Solar Panels for Monterey County Homes & Businesses

Your home’s electricity bill keeps going up. Every year, the household budget takes a bigger hit. This isn’t a trend that will gradually reverse. You find yourself wondering about solar panels in Monterey.

Is the technology really green and affordable? Are financing and tax credits available? Where can you get honest answers to questions about a solar system for your Monterey home or business?

With more than 10 years of solid industry experience, Sandbar Solar is at your service with answers to all your questions. We’re the largest locally owned solar company in Monterey County, and we’re ready to detail your options with a personal, no-obligation consultation.


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Why go Solar in Monterey?

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Trusted Financing Options

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Save with 30% Tax Credit

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Why choose Sandbar Solar in Monterey Bay?


solar panels monterey homeWe are the #1 solar company in Monterey County

We always install high-quality materials, and we consistently deliver the best workmanship in the business.

We’re proud of our residential and commercial client list stretching across Morgan Hill to Monterey, Carmel to Salinas, and beyond.

You can count on us for top-notch customer service including transparent, clear proposals and honest answers to your questions.

We maintain our leadership role among solar companies in Monterey County by finishing projects on time and making sure that you’re completely satisfied with your solar installation.



monterey solar installationOur Monterey solar installations are customized for your home and business

Our expert teams explain the advantages of on-grid and off-grid systems for your home. We can customize your job with exterior lighting, battery backups and more.

We develop options that integrate with your existing electrical infrastructure. We design power layouts with energy-efficient strategies that fit your home and budget.

You’re assured of the finest solar panels available. We only work with the best, and all our installations are covered with a rock-solid, 10-year performance warranty which oftentimes extends to 25 years.

Our master craftsmen handle your project with years of experience as licensed electricians. When our competitors run into a tough job, they call us for help.



solar panel light bulbYou can rely on carefully selected, trusted solar panel financing options

We understand the concerns that come up when you consider different financing options. These aren’t decisions home or business owners make every day.

We’ve seen it all. We know what it takes to make a financial plan solid and consumer-friendly. Our years of experience are at your service.

Through our guidance, you can consider a range of trustworthy choices that include loan or pre-pay options, and we explain how tax credits work.

We don’t pressure you into a decision. We want you to have the best, money-saving home solar power system possible because your long-term satisfaction means that we’ve done our job.


What Customers Say About Us

Sridhar Narayanan
Sridhar Narayanan

03:05 15 Dec 17
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

Charles Gjers
Charles Gjers

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 more

Janet Perry
Janet Perry

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 " more

Deborah Rich
Deborah Rich

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.

Andrew Ow
Andrew Ow

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 more

Michael Matkin
Michael Matkin

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

Yasmine Nadel
Yasmine Nadel

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 more

Joshua Escobedo
Joshua Escobedo

00:11 30 Nov 16

loretta ivison
loretta ivison

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

Jack Millerick
Jack Millerick

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 more

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