The electricity bill gets bigger every year. You re-adjust the household budget wondering if the increases will ever end. Higher energy costs aren’t going away anytime soon. You’re ready to think about solar options.
You wonder if the technology is affordable. Is it really green? Can you get help with financing and tax credits? Who can you trust for reliable information about a solar system for your San Jose home or business?
As the leading solar company in San Jose and Santa Clara County, we’re at your service with answers to your questions backed by more than 10 years of industry experience. We’re happy to explain your options with a free consultation.
Why Choose Sandbar Solar in San Jose, CA?
We are Santa Clara county’s top-rated solar company
We earn our solid reputation by always delivering quality materials and the highest levels of workmanship.
We’ve installed more than 1,600 residential and commercial systems totaling 11,000 kilowatts across the San Francisco Bay Area from South San Francisco to San Jose. The Silicon Valley Business Journal ranks us as one of the top solar companies in San Jose.
You can depend on us for outstanding customer service, honest proposals and detailed answers to your questions.
We maintain our leadership role among Santa Clara County solar companies with timely project completion that ensures satisfaction with your solar installation.
We customize our San Jose solar installations for your home and business
Our expert teams explain the benefits of off-grid and on-grid systems for your home and business. Customization can include battery backups, exterior lighting and more.
We work up options that seamlessly integrate with existing electrical infrastructure, and we design energy efficient layouts tailored to the size of your property and budget.
Your project is assembled with the very best solar panels available. All our installation services are backed by a 10-year warranty, which oftentimes extends to 25 years.
Our master craftsmen bring years of experience as licensed electricians to every job. Even our competitors count on us when they run into a complicated project.
You enjoy carefully selected, trusted options for solar panel financing
As you consider available financing options, you have concerns and questions. This isn’t the same as making routine budget decisions at home or work.
We understand. We put our years of industry experience to work helping you develop a financial plan that’s consumer-friendly and rock-solid.
With our guidance, you can choose from a range of plans including pre-pay or loan options. We also explain tax credits in detail.
You’re never pressured into a decision. Our goal is to make sure you have the best solar power system possible. We’re committed to ensuring your complete, long-term satisfaction.
What Customers Say About Us
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.
August and the Sandbar Solar team have been really great to work with! I highly recommend their services!
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.
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.
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!
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
Excellent and quality work and support. Very much appreciated the system and the people at Sandbar installing our solar system.
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.