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. 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 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. If you have a taxable income you may also declare 30% 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.
Even if you are not convinced about solar we recommend that at the very least you use the solar panel calculator to find out:
- How many solar panels you need to cover your power bill;
- How suitable your house is for solar;
- What incentives your house may be eligible for;
- The cost of solar panel installation in Antioch and whether you are eligible for zero down solar deals; and
- Your likely payback period and return on investment from installing solar
Estimate your solar savings
The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Antioch, California in 2019 is $3.63 per watt. The average system size in the US is 6 kilowatts, which means the average price of a solar system in Antioch, CA is $18,150. (before claiming 30% tax credit and other rebates)
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 solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
Cash - after 30% solar tax credit
4 Years 9 Months
Average payback time
Annual power production
levilized cost of solar energy
If you don't get solar
The forecast average utility price over the next 25 years
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 California
|System Size||Cash purchase
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 Renewable Energy Tax Credit||Federal||Personal Tax Credit|
|Marin Clean Energy - Feed-in-Tariff||Local||Performance-Based Incentive|
|Property Tax Exclusion for Solar Energy Systems||State||Property Tax Incentive|
|Sonoma County - Energy Independence Program||Local||PACE Financing|
|Western Riverside Council of Governments - HERO Financing Program||Local||PACE Financing|
|NEM 2.0||State||Net Metering|
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.