Solar power in Clovis, California
Pacific Gas & Electric provide an excellent net metering program to their solar customers.
Clovis residents can also benefit from the federal solar tax credit. A large portion of the system cost can be claimed as a tax deduction, with no size limitations. You may also spread out this incentive over several years.
With major utilities like PG&E fighting hard to abolish net metering no good will come from waiting, especially and with power prices going up and solar incentives set to end or reduce in the near future.
Net Metering Broken Down
PG&E provides 1 for 1 credit for each kWh exported to the grid.
For example 1,000kWh of unused solar generation had been sent to the grid and the home drew 1,000kWh the customer would have no bill. If the solar system exports more power than what is drawn (usually the case) each kWh is credited at the retail value.
Surplus credit can be used on future bills within the same 12 month billing cycle and if you still have credit at the end of the 12 months PG&E will deposit the money into your account.
With the new NEM-2 rules new solar customers must switch to time of use billing reducing the returns by about 10%. However, with solar becoming cheaper and excellent sun exposure in Clovis solar is still a great investment.
The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Clovis,
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 Clovis, 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 Clovis 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 Pacific Gas & Electric Co, Southern California Edison Co, Kings River Conservation Dist
How much can solar panels save you in Clovis
What does the cost of a real solar system look like?
Facts about installing a 9.42kW solar system in Clovis, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $279, however your situation may vary so try our Clovis solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
4 Years 9 Months
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 9.42kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Clovis, CA that provide pricing through the Solar-Estimate marketplace.
Average total cost of solar panel installation in Clovis
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.