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%.

RCMU does offer a $1,210 per kW rebate covering about 30-40% of the total system cost upfront. There is also the 30% tax credit deducted after the rebate meaning about 65% of your system is covered within the first year. With sunny weather in Rancho Cucamonga net metering will usually pay for the rest of the system in about 2 years. Incentives like these are very rare and many legislatures view them as too generous so screw the saying “Good things come to those who wait”.

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Solar power in California

The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Rancho Cucamonga, California in 2018 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 2.32kW solar system in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $71, however your situation may vary so try our solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.

$6,577

Net cost of system
Cash - after 30% solar tax credit

6 Years 9 Months

Average payback time

3,579
kWh

Annual power production


/kWh

levilized cost of solar energy

42¢
/kWh

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 2.32kW system

Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years

$28,404

(Prices shown after repayments of capital)

 


 

Solar companies in Rancho Cucamonga, CA that provide pricing through the Solar-Estimate marketplace

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Average total cost of solar panel installation in California

System Size Cash purchase
After 30% solar tax credit
Financed purchase
After 30% solar tax credit
3kw $8,337 $9,004
4kw $10,808 $11,673
5kw $13,125 $14,175
6kw $15,246 $16,466
7kw $17,248 $18,628
8kw $19,096 $20,624
9kw $20,727 $22,385
10kw $22,260 $24,041

 

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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:
Incentive Name Eligibility Type
Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit Federal Personal Tax Credit
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Please keep in mind that the best source of up-to-date information on incentives are the solar installers who specialize in your area.