Southern california solar companies are growing rapidly to meet the residential and business power demands for the region.
Due to its abundant sunshine and desert climate, souther California is an ideal location for grid-tied solar installation. Electricity rates are relatively high and this makes solar very attractive. You’ll enjoy a $0 or very low power bill for the 25 or 30 year life of the system. For example, if you spend $200 per month for electricity with a utility, then you will spend $81,979 over 25 years, including a low annual price inflation rate of 2.5%. No matter how you calculate it, you will save money with a $5,000 to $25,000 solar panel system. Forget the confusing and distracting cost per kilo-watt (kW) comparisons. Remember, you can pay the utility for 25 years, with annual price increases, or you can pay a lot less for solar power. You’ll also get some great tax credits and cash rebates, and you will increase the value of your home.
The main electric utilities serving southern California are Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas and Electric and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Solar rebates currently range from $1.90 to $2.20 per watt in southern California. Combine this with the Federal energy tax credit, and you should expect to save about 50% off the cost to install solar.