CA Residential Solar Pricing Declines 6% Through June

The average price for residential solar lease/PPAs in California in June declined 6.3% to $4.95/Watt versus $5.28 in June of 2015.  Lease/PPA prices have been below $5.00 for the last three months.  Prices for purchases were approximately flat year-over-year.

The following chart presents the average price per watt for lease/PPAs and purchases through June. 


Riverside County had the lowest lease/PPA price at $4.83 and Solano County had the highest at $5.39. 


This analysis was based on data from the California Solar Initiative using the Net Energy Metering Interconnection dataset and the App Approved date.  This accounts for an estimated 85% of all installations in California.

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Author: Casey Anderson

Casey is a Research Analyst at OhmHome and leads the company’s collection and analysis of residential solar data. OhmHome’s mission is to be the most consumer-centric source of independent information for homeowners interested in purchasing solar.

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