Solar power in Manteca, California
Manteca residents can use PG&E's net metering program for great savings from solar.
Furthermore, the federal ITC allows for part of the system cost to be claimed as a deduction to federal taxes - 26% in 2020, and 22% in 2021. This incentive may be used over several years to suit anyone's tax liability.
Thanks to these incentives, solar systems generally pay for themselves in as little as 5-6 years in Manteca.
There will never be a better time to go solar, even if you still aren't convinced a free estimate by entering your address into our calculator can never hurt!
Net Metering Broken Down
PG&E offer 1 for 1 value with their retail power rate for each kWh of excess power.
When more power is exported to the grid than drawn credit is applied to future bills still at retail value. At the end of the yearly billing cycle remaing credit is valued at 3-4 cents and deposited into your account.
Unfortunately, PG&E does make its customers switch to time of use billing before installing solar; however, this only reduces returns by about 10%. Solar is still one of the best home investments one can make.
The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Manteca,
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 Manteca, CA
(after claiming 26% tax credit and other rebates)
The 26% federal solar tax credit explained
If you have a federal income tax liability, 26% of the cost of your solar system can be claimed as a deduction to your taxes. This incentive is claimed when you do your taxes. In order to receive the tax credit quicker it's best to do your taxes as soon as possible after installation.What if my tax liability is less than 26% of my systems cost
There is the option to claim this incentive over several years if your tax liability is less than 26% of the system cost.
How much will solar panels on my home save me?
The answer to this question depends on your electricity usage. Generally speaking the greater your power usage the greater the potential savings from installing solar.
The average monthly usage in California is only 573kWh per month however, you are most likely using a lot more than this since this average includes condos and small apartments.
The Manteca solar panel savings calculator below will convert your monthly power spend into power usage (in kWh's) and then work out exactly how many solar panels you need to offset your usage, how much they will cost based on the prices of local solar companies and the amount you will save. Our California solar savings calculator can do this because it contains a database of the electric rates charged by City of Lodi, Modesto Irrigation District, Pacific Gas & Electric Co
How much can solar panels save you in Manteca
What does the cost of a real solar system look like?
Facts about installing a 8.6kW solar system in Manteca, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $263, however your situation may vary so try our Manteca solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
4 Years 9 Months
Average payback time
Annual power production
Levelized cost of solar energy
If you don't get solar
Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 8.6kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Manteca, CA that provide pricing through the Solar-Estimate marketplace.
Average total cost of solar panel installation in Manteca
After 26% solar tax credit
After 26% 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:
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.