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The state of solar in Huntington Beach

Living in Hunting Beach gives you access to plenty of sunshine throughout the year. With an average of 281 sunny days annually,* the are provides a prime opportunity to benefit from solar power. Around 97% of the rooftops in Huntington Beach are also solar-viable,* a point that’s sure to help the city meet California’s goal of running on 100% clean energy by 2045.

How much solar energy does Huntington Beach produce?

Huntington Beach only ranks 70th in the state for solar capacity, but it ranks 3rd in Orange County.* Orange County has 2.8 MW of installed solar capacity total. Hunting Beach has around 2,600 solar installations.*

In 2019, the Huntington Beach Advanced Energy Community project designed an energy community that utilizes solar energy storage and reduces electrical demand in Oak View by 94%.

What are the advantages of going solar in Huntington Beach?

Many Huntington Beach residents have decided to switch to solar energy to save money on their monthly electricity bills.

Installing solar panels could produce 20-year savings of up to $44,000, which significantly outweighs the initial costs of purchasing these panels. A 5 kW solar system in Huntington Beach has the potential to pay for itself in just 7 to 8 years.* After the break-even point, those savings are money in your pocket.

Going solar will also reduce your home’s carbon footprint as solar energy is carbon neutral. If Huntington Beach reached its maximum solar potential, carbon emissions would decrease by 427,000 metric tons, the equivalent of removing 90,200 cars from the road for an entire year.*

How much does solar cost in Huntington Beach?

The state of solar in Huntington Beach

The cost of a home solar system can vary, even in the same city, due to a range of factors. These include:

  • Quality of the solar system’s panels and parts

  • Weather

  • Angle of the roof

  • Roof space

  • Household’s energy needs

To help you understand the price of going solar in your area, we've analyzed SunPower price quotes, as well as quotes gathered by third-party sources for thousands of homeowners across the country.*

In Huntington Beach, we found that the cost of installing a 5 kW solar system ranges from $13,950 to $38,550, or in other words, from $2.79 to $7.71 per watt. And that's before considering the benefits of any available tax credits or incentives.

The state of California and the U.S. government offer a few monetary incentives to encourage homeowners to switch to solar. The Single-Family Affordable Solar Housing (SASH) program allows low-income Southern California Edison (SCE) customers to receive a $3 per watt rebate for systems up to 5 kW in size.

Additionally, a 26% Federal Incentive Tax Credit is available at the national level, and the Solar Energy System Property Tax Exclusion ensures you won’t have to pay any additional property taxes on the added property value of your solar system.*

What’s the best way to go solar in Huntington Beach?

If you're ready to install a solar panel system, the next step is to determine the right solar PV setup for your home. You’ll need to consider factors such as your available roof space, average energy usage and property size, as well as if you want onsite battery storage, a grid-tied system, or both.

Working with an experienced solar provider is the best way to find the best solar system for your energy needs and desired budget. They can provide answers to all your questions, a custom solar design, price and savings quote, and an overview of any potential savings opportunities.

Go solar today—schedule a free consultation to get started. We’ll follow up with a quick call to schedule a time that works with your schedule. You can also call us directly at (800) 786-7693.

  • *. Best Places. Climate in Huntington Beach, CA. April 2021.
  • *. Project Sunroof data explorer (November 2018).
  • *. Orange County Register. Does your city generate a lot of solar energy? Rankings offer surprises. June 2020.
  • *. Project Sunroof data explorer (November 2018).
  • *. Energy Sage. Solar Panels in Huntington Beach, CA, April 2021.
  • *. Project Sunroof data explorer (November 2018).
  • *. Local Solar Installers 2020/2021, Solar Reviews 2021, Energy Sage 2021, Wood Mackenzie 2020, National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2020
  • *. Incentives, rebates, and tax credits vary and are subject to change. Consult your tax advisor regarding the solar tax credit and how it applies to your specific circumstances. Visit dsireusa.org for detailed solar policy information.
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