• Annual Savings Per Home Icon
    $1,216
    Annual Savings Per Home
  • Average Installation Cost Icon
    $17,749
    Average Installation Cost
  • Potential Pay-off Time Icon
    9 Years
    Potential Pay-off Time

Solar Energy Installation in Lincoln

20.1% of Lincoln homes use solar energy

20.1% of Lincoln homes use solar powercompared to the U.S. National Solar Adoption Rate of 1.25%

The installation cost in Lincoln ranges from $5,475 to $110,240.
Out of 4,009 solar installers in Lincoln, most installations are done by SolarCity.
Lincoln residents who switch to solar may be eligible for federal and state tax credits, exemptions, and loans.
Most of the Lincoln 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 Lincoln in 2016 was $4.03, compared to the national average of $4.18 and is decreasing by 36 cents per year. Meanwhile, the average cost of solar panels and installation in Lincoln is $25,356.

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 4,009 solar installations and analyzed the performance of 86 installers to find the best solar panel installers in Lincoln,CA.

SunPower
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
SunPower has completed 274 installations in Lincoln.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 2
SunPower offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 2
SunPower charges an average of $3,772 per kW.
SolarCity
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
SolarCity has completed 896 installations in Lincoln.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 15
SolarCity offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
SolarCity charges an average of $5,042 per kW.
Local Expert
Local Expert
This seasoned pro specializes in Lincoln.
PetersenDean
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
PetersenDean has completed 298 installations in Lincoln.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 6
PetersenDean offers panels from 2 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
PetersenDean charges an average of $3,575 per kW.
Local Expert
Local Expert
This seasoned pro specializes in Lincoln.
Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort
Experience: 3
Experience
Experience: 3
Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort has completed 235 installations in Lincoln.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 7
Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort offers panels from 3 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 3
Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort charges an average of $4,030 per kW.
Energy Saving Pros Construction
Experience: 3
Experience
Experience: 3
Energy Saving Pros Construction has completed 167 installations in Lincoln.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 9
Energy Saving Pros Construction offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 3
Energy Saving Pros Construction charges an average of $3,949 per kW.
Vivint
Experience: 2
Experience
Experience: 2
Vivint has completed 133 installations in Lincoln.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 6
Vivint offers panels from 2 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
Vivint charges an average of $4,350 per kW.
Sungevity
Experience: 2
Experience
Experience: 2
Sungevity has completed 90 installations in Lincoln.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 7
Sungevity offers panels from 3 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Sungevity charges an average of $3,152 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.
Magic Sun Solar
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
Magic Sun Solar has completed 81 installations in Lincoln.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 8
Magic Sun Solar offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Magic Sun Solar charges an average of $3,523 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.
Infinity Energy
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
Infinity Energy has completed 86 installations in Lincoln.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 5
Infinity Energy offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 2
Infinity Energy charges an average of $3,665 per kW.
Capital City Solar
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
Capital City Solar has completed 77 installations in Lincoln.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 4
Capital City Solar offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
Capital City Solar charges an average of $4,605 per kW.

Rebates and Savings

Lincoln 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
Lincoln Price Winners
  • SunPower
    1st best price
    $7,820.00
    3.7kw
  • Sun Metrics Corp
    2nd best price
    $14,000.00
    5.2kw
  • Energy Saving Pros Construction
    3rd best price
    $11,564.00
    4.2kw