Solar power in Mission Viejo, California
Under service from Southern California Edison and towards the south of the city SDG&E Mission Viejo residents can benefit from 1 for 1 net metering. Net metering requires your utility to track how much energy you send to the grid and how much energy you consume from the grid and only bill you the net amount. Usually a solar system will export more energy than what is used in the home and your utility SCE or SDG&E will write you a check at the end of a 12 month billing cycle. Sadly under the new NEM-2 rules customers going solar must switch to time of use billing damaging returns by about 10% however, with such amazing solar production in southern California solar is still an excellent home investment. SDG&E and SCE are fighting very hard to kill off net metering, the time to go solar is now before it's too late.
Even if you are not convinced about solar we recommend that at the very least you use the solar panel calculator for Mission Viejo 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 Mission Viejo 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 Mission Viejo, 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 Mission Viejo, 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 8.85kW solar system in Mission Viejo, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $228, however your situation may vary so try our Mission Viejo solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
Cash - after 30% solar tax credit
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 8.85kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Mission Viejo, 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.