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What To Look For In A Solar Installation Company in California

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California averages more than 300 sunny days per year, making the Golden State the perfect place to use solar energy. If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint and save money on your utility bills, it’s important to find a reliable solar company with a positive reputation for following through on its promises. Here’s what to look for in a solar installation company in California:

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Call us at (805) 351‑3371 to schedule your free custom solar estimate, or click below to use our online solar calculator. We proudly install US made products, maintain a perfect safety record, and offer a 25-year production guarantee!

Free Custom Estimate Provided

Switching to solar energy has the potential to slash your utility bills, leaving you with more money to spend on other things. However, before you can take advantage of these savings, you need to invest in a solar system for your home. The first step is to request an custom estimate, which allows you to talk with a solar expert and determine how much you can expect to pay for system components, installation, and maintenance. A detailed estimate should include the following information:

  • Location and sunlight
  • Roof size and condition
  • Energy usage
  • System size and capacity
  • Type of inverter
  • Battery storage (if applicable)
  • Grid connections and net metering programs
  • Tax credits and incentives
  • Financing options
  • Warranty and support
  • And more!

A solar company should also be able to tell you how much you can expect to save over the system’s life (around 20 – 30 years). At Photon Brothers, we proudly provide customers with all of the above, and then some. Call us at (805) 351‑3371 or check out our online solar calculator to get an instant ballpark estimate.

California Licenses and Certifications

When searching for a California solar installer, check that the company holds the necessary licenses, permits, and certifications required for solar installations in California. This includes a valid contractor’s license, as well as certifications from organizations like the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).

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You’ll also want to ensure that the company requires their employees to obtain a Home Improvement Salesperson (HIS) license which verifies the salesperson works for the company and has submitted a background check. This is California law for all sales to have if they are telling homeowners potential upgrades to avoid scams. Our sales reps all have HIS licenses and are renewed biannually.

As a leading solar installer in California’s Central Coast, Photon Brothers has all of the above. We’ve also got more than 10 years of experience serving California homeowners with high-efficiency solar systems, including Tesla Powerwalls. As Tesla Premier Certified Installers, we can ensure your home stays protected against power outages.

Solar Designs Customized to California Weather

There’s no one-size-fits-all solar system that works for every home. For example, if you have a lot of trees around your house, you’ll have to account for reduced power output in shaded areas of your roof. You also need to consider how much energy your household consumes. The more electricity you use, the larger your solar system will need to be.

Moreover, your solar installer should provide solar designs that are tailored to the Central Coast California climate. The region’s frequent fog cover can significantly reduce sunlight exposure, posing a challenge to traditional solar panel systems. To address this, a successful design would involve selecting solar panels with a higher efficiency rating to make the most of limited sunlight. Additionally, tilt and orientation angles of the panels should be adjusted to capture the maximum available sunlight during periods of partial clearing. 

The good news is that Photon Brothers creates custom solar panel designs, making it easy to increase energy efficiency and gain maximum ROI on your solar investment. We can also install a well-designed energy storage system for use during overcast periods, ensuring a consistent power supply despite the challenging weather conditions.

5‑Star Reviews from California Homeowners

Before you invest in a solar system, you need to know that your solar company has a long track record of success. Sure, a brand-new business can succeed, but an established company has the experience needed to guarantee a flawless installation. They’ve also got plenty of 5‑star online reviews and a proven track record of providing excellent customer service. 

What’s perhaps even more important, though, is that reviews are based in California. A lot of solar companies are expanding into new service areas, and while they may have an online presence, they may not actually be local to your California town or area. 

Curious what California homeowners have to say about Photon Brothers? Check out our 5‑star online reviews.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Choosing a solar installation company that offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee is paramount for several reasons. First, it ensures that the company is willing to go the extra mile to meet and exceed customer expectations. Second, solar installations represent a significant investment, both financially and environmentally, and any shortcomings or subpar work can lead to long-term issues or reduced energy production. A 100% satisfaction guarantee provides assurance that the company stands by the quality of their work and will rectify any deficiencies promptly and efficiently. This peace of mind is priceless!

Want a custom solar system for your California home? Call Photon Brothers!

Our impeccable safety record, coupled with a 25-year production guarantee, ensures lasting value. Beyond installation, our in-house service department guarantees hassle-free maintenance. Choose a brighter, greener future– contact us at (805) 351‑3371 or click below to use our instant online calculator and take the first step toward a sustainable energy transformation!

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