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The state of solar in Stockton

With 257 sunny days per year on average, Stockton gets more sunshine than most U.S. cities.* Around 97% of the rooftops in the city are also solar viable, enough to reduce carbon emissions by 802,000 metric tons—the equivalent of taking 169,000 cars off the road for a year.*


How much solar power energy does Stockton produce?

Stockton has .5081 kW of installed solar capacity per capita, equating to around 158.88 MW total. Nearly 60% of that capacity comes from residential solar PV installations. The Stockton Unified School District (SUSD) has been among the city organization’s making a push for solar, with over 60% of local schools now featuring a solar installation, totaling 6.9 MW of installed solar capacity.

What are the advantages of going solar in Stockton?

The average residential electricity rate in Stockton is 1.63% higher than the California average and 31.23% higher than the national average.* Going solar can greatly reduce or even eliminate these costs, resulting in significant savings over the long term.

In Stockton, a 5 -kW system will pay for itself in 5-6 years and offer energy cost savings of nearly $64,000 over 20 years.* You may be able to reach the breakeven point even earlier by taking advantage of the numerous tax incentives, rebates, and other solar savings opportunities in Stockton.

For instance, net metering allows you to send any excess electricity your solar system produces back to your utility provider for a credit. You can use that credit to offset peak-time grid electricity rates or times of low energy production, such as at nighttime or rainy weather. Net metering can even be coupled with battery storage to provide maximum savings and energy security.*

How much does solar cost in Stockton?

The state of solar in Stockton

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

  • Local weather

  • Quality of the solar system

  • Available roof space

  • Household’s energy needs

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 Stockton, we found that the cost of owning a 5 kW solar system ranges from $12,550 to $35,250, or in other words, from $2.51 to $7.05 per watt. And that's before considering the benefits of any available tax credits or incentives.

During the past five years, the cost of solar panels in California has decreased by 45%.* Various incentives, such as rebates and tax credits, are also available to make going solar more cost-effective.

With the federal solar tax credit, purchasing a system may qualify you to deduct 26% of your total solar system installation costs as a credit on your federal taxes.* If your tax credit exceeds your tax obligation, you can claim the credit over two or more years.

In addition to the federal credit, you can take advantage of the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP). The SGIP offers a rebate of 20 cents per kW of installed battery storage. Low-income residents may be able to claim a larger rebate through the Single-family Affordable Solar Homes (SASH) program.

What is the best way to go solar in Stockton?

Every solar PV system is unique in terms of durability, quality, and appearance. Choosing a reputable solar provider is critical to ensure you derive optimal value from your new system.

You’ll need to consider various factors when sizing your system, including your available roof space, your budget, and your building's energy requirements. Do you want to send excess electricity back to your utility? Do you want to preserve the aesthetics of your building? Is minimizing upfront costs a priority?

At SunPower, we can guide you through the process of going solar in Stockton. Simply request a consultation with our solar experts today to start the process of switching to clean solar energy. Then, we’ll contact you to schedule a good time for the consultation. You’re also welcome to call us directly at (800) 786-7693.

Looking for commercial solar in Stockton?

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


  • *. Best Places. Climate in Stockton, California.
  • *. Google, Project Sunroof data explorer (November 2018).
  • *. Electricity Local. Stockton, CA Electricity Statistics.
  • *. Energy Sage. Solar Panels in Stockton, CA.
  • *. The availability of net metering varies by location and is subject to change. Visit dsireusa.org for detailed solar policy information.
  • *. Local Solar Installers 2020/2021, Solar Reviews 2021, Energy Sage 2021, Wood Mackenzie 2020, National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2020
  • *. Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). California Solar.
  • *. Tax credits subject to change. Visit dsireusa.org for detailed solar policy information.
  • *. Wood MacKenzie, US PV Leaderboard (March 2021). SunPower ranked #1 in cumulative commercial volume 2017-2020.
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