Cost of solar in Garden Grove, CA

Electricity Consumption in Garden Grove

Electricity Consumption by California residents averages 573 kWh per month. It ranks #2 in the nation for savings from installing solar panels on the home.

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Solar power in Garden Grove, California

Southern California Edison offers a net metering program for its solar customers. Net metering bills you only for excess solar generation exported minus energy drawn from the grid. Usually more solar is exported than drawn and SCE will credit you at their retail power rate. You can carry forward billing credits for up to twelve months or just ask your utility to write you a check. With the new NEM-2 regulations new solar customers must switch to time of use billing before installing solar reducing returns by about 10% although, this is miniscule and will such high production numbers in Garden Grove and the price on solar equipment decreasing solar is still a great investment. There is also the 30% tax credit dramatically reducing payback times. This tax credit has no size limits and can be spread over several years. Since incentives are so generous many lawmakers are trying to shut the down so best act now!

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Solar power in California

The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Garden Grove, 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 Garden Grove, CA is $18,150. (before claiming 30% tax credit and other rebates)

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Facts about installing a 2.66kW solar system in Garden Grove, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $70, however your situation may vary so try our solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.

$7,467

Net cost of system
Cash - after 30% solar tax credit

7 Years 7 Months

Average payback time

4,000
kWh

Annual power production


/kWh

levilized cost of solar energy

37¢
/kWh

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The forecast average utility price over the next 25 years

Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 2.66kW system

Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years

$26,585

(Prices shown after repayments of capital)

 


 

Solar companies in Garden Grove, CA that provide pricing through the Solar-Estimate marketplace

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Average total cost of solar panel installation in California

System Size Cash purchase
After 30% solar tax credit
Financed purchase
After 30% solar tax credit
3kw $8,337 $9,004
4kw $10,808 $11,673
5kw $13,125 $14,175
6kw $15,246 $16,466
7kw $17,248 $18,628
8kw $19,096 $20,624
9kw $20,727 $22,385
10kw $22,260 $24,041

 

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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:
Incentive Name Eligibility Type
Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit Federal Personal Tax Credit
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Please keep in mind that the best source of up-to-date information on incentives are the solar installers who specialize in your area.