Solar power in Fullerton, California
Fullerton residents can benefit from SCE's net metering program providing retail value for every kWh exported to the grid. Net metering bills or credits you for the net of power consumed from the grid minus excess solar generation sent to the grid. Credit may be applied to future bills within the same 12 month billing cycle and at the end of the cycle any remaining credit SCE will pay you directly. With the new NEM-2 rules new solar customers must which to time of use billing reducing returns by about 10% however, this is very small and with equipment prices falling and great solar production in Fullerton solar is a must have home investment.
There is also the federal solar tax credit allowing you to claim 30% of the total system cost as a deduction to federal taxes. This incentive will always cover 30% regardless of system size and may be spread over several years. Current incentives make solar a simple choice and with utilities fighting to end net metering the time to go solar is now before it's too late.
Even if you are not convinced about solar we recommend that at the very least you use the solar panel calculator for Fullerton 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 Fullerton 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 Fullerton, California in 2019 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 Fullerton, CA is $13,600. (before claiming 30% tax credit and other rebates)
What does the cost of a real solar system look like?
Facts about installing a 8.75kW solar system in Fullerton, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $230, however your situation may vary so try our Fullerton solar calculatorto get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
Cash - after 30% solar tax credit
3 Years 11 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 8.75kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Fullerton, 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.