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Is there enough sunlight in Bakersfield to make solar worth it?


The California city and its suburbs see more than 270 sunny days per year and homeowners there can put that sunlight to their advantage to reduce electric bills — now almost 32% higher vs. other states — while also reducing their carbon footprint.


What if my Bakersfield roof is shaded?Shading can decrease the amount of electricity your Bakersfield solar energy system can produce. If shade is present, our remote solar design team will work to position your panels where they will get maximum sun exposure.

Does Bakersfield have Net Metering? 

The city of Bakersfield, California allows residents to sell their solar power back to the utility company, Kern Water & Power (KWP). The utility will either credit you at a rate against future bills or send you an annual check. You do not have to worry about SRECs, because the utility is mandated to meter your output. If you have a solar power system and are considering selling back the energy generated, Bakersfield can be a great place to generate revenue. 

Just make sure that you tell them how, when, and where to pay the money. For example, you can request a bank transfer or ask that they transfer you the fees back directly. If you don’t give them a clear instruction, they get to keep it!

Bakersfield, CA information

Bakersfield is a thriving community located at the southern end of California’s San Joaquin Valley and is a prominent hub for both energy and agriculture in Kern County with the most productive oil-producing county in California and the fourth most productive agricultural county (by value) in the United States.  Bakersfield’s climate is very hot and dry with the winters being accompanied by cool days and chilly nights, are followed by very hot, dry summers plagued by air pollution. 

Bakersfield is an ideal area to go solar because you can do your part to help the environment and community by using sustainable and environmentally friendly energy in the fight against air pollution.


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