Solar power in Apple Valley, California
Southern California Edison offers a great net metering program for its customers in Apple Valley.
There is also the 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!
Net Metering Broken Down
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.
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.
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
(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 Apple Valley 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 Colton, Southern California Edison Co, Southern California Water Co, City of Rancho Cucamonga, City of Victorville - (CA)
How much can solar panels save you in Apple Valley
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.
Net cost of system
4 Years 5 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 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 Apple Valley
After 26% solar tax credit
After 26% solar tax credit
Find out what system size you need for your home
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|
|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|
|California Solar Initiative - Single-Family Affordable Solar Housing (SASH) Program||State||Low-Income Program|
|Self-Generation Incentive Program||State||Battery Rebate|
|City of San Francisco - Low-Income Solar Energy Incentive Program||City||Low-Income Program|
|LADWP - Net Metering||Utility||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.