Home and business owners in Morgan Hill enjoy its small-town charm and easy access to nearby San Jose. Nestled between the Santa Cruz Mountains and Anderson Lake, it’s a wonderful place to put down roots.
The City is also committed to reducing greenhouse emissions through its Climate Action Plan. Solar energy continues to play an important role in helping the community reach and maintain those goals.
As the leading solar panel installers for Morgan Hill zip codes 95037 and 95038, we’re proud to do our part. We help residents save money and take advantage of tax credits every day. Our solar energy professionals are some of the most experienced in Santa Clara County.
Sandbar Solar & Electric brings more than 19 years of industry expertise to each project. When you partner with us, you’re working with a locally owned and operated company that shares your commitment to a greener future.
You’re ready to go solar. We’re ready to answer your questions. Let’s get started today with a free consultation.
Schedule your complimentary solar consultation today: 831-469-888
How Does the Solar Installation Process Work in Morgan Hill, CA?
When homeowners consider making the switch to solar, they want to know what to expect. We want you to be comfortable with our process, so let’s take a look at how it works.
1. On-Site Consultation and Evaluation
We start by scheduling an on-site consultation and evaluation. During this initial visit, we determine your roof’s condition and size.
We also examine your home’s electrical panel, its wiring configuration and its capacity.
Our solar consultant develops a panel installation plan tailored to your property. We discuss your options, answer your questions and present our job proposal for your approval.
2. Obtaining Permits and Procuring Components
Once we have your go-ahead, our in-house design team develops all required permit drawings for submission to the Morgan Hill Development Services Department.
We also begin procuring the components for your project, including solar panels, racking materials and inverters.
3. Professional Solar Panel Installation
When we receive the City’s permit approval, we work with your timetable to schedule the solar energy system installation. The work typically takes several days from start to finish and includes:
- Roof preparation and wiring configuration
- Solar panel racking system construction
- Solar panel attachment to support racking
- Inverter connection to solar panel array
- Commissioning your system for remote monitoring
4. Final Approval and Permission to Operate
With the solar panel installation work finished, we contact the City and arrange a final on-site inspection.
The wait typically takes from two weeks to a month for final inspection. As soon as we receive the City’s final inspection approval, we send that along to PG&E for their final certification, called “Permission to Operate”, so our team can activate your solar panel system.
You immediately begin to enjoy increased grid independence and lower electric bills.
You also have the peace of mind that comes from powering your home with clean, sustainable solar energy.
Why Choose Sandbar Solar & Electric in Morgan Hill?
Solar Service Expertise
Whether you want solar panels installed at home or an array added to a retail center, we can handle it. From residential and commercial jobs to municipal projects, we’ve done it all.
All of our team members are industry-trained and fully licensed. We back every job with more than 150 years of combined experience in the field. Our industry expertise brings the benefits of solar energy to you.
We’re proud of our solid reputation, and we earn it every day. Our work speaks for itself. Our list of satisfied customers here in Morgan Hill continues to grow.
You want a team you can trust for expert solar panel installations. You want a company that continues to offer professional support after the job is done. Sandbar Solar & Electric delivers it all and more.
Personalized Customer Service
We don’t believe in hard sells. We do believe in helping customers understand the sustainable benefits of solar power. You care about the details. We give straight answers to all your questions.
You have our commitment to making sure your experience with us exceeds expectations. Our team keeps you informed through every step of the solar installation process. Our rates are reasonable and competitive.
We invite you to read independent reviews of Sandbar Solar & Electric from customers in Morgan Hill. Find out what they’re are saying about our work. We know you’ll be impressed. Our customer service sets us apart from other solar providers, and we’re proud of that.
Full-service in-house Solutions
All Sandbar solar panel projects are handled in-house. We never outsource any phase of the work. We design, engineer and install solar arrays custom-built for your Morgan Hill property. You can count on us from job start to finish.
You can also rely on us for service after your installation. If you need to upgrade your equipment, we guide you through all the options. If you want to convert an existing solar system so that it’s battery-backup compatible, we can do it.
You want a home solar panel system designed for your needs. We tailor our in-house solutions to your property. You enjoy lower energy bills and the knowledge that you’re making a sustainable difference.
Call us for answers to your questions about solar panel installations: 831-469-8888
What Customers Say About Us
After interviewing five "local" solar installation companies and doing our due diligence, we chose Sandbar Solar for our solar installation in 2023. One of our neighbors (who had Sandbar... read more
January 17, 2024
This is my 2nd solar energy system. I got my first one over 25 years ago and it was destroyed in a house fire in May of 2019. They were... read more
January 24, 2024
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... read more
March 22, 2020
Sandbar paid attention to my concern and met my high standards with regards to aesthetics and safety. My 12/12 steep roof pitch was somewhat challenging for the installation of panels... read more
December 9, 2022
(This will be long, but should be worth the read) I highly recommend Sandbar Solar. There have been so many nightmare stories related to Solar City and others, Sandbar was... read more
June 1, 2023
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... read more
July 20, 2017
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... read more
December 15, 2017
Sandbar recently installed PV panels and battery storage at our house in Santa Cruz and it was a great experience. Our second story roof is steep, so it wasn’t... read more
December 2, 2021
Sandbar did a fantastic job! My project was completed ahead of time. Communication and appointments were excellent keeping me informed about progress as well as navigating me through understanding my... read more
August 22, 2023
How to Select a Trusted Solar Installer in Morgan Hill
How can you determine which Santa Clara County solar provider is the best fit for your project?
Always check references, but keep these three key points in mind as you consider your options.
1. Verify In-House Project Control
A successful solar installation requires the expertise of different industry professionals. The best solar energy provider controls everything with in-house talent, from project design and construction to navigating the permit process.
2. Focus on a Locally Owned Solar Company
When you partner with a locally owned solar company, you get to know the individuals working on your installation. They answer their own phones, and they’re always available to address any concerns.
You don’t have to deal with multiple vendors or contractors.
3. Expect Complete Project Transparency
From initial consultation to job completion, you always know what to expect. An honest solar provider answers any questions you might have. The company does all it can to make sure you’re comfortable through every project phase.
1. What is the cost of solar panel installation in Morgan Hill?
The cost of installing solar panels on a home in Morgan Hill depends on property size and roof condition. Panel price-per-watt valuation also factors into the final cost. We tailor our installations to your property, according to your energy needs and your budget. Reach out to us for a custom quote, and we can provide you with options and pricing, typically within a few days.
2. Will I see lower electric bills after going solar?
Yes. Your electric bills will be significantly lower when you switch to solar energy. However, there will still be a $10 to $20 monthly charge for grid connection, plus costs for excess energy you require beyond what your solar power and "exported solar credits” cover. For any electricity usage that exceeds the production and/or credits earned from your solar panels, you'll be charged the utility's standard rate.
3. How do solar panels convert sunlight into electricity?
The photovoltaic cells inside individual solar panels absorb sunlight and convert the energy in DC electricity. The system's inverter component converts the DC current into AC electricity that powers your home with sustainable energy.
4. Are there incentives for switching to solar in Morgan Hill?
Yes. Your investment in a solar panel and/or battery installation can generate a 30% federal tax credit. A solar battery backup can also qualify for savings through California's Self-Generation Incentive Program. Please consult your licensed tax professional to find out if you qualify for the 30% federal solar tax credit.
5. Can a battery backup be added to an existing solar installation?
Yes. Our teams frequently integrate new battery backup systems with existing solar panels on Morgan Hill homes and businesses. The job may require some modifications to your property's current setup.
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