Solar power in Escondido, California
Escondido is a special city where it benefits from a lot of sunshine and great solar incentives. San Diego Gas & Electric provide full retail value per kWh of excess solar generation sent to their grid. When more power is sent to the grid than drawn within a month credit is given to future bills still at retail value. At the end of the yearly billing cycle remaining credit is deposited into your account at 3-4 cents per kWh. Sadly under the new NEM-2 rules SDG&E customers must switch to time of use billing to go solar reducing returns by about 10% however, with great sunshine and equipment prices falling solar is still a very wise investment.
Under the federal ITC 30% of the project costs can be deducted from your federal tax liability, this incentive can be spread over several years. With a great net metering plan and 30% of costs already covered solar in Escondido is a no brainer. Even if you're still on the fence a free estimate by entering your zip code below can be a great way to find out where you stand.
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 Escondido 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 Escondido, 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 Escondido, 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 5.34kW solar system in Escondido, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $178, 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
5 Years 9 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 5.34kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Escondido, CA that provide pricing through the Solar-Estimate marketplace
Average total cost of solar panel installation in California
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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.
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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.