Oakland, California is an ideal location for getting solar panels installed. Join other homeowners in Oakland that are making the switch to solar power.
Solar in Oakland
With over 263 sunny days per year, Oakland is a great location to install solar panels. Oakland is unique because of its gegraphical location in the Bay Area. It gets less fog and more sun which is ideal for solar panel performance! Oakalnd utility rates are some of the highest in the state. Solar incentives and financing makes solar available to more homeowners by lowering the upfront cost of solar. Join other homeowners in Oakland that are making the switch to solar power. Call today for your free estimate, 1-844-99-SOLAR!
The Residents of Oakland's are serviced by Pacfic Gas and Electric (PG&E). When you switch to solar power, you are reducting the cost of rising utility rates. Utility rates traditionally continue to increase, why not lock in your solar rate and watch your savings grow. More PG&E customers are using solar than any other region in the country.
Oakland Utility Information
PG&E has 4 different rate tiers. The existing four-tier rate structure will be reduced to two tiers and a "Super User" surcharge by 2017.
PG&E Rate Increases
In 2015, the average PG&E customer saw a 5.9% electric bill rate hike.
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Oakland Solar Incentives
The California Solar Initiative was established in 2007, the goal was to reach one million solar rooftops in California. The program had an installation goal of 2,000 megawatts of solar in California. The program was a success! PG&E had an installation goal of 152 megawatts and ended up installing 200 megawatts. The program closed as of May 2, 2013.
With Investor Owned Utilities, Publicly Owned Utilites, Rural Coopertives, and Community Aggregators in California for local solar rebate programs.
30% Federal Tax Credit:
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The federal tax credit was established in 2008. Allowing homeowners to recieve a 30% federal tax credit if solar is installed by December 31st, 2016. It was renewed in 2016 intill end of 2021 below are the new guidelines.
30% for systems placed in service by 12/31/2019
26% for systems placed in service after 12/31/2019 and before 01/01/2021
22% for systems placed in service after 12/31/2020 and before 01/01/2022
Oakland Solar Clients
Daniel M. - Oakland, CA
Ben we had a great experience with Avatar. Ben explained to us everything we needed to know about solar power. He helped us figure out the right system for our needs and didn't try to over sell us. He has been a pleasure to work with before, during, and after installation. The installers were very courteous and professional and did the work quickly, without any mess.
Our Avatar solar system is now up and running and saving us tons of money on our electric bills.
Solar power is the way to go and Avatar is a great locally-owned business to do the job. I recommend them very highly.
Oakland Solar Installation
Support Local California Installers!
Our installers are local California businesses. We do not use out of state installers, we like to keep jobs and money within your community.
We work with local California installers who are experienced, knowledgeable and familiar with your city's requirements and install process. These requirements include: general building, electrical, fire, utility, and zoning regulations, These can vary city by city.
“Solar power is an important tool in Oakland’s evolution toward sustainable living. We have been encouraging developers to build solar power into projects for several years. It’s both fitting and timely that the City is coming forward with its own large scale solar projects; we practice what we preach.”
Jerry Brown, Former Mayor of Oakland
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