Solar Panels for Your Home

Discover home solar systems that save you money.

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 Go Solar?

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Financing Options

Save With 26% Tax Credit

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.

custom solar installation

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.

Our Recent Home Solar Installation

What Customers Say About Us

  • 5 star review  About five years ago I decided to get solar panels on my home. I chose to go with Sandbar Solar after carefully considering three other solar installers in Santa Cruz. I'm really glad I did. The PV installation process was smooth from start to finish. My energy bill went down significantly. I recommend Sandbar to all my friends who live in the Central Coast and San Francisco Bay Area. These guys have been around for a long time, they're pros!

    thumb Ana Zaiduni
    9/09/2019

    5 star review  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.

    thumb Charles Gjers
    7/20/2017

    5 star review  Sandbar Solar & Electric are so good at what they do. They coordinated with all of the appropriate people to complete the work. They also helped update electrical items that would benefit our home. We received great looking panels which have incredibly saved cost in our electric bill. Thanks to all at Sandbar Solar & Electric

    thumb JAVIER AGUIRRE
    10/22/2019
  • 5 star review  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.

    thumb Janet Perry
    7/20/2017

    5 star review  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.

    thumb Andy Rea
    8/24/2018

    5 star review  So glad we decided to go with Sandbar! The team is knowledgeable, efficient, and personable. Their equipment is top of the line. We couldn't be happier with our new solar system, thank you!

    thumb Jessamyn Tardif
    3/22/2020
  • 5 star review  The provided a quality product at a good price. They were easy to work with and the system has been working flawlessly. This is the second system I have installed and it is producing better than my first one, and they are the same size systems. The micro inverters let's you know how much each panel is generating so it is easy to see if there is a problem with a panel. Happy to answer any questions about my system. Mark

    thumb Mark Dettle
    10/21/2018

    5 star review  It's been a year now, since Sandbar installed the solar system on the roof of my home. I want to a send big thank you to the salesman Sean Thiel, who let me talk him into me getting this great investment. He was very knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. Alicia Moss did a wonderful job co-ordinating installation. Thank you Will Crick for the clean and efficient work done on site.Got my even up billing from PGE, and just as planned, they owed me money.Great job everyone. I strongly recommend anyone wanting to have a system installed, to give Sandbar Solar & Electric a call.

    thumb Albert Lucas
    10/22/2019

    5 star review  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.

    thumb Andrew Ow
    5/16/2017

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