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Storage cost in
California

Updated 9/24/2022

How much do storage systems cost in California in 2022?

As of September 2022, the average storage system cost in California is $1332/kWh. Given a storage system size of 13 kWh, an average storage installation in California ranges in cost from $14,721 to $19,917, with the average gross price for storage in California coming in at $17,319. After accounting for the 30% federal investment tax credit (ITC) and other state and local storage incentives, the net price you'll pay for solar can fall by thousands of dollars.

Importantly, these costs are typical for shoppers comparing storage quotes on the EnergySage Marketplace. When you compare quotes for solar panels and batteries on EnergySage's competitive marketplace, you can expect to see prices up to 20% lower than working with a single company.

Average storage system cost by system size in California

System Size System Cost System Cost (after ITC)
10 kWh $13,322 $9,858
13 kWh $17,319 $12,816
20 kWh $26,644 $19,717
26 kWh $34,638 $25,632
Note: you can't claim the federal tax credit without installing solar panels alongside a battery system. Learn more about local CA incentives, tax credits & rebates.

2022 average solar + storage cost in California

$24,242 - $71,038

There are several variables that impact the price you pay for a solar + storage system: the quality of the equipment you install, the type of inverters you choose, and the storage capacity and chemistry of your battery. This is an average price range for solar + storage installations in your area, and the specifics of your project will change the final price you pay.

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Top 5 quoted battery models in California

Enphase Energy IQ 10 Extended…
Tesla Powerwall 2
LG Energy Solution RESU 10H
SolarEdge Technologies BAT-10…
Generac PWRcell Battery (M3)

Top storage system installers in California

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