Solar power in Dublin, California
PG&E provide a solid net metering plan for their solar customers in Dublin.
If you have a taxable income, you can claim a large percentage of the system cost as a deduction to your federal tax liability. The federal solar tax credit can be used in increments and will always cover the applicable percentage of costs regardless of system size.
With net metering and part of the system cost discounted through the tax credit, solar is a great investment for your home or business. Regardless of how seriously you're considering solar getting an estimate can be very handy in helping you make a decision.
Net Metering Broken Down
Under net metering each kWh of unused solar generation sent to the grid is credited at the retail power rate.
If more energy is exported to the grid than drawn by the home credit is still provided at the retail rate and is applicable to future bills within the same 12 month billing cycle.
Remaining credit at the end of the 12 months is deposited into your account.
PG&E under the new NEM-2 rules do, unfortunately, make new solar customers switch to time of use billing. The new rules result in about a 10% reduction to returns, however, with panel prices reducing and great sun exposure in northern California these slight changes are easily compensated for.
The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Dublin,
California in 2020 is
$2.72 per watt. The average system size
in the US is 6 kilowatts, which means the average price of a solar system
in Dublin, CA
(after claiming 26% tax credit and other rebates)
The 26% federal solar tax credit explained
If you have a federal income tax liability, 26% of the cost of your solar system can be claimed as a deduction to your taxes. This incentive is claimed when you do your taxes. In order to receive the tax credit quicker it's best to do your taxes as soon as possible after installation.What if my tax liability is less than 26% of my systems cost
There is the option to claim this incentive over several years if your tax liability is less than 26% of the system cost.
How much will solar panels on my home save me?
The answer to this question depends on your electricity usage. Generally speaking the greater your power usage the greater the potential savings from installing solar.
The average monthly usage in California is only 573kWh per month however, you are most likely using a lot more than this since this average includes condos and small apartments.
The Dublin solar panel savings calculator below will convert your monthly power spend into power usage (in kWh's) and then work out exactly how many solar panels you need to offset your usage, how much they will cost based on the prices of local solar companies and the amount you will save. Our California solar savings calculator can do this because it contains a database of the electric rates charged by City of Alameda, Pacific Gas & Electric Co, Port of Oakland
How much can solar panels save you in Dublin
What does the cost of a real solar system look like?
Facts about installing a 7.3kW solar system in Dublin, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $185, however your situation may vary so try our Dublin solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
5 Years 9 Months
Average payback time
Annual power production
Levelized cost of solar energy
If you don't get solar
Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 7.3kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Dublin, CA that provide pricing through the Solar-Estimate marketplace.
Average total cost of solar panel installation in Dublin
After 26% solar tax credit
After 26% 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:
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.