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clay tiled roof with solar panels installed by the team at Complete Solar

The Cost of Solar

Depending on how you switch to solar and the size of your system it could cost you anywhere from $0 to $40,000.

Typical Solar System Cost Breakdown

The average size for a home solar install is 6.7 KW which would range from $0 to $40,000.

For typical Californians, this will mean lifetime savings of around $100,000. But most of our customers don't actually pay for the solar panel installation. They choose a free system, otherwise known as a Power Purchase Agreement or PPA.

Traditional Loan 

vs PPA

Traditional Lease or Loan


You can compare paying for a traditional solar install to buying a car. If you have enough cash in the bank, you can buy a car outright—there are cost savings in this option from not having to pay interest rates. But for the vast majority of people who don’t have 30k laying around, you will likely take out a loan or lease the car. 


With this approach, there can be some upfront costs to lower monthly payments, but for most people who take out a loan or lease, their system will pay for itself in 5-10 years—depending on electricity usage. 


Because of the longer-term ROI most people choose to go with a Power Purchase Agreement where you can skip the install cost and just pay for the discounted power.

What determines the prices of a solar system:

  • Size of System

  • Type of roof and tiling (shingle, Spanish tile, etc)

  • Size of roof and shade coverage


No matter how you choose to go solar, typically all parts are warrantied for 20 years including panels, inverters, mounts, etc. Our software helps us design accurate quotes and guaranteed production. Give us a call or fill out the form below and we'll have a solar expert perform a free shade analysis and system design.

Power Purchase Agreement (Recommended)


Think of Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) as a rental agreement.

As a renter, you pay for the space that you use. But you don’t own the space. The same is true with PPA’s.

By choosing a PPA, you enjoy all of the cost savings from switching to solar, without actually owning the panels. We do all the work of designing, installing, and maintaining your system and you agree to purchase the power you use from the panels.

If your power bill is over $150/mo switching to solar will usually save you money in the next month. Here are some reasons why our customers choose the PPA route:

  • Reduce your monthly power bill by at least $50 (no hidden fees).

  • No maintenance costs

  • No equipment risk

  • Locked-in low-price electricity rates

Find out if your home is a good fit with a free solar consultation from one of our solar experts.

PPA's are available in CA, AZ, TX, FL, NJ, NY, CT, MA, SC.

(Power Purchase Agreement)


-Solar Panels

-Power Inverters

-Mounting Equipment


-Panel Mounting

-Electrical Work and Configuration

The installation process normally takes 1-3 days of labor to complete

Planning & Design


-System Designing and Engineering


-Administrative Work With Local Regulators

What is Included in the Cost of Your Solar Installation:

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