Choose the Central Coast's #1 Solar Installer

Discover how much your home or business can save by going solar with the local experts at Sandbar.


Increase Your Company's Bottom Line

Free yourself from rising PG&E costs and demonstrate corporate social responsibility with solar power for your business.


Reduce Your Home Energy Bill & Save the Planet

Decrease your dependency on fossil fuels and save up to 100% on your energy bill with a home solar power system that pays for itself in about 5-7 years.


Be Part of the Solution

Don’t support offshore oil drilling on the California Coast - install an environmentally-friendly and socially responsible home solar system this year and do your part to protect the landscape you love.


Work With a Local Solar Provider You Can Trust

As the Central Coast’s largest and most established solar contractor, we’ve got the longevity you need for peace of mind, and the dedicated team you need for an easy solar installation, from start to finish.


Our Central Coast & Santa Cruz Solar Services

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Professional workmanship, custom solar installations and affordable financing keep us ahead of the competition. We're proud to be the area's most trusted local solar installer for residential solar panels.

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Secure your company's independence from skyrocketing electricity costs with our commercial solar energy systems. We bring more than 14 years of industry experience to every project.

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Powering public buildings with solar panels saves taxpayer dollars, creates jobs and offsets carbon emissions. It's a win-win system for municipalities, and we make it happen quickly and efficiently.

⚠️COVID-19 Update for our Customers

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Sandbar's Microgrid: Powering a Better Future

The time is now to invest in a sustainable electricity system. In 2018, we designed and installed a microgrid to effectively power our large office and warehouse (read case study here). This independent energy source utilizes solar panels, an energy storage system, and a natural gas generator to supply clean, renewable energy to our facility. We no longer rely on utility companies for electricity and are therefore not affected by power outages.

At Sandbar, we are committed to “going green” and making our community and the world a better place for generations to come through the use of resilient energy. Are you ready to learn how your home or business can benefit from energy storage systems? Join us today, and power a better future.

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Local Means Everything to Us

Talk to anyone who knows about solar panels in Santa Cruz County, the Central Coast and beyond. We have a long-standing reputation for designing and installing large, complex projects and residential arrays alike. We handle smaller residential solar panel installations with our trademark efficiency and professionalism, and always do our best to ensure our customers are happy. When you work with us, you’ll get access to our more than 35 full-time employees and all the knowledge they possess about renewable energy.

If you're looking for a reliable solar company in Santa Cruz, CA give our team a call today to find out how we can help you.

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Why Choose Sandbar Solar & Electric

  • Longevity For more than 14 years, our experienced team of local solar installers has been providing high-quality consultation, design, engineering and installation services for residential and commercial clients. With 150+ years of combined solar experience, we are one of the most established solar companies in the state, and you can trust that we'll be around for years to come.
  • No Outsourcing or Subcontracting - EverHere at Sandbar we believe Santa Cruz solar companies deliver the best services when everything is kept in house. It's a full accountability model we're proud to support. You won't have to jump through hoops and hurdles to get someone to help you. If there's an issue or you have a question, we're just a phone call away.
  • Large Service Area We're based in Santa Cruz, CA but help businesses and homeowners all over the Central Coast and the Bay Area go solar - from San Francisco and San Jose to Salinas and Monterey. We're proud to have the capacity to help many customers each day with their solar power needs.   

Jack. Los Gatos, CA

Professional ethical and highly recommended. I’m an electrical engineer and I expected detailed answers to all my questions and Sandbar Solar delivered. They are craftsmen in their trade and have my complete trust. I did ask the town inspector (Los Gatos) about them when he came out to inspect the installation, he indicated to me that he never has a problem with the multiple Sandbar Solar installs he has approved.”

Jack. Los Gatos, CA

Yasmine. Santa Cruz, CA

Years ago we investigated getting solar panels, but decided to look into it again this year. We had already spoken to a few other companies when we met with August, our Solar Consultant at Sandbar Solar. August was wonderful at giving us honest information and helping us to get what we needed. He helped compare which solar panels were best for our usage. We followed up with our own research and choose the Panasonic panels offered by Sandbar because because of their high efficiency. The communication with the Sandbar team was excellent through the entire process. The installation crew was polite and installed our system in two days! It was less than two weeks from signing our contract, that our system was installed. It is an absolute joy to see our meter go in reverse piling up credits for a lower electrical bills. I would highly recommend working with Sandbar Solar!”

Yasmine. Santa Cruz, CA

Sridhar N.

A good friend of mine recommended Sandbar Solar and I can truly say it has been a wonderful experience in the pre-work, installation and subsequent maintenance of the solar panels we installed in our home. It was so seamless and easy from start to end and in particular want to call out August Materazzi who patiently answered each and every question I had through the entire process And it feels great to be able to generate my own electricity and not rely on PG&E ?

Sridhar N., Cupertino, CA

Jon, Santa Cruz, CA

“It has been a long time since I have dealt with a company as accommodating, helpful and courteous as Sandbar Santa Cruz. From the sales process to the installation, Sandbars personnel performed flawlessly and with professionalism. I would absolutely recommend Sandbar to any homeowner looking to go green and move forward with solar “

Jon, Santa Cruz, CA

Caylin. Of NHS, Santa Cruz

“My company is very pleased with our completed solar project. We reviewed proposals from five different solar vendors and selected Sandbar after months of review. The entire team at Sandbar was very professional. Overall Sandbar was very transparent during the proposal process and they delivered with the install. They recently released a solar offering to all of our employees and have stayed in touch. The system is maintenance free – we are very happy! Scott, Dan and the rest of the Sandbar Team are a great group. I’m going to use them again in the future.”

Caylin. Of NHS, Santa Cruz


We were thoroughly impressed by the seamless process that Sandbar provided. As Santa Cruz locals, we also take a special appreciation in their vision for a ‘greener tomorrow’ for this beautiful town we live in. Lastly we are most definitely thrilled by the substantial savings and the ‘greener’ prospects of our bank account for years to come.”

Scott. Santa Cruz, CA

Janet P.

Working with Sandbar was excellent. We were kept informed about every step. I have not had the installation long enough to learn how much I am saving. Will have to give final evaluation after the :tru-up ” bill.

Janet P.

Charles G.

The system Sandbar installed has been up and running for about 8 months. To say that I am pleased with the resulting power bill from our utility company would be an understatement – from $600 to $50. The system is dramatically out performing my expectations. I checked the Solar Edge monitoring system frequently and get a sense of contentment each time.

Charles G.

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