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    The City of Angels shines bright with solar energy

The state of solar in Los Angeles

Since Los Angeles experiences an average of 284 sunny days annually, the city relies on solar energy to power many of its homes and businesses.*

Despite Tinsel Town’s large solar output, the city still hasn’t reached its full solar potential. According to Google’s Project Sunroof, if 82% of buildings in the city were to install solar panels, the city could generate 15.5 million megawatt hours (MWh) yearly.*

  • *. BestPlaces: Climate in Los Angeles, California, August 2021)
  • *. Google, Project Sunroof data explorer (November 2018)

How much solar energy does Los Angeles produce?

According to the Environment America Research & Policy Center, in 2019, Los Angeles had enough solar systems to produce 483.8 MW. That’s enough to power over 134,000 homes and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 280,000 metric tons.*

The city’s largest solar plant is the Eland Solar and Storage facility, which can generate 400 MW and store 1,200 MWh of energy.

  • *. LADWP News: Los Angeles is #1 Nationwide in Solar for Third Consecutive Year (July 2020)

What are the advantages of going solar in Los Angeles?

The cost of solar systems in Los Angeles has dropped by 43% over the last five years, making now a great time to go solar.* The money you save by eliminating electricity bills could amount to $53,424 over the next 20 years. By saving that much, you could recuperate the cost of going solar within six years of installing a 5 kW solar system.*

If that’s not enough reason to go solar, bear in mind that solar installations increase property value. Depending on the type of system you install, your property’s value could rise by 4% or more.*

  • *. SEIA: California Solar (August 2021)
  • *. EnergySage: Solar Panels in Los Angeles, CA (August 2021)
  • *. Zillow, Homes with Solar Panels Sell for 4.1% More, (April, 2019)

What’s the best way to go solar in Los Angeles?

If you want the best results from switching to solar, work with an experienced solar installation company. A qualified solar contractor can get you the best solar system for your budget and power needs. Also, letting a professional install your solar panels increases your chances of getting a system that stands the test of time.

Before meeting with an installer, it’s worth using a solar savings calculator to quickly build a custom solar system design for your roof with an estimate of how much money you’ll save on electric bills and the amount of power it will produce. And, be sure to read the California Solar Consumer Protection Guide from the state Public Utilities Commission.

Going solar doesn’t have to be a financial burden. Hire a solar contractor that can guide you towards solar incentives that can reduce your solar installation expenses.

Get started now by requesting your consultation with SunPower. We’ll follow up with a quick call to schedule a time. You can also call us directly at (800) 786-7693.

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