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Service area update

ADT Solar is honored to have serviced communities across various regions in California. While we make changes in certain areas, homeowners across South California can expect our continued commitment to solar panel installation services. For areas we are no longer installing in, rest assured that we will continue to fulfill warranties on previously installed systems. Our dedicated customer support team is happy to answer any questions you might have about your system going forward. You can reach them at (833) 409-1007.

ADT Solar: Leading Solar Installer in California

ADT Solar is a leading solar installer in California, helping homeowners all over the Golden State power their homes with reliable solar energy. We help homeowners take control of their power bills with a reliable solar panel system. Our solar experts custom design a solar energy system based on your home’s energy usage to offset your power bill for decades to come.

We treat every home we work on as if it were our own, going the extra mile to get your system right. That’s why we only partner with top rated suppliers ― such as Qcells, Tesla and Enphase ― and back your system with a 25-year warranty.

A sleek and efficient solar energy system can help you turn the West Coast’s bountiful sunshine into electricity, shielding you from California’s skyrocketing energy costs. And much like ADT’s smart home system, an ADT Solar array can provide you real-time data about your home, so you can track how much you’re saving every day. And rest assured, we’ll make the whole process hassle-free.

On top of our expertise in solar technology, our team has extensive roofing experience. We’ll assess your roof before installation to ensure it’s ready for a top-notch solar energy system, and we’ll ensure the integrity of your roof throughout the whole process. In California, ADT Solar is your best option for going solar.


Why Choose ADT Solar?

A solar energy system is a big investment, one that’ll supply clean energy to your home for decades. For over 145 years, ADT has been one of the most trusted companies in America in safeguarding your home, and we bring that same pride and care to powering your home with clean, efficient solar energy.

Having a track record nearly a century-and-a-half long means our fully-licensed team has performed installations for countless homeowners and that we’ll be around to back our industry-leading 25-year warranty.

ADT Solar has built its reputation on exceptional customer service. When we come to talk with you about going solar, we’re there to educate you about the technology and the process of going solar.

Benefits of ADT Solar:

  • 25-year labor guarantee
  • 25-year power production guarantee
  • 25-year panel module performance guarantee
  • 25-year Enphase microinverters guarantee
  • 100% customer satisfaction

Flexible financing options

Now we’ve made it even easier to go solar with ADT Solar! Through our partnership with industry-leader SunPower Financial, you can lease your ADT Solar home energy system. Check out all your options with one of our Solar Energy Specialists today.

ADT Solar brings expertise, value, advanced technology and over 145 years of experience to your solar project. To learn more about installing solar with one of the most trusted brands in the nation, click below.

If you’re ready to install solar panels in California, contact us now!

Get your free customized solar estimate

Call (866) 450-1012 or enter your information. An ADT Solar Energy Specialist will contact you to schedule your estimate and help you determine if solar is right for you.

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By working with ADT Solar to install a solar home energy system, you’ll be able to sleep at night knowing that you’ve gotten the best value for your energy dollar. ADT Solar’s home energy system brings technology from the best manufacturers in the world to your project. Our 25-year labor and product warranties ensure that your solar array is working for you now and long into the future.

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Custom designed

Your home is unlike any other. Our solar experts are ready to work with you to determine your energy needs and design an energy system that meets them, while making sure the system looks great.

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Solar installation

Our installation crews are ready to install the solar system of your dreams on your home. We install only equipment that meets the highest standards, ensuring that your system will bring power to your home for years to come.

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Production monitoring

Once your rooftop solar system is generating energy, you’ll want to know how much. ADT Solar has you covered with an app from Enphase that lets you monitor the system and how your home is using the energy.

Why go solar in California?

If you live in California and have been wondering if clean, renewable solar energy is right for you, you’ve come to the right place. We can answer all of your questions and help you decide if solar panels are right for you.

First, California ranks first in the nation for solar power installed, which is no surprise considering the Golden State provides plenty of sunshine and cost-saving opportunities to make solar panels a smart choice for homeowners.

Let’s break down all the reasons going solar is well worth the investment, and how you can save money by installing solar panels in California.

1. Help protect yourself from rising electricity prices

California energy prices are around 29% higher than the national average, with an upward trend over the last decade (1). In comparison to the rest of the nation, the change in California electric prices over the years was significantly higher than the rest of the nation. Think the prices will stop climbing? Not likely. That means the clean energy your solar panels produce will likely become more valuable to your pocket over time.

2. Protection from blackouts

California has the most amount of blackouts in the nation by far, clocking in over 4,000 power cuts between 2008 and 2017, according to Eaton’s Blackout Tracker research (6). With a solar battery installed alongside your solar panel system, you can have peace of mind knowing your home can be powered with solar energy.

3. Offset your carbon footprint

Renewable energy is good for the environment: it emits no carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming (4). That’s in stark contrast to non-renewable energy like oil and coal. California is one of the most progressive states in the nation for renewable energy policies and ranks second only after Washington for installed renewable energy capacity (3).

4. Solar technology advancements

As with any other technology, the more it develops, the more affordable it becomes. The solar technology field has made huge advancements over the last few decades making it more reliable, affordable, and more appealing than ever. Whether it’s the newest solar panel technology, or the Enphase Encharge and Tesla Powerwall batteries, we want you to be satisfied with your purchase. Choosing a solar installer who only uses the latest technology with the most reputable brands will give you peace of mind in your investment. Plus, we put the power in your hands with advanced app monitoring technologies.

California solar battery storage

One important way to ensure you are taking advantage of all that a solar energy system has to offer is to include a solar battery backup in your system. With an Enphase solar battery backup, you can store any excess energy you’ve generated during the peak solar hours and use it at night or when there’s one of those infamous California blackouts**. Solar batteries are great protection against almost any kind of outage. They also can save you money by letting you decide when to use your own energy and when to use energy from the grid.

This incentive is called the Self-Generation Incentive Program (5) and in preparation for the next wildfire season, the CPUC has authorized funding of more than $1 billion through 2024 for SGIP.

ADT Solar Enphase battery

California solar incentives, rebates & tax credits

California is the most solar-friendly state in the country, offering many programs to make going solar easier. With the rising cost of electricity, the money you’ll save on electricity will offset the cost of your panels much more quickly.* Let’s take a look at some of the programs you can get in California.

  • Federal solar tax credit – Starting in 2022, the federal government is offering a tax credit worth 30% of the cost of your solar system, including labor costs and batteries.**
  • Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) – Although California doesn’t offer a statewide tax credit, it does offer incentives for homeowners to install renewable energy generation equipment at their home. California’s SGIP is one of the most innovative incentives in the country.
  • Property tax exemption – Adding a solar energy system can increase your home’s value by $20 for every watt of solar capacity you install, but that doesn’t mean you have to pay higher property taxes. California has a property tax exemption for that added value.

Read more: California Solar Incentives

ADT Solar just made going solar even easier 

Embrace clean energy with ADT Solar’s new energy system leasing program. Our California-focused solar financing solutions eliminate upfront costs, making eco-friendly energy accessible to everyone. Our streamlined process starts with a personalized consultation to help you understand all your solar options, including leasing, ownership, and even California’s solar PPA (power purchase agreement.) Join California’s solar revolution today—choose ADT Solar for a greener, more sustainable future.

ADT Solar Technician carrying a solar panel 

Solar panel quote for California residents

If you live in California, worrying about power outages is a way of life. And even when the power is running, you’re paying way over the national average for your electricity. Now is the time to start generating your own electricity.


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California Solar FAQ

Does ADT Solar offer financing for solar panels in California?

ADT Solar provides a full range of financing options including both purchase and leasing. Our California solar financing options allow homeowners to choose the most suitable approach for their energy needs. With leasing, homeowners can enjoy the benefits of solar panels without upfront costs, while buying grants ownership and access to tax incentives.

How does leasing solar panels in California work?

Solar panel leasing through ADT Solar in California involves paying fixed monthly payments to access the benefits of a solar panel system without owning it. This arrangement offers homeowners the advantage of accessing clean energy without upfront costs, and ADT Solar takes care of system maintenance throughout the lease period, ensuring hassle-free operation and energy savings.

Are solar panels worth it in California?

Solar Panels are worth it in California for many homeowners, especially if you’re tired of skyrocketing electricity prices, constantly worrying about the utility grid and seeing your neighbors’ homes being valued more than yours.

Are solar panels required in California?

New homes that are built in California are required to have solar panels, but you’re not required to install them on your existing home.

As of 2020, the Residential Solar Mandate for California came about, forcing all new home builds in California to have solar (SEIA). This stems from a few different progressive policies in the fight for a cleaner environment. California is one of the leaders for the nation when it comes to these policies, including the California Solar Initiative (CSI) and its clean energy goals of 100% renewable energy by 2045 (2).  So if you haven’t already joined the clean energy movement, you’ll be forced to soon, and now is the best time to go solar.

Does California offer a solar tax credit?

California does not have a state solar tax credit, but the federal government offers a tax credit on your federal income taxes worth 30% of the cost of a new solar panel system. There’s also a bunch of other incentives to go solar in California.

Can an HOA deny solar panels in California?

No, HOA cannot deny homeowners the ability to install solar panels on their home thanks to the California Solar Rights Act.

What is the cost of solar in California?

When it comes to calculating the cost of a solar panel installation in California, there are a few things to consider such as sunlight exposure, energy usage, solar equipment, labor costs, and solar incentives to offset your initial cost. The good news is, the golden state provides California residents with some of the best solar incentives in the nation that they can take advantage of to speed up their investment in a solar panel system.

Our solar specialists know how to identify your unique factors to give you an accurate solar quote and estimate on your return. For a free, personalized solar cost estimate, contact one of our solar specialists today to schedule your free consultation.

Does solar increase home value in California?

According to a comprehensive report done by the US Department of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), they concluded the impact of solar panels on residential property values was positive. On average, solar panels add $20 of value for every $1 you save on your electric bill. So if you saved $200 a month on your electric bill with solar panels, you’d have an additional $4,000 of value added to your home.

This was backed up again in 2015 when the Department of Energy and Berkeley Laboratory sought to determine if solar-enabled homes performed better in the real estate market. After analyzing 22,000 homes, they found that homes with solar panels fetched a higher asking price than those without. About $4/watt, which comes out to be around $15,000 for residential, depending on your home and solar system.

In addition, solar panels can help your property spend less time on the market. In another study done by NREL, they found that solar properties earned about 17% more at closing, in addition to selling 20% faster.

How do I choose a solar panel company in California?

Choosing a solar contractor for your area can be intimidating, which is why it’s helpful to remember the three most important tips when choosing a solar panel company.

  1. Make sure the company you’re choosing has warranties in place. Not only on the labor but products as well. That way you know you and your investment are protected in the years to come.
  2. Read reviews about the company you’re choosing. While you’ll see a bad review here and there (just the nature of open reviews), make sure a large majority of the reviews aren’t negative and state the same problems over and over. That’s a clear indicator of a company to stay clear of, no matter how well known their name is.
  3. Choose a reputable company that’s been in the game for a while. Again, this way you are sure to protect your investment with a company that will continue to be there for you in the years to come.
Is solar a good investment in California?

Going solar in California is well worth the investment between rising electricity prices, abundant sunshine, and the environmental benefits.

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