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From the hills of San Francisco to the studios of Hollywood, homeowners across California have taken advantage of solar energy for years now. Given the extremely high cost of traditional electricity in California and (thankfully) a large population of nature-loving citizens, adoption of green energy sources has been both widespread and successful.
Our customers in California have installed home solar panels for a variety of reasons: to save money, to help both the local and global environment, to gain independence from utility companies, to cheaply power their electric vehicles, and to show off their sweet new panels to their neighbors.
All of them have taken advantage of one of California’s best attributes – the sun.
Here at Dividend Solar, California is home to us as well. Help us keep our state healthy and clean!
Some of Our California Solar Installations
11.78kW Escondido, CA
7.02kW Tracy, CA
7.02kW Carlsbad, CA
8.50kW Antioch, CA
5.87kW Escondido, CA
Home Solar in California Is More Affordable than Ever Before
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What Our California Solar Customers Are Saying
My wife and I have five kids and we live in a large one-story house so we're always looking to save money. That's why we decided to get Dividend Solar. Signing up with them was pretty easy and it took me very little time on the computer. I also got quick responses so I was very pleased. Their customer service is courteous and they were able to answer all my questions. So far, everything has gone well and we're very happy with Dividend Solar.
Garry Encinitas, CA
My wife and I decided we wanted to own our solar panels outright and so we sought out a financing option that ultimately resulted in ownership without sacrificing on service and quality. Our installer recommended Dividend Solar, so we gave them a try. We couldn't be happier - the process was easy, streamlined and the team very helpful. I can't recommend them enough!
Matthew San Francisco, CA
We decided to go solar because our electric bill was so high. We had a lot of problems with a different solar company but Dividend helped us find somebody that was very reputable and did an awesome job. They helped us in more ways than just the financing part. So far we are very satisfied with Dividend.
Julie Chino Hills, CA
My experience with Dividend Solar has been fantastic. It comes down to just two things - what you are getting and who you are working with. Dividend Solar is phenomenal on both accounts. The loan they provide is the best option I found for maximizing the value of a home solar system. The people? They patiently explain everything, call you back, and are professional in every manner. I couldn't recommend them enough. Go with Dividend Solar!
Steve Los Angeles, CA
I'm honestly shocked that I'm writing a review but I was so surprised (pleasantly surprised) by my experience with Dividend Solar that I decided to submit one. The team actually seemed like they wanted to work with me, help me and that they cared about what was best for me rather than just completing a deal. I was really stressed about the process but Dividend Solar made it as easy as possible - they took the worry and stress off of me and were really great partners in this process. They addressed all of my questions quickly and professionally and continued to be present even after I had signed on with them. I also love that there is no penalty for paying my loan early - which I'm looking forward to being able to do with the savings from my solar system!
Sonia San Francisco, CA
It was super easy enrolling with Dividend Solar. Our experience with them was great and our monthly bill is down to $20 a month. When I called customer service with questions, everything was answered.
Neal Clovis, CA
I've worked with Dividend Solar for several months and am thoroughly happy and satisfied with their process. Dividend's solution allows homeowners to OWN their solar system, but pay for it monthly rather than upfront. The monthly payment for the solar system is LESS COSTLY than the utility power the solar system is replacing. Put differently, homeowners can switch to solar power with no money out of the family budget, and OWN the system which drives up the value of their home. Dividend factors in the government rebate for owned solar systems. That means your monthly payment starts small, and stays small! Their loan's terms are very attractive, transparent, and homeowner-friendly! Every step of the way is engineered to deliver an excellent customer experience switching to Solar.
James Orinda, CA
How Going Solar in California Works
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Homeowners who choose to install solar panels in California will not only benefit from savings on their monthly utility bill, but they’ll also have an opportunity to take advantage of the federal tax credit equal to 30% of the system cost*.
Finally, like many other states, California utilities have Net Metering policies which allow homeowners to be credited for extra energy fed back to the power grid. If designed optimally, a homeowner can expect to offset 100% of their current electricity use while also having some left over to sell back to the grid.
*Dividend Solar does not provide tax or legal advice. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.
In 2014, $11.8 billion was spent on solar installations across the state by residents trying to save money and help the environment.
California actually leads the nation in solar projects with a whopping 456k installations. That’s almost 11,000 MW for all you energy-nerds out there!
Going solar in California is an absolute slam-dunk from a cost perspective. Not only does California’s location provide abundant sunlight, but its sky-high electricity costs make solar an incredibly appealing proposition.
When you begin to generate your own solar power, your utility bill can drop significantly. How much you can save will depend on the size of your solar system, your electricity usage, your current utility rates, and other factors. Our team and partners can design a system for you using remote assessment tools, and can present you with a system designed specifically for your home to give you a sense of your expected solar savings.
Working with the best solar installers in California, Dividend Solar offers its customers a better, simpler way to go solar and save money on utility bills.
It's easy to switch to solar! We will get your solar system up and running as quickly as possible so that you can start saving money and using clean energy. Inside your home, you won't experience any changes – there's no need to change appliances or make any other alterations. Outside your home, your Dividend Solar Installer will obtain all building permits and design your system to meet your local building codes. Your Installer will arrange the electrical, building and utility inspections and be on-site to make sure that everything is up to code.
Our mission at Dividend Solar is to make it as easy as possible for you to go solar today.
At a high level, energy from the sun is collected by the solar panels on your roof and converted into electricity. This electricity from the panels, which are made up of of photovoltaic cells, is in "direct current" (DC) form, which needs to be converted into "alternating current" (AC) electricity that you currently use in your home. This AC/DC conversion is made by a component called an inverter, which is included with your system. The inverter then channels the usable electricity into your existing power meter, and it can then be used to power your home. When your system generates energy in excess of your home's needs, that extra power is sent back into the grid (a process called "net metering") which in turn lowers the cost of your utility bill. Clean energy + savings!
Since the amount of power your solar system generates is a direct result of sunlight, it will produce slightly less energy when the weather is cloudy, and will not produce any energy at night. Your home will continue to be connected to your local utility grid, so that you can automatically begin to draw power from the grid whenever you need it. You won't experience any power interruptions; the switch between solar system power and the utility grid happens seamlessly, with nothing to do on your end.
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has an Energy 101: Solar video you can watch to learn more about the conversion from sunlight to electricity.
We hope so, and it's easy to find out. Simply enter your information here, and we will give you a call to get your solar journey started. Our customer-focused Installers can quickly evaluate your home's suitability for solar by examining satellite photos of your property, with no cost to understand if solar is right for you.
The cost of a solar power system will vary depending on its size, location, your roof layout and other factors, but rooftop solar systems typically cost between $15,000 and $50,000, with the average being about $30,000 for a 6.5kW (6,500 watts) system. To get a better understanding of how large of a system you'll need, sign up today for a free estimate of your solar savings.
Solar energy systems are durable and built to withstand the wear & tear of outdoor conditions. Your system will operate best when it is clean and in direct sunlight, so periodic rinsing is recommended. Seasonal inspections and trimming nearby trees will ensure your system is delivering optimal energy production. In case you encounter any issues with your system's performance, Dividend Solar's Installation Partners include operations & maintenance services, a 15-year warranty on all repairs and defects, and a system performance guarantee with every EmpowerLoan as part of our service to you.
Solar energy systems are also extremely reliable. Solar has proven to be a dependable source of energy for large office buildings, large retailers and governmental agencies, supplying large quantities of energy. Some of the largest organizations in the world have buildings powered by solar energy, including eBay, Walmart, and the US Air Force. Dividend Solar has incredibly high quality standards and partners with Installers who only use the best equipment – we build your power system to last, and stand by our quality with the system performance guarantee.
Performance monitoring is one of the coolest parts of owning your solar energy system. Each Dividend Solar system includes a special meter that measures your system's solar power production in real time. When you visit the EmpowerPortal, you can see exactly how much electricity you have generated and you can track the production over time.
In addition, the system performance data is also sent to our database, allowing us to proactively detect problems that may be reducing your system's performance. We consistently monitor the actual performance of your system to ensure that it is producing at least 85% of the power guaranteed by your Installer. If your system's performance falls consistently below that level, we'll send an Installer to fix the problem at no additional cost to you.
Now is an ideal time to switch to solar. Solar power can dramatically reduce your utility bill and will protect you from rising utility rates for years to come. In addition, federal, state and local governments are offering generous rebates and incentives to go solar. The federal government offers a 30% tax credit on federal income taxes which has been extended for five years.
Our Installers provide in-depth assistance on all required tax submission forms, which includes identifying all of the potential rebates, acquiring the relevant forms, and preparing the materials for you to sign and submit. We strive to make going solar a hassle-free experience at every stage of the process, including your tax submission.*
*Dividend Solar does not provide tax or legal advice. You should consult your tax advisor for more information.
Who says you can't have the best of both worlds? The Dividend Solar EmpowerLoan offers the combination of hassle-free system coverage plus the financial rewards of ownership.
- Low, fixed interest rate
- Savings on your utility bill
- System performance guarantee
- Real-time monitoring
- Free maintenance
- Prepay at any time with no fees
- Maximized financial returns
- You receive the federal, state and local tax incentives instead of a third-party company
With our $0-down EmpowerLoan, Homeowners realize the maximum economic benefits of solar ownership, as well as a full service offering, including performance and maintenance guarantees. We have included the most attractive benefits of a solar lease, while shifting more of the economics back to you, the Homeowner, through ownership. With no out of pocket cost to buy a solar panel kit, the EmpowerLoan makes going solar easier than ever before.
For more details, you can see the many benefits of the EmpowerLoan here.
At Dividend Solar, we've changed the experience of getting a loan. Instead of a time-consuming, paperwork-heavy process with inflexible rules, our loan application process has been described as "simple," "hassle-free" and "the way it should be." If you're a qualified Homeowner, getting a loan has never been easier.
To start your solar journey, simply sign up here or give us a call. We'll have one of our all-stars bring you up to speed on our offerings, understand your energy needs and get a system designed for you - all at no cost to you.