Residential Solar Incentives in California
Tax Credits and Rebates for Residential Solar Panel Installation in California
Going solar does more than decrease your monthly energy bill and increase the overall value of your home. It also in many cases comes with federal tax incentives. When you purchase and install an eligible solar system in California, for example, including the solar photovoltaic systems offered by SunPower by Sun Solar – you can receive a federal investment tax credit that can cover 30% of the total cost.
Beyond this powerful federal tax credit, you may also be entitled to state and local residential solar incentives in California. The rebate and incentive amounts will vary based on your location and utility company, which is something you can discuss with one of our experienced Solar Educators. We can also walk you through the many other benefits of switching to solar and how solar works.
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Make Residential Solar More Affordable
California’s commitment to clean energy has led to the implementation of several statewide credits, incentives, and rebates. The Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) offers California homes a one-time, up-front rebate for installing an energy solar system, for example. Members of disadvantaged communities and low-income households who meet certain criteria may also be eligible for a one-time rebate that covers up to 100% of their solar system costs.
Solar systems tend to increase your home’s value, but you may understandably be concerned about consequent increases in property taxes that have the potential to offset energy savings. Under the Active Solar Energy Exclusion, your home’s property taxes will not increase until the end of the 2024 fiscal year if you add solar panels.
California also allows net energy metering. Put simply, you can send excess energy generated by your solar panels back to the electricity grid in exchange for credits on future utility bills. These credits can help you save money during periods of low solar power generation, including at night or during the winter.
These are just a few of the state-level residential solar incentives in California that may be available depending on your circumstances. Do not get overwhelmed or feel like you need to do extensive research to make the most of your investment! Our Solar Educators at SunPower by Sun Solar are familiar with all state and local incentives and can help you take advantage of every available opportunity.
Why SunPower by Sun Solar?
We are a locally-owned and -operated company that has helped thousands of Californians make the switch to solar. With industry-leading performance, industry-leading warranties, and an industry-certified design and installation team, we aim to make going solar as swift and affordable as possible. If you are thinking about installing residential solar panels, we encourage you to reach out to our Solar Educators to discuss your options. Leveraging all available incentives, we can help you find a solution that suits your budget and home’s unique needs. We will make every effort to maximize savings, which is why we offer zero-down and other financing options for qualified customers.