We Make It EASY For California Homeowners To Go Solar
Trusted California Solar Installers Since 1986
As California solar installers, we understand the challenges of setting up and servicing solar equipment and the importance of securing your investment against possible hurricane strength winds, warm humid summers, and in many cases, corrosive conditions near our beaches. The bottom line is we have the experience to help you tap into the power of the sun – no matter where you live.
Zero Down Financing
There are several options to finance your solar system. We'll walk you through your choices and help you decide what's best for you.
We Handle It All
From design and engineering to permitting, construction, and installation, we handle everything to make it easy for you.
Trusted Contractor Partners
Solar Direct's licensed and insured contractor partners have installed solar for thousands of homeowners across the United States.
Your Solar, Made Easy
Your "Need to Know" Solar Guide
Real Questions, Real Answers
How much you save depends on how much electricity you use and how much you generate with your solar system. In the process called “net metering,” when you have a grid-tied solar system installed (the most common type of installation), you’ll use the energy you need and the rest of the energy you’ve produced is sent back to the grid, which you get a credit for each month. You are compensated one kilowatt hour for every kilowatt hour you send back to the grid. For example, if your utility bill is initially $175 and you’ve sent $150 worth of energy to the grid, your actual utility bill will be $25.
There are several financing options for solar panel installation. The most popular is a home improvement loan which is available for $0 down for qualified buyers. There are unique benefits to this kind of home improvement because your loan payment combined with your reduced electric bill should be lower than your pre-solar electric bill, which actually saves you money monthly.
This depends on where you live, but the average increase in the United States, according to a 2019 analysis conducted by Zillow, is about 4.1%. In most situations, this increase alone covers the cost of your entire system!
No. You are exempt from paying additional property taxes on the property value increase that results from solar installation.
No. Solar panels and installation are sales tax exempt!
No problem! Our contractor partners have teams of expert engineers that will evaluate your home and property to locate the optimal spot for your panels to absorb the maximum amount of sunlight. We will customize an illustration of your property with the design concept and review the details with you prior to installation.
Solar Direct’s trusted contractor partners are fully licensed, insured and certified with years of hands-on experience installing solar across California for businesses and homeowners.