Cost of solar in Apple Valley, CA

Electricity Consumption in Apple Valley

Electricity Consumption by California residents averages 573 kWh per month. It ranks #2 in the nation for savings from installing solar panels on the home.

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Solar power in Apple Valley, California

Southern California Edison offers a great net metering program for its customers in Apple Valley. Net metering makes sure you are only billed for the energy your solar system sends to the grid minus the amount your home pulls from the grid. Especially in Southern California more energy is usually supplied to the grid than what is drawn and SCE will credit you per kWh at their retail power rate. You have the option to forward these to credits to later bills or receive a check. Under the new NEM-2 rules new solar customers are required to switch to time of use billing reducing net metering returns by about 10% however, this isn't very much and with solar becoming cheaper and Southern California having so much sunshine solar is still an amazing investment. There is also the 30% federal solar tax credit with no size system limit. This tax credit can be spread across several periods as well. With incentives currently this generous you're mad to wait around!

Even if you are not convinced about solar we recommend that at the very least you use the solar panel calculator for Apple Valley to find out:

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Solar power in California

The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Apple Valley, 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 Apple Valley, CA is $13,600. (before claiming 26% tax credit and other rebates)

What does the cost of a real solar system look like?

Facts about installing a 6.56kW solar system in Apple Valley, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $227, however your situation may vary so try our Apple Valley solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.

$13,058

Net cost of system
Cash - after 26% solar tax credit

4 Years 5 Months

Average payback time

11,445
kWh

Annual power production


/kWh

levilized cost of solar energy

42¢
/kWh

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 6.56kW system

Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years

$102,417

(Prices shown after repayments of capital)

 


 

Solar companies in Apple Valley, CA that provide pricing through the Solar-Estimate marketplace

171

 


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Average total cost of solar panel installation in California

System Size Cash purchase
After 26% solar tax credit
Financed purchase
After 26% solar tax credit
3kw $6,416 $6,929
4kw $8,377 $9,047
5kw $10,286 $11,109
6kw $12,077 $13,043
7kw $13,831 $14,937
8kw $15,451 $16,687
9kw $17,050 $18,414
10kw $18,500 $19,980

 

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:
Incentive Name Eligibility Type
Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit Federal Personal Tax Credit
Property Tax Exclusion for Solar Energy Systems State Property Tax Incentive
Sonoma County - Energy Independence Program Local PACE Financing
NEM 2.0 State Net Metering

Please keep in mind that the best source of up-to-date information on incentives are the solar installers who specialize in your area.