Solar power in Clovis, California
Pacific Gas & Electric provide net metering to their solar customers providing 1 for 1 credit with 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%. With solar becoming cheaper and excellent sun exposure in Clovis solar is still a great investment.
Clovis residents can still benefit from the federal solar tax credit. 30% of the system cost can be claimed as a tax deduction with no size limitations, 30% will always be covered. 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.
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 Clovis 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 Clovis, California in 2018 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 Clovis, 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 4.46kW solar system in Clovis, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $132, 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 4.46kW 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 California
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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.
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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.