Find a solar panel installer in San Jose, CA

Find solar panel installers in San Jose, CA

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Top 10 solar installation companies in San Jose, CA

Homeowners agree: these San Jose solar panel installers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Oria Builders

Oria Builders

5.0(2)
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
May H. says, "Just moved back into my home after close to 3 weeks of renovation. Want to do a shout out to my Project Manager, Gabriel for keeping the project moving right along and on budget. Gabriel and his team helped me to redo the whole kitchen and put in new flooring for the entire condo. The fact that I am on the 2nd floor in a condo complex, makes this less of a favorite for many contractors I talked to. There are limited space to work and a constant need to be clean in the open (shared) area to add another layer of work to the team. But Gabriel and his team came in and did the work without complaint and they clean the shared area to their best ability at the end of each day. Even though I am on a tide budget, the quality of the materials and detail of the work were not compromised at all. The contractors who came onsite are polite, professional and would go the extra mile to make sure everything is set up correctly so I can move back into the home smoothly There was a little hiccup during the renovation but it was resolved quickly and professionally allowing the project to move along and be completed within the time expected. I would definitely recommend Oria Builders and Gabriel to others." Read more
Go Solar Direct

Go Solar Direct

5.0(1)
9+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Brayden Z. says, "Awesome service, loving my solar system!!" Read more
Semper Solaris

Semper Solaris

New on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Semper Solaris is proud to be a top solar, battery storage, and roofing provider and to install our products for a growing customer base. We have received numerous awards, maintain an A rating with the Better Business Bureau, and rely on referrals from happy clients as a major part of our business. Semper Solaris is inspired by the Marine Corps motto, Semper Fidelis, which means “always faithful.” At Semper Solaris, we bring the same discipline and attention to detail we gained in the military to all of our projects. We do everything we can to exceed the expectations of our customers. Address: 180 E Sunnyoaks Ave, Bldg 2, Campbell, CA 95008,
Complete Solar

Complete Solar

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
James M. says, "Great service, great people. 3 thumbs up!" Read more
Mirkovic Electric

Mirkovic Electric

New on HomeGuide
33+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
We are your friendly cost effective neighborhood electricians. Our mission is to provide excellent service and long-term trustworthy relationships with our clients. We have been in the electrical business since 1991, licensed bonded, and insured.
InvisibleSun Energy

InvisibleSun Energy

New on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
InvisibleSun Energy is here to help you make an informed, confident decision about solar for your home or business. We take pride in providing a personalized experience with each of our customers that draws on our 10 plus years’ experience installing solar around the Bay Area. NABCEP certified solar professional since 2014. We work hard to earn your trust by answering every question and making the best recommendation for your unique situation. We then manage the installation process from beginning to end to ensure your system performs to your expectations. Go solar with confidence at InvisibleSun Energy. https://us.sunpower.com/dealers-insta...
Alpha & Omega Solar Consulting

Alpha & Omega Solar Consulting

5.0(2)
Serves San Jose, 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
Hall’s Construction

Hall’s Construction

New on HomeGuide
18+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Hall's Construction, founded in 2006 and located in San Jose, CA, is Santa Clara County's go-to handyman service for quality and value. They offer a wide range of services including home inspections, sheetrock, dry rot, electrical and plumbing works, power washing, painting, and more. Known for their exceptional customer service, Hall's Construction is committed to excellence and customer satisfaction.
Reyes Electric HN

Reyes Electric HN

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
Jhon S. says, "Professional" Read more
Traveling Tools Handyman Services

Traveling Tools Handyman Services

New on HomeGuide
11+ years in business
Serves San Jose, CA
I have been in business for myself for over 15 years. Name it, I can fix it. Nothing too big or too small.

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 $10,600 to $26,500 for a 6 kW to 12 kW system, after subtracting the 30% federal tax credit. Residential solar panels cost $2.53 to $3.15 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 50 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 Jose solar installation companies

Recent success stories from people in the San Jose area.
Yaniv K.
Highly recommend these guys after doing a great job from start to finish ! I recently bought  a house for investment and needed remodeling for the kitchen and 2 bathrooms , and a friend recommended Oria Builders and sent me to speak with Gilad the owner. we clicked from the first call , Gilad was super friendly , professional and understood exactly what I was looking for without me having to explain too much and got me a price offer and work plan within a couple of days and by the next week the crew was already working on my property. Gabriel the project manager was always polite and respectful, kept everything clean and did a raeally good job on keeping us updated at every point of the job . they completed the job within the agreed upon time frame with no lagging , left everything clean and looking brand new , and I will absolutely use their services again in the future . thanks again guys for doing a wonderful job!
Oria Builders
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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