Solar Panels in
Modesto, CA

Updated 11/27/2021

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

As of December 2021, the average solar panel cost in Modesto, CA is $2.89/W. Given a solar panel system size of 5 kilowatts (kW), an average solar installation in Modesto, CA ranges in cost from $12,282 to $16,618, with the average gross price for solar in Modesto, CA coming in at $14,450. 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 Modesto, CA

System Size System Cost System Cost (after ITC)
3 kW $8,670 $6,416
4 kW $11,560 $8,554
5 kW $14,450 $10,693
6 kW $17,340 $12,832
7 kW $20,230 $14,970
8 kW $23,120 $17,109
9 kW $26,010 $19,247
10 kW $28,900 $21,386

2021 average solar panel cost graph in Modesto, CA

for a 5kW system

Great Price
$12,282 or less
Market Average
$14,450
Above Market
$16,618 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

6.71 Years

20-Year Savings

$58,400

Cost per Watt

$2.89

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