San Leandro, CA, Goes Solar with SunPower®
Harnessing droves of solar energy in the 'Dro
How much solar energy does San Leandro produce?
As of May 2020, San Leandro achieved a per capita capacity of 162.72 watts per person, according to the city's official website. With 13,074 kW of solar photovoltaic cells (PV) and a combined 1,378 kW of installed solar battery, the city is among many in California leading the nation in solar output.
What are the advantages of going solar in San Leandro?
San Leandro experiences sunny weather most of the year, making it better than most cities for utilizing solar energy. Additionally, the sun's heat strains traditional utility systems, resulting in more expensive electricity during the hotter days of the year. Using solar gives you the ability to stave off the heat using solar power, which can save you money and help keep you cool through the hotter months.
Likewise, adding solar panels to your home can increase its resale value, primarily because of the potential savings to new owners on annual energy costs. If eligible, San Leandro solar system owners may enjoy the 2021 federal tax credit incentive of 26%,* on top of what they no longer need to pay to PG&E and other standard non-clean-energy suppliers.
- *. Tax credits subject to change. SunPower does not warrant, guarantee or otherwise advise its partners or customers about specific tax outcomes. Consult your tax advisor regarding the solar tax credit and how it applies to your specific circumstances. Please visit the dsireusa.org website for detailed solar policy information.
How much does solar cost in San Leandro, CA?
The cost of a home solar system can vary, even in the same city, due to a range of factors, such as:
Angle of the roof
Shaded roof space
Quality of the solar system
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 San Leandro in 2021, we found that the cost purchasing of a 5 kW system solar ranges from $ 14,100 to $37,500, or in other words from $2.82 to $7.50 per watt. And that's before considering the benefits of any available tax credits or incentives.
Keep in mind that each supplier will yield different results in terms of energy generated, the durability of your equipment, and money saved. For each installer, get an estimate and shop around until you find the best value.
- *. Local Solar Installers, Solar Reviews, Energy Sage, Wood Mackenzie, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
What's the best way to go solar in San Leandro?
SunPower is a great place to start since we offer reliable information as well as a customized installation plan. The specifics of your living situation will dictate the type of service SunPower can offer you, so be prepared to share information about your utility bills and the age of your roof as well as your roof's angle and type, such as clay or tile.
SunPower offers free solar solution consultations to help understand what our solar systems can do for your home. During the in-person or online consultation, we'll answer to your questions, create a custom system design and savings estimate, provide a price quote, and discuss available incentives and tax credits.
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