Sandbar Solar helps homeowners, businesses, and organizations save money and the environment through the efficient installation of solar power systems. Founded in Santa Cruz in 2004, our large, experienced team of trusted solar experts provides high-quality design, integration, and installation services for both residential and commercial projects.
We’re local and proud of it. From our Santa Cruz base, Sandbar Solar sends out crews every day to install solar energy systems in Silicon Valley, Scotts Valley, Capitola, Soquel, Aptos, Watsonville, Salinas, Monterey, and of course, here in beautiful Santa Cruz.
With Sandbar Solar, you know that everyone helping you go solar — project managers, engineers, electricians, and installers — are Santa Cruz locals themselves. Benefit from our experience on thousands of commercial and residential solar projects: Harness your local solar power and save thousands of dollars on electricity bills.
Over the past 14 years, Sandbar Solar has experienced exponential growth, rapidly becoming one of the largest solar installers in Santa Cruz County. We’re creating new jobs every year and stimulating the local economy. With more than 60 full-time employees, we provide top-notch service at an outstanding value. Our pricing is especially competitive since we use high-quality solar products.
As a larger-scale operation, we’ll able to keep promises of quick, efficient installation. Our team holds expertise in every conceivable solar energy area, so we don’t need to bring in extra assistance — and projects rarely get delayed.
With customer satisfaction as our primary goal, we’ve helped thousands of homeowners and businesses go solar. Each installation is a customized solution designed for a particular customer. And we don’t shy away from the difficult jobs that others won’t try.
For homeowners, we deliver an efficient, cost-effective process that causes little interference to your family life. We first make sure your situation is right for solar, and help you find the best financing options. For commercial, nonprofit, and government properties, we have an unrivaled reputation for installing the largest, most advanced systems in the Santa Cruz area, including NHS Skateboard, Plantronics, the Wrigley building, Santa Cruz High, and more.
The first time you speak with the friendly, knowledgeable Sandbar Solar staff, you will notice the difference. No hard sell, no confusing language. Since we know solar options inside and out, we won’t force one type of system or one set of materials on you. We explain choices — including financing options — and provide an easy-to-understand proposal.
A project manager will explain exactly what we will do and when we will do it. We make every effort to lessen the impact on your home or business. Our efficient team can often get in and out in days. And once the system is installed, we show you how to monitor your solar savings — and we provide ongoing maintenance and support.
At Sandbar Solar, we’re active sponsors and participants in community activities and causes throughout Santa Cruz County and beyond. The Sandbar Solar Trailer powers local festivals, concerts, races, street fairs, sports tournaments, beach clean-ups, and more. And we make donations — time and resources — to local charities, schools, and sports teams, and we installed a free solar system for the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum’s lighthouse.