Solar Panel Installations In California

The state of California continues to be the leader in total U.S. solar power installation.

California is ranked first in total installed solar capacity. With more than 46,874 MW of power, the state can supply clean energy to about 13,904,267 homes.*

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More facts about the Solar Industry in California (as of 2023)*:

  • Prices for installed solar in California have fallen 47% in the last 10 years.
  • More than $102 billion was invested in the California solar industry at every level – residential, commercial, and utility. About $12.2 billion was invested in 2023.
  • Total Installations: 1,992,628
  • More than 2,306 solar companies do business in California. These companies employee 78,116.
  • Solar provides more than 28% of the state‚Äôs electricity needs.

Installers continue to take advantage of California’s great solar environment. There are three main aspects of this environment that make solar a winner in this state –

  • California has a very progressive stance on clean energy initiatives. This has made it easier for solar companies to start up businesses.
  • The state also has some of the highest utility rates, making solar energy a cost effective choice for consumers.
  • Much of California experiences abundant sunshine throughout the year, making solar quite effective.

While many of the 1,047 solar installers in California can be found in the State’s largest urban areas such as San Francisco (and the surrounding Bay Area) and Los Angeles, there are many contractors across the state.

There are installers all across the state’s coast – from Eureka up north, down to the considerable San Diego solar market. As far as the inland cities are concerned, there are contractors covering all areas including Palm Springs, Riverside, San Bernardino, Bakersfield, Fresno, Modesto, Stockton, Sacramento, and Redding. Many smaller towns also have local contractors or those willing to travel somewhat outside their territory.

Many of the state’s residents now have a decent number of contractors to choose from. While on the surface this may sound like a good thing, finding the right installer can be quite challenging. only works with the most affordable and most qualified installers.

*Information and figures gathered from

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