Residential Solar and Battery Installations
Every day, hundreds of households choose solar and battery storage for their homes.
Will you be one of them?
Homeowners choose solar and energy storage for various reasons: to save money and make a profitable investment, to increase their savings and optimize their electric bills, to take control of their energy use and be more independent from the grid, or to achieve resiliency when the grid is unreliable.
It is important for us to understand your motivation to go solar and add battery storage. We don’t have ties with any equipment manufacturers, so your solar and storage systems are designed exclusively with your needs and preferences in mind. Each house is unique, and so are its owners. Your budget, needs or preferences won’t be the same as your neighbors’ or friends’ who just went solar. We will provide you the options you need to install the right system for your home.
We take care of everything. Our scope of work includes: solar and/or battery system design, engineering, procurement and installation, and utility interconnection. We also help you in the process of requesting any available rebate.
Savings and bill optimization.
To avoid high energy costs of Time of Use (TOU) evening rates, pairing your solar system with a battery will allow you to use your excess solar energy stored during the day at night. Doing rate arbitrage is another bright way to optimize your electric bill: send your excess solar energy when the grid’s energy price is high, and use the grid’s energy when the price is low.
Take control of your energy usage.
A solar system paired with a battery provides freedom and flexibility to consume the energy produced by the solar panels when you need it. You can rely on the grid only when you decide that it makes sense and become independent from the grid when desired.
Resilience against power outages.
Do you ever worry about what will happen if your home is left without power for multiple hours or days? The grid is becoming increasingly unreliable, and power outages can leave us vulnerable and uncomfortable. Thankfully, backup batteries can bring the comfort and resilience needed in such situations by providing uninterrupted power and forming its own micro-grid.
Aesthetic solar solutions make integrations seamless.
After speaking with many homeowners, we realized how concerned they were about solar panels disrupting the aesthetic of their homes. We have many years of experience in aesthetic solar practices, and we enjoy the creative challenge of forming smartly-integrated synergies to ultimately change the way people view solar.
How Does Solar Work in California?
Net Energy Metering (NEM) is the name of the agreement signed between a solar customer and the utility company and governs the value of the excess solar energy exported to the grid (“export rate”). Under NEM, solar customers are able to send back excess solar energy generated during sunny hours, collect credits in exchange of that energy, and use these credits to offset consumption at night. Under the current agreement, NEM 3.0., it is recommended to pair a solar system with a battery in order to maximize self-consumption and get the most value from the solar electricity generated by the system.
Featured Residential Installations
SOLAR PANELS ON METAL STANDING SEAMS ROOF
- Kilowatts installed: 14.4 kW
- Electric bill offset: 83%
- CO2 emissions offset per year: 16.9 metric tons
- 43,427 miles driven by a car
- 1,906 gallons of gasoline consumed
- Carbon sequestered by 20.2 acres of forest
SOLAR PANELS ON SPANISH TILE ROOF AND BATTERY BACKUP
- Kilowatts installed: 4.07 kW and 10 kWh of energy storage
- Annual solar production: 6,875 kWh
- CO2 emissions offset per year: 4.8 metric tons
- 12,274 miles driven by a car
- 5,363 pounds of coal burned
- Carbon sequestered by 5.7 acres of forest
ALL BLACK SOLAR PANELS ON FLAT ROOF
- Kilowatts installed: 18.43 kW
- Annual solar production: 33,474 kWh
- CO2 emissions offset per year: 24.9 metric tons
- 57.7 barrels of oil consumed
- 61,059 miles driven in a car
- Carbon sequestered by 29.3 acres of forest
GROUND MOUNT SOLAR SYSTEM
- Kilowatts installed: 8.64 kW
- Electric bill offset: 81%
- CO2 emissions offset per year: 10.2 metric tons
- 26,056 miles driven by a car
- 7,000 pounds of waste recycled
- Carbon sequestered by 12.1 acres of forest
Homeowners are increasingly considering making the switch to electric home appliances such as heat pumps, electric cooktops, or electric dryers, to either decrease their dependence on natural gas, reduce their bills, or rely on more efficient appliances.
As your electricity consumption will increase with additional appliances, your electric bills will also increase. However, homeowners that are going solar while switching to electric appliances can take advantage of additional benefits: a larger solar system sized to supply both existing and new electric appliances will decrease your cost per kWh and provide a quicker return on investment. When your electricity comes from your solar system, you are able to produce what you need at a fixed and much lower cost than utility rates, while lowering your carbon footprint. When paired with a battery, your solar and energy storage system allows you to use your stored solar energy when you need it, without relying on the grid after sunny hours, when utility rates are spiking.
Bonus: There are incentives and rebates available for homeowners switching to electric appliances. For example, heat pumps qualify for the 30% tax credit, just like your solar and battery system. The Central Coast Community Energy (3CE) also offers some rebates for electric appliances such as up to $3,500 for a heat pump HVAC equipment.
Electric Vehicles and Solar
EVs and solar panels are a match made in sustainability heaven.
We can help you size your solar system to charge your car at home.
Power your Car with the Sun
Take your sustainability game to the next level! An estimated 40% of EV drivers in California have a home solar system.
Charging your car from a home solar system is the best way to ensure that your car is powered by renewable sources.
Accelerate Your ROI
Electric vehicle owners with solar panels enjoy a better return on investment.
Using the affordable electricity that your solar panels produce is a cost-effective charging method, and it is also more convenient than charging elsewhere.
Charging Your EV at Home: Fast Facts
- It takes about 2kW of solar to cover the average electric needs of an EV, but will vary depending on your driving habits.
- Investing in a solar system will charge your car for about 30 years or more. Fuel costs over that time could easily exceed $50,000.
- Home chargers need to have a dedicated circuit. We can install the proper infrastructure in your home to accommodate your electric vehicle.
- A home charging station may require an electrical panel upgrade for your home electrical system. Pairing an EV with your solar panels can save costs by upgrading the panel all at once and qualifying for the 30% Tax Credit.