Step 2: Use the Solar Calculator and Get an idea of what solar costs*

Now that you have access to My Account, you can use the solar calculator to learn more about the estimated costs and savings associated with going solar. These estimates can help you in determining whether or not solar is the best option for you, and if so, how to size your system based on the amount of energy you want to produce with solar. 

Here’s how to do it:

Go to My Account

  • Click on the “My Energy Tab” then on the right, click on “Savings with Solar Energy.”
  • Enter your zip code and your square footage.
  • A report will soon appear to give you an idea of costs depending on how much power you’d like to produce.
  • Click the red box at the bottom that corresponds with the kilowatt savings you choose, and then see the recommended size and location of your solar project.

Evaluate the data*

  • Once your report is generated, hover over the blue question marks on the left for more information.
  • Take a look at the estimated costs for the size of system you want.

* Please keep in mind that SDG&E doesn’t endorse any particular contractor and the projected savings are estimates based on SDG&E’s current rates. The calculated savings, depending on the amount of solar energy you want to produce, is an estimate based on the historical energy use of your home. It is important to understand that these estimated savings are based on SDG&E’s current rates and that changes to rates and/or rate structures and incentive availability may impact the amount of savings in future years. The California Public Utilities Commission is currently evaluating electric rate structures which could affect future savings.