Solar Panels for Monterey, CA

Discover effective solar energy solutions for your Monterey County home or business

Your home’s electricity bill keeps going up. Every year, the household budget takes a bigger hit. This isn’t a trend that will gradually reverse. You find yourself wondering about solar panels in Monterey, CA.

Is the technology really green and affordable? Are financing and tax credits available? Where can you get honest answers to questions about a solar system for your Monterey home or business?

With more than 15 years of solid industry experience, Sandbar Solar & Electric is at your service with answers to all your questions. We’re the largest locally owned solar company that serves Monterey County, and we’re ready to detail your options with a personal, no-obligation consultation.

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Why Choose Sandbar Solar & Electric in Monterey Bay?

We are the #1 solar company in Monterey County monterey solar installation

We always install high-quality materials, and we consistently deliver the best workmanship in the business.

We’re proud of our residential and commercial client list stretching across Morgan Hill to Monterey, Carmel to Salinas, and beyond.

You can count on us for top-notch customer service including transparent, clear proposals and honest answers to your questions.

We maintain our leadership role among solar companies in Monterey County by finishing projects on time and making sure that you’re completely satisfied with your solar installation.

Our Monterey solar installations are customized for your home and business

solar panels monterey homeOur expert teams explain the advantages of on-grid and off-grid systems for your home. We can customize your job with exterior lighting, battery backups and more.

We develop options that integrate with your existing electrical infrastructure. We design power layouts with energy-efficient strategies that fit your home and budget.

You’re assured of the finest solar panels available. We only work with the best, and all our installations are covered with a rock-solid, 10-year performance warranty which oftentimes extends to 25 years.

Our master craftsmen handle your project with years of experience as licensed electricians. When our competitors run into a tough job, they call us for help.

You can rely on carefully selected, trusted solar panel financing options

We understand the concerns that come up when you consider different financing options. These aren’t decisions home or business owners make every day.

We’ve seen it all. We know what it takes to make a financial plan solid and consumer-friendly. Our years of experience are at your service.

Through our guidance, you can consider a range of trustworthy choices that include loan or pre-pay options, and we explain how tax credits work.

We don’t pressure you into a decision. We want you to have the best, money-saving home solar power system possible because your long-term satisfaction means that we’ve done our job.

What Customers Say About Us

  • 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  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  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!

    thumb Michael Matkin
    5/05/2017
  • 5 star review  We decided to install a solar system on our small Aptos home this year. After meeting with several local and bay area solar businesses. We chose Sandbar. They were friendly, professional and, most importantly, very knowledgable. They spent as much time as needed explaining the process (sitting around a picnic table in masks). They worked with us to decide on the appropriate size. They also helped us replace the electrical panel which was not up to code. They did a totally outstanding job and it was painless for us. Every person we interacted with was friendly and professional. There wasn't one hiccup. They came and went pretty independently and we were impressed with how each person was really good at their job. They have their process down tight. They arranged the permits and inspections with minimal input from us. All and all, it was a very positive experience. I have confidence that if we were to have any issues, they will be around a long time and will be available to help us. We made the right choice with Sandbar Solar.

    thumb Marilyn Todd
    1/27/2021

    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  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!

    thumb Yasmine Nadel
    3/17/2017
  • 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

    5 star review  We are in the market for solar panels and I recently called Sandbar Solar for a quote. August was supposed to come to our house and emailed me last minute to cancel. Then my husband went there to ask them for a quote and we never received one. Its strange to be a customer chasing a company down so they can sell you something. Customer service is a two. Update* After talking with Kristi my husband and I feel that all of the issues we had have been resolved. This company is represented by professional people who do care about the experience you have while making this important purchase. We are now definitely considering going with Sandbar Solar for our home.

    thumb Melissa Lausen
    5/23/2019

    5 star review  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 🙂

    thumb Sridhar Narayanan
    12/15/2017

Company Information

Sandbar Solar & Electric
2656 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 469-8888
contact@sandbarsc.com

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