Estimate the Cost of Going Solar

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 San Francisco Metro is $4.18, compared to the national average of $4.02 and is decreasing by 26 cents per year. Meanwhile, the average cost of solar panels and installation in San Francisco Metro is $24,142.

What Size is Your Home?

Select the approximate size of your home by the number of bedrooms to see estimates of the system size, cost, and pay-off time:

System Size

5.0 kW

System Cost


Pay-off Time

8 Years

How Much Could You Save with Solar?

Speak to a top installer and find out today!

Rebates and Savings

San Francisco 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