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 8
West Coast Solar offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
West Coast Solar charges an average of $3,651 per kW.
Vivint
Experience: 3
Experience
Experience: 3
Vivint has completed 188 installations in Davis.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 6
Vivint offers panels from 2 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
Vivint charges an average of $4,547 per kW.
Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort
Experience: 2
Experience
Experience: 2
Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort has completed 146 installations in Davis.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 7
Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 3
Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort charges an average of $4,017 per kW.
Product Variety
Product Variety
In the top 25% for panel variety -- A great resource for custom options.
Future Energy Corp
Experience: 2
Experience
Experience: 2
Future Energy Corp has completed 162 installations in Davis.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 4
Future Energy Corp offers panels from 2 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
Future Energy Corp charges an average of $5,809 per kW.
Sunrun
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
Sunrun has completed 84 installations in Davis.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 4
Sunrun offers panels from 2 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Sunrun charges an average of $3,350 per kW.
Low Cost
Low Cost
Bottom 25% for price -- Perfect for homeowners on a budget.
Sungevity
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
Sungevity has completed 104 installations in Davis.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 7
Sungevity offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Sungevity charges an average of $3,367 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.
Robert'S Solar
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
Robert'S Solar has completed 138 installations in Davis.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 4
Robert'S Solar offers panels from 2 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 2
Robert'S Solar charges an average of $4,012 per kW.

Rebates and Savings

Davis 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
Davis Price Winners
  • Sunrun
    1st best price
    $10,010.00
    4.5kw
  • Knolle Electric
    2nd best price
    $13,000.00
    5.2kw
  • West Coast Solar
    3rd best price
    $13,160.00
    5.2kw