Solar panels Anaheim, CA:

Prices, incentives and best companies 2021

Avg Anaheim cost:

$11,670 - $14,264*

Avg 25 year savings:

$40,328 - $49,290

Avg payback period:

6.8 - 8.3 years

Estimate cost and savings based on your location and power usage

* Cost data based on quotes for fully-installed solar panel systems submitted on our platform. Prices are shown after applying the 26% federal tax credit.

Guide to solar panels in Anaheim, CA (2021)

Updated August 19, 2020

Anaheim is one of the best cities in America to install solar. Great sunshine and expensive power alongside excellent incentives make solar an amazing investment for your home. Most Anaheim residents purchase their power from either Southern California Edison(SCE) or Anaheim Public Utilities(City of Anaheim). 

Another key incentive for going solar in Anaheim is the utility net metering policy. By entering your address into our solar panel calculator, you can see what other solar incentives are available in your area.

Anaheim also offers a solar loan PACE program. Much like a zero down solar loan, PACE is paid for by an increase in your property taxes. If you do decide to move houses, you don’t have to continue paying for a solar loan you aren’t using. Since PACE works by a property tax increase whoever owns the house pays for the solar system.

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Current cost of solar panels in Anaheim

Solar prices near you

Cost range of local prices

$11,670-$14,264

Net profit (savings less system cost)

$40,328-$49,290

Payback period

6.8-8.3 years

Recommended size for the selected utility bill

6.1kW

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Best 10 solar installers in Anaheim, CA

 

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Current solar incentives and tax credits available in Anaheim, CA

California’s NEM 2.0 policy for net metering only applies to major investor-owned utilities such as SDG&E, PGE, and SCE and therefore does not apply to Anaheim Public Utilites customers. Anaheim Public Utilities electric customers with an interconnected solar system are eligible for different net metering policies. For more information on Anaheim Public Utilities' net metering policy, take a look here.

 

The 26% federal solar tax credit explained

The federal solar tax credit is equal to 26% of the total cost of installing solar panels on your home. The amount of the tax credit is then deducted from your federal taxes. You can claim the credit over several years if the amount you owe in taxes is less than the amount of your tax credit. You can only take advantage of the federal tax credit if you pay federal income taxes.

Keep in mind that the federal solar tax credit is set to step down at the end of 2022, falling from 26% of costs to just 22%. So, the best time to go solar is now, so you can maximize your solar savings.

How much will solar panels on my home save me?

The answer to this question depends on your electricity usage. Generally speaking, the higher your power usage, the greater your potential savings are from installing solar.

The average monthly electricity usage in California is about 547 kWh per month. However, you are most likely using a lot more than this since this average includes small apartments and condos.

The Anaheim solar panel savings calculator uses our database of electric rates from local utilities to convert your monthly power bill into how much electricity your home uses. From there, the calculator can work out how many solar panels you need to offset your power usage, how much a solar system will cost based on prices of local solar companies, and the amount of money you will save on your electric bill.

Cost and savings for a 8.22 kW average-sized solar system in Anaheim

Cost per watt range

$2 - $2.44

Net cost of system

$13,485

Average payback

7.6 - 9.2 years

Annual power production

11,711 kWh

Levelized cost of solar energy

5¢ /kWh

If you don't get solar

22¢ /kWh

(forecast avg California electric rates over the next 25 years)

Average solar savings on this system over the next 25 years

$39,398

(Savings shown after repayments of capital)

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Are solar panels worth it in Anaheim

Solar panels have fallen in price by more than 80% in the last ten years. In 2021 they also remain subsidized by the 26% federal tax credit and the net metering law making them an excellent investment. They offer a return well above the long term average return from both the share market and also property investment.

Another way to look at this question is the levelized amount you will pay for each kWh of power you will use over the next 25 years with and without solar panels. As you can see below the savings are significant.

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Table 2: Available incentive programs
Eligibility: Federal incentive
Type: Personal Tax Credit
Eligibility: Utility incentive
Type: Net Metering

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Note: Please keep in mind that the best source of up-to-date information on incentives are the solar installers who specialize in your area.

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