Go Solar In California

Homeowners Save Big With Solar In California

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CA residential electricity costs are 72% higher than the national average

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By 2030, CA utility rates are projected to increase by 30 – 40%

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California has an average of 260 sunny days each year.

*This does not include additional savings from local California solar rebate programs.

Solar Makes Sense For California Homeowners

It’s no secret to California homeowners that the cost of energy is a problem. Residential electricity rates in California, already the highest in the country, are rising at an alarming rate. Rolling blackouts and the threat of climate change are driving California homeowners to look for more reliable and renewable energy solutions. Fortunately, California is among the best places in the world to install residential solar panels. With its year-round sunshine and robust solar incentive programs, it’s no wonder that California leads the nation in solar energy generation. With some of the most generous incentive and tax credit programs in the country, combined with its famous year-round sunshine, there’s no better place than California to reap the benefits of home solar! By taking advantage of California solar incentives and rebates, homeowners can start saving on energy costs right away. Join the thousands of Californians who’ve already declared independence from utility companies by going solar with Zenernet!

See how much solar in California can save you.

California Solar Quick Facts

$12,112-$16,388

Average cost to install solar panels in California

5.93 Years

Average payback period

$44.7K-$60K

Average 20-year savings

83-113%

Average electricity bill offset

*Costs, payback periods, and savings vary based on county.

Is It Worth Going Solar In California?

Simply put, yes! Going solar in California is not only a wise financial decision today, but also an investment in your future energy needs. With electricity prices rising throughout the country and the cost of solar installation going down, now is the perfect time to switch to solar.

As one of the sunniest states in the country, California residents can comfortably generate clean, renewable energy throughout the year. On average, the Golden State receives 260 sun-filled days per year and nearly 6 hours of peak sunlight per day. With a Zenernet solar installation, California homeowners stand to generate up to 1.5 kilowatt-hours/day – enough to significantly offset your carbon emissions and live comfortably without the worry of high energy bills.

Not only does solar power help you save on your utility bills, but it can also increase the value of your home. Recent studies show that installing a solar system in your home can increase the value of your home by up to 4.1%. With the median home value in California nearing $800,000 in 2021, that’s a premium of more than $32,000!

Declaring energy independence, making a positive environmental impact, and building equity on your home are just a few of the reasons why going solar in California is worth the investment.

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Choosing The Right Solar Panels For Your Home

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When it comes to choosing the right solar equipment for your home, there is a lot to consider. Solar Panels – the most visible component of your system – are not one size fits all. Solar panels vary by type, appearance, performance, and cost.

In addition to the panels, there are several other essential components to your home solar system, including but not limited to the inverter, battery, and racking system. When it comes time to decide on the right equipment for your home, it’s important to remember that every home and location is unique.

At Zenernet, we work with you to design the perfect solar system for your unique needs. We partner with the leading solar equipment manufacturers on the market today to source the best quality solar equipment available. These partnerships allow our team of experts to create a custom combination of components for your home, so you only pay for the solar system you want – nothing more.

We are committed to facilitating a stress-free and transparent customer experience from start to finish. Book a no-pressure consultation to answer all your questions about going solar.

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California Solar Panel Tax Credits and Exemptions

Going solar doesn’t have to be a financial burden. With Zenernet, many homeowners can switch to solar with as little as zero money down and save money right away with solar from federal and state incentive programs.

Since implementing the Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) in 2006, the U.S. solar industry has grown by more than 10,000%. Due to the success of this program, homeowners will continue to benefit from this tax credit through 2024.

In addition to the federal solar tax credit, California has its own set of well-established solar incentives and rebates programs to help homeowners make the switch to solar and start saving money on their energy bills right away. By taking advantage of these incentive programs, Californians can significantly offset solar installation costs and see a return on their investment in as little as five years.

All Zenernet solar installations may qualify for the incentives listed below. In preparation for your solar installation, our team of energy experts will help you understand the solar incentive opportunities that are available to you.

Incentive What Qualifications How It Works Need to Know
Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) The ITC is a federal tax credit of 26% for solar systems installed on residential and commercial properties. The solar system must be: Installed between 2006–2024, located at a residential location in the U.S., and owned by the individual requesting credit (e.g., paid with cash or financing). The tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar credit claimed on your federal income taxes at the end of the year. The residential ITC drops to 22% in 2023 and ends in 2024.
Solar Energy System Property Tax Exclusion A CA-specific property tax exclusion for qualifying solar systems installed on a residential property. Applicants must have an “active solar energy system” - a system used to collect, store, and distribute solar energy in your home. With this exclusion, property taxes will not increase when you install solar in your home. This incentive will expire on January 1st, 2025.
Single-Family Affordable Solar Housing Program (SASH) The SASH program provides solar incentives to qualified low-income homeowners to offset the upfront cost of solar systems. Applicants must: Receive electrical service from PG&E, SCE, or SDG&E, own and live in their home, have a household income of 80% or less than area median income, and live in a home defined as "affordable housing." Qualified applicants can receive an incentive amount of approximately $3 per W of installed solar. The program will expire on December 31st, 2021.
Local Utility Company Rebates Many local municipalities in California offer residents cash incentives for new home solar systems. Qualification varies based on location and utility provider. Qualified homeowners are eligible for rebates anywhere from $500 to $0.95 per watt of installed capacity.

Why Choose Zenernet

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In California?

Become one of the thousands of California residents who are taking back their freedom – freedom from having to worry about outages and future utility rate increases. Take advantage of sunny weather, strong homeowners’ rights and property tax protections, and many local incentives. You can save thousands of dollars over the life of your solar installation, gain independence from your utility companies, and contribute to a better future!

You deserve the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you are no longer dependent on California utility companies to power your life and home. Take back your power with Zenernet solar and start saving thousands right away. Book a no-pressure consultation to answer all your questions about going solar.