Find a solar panel installer in Oceanside, CA

Find solar panel installers in Oceanside, CA

Find solar panel installers in Oceanside, CA

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Top 10 solar installation companies in Oceanside, CA

Homeowners agree: these Oceanside solar panel installers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Eco Construction & Energy

Eco Construction & Energy

5.0(3)
16+ years in business
Serves Oceanside, CA
Tina D. says, "At ECE, they are very professional and respond quickly to any questions. Their pricing was competitive and finished the job to perfection. The solar is already saving me money! Our family had a very positive experience and will definitely be hiring them for all of my future home construction jobs." Read more
Sun And Done

Sun And Done

5.0(1)
3 hires on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Oceanside, CA
Michelle K. says, "Sun and Done made it extremely easy to select an installer, and ultimately put solar on our home. They even did a bill audit 6 months in, recommending we switch our plan to a cheaper utility rate option for electric vehicle users which saved us about $35/month." Read more
Journeyman Electric

Journeyman Electric

New on HomeGuide
2+ years in business
Serves Oceanside, CA
Founded with over 10 years of electrical experience, Journeyman Electric is committed to high-quality service for any electrical needs!
Tier Drop Solar & Electric

Tier Drop Solar & Electric

5.0Exceptional(6)
10+ years in business
Serves Oceanside, CA
Deborah C. says, " Randy was very thorough. He had answers to all the questions and made the switch to solar a breeze!!" Read more
TAHADA Construction

TAHADA Construction

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
15+ years in business
Serves Oceanside, CA
The history of TAHADA Construction is easy to define in one word: Commitment. Commitment to design, innovation. Commitment to our customers. WE PROVIDE THE INDUSTRY FIRST TRANSFERABLE WRITTEN 3 YEARS LIMITED WORKMANSHIP WARRANTY FOR THE FLIPPING REMODELING because we take pride in our work. We also have a commitment to our industry. TAHADA Construction has always been a full-service industry leader focused solely on the needs of our clients. This has been our history and is our future... one word: COMMITMENT. The fact that we are in this business to help people fill their needs. We also enjoy immensely when the transformation of the house ...
ALIVE Solar & Roofing

ALIVE Solar & Roofing

New on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves Oceanside, CA
ALIVE was founded in Escondido in 2010. Our own lifelong construction professionals and roofing specialists will ensure your home and roof are strengthened by our work, not ruined by it. You’ll find your home and roof in better condition than we found it, and we do everything possible to make sure your happiness with our work lasts long beyond the sale. We’re the only company I’ve ever heard of with a 100% customer satisfaction rate, and we intend to keep it that way.
Premier Services

Premier Services

New on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Oceanside, CA
Hello I am a very dedicated honest hardworking meticulous electrician with superior electrical skills and dedication to my craft. I have over 18 years experience and I'm a certified master electrician. Everything I wouldn't trade my profession for anything in the world.
TP Electric

TP Electric

New on HomeGuide
38+ years in business
Serves Oceanside, CA
Electrical service and installation for residential, commercial and industrial. Control and all phase of Electric. I like working and solving problems with customers needs.
Transblue Beverly Hills

Transblue Beverly Hills

New on HomeGuide
39+ years in business
Serves Oceanside, CA
First and foremost - we provide world class service, guarantee our work, and will never leave a job until our client is 110% completely satisfied. We love our client's reaction to a completed project.
Top Quality Electric

Top Quality Electric

New on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Oceanside, CA
We specialize in half price main panel replacement/upgrades!

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?

Reviews for Oceanside solar installation companies

Recent success stories from people in the Oceanside area.
Danny T.
Big thanks to this company! The quality of work, customer support, and communication just outstanding! They were able to walk me through all of the processes and explain so many things for the future. Would I recommend them? Absolutely! Anthony's communication was great, throughout each step of my remodel. Can't wait to use them again, and would definitely bring more business to them!
Eco Construction & Energy
Luis R.
Great people to deal with, Very profesional and very knowledgable about their job. My solar panels have not had any problems generating extreme power levels and continue to do a great job. I am a very satisfied customer. Tier Drop solar are the best I have ever seen in the business.
Tier Drop Solar & Electric
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