Cost of solar in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Electricity Consumption in Rancho Cucamonga
Electricity Consumption by California residents averages 573 kWh per month. It ranks #2 in the nation for savings from installing solar panels on the home.
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Solar power in Rancho Cucamonga, California
Both RCMU and Southern California Edison both have a solid net metering plan for its solar customers. Net metering requires your utility to credit you 1 for 1 with each kWh exported to the grid and credit you for the excess after wiping out your nighttime or cloudy day power bill. RCMU's net metering plan is slightly better as it doesn't require customers to switch to time of use billing which reduces returns by about 10%.
The generous solar system rebate program offered by RCMU in 2017 has now ended after successfully meeting the City's targets, and more than 1 Megawatt of solar will be installed to the end of 2018.
However, despite the end of the rebate program, solar remains a very attractive proposition for nearly all home owners in the City of Rancho Cucamonga due to the exceptional levels of sunshine and the relatively high cost of utility power. Projections of system payback time using the Solar Estimate Calculator continue to indicate a full cost recovery time of 5-7 years, which is then followed by 20 or more years of virtually free power.
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 Rancho Cucamonga 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 Rancho Cucamonga, 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 Rancho Cucamonga, CA is $18,150. (before claiming 30% tax credit and other rebates)
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Facts about installing a 7.4kW solar system in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $226, 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 7 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 7.4kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Rancho Cucamonga, 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.