Solar power in Sun City, California
Southern california Edison provides a net metering program to their customers who choose to install solar. This net metering agreement means your utility values unused solar generation sent to the grid at the retail value for power. Since most homeowners are away from the house during the day and with great sun cover in Sun city a lot of energy is sent to the grid offsetting your bill. If more energy is sent to the grid than drawn SCE will continue crediting each kWh at their retail value in the form of credit to future bills within the same 12 month cycle. Any remaining credit at the end of the 12 months is deposited into your account. The new NEM-2 rules do reduce net metering returns by about 10% by making customers switch to time of use billing to go solar. Since equipment prices are falling and solar irradiation levels being so high in Southern California solar is still a great investment.
30% of the system costs can be claimed as a deduction to federal taxes under the federal solar tax credit. There is no limit on system size to receive the full 30% and you may elect to use this incentive in increments. Incentives like these make solar a must have for your home and with SCE and other major utilities fighting to end net metering and incentive programs 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:
- 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 Sun City 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 Sun City, 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 Sun City, 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 2.08kW solar system in Sun City, 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
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 2.08kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Sun City, 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.