Solar power in Antioch, California
Under PG&E, customers are entitled to 1 for 1 net metering for energy exported to the grid in the city of Antioch.
If you have a taxable income you may also declare part of the system cost as a reduction on your taxes (you can spread this over a few years).
Solar is booming and no one should wait for these incentives to be taken away or reduce.
Net Metering Broken Down
Net metering means you are either billed or credited for the total amount of power exported to the grid subtracted by the amount of power bought from the grid.
Even in northern California, solar production is still surprisingly good and far above the nation's average. All that energy being exported to the grid will make you some serious money. Credit can be carried forward for future bills up to 12 months or PG&E can write you a check.
Sadly under the new NEM-2 rules requiring new solar customers to switch to time of use billing net metering returns are about 10% lower but with excellent power generation and equipment becoming cheaper solar is still a great home investment.
The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Antioch,
California in 2020 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 Antioch, 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 Antioch 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 Pacific Gas & Electric Co
How much can solar panels save you in Antioch
What does the cost of a real solar system look like?
Facts about installing a 8.5kW solar system in Antioch, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $243, however your situation may vary so try our Antioch solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
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 8.5kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Antioch, CA that provide pricing through the Solar-Estimate marketplace.
Average total cost of solar panel installation in Antioch
After 26% solar tax credit
After 26% 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:
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.