Cost of solar in San Marcos, CA

Electricity Consumption in San Marcos

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 San Marcos, California

Going solar in San Marcos is made easier by SDG&E providing its customers with net metering providing retail value for each kWh of power exported to their grid. With power prices in California being what they are receiving credit at that value is a huge incentive. Sadly under the new NEM-2 rules to receive net metering with SDG&E customers must switch to time of use billing however, this only affects returns by about 10% and solar is still an excellent investment. There is also the federal 30% tax credit allowing you to claim 30% of the system cost as a tax deduction. Utilities in California are fighting hard to end net metering so the time to go solar is now!

Even if you are not convinced about solar we recommend that at the very least you use the solar panel calculator to find out:

 

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Solar power in California

The average cost of installing residential solar panels in San Marcos, 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 Marcos, CA is $18,150. (before claiming 30% tax credit and other rebates)

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Facts about installing a 5.28kW solar system in San Marcos, CA

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $176, however your situation may vary so try our solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.

$13,712

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

5 Years 9 Months

Average payback time

7,939
kWh

Annual power production


/kWh

levilized cost of solar energy

47¢
/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 5.28kW system

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

$74,190

(Prices shown after repayments of capital)

 


 

Solar companies in San Marcos, CA that provide pricing through the Solar-Estimate marketplace

273

 


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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.