Solar power in Oakley, California
Pacific Gas & Electric provide net metering to their customers going solar in Oakley. Net metering credits unused solar generation sent to the grid at the retail rate for power. In each billing month you are either billed or credited still at the retail rate if more power has been exported then drawn. Credit can be applied to future bills within the same 12 month billing cycle. Remaining credit at the end of the 12 months is deposited into your account. PG&E have unfortunately adopted the new NEM-2 rules making new solar customers switch to time of use billing. This new rule change has reduced net metering returns by about 10% fortunately, with equipment costs declining and great sun exposure the losses are easily compensated for.
You may also claim 30% of the total system costs as a reduction to your federal taxes. The federal solar tax credit has no system size limitations and can be used in parts over several years. Net metering and 30% of the system costs covered make solar an excellent choice for a home investment. If you're still on the fence entering your zip code and getting an estimate can be a great way to work out where you stand.
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 Oakley 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 Oakley, California in 2018 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 Oakley, 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 4.52kW solar system in Oakley, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $131, 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 8 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 4.52kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Oakley, CA that provide pricing through the Solar-Estimate marketplace
Average total cost of solar panel installation in California
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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:
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.