Solar power in Palm Springs, California
Palm Springs is an amazing place to go solar with excellent sun shine and excellent incentives. You'll be happy to hear that solar produces about 30%-40% more power than in places such as New York and Rhode-Island and combined with net metering your savings are huge. If you're utility is an investor owned utility such as Southern California Edison you can receive net metering crediting you for any surplus power exported to the grid with their retail power rate. Unfortunately investor owned utilities have moved to NEM-2 net metering which is slightly less profitable but only around 10% so solar still remains an excellent investment in your region of the country.
Since most homeowners are away from home during the day when solar is producing the most power net metering becomes a massive incentive and will make you a lot of money. There is also a 30% federal tax credit on solar covering 30% of the costs. A big reason people choose not to go solar is they don't know how long they'll be in their current home. If you install solar on your home and decide to sell later it will still remain as a profitable investment since solar adds a great deal of value to your home so even if the 30% tax credit and net metering are yet to pay off your system your investment will still be very profitable.
Even if you are not convinced about solar we recommend that at the very least you use the solar panel calculator for Palm Springs 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 Palm Springs 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 Palm Springs, 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 Palm Springs, 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 8.73kW solar system in Palm Springs, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $298, however your situation may vary so try our Palm Springs 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 8.73kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Palm Springs, 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.