Find a solar panel installer in San Francisco, CA

Find solar panel installers in San Francisco, CA

Find solar panel installers in San Francisco, CA

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Find solar panel installers in San Francisco, CA

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Top 10 solar installation companies in San Francisco, CA

Homeowners agree: these San Francisco solar panel installers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
AMP Electric

AMP Electric

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Ramon G. says, "Quick and professional." Read more
World Electrical Contractors Inc

World Electrical Contractors Inc

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
4 hires on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Jyoti S. says, "Alex was the technician and he was awesome and got the job done. I would recommend him 100%" Read more
Complete Solar

Complete Solar

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
James M. says, "Great service, great people. 3 thumbs up!" Read more
Third Eye View Interfath Co-op

Third Eye View Interfath Co-op

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Electrical collective serving SF and the East Bay. 30+ years experience electricians, fully licensed and insured. Promotional discount $150/hr for up to 2 electricians now through October.
Alpha & Omega Solar Consulting

Alpha & Omega Solar Consulting

5.0(2)
Serves San Francisco, CA
B. S. says, "Great company! Truly enjoyed my interactions with the staff. Sales rep was very knowledgeable. Speedy process. From the initial application to the actual installation was only 4 weeks, including permits, etc. Very clean installation. No more electric bills! No True Up either! " Read more
Jj Construction

Jj Construction

New on HomeGuide
28+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
At JJ Construction, based in El Sobrante, CA, we specialize in a wide array of services to meet your home and business needs. With expertise in drywall installation, electrical panel upgrades, exterior painting, and solar panel solutions, we are committed to delivering reliable and quality service. Our skilled team also excels in home remodeling, bathroom renovations, and handyman tasks. Whether you need simple repairs or comprehensive installations, we pride ourselves on providing top-notch craftsmanship and customer satisfaction. Choose JJ Construction for your next project and experience excellence in every detail.
Reyes Electric HN

Reyes Electric HN

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Jhon S. says, "Professional" Read more
Andrade Link Electric Corp

Andrade Link Electric Corp

New on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Founded in 2017, Andrade Link Electric Corp is a dedicated electrical contractor based in South San Francisco and serving the surrounding areas. With a passion for their craft and a commitment to customer service, their experienced team handles a variety of unique and complex projects. They offer a range of services for both residential homes and commercial businesses, from rewiring and panel upgrades to full-scale project management. Regardless of the size or complexity of the job, Andrade Link Electric Corp is equipped and ready to meet your electrical needs.
Electric

Electric

New on HomeGuide
Serves San Francisco, CA
I've been in the trades long enough to know what works. Some jobs are better than others and every job is unique. I make sure I approach every job with careful thinking and common sense. I take pride in the projects that I work on and I never leave a job unresolved and incomplete. I make sure the customers are always happy and satisfied. The things that I enjoy on every job is the potential to learn something new about the issues at hand. For the most part, most jobs are standard and routine but every job has it's own uniqueness. The most satisfying part of every job is the ability to complete the job to the customers satisfaction.
Jwconstruction

Jwconstruction

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
35+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Jw construction master electrician, more than 30 years in the business Addition and remodeling license, electrician, and general contractor by the state of California.

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 San Francisco solar installation companies

Recent success stories from people in the San Francisco area.
Deborah R.
He was a great guy his work was very professional and he got all of it done on time. I would hire him any other time I have referred him out to other clients of mine
World Electrical Contractors Inc
Ramon C.
They showed us the options, like Lease versus Purchase, cheap solar brands vs Tier 1 quality panels, single standard inverters vs micro-inverters with full monitoring, etc. The installation is very clean. They hid and painted the conduits to make it aesthetically clean.
Alpha & Omega Solar Consulting
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