Solar power in Chula Vista, California
If you're a San Diego Gas & Electric customer you are probably fed up with your massive power bill but not to worry since SDG&E are required to offer you net metering giving you 1 for 1 credit with their retail power price for excess energy your system exports to the grid. Southern California has some of the highest production numbers for solar in the country and solar systems here produce about 40% more than states up north. Since most homeowners are away from the home during the day when solar is producing the most energy this brings in some serious money.
SDG&E have made it mandatory for you to switch to time of use billing in order to receive net metering resulting in about a 10% loss in profit but excellent solar production in Southern California is an excellent compensator for this and solar is still an amazing investment. There is also a 30% federal tax credit covering 30% of the system cost which is also pretty neat. All in all solar is still a complete no brainer despite these changes to net metering.
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 Chula Vista 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 Chula Vista, 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 Chula Vista, 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 6.62kW solar system in Chula Vista, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $221, 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
4 Years 5 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 6.62kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Chula Vista, 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.