- Reduce pollution
- Solar panels generate clean electricity
- Attractive incentives
- City utility incentives keep costs low
- Lower electric bills
- Solar panels reduce your monthly bills
Coal-fired electricity leads to poor air quality and hurts the environment. When you install solar panels, you reduce your environmental impact and take steps toward a cleaner L.A.
The city recognizes the problems smog and other air quality concerns pose to residents, and have launched the Clean L.A. Solar initiative. By convincing more people to go solar, the city hopes to add 1.3 gigawatts of solar capacity by 2020, completely reducing reliance on coal, offsetting 2.25 billion tons of emissions, and improving air quality.
The L.A. Department of Water and Power is expanding and extending its solar rebate program, allowing you to keep installation costs low. Incentives will reduce over time, so the sooner you apply to the program, the better your rebate will be.
Business owners who install commercial solar systems can enter into the city’s Feed-in Tariff program. The city will purchase the electricity you generate from your panels, paying you a set rate over the course of 20 years.
Lower electric bills
Electricity prices in L.A. are among the highest in the country, and will continue to increase. While the average cost of electricity in the U.S. is $0.13 per kWh, L.A. residents pay $0.20 per kWh.
Installing solar panels reduces your reliance on utility companies, allowing you to lower or even negate your monthly electric bill with net metering and Feed-in Tariffs. As electricity prices continue to rise, you’ll insulate yourself from future rate hikes.