Solar power in Valencia, California
Southern California Edison offer their solar customers a net metering program. Under net metering each kWh of unused solar generation is sent to the grid and credited at the retail power rate wiping out the cost of another kWh drawn from the grid for example at night. If in a given month more energy is sent to the grid than received credit is still given at the retail value to future bills within the same 12 month billing cycle. Any remaining credit at the end of those 12 months is deposited into your account. Sadly with the new NEM-2 net metering rules new solar customers must switch to time of use billing resulting in a loss of returns however, only by about 10% and with declining equipment costs solar is still one of the greatest home investment one can make.
30% of the system cost may also be claimed as a reduction to federal taxes. The federal solar tax credit can be spread over several years and always covers 30% of the cost no matter the system size. With incentives like these you'd be crazy not to go solar. Don't wait for these incentives to expire!
Even if you are not convinced about solar we recommend that at the very least you use the solar panel calculator for Valencia 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 Valencia 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 Valencia, 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 Valencia, 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 3kW solar system in Valencia, CA
This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $69, however your situation may vary so try our Valencia solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.
Net cost of system
Cash - after 30% solar tax credit
6 Years 4 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 3kW system
Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years
(Prices shown after repayments of capital)
Solar companies in Valencia, 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.