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San Francisco Solar - Costs and Benefits

San Francisco is known for being progressive, especially when it comes to the environment. The high demand for solar energy in San Francisco has led to a large number of solar installers in the area. This has made the cost of installation fairly reasonable (and it continues to fall every year!). When deciding if going solar is right for you, it is important to examine how much it will cost you in relation to the environmental (and financial) benefits.

Costs vary depending on the panels you use, the condition of your roof and home, and the direction in which sunlight hits your house. However, the out-of-pocket cost for Solar in San Francisco on the average 4-bedroom home (3-5kW system) ranges from $12k-$16k – this is after state and federal cash rebates and tax incentives.

Your solar investment usually pays for itself in 5-7 years. And since systems usually have a 20-25 year warrantee you will get 15-20 years of virtually free electricity. You should also take into account the increase in home value (and this increase in home value is property tax exempt). If the cost is still a little bit out of reach, consider a state-sponsered solar loan, which offers a very low interest rate to help you finance your solar project.

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