Go Solar In California!

Find out how much you can save by going solar

Want to lead California’s transition to solar energy?

From the hills of San Francisco to the studios of Hollywood, homeowners across California have taken advantage of solar energy for years now. Given the extremely high cost of traditional electricity in California and (thankfully) a large population of nature-loving citizens, adoption of green energy sources has been both widespread and successful.

Our customers in California have installed solar panels for a variety of reasons: to save money, to help both the local and global environment, to gain independence from utility companies, to cheaply power their electric vehicles, and to show off their sweet new panels to their neighbors.

All of them have taken advantage of one of California’s best attributes – the sun.

Here at Element Power Systems, California is home to us as well. Help us keep our state healthy and clean!

Some of Our California Solar Installations

9.20kW Brentwood, CA

7.9kW Dublin, CA

11.2kW Walnut Creek, CA

How It Works

At Element Power Systems, We Simplify Solar!

Step 1

Contact us today to talk to a solar specialist

Step 2

Review your design options with one of our experts

Step 3

Relax while our team installs your project

Step 4

Save money while your carbon footprint shrinks

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We have a low pressure sales approach and $0 down financing for our clients. At Element Power, we believe in offing industry leading products and we back them with a 25 year warranty.

Find out if solar is right for you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is solar right for me?

We offer a consultative no-pressure consultation to help figure out if going solar works for you. First, we’ll gather all 12 months of your past energy use so we can analyze your energy consumption. Our quotes as accurate as possible, by both the amount by which we can offset your use and the cost/savings potential of going solar. By learning how your usage fluctuates from month to month, and because both solar production and utility rates fluctuate as well, knowing all 12 months makes the quotes as accurate and personalized as possible. We’ll then use our remote proprietary design tool to engineer a custom solar solution for your home. Of course, we also complete all of the rebate & interconnection paperwork on your behalf.

How big a roof do I need?

This depends on how much energy you would like to offset. If you request an quote, EPS will use our proprietary design tool to look at your roof to determine how many panels it can accommodate. Limited roof size is rarely an issue but it can restrict or solar “footprint” in certain situations.

Should I re-roof my house before I install solar panels?

Solar panels last a long time so it makes sense to avoid having to remove and reinstall them. If your roof is in poor condition it is advisable to re-roof before installing your solar system. Once the panels are installed, they may extend the life of your roof by shielding it from the elements. Our staff can provide guidance on your roofs condition but of course we prefer your roof is relatively new and structurally sound.

What if my roof is shaded?

Shade reduces the amount of electricity your system can produce. Our sales and design team will work to position your panels where they will get maximum sun exposure and identify the best inverter technology for your situation. On occasion, we find that a roof is too shady to make solar feasible.

What happens after I sign up to go solar with Element Power Systems?

After you sign up, we’ll schedule a Home Visit with one of our technicians. Then we’ll design the system and our installers will install it at a convenient time. We’ll also handle the permits and other paperwork for you. After the installation, we actively monitor our clients solar systems as long as monitoring was purchased.

Do solar systems require maintenance?

Home solar systems generally require very little maintenance. All you need to do is periodically check your inverter/monitoring system for performance and operation. If you want a small boost in production, we recommend an annual or bi-annual cleaning if your up for the task. Our studies show that an annual cleaning can increase performance anywhere from 4% to 10% depending how soiled your array is. If you ever have any questions about what maintenance is necessary, please contact us.

What happens when my solar energy plan ends?

If your leasing, your solar energy plan lasts 20 years. If you are buying, our inverters have up to a 25 year warranty so the manufacture will replace any faulty components.

Do batteries come with my solar system?

No. The majority of our solar systems are grid-tied, meaning they’re connected to the local utility that supplies electricity to your home. Battery systems can be supplied at an additional cost.

Can my panels withstand hurricanes and snow?

Our solar systems are designed, engineered, and installed to all applicable building codes and engineering standards for their location and environment. We comply with all federal, state, and local jurisdictions to make sure your system is designed to withstand extreme weather-related events. Solar panels are designed to handle tough weather. Our partners solar homes made it through the recent Hurricane Sandy with minimal damage. Most solar panels are guaranteed to withstand 3/4-inch hail balls at 120 miles per hour. They are also built to withstand direct lightning strikes.

Does solar work in foggy neighborhoods?

Solar systems continue to produce even when it’s cloudy. For example, on a cloudy day, your panels might produce 30% of what they normally would. If you live in a cloudy area, or an area with seasonal snow, your expected weather conditions will be factored into our estimates for your energy production.

What if my system generates more electricity than I use?

It’s yours! Your excess production belongs to you, and depending on your utility, you may get a credit for this excess production. During a sunny day, your system produces a lot of electricity. The additional electricity your system produces flows back into the grid and runs your meter backwards, earning you credits. Then, when it’s dark, you draw electricity back from the grid.

Will my system increase the value of my home?

Yes, real estate studies have found that, by reducing electricity costs, solar increases a home’s value, and solar homes also sell faster.

What happens if I need to move?

You may end up selling your home so we make it easy to transfer your solar energy plan to a new homeowner if you decide to lease a system. You have several options when if you decide to move and you”own” your system. We recommend you leave it in place so your home’s value and popularity increase. Of course if you want to take it with you, you own it so you can do so if you desire. Our team can generally disassemble a solar system in a day.

Will I have power during a blackout?

In the event of a blackout, your inverter will automatically shut down for safety reasons. Thus you will not have electricity until power is restored to the grid. If you purchase a battery backup system, you can have critical loads powered in the event of a grid failure. Though battery backup systems are useful, they are not recommended for the average consumer due to cost and maintenance.

Solar saves the planet.

Solar energy is a completely renewable resource unlike coal, oil and gas. The sun provides 6,000 times more energy in just one day than the earth needs for a whole year. Your solar system creates no emissions, just clean, green energy.

2500 Trees

You planting 2,500 trees.

285,000 Miles

You not driving 285,000 miles.