Roof mount solar, solar roof tiles, ground mount solar.

Don’t send excess energy to the grid. Instead, install solar plus battery storage, and keep those savings. Use battery stored energy during peak hours, avoiding the use of expensive grid energy.  

With solar plus battery, you’ll get energy savings plus security. Solar plus storage will save thousands over the life of the system.  

• Solarponics Roof Mount Systems: A solar array is designed based on desired energy output and roof space availability. Roof-mount systems are the most ffordable and most common, and cost about $ 4/watt installed.


• Solarponics Ground Mount Systems: Solar ground mount systems are used when there is shading issues on the roof, there is a lack of available roof space for the desired system size, or the orientation of the roof is not ideal.

piggy bank of solar energy savings

Tesla Solar Roof: Tesla Solar Roof is an integrated roofing tile that looks great and performs well. 

Solar Roof is comprised of both glass solar tiles and steel roofing tiles. Glass solar tiles produce energy, while architectural-grade steel tiles add longevity and corrosion resistance to your roof. Both are durable, strong and engineered for all-weather protection. With a 25-year warranty, Solar Roof will continue to produce clean energy and protect your home for decades to come. Learn more.

piggy bank of solar energy savings

How much solar do I need? We recommend that most systems be sized to 100% of the curent home’s usage needs. Your individual sitiation and needs will vary. That’s why a blind internet quote is not accurate. Never has been. Never will be.

What rebates and incentives are still available? Beware. There are many false claims on the internet promising free solar or huge rebates. These are scams. In California, there is only a 30% federal tax credit for homeowners who go solar and have a tax liability to use the credit.

How much can I still save? Even with California’s new NBT solar rate plan, a homeowner can still see a 10-year payback, and save several thousands of dollars with solar electric. It really depends on the usage, the home, and the system size and design.

Why you should also consider a level 2 EV charger install.

Solarponics installs Level 2 EVSE, high power, high quality charging stations ranging from 12 amps to 80 amps. Level 2 chargers can charge up to 7X faster than a Level 1 cordset that comes with most electric vehicles.

The plug that comes with most e-vehicles is typically a Level 1 EV charge connector. It plugs into a standard wall outlet for simple and convenient use. Level 1 chargers are slow, typically delivering only 2-3 mph of charge. A Level 2 EV charging system can charge up to 24 mph. Save time. Charge faster with a Level 2 EV Charger.

Learn more about EV Charging stations. Click here.

How much electricity does my EV use? Learn how to calculate your EV costs here.

For more information about claiming the credit, see IRS Form 8911.

Solarponics Advantage

Greater Value.

We now offer PEARL Home Certification to all our customers as part of our commitment to deliver the greatest products, service and value. PEARL certifies the value of your home improvement(s), creating value that you can bank on.


With 47 years in the solar business and over 5,500 solar installs, you can rest assured you're in good hands. Many of our employees have been with us over 10 years. That’s longer than most solar companies have been in business.


We are member/owners of Amicus, the nations largest solar co-op. As an Amicus Solar Cooperative member, you gain access to the best pricing, products, shared knowledge, and technology.

Click and zoom to see Solarponics customers in your neighborhood.


When it comes to solar energy systems and service, central coast residents trust Solarponics.

Kathy from San Luis Obispo says,

"Wow I can't say enough good things about Solarponics! They installed our solar, radiant heat floor and our Tesla battery. They always responded promptly to our questions. They are a wonderful company and easy to work with."

Thank you, Kathy, for your review.

When we install a sustainable energy system, we're installing forty-seven years of…Wow!

Don't just go solar. Go Solarponics.


San Luis Obispo

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.


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 COVID 19 Relief bill.

The Solar Energy Investment Tax Credit is a dollar-for-dollar federal tax credit for solar energy system install on residential or commercial properties that is available through Dec. 31, 2032.The Federal Investment Tax Credit for solar energy will remain at 30% for all solar installs that become operational on or before  01-01-2032.

Call or click today for your free solar quote.

(805) 466-5595.

For more details, click here.

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


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 $250 for the homeowner. Valid thru 09-30-2022  GET A QUOTE.

COMMERCIAL REBATES ARE GREATER. email todd@solarponics.comfor commercial sales.





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 traditional water heater.
  • Lasts twice as long as traditional tank heaters.

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



Receive a $3500 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 12-2022


All new applications go on a wait list.

Tesla Powerwall 2

Tesla Powerwall 2

Qualifying homes that are in a tier 1 or tier 2 fire zone, who install battery storage with solar are eligible for a state rebate of up to $1,720 per battery, in addition to the 26% federal tax credit (when installed with solar electric). Example: Tesla Powerwall costs about $18,995 to purchase the equipment and install. Rebates and tax credits reduce the final out of pocket cost to around $14,000, saving almost $6,000. 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.



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.


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

Plant-A-Tree 2030 Effort: 10,000 Trees Planted.

For every energy system we install, Solarponics is planting a tree on our customer's behalf. We have chosen to work thru One Tree for this effort. Our initial 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. One Tree Planted does the actual planting. We reached our goal on November 12, 2022. On Dec. 31, 2023, you have helped plant over 2,400 tree in California and the U.S.  Now we're going big. Our new goal is 10,000 trees planted in our nations forests by 2030. 

We must do something before it’s too late

Humankind is facing a crisis: our ability to survive and thrive at our curent living standards 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.

Solarponics 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.

One Tree Planted 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. Since 2014, One Tree Planted has planted over 135.5 million trees with 378 partners across 82 countries in North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Eurpoe, and the Pacific.


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 - 50,000 lb CO2 sequesteded since 2022

For every system we install, Solarponics is planting a tree on our customers' behalf. We have chosen to work thru One Tree 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. One Tree Planted does the actual planting. We reached our 1,000 tree goal on Nov 18, 2022. By the end of 2023, we planted over 2,700 trees. Our new goal is to plant 10,000 trees by the end of 2030.

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.

One Tree Planted is committed to addressing issues such as climate, wildlife habitat, CO2 sequestration… through trees. One Tree Planted has planted  over 135.5 million trees with 378 partners across 82 countries in North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Pacific.


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

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.”

Jokes from a solar energy nerd...

“I caught my friend harassing some electricity. I told him it was an abuse of power.”