Solar power in Rocklin, California
PG&E offer their solar customers in Rocklin a net metering program. Each kWh of solar generation not used by the home is exported to the grid at the retail value for power. Usually more power is exported than drawn from the grid giving you credit you can apply to future bills within the same 12 month billing cycle. If credit remains at the end of the 12 months PG&E will pay you. With the new NEM-2 rules new solar customers must switch to time of use billing hurting the returns by about 10% luckily, this isn't very much and declining equipment prices and great solar production in California more than make up for this.
You may also claim 30% of the total system cost as a tax deduction under the federal solar tax credit. This incentive can be spread over several tax periods and always covers 30% no matter the system size. With incentives like these you have to be mad not to go solar.
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 Rocklin 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 Rocklin, 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 Rocklin, 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 10.76kW solar system in Rocklin, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $275, 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 11 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 10.76kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Rocklin, 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|
|SMUD - PV Residential Retrofit Buy-Down||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.