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Solar Power for Homes & Businesses in San Francisco

You’ve seen it in the news. You’ve seen it in advertisements. Chances are, you’ve even seen it on the roof of a building at some point. But despite all the messaging and publicity, solar power can feel downright confusing if you’re not already familiar with it. At Simply Solar, we’re proud to be the Bay Area’s number one solar installer, helping businesses and homeowners alike get a solar power system that lasts decades.

But before we talk about specifics, let’s cover the basics: what is solar power?

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What Is Solar Power?

At its simplest level, solar power is electricity generated by the sun. There are a number of methods used to do this, but when it comes to commercial and residential solar power, the number one choice is solar panels. Solar panels are large, flat devices that use specialized internal components to absorb sunlight and convert it into electricity.

By installing a solar panel system on the roof or exposed land of your home or business, you can start generating your own electricity from the sun – at a dramatically lower cost than what you’d normally pay your utility company for electricity.

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When sunlight hits your rooftop solar panels, they create electricity in the form of a direct current (DC). This DC electricity then passes through an inverter, which converts it to an alternating current (AC), the kind of electricity that your appliances run on.
During the day when the sun is shining, your home is using energy generated from your solar power system, which means you’re not paying to use it. Some of the biggest savings from solar come from your ability to sell excess electricity back to the energy grid.

Schedule an Assessment with Your San Francisco Solar Installer Today

A solar panel installation is a powerful way to reduce your environmental footprint, increase the value of your home, and save big on your electric bill, and if you’re ready to make the switch, we can help. Contact us today to learn more about switching to solar power and schedule your solar savings assessment.

We can’t wait to help you join the solar energy revolution!


What Our
Customers Say

” We researched other Solar companies for our home and finally settled on Simply Solar. My parents went with them too. They were friendly, professional, local, and always available for questions throughout the installation process. The products they use are high quality. I felt like a couple of the bigger companies were trying to upsell us a new roof which Simply Solar pointed out we do not yet need. When we do need a new roof, they will come to remove the panels and replace them free of charge even if someone else does the roof. But I’ll be honest, why would I go with someone else to do our roof? These guys are great! Highly recommended! Support the local economy! “

Heather L.

“We had Simply Solar replace our old roof and install 19 panels last fall. Remember the time with PG&E power outages, fires, and all sorts of problems? Yes, then. It was really hard to get PG&E to do their part of the project, but throughout it, all the Simply Solar people stayed in touch, worked with our schedule, and got a great system installed.”

Bob J.

“Simply Solar got everything right, putting the system in on time and within budget.
They also took care of all the paperwork related to permits. A very pleasant experience.”

Steve H.

We take pride in the products we sell. Representing one of the leading solar companies in Sonoma County, our passionate team of installers and solar consultants give you a professional and simple process from start to finish, for any size solar project.

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Petaluma, CA 94954