Solar power in Orange, California
Orange lays in the territory of SCE meaning residents and business owners can benefit from one for one net metering with the retail power price under SCE's program. Net metering in California means that the amount of power your solar system exports is subtracted by how much power you consume from the grid and you are billed or paid for the surplus. With excellent solar production net metering can make you a lot of money. Unfortunately under the new NEM-2 laws customers must switch to time of use billing damaging returns by about 10% however, with solar panel prices decreasing and southern California having a lot of sunshine solar is still one of the best possible home investments you can make. The federal solar tax credit is also available covering 30% of the total costs, with many trying to kill off solar incentives the time to go solar is now!
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 Orange 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 Orange, 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 Orange, 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 2.62kW solar system in Orange, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $69, 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
7 Years 7 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 2.62kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Orange, 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:
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.