One of the first questions we are asked by potential solar customers, is what is the solar panel cost going to be for my home. Since starting out in the solar industry in 2008, the cost of solar panels has decreased significantly each year. People think that as the tax credit has gone away, the cost of solar must have gone up. The reality is that as the tax credit has diminished, the cost of solar panels has decreased.

According to statistics found at, the average cost per watt in Long Beach was $4.61 as of (4/20/18). In general, prices can range from about $3.25 per watt to $8.00 per watt. The average system size is about 5KW. There are many variables when it comes to the solar panel cost. The make, quality and output of the system are just a few factors. It’s important you as the consumer educate yourself on the makes of the panels, what their warranties are, and the reputation of the solar contractor you decide to work with. Make sure when you’re comparing proposals, that it’s an apples to apples comparison.

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