Solar Panels in
San Diego County, CA

Updated 6/8/2019

How much do solar panels cost in San Diego County, CA in 2019?

As of September 2019, the average solar panel cost in San Diego County, CA is $3.00/W. Given a solar panel system size of 5 kilowatts (kW), an average solar installation in San Diego County, CA ranges in cost from $12,750 to $17,250, with the average gross price for solar in San Diego County, CA coming in at $15,000. After accounting for the 30% 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.

2019 average solar panel cost graph in San Diego County, CA

for a 5kW system

Great Price
$12,750 or less
Market Average
$15,000
Above Market
$17,250 or more

Solar installation costs do not include the 30% Federal Investment Tax Credit or local incentives. Learn more about local CA incentives, tax credits & rebates.

Payback Period

4.44 Years

20-Year Savings

$65,679

Cost per Watt

$3.00

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