Solar power in Dana Point, California
San Diego Gas & Electric provide net metering to their solar customers. This net metering policy credits each kWh of unused solar generation exported to the grid at the same value as another kWh drawn from the grid. If in a billing month more power has been exported to the grid than consumed by the home credit is still provided at retail value per kWh and can be applied to future bills within the same 12 month billing cycle. Remaining credit at the end of the 12 months are deposited into your account. New solar customers with SDG&E must unfortunately switch to time of use billing under the new NEM-2 rules despite reducing returns by about 10% the drop in panel prices and great solar production in southern California solar is still one of the greatest home investments you can make.
Provided you have a taxable income 30% of the system cost can be claimed as a deduction to federal taxes. The federal solar tax credit has no size limits and can spread over several years. Incentives like these make solar an obvious must have in Dana Point. It doesn't hurt to enter your zip code below for a free estimate on what system you will need, how much it will cost and how long the payback time is.
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 Dana Point 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 Dana Point, 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 Dana Point, 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 9.47kW solar system in Dana Point, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $244, 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 9.47kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Dana Point, 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.