Solar power in Pasadena, California
The City of Pasadena offer a great net metering program to their solar customers, making it easy for homeowners to wipe out their electric bills with solar.
You may also claim part of the system cost as a deduction to federal taxes — 26% in 2020, or 22% in 2021. The federal solar tax credit may be used over several years and will always cover the percentage applicable that year, regardless of system size.
Net Metering Broken Down
Each kWh of unused solar generation is sent to the grid offsetting the cost of another kWh drawn from the grid at a later time. If more power is sent to the grid than drawn the customer will receive credit at the retail value in the form of credit to future bills or cash.
Pasadena runs a Renewable Energy Credit program where they pay retail value for surplus credit plus 2.5 cents per kWh making their net metering program one of the best in the country. You may also select between a rebate of $300 per kW or a 9.6 cent tariff added to your net metering in essentially meaning net metering x2.
The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Pasadena,
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 Pasadena, 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena
What does the cost of a real solar system look like?
Facts about installing a 12.33kW solar system in Pasadena, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $281, however your situation may vary so try our Pasadena solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
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 12.33kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Pasadena, CA that provide pricing through the Solar-Estimate marketplace.
Average total cost of solar panel installation in Pasadena
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.