California is the top state in the US for residential solar, but one question continues to hold many homeowners back from purchasing a solar system: how much does solar actually cost? In an effort to clear the air, we’ve put together this guide to give you an idea of how much solar actually costs homeowners in your region of the state.
Homeowners in California are installing solar on their homes at an unprecedented rate. Although the California solar market is growing every day, solar prices still remain somewhat of a mystery to homeowners interested in making the change to solar. We’ve done the research and compiled the results on the cost of soalr in our Cost of Solar Index for California. This shows homeowners what the people in their city or town are actually paying for solar power compared to prices across the rest of the state.
This is the average price that San Bernardino homeowners have paid for cash purchased systems. For your convenience, we’ve already figured in the available incentives.
System sizes can vary depending on a home’s current energy needs, roof size, and budget. On average, San Bernardino and Inland Empire homes have solar installations of 7.3 kW.
On average per W, San Bernardino area residents paid $2,17 per W for solar energy in 2019.
By comparing the San Bernardino and Inland Empire region to the rest of California, it’s clear that this area has a higher average cost ($17,333) than the state average ($16,298). This is especially evident when we consider that the average system size in this area is higher (7.3 kW) than the California state average – 7.0 kW.
The popularity of solar has boomed over the past few years. A viable alternative for energy, hundreds of thousands of people are making the investment in a solar system for their residential properties. Due to California’s supportive net metering policies and year-round sunlight, installing solar is the right choice for many financially savvy homeowners.