Solar power in Chino, California
Under service from SCE solar customers here are eligible for a net metering program. Under net metering utilities track how much your solar system exports to the grid and how much your home draws from the grid. The power exported is subtracted by the power drawn and that is your bill however, in sunny Chino this is usually the opposite as when more power is exported each kWh is then credited at the retail rate. You can receive this as a credit to future bills for the next year or SCE can write you a check the choice is yours. The new NEM-2 rules do require new solar customers to switch to time of use billing reducing returns but only by about 10% and with solar becoming cheaper and such excellent sunshine in Chino solar is still a great investment. There is also the 30% federal solar tax credit with no limit on system size, you get 30% no matter what. This tax credit can be extended over many years. These incentives are too good to pass up and utilities are trying to kill them off as hard as they can so don't wait too long!
Even if you are not convinced about solar we recommend that at the very least you use the solar panel calculator for Chino 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 Chino 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 Chino, 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 Chino, 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 7.17kW solar system in Chino, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $219, however your situation may vary so try our Chino solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
Cash - after 30% solar tax credit
4 Years 8 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 7.17kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Chino, 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|
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.