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Solar Power Systems
Looking to combat rising PG&E rates or become less reliant on the power grid? Below are the top benefits of going solar. These benefits can make a significant difference in the feasibility and attractiveness of solar power for East Bay homeowners. However, the exact benefits can vary depending on a number of factors, including the location of the home, the size of the solar system, and the homeowner's energy consumption patterns.
- Reduced Energy Bills: Solar power can significantly decrease monthly electricity bills. In many cases, solar panels generate more electricity than a home uses, allowing homeowners to sell excess power back to the grid.
- Energy Independence: By generating their own electricity, homeowners are less reliant on the grid and can protect themselves from rising energy prices and power outages.
- Net Metering: California's net metering policies allow homeowners to receive credit from their utility company for the excess energy their solar panels produce. This can provide further reductions in energy costs throughout the year.
- Environmental Impact: Solar energy is a clean, renewable power source that reduces a household's carbon footprint and contributes to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
- Tax Credits and Incentives: Homeowners in California may benefit from state and federal tax credits, rebates, and other financial incentives when they install solar panels. These can significantly offset the upfront cost of solar panel installation.
- Property Value Increase: Homes with solar installations often have higher property values and can sell more quickly than non-solar homes. Solar panels are seen as upgrades, just like a renovated kitchen or a finished basement.
Solar Solutions from Got Watts
Solar Design & Installation
With years of solar experience, the Got Watts team is skilled in solar system design and installation. We only work with the leading manufacturers to ensure your system provides years of reliable service and savings.
Solar Batteries & Storage
To get the most from your solar system, you should complement it with a solar battery backup system. With years of experience, we only work with leading battery manufacturers like Tesla, Enphase, and FranklinWH to ensure your system includes the highest quality products for years of reliable service and savings.
Got Watts provides a 30-year warranty on most new systems through SolarInsure. This warranty provides comprehensive coverage and peace of mind, including free ownership transfers.
Attractive Solar Panels
We only work with the leading manufacturers (i.e., Tesla, SunPower, REC, etc.) and provide attractive panels with optimal performance, using minimal mounting hardware to ensure your home stays beautiful.
Electrical Panel Upgrades
Because we're also a licensed electrical contractor, we inspect your existing sub and main electrical panels to ensure they're suitable for your solar system and future electrical needs. If needed, we can assist with panel upgrades to meet local building codes and future needs.
During the installation process, we work closely with PG&E to ensure your system is properly connected to the power grid.
Our purchase options include cash, financing, or Solar Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) to provide our clients with the best long-term investment based on their financial circumstances.
Unlike other solar contractors, Got Watts is locally owned and operated. We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and support for the life of your system. Our solar services include solar system inspections and repairs, solar panel repairs, solar panel critter guards, solar panel cleaning, and more.
Got Watts has hundreds of 5-star reviews on Yelp and Google, plus we've been a Diamond Certified company for 9 consecutive years. Furthermore, we are third-party verified and certified with Tesla, SunPower, Enphase, FranklinWH, Pear, and Diamond Certified.
Get Started Today!
Are you ready to take that first step and go solar and start saving? Please fill out this form and one of Got Watts Solar Specialists will perform a complete solar assessment on your home!
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The Solar Estimate Process
Due to permitting issues, we must work directly with the property owner. If you rent your home or otherwise do not own your home, a good working relationship with the homeowner is critical.
PG&E Annual Usage
We request 12-24 months of your PG&E statements to establish your average energy usage. Use our easy-to-follow guide to get your statements.
We will pull necessary permits and go over any additional work that needs to be performed (main and/or subpanel upgrades) at the time of your estimate.
Solar Income Tax Credit
We'll review your eligibility for the Solar Income Tax Credit of 26% in 2021 or 2022. You can read more about the income tax credit from the United States Department of Energy.
To provide an accurate comparison, we'll need 12-24 months of your PG&E statements, your property's average energy usage, and whether or not you plan to finance or own your solar PV system.
For any new solar system to function, PG&E has to upgrade the meter attached to your residence. This process is handled by your solar contractor and, once completed, will ensure your new system functions properly.
Yes. Your solar cost projections should also include your 12-month settlement bill (true-up bill) that settles all credits and charges from PG&E. Any charges occur when your energy usage exceeds your panel's output.
No. The first reason is for the safety of PG&E crews. Solar PV systems are shut off during an outage to prevent workers from encountering live electrical currents that could result in electrocution.
The second reason is instability caused by the differing amount of energy collected by your panels could damage your home's electrical system. If your panels stayed on during an outage, this would result in damage to your appliances and possibly your electrical panels, as there would be no way to stabilize the solar energy produced.
Due to liability reasons, we do not offer this service.
- No FICO Requirement
- Lower Fixed Rates
- Longer Terms
- Based on Availability
- Property Assessment
- No Credit Check
- Fixed Rates
- Low Interest Rates
- Government Backed
- $0 Down
- Up to 100% Financing
- Based on Qualifying Energy-Efficient Products
We offer cash and financing as payment solutions, and we will present all of your options at the time of your estimate. Your Got Watts Solar Sales Representative will answer any questions you may have.