SolarGuru Energy - SF Bay Area Solar Company

SF Bay Area Solar Company

Solar Panels, Roofing & Battery Sales

1625 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, 94709

Phone: (858) 333-6500

Email: hello@solarguruenergy.com

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SF Bay Area Solar Installation & Roofing

SF Bay Area is a great place to install solar on your home, and SolarGuru Energy is going to make sure you get the best system,  at the best price, with the best installation experience.

Solar Stimulus Rebate – 12 Months Free

Do you want to start saving money on your utility bill? If so, SolarGuru Energy would be glad to help you with our Solar Stimulus Rebate, where we send you a check equal to your first years payments! Right now we are also offering $0 Down, 0.99% APR financing. Pound-for-pound there isn’t a better deal out there! 

26% 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 26% of the purchase price of your solar system thru the end of 2023. The ITC will drop to 22% in 2024 and then it expires at the end of the 2024.

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 26% of the total cost of their solar installation. For example, if you purchase a $20,000 solar system, the government will pay for $5,200 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.

You can also get  26% off your roof replacement costs when you do the work at the same time as your solar installation, as the roof is “in support of the solar system”.

All You Need Is A Roof

To have your very own clean, renewable energy system, all you really need is a roof. You can save money, help the environment and stop burning fossil fuels…and all this for NO MONEY DOWN. Yes, it’s true, the sun is shining on your savings account. There has never been a better time to Go Green With The Guru.

But before you decide to go solar, there are a few qualifying questions you need to answer yes to in order to make it worth your while.

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?

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.

What is the process for going solar?

Your area has some of the most solar-friendly legislation in the United States. Essentially, Net Metering and high energy costs from the utility company is what makes solar work in one city from another. Some areas have no Net Metering laws, which means solar cannot be used to generate credits to be used at night. Other areas simply have such inexpensive electricity that homeowner’s electricity bills are already low. Your area is perfect for both; we have favorable Net Metering rules and the local utility charges a lot for their electricity. It also helps that we are bathed in sunshine most of the year!

The process for going solar is relatively simple. A solar contractor, like SolarGuru Energy, starts by looking at your bill and roof to begin modeling the size and type of solar system you need. We ask a few additional questions about shading and if you will be adding and new loads in the future, like an electric car or pool. A few questions about your credit score and we are not only ready to show you the exact solar system you need, but a multitude of finance, lease, or cash purchase options. When you decide to move forward, solar customers can sign a contract as quickly as the same-day if they choose, and the actual solar panel installation takes just 2 or 3 days.

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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 us 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 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 with SolarGuru takes four easy steps – consultation, design and engineering, installation, and operation.  Thanks to our decades of experience and stellar reputations in the local community, 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 (and/or roofing and battery storage options, if applicable), our financing options as well as answer any questions you might have about going solar. We offer a NO pressure, educational experience. We believe in educating our customers and supporting them with the best equipment available on the market. 

We know you have a lot of choices when it comes to solar companies, so thanks for considering us for your solar installation.

Contact SolarGuru Energy – SF Bay Area Solar Company today! 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find a reputable solar company?

Step-by-Step Guide
Step 1: Compile a List of Available Solar Providers
Step 2: Consider the Benefits and Drawbacks of Hiring a Local Installer vs. Hiring a National Company
Step 3: Check Company Credentials
Step 4: Read Reviews
Step 5: Examine Each Company’s Financing Options
Step 6: Request a Quote

What is the best solar company in the Bay Area, CA?

SolarGuru Energy is one of the best solar power companies in the Bay Area, California

How much does solar cost in the Bay Area?

The average solar panel cost in Bay Area, CA is $2.79/W as of Sept 2021. Given a 5 kW solar panel system, the average solar installation in Bay Area, CA costs around $13,950.

Is it harder to sell a house with solar panels?

Selling a property with solar panels is not as tough as many people believe; you simply need to understand what buyers want and be aware of the potential problems.

In many circumstances, installing solar panels on your property raises its value and makes it more appealing to purchasers.

Is there a limit on solar panels?

The size of the solar panel system you may put on your roof is limited. Naturally, your roof can only sustain so much weight! A less evident limit, on the other hand, determines how much electricity your rooftop solar power panels system is allowed
to create.

What is the 26% solar tax credit?

26% 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 26% of the purchase price of your solar system thru the end of 2023. The ITC will drop to 22% in 2024 and then it expires at the end of the 2024.

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 26% of the total cost of their solar installation. For example, if you purchase a $20,000 solar system, the government will pay for $5,200 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.

You can also get  26% off your roof replacement costs when you do the work at the same time as your solar installation, as the roof is “in support of the solar system”.

Is buying solar a good investment?

Solar panels can help you save money on power while increasing the value of your property, but they aren’t for everyone. Finally, solar panels may be a good long-term investment that can save you a lot of money.

What happens to solar panels after 20 years?

Solar panels, like other technology, will inevitably produce less energy with time. The degradation rate refers to the decreasing power output. After 20 years, your panels should still be producing around 90% of their original output.

Can a house run on solar panels alone?

It is feasible to power a house entirely using solar panels. Going totally off-grid, on the other hand, necessitates a significant financial and time investment. The more electricity you use, the more solar panels you’ll need. Battery backup systems will be required to store the excess power for later usage. Contact us today to learn more.

Go Green With The Guru.

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SF Bay Areas Of Service

SolarGuru Energy services the following sections of the SF Bay Area:  

    • Alameda
    • Albany
    • American Canyon
    • Antioch
    • Atherton
    • Belmont
    • Belvedere
    • Benicia
    • Berkeley
    • Brisbane
    • Burlingame
    • Campbell
    • Clayton
    • Colma
    • Concord
    • Corte Madera
    • Cupertino
    • Daly City
    • Danville
    • Dublin
    • East Palo Alto
    • El Cerrito
    • Emeryville
    • Fairfax
    • Foster City
    • Fremont
    • Gilroy
    • Half Moon Bay
    • Hayward
    • Healdsburg
    • Hercules
    • Hillsborough
    • Lafayette
    • Larkspur
    • Livermore
    • Los Altos
    • Los Altos Hills
    • Los Gatos
    • Martinez
    • Menlo Park
    • Mill Valley
    • Millbrae
    • Milpitas
    • Moraga
    • Morgan Hill
    • Mountain View
    • Newark
    • Novato
    • Oakland
    • Oakley
    • Orinda
    • Pacifica
    • Palo Alto
    • Petaluma
    • Piedmont
    • Pinole
    • Pittsburg
    • Pleasanton
    • Pleasant Hill
    • Port Costa
    • Redwood City
    • Richmond
    • Rohnert Park
    • Ross
    • Helena
    • San Anselmo
    • San Bruno
    • San Carlos
    • San Francisco
    • San Jose
    • San Leandro
    • San Mateo
    • San Pablo
    • San Rafael
    • San Ramon
    • Santa Clara
    • Santa Rosa
    • Saratoga
    • Sausalito
    • Sebastopol
    • Sonoma
    • South San Francisco
    • Suisun City
    • Sunnyvale
    • Tiburon
    • Union City
    • Vallejo
    • Walnut Creek
    • Windsor
    • Woodside

    SF Bay Area Roofing Company

    SolarGuru Energy provides roof replacement service in the SF Bay Area.