Solar power in Poway, California
SDG&E provides a net metering program in Poway making solar a great home investment. Net metering requires your utility to record how much power your solar system exports to the grid and how much your home draws from the grid. Power exported to the grid is subtracted by power drawn and that's how much your bill is. Since usually more power is exported than drawn SDG&E will then write you a check at their retail power rate. With the new NEM-2 rules new solar customers must switch to time of use billing which reduces returns by about 10% however, with amazing sun exposure and equipment prices decreasing solar is still an excellent investment. With such high amounts of sunshine net metering will save you a lot of money. 30% of the total system cost can also be claimed under the federal solar tax credit(can be spread out over time). With many incentives set to expire it's best not to wait.
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 Poway 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 Poway, 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 Poway, 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 7.74kW solar system in Poway, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $258, 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
4 Years 4 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 7.74kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Poway, 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.