Cost of solar in Huntington Beach, CA
Electricity Consumption in Huntington Beach
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 Huntington Beach, California
Being a SCE (Southern California Edison) customer you will receive full 1 for 1 net metering for excess power your solar system exports to the grid. Even for a sunny surf town solar production here is amazing. Since every unused kWh of power is credited at 1 for 1 with the retail power price this puts some serious cash in your pocket. Sadly with the new NEM-2 rules you must switch to time of use billing to go solar which does reduce returns however, only by about 10% and with excellent sun exposure this is more than made up for. Currently there is also the 30% federal solar tax credit covering 30% of the whole cost when you do your taxes. With many legislatures trying to kill off these incentives the time to go solar is now.
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 Huntington Beach 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 Huntington Beach, 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 Huntington Beach, 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 8.11kW solar system in Huntington Beach, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $201, 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
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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 8.11kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Huntington Beach, 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.