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California Solar Rebates, Solar Incentives, and Tax Credits

California Solar Rebates, Solar Incentives, and Tax Credits

California makes a lot of sense for solar power; not simply because there's plenty of sunshine, but there's also a growing need in urban centers to utilize more green power to reduce smog and improve air quality. Additionally, California has some of the highest electricity rates in the country as well as frequent blackouts during the summer in some areas. California has recognized this need and responded with some excellent incentive and rebate programs for solar power system owners.

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Solar Glossary

Researching solar technology, but not quite sure what photovoltaic means? Let us help you with the terms used in the solar industry today.

What is Photovoltaics and a Photovoltaic Cell?

What makes up a Photovoltaic System (PV)?

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Solar Financing Options

Are you looking to purchase a solar system? Here are some great options to help finance your solar energy system

Solar Power Purchase Agreements (SPPAs)
Solar Home Equity Loans
Solar Leasing
SRECs: Solar Renewable Energy Credits
PACE Municipal Financing
Peer to Peer Lending (P2P)
Feed-In Tariffs (FIT)


The cost of purchasing and installing a solar power system can usually be recouped over the life of the system, but with full home solar power systems costing as much as $30,000, making the move into solar power is a big commitment that you should consider thoroughly before pulling the trigger.

The first question on most consumers' minds will be "how much does it cost?" The answer to this question isn't as simple as it might seem. Everyone's energy usage is different, and depending on the size and type of roof you have, as well as your average daily exposure to sunlight, there's a lot to consider when putting together the perfect system to suit your needs.

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