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The state of solar in San Francisco

San Francisco, CA, is a bright beacon of sunshine, with an annual average of 259 sunny days each year.* The Golden City’s sunshine average far exceeds the national average of 205 bright days. Along with the abundance of sun, a remarkable 84% of San Francisco’s buildings are solar-viable. * For these reasons, the Bay Area region is an ideal place to go solar.

  • *. Bestplaces.net, Climate in San Francisco, California (accessed 8/19/2021)
  • *. Google, Project Sunroof data explorer (November 2018)

How much solar energy does San Francisco produce?

San Francisco is a “solar star,” ranking 22nd in the nation with 62.11 watts of solar capacity per person. The city has nine municipal solar installations that generate up to 7.2 megawatts of energy per year.* (A megawatt is one million watts.)

  • *. SFEnvironment.org, Solar (accessed 8/19/2021)

What are the advantages of going solar in San Francisco?

Going solar in San Francisco provides you the opportunity to reduce your family’s carbon footprint. Solar power is clean energy, producing virtually no harmful greenhouse gases that contribute to air pollution.

Solar panels also significantly reduce your energy expenses. your system, it will begin generating electricity that you can use for your property and most likely feed into the local electrical grid for credit on your electric bill. A solar system can also increase your home’s value by up to $20,000.*

  • *. Solar-nation.org, Solar Power Installation in San Francisco CA - Check Your Benefits! (accessed 8/19/2021)

What’s the best way to go solar in San Francisco?

Taking the initiative to go solar in San Francisco is a big step toward reducing your household’s carbon footprint and reducing energy costs. However, it’s a significant step that requires the assistance of an experienced solar installer.

Before meeting with a solar installer, use a savings calculator to quickly build a custom solar system design for your home. This virtual design will help you estimate how much money you’ll save on electric bills and the amount of power your system will produce.

A solar installer will then help you determine which system is best for meeting your household’s energy needs. The installer’s team will work with you closely to ensure that the selected solar system adds to your home’s exterior aesthetics and doesn’t exceed your budget. Reputable solar companies know about local and federal incentives that will reduce the initial cost of going solar. For more information, check out California’s Solar Consumer Protection Guide.

Get started now. Request your consultation with SunPower. We’ll follow up with a quick call to schedule a time. You can also call us directly at (800) 786-7693.


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