• Anaheim, CA, Goes Solar with SunPower®

    Brighten your day with solar energy in Anaheim, CA

The state of solar in Anaheim

Anaheim sees an impressive 280 days of sunshine a year—about 36% more than the U.S. average.* With a UV index of 5.9, 96.5% of the city's rooftops are solar viable, according to Google's Project Sunroof, with 3.3% already relying on clean energy. That ranks Anaheim 6th among U.S. cities with a population of over 350,000 for overall solar investment.*


How much solar energy does Anaheim produce?

Anaheim Public Utilities alone has 3,500 residential and commercial customers producing solar power, as well as ten public solar power installations, including one of the largest municipal rooftop solar PV systems in North America, atop the Anaheim Convention Center.

Between residential, commercial, and public installations, the city has a combined solar capacity of 38.9 megawatts (MW)—enough to power over 9,000 homes—and those numbers don't factor in homes and businesses that aren't connected to the grid.

What are the advantages of going solar in Anaheim?

The climate crisis has become impossible to ignore, especially with wildfires raging across the state. The State of California has spearheaded aggressive action to reduce human impact on the environment through clean energy. Solar panels are one way the state can achieve 80% lower greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Going solar can also lower your electric bills and possibly pay for itself within as little as 6-9 years. The break-even point being when the amount of money you save on electric bills equals your upfront cost of the solar system.

On top of those monthly savings on electricity bills, Anaheim homeowners can also sell excess solar production back to their local power company for a credit—a process called net metering.*

Many homeowners find that their solar system produces more energy than they use during the day. That energy can be stored onsite with a storage system, but with net metering, it can also be fed back into the grid for an electricity credit. You can use this credit to cover periods of low production, such as cloudy days or at night, without the expense of buying batteries.

  • *. The availability of net metering varies by location and is subject to change. Your SunPower Dealer can help you determine if you qualify. You can also visit the dsireusa.org website for detailed solar policy information.

How much does solar cost in Anaheim?

Solar Panels in Anaheim

The cost of a home solar system can vary, even in the same city, due to a range of factors, including:

  • Quality of the solar system's panels

  • Quality of the solar system's components

  • Quality of the solar system's warranty

  • Roof type

  • Shaded roof space

  • Local weather

To help you understand the price of going solar in your area, we've analyzed SunPower price quotes, as well as quotes gathered by third-party sources,* for thousands of homeowners across the country.

In Anaheim, we found that the cost of owning a 5-kW solar system ranges from $15,400 to $29,350, or in other words, from $3.08 to $5.87 per watt. And that's before considering the benefits of any available tax credits or incentives.

You may be eligible for a number of financial incentives, including the 26% federal tax credit for 2021.* This credit is set to drop to 22% in 2023, and may disappear after that, so it's best to capitalize on these financial incentives as quickly as possible*.

The right solar system size for your home will depend on your energy consumption and budget. For instance, a smaller system allows you to pay down the upfront costs sooner rather than later.

However, a larger system may offer more long-term benefits because your system will generate more electricity, offsetting your monthly electric bill and potentially even resulting in credits on your electric bill if you're eligible for net metering.

  • *. Local Solar Installers 2020/2021, Solar Reviews 2021, Energy Sage 2021, Wood Mackenzie 2020, National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2020
  • *. Tax credits subject to change. SunPower does not warrant, guarantee or otherwise advise its partners or customers about specific tax outcomes. Consult your tax advisor regarding the solar tax credit and how it applies to your specific circumstances. Please visit the dsireusa.org website for detailed solar policy information.
  • *. Tax credits subject to change. SunPower does not warrant, guarantee or otherwise advise its partners or customers about specific tax outcomes. Consult your tax advisor regarding the solar tax credit and how it applies to your specific circumstances. Please visit the dsireusa.org website for detailed solar policy information.

Looking for commercial solar in Anaheim?

SunPower is the top commercial solar provider in the U.S.* Schedule a commercial solar consultation today.

  • *. Number one by capacity based on delivered projects. Source: Wood Mackenzie, 2019

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