Solar Panels in
Santa Barbara County, CA

Updated 7/2/2022

How much do solar panels cost in Santa Barbara County, CA in 2022?

As of July 2022, the average solar panel cost in Santa Barbara County, CA is $2.90/W. Given a solar panel system size of 5 kilowatts (kW), an average solar installation in Santa Barbara County, CA ranges in cost from $12,325 to $16,675, with the average gross price for solar in Santa Barbara County, CA coming in at $14,500. 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 Santa Barbara County, CA

System Size System Cost System Cost (after ITC)
3 kW $8,700 $6,438
4 kW $11,600 $8,584
5 kW $14,500 $10,730
6 kW $17,400 $12,876
7 kW $20,300 $15,022
8 kW $23,200 $17,168
9 kW $26,100 $19,314
10 kW $29,000 $21,460

2022 average solar panel cost graph in Santa Barbara County, CA

for a 5kW system

Great Price
$12,325 or less
Market Average
$14,500
Above Market
$16,675 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

6.30 Years

20-Year Savings

$46,749

Cost per Watt

$2.90

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