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Residential Solar Panel Installation in California

Save money, embrace independence, and kickstart your sustainability 

Solar panels offer homeowners the bargain of a lifetime. Between lower utility costs, fewer blackouts, increased independence, and a smaller carbon footprint, there really is no reason to wait in switching out your traditional electrical system for a solar system.

Don’t wait to take the first step in your journey to a more sustainable life. 

Contact Citadel today!

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Benefits of Installing Solar Panels

Solar panels may come with a hefty price tag, but their seemingly endless benefits are worth the cost. Some of the strongest returns on investment include:

Saving Money

Using solar panels to capture the sun’s rays and generate electricity may seem costly. But installing a solar system in your home can reduce your overall utility costs by $1,500 a year, or roughly $25,000 to $30,000 throughout the life of your panels. Additionally, some states, including California offer tax rebates for solar panel installation.

Consistent Rates

Utility rates and fees are always on the rise. With solar you can rest easy knowing your energy won’t cost more and more every year. With your own solar panel installation you can become independent from the ever increasing costs associated with powering your home. Get a quote today to see just how much you can start saving!

Green Energy

Installing a solar system in your home is the future of personal sustainability. Renewable energy sources are becoming more and more popular, perhaps overriding the use of traditional energy generation in future generations. Being on the forefront of green energy can help you and your family live a more sustainable life.


Energy Independence

Not only does your energy generated via solar panel cost less, but it very well may be more reliable. The energy grids we are used to using can be vulnerable to overuse and black outs, leaving you and your family without power. Solar panels with batteries store the energy you generate, creating a surplus for when you need it most. 

How You Save with Solar

Solar panels work by capturing the energy radiated from the sun, converting into electricity, and then storing it in batteries until it is needed. Installing solar panels offers you the opportunity to save on traditional electricity costs, as well as store your energy for periods of heavy usage or power grid outages. 

What to expect when installing solar panels

Installing solar panels is a relatively painless process when done correctly. That’s why the experienced team at Citadel Roofing and Solar are the ones to trust.

  1. To install solar, the installers first need to install the racking and mounting hardware onto your roof.
  2. Once the roof mounts are in place, the solar panels are then latched securely onto the beam matrix.
  3. The solar panels must then be wired properly to ensure they function safely and effectively.
  4. The solar panel system is then connected to an inverter. A device that converts solar energy into usable electricity.
  5. The inverter is connected directly to your home’s electrical distribution panel, or an optional battery which allows you to store excess energy for future use.
  6. Once city and local utility commissioning approval is obtained, the solar system is energized, powering your home with clean renewable energy.

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Frequently Asked Solar Questions

Have questions about solar? Here’s some common questions you might have. Have more? Contact the solar experts at Citadel today!

Yes. California is one of the states with highest subsidies and tax incentives for switching to solar. Especially with the rising costs of electricity, opting for green energy can save you thousands.

Yes. California offers a variety of incentives from solar rebates and tax credits for switching to renewable energy. These include federal solar investment tax credits, local incentives, and solar property tax exemption.

The newest solar law in California is NEM 3.0, which comes from the Net Energy Metering (NEM) program. NEM 3.0 reduces the rate of electricity export for residential solar use by around 75%, to encourage the use of battery storage and electric vehicle charging technologies. 

The size of the solar system is dependent on two main factors. The size of the property, and the amount of energy that is used. Consult with a professional to determine the right system to fit your energy needs. 

Installing a solar energy system has been shown to raise resale value by $5,911 per kW of panels installed. It has been a major selling point that also helps homes sell faster compared to homes without them. 

Other Services Available Near You

New Roof Installation

Premier products, and years of experience, we provide anything you would need for your roofing project. 

Battery Storage

Solar energy battery systems are integrated with your system to help you gain energy independence. 

Solar & Battery Maintenance

Keep your system running in tip top shape! Work with the experts to on any of your system needs. 

Main Panel Upgrades

Expand your home’s electrical capabilities, or look into new smart panel systems. Upgrade your main panel today.

How to Pay for Solar

Government incentives designed to encourage adoption of renewable energy systems substantially reduce the cost of going solar. The remainder of your project’s cost can be paid for with cash, a bank loan or a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

Whichever method you choose, the clean solar electricity from your roof should be cheaper than the utility’s fossil-fueled electricity.

Read more about solar financing in our Learn section.

Solar Incentives

Residential solar energy systems pay for themselves over time, mainly through electric bill savings. Two programs speed up that process:

  1. Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) pays for 30 percent of the cost of your solar project in the form of a tax credit
  2. Net metering credits you with the value of solar energy you produce but don’t use, so your system pays for itself faster.

Read more detailed explanations of both incentive programs in our Learn section.

Start Today!

Ready to take the first step toward solar power? Contact Citadel Roofing and Solar today to schedule your consultation and start saving on your energy bills!

Installing Solar Across California

We’re serving California residents all across the state. Wherever you are, we can help! 
Here’s a sampling of the cities we serve. Don’t hesitate to reach out. 

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