Solar power in Fallbrook, California
Fallbrook residents and business owners can take full advantage of San Diego Gas & Electric's net metering program. Net metering requires your utility to credit you 1 for 1 for each kWh of excess solar generation sent to the grid and for each kWh after your electric bill from at night/cloudy days etc SDG&E will pay you full retail value for. When more power is produced than drawn from the grid these credits can be used against a future bill or SDG&E can write you a check. In sunny Fallbrook where solar produces upwards of 50% more power than in northern states net metering will put some serious cash in your pocket. With the new NEM-2 regulations new solar customers must switch to time of use billing damaging returns by about 10% fortunately, the decrease in solar equipment prices and Fallbrook receiving so much sun solar is still one of the best investments a homeowner here can make. There is also the 30% federal solar tax credit, this incentive can be spread over many years and has no size limits. With utilities and several legislatures trying to kill off solar and its incentives don't wait around!
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 Fallbrook 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 Fallbrook, 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 Fallbrook, 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 11.3kW solar system in Fallbrook, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $296, 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 8 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 11.3kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Fallbrook, 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.