Solar Panels in
San Francisco, CA

Updated 3/5/2022

How much do solar panels cost in San Francisco, CA in 2022?

As of March 2022, the average solar panel cost in San Francisco, CA is $3.14/W. Given a solar panel system size of 5 kilowatts (kW), an average solar installation in San Francisco, CA ranges in cost from $13,345 to $18,055, with the average gross price for solar in San Francisco, CA coming in at $15,700. 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 San Francisco, CA

System Size System Cost System Cost (after ITC)
3 kW $9,420 $6,971
4 kW $12,560 $9,294
5 kW $15,700 $11,618
6 kW $18,840 $13,942
7 kW $21,980 $16,265
8 kW $25,120 $18,589
9 kW $28,260 $20,912
10 kW $31,400 $23,236

2022 average solar panel cost graph in San Francisco, CA

for a 5kW system

Great Price
$13,345 or less
Market Average
$15,700
Above Market
$18,055 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

6.45 Years

20-Year Savings

$44,752

Cost per Watt

$3.14

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