• Annual Savings Per Home Icon
    $1,216
    Annual Savings Per Home
  • Average Installation Cost Icon
    $16,450
    Average Installation Cost
  • Potential Pay-off Time Icon
    9 Years
    Potential Pay-off Time

Solar Energy Installation in Sacramento

2.3% of Sacramento homes use solar energy

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

The installation cost in Sacramento ranges from $5,388 to $100,000.
Out of 6,236 solar installers in Sacramento, most installations are done by SolarCity.
Sacramento residents who switch to solar may be eligible for federal and state tax credits, exemptions, and loans.
Most of the Sacramento 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 Sacramento in 2016 was $4.32, compared to the national average of $4.18 and is decreasing by 27 cents per year. Meanwhile, the average cost of solar panels and installation in Sacramento is $23,500.

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 6,236 solar installations and analyzed the performance of 138 installers to find the best solar panel installers in Sacramento,CA.

SunPower
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
SunPower has completed 717 installations in Sacramento.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 2
SunPower offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 2
SunPower charges an average of $4,081 per kW.
Local Expert
Local Expert
This seasoned pro specializes in Sacramento.
SolarCity
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
SolarCity has completed 3,010 installations in Sacramento.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 15
SolarCity offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
SolarCity charges an average of $5,121 per kW.
Local Expert
Local Expert
This seasoned pro specializes in Sacramento.
Future Energy Corp
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
Future Energy Corp has completed 227 installations in Sacramento.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 4
Future Energy Corp offers panels from 2 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
Future Energy Corp charges an average of $5,868 per kW.
Vivint
Experience: 3
Experience
Experience: 3
Vivint has completed 170 installations in Sacramento.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 6
Vivint offers panels from 3 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 3
Vivint charges an average of $4,336 per kW.
Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort
Experience: 3
Experience
Experience: 3
Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort has completed 170 installations in Sacramento.
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 $4,360 per kW.
Sunrun
Experience: 2
Experience
Experience: 2
Sunrun has completed 159 installations in Sacramento.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 4
Sunrun offers panels from 2 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Sunrun charges an average of $3,355 per kW.
Low Cost
Low Cost
Bottom 25% for price -- Perfect for homeowners on a budget.
Valley Solar
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
Valley Solar has completed 112 installations in Sacramento.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 4
Valley Solar offers panels from 2 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
Valley Solar charges an average of $4,881 per kW.
PetersenDean
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
PetersenDean has completed 135 installations in Sacramento.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 6
PetersenDean offers panels from 3 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 2
PetersenDean charges an average of $3,972 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.
Grid Alternatives
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
Grid Alternatives has completed 132 installations in Sacramento.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 8
Grid Alternatives offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Grid Alternatives charges an average of $2,625 per kW.
Product Variety
Product Variety
In the top 25% for panel variety -- A great resource for custom options.

Rebates and Savings

Sacramento 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
Sacramento Price Winners
  • Sunrun
    1st best price
    $11,440.00
    4.9kw
  • Epic Home Solar
    2nd best price
    $8,775.00
    3.5kw
  • NRG HOME SOLAR
    3rd best price
    $13,450.00
    5.2kw