Solar power in Lancaster, California
Lancaster being serviced by SCE offers full 1 for 1 net metering to their customers who choose to install solar. Net metering requires the utility to credit you 1 for 1 with their retail power price for excess energy sent to their grid. The new NEM-2 rules do damage returns by about 10% as it makes customers switch to time of use billing to install solar. With excellent sun exposure net metering will still have excellent returns compared to other US cities. There is also the 30% federal solar tax credit covering 30% of the system cost when you do your taxes. With these incentives solar is a must have!
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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster, 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 Lancaster, 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 8.01kW solar system in Lancaster, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $218, 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
6 Years 5 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 8.01kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Lancaster, 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.
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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.