Carlsbad Solar Power Solutions Made Simple

Carlsbad is known for being a beach city in San Diego County, surrounded by Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, and Encinitas. At the heart of Carlsbad are the Carlsbad Premium Outlets, and Legoland California Hotel and theme park. A lot of the business that helps support Carlsbad is through commerce, that can cater to wonderful attractions and experiences for all age groups.

According to Wikipedia, Carlsbad averages 263 sunny days per year with a semi-arid Mediterranean type of climate. With this amount of sunlight, solar panels on your roof can generate a considerable amount of electricity to help you offset your electricity costs. With Carlsbad's reliance on visitors and commerce, it is absolutely vital to ensure that you can properly power business or home. In Orange County, the Brea Mall recently experienced a power outage on one of it's businesses days of the year, Black Friday. Imagine if the Carlsbad Premium Outlets also experienced a power outage that lasted for a few hours on one the busiest holiday shopping days. Carlsbad businesses and homeowners alike can gain protection from long-term blackouts, with a solar panel + solar battery solution.

With the amount of sunshine and continuous price increases from San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E), installing solar panels on your home in Carlsbad can help you save money, and gain protection from power outages. Forme Solar is now installing solar panels in Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Encinitas, La Mesa, Vista, Poway and surrounding areas. Which means that you can now enjoy years of clean and renewable energy with a peace-of-mind that your solar energy system was installed properly. And by having an in-house service technicians and experts in solar and electrical systems, we will provide you a solar energy system that is guaranteed to last for years.

Carlsbad Impacted By Rising SDG&E Electricity Prices

Over the last few years, the electricity rates from SDG&E (San Diego Gas and Electric) have risen. To the point where electricity prices have more than doubled in the last 10 years. SDG&E is currently on a 3-tiered system that charges residents based on how much electricity was used over a certain baseline threshold. On the near future, all of California's primary utility companies, including SDG&E will be transitioning to a Time-of-Use (TOU) billing structure. This means that if you consume most of your electricity during the hours of 4PM - 9PM, the prices you were paying previously will increase substantially in the near future.

With the increasing electricity rates, and shift towards TOU billing, Carlsbad homes and businesses are perfectly positioned to utilize the benefits of solar energy.

Installing Solar Panels is a Great Choice for Carlsbad

With the amount of sunlight, it makes financial sense for business and homes in Carlsbad to go solar. Going solar will help lock-in your current electric rates while providing you a savings on your electricity costs at the same time.

California is serious about supporting its homeowners to take advantage of the growing solar movement. California offers various tax credits and incentives to make it easier for Carlsbad property owners to go solar. With the amount of sunshine and dwindling Federal Solar Tax Credit, going solar in Carlsbad has never made more sense.


San Diego is a leader in solar energy adoption, and Carlsbad is no exception. The support for solar energy to help reduce carbon emissions from the Federal and State level is rising. So you can trust that just by being a city in California, Carlsbad is a great city for going solar. But with the amount of sunlight, the rising cost of electricity from SDG&E and shift towards TOU going solar will generate enough power to offset your electricity costs.

Improve Commerce and Tourism to Carlsbad

Whether you own your home or a business related commerce, there are numerous benefits you could receive from installing a solar energy system. From promoting sustainability to saving money, the reasons to go solar have never been more compelling. If you do decide to install solar panels, you can rest easy knowing that you went with Forme Solar. We provide the most dependable solar energy systems that fits in your budget and energy needs to assure that you get the best solar advantages possible. Also, when you go solar, you will be switched to a Net Energy Metering (NEM) billing plan. This allows you to receive electricity bill credits for the excess power you generate. Giving you more control over your home's power and the price you pay for it.

"Imagine if San Diego Gas and Electric offered a 20 year, 30% discount on your electric bill would you take it? If you want to save money on your monthly energy bills, going solar is the best way to do that. "

Nick Duong, CXO of Forme Solar

Improving the Local Environment - Go Green, Go Solar

Typical forms of energy emit a great deal of carbon and other pollutants that are released into the environment. Fossil fuels are burned to generate energy, by doing so it released harmful gases like carbon monoxide as a byproduct. Solar power helps to reduce the amount of carbon that is released in our environment. The solar cells convert sunlight into energy that can be used to power your household appliances, reducing your dependence on fossil-fuel based energy.

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Reduce your Electricity Costs with Solar + Battery

One of the best benefits of installing solar panels on your roof in Carlsbad is the ability to save money on your electric bills. By going solar, you essentially lock-in the rate you pay for electricity from your energy system for decades. Plus, with SDG&E switching to Time-of-Use (TOU), homeowners are charged the highest rate during the hours your system stops producing and when electricity is needed most, between the hours of 4PM - 9PM. TOU makes the rates you pay to purchase energy at night extremely expensive. By installing a solar battery, you can maximize the benefit you receive from solar by utilizing the stored battery power during the peak rate times. The price of electricity in Carlsbad continues to steadily rise every year. Therefore, utilizing solar energy that can capture sunlight and generate it's power directly from the sun can help you save money. With a solar power energy system, you can avoid the frequent price increase associated with fossil-fuel based energy.

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Protecting Carlsbad From Power Outages

A home with just solar panels, will not will not keep the power on during an outage unless it properly equipped to do so. Even during the day your solar panels will not generate any electricity to protect the safety of the repair crews working on restoring electricity to you and your neighbors. In order to power your home or business when the electricity goes out, a solar energy system needs a special type of inverter that allows select circuits in your home to be powered while the sun is shining. By adding a solar battery, you now have the ability to power your home with the electricity generated from solar even when there is no sunlight. Adding a solar battery system to your home is a wonderful solution for Carlsbad because of the long term outages that are expected to impact California throughout the next 10 years.

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By going solar you can also see a substantial savings by replacing your electricity bill for a smaller one. In addition, you will also help save the environment by reducing the amount of carbon monoxide that is produced.

Paying for Solar Panels Installation and Battery Storage

Even with the solar tax credit, one of the biggest obstacles for most home and business owners is how they are going to pay for it. As the cost of solar panel manufacturing has dropped, financing accessibility and options have dramatically increased as well. In California, the vast majority of qualified homeowners going solar, never paying upfront to have solar installed. Therefore, it is critical to understand how different financing options from cash, financing, to a solar lease known as a Solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) can impact the overall price and features of your solar energy system.

Current Solar Incentives for Carlsbad Home & Business Owners

Reduce Your Solar Panel Costs with the 26% Investment Tax Credit

The Federal Solar Tax Credit, officially known as the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is a credit equal to 26% of the total qualified system costs of installing a solar energy system in 2020. The Investment Tax Credit was established with the goal of expanding the renewable energy market in America. The ITC incentive amount will drop to 22%, starting in 2021 and continue to fall. For any tax related inquiry or questions regarding the ITC, we recommend that you speak with your tax professional.

Incentive to support backup energy systems (SGIP)

California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is encouraging businesses and homeowners in Carlsbad to adopt a solar battery by providing an incentive for homeowners and businesses to install a solar-plus-storage systems through a program known as the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP).

Forme Solar's Mission to Improve San Diego

"Our mission is to educate individuals about the benefits of residential and commercial solar energy systems and significantly increase the speed of solar and battery adoption."

Leanne Kim (CEO of Forme Solar)

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Carlsbad is one of the best places in America to go solar. And with the rising SDG&E costs, the movement towards going solar in Carlsbad, National City, Imperial Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Oceanside, Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar and surrounding areas is only getting greater and greater. Because of solar energy, Carlsbad is becoming a better place to visit, shop, work and raise a family. If you have been considering the benefits of solar but have not looked into it further, don't hesitate and contact us today! Our Forme Solar reps will be happy to assist you by answering any questions that you may have about solar. Best of all, we would be happy to show you how much you can save and potentially even earn by going solar.

Having solar panels installed on your home or business in Carlsbad has never been easier and more cost affordable. As the #1 solar installation company servicing San Diego, Forme Solar delivers exceptional service to customers and ensures our solar install and service are best-in-class. We geek out on the craftsmanship and technology around solar energy, which is at the heart of each of our solar panel installations. With excellence being the passing grade, we ensure that we produce a great experience for all of our customers in Carlsbad who go solar.

Give Forme Solar a call at 714-694-2262 or click below to request a quote.