Solar power in Cerritos, California
SCE offer a net metering program to their solar customers in Cerritos giving retail value for power sent to the grid. The way net metering works is in a given month for example 200kWh of excess solar generation were sent to the grid and 200kWh were drawn at a different time the customer would receive no bill. If more energy is sent to the grid than consumed credit is still given at 1 for 1 for future bills within the same 12 month billing cycle. Remaining credit at the end of the 12 months is deposited into your account. The new NEM-2 rules sadly means that new solar customers with SCE must switch to time of use billing reducing returns by about 10% however, with great sun exposure and equipment prices on their way down this does start to balance out and not really affect return on investment times all that much.
30% of the total system cost may be claimed as a deduction to your federal taxes under the federal solar tax credit. This incentive has no limit to how large a system can be and you may also elect to use it in parts over several years. A solid net metering plan and 30% of the costs already covered make solar an obvious choice. Even if you're still on the fence about the idea it doesn't hurt to 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 Cerritos 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 Cerritos 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 Cerritos, 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 Cerritos, 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 8.08kW solar system in Cerritos, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $184, however your situation may vary so try our Cerritos solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
Cash - after 30% solar tax credit
5 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 8.08kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Cerritos, 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|
|LADWP - Solar Incentive Program||Utility||Rebate Program|
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.