Solar prices continue to fall

Recent reports by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory show dramatic decreases in the cost of solar, both rooftop and large wholesale purchases.

The San Francisco Chronicle breaks down the reports as follows.

“Solar power bought through long-term power purchase agreements signed in 2015 averaged about $40 per megawatt hour, according to one of the reports, which focused on utility-scale solar. That’s comparable to average wholesale power prices nationwide, according to federal data, and represents a nearly 75 percent plunge since 2009.”

“The median installed cost for residential solar arrays dropped about 5 percent in 2015 to roughly $4 per watt, according to the second Berkeley Lab report. (A typical size for a rooftop solar system is 5 kilowatts, which would make an installed array about $20,000.) That’s less than half of the average price in 2009, when the cost of solar panels began a dramatic plunge.”

Solar energy is gaining momentum throughout the country and in California. The Sacramento region, it turns out, is one of the top areas for homes with solar, according to a report by the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE). According to the CSE, Davis, El Dorado Hills and Rocklin rank in the top 10 California zip codes by percent of homes with solar. Davis comes in second with 1,735 homes with solar, El Dorado Hills comes in fourth with 2,992 homes and Rocklin is in fifth with 1,873 homes.

Aztec Solar wants you to know in 9 seconds exactly how much you can save with solar.

With our new online solar quiz, it’s simple. Visit, select your property type, roof type, and enter your address and your monthly average electricity bill amount. Once you have entered that information, your proposal will be ready and you will know how much you can save with solar.

You can be part of the clean energy/solar movement and save on your energy bill at the same time.

Contact us for a free site visit and solar needs analysis, or simply give us a call with any questions you may have at 916.853.2700.

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