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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
When I began my research of Solar installation companies, I was certain I wanted to include local small businesses. I wanted to make sure I gave them an opportunity to compete for business with the larger national solar chains (Tesla, SunRun, Sungevity, etc.). I received MANY proposals and I truly shopped my investment with various companies. There was one that stood out from all the others from the very beginning and that was SandBar Solar & Electric! I was fortunate enough to have Sean Thiel as my initial point of contact. He was incredibly knowledgeable and was willing to invest his time to ensure I was comfortable with the investment I would be making. After many discussions about system size, various solar panel types, and inverters; we finally came to a confident decision and came to an agreement and proceeded. I was pleasantly surprised with the assistance we received from the SandBar staff throughout the process (financing, design, permitting, and construction). I do not regret any part of my decision for having SandBar. I would encourage everyone living in our community to choose them even if you are going to pay a little bit more, you are supporting a local business. You are supporting working people in our own community. Not just that, you have local customer support should you ever need it. You are a valued customer, not just another sale.
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!
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 🙂
The provided a quality product at a good price. They were easy to work with and the system has been working flawlessly. This is the second system I have installed and it is producing better than my first one, and they are the same size systems. The micro inverters let's you know how much each panel is generating so it is easy to see if there is a problem with a panel. Happy to answer any questions about my system. Mark
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.
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.
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.