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The state of solar in Glendale

Glendale’s electricity utility provider, Glendale Water & Power (GWP), has continually strived for cleaner, greener energy sources. The city currently aims to rely on 100% renewable energy sources by 2045 and is conducting research to determine if that goal may be achievable by 2030. Because the city experiences 285 sunny days each year—well above the national average of 205 days—Glendale is in a prime location for solar energy adoption.*


How much solar energy does Glendale produce?

Los Angeles County has 1,120.3 MW of total installed solar capacity. Glendale contributes a small portion of that total with an estimated 442 solar installations as of November 2018,* but this number continues to grow. Glendale Water & Power’s grid-connected solar systems have a capacity of upwards of 700 kW.

What are the advantages of going solar in Glendale?

Going solar in Glendale can produce benefits for your wallet, the environment, and the city of Glendale as a whole.

Switching your home’s energy production to solar energy could save you tens of thousands of dollars in the long run—potentially upwards of $60,000 over 20 years with a 5 kW system. Even better, you could break even on your solar system within 5 to 6 years. After that, assuming your system is appropriately sized and properly installed, you'll enjoy free electricity.

Installing solar panels also allows you to contribute to Glendale’s overall goals of transitioning to clean energy sources. The city is looking into expanding local solar generation throughout the region.

How much does solar cost in Glendale?

The state of solar in Glendale

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

  • Angle of the roof

  • Available roof space

  • Household’s energy needs

  • Roof space

  • Quality of the solar panels

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 Glendale, CA, we found that the cost of owning a 5 kW solar system ranges from $12,650 to $40,000, or in other words, from $2.53 to $8.00 per watt. And that's before considering the benefits of any available tax credits or incentives.

The City of Glendale offers generous monetary incentives to encourage its residents to go solar. The city’s Residential Solar Solutions Program offers $0.25 per watt for installing a system that is 30 kW or less and adheres to the program’s guidelines. You can receive up to $100,000 per year through this incentive, depending on your installation’s size.

You can also take advantage of the Federal Investment Tax Credit. This credit may allow you to claim a credit for 26% of your solar installation costs on your federal taxes.*

What’s the best way to go solar in Glendale?

Solar systems come in a range of sizes, designs, and power capacities, and determining the best set-up for your needs is essential to maximizing your return on investment. As you consider which solar system to install for your home, consider factors such as your:

  • Available roof space

  • Typical energy usage

  • Property size

  • Budget

Scheduling a consultation with a local solar panel provider can help you determine the right system for your property. Get started today by requesting a free consultation with our friendly solar experts. We’ll follow up with a quick call to schedule a time that works for your schedule. You can also call us directly at (800) 786-7693.

Looking for commercial solar in Glendale?

SunPower is the #1 Commercial Solar Provider in the U.S. since 2017.* Schedule a commercial solar consultation today.


  • *. Best Places. Climate in Glendale, CA. April 2021.
  • *. Google, Project Sunroof data explorer (November 2018).
  • *. Local Solar Installers 2020/2021, Solar Reviews 2021, Energy Sage 2021, Wood Mackenzie 2020, National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2020
  • *. Incentives, rebates, and tax credits vary and are subject to change. Please visit the dsireusa.org website for detailed solar policy information.
  • *. Source: Wood MacKenzie, US PV Leaderboard (March 2021). SunPower ranked #1 in cumulative commercial volume 2017-2020.
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