Cost of solar in Long Beach, CA

Electricity Consumption in Long 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 Long Beach, California

Southern California Edison's net metering program values each kWh of excess solar generation sent to the grid at the retail power price. When more energy is exported than drawn credit is still provided at retail value to future bills. At the end of the yearly billing cycle remaining credit is deposited into your account at 3-4 cents per kWh. Under the new NEM-2 rules customers must switch to time of use billing to install solar resulting in about a 10% decrease in returns however, with great sun exposure in Long Beach net metering is still very profitable.

With the federal ITC 30% of the system cost can be claimed as a deduction to your federal tax liability, this incentive can be stretched over several years to suit anyones financial standpoint. Incentives make solar in Long Beach a no brainer. Even if you still aren't sure about signing up a free estimate by entering your zip code below can never hurt.

Even if you are not convinced about solar we recommend that at the very least you use the solar panel calculator for Long Beach to find out:

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Solar power in California

The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Long Beach, California in 2020 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 Long Beach, CA is $13,600. (before claiming 26% tax credit and other rebates)

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Facts about installing a 8.38kW solar system in Long Beach, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $192, however your situation may vary so try our Long Beach solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.

$16,061

Net cost of system
Cash - after 26% solar tax credit

6 Years 2 Months

Average payback time

12,659
kWh

Annual power production


/kWh

levilized cost of solar energy

32¢
/kWh

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 8.38kW system

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

$79,335

(Prices shown after repayments of capital)

 


 

Solar companies in Long Beach, CA that provide pricing through the Solar-Estimate marketplace

291

 


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Average total cost of solar panel installation in California

System Size Cash purchase
After 26% solar tax credit
Financed purchase
After 26% solar tax credit
3kw $6,416 $6,929
4kw $8,377 $9,047
5kw $10,286 $11,109
6kw $12,077 $13,043
7kw $13,831 $14,937
8kw $15,451 $16,687
9kw $17,050 $18,414
10kw $18,500 $19,980

 

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
Property Tax Exclusion for Solar Energy Systems State Property Tax Incentive
Sonoma County - Energy Independence Program Local PACE Financing
NEM 2.0 State Net Metering
LADWP - Solar Incentive Program Utility Rebate Program

Please keep in mind that the best source of up-to-date information on incentives are the solar installers who specialize in your area.