Cost of solar in Concord, CA

Electricity Consumption in Concord

Electricity Consumption by California residents averages 573 kWh per month. It ranks #2 in the nation for savings from installing solar panels on the home.

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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:

 

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Solar power in California

The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Concord, 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 Concord, CA is $18,150. (before claiming 30% tax credit and other rebates)

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Facts about installing a 4.58kW solar system in Concord, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $131, however your situation may vary so try our solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.

$12,151

Net cost of system
Cash - after 30% solar tax credit

6 Years 9 Months

Average payback time

6,605
kWh

Annual power production


/kWh

levilized cost of solar energy

42¢
/kWh

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 4.58kW system

Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years

$52,400

(Prices shown after repayments of capital)

 


 

Solar companies in Concord, CA that provide pricing through the Solar-Estimate marketplace

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Average total cost of solar panel installation in California

System Size Cash purchase
After 30% solar tax credit
Financed purchase
After 30% solar tax credit
3kw $8,337 $9,004
4kw $10,808 $11,673
5kw $13,125 $14,175
6kw $15,246 $16,466
7kw $17,248 $18,628
8kw $19,096 $20,624
9kw $20,727 $22,385
10kw $22,260 $24,041

 

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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:
Incentive Name Eligibility Type
Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit Federal Personal Tax Credit
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Please keep in mind that the best source of up-to-date information on incentives are the solar installers who specialize in your area.