Solar power in Sylmar, California
LADWP offers a rebate and a net metering program for their solar customers. Current rebates are $250 per kW for residential installations and $300 for commercial. Already on a common 6kW system that's a $1,500 discount. LADWP's net metering program credits each kWh of solar generation exported to the grid at the retail value. After enough kWh are exported to cover your night time bill each kWh beyond this point receives retail value. You can carry credit forward for future bills or have the money transferred to your account. Being a municipal utility customers don't need to switch to time of use billing unfortunately, those of you just outside the city in SCE territory do however, the returns are only lowered by about 10%.
After factoring in your rebate 30% of the remaining costs can be claimed as a tax deduction under the federal solar tax credit. This incentive has no size limitations on your solar system and can be used over several years. With rebate funding in the final 10% don't wait any longer, incentives won't be this good again!
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 Sylmar 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 Sylmar, 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 Sylmar, 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 6.52kW solar system in Sylmar, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $150, 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
5 Years 9 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 6.52kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Sylmar, 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|
|LADWP - Solar Incentive Program||Utility||Rebate Program|
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.