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The state of solar in Riverside

Riverside, CA, helps make the Golden State a national leader in solar energy. Thanks to an average of 277 sunny days each year and having 93% of buildings with solar viability, Riverside is one of the best places to go solar in the U.S.* *

  • *. Bestplaces.net, Climate in Riverside, CA (accessed 8/19/2021)
  • *. Google, Project Sunroof data explorer (November 2018)

How much solar energy does Riverside produce?

Riverside ranks 9th in the country in solar PV production, with 154.17 watts of solar capacity per person. It outpaces big cities such as New Orleans, Portland, and Boston with a total of 50.89 total installed megawatts of PV solar. (A megawatt is one million watts of electricity.)

What are the advantages of going solar in Riverside?

Riverside has high electricity rates through Riverside Public Utilities, the local utility company. The average electricity rate for residential properties exceeds the state’s average rate of 16.08 cents per kilowatt hour by 4.82%.*

A kilowatt is 1,000 watts of power. A measure of energy output, a kWh (kilowatt-hour) is a kilowatt producing energy for one hour. The average U.S. household uses just over 900 kWh per month.*

The right solar system can help you save money by reducing your dependency on the local electric grid. The inclusion of solar panels on your home can also boost your property value, with the national average for such increases running at more than 4%.*

In addition, California offers a 100% property tax exclusion on solar PV systems, so you retain the total increase in home value. Thanks to this incentive, Riverside residents don’t owe taxes on the property value increase stemming from the installation of a solar system.*

Investing in a solar system also benefits the environment. The sun’s energy is sustainable because your panels harvest it produce electricity with no air, land, or water waste. Unlike natural gas, oil, and coal, solar energy reduces water consumption and the airborne pollutants like carbon dioxide that contribute to climate change.

  • *. Electricity Local, Riverside, CA Electricity Statistics (accessed 8/19/2021)
  • *. Energy Sage, What is a Kilowatt Hour? (Accessed Sept. 10, 2021).
  • *. Zillow, “Homes With Solar Panels Sell For 4.1% More” (Accessed Dec. 17, 2021)
  • *. Wilson Tax Law Group, California-Property Tax: Solar Energy System Exclusion Extended (accessed 8/19/2021)

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

Selecting the best solar system for your needs is a crucial step when you’re ready to go solar in Riverside. Working with a dependable, experienced solar provider will help you select high-quality solar PV panels that can handle your property’s energy needs.

Before meeting with a solar provider, use a savings calculator to quickly build a custom solar system design for your home. This virtual design will help you estimate how much money you’ll save on electric bills and the amount of power your system will produce.

For more information, check out the state of California’s Solar Consumer Protection Guide and the city of Riverside’s resource page on financing options for installing solar panels.

Get started now. Request your consultation with a SunPower representative.* 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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