Frequently Asked Questions

Taken Directly From
California State Board of Equalization


Property Tax Incentive

100% of system value; 75% of system value exemption for dual-use equipment


Section 73 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code allows a property tax exclusion for certain types of solar energy systems installed between January 1, 1999, and December 31, 2024. This section was amended by AB 1451 in September 2008 to include the construction of an active solar energy system incorporated by an owner-builder in the initial construction of a new building that the owner-builder does not intend to occupy or use. This only applies if the owner-builder did not already receive an exclusion for the same active solar energy system and only if the initial purchaser purchased the new building prior to that building becoming subject to reassessment to the owner-builder. ABX1-15 of 2011 clarified that systems installed through sale-leaseback arrangements or partnership flip structures can benefit from this exclusion. Click here and here for Letters to Assessors from the State Board of Equalization that further explain the impact of ABX1-15.

Yes. Your feedback is important and your satisfaction is our number one priority. We will give you a copy of the plans and explain the design to you to get your approval before the installation process starts.

Our installation process is very simple. You will be guided through every step before we start. Before contacting us, there is nothing that needs to be done. In order to begin the process of solar panel cost comparison, we suggest that you enter your information into the contact form on the bottom of the website.

If your installation date is coming up and you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

There is not a lot of maintenance in solar panels. Once they are installed, there is not much maintenance that needs to be done on a monthly or yearly basis.

You will need to make sure the solar panels are cleaned each year. In addition to this, you should be checking on them to make sure there is no damage or any physical damage to the panels.

Solar panels only need an occasional hosing down. They’re durable and built to last. Since there are no moving parts involved, little to no ongoing maintenance is required.

There are no moving parts with solar power, the energy being produced is coming straight from the sun making solar power a clean, renewable source of energy. If your home qualifies to have solar panels installed, the energy you produce will help offset your carbon footprint. Dirty energy or clean energy? Which will you choose?

Become apart of the solution by joining forces with California Solar Solutions and let’s build a more sustainable future. Get started by entering your information into the contact form at the bottom of the website. Or you can visit our contact us page here.

Absolutely. Solar panel installation can greatly reduce the amount of money that you spend on energy each month. Our mission here at California Solar Solutions is to provide you with a great solar panel installation contractor, but also save you money in the process.

We start by evaluating your energy needs and energy-saving goals. We then use this information when we design your system. The solar energy systems we install usually meet between 70-100% of the customer’s energy needs. This also depends on what size system they choose.

We also built a very helpful solar savings calculator which indicates the savings and usage when going solar.

The price of the investment is very reasonable for the benefits our solar systems generate.

Price varies depending on the size of solar system you need.
If you decide to lease a solar system, you can start creating savings right away with a lower monthly payment for your electric bill.

If you decide to purchase a solar system, our solar consultants will set you up with the right system based on your electricity needs. Over the life of your new solar system you can expect a 15% to 20% return on your investment.