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The state of solar in Sacramento

Sacramento is one of the sunniest places in the nation, making it an ideal place to go solar. On average, the city has 269 sunny days a year, far exceeding the national average of 205 days.* Roughly 89% of buildings in Sacramento are solar-viable, with the potential to generate 3.5 million megawatt-hours of power each year (a megawatt is one million watts).*

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

How much solar energy does Sacramento produce?

Sacramento produces a large amount of solar energy. Ranking 16th nationally, the city generates 112.82 watts of solar capacity per capita. Sacramento is one of the state’s leading solar cities, thanks to a 2018 California law that went into effect in 2020 requiring all new houses to have solar panels.*

  • *. KSBY.com, "New California law to require solar panels on new construction" (December, 2019)

What are the advantages of going solar in Sacramento?

Air quality isn’t ideal in Sacramento. The city currently has an annual average Air Quality Index of 24 (out of 100), while the national average is 58.* Air pollution from burning fossil fuels contributes to the greenhouse gas emissions that cause the low rating.

In contrast, solar power is a clean, sustainable energy that doesn’t generate harmful emissions. Going solar will reduce your carbon footprint and contribute less to the city’s low Air Quality Index.

A reduction in energy expenses is another reason to go solar in Sacramento. With the city’s abundance of sunshine and long summer days, your solar panels will generate the electricity you need to power your home, reducing your dependence on the municipal grid. Even on cloudy days, the panels will generate solar energy.

The inclusion of solar panels on your home also boosts your property value at a national average of more than 4%.* In addition, California offers a 100% property tax exemption on solar systems so that you retain the total increase in value.

  • *. bestplaces.net, Health in Sacramento, CA (accessed 8/19/2021)
  • *. Zillow, Homes with Solar Panels Sell for 4.1% More, (April, 2019)

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

It’s crucial to note that there is not a one-size-fits-all solar solution. A solar system that works for another Sacramento resident may not work for your residence. The best way to ensure that you install high-quality solar panels that best suit your household’s needs is to work with a licensed and reputable solar contractor.

These experienced solar energy contractors understand how to analyze each contributing factor to efficient solar panel installations. They will examine everything from your home’s exterior aesthetic to the size and structure of your roof. Solar professionals will also know various ways to help their clients save money while going solar.

Before meeting with a solar 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.

Get started now. Request 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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