What is the price cost for a SolarCity PV system?
A simple and fast way to compare solar installers is based on their cost per watt. To calculate the cost per watt, take the total price and divide it by the DC watt size rating of the of the system.
SolarCity has installed thousands of PV systems in California. The average solar panel system from SolarCity is 5,870 watts (5.8 kW) and costs $24,947 for a price per watt of $4.25. The expected cost per kilowatt hour (kWh) is $0.14.
Most of the systems sold by SolarCity use their lease or power purchase agreement (PPA). For these financed PV systems, the lifetime price per watt is $5.60.
SolarCity prices are 4% above the industry average for a cash purchase, and a whopping 70% higher when leased. SolarCity charges 80% above the price you would pay for a comparable solar panel system from FreeCleanSolar. That means the average customer could save $11,700 to $18,000 by working with us.
Compare SolarCity Prices To Other Solar Companies
Our prices are lower than SolarCity, Sunpower, SunRun, REC, Vivint and the rest.
A FreeCleanSolar system, including design, permits, parts and labor, costs 40% less than the average installation. You can also Do-It-Yourself for even bigger savings. This fact is based on actual costs PV solar projects reported by CSI Solar Statistics from 2015 and 2016. Review the following infographic to see how we compare to other top solar companies.
GET A CUSTOM DESIGNED PV SYSTEM AT THE LOWEST COST PER WATT
The Lowest Cost For The Best Solar Panels
It is not magic. Our prices for solar are simply 40% less than the average competitor. Here is a how we do it.
- We design a system to meet your power goals and set your budget.
- Our bigger brand selection gives you choice and buying power.
- We shop the market. You can DIY or we will have solar installers compete for your business.
No matter how you decide to go, you get name brand manufacturer warranties and all the tax credits and rebates. The system will be UL certified to pass any permit or utility inspections. You will enjoy 25 years or more of renewable solar energy. You will also spend about 40% less than the average solar company charges. That means more green in your wallet.
Now some may claim to offer free solar installation. Wrong! There is nothing free about it. They are really offering financing or leasing, where you have to sign a long-term 20 year contract. In fact, those no money up-front solar lease or PPA programs cost $6.50 per watt. You end up spending more than double the price (227%) than you should for so-called free installation.