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Go Solar in California

Save Money with Home Solar in California!

Solar power saves you money, but people talk about how expensive it is. Not anymore. You can go solar in California without putting any money down, and pay for the cost over time with the money you save on electricity. If you’re ready to get a custom savings estimate for your home, click the button below.

How much money can you save with solar in California?

Check out the possible returns from the two best ways to go solar in California:

Here’s how it works:

Solar loans are now available with interest rates as low as 4%. You can get solar panels for no money down and pay over the next 15 years. Your loan payments will be equal to about what you save every month on your electric bill.

At the end of the first year, you get the Federal solar tax credit, equal to 30% of the cost of the system (about $4,800 for a typical system). That’s a huge amount of money in your pocket right away!

Every home is unique, and your savings may be different based on your roof size and unique needs. To get a custom estimate of your solar savings, click on the button below!

What if you want to pay up front instead?

A typical home in California needs a 5-kilowatt (kW) solar system to produce about half of its energy needs per year. That’s about $1,260 worth of savings every year—enough to pay back the initial cost of installing a system in just 9 years.

You put down $17,500, then get a rebate of $1,500 right away. Over the course of a year, you save $1,260 on electricity, and get a $4,800 tax break. After all those incentives, the 1st-year cost of that 5-kW system is just $9,940.

Why do you show 25 years of savings above?

Modern solar panels come with a 25-year warranty, which ensures you’ll keep saving for long into the future. That warranty is a promise that the panels will operate above 80% efficiency by the end of the 25-year period. In our calculations, we assume a standard 0.7% per year decrease in panel output, which is standard for the industry. Most quality solar panels should last for much longer than 25 years, extending your savings for another decade into the future.

Ready to get a custom quote for your home? Just click the button below and give us a few details so we can find the best deal for you!

Keep in mind, the numbers above are based on an average home in California. If you’re ready for a custom quote for a solar ppa, loan, or purchase, our network of experts are on call to assist you. Simply sign up for personalized assistance on our special solar deals page.

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