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The state of solar in Oxnard

Living in Oxnard, CA, really gives you time to soak up the sun—276 days a year on average.* Working on your tan isn’t all that sunshine is good for though, you can also take advantage of the city’s impressive solar potential. Oxnard is committed to reducing its natural gas and electricity usage to fight climate change and is part of the Clean Power Alliance.

How much solar energy does Oxnard produce?

Ventura County has 3.7 MW of installed solar capacity, and Oxnard makes up pretty much all of that. The SunE solar plant in Oxnard has a 2.7 MW solar capacity and has produced 4,730 net MWh since its 2019 installation. Oxnard’s Procter & Gamble solar installation has a capacity of 1.0 MW and has produced 1,691 net MWh since its construction in 2019.

What are the advantages of going solar in Oxnard?

Installing a solar system can offer significant electricity cost savings for decades. You could save an estimated $33,000 over the 20 years with a 5 kW solar system.* Even better, you might break even in as little as 6 to 7 years. After that, you could enjoy free electricity if your system is big enough to cover all your energy needs.

Along with these financial advantages, switching to solar in Oxnard can help you support Ventura County’s solar initiatives. Solarize Ventura County is a program that encourages Ventura County residents to embrace clean energy. The program utilizes a group purchasing model that reduces the costs of installing solar systems across the county.

Going solar can also produce worthwhile environmental benefits. If Oxnard reached its full solar potential, carbon dioxide emissions throughout the city would reduce by 320,000 metric tons, the equivalent of taking 67,600 cars off the road for one full year.*

How much does solar cost in Oxnard?oxnard sunpower solar

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

  • Weather

  • Available roof space

  • Household’s energy needs

  • Angle of the roof

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 Oxnard, we found that the cost of purchasing a 5 kW solar system ranges from $14,650 to $22,200, or in other words, from $2.93 to $4.44 per watt. And that's before considering the benefits of any available tax credits or incentives.

The Solar Investment Tax Credit allows you to claim 26% of your installation costs on your federal taxes. There’s also the Single-Family Affordable Solar Housing (SASH) program. It offers low-income Southern California Edison (SCE) customers a $3 per watt rebate on solar systems 5 kW in size or smaller.*

You also may be able to benefit from the Solar Energy System Property Tax Exclusion, which excludes any added property value resulting from solar system installation from your taxes.

What’s the best way to go solar in Oxnard?

If you’re ready to make the switch to solar, the first step is to choose the best system for your home’s energy use, available roof space, and location. You’ll also need a design that stays within your budget.

Choosing the best solar system on your own can be challenging. Consider consulting with a local solar energy provider to get the help you need. They should provide a system design, monthly electric bill savings estimate, price quote, and an overview of available savings opportunities and incentives.

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

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SunPower is the #1 Commercial Solar Provider in the U.S. since 2017.* Schedule a commercial solar consultation today.

  • *. Best Places. Climate in Oxnard, CA, April 2021.
  • *. Energy Sage. Solar Panels in Oxnard, CA. April 2021.
  • *. Google, 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. SunPower Dealers can help you determine incentives available in your area. Visit dsireusa.org for detailed solar policy information.
  • *. Wood MacKenzie, US PV Leaderboard (March 2021). SunPower ranked #1 in cumulative commercial volume 2017-2020.
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