Find a solar panel installer in Long Beach, CA

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Top 10 solar installation companies in Long Beach, CA

Homeowners agree: these Long Beach solar panel installers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Solarverse.com Energy Solutions

Solarverse.com Energy Solutions

New on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, CA
American Solar Brokers has experienced tremendous growth and success since its founding by Tim Pluma in 2017. That growth continues in 2020 in the number of employees, clients and size of projects. Prior to founding American Solar Brokers, Tim Pluma was Director of Sales & Marketing for a large commercial solar company in Glendale, CA., for over five years, where he was in charge of all the sales & marketing efforts needed to close mid-to-large scale commercial solar projects throughout California as well as hundreds of residential jobs. American Solar Brokers brings multiple quotes for residential & commercial customers throughout Californ...
Spriggs Sean

Spriggs Sean

5.0(1)
Serves Long Beach, CA
CC C. says, "Mr. Spriggs has been doing my electrical work for the past 17 years. His professional knowledge, people skills, and fair pricing has made me a lifetime customer. I feel really good when I need his services. Not only will I get to see a friend, but he takes pride in doing the job right the first time. I always get a follow up call from him after the job is completed. I have always highly recommended him to my friends and business associates." Read more
Handyman Marty

Handyman Marty

New on HomeGuide
39+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, CA
Quality of work Everything, I enjoy the people I meet and the satisfaction I see on their face when I give the the quality of work they expect to see and more
Lepton Electric

Lepton Electric

New on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, CA
We offer our residential and commercial electrical services, we take our work with all seriousness and respect, we guarantee quality and of course we comply with safety regulations Helping customers is not our job but our commitment
W B ELECTRICS

W B ELECTRICS

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, CA
\^/— W B Electrics—Service electricians are tasked to respond to your requests for isolated repairs and upgrades. Experts at troubleshooting wiring problems, installing wiring in existing buildings, and making repairs. Electrical contractor that employs electricians to design, install, and maintain electrical systems. : Electrical field service technicians that maintain and inspect energy transmission systems and commercial and industrial electrical equipment. We troubleshoot power systems and repair or replace faulty components. We offer 24 hour service fast response emergency electrical repairs in OC&LA county’s If you're in need of any for

Your Solar Panel Installation and Repair questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does it cost to install solar panels?

The average cost to install solar panels is $12,600 to $37,800 for a 6 kW to 12 kW system, after subtracting the 30% federal tax credit. Residential solar panels cost $3.00 to $4.50 per watt, including installation. However, the cost of solar panels continues to decrease each year as solar energy becomes more popular.

The cost to convert your house to solar power depends on the type of solar panels, inverter, and equipment, your location, your energy needs, and local labor rates. Labor costs are higher if your home has multiple stories, dormers, skylights, or a steeply pitched roof.

Are solar panels worth it?

Solar panels reduce or eliminate your electric bills, boost your property value, and reduce your carbon footprint. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a home's value increases by $20 for every $1 reduction in annual utility bills. This equates to an increase of $10,000 in home value for every $500 in energy savings per year.

Solar panels typically pay for themselves in energy savings in 6 to 10 years. Homeowners in states with above-average electricity costs will recognize the most value. Solar panels work best for homes in sunny areas with southern or southwestern exposure and don't provide as much value in areas that are regularly cloudy or rainy.

How long does it take to install solar panels?

Solar panel installation typically takes 1 to 3 days. However, the total process may take 2 to 6 months and goes through several stages:

  • Designing a system for your home takes 2 to 3 weeks.
  • Permits and inspections take 3 to 9 weeks.
  • Equipment ordering and delivery takes 1 to 4 weeks.
  • Utility connections and formal Permission to Operate (PTO) from the utility company takes 2 to 6 weeks.

How long do solar panels last?

Most solar panels last 25 to 30 years and come with a 25-year warranty.

Can solar panels be installed on a metal roof or flat roof?

Yes, solar panels can be installed on a metal roof or a flat roof. Metal roofs are strong enough to easily support the weight of the solar panel array. Solar panels installed on flat roofs are typically mounted in frames that angle toward the sun.

Does installing solar panels void a roof warranty?

Solar panel installation typically does not void a roof warranty if the racking system and fasteners are installed correctly. However, the warranty may be void if the roof is damaged during the installation. Common issues that will void your roof warranty include:

  • Solar panel installers causing roof damage, liked cracked tiles or shingles
  • Racking system installed without suitable waterproof sealant
  • Racking system is substandard and doesn't include waterproofing features
  • Wrong fasteners used in the installation
  • Installers drill holes in your roof and compromise the roof membrane or decking

How can I hire the best solar panel installer near me?

It's important to choose an experienced solar panel installer who can provide references from past satisfied clients. A reputable installer will perform an on-site evaluation to determine your energy needs. Follow these tips to hire the best installer near you:

  • Look for installers who are members of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).
  • Read their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Get at least three in-person estimates to compare.
  • Discuss your electricity usage and power requirements with the installer to ensure your system is sized correctly.
  • Choose a company that is licensed, insured, bonded, and has been in business 5+ years.
  • Get a detailed estimate, contract, and warranty in writing before the work begins.
  • Avoid companies with the cheapest quotes as quality may suffer.
  • Never pay in full before the project starts. Follow a payment plan instead.

What questions should I ask solar panel installers before hiring?

Ask these questions to help you find the best solar panel company for your project:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • Which certifications or licensing do you have?
  • Can you provide a list of references with contact info?
  • How do you calculate, size, and design the system for my home?
  • Is there room to expand the system later if needed?
  • How much will I save on utility costs each year?
  • Will you assist me in claiming rebates and incentives?
  • What warranties do you provide?
  • If the equipment malfunctions, do you handle the repairs or do I need to contact the manufacturer?

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