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 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 Apple Valley 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 Apple Valley, 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 Apple Valley, 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 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 solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
Cash - after 30% solar tax credit
4 Years 3 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 6.56kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Apple Valley, 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.