Solar power in San Ramon, California
Pacific Gas & Electric provide a net metering program to their solar customers in San Ramon.
The federal solar tax credit allows anyone with a taxable income to claim part of the system cost — 26% in 2020, or 22% in 2021 — as a deduction to federal taxes. This incentive can be used over several years and covers any system size.
Incentives in San Ramon make solar an excellent home investment, so don't wait for them to expire.
Net Metering Broken Down
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, under 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 average cost of installing residential solar panels in San Ramon,
California in 2020 is
$2.72 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
(after claiming 26% tax credit and other rebates)
The 26% federal solar tax credit explained
If you have a federal income tax liability, 26% of the cost of your solar system can be claimed as a deduction to your taxes. This incentive is claimed when you do your taxes. In order to receive the tax credit quicker it's best to do your taxes as soon as possible after installation.What if my tax liability is less than 26% of my systems cost
There is the option to claim this incentive over several years if your tax liability is less than 26% of the system cost.
How much will solar panels on my home save me?
The answer to this question depends on your electricity usage. Generally speaking the greater your power usage the greater the potential savings from installing solar.
The average monthly usage in California is only 573kWh per month however, you are most likely using a lot more than this since this average includes condos and small apartments.
The San Ramon solar panel savings calculator below will convert your monthly power spend into power usage (in kWh's) and then work out exactly how many solar panels you need to offset your usage, how much they will cost based on the prices of local solar companies and the amount you will save. Our California solar savings calculator can do this because it contains a database of the electric rates charged by Pacific Gas & Electric Co
How much can solar panels save you in San Ramon
What does the cost of a real solar system look like?
Facts about installing a 6.68kW solar system in San Ramon, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $192, however your situation may vary so try our San Ramon solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
5 Years 2 Months
Average payback time
Annual power production
Levelized cost of solar energy
If you don't get solar
Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 6.68kW 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 San Ramon
After 26% solar tax credit
After 26% solar tax credit
Find out what system size you need for your home
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|
|Property Tax Exclusion for Solar Energy Systems||State||Property Tax Incentive|
|Sonoma County - Energy Independence Program||Local||PACE Financing|
|NEM 2.0||State||Net Metering|
|*Under Revision* Marin Clean Energy - Feed-in-Tariff||Local||Performance-Based Incentive|
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.