Solar Panel Installation for San Jose & Santa Clara County

The electricity bill gets bigger every year. You re-adjust the household budget wondering if the increases will ever end. Higher energy costs aren’t going away anytime soon. You’re ready to think about solar options.

You wonder if the technology is affordable. Is it really green? Can you get help with financing and tax credits? Who can you trust for reliable information about a solar system for your San Jose home or business?

As the leading solar company in San Jose and Santa Clara County, we’re at your service with answers to your questions backed by more than 10 years of industry experience. We’re happy to explain your options with a free consultation.


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Why go Solar in San Jose?

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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 San Jose?


solar panel installation san joseWe are Santa Clara county’s top-rated solar company

We earn our solid reputation by always delivering quality materials and the highest levels of workmanship.

We’ve installed more than 1,600 residential and commercial systems totaling 11,000 kilowatts across the San Francisco Bay Area from South San Francisco to San Jose. The Silicon Valley Business Journal ranks us as one of the top solar companies in San Jose.

You can depend on us for outstanding customer service, honest proposals and detailed answers to your questions.

We maintain our leadership role among Santa Clara County solar companies with timely project completion that ensures satisfaction with your solar installation.



san jose solar installationWe customize our San Jose solar installations for your home and business

Our expert teams explain the benefits of off-grid and on-grid systems for your home and business. Customization can include battery backups, exterior lighting and more.

We work up options that seamlessly integrate with existing electrical infrastructure, and we design energy efficient layouts tailored to the size of your property and budget.

Your project is assembled with the very best solar panels available. All our installation services are backed by a 10-year warranty, which oftentimes extends to 25 years.

Our master craftsmen bring years of experience as licensed electricians to every job. Even our competitors count on us when they run into a complicated project.



solar panel light bulbYou enjoy carefully selected, trusted options for solar panel financing

As you consider available financing options, you have concerns and questions. This isn’t the same as making routine budget decisions at home or work.

We understand. We put our years of industry experience to work helping you develop a financial plan that’s consumer-friendly and rock-solid.

With our guidance, you can choose from a range of plans including pre-pay or loan options. We also explain tax credits in detail.

You’re never pressured into a decision. Our goal is to make sure you have the best solar power system possible. We’re committed to ensuring your complete, long-term satisfaction.

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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