Solar power in Pasadena, California
The City of Pasadena offer a great net metering program to their solar customers. 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.
You may also claim 30% of the system as a deduction to federal taxes. The federal solar tax credit may be used over several years and will always cover 30% regardless of system size. Pasadena Water & Power are ending their solar incentive program on the 31st of december so don't wait another minute!
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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena, 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 Pasadena, 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 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 solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
Cash - after 30% solar tax credit
5 Years 3 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 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 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|
|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.