Solar power in San Ramon, California
Pacific Gas & Electric provide a net metering program to their solar customers in San Ramon. Net metering credits each kWh of excess solar generation exported to the grid cancelling the cost of another kWh. If in a given month more energy is exported than consumed from the grid credit can be used to offset future bills within the same 12 month billing cycle. If credit remains at the end of the 12 months PG&E will deposit the money into your account. Sadly with the new NEM-2 rules new solar customers with an Investor Owned Utility (most people) must switch to time of use billing reducing the returns by about 10% however, with declining equipment prices and great solar production in San Ramon installing a solar system is still a great investment.
The federal solar tax credit allows anyone with a taxable income to claim 30% of the system cost as a deduction to federal taxes. This incentive can be used over several years and always covers 30% no matter the system size. Incentives in San Ramon make solar an excellent home investment so don't wait for them to expire.
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 Ramon 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 Ramon, 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 Ramon, 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 4.59kW solar system in San Ramon, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $132, 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
6 Years 8 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 4.59kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in San Ramon, 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.
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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.