Cost of solar in Carlsbad, CA

Electricity Consumption in Carlsbad

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 Carlsbad, California

SCE offers 1 for 1 net metering for those going solar in Carlsbad. Net metering allows unused solar generation to be sent to the grid and for the customer to be credited at the retail value for power. Under the new NEM-2 rules those going solar must switch to time of use billing damaging returns by about 10% however, solar is still an excellent investment partly due to great solar production numbers in Southern California. Alongside net metering is the 30% federal solar tax credit covering about 30% of the total install cost. With utilities and many politicians trying to kill off solar it's best to act now before it's too late.

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Solar power in California

The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Carlsbad, 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 Carlsbad, CA is $18,150. (before claiming 30% tax credit and other rebates)

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Facts about installing a 5.56kW solar system in Carlsbad, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $177, however your situation may vary so try our solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.

$14,323

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

6 Years

Average payback time

7,984
kWh

Annual power production


/kWh

levilized cost of solar energy

47¢
/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 5.56kW system

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

$73,835

(Prices shown after repayments of capital)

 


 

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

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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.