Solar power in Brentwood, California
Pacific Gas & Electric(PG&E) customers in Brentwood are entitled to 1 for 1 net metering crediting each kWh of solar generation exported to the grid at the retail rate. When more power is sent to the grid than drawn in a month credit is carried forward at the same value to future bills. Remaining credit at the end of the yearly billing cycle is deposited into your account at about 3-4 cents per kWh. The new NEM-2 rules require PG&E customers to switch to time of use billing to install solar causing about a 10% decline in returns however, with great sun exposure and equipment becoming cheaper solar is still a great investment.
The federal ITC allows for 30% of the total system cost to be claimed as a deduction to federal taxes with the option to spread the incentive over several years. Solar couldn't be a better choice in Brentwood with expensive power and great incentives. If you still aren't sure about signing up get a free estimate by entering your zip code below.
Even if you are not convinced about solar we recommend that at the very least you use the solar panel calculator for Brentwood 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 Brentwood 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 Brentwood, 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 Brentwood, 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 9.25kW solar system in Brentwood, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $268, however your situation may vary so try our Brentwood solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
Cash - after 30% solar tax credit
4 Years 7 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 9.25kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Brentwood, 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.