Solar Panels in
Santa Barbara, CA

Updated 6/8/2019

How much do solar panels cost in Santa Barbara, CA in 2019?

As of December 2019, the average solar panel cost in Santa Barbara, CA is $3.19/W. Given a solar panel system size of 5 kilowatts (kW), an average solar installation in Santa Barbara, CA ranges in cost from $13,558 to $18,342, with the average gross price for solar in Santa Barbara, CA coming in at $15,950. 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.

Average solar panel cost by system size in Santa Barbara, CA

System Size System Cost System Cost (after ITC)
3 kW $9,570 $6,699
4 kW $12,760 $8,932
5 kW $15,950 $11,165
6 kW $19,140 $13,398
7 kW $22,330 $15,631
8 kW $25,520 $17,864
9 kW $28,710 $20,097
10 kW $31,900 $22,330

2019 average solar panel cost graph in Santa Barbara, CA

for a 5kW system

Great Price
$13,558 or less
Market Average
$15,950
Above Market
$18,342 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

6.56 Years

20-Year Savings

$43,973

Cost per Watt

$3.19

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