Cost of solar in Brentwood, CA

Electricity Consumption in Brentwood

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 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.

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Solar power in California

The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Brentwood, California in 2018 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)

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Facts about installing a 4.38kW solar system in Brentwood, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $127, however your situation may vary so try our solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.

$11,712

Net cost of system
Cash - after 30% solar tax credit

6 Years 8 Months

Average payback time

6,403
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 4.38kW system

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

$50,895

(Prices shown after repayments of capital)

 


 

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

126

 


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Average total cost of solar panel installation in California

System Size Cash purchase
After 30% solar tax credit
Financed purchase
After 30% solar tax credit
3kw $8,337 $9,004
4kw $10,808 $11,673
5kw $13,125 $14,175
6kw $15,246 $16,466
7kw $17,248 $18,628
8kw $19,096 $20,624
9kw $20,727 $22,385
10kw $22,260 $24,041

 

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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:
Incentive Name Eligibility Type
Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit Federal Personal Tax Credit
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Please keep in mind that the best source of up-to-date information on incentives are the solar installers who specialize in your area.