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 14 years of solid industry experience, Sandbar Solar is at your service with answers to all your questions. We’re the largest locally owned solar company in Monterey County, and we’re ready to detail your options with a personal, no-obligation consultation.
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 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.
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.
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 🙂
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.
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
August and the Sandbar Solar team have been really great to work with! I highly recommend their services!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!