How do I qualify for free solar in California? Eligible applicants must have a household income that is 80 percent or below the area median income, own and live in their home, receive electrical service from one of three investor owned utilities (PG&E, SCE, or SDG&E), and live in a home defined as “affordable housing” by California Public Utilities Code 2852.
Is it worth going solar in California? California consistently ranks among the best states in the country for solar-friendliness, and it’s currently the best place in the nation to convert to solar energy. Californians pay an average of $16,380 before the federal tax credit, or $12,121 after the credit.
What is the highest rated solar company in California?
- Momentum Solar. Our Score: 98 out of 100. Momentum Solar tops our list of solar companies in California because of its ease of system integration for first time solar users.
- Palmetto Solar. Our Score: 98 out of 100.
- Vivint Solar. Our Score: 95 out of 100.
- Sunrun. Our Score: 95 out of 100.
- SunLux. Score: 84 out of 100.
Is there a California state tax credit for solar? Though California does not offer a statewide solar tax credit, all residents are eligible for the current federal solar tax credit. The solar tax credit is worth 26% of the value of the system installed and can be claimed on federal tax returns.