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Residential Solar Installation in California

Get Record-Breaking Solar for Your California Home 

Looking for a way to add value to your home and save money on your electricity bill? Installing a residential solar energy system is a smart way to provide your home with clean, sustainable energy while reducing your home’s carbon footprint for years to come.

SunPower by Sun Solar has over 15 years of combined experience helping homeowners with residential solar installation in California. With thousands of happy clients, our locally-owned and -operated company has helped power more homes with SunPower than any other provider in the region. Our seasoned design and installation teams are ready to tailor your new solar system to your property’s unique needs, including your roof’s position relative to the sun, your monthly energy usage, and your budget. We will work closely with you from beginning to end and are committed to earning your trust and satisfaction.

For prospective customers contemplating the switch to solar energy, the combination of our extensive history, local ownership, and unparalleled use of SunPower technology instills confidence in the excellence of our services. As we continue to spearhead residential solar installations, we remain dedicated to making a positive impact on the communities we serve. 

If you have any specific inquiries or would like more comprehensive details about SunPower by Sun Solar's certifications, unique offerings, or additional information, please don't hesitate to reach out. We are here to provide transparent and thorough information to assist you in making an informed decision about your solar energy needs.

Ready to go solar? Request a free quote and learn more about residential solar installation in California by calling (661) 535-0795 or by contacting us online today.

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the benefits of residential solar installation in California?

Residential solar installation can add value to your home, save money on your electricity bill, and provide clean, sustainable energy while reducing your home’s carbon footprint for years to come.

How can a solar energy system be tailored to my property's unique needs?

A solar energy system can be tailored to your property's unique needs by considering factors such as your roof’s position relative to the sun, your monthly energy usage, and your budget.

Locally-Owned & Operated

Scott Ryan, the owner of SunPower by Sun Solar, was born and raised in the Central Valley. As a business leader in our community, he’s proud to give back to the community he calls home.

“Growing up here locally, we have a great sense of pride for our community and want to earn your business the right way. We don’t “sell” solar, we help our friends, family and customers find ways to save and make the best decision for their homes and businesses. We’re more than a solar company - we’re improving the lives of the wonderful people we call neighbors.”

Scott Ryan, President

How Solar Energy Can Benefit Your Home 

With the amount a new solar panel system will save you on your monthly electric bill, you will find that your system can pay for itself in no time. Plus, with the federal and state tax credits that are often available to homeowners, the average system owner could benefit from thousands of dollars in extra income each year. With so many great benefits, there’s no reason to pay more for energy! Our Solar Educators are happy to discuss how a new solar system can specifically benefit your home.

Some of the most exciting benefits of residential solar installation in California include:

  • Reduce the amount of expenses on your utility bill
  • Significantly reduce your tax liability by receiving a 30% federal tax credit
  • Increase the resale value of your home without sacrificing curb appeal
  • Long-term financial savings

The SunPower Equinox® System also offers several key advantages, including:

  • Built by SunPower and backed by the industry’s only complete system warranty
  • Generates more power – in less space – with fewer visible parts for a minimalist design
  • Eliminates unnecessary hardware and utility boxes on exterior walls
  • Equipped to easily add energy storage to provide backup power during an outage and to help reduce peak-time charges

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? We are here to help. Still have questions or can't find the answer you need? Give us a call at 661-535-0795 today!

  • How Long Does It Take to Install Solar Panels on a Residential Property in California?
    The installation process typically takes one to three days, depending on the size and complexity of the system. However, additional time may be needed for permitting, inspections, and paperwork.
  • What Happens to My Solar Panels During a Power Outage in California?
    Most grid-tied solar systems automatically shut down during a power outage to prevent back feeding electricity into the grid, which could endanger utility workers. However, homeowners can opt for battery storage systems to provide backup power during outages.
  • Do I Need Special Permits or Permissions to Install Solar Panels on My Home in California?
    Yes, homeowners typically need to obtain permits from their local building department before installing solar panels. However, the process is usually straightforward, especially with the help of a reputable solar installer.
  • I have a tile roof, can solar be installed?

    In most cases, Yes! Concrete and clay tile roofs are common in the Bakersfield area. We have 15+ years experience installing on tile roofs. Rest assured that we utilize the latest mounting technology to ensure your roof is water tight for peace of mind.

    Your solar educator is well versed on the appropriate installation methods of all roofing materials. Depending on the specific brand and types of roof tile, we have a solution that maintains the roofs integrity , while preserve the aesthetics of your home.

  • How Long Do Solar Panels Last?

    Because we are committed to using only high-quality materials that last, we are a SunPower Master Dealer. SunPower solar panels have a 25-year complete confidence warranty, which is the best in the industry.

  • What Maintenance Is Required for Solar Panels in California?

    Solar panels generally require minimal maintenance, such as periodic cleaning to remove dirt and debris. It's also advisable to have a professional inspection every few years to ensure optimal performance.

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Make Installing Your New Residential Solar System Easy

At SunPower by Sun Solar, we want to make choosing solar an easy decision. That is why we offer a variety of solar lease benefits, including $0 down options, locked-in rates for up to 25 years, and an Energy Assurance™ performance guarantee, or your money back. You will also enjoy a unique early buy-out opportunity if you decide to buy your system before the end of your lease term. Otherwise, you will have flexible options at the end of your SunPower Lease, including renewing, purchasing, requesting a free removal, upgrading to the newest technology available, and more. 

Ready to invest in solar for your home? Our proven installation process involves the following steps:

  • Evaluation

    First, we will evaluate whether your property is suitable for solar power. South-facing roofs are ideal, but results can still be achieved with less ideally situated roofs as well. Our engineers will determine how much sunlight your roof would be likely to capture with a solar system and help you determine whether your roof will qualify for rebates and tax credits.

  • Purchasing

    Next, we will help you determine how powerful a system would be needed to power your property and go over how the project will be financed, including zero-down options and other financing/purchasing options for qualified customers.

  • Design & Installation

    After you sign your contract, your unique system design will be given to our engineers. Then, we will begin taking care of all of the permitting and rebate paperwork associated with your project. Once the rebate is approved and all permits are received, we can order the materials for your project and prepare for installation. Installation typically takes around three days to complete.

  • Inspection

    After completion of the installation, we will schedule a final inspection of your property with your local governing body. We will also submit the final paperwork to your electric company.

  • Completion

    The average residential solar installation in California takes approximately 12 weeks to complete from the initial contract to installation completion. We take steps to minimize disruption and inconvenience and aim to make this process as smooth and swift as possible.

Independently Power Your Home, Day and Night

When the grid goes down or power outages strike, a home battery storage system can keep your lights on and your fridge cold without any upkeep, fuel, or noise. When you pair it with a SunPower solar system, it can recharge with sunlight to keep your appliances – and more – running for days. Get solar + battery storage as low as $99 each month with finance options available through Sun Solar.

Interested in making the switch to solar? Explore your options today by calling (661) 535-0795 or contacting us online.

  • SunVault™ Storage

    Peace of mind comes standard with the only home solar and battery storage solution designed by one company. SunPower Equinox® solar systems paired with SunVault™ Storage give you the chance to become energy independent and take control of the energy your home uses so you are prepared for power outages, blackouts, and more.

  • Tesla Powerwall®

    By reducing your reliance on the grid, the Tesla Powerwall stores your solar energy to use when the sun isn’t shining. You can monitor your home’s energy production and consumption in real time, optimize your preferences for energy independence, and control your system from anywhere.

5-Star Solar

    This is a company from start to finish they were professional and knowledgeable. I recommend them for all solar needs.

    - Dianna P.

    We purchased our system 3 years ago and couldn't be happier with our choice.

    - Jessica W.

    Sun Solar sells a great product and provides excellent service.

    - Terry C.

    All the deadlines talked about for the entire process were met or exceeded.

    - Jon D.

    We will definitely recommend Sun Solar to friends and family!!

    - Mark P.

    My solar purchase and installation was an excellent experience.

    - Tom C.

    I have been shopping around for quality panel and sunpower is my first choice

    - Dat V.

    Top-notch experience - both the people and the solar.

    - Lang B.

Save Money & Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

  • Free Solar 12 Months of Solar Power

    Enjoy 365 days of free solar and low to $0 electric bills when you lease your SunPower solar system. It’s the perfect price to pay for reliable solar energy. When you go solar, you'll receive a rebate check in the amount of your first year of solar payment

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