Solar power in Glendale, California
Glendale Water & Power offer their solar customers net metering at a better rate than most utilities. Net metering requires your utility to record kWh's exported when your home is using less than your solar is producing and kWh's drawn from the grid and bill or credit you for kWh's exported minus kWh's drawn. Especially in Southern California usually solar will produce more than the home draws and each kWh is credited at the retail price for power. Credit can be used on future bills or deposited directly into your account. Being a municipality new solar customers don't need to switch to time of use billing unlike with SCE or any other investor owned utility which reduces the returns.
There is also the 30% federal solar tax credit allowing 30% of the system cost to be claimed as a tax deduction over however many years you want. There is also no size limit to receive the full 30%. With incentives this good solar is a must have home investment so don't wait any longer!
Even if you are not convinced about solar we recommend that at the very least you use the solar panel calculator for Glendale 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 Glendale 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 Glendale, 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 Glendale, 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 10.4kW solar system in Glendale, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $237, however your situation may vary so try our Glendale solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
Cash - after 30% solar tax credit
5 Years 3 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 10.4kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Glendale, 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|
|LADWP - Solar Incentive Program||Utility||Rebate Program|
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.