• Annual Savings Per Home Icon
    $1,197
    Annual Savings Per Home
  • Average Installation Cost Icon
    $15,593
    Average Installation Cost
  • Potential Pay-off Time Icon
    8 Years
    Potential Pay-off Time

Solar Energy Installation in Chula Vista

7.4% of Chula Vista homes use solar energy

7.4% of Chula Vista homes use solar powercompared to the U.S. National Solar Adoption Rate of 1.25%

The installation cost in Chula Vista ranges from $5,632 to $97,848.
Out of 6,095 solar installers in Chula Vista, most installations are done by SolarCity.
Chula Vista residents who switch to solar may be eligible for federal and state tax credits, exemptions, and loans.
Most of the Chula Vista residents who switched to solar chose Kyocera 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 Chula Vista in 2016 was $4.28, compared to the national average of $4.18 and is decreasing by 32 cents per year. Meanwhile, the average cost of solar panels and installation in Chula Vista is $22,277.

What Size is Your Home?

System Size

4.0 kW

System Cost

$18,212

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 6,095 solar installations and analyzed the performance of 159 installers to find the best solar panel installers in Chula Vista,CA.

SolarCity
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
SolarCity has completed 1,785 installations in Chula Vista.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 11
SolarCity offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
SolarCity charges an average of $4,992 per kW.
Local Expert
Local Expert
This seasoned pro specializes in Chula Vista.
Rec Solar
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
Rec Solar has completed 483 installations in Chula Vista.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 11
Rec Solar offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Rec Solar charges an average of $3,385 per kW.
Low Cost
Low Cost
Bottom 25% for price -- Perfect for homeowners on a budget.
Local Expert
Local Expert
This seasoned pro specializes in Chula Vista.
American Solar Direct
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
American Solar Direct has completed 243 installations in Chula Vista.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 6
American Solar Direct offers panels from 3 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 3
American Solar Direct charges an average of $4,747 per kW.
Sullivan Solar Power
Experience: 3
Experience
Experience: 3
Sullivan Solar Power has completed 188 installations in Chula Vista.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 3
Sullivan Solar Power offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
Sullivan Solar Power charges an average of $4,874 per kW.
Semper Solaris
Experience: 3
Experience
Experience: 3
Semper Solaris has completed 212 installations in Chula Vista.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 6
Semper Solaris offers panels from 3 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 3
Semper Solaris charges an average of $4,580 per kW.
ZING SOLAR
Experience: 2
Experience
Experience: 2
ZING SOLAR has completed 158 installations in Chula Vista.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 5
ZING SOLAR offers panels from 2 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
ZING SOLAR charges an average of $4,241 per kW.
Vivint
Experience: 2
Experience
Experience: 2
Vivint has completed 175 installations in Chula Vista.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 5
Vivint offers panels from 2 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 2
Vivint charges an average of $4,245 per kW.
Sungevity
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
Sungevity has completed 137 installations in Chula Vista.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 9
Sungevity offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Sungevity charges an average of $3,689 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.
SunPower
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
SunPower has completed 137 installations in Chula Vista.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 4
SunPower offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
SunPower charges an average of $5,170 per kW.
Baker Electric
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
Baker Electric has completed 131 installations in Chula Vista.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 8
Baker Electric offers panels from 3 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 2
Baker Electric charges an average of $4,572 per kW.
Product Variety
Product Variety
In the top 25% for panel variety -- A great resource for custom options.

Rebates and Savings

Chula Vista 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
Chula Vista Price Winners
  • Rec Solar
    1st best price
    $6,637.00
    3.3kw
  • Rec Solar
    2nd best price
    $9,727.00
    4.6kw
  • Rec Solar
    3rd best price
    $8,098.00
    3.8kw