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When you think about Anaheim, California, you may think of Disneyland and lots of glorious sunshine. That’s right, Anaheim is the home of Disneyland… and expensive power bills. In fact, the rate of electricity for an average homeowner in Anaheim is 27.78% greater than the national average rate. So what to do about those high bills in a place with lots of great sunshine? It’s time to put that sunshine to work for your home in Anaheim.
If you’re wondering if solar panels are worth the investment for your home, keep reading. We’re about to find out all the reasons solar panels are worth it in Anaheim and how you can go solar easily and affordably no matter what your energy goals are.
California is one of the best places in the country to go solar, including Anaheim. This is due to several reasons, and here are some of the best:
California energy prices are around 29% higher than the national average, with an upward trend over the last decade. In comparison to the rest of the nation, the change in California electric prices over the years soared well above the rest of the nation.
California, on average, has plenty of year round sunshine that can be used to convert to energy. With around 275 days per year of sunny days, California is a prime location in the U.S. for installing solar panels.
California has the most amount of blackouts in the nation, clocking in over 4,000 in the last decade, and climbing (Eaton).
As of 2020, solar is now mandatory on every new home built in California. Don’t be left in the dark when everyone else on your block is harnessing the power of the sun, especially during all those blackouts.
Renewable energy is good for the environment: it produces no waste in the air, oceans and land like oil and gas. California is one of the most progressive states in the nation for renewable energy policies, and ranks second only after Washington for installed renewable energy capacity.
As with any other technology, the more it develops, the more affordable it becomes. The solar technology field has made huge advancements over the last few decades, making it more reliable, affordable and more appealing than ever. Whether it’s the newest solar panel technology, or the Enphase Encharge and Tesla Powerwall batteries, you’ll be satisfied with your purchase. Choosing an Anaheim solar company like ADT Solar who only uses the latest technology with the most reputable brands will give you peace of mind in your investment. Plus puts the power in your hands with advanced app monitoring technologies.
California has state-wide solar programs that make the investment of going solar worthwhile. Take advantage of local utility rebates, the 30% federal tax credit and net metering: a program that allows you to sell back your unused energy to the utility company. Make the utility company your customer and reduce or zero out your monthly electricity bill.
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In addition to all the great reasons for going solar if you live in California, the city of Anaheim encourages its residents to go solar by offering plenty of great incentives. Here are the ones available to you, as well as others that may be available through your utility company.
Net metering in California is part of the reason you’ll start to see the investment in your solar panel purchase. Net metering was put in place in 2016 by the California Public Utility Commission, and the current version is NEM 2.0.
It works like this: for every kilowatt-hour (kWh) of solar electricity you feed into your utility company’s grid, you get a bill credit for one kWh of utility-generated electricity. This means that with the right size solar system, you can drastically reduce, zero out, or come out with a negative electricity bill each month.
“Anaheim Public Utilities has supported more than 3,500 customers installing solar since the early 2000s.These residential and commercial systems total almost 35 megawatts (MW) of clean renewable energy, producing more than 50,000,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) annually, which equates to a reduction of 35,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually.”
As of January 2021, Anaheim only offers NEM 2.0 for new solar installations. Anaheim residents also can take advantage of a solar battery with the energy storage rebate offer.
The best solar incentive in the nation, not just California, is the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) offered by the United States federal government. This federal tax credit is available to California home and business owners and offers a generous 30% credit of the entire solar system cost, including a battery system.* The 30% tax credit applies as long as the home solar system is installed by December 31, 2032. And it’s retroactive to projects installed in 2022 before the law was passed. The value of the tax credit will step down to 26% in 2033 and 22% in 2034.**
Solar panels are completely property tax exempt in the state of California. That means that if you own a home in Anaheim, unlike some other states, you can add solar panels to your home and get all the benefits without having to pay additional property taxes.
(Under the Property Tax Exclusion for Solar Energy Systems, 100% of the assessed value of the solar system is exempt from the homeowner’s property taxes.)
Wildfires and other issues are causing more blackouts than ever in California, which means homeowners are looking for peace of mind when it comes to home energy solutions.
It makes sense that residents of California (the Blackout Queen) have been on the hunt for alternatives rather than reliance on their utility grid for power. The best solution out there is a solar panel system with a solar battery backup like the Enphase Encharge or Tesla Powerwall.
There is even more good news for California when it comes to solar batteries. Unlike in most other states, California offers a generous incentive for adding a battery to your solar system.
This incentive is called the Self-Generation Incentive Program and in preparation for the next wildfire season, the CPUC has authorized funding of more than $1 billion through 2024 for SGIP.
How do you take advantage of this incentive? Talk to a Solar Sales Specialist about your options.
Choosing a solar company for your area can be intimidating, so here are the most important points to remember during your search for an Anaheim solar company.
Since 2008, ADT Solar has a proven history and reputation for providing quality service, and was ranked #2 for 2021 Solar Power World’s Top Residential Solar Installer in the United States. We are proud to offer some of the best warranties you can find in the solar industry and only use products that offer the same.
If you’re ready to take the next step, or even if you’re considering what it would take to get you there, contact a Solar Sales Specialist at ADT Solar. We’re ready to answer any questions you have about the process and we make going solar easy. We install solar and roofs in Anaheim and surrounding areas. Contact us today to see if we service your area and get a free customized solar quote.
*Tax and credits or incentives including those provided by federal, state, or local governments may change or end. This can impact the amount of money you might save. Consult a tax professional to understand any tax liability or eligibility for any tax credits that may result from the purchase of your solar system.
**If you have taxable income and own the system, you may qualify for the federal investment tax credit (ITC). It is your responsibility to determine your eligibility and to apply. Consult a qualified tax professional for assistance and details.