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 for Discovery Bay 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 Discovery Bay 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 Discovery Bay, 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 Discovery Bay, 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 10.35kW solar system in Discovery Bay, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $300, however your situation may vary so try our Discovery Bay solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
Cash - after 30% solar tax credit
4 Years 6 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 10.35kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Discovery Bay, 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.