Sandbar Solar is the choice for residential and commercial projects
Locally owned and operated, Sandbar Solar & Electric has the largest and most efficient team of solar power experts in Santa Cruz County. We deliver quality solar panel installations that businesses, organizations and homeowners expect and deserve.
Local means everything to us.
Here in Santa Cruz, California, we know that everyone lives under the same sun, but we feel like every solar power system we install comes with a special dash of our local sunshine.
Every solar-powered home may qualify for an Investment Tax Credit this year. Start generating your own free electricity PLUS get money back on your income taxes worth 30% of the cost of your home solar power system. ➡︎ Learn more
We are solar power experts
All of our engineers, project managers and installers at Sandbar Solar & Electric are solar energy experts who have completed hundreds of solar panel installations in Santa Cruz and across the region. ➡︎ Meet our team
Talk to anyone in the know about solar panels in Santa Cruz County and beyond. We have a long-standing reputation for designing and installing large, complex projects. We handle smaller residential solar panel installations with our trademark efficiency and professionalism.
We do it all with our Santa Cruz culture intact – no corporate sales pitch. No confusing contracts. No hidden fees. We help you save money and the environment by installing high-quality solar power systems at highly competitive prices. ➡︎ Learn more
Sunridge Farms Solar Addition- Sandbar Solar installed 552 panels, equaling over 218 kW, at Sunridge Farms in Watsonville on bldg. 2, (domed roof), and bldg. 5. The system is expected to produce approx. 345,257 kWh of energy annually. The environmental benefits are significant, as the solar addition will eliminate over 283 tons of CO2 annually, which is … Continue reading "Sunridge Farms Solar Addition"
A good friend of mine recommended Sandbar Solar and I can truly say it has been a wonderful experience in the pre-work, installation and subsequent maintenance of the solar panels we installed in our home. It was so seamless and easy from start to end and in particular want to call out August Materazzi who patiently answered each and every question I had through the entire process And it feels great to be able to generate my own electricity and not rely on PG&E 🙂read more
20:07 20 Jul 17
The system Sandbar installed has been up and running for about 8 months. To say that I am pleased with the resulting power bill from our utility company would be an understatement – from $600 to $50. The system is dramatically out performing my expectations. I checked the Solar Edge monitoring system frequently and get a sense of contentment each time.read more
17:45 20 Jul 17
Working with Sandbar was excellent. We were kept informed about every step. I have not had the installation long enough to learn how much I am saving. Will have to give final evaluation after the :tru-up " bill.read more
22:42 13 Jul 17
Sandbar was awesome. They communicated with me through the whole process. The install crew were friendly and fast. I couldn't be happier.
16:26 16 May 17
Working with Sandbar was great. They were significantly cheaper than other bids we received, finished our project quickly, and answered all of our questions. The installation was so fast that they finished it in one day before our young child's afternoon nap. The entire team was friendly and helpful. They made everything so easy for us. Can't recommend them highly enough.read more
19:11 05 May 17
Sandbar is a huge supporter of our community here in Santa Cruz. They brought their solar trailer to our LogJam surf contest this past weekend and provided all the power for the entire production. In past years we've had to use a fueled generator and it was amazing to have only the sun giving us our power this time. It's silent, no fumes and looks incredibly cool on top of that. Sandbar provides the trailer to dozens of other events in the county each year, and are committed to giving back to the community in a ton of other ways. Not only are they great at what they do - they're also one of the most generous neighbors you could ever want. We love Sandbar!read more
00:46 17 Mar 17
Years ago we investigated getting solar panels, but decided to look into it again this year. We had already spoken to a few other companies when we met with August, our Solar Consultant at Sandbar Solar. August was wonderful at giving us honest information and helping us to get what we needed. He helped compare which solar panels were best for our usage. We followed up with our own research and choose the Panasonic panels offered by Sandbar because because of their high efficiency. The communication with the Sandbar team was excellent through the entire process. The installation crew was polite and installed our system in two days! It was less than two weeks from signing our contract, that our system was installed. It is an absolute joy to see our meter go in reverse piling up credits for a lower electrical bills. I would highly recommend working with Sandbar Solar!read more
00:58 16 Feb 17
Sandbar is one of the best Santa Cruz solar companies in town, hands down. Scott and his team are experts at what they do. I've witnessed firsthand their attention to detail, and stellar customer service. A solar panel installation for your home will take place without a hitch because Scott will make sure nothing falls through the cracks. These guys know what they're talking about. They've been around for a long time, which is reassuring. Even if you live in San Jose or anywhere over the hill they can service you. They've helped me and my friends switch to solar, and I'm so glad we did.read more
00:11 30 Nov 16
22:15 26 Oct 16
It's been a year that I have had my solar. Sandbar installed it in a timely manner. They were less than the other companies I had checked out. I even had a problem with one of the panels. They fixed it so fast. No charge. After this year I got my bill from PGE NO charges due for electric. Sandbar had put up the right amount of panels. I'm so happy!read more
20:37 22 Jun 16
Professional ethical and highly recommended. I'm an electrical engineer and I expected detailed answers to all my questions and they delivered. They are craftsmen in their trade and have my complete trust.I did ask the town inspector (Los Gatos) about them when he came out to inspect the installation, he indicated to me that he never has a problem with the multiple Sanbar installs he has approved.read more