Getting Started With Solar

How to get your solar panels up and running in no time

Determine your energy needs

The first step to designing any solar panel installation is to review your energy consumption.  It’s also important to plan for changes to your consumption in the near future.  For example, adding an electric vehicle, air conditioning or…?

Get a professional assessment

Speak with one of our Solar Experts to get a personal assessment for your home. They’ll review the details of your home, and expected future energy consumption, and then provide you with an estimate of potential savings with solar.

Determine available space for solar panels

A qualified solar site assessment professional will measure roof surfaces, perform a shade analysis, check the condition of your roof and assess the compatibility of a solar installation with your existing electric service.

We design a high-performance, great looking system for you

With all the information we’ve gathered we can now design the best system to meet your needs.

Select a payment plan

We’ll provide you with options to pay for your solar and help you get the best return on your investment.

Proceed with installation and commission your system

We’ll take care of all plans and permitting, then schedule your solar installation.  Once your system is installed we will meet with City or County Inspectors and complete your interconnection with your existing SDG&E electric service.

Solar Modules

San Diego County Solar is an authorized installer of Panasonic solar modules, which means you’ll get the best products with the best warranties when we install your system.


San Diego County Solar installs high quality solar inverters from Enphase, SolarEdge and SMA.  No matter what your solar power system requirements are, we’ve got you covered.

Purchasing vs. Leasing

San Diego County Solar recommends purchasing solar instead of entering into a long-term lease or PPA. With today’s $0 down solar loans, purchasing solar makes more sense than ever. When compared to a solar lease/PPA, a solar loan will save the average homeowner thousands of dollars over the life of the system, while adding more value to their home.

Financing Programs

& Help

Whether you pay cash or finance, government incentives are available for solar panels and energy storage. 

Government Incentives

& Rebates

The federal residential solar tax credit is currently calculated at 30% of what you spend on your solar installation.