Solar power in Fremont, California
PG&E offers customers in Fremont a net metering program for those who install solar on their home or business.
There is also the 30% federal tax credit with no size limitations. There is the option to spread the tax credit over several years. With current incentives being considered by many legislatures as to generous it's best not to wait around!
Net Metering Broken Down
Net metering requires PG&E to record how much power your solar system exports to the grid and how much your home draws from the grid. It then bills you for energy drawn minus the energy exported.
If you export more than enough to pay off the bill you receive retail value per kWh and can choose to receive a check from PG&E or credit a future bill.
Under the NEM-2 regulations requiring new solar customers to switch to time of use billing, returns are about 10% lower then perviously. However, with great production numbers even in northern California and equipment prices falling, solar is still an excellent investment in Fremont.
The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Fremont,
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 Fremont, 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 Fremont 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 Fremont
What does the cost of a real solar system look like?
Facts about installing a 6.94kW solar system in Fremont, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $176, however your situation may vary so try our Fremont 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 6.94kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Fremont, CA that provide pricing through the Solar-Estimate marketplace.
Average total cost of solar panel installation in Fremont
After 26% solar tax credit
After 26% solar tax credit
Find out what system size you need for your home
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.