Affordable solar power is at the heart of the Green Collar Solar program?
We’re creating more good jobs with affordable solar power through the Green Collar Solar Program. Now, homes with smaller electric bills can realize significant savings with low-cost solar energy systems.
How does the Green Collar Solar program make solar affordable?
We’ve taken everything we’ve learned designing and installing solar panels to bring affordable solar power to market. We can install these low-cost systems on select, solar friendly homes.
How affordable is it ?
Homeowners with no upfront money and electric bills from $75-$150 can reduce pollution while saving money with solar power.
This is not a lease.
With available $0 down payment solar financing you can own your Green Collar Solar power system.
No appointment with a salesperson is required to get a free estimate?
Just call (760) 230-2220 and we will provide you with a detailed free estimate based on your home and electric bill.
The Green Collar Solar program was created by San Diego County Solar and is not available through other solar installation companies at this time.
Lower solar cost is the foundation of the Green Collar Solar℠ program?
Lower solar cost will help the Green Collar Solar℠ Program create jobs. We are expanding the market for solar energy with low-cost systems for homes with smaller electric bills.
How does it work?
We find homes with good solar energy potential and offer them low-cost solar energy installation.
How low is the cost?
Low enough so people with electric bills from $75-$150 can save money with solar energy.
Is this a lease?
NO, this is not a lease. With Green Collar Solar℠ you will own your system, whether you write a check or go with $0 down solar financing.
Do I need an in-home appointment with a salesperson to get an estimate?
NO, simply call (760) 230-2220 and we will give you a free estimate based on your home and electric bill.
Is Green Collar Solar℠ an installation company?
NO, it is a program created by San Diego County Solar and is currently offered only by San Diego County Solar.
Will solar panel installation cost less in the future?
I can’t say with certainty that it will cost less to install solar panels in the future. Today in San Diego, solar panels account for about 20% of the cost of a typical residential solar installation. So considering the Federal Income Tax Credit will pay for 30% of the cost of installing solar panels on your home through 2016, the panels would need to be free from that point forward just to maintain current pricing.
The inverter accounts for approximately 10% of total system cost, so there’s potential for savings there. If the cost can be cut in half, that would knock 5% off the total.
The balance of materials is a mix of aluminum, stainless steel, copper, conduit, etc… Then there is transportation, labor, permitting, insurance, licensing, marketing, overhead and a little profit for the contractor. I don’t see prices for aluminum, steel and copper going down much if any over time. While I expect we’ll see some innovation to reduce installation costs, I believe it will have only a marginal impact on the overall cost of a residential solar panel installation.
Because solar panels begin paying for themselves as soon as you have them installed, the sooner the better. The money you’re sending to the utility company every month could be paying for your system!