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Solar Installers, San Jose CA

Solar Installers San JOSE CA

Once you have decided to go solar, the next obvious step is to choose a solar installer. KeenForGreen has done some of the leg work by scouring San Jose for the best solar installers around – see our list below for the top 5 KeenForGreen approved Solar Installers in the San Jose area.

In the meantime, here are a few things to consider as you plan your solar project:

How much rooftop do you have? A standard 1 kilowatt solar panel system measures about 100 square feet. Some solar installers won't install unless you have at least 400 square feet of roof space.

Which direction does sunlight hit your house? Sun from the south is best, sun from the north is worst. Sun from the west and east will do the job, just less efficiently than south.

What kind of sun reaches your house? Do you have large trees, neighbors homes, etc which block sunlight? Simply put, it doesn't make sense to put in solar panels if you don't get much sun. In order to be economically effective you must receive southward sunlight throughout much of the day.

What is the cost? I recommend shopping around to get a number of quotes. The out-of-pocket cost for Solar in San Jose on the average 4-bedroom home (3-5kW system) ranges from $12k-$16k – this is after state and federal cash rebates and tax incentives.

What size system is right for me? The average 2000 square foot home uses 10,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. A 4 kilowatt system (about 400 square feet of panels) will produce about 7,200 kilowatt-hours per year, covering about 75% of the total usage.

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Top 5 San Jose Solar Installers:

Poco Solar

3345 Keller Street

Santa Clara, CA 95054

(408) 970-0680 

Clean Solar

1445 Koll Circle

San Jose, CA

(408) 794-2032

Vista Solar

2985 Kifer Road

Santa Clara, CA 95051

(408) 844-7149

Cobalt Power

885 Maude Ave

Mountain View, CA 94022

(650) 938-9574

Akeena Solar

1475 South Bascom Avenue, Suite 101

Campbell, CA 95008

(888) 253-3628

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