Find out how much you can save by going solar in the Golden State

Want to lead California's transition to solar energy?

From the hills of San Francisco to the studios of Hollywood, homeowners across California have taken advantage of solar energy for years now. Given the extremely high cost of traditional electricity in California and (thankfully) a large population of nature-loving citizens, adoption of green energy sources has been both widespread and successful. Our customers in California have installed home solar panels for a variety of reasons: to save money, to help both the local and global environment, to gain independence from utility companies, to cheaply power their electric vehicles, and to show off their sweet new panels to their neighbors. All of them have taken advantage of one of California's best attributes – the sun. Here at Dividend Finance, California is home to us as well. Help us keep our state healthy and clean!

Home Solar in California Is More Affordable than Ever Before

  • Federal Tax credit may be available
  • Sell Your Extra Production with Net Metering

What Our California Solar Customers Are Saying

My wife and I decided we wanted to own our solar panels outright and so we sought out a financing option that ultimately resulted in ownership without sacrificing on service and quality. Our installer recommended Dividend Solar, so we gave them a try. We couldn't be happier - the process was easy, streamlined and the team very helpful. I can't recommend them enough!Matthew | San Francisco, CA

We decided to go solar because our electric bill was so high. We had a lot of problems with a different solar company, but Dividend helped us find somebody that was very reputable and did an awesome job. They helped us in more ways than just the financing part. So far we are very satisfied with Dividend.Julie | Chino Hills, CA

It was super easy enrolling with Dividend Solar. Our experience with them was great and our monthly bill is down to $20 a month. When I called customer service with questions, everything was answered.Neal | Clovis, CA

How Going Solar in California Works

Step 1: Sign up online
Step 2: Talk to a solar specialist
Step 3: Check out your custom design
Step 4: Relax during installation
Step 5: Watch your savings grow


Homeowners who choose to install solar panels in California will not only benefit from savings on their monthly utility bill, but they'll also have an opportunity to take advantage of the federal tax credit equal to 26% of the system cost*.

Finally, like many other states, California utilities have Net Metering policies which allow homeowners to be credited for extra energy fed back to the power grid. If designed optimally, a homeowner can expect to offset 100% of their current electricity use while also having some left over to sell back to the grid.

*Dividend Finance does not provide tax or legal advice. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.

In 2014, $11.8 billion was spent on solar installations across the state by residents trying to save money and help the environment.

California actually leads the nation in solar projects with a whopping 456k installations. That's almost 11,000 MW for all you energy-nerds out there!


Going solar in California is an absolute slam-dunk from a cost perspective. Not only does California's location provide abundant sunlight, but its sky-high electricity costs make solar an incredibly appealing proposition.

When you begin to generate your own solar power, your utility bill can drop significantly. How much you can save will depend on the size of your solar system, your electricity usage, your current utility rates, and other factors. Our team and partners can design a system for you using remote assessment tools and can present you with a system designed specifically for your home to give you a sense of your expected solar savings.

Working with the best solar installers in California, Dividend Finance offers our customers a better, simpler way to go solar and save money on your utility bills.

Need more information about going solar in California?

Tax credits, rebates and incentives may vary depending on circumstances. We do not provide tax advice and recommend you consult with your tax advisor for guidance.