Solar power in Palmdale, California
SCE provide net metering to their Palmdale customers, making it easy for them to wipe out their electric bills with solar.
There is also the federal solar tax credit covering part of the total system cost - 26% in 2020.
In Palmdale, solar systems usually pay for themselves within 5-6 years then afterwards you receive no power bill.
Even if you still aren't 100% sure, getting a free estimate by entering your address into our solar calculator can never hurt.
Net Metering Broken Down
Under SCE's net metering program, Palmdale customers are credited for every kWh sent to the grid at retail value.
When more power is exported than drawn in a month, credit is provided at the same rate to future bills.
At the end of the yearly billing cycle remaining credit is deposited into your account at about 3-4 cents per kWh.
SCE make their customers switch to time of use billing before installing solar under NEM-2 rules, reducing net metering returns by about 10%; however, with great sun exposure in Palmdale, net metering still remains very profitable.
The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Palmdale,
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 Palmdale, 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 Palmdale 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 Azusa, City of Burbank Water and Power, City of Glendale, City of Pasadena, City of Vernon, LADWP (City of Los Angeles), Southern California Edison Co
How much can solar panels save you in Palmdale
What does the cost of a real solar system look like?
Facts about installing a 8.09kW solar system in Palmdale, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $220, however your situation may vary so try our Palmdale solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
5 Years 4 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 8.09kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Palmdale, CA that provide pricing through the Solar-Estimate marketplace.
Average total cost of solar panel installation in Palmdale
After 26% solar tax credit
After 26% solar tax credit
Find out what system size you need for your home
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|
|Property Tax Exclusion for Solar Energy Systems||State||Property Tax Incentive|
|Sonoma County - Energy Independence Program||Local||PACE Financing|
|NEM 2.0||State||Net Metering|
|LADWP - Solar Incentive Program||Utility||Rebate Program|
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.