• Annual Savings Per Home Icon
    $1,286
    Annual Savings Per Home
  • Average Installation Cost Icon
    $17,119
    Average Installation Cost
  • Potential Pay-off Time Icon
    8 Years
    Potential Pay-off Time

Solar Energy Installation in Carlsbad

8.8% of Carlsbad homes use solar energy

8.8% of Carlsbad homes use solar powercompared to the U.S. National Solar Adoption Rate of 1.25%

The installation cost in Carlsbad ranges from $5,511 to $67,500.
Out of 4,077 solar installers in Carlsbad, most installations are done by SolarCity.
Carlsbad residents who switch to solar may be eligible for federal and state tax credits, exemptions, and loans.
Most of the Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad in 2016 was $4.02, 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 Carlsbad is $24,456.

What Size is Your Home?

System Size

4.3 kW

System Cost

$19,303

Pay-off Time

8 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 4,077 solar installations and analyzed the performance of 150 installers to find the best solar panel installers in Carlsbad,CA.

SolarCity
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
SolarCity has completed 513 installations in Carlsbad.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 11
SolarCity offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
SolarCity charges an average of $5,154 per kW.
Local Expert
Local Expert
This seasoned pro specializes in Carlsbad.
Rec Solar
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
Rec Solar has completed 262 installations in Carlsbad.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 11
Rec Solar offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Rec Solar charges an average of $3,661 per kW.
Low Cost
Low Cost
Bottom 25% for price -- Perfect for homeowners on a budget.
Baker Electric
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
Baker Electric has completed 343 installations in Carlsbad.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 8
Baker Electric offers panels from 3 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 3
Baker Electric charges an average of $4,264 per kW.
Local Expert
Local Expert
This seasoned pro specializes in Carlsbad.
Sullivan Solar Power
Experience: 3
Experience
Experience: 3
Sullivan Solar Power has completed 247 installations in Carlsbad.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 3
Sullivan Solar Power offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
Sullivan Solar Power charges an average of $4,549 per kW.
Stellar Solar
Experience: 3
Experience
Experience: 3
Stellar Solar has completed 211 installations in Carlsbad.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 8
Stellar Solar offers panels from 3 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 2
Stellar Solar charges an average of $3,989 per kW.
Sungevity
Experience: 2
Experience
Experience: 2
Sungevity has completed 93 installations in Carlsbad.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 9
Sungevity offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Sungevity charges an average of $3,421 per kW.
Product Variety
Product Variety
In the top 25% for panel variety -- A great resource for custom options.
Semper Solaris
Experience: 2
Experience
Experience: 2
Semper Solaris has completed 145 installations in Carlsbad.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 6
Semper Solaris offers panels from 2 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 3
Semper Solaris charges an average of $4,395 per kW.
SunPower
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
SunPower has completed 74 installations in Carlsbad.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 4
SunPower offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
SunPower charges an average of $3,640 per kW.
Low Cost
Low Cost
Bottom 25% for price -- Perfect for homeowners on a budget.
Natural Energy
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
Natural Energy has completed 71 installations in Carlsbad.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 4
Natural Energy offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 2
Natural Energy charges an average of $4,187 per kW.
American Solar Direct
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
American Solar Direct has completed 88 installations in Carlsbad.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 6
American Solar Direct offers panels from 2 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
American Solar Direct charges an average of $4,741 per kW.
Product Variety
Product Variety
In the top 25% for panel variety -- A great resource for custom options.

Rebates and Savings

Carlsbad 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
Carlsbad Price Winners
  • Rec Solar
    1st best price
    $10,049.00
    4.7kw
  • Rec Solar
    2nd best price
    $8,788.00
    3.8kw
  • SunPower
    3rd best price
    $11,013.00
    3.9kw