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California Solar Installation

California solar installation

California Solar Panel Installation

California solar panel installations can be among the most efficient in the nation because of year-round sun, robust CA solar energy rebates and incentives, and a healthy, competitive solar market. Real Goods Solar got its start here and we’re happy to be one of the oldest and most trusted California solar installation companies around. We provide some of the state’s best solar financing options, including zero down solar in California with our PowerSavings Plan™ PPA.

We take you through the switch to solar at your pace and with your goals, and when it’s time to flip the switch, you’ll have a solar system – and a solar partner – you can count on for decades to come.

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Renewable Energy in California

California has a long history of supporting renewable energy, and with higher-than-average electricity rate increases over the last ten years, more and more homeowners are getting on board. Today, over 20% of the state’s electricity comes from renewables, and thanks to the ambitious Renewables Portfolio Standard program, that number is set to rise to 33% by 2020. To help reach this goal, the state created the California Solar Initiative (CSI), which has utilities offer incentives encouraging their customers to switch to solar.

California Solar Energy News

California leads the way in solar installationThe SEIA’s Solar Market Insight Report for 2012 is out, and the industry experienced another year of outstanding growth. PV installations increased 76% over 2011 while prices fell by an average of 27%. The number of U.S. solar installations is now over 300,000!

Once again, California led the way with nearly one-third of the nation’s 2012 solar PV installations. In fact, in 2012, California became the first state ever to add over 1,000 MW of solar in a single year. And at over 40,000 solar industry employees, it continues to be the gold standard for green jobs.

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Word of Mouth


“We’re saving money and doing something we feel great about. And as electricity rates go up, we’ll save even more. Real Goods provided great service and took care of every detail.”

Betsy Rosenberg
Marin County, CA

“In all the years of dealing with contractors, Real Goods Solar was the most positive experience to date.”

Peter and Sallyann B.
Napa, CA

“Our kids see the meter spin backwards, and for them, this is the way you get energy—from the sun. It feels good to have PV on your roof because it’s the right thing to do. And of course we enjoy the huge savings!”

Jeff Cullen
Greenbrae, CA

Satisfied California Solar Customers


Suzi R. – Coarsegold, CA Richard S. – Visalia, CA Jukka K. – Orange County, CA
Ruth S. – Santa Cruz, CA Aileen T. – Fullerton, CA Bill S. – Corte Madera, CA
Dennis S. – Orange County, CA Rhonda + Nigel – Escondido Robert B. – Murrieta, CA
Patty – Contra Costa County Heidi C. – Gilroy, CA Dean D. – Huntington Beach
Caletti J. – Marin County, CA James H. – Sonoma, CA Kelly R. – Santa Cruz, CA