Solar power in Concord, California
Concord residents and business owners can take full advantage of PG&E's net metering program. Under net metering customers receive for 1 for 1 credit for each kWh exported to the grid. After covering your power bill each kWh is credited at the retail power price. Credit can be used on future bills up to 1 year later or deposited directly into your account at the end of each 12 month billing cycle. Even in Northern California solar production is still excellent and net metering will make you a lot of money. With the new NEM-2 rules net metering is about 10% less profitable since it requires new solar customers to switch to time of use billing however, with great solar production and solar being cheaper than ever these new rules don't change much and solar is still a great investment.
The 30% federal solar tax credit also allows 30% of the whole system cost to be claimed as a tax deduction over however many years you want. This incentive imposes no size restrictions of your solar system. With incentives being fought by utilities and politicians don't wait any longer, because of them that's how NEM-2 was started!
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 Concord 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 Concord, 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 Concord, 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 7.7kW solar system in Concord, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $220, 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 11 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 7.7kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Concord, 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.