Solar power in San Bernardino, California
Southern California Edison offers a net metering program for its solar customers in San Bernardino. Net metering credits each surplus kWh or solar generation sent to the grid at 1 for 1 with another kWh pulled from the grid eg, at night. Excess kWh's after covering your bill are still credited at the retail power rate and credit may be deposited directly into your account at the end of each 12 month cycle or carried forward to offset future bills for up to one year. Sadly with the new NEM-2 rules new solar customers must switch to time of use billing which hurts returns by about 10% however, this is miniscule and with solar becoming cheaper and excellent sun exposure installing solar is still a great investment.
The 30% federal solar tax credit is also available in San Bernardino. There are no size limitations to the federal solar tax credit, even if your system is 200kW you still receive the full 30%. You can claim up to 30% of the system cost over several years if you wish eg, 10% each year over 3 years. Current incentives make solar a no brainer investment and with utilities and legislatures trying to end solar don't wait any longer!
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 San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino, 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 San Bernardino, 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 7.5kW solar system in San Bernardino, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $229, 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 7.5kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in San Bernardino, 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.