Solar power in Cathedral City, California
Southern California Edison offer a net metering program incentivising solar in Cathedral City. 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 do 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.
30% 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 30% 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.
Even if you are not convinced about solar we recommend that at the very least you use the solar panel calculator 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 Cathedral City 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 Cathedral City, 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 Cathedral City, 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 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 solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
Cash - after 30% solar tax credit
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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 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 California
|System Size||Cash purchase
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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.