San Diego Solar Company

12790 El Camino Real #100
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 333-6500

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Solar Installation, Battery Storage & Roofing

We are a family-owned, locally run business with 30+  years of experience in the solar industry. Our co-founder has received a lifetime achievement award from the Environmental Protection Agency. We are experts in solar, roofing and battery backup systems. We can bundle your solar, battery and roof replacement all in one package.

Contact us today so we can answer all your solar energy questions. We serve all of San Diego County.

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Right now we are offering $0 Down financing. Pound-for-pound there isn’t a better deal!

Solar Qualification Questions

  • Do You Own Your Home? If not you will need the home-owner’s permission to install a solar system. (Ask your landlord to contact us!)
  • Do you have access to the roof? Some people own their home but not their roof, such as a condo. Many HOAs do allow solar, so call us to see if you qualify.
  • Does your home have excessive shading? And/or do you or your neighbor have trees that can’t be cut down if shading is an issue?
  • Is your average monthly bill over $100? If your bill is less than $100 solar might not save you a significant amount of money right away (but over time it will).

Solar energy systems work best for homeowners.

The higher the bill, the better the candidate. Things like a air conditioning, electric appliances, pool pump, Jacuzzi and electric vehicles and/or plug-in hybrids, tend to cause high energy bills. It’s not uncommon for a household to have a $400 monthly electricity bill for having any combination of the aforementioned. Don’t worry, if your bill is closer to $100, solar might still make financial sense, but you’ll need to call us, so we can run a detailed analysis to find out.

Who Should Get Solar Panels in San Diego?

If you own your home and are paying $100/month or more in electricity, then a solar power system probably makes sense for your home. Our helpful and professional team of solar consultants can help you decide what is best for you and your family.

30% Solar Tax Credit

You can get  30% off your solar system, your battery backup system, any electrical work needed to install the system and roof replacement costs when you do the work at the same time as your solar installation.

What incentives are available for installing solar?

30% Solar Tax Credit

The Solar Investment Tax Credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in federal income tax for anyone who purchases solar panels for their home or business. The amount credited is equal to 30% of the purchase price of your solar system thru the end of 2033.

The ITC is a program meant to promote solar power and reduce the use of fossil fuels. It allows solar customers to get a dollar for dollar reduction of their taxes in the amount of 30% of the total cost of their solar installation. For example, if you purchase a $20,000 solar system, the government will pay for $6,000 of it by reducing what you owe in taxes. Might seem too good to be true, but it’s been in use for many years and nearly everyone qualifies. You just need enough tax liability to qualify, and you can either pay for your system with cash or finance it with our amazing 0.99% APR loan packages.

SGIP (Self-Generation Incentive Program)

The Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) is a California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) program that offers rebates for installing energy storage technology in your home. These storage technologies include battery storage systems that can function in the event of a power outage

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While having solar panels is a great way to break fear from the grip of utility companies – including the rising cost of electricity – solar battery storage takes it to the next level by filling in the gaps. When your solar panels aren’t producing energy, such as during the night or cloudy days, having a storage of solar energy means you can draw upon that first before having to draw from the grid.

In the long run, solar storage batteries help:

  • Maximize your solar investment
  • Make your entire home solar system much more self-sufficient
  • Provide an added layer of back up in power outages
  • With Time-of-Use rates continue to spike, especially for peak use hours likr the evening when you are home from work, having more control over your energy expenses is crucial.
  • You can give yourself more flexibility and less dependence on the grid and local utility companies that are only concerned with making an extra buck.

If you are local to the San Diego County area and are interested in learning more about installing a solar battery to improve your energy storage and return on solar, reach out to SolarGuru Energy now. We can explain how SolarGuru Energy is designed to optimize your investment in a solar panel system, as well as your financial return.


SGIP (Self-Generation Incentive Program)

The Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) is a California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) program that offers rebates for installing energy storage technology in your home. These storage technologies include battery storage systems that can function in the event of a power outage

Am I eligible for SGIP rebates?
Any residential customer of Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), Southern California Gas Company
(SoCalGas), or San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is eligible for a General Market SGIP rebate of approximately $250/kilowatt-hour, which means the rebate covers approximately 25 percent of the cost of an average energy storage system. In addition to this General Market rebate, there are
two additional categories of higher SGIP rebates for residential customers: Equity and Equity Resiliency

What are the benefits of  energy storage for your home?
• If you already have solar panels on your roof, you can store excess solar energy and use it when the sun is not out.
• Even if you do not have solar panels, this technology allows you to store energy from the electric grid and utilize that power in the event
of a power outage. Depending on the battery and how much you are using it, this could last several hours, or longer.
• Battery storage can be an important component of a more robust emergency preparedness plan in the event of a power outage.

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Getting City Approval for Solar

After you’ve gone through the steps of having your solar installation designed, it’s time for approvals. If you’re a SolarGuru Energy customer, our staff takes care of the approval process so you don’t have to. Once you as the homeowner have approved your solar installation plans, we will submit said plans and the necessary permits to the Authority Having Jurisdiction or AHJ for short. Every city has different requirements for receiving approval for a solar panel installation. Some cities require complicated structural engineering reports, while some require a stamped letter of approval from your HOA before they begin the permitting process. Depending on where you live, this step can take two to three weeks.

Getting Utility Approval for Solar

The first step in getting permission to operate your solar power system is filling out a long Net Energy Metering application. During this process, utilities ask for a lot of detailed information, which is another reason going solar with SolarGuru Energy is helpful because, we know how to speak the utility’s language and how to answer all of their highly technical questions. We take care of this process so you don’t have to worry about the headache. After your solar panel installation has been inspected by the city and your utility and is approved, you will then be issued permission to operate from your utility and you can begin using your solar system to generate power for your home.

Solar San Diego Installation Options

Roof Mount

Solar Roof mounts are the more traditional mounting of solar panels, especially when it comes to installing solar panels where yard space can be pretty limited. The solar panels will be aligned south-facing as much as possible to capture maximum sunlight. When possible, the conduit will run through the attic to your electrical panel.

Ground Mount

Solar For homeowners with plenty of property but limited roof space or poor roof orientation, a ground-mounted solar energy system may be the best choice. Our ground mounts are just like our roof mounts except of course they’re on the ground not on a roof! Systems are designed so that your solar panel installation is pitched perfectly to capture the maximum amount of sunlight. Trenching for the conduit running from the system’s inverter(s) to the electrical panel is typically required.

Choose SolarGuru Energy

A solar installation in San Diego with SolarGuru takes four easy steps — consultation, design and engineering, installation, and operation.  Thanks to our expansive network of the best installers in San Diego, you can trust your installation is in good hands. One of our solar energy consultants will meet with you to discuss your family’s current and future energy needs, the cost of a solar panel installation, our financing options as well as answer any questions you might have about going solar.


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SolarGuru Energy

12790 El Camino Real #100

San Diego, CA 92130

(858) 333-6500

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