• Annual Savings Per Home Icon
    $1,273
    Annual Savings Per Home
  • Average Installation Cost Icon
    $15,959
    Average Installation Cost
  • Potential Pay-off Time Icon
    9 Years
    Potential Pay-off Time

Solar Energy Installation in Santa Rosa

4.8% of Santa Rosa homes use solar energy

4.8% of Santa Rosa homes use solar powercompared to the U.S. National Solar Adoption Rate of 1.25%

The installation cost in Santa Rosa ranges from $5,502 to $250,000.
Out of 4,015 solar installers in Santa Rosa, most installations are done by SolarCity.
Santa Rosa residents who switch to solar may be eligible for federal and state tax credits, exemptions, and loans.
Most of the Santa Rosa 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 Santa Rosa in 2016 was $4.25, compared to the national average of $4.18 and is decreasing by 31 cents per year. Meanwhile, the average cost of solar panels and installation in Santa Rosa is $22,800.

What Size is Your Home?

System Size

4.4 kW

System Cost

$19,694

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 4,015 solar installations and analyzed the performance of 71 installers to find the best solar panel installers in Santa Rosa,CA.

Vivint
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
Vivint has completed 438 installations in Santa Rosa.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 6
Vivint offers panels from 3 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 3
Vivint charges an average of $4,534 per kW.
Local Expert
Local Expert
This seasoned pro specializes in Santa Rosa.
SolarCity
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
SolarCity has completed 650 installations in Santa Rosa.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 13
SolarCity offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
SolarCity charges an average of $4,946 per kW.
Local Expert
Local Expert
This seasoned pro specializes in Santa Rosa.
Kruetzfeldt Construction
Experience: 4
Experience
Experience: 4
Kruetzfeldt Construction has completed 146 installations in Santa Rosa.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 11
Kruetzfeldt Construction offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Kruetzfeldt Construction charges an average of $3,983 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.
RGS/Real Goods
Experience: 3
Experience
Experience: 3
RGS/Real Goods has completed 115 installations in Santa Rosa.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 5
RGS/Real Goods offers panels from 2 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
RGS/Real Goods charges an average of $4,672 per kW.
PetersenDean
Experience: 3
Experience
Experience: 3
PetersenDean has completed 111 installations in Santa Rosa.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 4
PetersenDean offers panels from 2 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
PetersenDean charges an average of $3,978 per kW.
Northern Pacific Power Systems
Experience: 2
Experience
Experience: 2
Northern Pacific Power Systems has completed 101 installations in Santa Rosa.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 7
Northern Pacific Power Systems offers panels from 4 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 2
Northern Pacific Power Systems charges an average of $4,073 per kW.
A1 Solar Power
Experience: 2
Experience
Experience: 2
A1 Solar Power has completed 100 installations in Santa Rosa.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 1
A1 Solar Power offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 4
A1 Solar Power charges an average of $6,248 per kW.
Synergy Solar & Electrical Systems
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
Synergy Solar & Electrical Systems has completed 89 installations in Santa Rosa.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 4
Synergy Solar & Electrical Systems offers panels from 2 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 2
Synergy Solar & Electrical Systems charges an average of $4,117 per kW.
Solar Works
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
Solar Works has completed 82 installations in Santa Rosa.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 2
Solar Works offers panels from 1 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 1
Solar Works charges an average of $3,322 per kW.
Low Cost
Low Cost
Bottom 25% for price -- Perfect for homeowners on a budget.
JP & Sun
Experience: 1
Experience
Experience: 1
JP & Sun has completed 83 installations in Santa Rosa.
Panel Variety
Panel Variety: 6
JP & Sun offers panels from 3 different manufacturers.
Cost
Cost: 3
JP & Sun charges an average of $4,218 per kW.
Product Variety
Product Variety
In the top 25% for panel variety -- A great resource for custom options.

Rebates and Savings

Santa Rosa 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
Santa Rosa Price Winners
  • Sunrun
    1st best price
    $8,930.00
    3.7kw
  • Synergy Solar & Electrical Systems
    2nd best price
    $13,550.00
    5.3kw
  • Sun First
    3rd best price
    $11,516.00
    4.0kw