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Pleasanton California Solar Companies: List of Solar Companies & Reviews

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Deciding to install PV solar panels on your home is no small decision. While Pleasanton, Livermore, and the surrounding Valley is a great place to go solar, there are many things to consider. Cost, the size of your home, the exact location of your homeā€¦ And then choosing from the 89 Solar Companies that show up on Yelp is a huge and daunting task.

Here are a few things to think about before making the plunge and a list of high-quality solar installers to consider.

How much rooftop do you have? It often does not make sense if you have less than 100 square feet of roof space. A 1 kilowatt solar panel generally produces 1,800 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year (take a look at your recent energy bills to see how much you usually use). 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. Luckily, Pleasanton tends to receive great sunlight from all directions.

What kind of sun reaches your house? Do you have large trees, neighbor homes, etc. which block sunlight?

Can your roof handle PV panels? Most solar companies will recommend having had your roof shingled within the previous 10 years. You don't want to spend all this money on Solar Panels, just to have to take them down to re-shingle.

What is the cost? Usually systems cost about $8-12/watt, or roughly $9,000/kilowatt, but it varies greatly depending on the specific panels used, labor charges, etc. Pleasanton and the state of California offer great rebates in addition to the Federal 30% tax rebate.

Pleasanton, CA Solar Installation Companies:

Bay Area Solar Solutions - 6700 Santa Rita Rd, Suite E, Pleasanton, CA 94588 - (888) 888-0711

Bay Area Solar Solutions is located in the heart of Pleasanton, and understands how to design the best system for the homes in the area.  Service is professional and personal. The team will go through a variety of solutions to help you discover what is best for your home and family.

Pacific Solar Energy - 5729 Sonoma Drive, Suite E, Pleasanton, CA 94566 - (925) 218-8969

Pacific Solar is owned and operated by David Pascualy and known for professional service at competitive prices.  Customers love supporting the Pleasanton economy and staying local for their local projects.

Eagle Shield Solar - 1279 Quarry Ln, Suite C, Pleasanton, CA 94566 - (800) 883-2453

Eagle Shield provides general contracting throughout the Pleasanton/Livermore Valley.  They are known for high quality projects.

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