Solar power in San Dimas, California
San Dimas residents and business owners have an excellent array of incentives when it comes to going solar. SCE offers net metering meaning the total amount of unused power sent to the grid is subtracted by how much energy is drawn from the grid and you are billed for the net amount. Net metering makes payback times on a standard size system only about 5-6 years. If more is exported than consumed the utility will either write you a check or you can use the credit on future bills for up to 12 months. Under the new NEM-2 rules new net metering customers must switch to time of use billing reducing returns by about 10% however, this is miniscule and with solar panels and equipment costs decreasing solar is still an excellent investment. Net metering also comes with the federal solar tax credit covering 30% of the system cost. With many utilities and politicians fighting to kill off these incentives it's best not to wait around.
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 Dimas 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 Dimas, 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 San Dimas, 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 3.07kW solar system in San Dimas, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $70, 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
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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 3.07kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in San Dimas, CA that provide pricing through the Solar-Estimate marketplace
Average total cost of solar panel installation in California
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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:
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.