Installing a Solar Cell on a Roof
February 23, 2023

If you’ve been thinking about a solar panel installation for your Davis, Dixon, or Vacaville, California home, now is the perfect time. Solar panels are really worth the cost thanks to the excellent savings they provide, and right now, you can save even more with solar incentives like the federal solar tax credit. 

The current tax credits and solar incentives available make installing solar worth a second look, even if it wasn’t practical for you in the past. 

Top Solar Panel Benefits in California

Solar panels are worth it in California! Here’s why: 

Secure Your Energy Savings for Decades

One of the most compelling arguments for installing solar today is the ability to reduce your energy costs and lock in savings for decades. With the volatility of energy prices and outside influences on energy markets, having your own energy generation system on your roof makes a ton of sense. 

Federal Tax Credits Reduce Upfront Costs Dramatically

The new federal solar tax credit reduces what you owe in federal taxes by 30% of your solar installation costs! The solar tax credit covers solar panels and batteries, making it easier than ever to add solar to your home. 

Net Metering Puts Excess Energy in the Bank

Net metering is another major solar panel benefit in California. Net metering is a solar incentive program through which the excess energy generated by your panels is sold back to your utility company and appears on your bill as a credit. 

California’s net metering laws are about to change with the latest version of the incentive, Net Energy Metering (NEM) 3.0, which will be implemented on April 13, 2023. NEM 3.0 will reduce export rates for solar customers. If you don't submit your interconnection agreement by this deadline, you will lose 75% to 90% of the payment you receive from PG&E for the extra solar power you produce. Schedule your solar panel installation with Greiner ASAP to beat the deadline! 

Solar Panels & Battery Backup Provide Peace of Mind

Rolling blackouts and scheduled outages are now a part of everyday life in California. With solar panels and storage batteries in place, you’ll have backup power during an outage. Solar panels connected to batteries can also help offset expensive time-of-use rate premiums, keeping your overall costs down.

Increase Your Home’s Value

Many homebuyers now include solar energy as a must-have for their new home. Homes that have solar panels often enjoy a higher value by thousands of dollars when compared to similar properties without solar. 

Solar Panels Benefit the Environment 

By tapping into the sun’s clean renewable energy, you’ll be cutting your carbon footprint considerably. As the world moves toward electrification and clean energy sources in homes, we can step away from many high-carbon emission activities and help keep our environment clean.

What Is the Average Cost of Solar Panels in California?

Solar panel systems can vary significantly depending on the size of the system you install and the amount of energy you need for your home. To find out how much solar panels cost for your home, reach out to Greiner today. We would be happy to provide a free solar panel cost estimate.  

Get Professional Solar Installation with Greiner 

Take advantage of our years of solar installation experience at Greiner Heating and Cooling. From the first appointment, to sizing and estimating, installation, and help with accessing incentives, our solar team has you covered! Our customers have trusted us with their home comfort for more than 20 years and we earn that trust each day.

Start saving with solar panels! Call 707-678-1784 or contact us to request a free solar estimate.

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