We service the entire Greater San Francisco Bay Area in California, including:
- San Jose, Silicon Valley, and the South Bay
(Santa Clara County)
- The East Bay
(Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano Counties)
- The Peninsula & San Francisco
(San Mateo and San Francisco Counties)
- The North Bay
(Marin, Sonoma, Napa, and Solano Counties)
- The Central Valley
(San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Sacramento, and Yolo Counties)
- Usage: Each individual household or business is different. Two identical buildings can consume vastly different amounts of electricity. Usage can be checked using past utility bills.
- Anticipated Increase in Use: Do you plan on increasing your electricity usage in the future, such as using the AC more, buying an electric vehicle, or growing your family? (We recommend eliminating your electric bill. Why take a half measure?)
- Amount to Offset: Would you like to completely offset your electricity usage or would you like a smaller system and pay a small annual bill from your utility?
- Location: For both roof and ground-mount solar systems, production depends on multiple factors, including: direction, angle, location, and shading. A site survey will determine the best location to install solar panels and estimate how much electricity your roof will produce.
Our energy consultants will work with you, discussing your goals, to design & construct your ideal solar system.
On average, each 1 kilowatt of solar can produce 1450 kilowatts of electricity annually. For example, a 6.2 kilowatt system (which could be comprised of Mitsubishi, LG, SolarWorld, and SunPower panels) will on average produce 8990 kilowatts per year. If you consume 8990 kilowatts per year, your solar system will completely offset your usage.
However, annual production varies between buildings due to factors including roof direction, angle, location, and shading. Our energy consultant will determine expected annual production for your solar system.
By financing your solar system, the savings are immediate. The combined monthly payments for your solar system and your new lower electric bill can be lower than your old bill.
For a cash purchase, when combining the 26% Federal tax credit with the savings in your electric bill, a solar system can pay for itself in as little as 5 years.
No. Adding a solar system will not cause a reassessment of your property value. Solar is exempt.
The US Congress recently voted to keep the 26% Federal tax credit alive & well until 12/31/2022.
All solar panels are warrantied for 25 years, but are designed to have a useful service life of 30-50 years and degrade slowly during their service life.
A properly designed & installed system requires ZERO maintenance. You shouldn’t even worry about cleaning your panels. Even with limited rainfall, solar panels maintain their productivity.
Once you sign your contract, we will draft CAD designs, work with your HOA, apply for Permits, install your system, attend the final inspection, and apply for Utility Interconnection & Net Metering. The entire process usually takes 8 – 12 weeks from contract signing to passing final inspection. Solar installations require coordination with cities, HOAs, and utility companies. Delays caused by these organizations and the weather may slow down the installation process, but we keep you updated throughout.
Once your system passes final inspection, we send a copy of your signed Permit and interconnection application to your Utility on your behalf. Utility companies request 30 days to activate your Interconnection. But in our experience, it typically takes 2 weeks on average.
No. Every YES team member is an employee of the company, including in-house electricians that perform electric panel upgrades and electrical work.
Solar is a major investment and a permanent fixture. It is important to go with an installer you can trust. A properly designed & installed system will produce electricity for decades. Say “Yes” to Your Energy Solutions. We always say “Yes” to you, our valued customer.
So, why should you go with YES?
We Have Showrooms
We Guarantee Production
YES solar installs are of the highest quality and backed by our industry-leading 25 year workmanship warranty and production guarantee. If your system does not produce the amount of energy we promise, we compensate you with cash.
We believe our best marketing tool is word-of-mouth. That’s why we’ve invested in our new referral app so that our customers can share YES with family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers looking to go solar. Please see our Referral App.
Unparalleled Customer Service
We’ve created a culture, laser-focused, to provide great customer service and communication. You will be updated throughout the installation of your system and we’re always here to answer any questions you may have. Our commitment to customer service during and after install is reflected in our Yelp and Angie’s List reviews. We encourage you to read the feedback our customers give us. You are our customer for life.