Cost of solar in Discovery Bay, CA

Electricity Consumption in Discovery Bay

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 Discovery Bay, California

PG&E offers its customers a net metering program meaning each kWh of excess solar generation 1kWh drawn from the grid at another time is removed from your bill. Even in northern California solar produces more in comparison to most places and even after the bill is paid off PG&E can either write you a check crediting you at their retail rate or you may use the credit for 12 months on future bills. The new NEM-2 rules require new solar customers with PG&E to switch to time of use billing reducing the returns by about 10%. With excellent power generation and solar becoming much cheaper solar is still a great investment.

The federal solar tax credit allows for 30% of the total system cost to be claimed as a tax deduction. This tax credit may be spread over many years and doesn't have a size cap. Utilities and several legislatures are trying to kill off these incentives so don't wait much longer!

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 Discovery Bay, 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 Discovery Bay, CA is $18,150. (before claiming 30% tax credit and other rebates)

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Facts about installing a 4.52kW solar system in Discovery Bay, 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.

$12,023

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

6 Years 8 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 4.52kW system

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

$52,586

(Prices shown after repayments of capital)

 


 

Solar companies in Discovery Bay, 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.