Solar Panels in
Bakersfield, CA

Updated 9/18/2021

How much do solar panels cost in Bakersfield, CA in 2021?

As of September 2021, the average solar panel cost in Bakersfield, CA is $2.80/W. Given a solar panel system size of 5 kilowatts (kW), an average solar installation in Bakersfield, CA ranges in cost from $11,900 to $16,100, with the average gross price for solar in Bakersfield, CA coming in at $14,000. After accounting for the 26% Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and other state and local solar incentives, the net price you'll pay for solar can fall by thousands of dollars.

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

Average solar panel cost by system size in Bakersfield, CA

System Size System Cost System Cost (after ITC)
3 kW $8,400 $6,216
4 kW $11,200 $8,288
5 kW $14,000 $10,360
6 kW $16,800 $12,432
7 kW $19,600 $14,504
8 kW $22,400 $16,576
9 kW $25,200 $18,648
10 kW $28,000 $20,720

2021 average solar panel cost graph in Bakersfield, CA

for a 5kW system

Great Price
$11,900 or less
Market Average
$14,000
Above Market
$16,100 or more

Solar installation costs do not include the 26% Federal Investment Tax Credit or local incentives. Learn more about local CA incentives, tax credits & rebates.

Payback Period

5.53 Years

20-Year Savings

$73,045

Cost per Watt

$2.80

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