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URGENT: NEM2 Solar Rate Plan Closes April 14, 2023. NEM3 cuts 70% of your savings.

Are you still considering solar energy for your home or business? Don't wait any longer.A new NEM 3 solar rate plan goes into effect on April 13. Go solar or add-on to your system before April 14 and lock into the NEM2 solar rate plan for 20 years and save 300% more....

Local green energy company installs 20,000th solar power system in SLO County.

By John Lynch - Dec. 26, 2022 In 1975, Cal Poly graduate Mike Emrich founded a green energy company in San Luis Obispo County after the 1973 oil embargo began to strain the energy industry. That company became Solarponics, which, according to its website, was one of...

Solarponics Hosts First Annual Nonprofit Volunteer Signup Day

Solarponics has partnered with local nonprofits to host the first annual Share the Sunshine Volunteer Signup Day event happening this Friday, November 18, from 11 AM to 1 PM at Solarponics office in Atascadero. Attendees are invited to meet a nonprofit that is a...

Real Christmas Tree Versus Artificial Christmas Tree: Which is Better for the Environment?

By Frank Scotti, Sustainable Energy Advocate – When you think of Christmas, you probably don’t think of how much impact a simple Christmas tree can have on the environment. Your Christmas tree, whether live or artificial, has a significant environmental impact...

Washing Away A Bad Laundry Habit.

By Frank Scotti, Sustainable Energy Advocate – October 01, 2022 – As far back as I can remember, my mom always used liquid laundry soap, or detergent, to wash our clothes when we were kids. Like most everything, my parents never questioned the product, or its...

Why Are Solar Panels Always Black Or Blue?

You may be surprised to learn that the color of solar panels is not just an aesthetic choice by the manufacturers. Solar panels are black and blue because those are the natural colors that silicon becomes during the manufacturing process. Additionally, manufacturers,...

Sustainable Travel Tips: Eco Flying

I recently came across an article in the AAA magazine, Westways, talking about sustainable travel. It was a bit basic and abbreviated, but touched on something that I had not really been aware of, something that I had to learn more about. Air travel is the biggest...

Energy Efficient Remodeling Ideas for Older Homes

Energy efficiency is one of the largest topics for homeowners in recent years. Buyers want a property that will have predictable bills, and homeowners want to lower the monthly charges they’ve been seeing. If you're interested in finding energy-efficient remodeling...

Local Solar Company Advantage

Greater Savings

We have long-term relationships with vendors and distributors, which means better equipment and greater savings. We're owner/partners in Amicus, the nations largest solar co-op, giving us access to the best pricing. We have a dedicated service department, which means faster response time.

Experienced

With 45 years in the solar business and over 5,500 solar installs, you can rest assured you're in good hands. From initial proposal, to design, permitting, we've got you covered, making the process fast and easy. Many of our employees have been with us over 10 years. That’s longer than most solar companies have been in business.

Trusted

We were born in San Luis Obispo and raised in Atascadero. You call a local number, not an 800 number, which means personal attention and fast service. We have great relationships with city and county inspectors, because we've earned their trust during our 45 years of doing the right thing.

Map of Solarponics customers from 2004 through 2021

Testimonials

"We did look into leasing and renting solar and had heard quite a few horror stories. So we then decided that buying the system outright from Solarponics was the best thing."

"The number one thing I can say about Solarponics is, from day one, every single person that I worked with, literally every single person...so nice, so efficient, so easy to work with. I can't say enough about each and every person."

Danielle

Atascadero, CA

Solar Energy Incentives & Rebates

We identify and help you take advantage of any incentive and/or rebate that is available. Solarponics also occasionally has internal solar energy incentives and rebates. Your energy analyst will always present you with the best possible current incentive that you are eligible for to save you the most money.

NEM2 SOLAR RATE PLAN CLOSES 04-13-23

New solar PV contracts must have applications submitted by April 13, 2023 to be eligible to lock in to solar rate plan, NEM2. Under NEM2, solar homeowners will keep 300% more savings than under the new NEM3 rate plan that goes into effect on April 14, 2023.

The new projects are allowed up to three years to complete installation of the solar project to retain NEM2 eligibility.

PV Add-on systems above 1kW in size must also be applied for by the April 13, 2023 deadline.

Call or click today for your free solar quote.

(805) 466-5595

30% INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT (ITC) for SOLAR and/or BATTERY STORAGE

Valid through 12-31-2032

In a stunning reversal of policy, the federal government extended the solar tax credit for two years, as part of the Investment Recovery Act.

The Federal Investment Tax Credit for solar energy will remain at 30% for all solar installs that become operational on or before  12-31-2032.

The Investment Tax Credit is a dollar-for-dollar federal tax credit for solar energy system and/or battery storage system install on residential or commercial properties.

WHO IS IT FOR? The 30% federal tax credit is available to any homeowner in the United States who installs a qualifying solar energy system and/or a qualifying battery storage system by December 31, 2032.* The 30% federal tax credit also extends to commercial buildings as well.

Call or click today for your free solar quote.

(805) 466-5595.

For more details, click here. www.seia.org

* Not all homeowners have the tax appetite to take full advantage of the federal investment tax credit. Please consult your tax professional.

UP TO $2,400 EV CHARGER INSTALL REBATE for 3C Energy Customers

Central Coast Community Energy (3C Energy) customers are eligible for up to a $2,400 rebate on a Level 2 EV charger installation. Final out-of-pocket costs are about $200 for the homeowner. Valid thru 09-30-2023  GET A QUOTE.

COMMERCIAL REBTES ARE GRETER. email todd@solarponics.com for commercial sales.

• Empower EV Program is offering up to a $2,500 rebate on a Level 2 EV charger installation. PG&E will cover the cost of up to $500 for one Level 2 charger, and up to $2,000 for panel upgrades that may be necessary. To qualify, the customer must live in a single-family household who have recently purchased an EV within six months, and meet income eligibility:

  • Customer must verify income eligibility (within 400% of the federal poverty level):
    • $51,040 for a one-person household
    • $68,960 for a two-person household
    • $86,880 for a three-person household
    • $104,800 for a four-person household
    • $122,720 for a five-person household       
    • Customer will have purchased or leased a new or used EV (fully battery electric or plug-in hybrid) in the six months prior to applying to this program.
    • Customer must use the program’s licensed electrician for panel upgrade work and is financially responsible for any costs above the $2,000 project cost cap.
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UP TO $3,100 ON A HEAT PUMP WATER HEATER

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$3,100 REBATE WHEN REPLACING A NATURAL GAS OR PROPANE WATER HEATER. GET A FREE QUOTE.

A heat pump water heater with a solar PV system is a great energy-saving, money-saving combination. Great for a homeowner who is currently on natural gas, propane, or has an Solarponics heat pump water heaterolder electric water heater.

Get up to a $3,100 rebate when replacing an existing natural gas or propane water heater. CLICK HERE for a free quote.

Get up to $1,000 rebate when replacing an existing electric water heater with an energy-efficient heat pump water heater.

  • Reduce your water-heating bill by up to 80%.
  • Prevent up to 4,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.
  • Cut propane costs by up to $1,000/year for a family of four.
  • When installed with a solar electric system, your water heating energy costs are zero.
  • Same footprint as the traditional water heater.
  • Lasts twice as long as traditional tank heaters.
  • Up to $2,800 rebate for any main service panel upgrades needed for added electrical capacity for the HPWH.

[†] Ask your tax advisor about possible federal tax credits.

 

$2,500 to $4,500 SOLAR THERMAL WATER HEATING SYSTEM REBATE

Receive a $2500 to $4500 rebate on ENERGY STAR® Certified Solar Thermal Systems with a gas water heater backup. In addition, a brand new installation of an ENERGY STAR® Certified Water Heater in conjunction with the Solar installation is required. Limit one per household.

CLICK HERE for a free quote.

– Valid thru 04-2023

$13,500 FIRE ZONE BATTERY REBATE

SGIP Equity Resiliency Rebate of $1,000 per kWh battery install.

Tesla Powerwall 2

Tesla Powerwall 2

Qualifying homes that are in a Tier 2 or Tier 3 fire zone AND on medical baseline energy rate plan OR on a well AND that also meet low-income requirements, are eligible for a state rebate of up to $13,500 per battery, in addition to the 30% federal tax credit (when installed with solar electric). Example: Tesla Powerwall costs about $21,995 to purchase the equipment and install. A homeowner is in a Tier 2 fire zone and on medical baseline billing structure receives $13,500 rebate, reducing the project cost to $8,495, LESS 30% tax credit...FINAL COST is $5,945. Battery storage rebates are administered by the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP). Rebates are tiered, and decline as available funding for the program is depleted.  Click here to request a free quote

Consult your tax professional regarding rebates and tax credits.

 

EMPLOYER PARTNERS DISCOUNT PROGRAM - VALID THRU 12-31-23

Solarponics offers discount group pricing to select businesses and their employees.

Call Solarponics and ask if your business is listed on our Employer Partners Discount Program. In many cases, if one or more employee(s) who work at a Partner company install solar, all employee receives a discount of about $400 average per system install (depending on system size). This discount is in addition to any state and federal rebate or tax incentive.

Click here to request a free quote.

Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Your solar energy analyst will present you with the discount, incentive or rebate that will save you the most money, maximizing your investment. Expires 12-31-2023.

FREE SOLAR POOL HEATING PANEL WITH INSTALL - EXPIRED

Receive one FREE Panel with purchase of your Heliocol Solar Pool Heating System. The best just got better. Heliocol panels allow you to start your summer early and end your summer late. The Summer Savings offer is good for a limited time only, however, the extended swim season is available anytime.

System must be at least 300 square feet. Only available on Heliocol systems purchased between July 1 – August 31, 2018 and installed by September 30, 2018. Your Solarponics energy analyst will fill out and submit all necessary paperwork for your summer incentive FREE Heliocol panel.
Call your Solarponics energy analyst for a free quote. (805) 466-5595, or email samantha@solarponics.com.

Plant-A-Tree Effort

For every energy system we install, Solarponics is planting a tree on our customer's behalf. We have chosen to work thru Arbor Day Foundation for this effort. Our goal is to plant 1,000 trees. When we say "plant", we mean we donate the funds to cover the cost to plant one tree. Arbor Day does the actual planting. We reached our goal on November 12, 2022. We are now shooting for 2,000 trees planted by the end of 2023.

We must do something before it’s too late

Humankind is facing a crisis: our ability to survive and thrive is at risk. Air and water pollution is rampant. Weather patterns are shifting at an alarming rate. Poverty is widespread. The entire globe is battling poor health for a number of reasons, and society as a whole is becoming more and more fractured. We can and will act locally to change the direction we are headed.

is committed to addressing these problems through the installation of renewable energy, including solar PV, wind energy, solar water heating, and energy storage.
Our vision?
For every building and residence on the Central Coast to have a net-zero energy resource and consumption footprint.

is committed to addressing these problems… through trees. Trees are an important part of the solution to many critical issues facing the planet and humankind. Their goal? Plant 100 million trees around the globe in 2023.

FACT

An average 7kW solar energy system reduces 9,606 lbs of CO2 each year, the equivalent of planting 125 trees. One rooftop solar energy system really does lead to a significant environmental improvement.

Plant-A-Tree Effort

For every system we install, Solarponics is planting a tree on our customers' behalf. We have chosen to work thru Arbor Day Foundation for this effort. Our original goal was to plant 1,000 trees. When we say "plant", we mean we donate the funds to cover the cost to plant one tree. Arbor Day does the actual planting. We reached our 1,000 tree goal on Nov 18, 2022. We have now doubled our tree planting goal to 2,000 trees by the end of 2023. It's a small effort to start, but one that will grow.

Solarponics is committed to addressing environmental issues facing us through the installation of sustainable energy products, including solar PV, wind energy, water heating, and energy storage. Our vision? For every building and residence on the Central Coast to have a net-zero energy resource and consumption footprint.

Arbor Day Foundation is committed to addressing issues such as climate, wildlife habitat, CO2 sequestration… through trees. Trees are an important part of the solution to many critical issues facing the planet and humankind. Their goal? Plant another 100 million trees around the globe in 2023.

DID YOU KNOW

An average 9kW solar energy system saves the average homeowner upwards of $65,000 over the life of the system. 

Nerdy solar energy jokes.

“How does our solar system keep its pants up?  With an asteroid belt.”

Jokes from a solar energy nerd...

“Just opened my water bill and my electricity bill at the same time… I was shocked.”

Jokes from a solar energy nerd...

“A surge of electricity walks into a bar. The barman says, “why the long phase?”

Jokes from a solar energy nerd...

“What do wind turbines talk about? Nothing special. They just shoot the breeze.”

Jokes from a solar energy nerd...

“A sweater I bought was picking up static electricity. So, I returned it to the store. They gave me another one free of charge.”