Solar power in Cathedral City, California
Southern California Edison offer a net metering program incentivising solar in Cathedral City.
Part of the total system cost may also be claimed as a federal tax deduction. The federal solar tax credit can be used in parts over several years and carries no size limitations to the system.
The tax credit and a solid net metering policy make solar a simple choice in Cathedral City.
Enter your zip code below to get an accurate estimate on how much solar you will need, your expected payback time and local incentives.
Net Metering Broken Down
SCE's net metering program credits unused solar generation sent to the grid at retail value.
200kWh sent to the grid would cancel the cost of 200kWh drawn at a later time.
If in a billing month more power is sent to the grid than consumed credit is still given at 1 for 1 to future bills within the same 12 month billing cycle. Remaining credit at the end of the 12 months is deposited into your account.
Unfortunately, SCE does require new solar customers to switch to time of use billing resulting in a reduction to net metering returns. However, this is only by about 10% and with equipment becoming cheaper than ever, solar is still an excellent investment.
The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Cathedral City,
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 Cathedral City, 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 Cathedral City 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 Anza Electric Coop Inc, Banning City of, City of Riverside, Imperial Irrigation District, Southern California Edison Co, City of Corona DWP, Moreno Valley City of
How much can solar panels save you in Cathedral City
What does the cost of a real solar system look like?
Facts about installing a 8.15kW solar system in Cathedral City, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $278, however your situation may vary so try our Cathedral City solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
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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 8.15kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Cathedral City, CA that provide pricing through the Solar-Estimate marketplace.
Average total cost of solar panel installation in Cathedral City
After 26% solar tax credit
After 26% 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:
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.