Calculate how much it will cost to install solar panels for your home in Whittier
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Whitties residents and business owners are eligible for SCE net metering program.
There is also the federal solar tax credit, covering 26% of total system costs in 2020 (this falls to 22% in 2021); it can be spread over several years.
With many trying to kill of these incentives, the time to act is now!
Net Metering Broken Down
Net metering makes your utility monitor how much power your solar system sends them and how much power is drawn from their grid and only bill you for the net of these two amounts. Net metering in California works like a 1kWh for 1kWh system.
With such great sunshine in Whittier, more power is sent to the grid than drawn and the utility can either write you a check or give you a credit on a future bill it's your choice.
With NEM-2 net metering rules, new solar customers must switch to time of use billing which does reduce returns by about 10%; however, with equipment becoming cheaper and excellent sun exposure, solar is still an amazing investment.
The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Whittier,
California in 2023 is
$2.72 per watt. The average system size
in the US is 6 kilowatts, which means the average price of a solar system
in Whittier, CA
(after claiming 26% tax credit and other rebates)
The 26% federal solar tax credit explained
If you have a federal income tax liability, 26% of the cost of your solar system can be claimed as a deduction to your taxes. This incentive is claimed when you do your taxes. In order to receive the tax credit quicker it's best to do your taxes as soon as possible after installation.What if my tax liability is less than 26% of my systems cost
There is the option to claim this incentive over several years if your tax liability is less than 26% of the system cost.
How much will solar panels on my home save me?
The answer to this question depends on your electricity usage. Generally speaking the greater your power usage the greater the potential savings from installing solar.
The average monthly usage in California is only 573kWh per month however, you are most likely using a lot more than this since this average includes condos and small apartments.
The Whittier solar panel savings calculator below will convert your monthly power spend into power usage (in kWh's) and then work out exactly how many solar panels you need to offset your usage, how much they will cost based on the prices of local solar companies and the amount you will save. Our California solar savings calculator can do this because it contains a database of the electric rates charged by City of Azusa, City of Burbank Water and Power, City of Glendale, City of Pasadena, City of Vernon, LADWP (City of Los Angeles), Southern California Edison Co
How much can solar panels save you in Whittier
What does the cost of a real solar system look like?
Facts about installing a 8.87kW solar system in Whittier, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $202, however your situation may vary so try our Whittier solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
5 Years 10 Months
Average payback time
Annual power production
Levelized cost of solar energy
If you don't get solar
Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 8.87kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Whittier, CA that provide pricing through the Solar-Estimate marketplace.
Average total cost of solar panel installation in Whittier
After 30% solar tax credit
After 30% solar tax credit
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Going solar in California
Check out all of the ways energy providers of California can help you be more energy efficient and save money.
The following programs are available:
|Residential Clean Energy Tax Credit||Federal||Personal Tax Credit|
|Property Tax Exclusion for Solar Energy Systems||State||Property Tax Incentive|
|Net Billing (NEM 3.0)||State||Net Metering|
|Self-Generation Incentive Program||State||Battery Rebate|
|City of San Francisco - Low-Income Solar Inverter Replacement Program||City||Low-Income Program|
|LADWP - Net Metering||Utility||Net Metering|
|Disadvantaged Communities – Single-Family Solar Homes (DAC-SASH) program||Residential||Low-income solar program|
Find your local rebates and incentives
Please keep in mind that the best source of up-to-date information on incentives are the solar installers who specialize in your area.