• Annual Savings Per Home Icon
    $1,197
    Annual Savings Per Home
  • Average Installation Cost Icon
    $19,038
    Average Installation Cost
  • Potential Pay-off Time Icon
    8 Years
    Potential Pay-off Time

Solar Energy Installation in El Cajon

9.8% of El Cajon homes use solar energy

9.8% of El Cajon homes use solar powercompared to the U.S. National Solar Adoption Rate of 1.25%

The installation cost in El Cajon ranges from $3,000 to $1,664,841.
Out of 5,758 solar installers in El Cajon, most installations are done by SolarCity.
El Cajon residents who switch to solar may be eligible for federal and state tax credits, exemptions, and loans.
Most of the El Cajon 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 El Cajon in 2016 was $4.11, compared to the national average of $4.18 and is decreasing by 33 cents per year. Meanwhile, the average cost of solar panels and installation in El Cajon is $27,198.

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 5,758 solar installations and analyzed the performance of 177 installers to find the best solar panel installers in El Cajon,CA.

Vivint
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
Vivint has completed 622 installations in El Cajon.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 5
Vivint offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 2
Vivint charges an average of $4,210 per kW.
Local Expert
Local Expert
This seasoned pro specializes in El Cajon.
SolarCity
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
SolarCity has completed 685 installations in El Cajon.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 11
SolarCity offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
SolarCity charges an average of $5,068 per kW.
Local Expert
Local Expert
This seasoned pro specializes in El Cajon.
Baker Electric
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
Baker Electric has completed 289 installations in El Cajon.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 8
Baker Electric offers panels from 3 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Baker Electric charges an average of $4,147 per kW.
Sullivan Solar Power
Experience: 3
Experience
Experience: 3
Sullivan Solar Power has completed 202 installations in El Cajon.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 3
Sullivan Solar Power offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 3
Sullivan Solar Power charges an average of $4,478 per kW.
Rec Solar
Experience: 3
Experience
Experience: 3
Rec Solar has completed 268 installations in El Cajon.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 11
Rec Solar offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Rec Solar charges an average of $3,434 per kW.
Low Cost
Low Cost
Bottom 25% for price -- Perfect for homeowners on a budget.
Semper Solaris
Experience: 2
Experience
Experience: 2
Semper Solaris has completed 195 installations in El Cajon.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 6
Semper Solaris offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
Semper Solaris charges an average of $4,482 per kW.
Asi Hastings
Experience: 2
Experience
Experience: 2
Asi Hastings has completed 149 installations in El Cajon.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 7
Asi Hastings offers panels from 2 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Asi Hastings charges an average of $3,988 per kW.
Low Cost
Low Cost
Bottom 25% for price -- Perfect for homeowners on a budget.
Stellar Solar
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
Stellar Solar has completed 112 installations in El Cajon.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 8
Stellar Solar offers panels from 3 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 3
Stellar Solar charges an average of $4,437 per kW.
Product Variety
Product Variety
In the top 25% for panel variety -- A great resource for custom options.
Solar West Electric
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
Solar West Electric has completed 130 installations in El Cajon.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 10
Solar West Electric offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 2
Solar West Electric charges an average of $4,189 per kW.
Product Variety
Product Variety
In the top 25% for panel variety -- A great resource for custom options.
Solaire Energy Systems
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
Solaire Energy Systems has completed 124 installations in El Cajon.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 7
Solaire Energy Systems offers panels from 2 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
Solaire Energy Systems charges an average of $4,645 per kW.

Rebates and Savings

El Cajon 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
El Cajon Price Winners
  • California Solar Improvements
    1st best price
    $7,920.00
    3.9kw
  • San Diego Custom Remodel
    2nd best price
    $8,310.00
    3.9kw
  • Planet Earth Solar LLC
    3rd best price
    $10,098.00
    4.6kw