If you’re considering solar panels for your home, Sandbar Solar makes it easy to make the switch and turn on energy savings. We install home solar panels all across the Bay Area, San Jose, Santa Cruz and Monterey County.
Our dedicated teams bring years of experience to every installation. You can depend on our industry knowledge to develop a plan that perfectly fits your home’s size and your family’s energy needs.
We also outline financing options that cover solar power for your home. We make sure you understand everything about the process including our time-efficient installation that doesn’t disrupt life around the house.
Why Choose Sandbar Solar?
We are the #1 solar company in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties
From Boulder Creek to Santa Cruz and Watsonville to Monterey, homeowners know they can count on us. We earn our solid reputation as the region’s leading installer of home solar panels every day.
We’re well-known for large-scale projects, and we bring more than 14 years of experience to residential solar panel installations. Our customer testimonials reflect our commitment to excellence, and we’re proud of that.
You want a company with a proven track record of success. We deliver by helping you make smart decisions about solar power for your home. From design to final configurations, we guide you through the process.
Our solar panel installations are customized for your home and business
We do more than install home solar panels. We build custom systems based on a variety of factors including house size and type, and we also handle commercial jobs. Our installations are turnkey and virtually maintenance-free.
Switching from traditional power to solar panels for your home energy needs offers an attractive array of options. Our design teams cover everything from exterior lighting to monitoring equipment.
We can install battery backup systems that keep the power on through stormy weather or grid-related outages. Your home solar panels are customized with power layouts that work with the house and work for you.
You can rely on carefully selected, trusted solar panel financing options
You can depend on Sandbar Solar for the finest materials and superior workmanship. You can rely on us for financing options that keep solar panels for your home affordable.
We believe in full transparency about all aspects of installing home solar panels, so we make sure you understand every option. We fully explain tax credits, loans and prepay arrangements.
You won’t ever feel pressured to choose one plan over another. Your home and your solar project are unique. We want you to have the best system available on the Central Coast at a price you can afford.
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What Customers Say About Us
When I began my research of Solar installation companies, I was certain I wanted to include local small businesses. I wanted to make sure I gave them an opportunity to compete for business with the larger national solar chains (Tesla, SunRun, Sungevity, etc.). I received MANY proposals and I truly shopped my investment with various companies. There was one that stood out from all the others from the very beginning and that was SandBar Solar & Electric! I was fortunate enough to have Sean Thiel as my initial point of contact. He was incredibly knowledgeable and was willing to invest his time to ensure I was comfortable with the investment I would be making. After many discussions about system size, various solar panel types, and inverters; we finally came to a confident decision and came to an agreement and proceeded. I was pleasantly surprised with the assistance we received from the SandBar staff throughout the process (financing, design, permitting, and construction). I do not regret any part of my decision for having SandBar. I would encourage everyone living in our community to choose them even if you are going to pay a little bit more, you are supporting a local business. You are supporting working people in our own community. Not just that, you have local customer support should you ever need it. You are a valued customer, not just another sale.
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!
Working with Sandbar was great. They were significantly cheaper than other bids we received, finished our project quickly, and answered all of our questions. The installation was so fast that they finished it in one day before our young child's afternoon nap. The entire team was friendly and helpful. They made everything so easy for us. Can't recommend them highly enough.
August and the Sandbar Solar team have been really great to work with! I highly recommend their services!
Sandbar is one of the best Santa Cruz solar companies in town, hands down. Scott and his team are experts at what they do. I've witnessed firsthand their attention to detail, and stellar customer service. A solar panel installation for your home will take place without a hitch because Scott will make sure nothing falls through the cracks. These guys know what they're talking about. They've been around for a long time, which is reassuring. Even if you live in San Jose or anywhere over the hill they can service you. They've helped me and my friends switch to solar, and I'm so glad we did.
Sandbar is a huge supporter of our community here in Santa Cruz. They brought their solar trailer to our LogJam surf contest this past weekend and provided all the power for the entire production. In past years we've had to use a fueled generator and it was amazing to have only the sun giving us our power this time. It's silent, no fumes and looks incredibly cool on top of that. Sandbar provides the trailer to dozens of other events in the county each year, and are committed to giving back to the community in a ton of other ways. Not only are they great at what they do - they're also one of the most generous neighbors you could ever want. We love Sandbar!
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.
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 🙂
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.