New Home Construction Solar Requirements

Did you know that as of 2020, all new homes in California require a solar electric installation?

New home Construction – Solar Requirements
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Understanding the Requirements & Exceptions of the California Solar Mandate

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Solar Technologies has been a Bay Area leader in PV installations since 1998 with extensive experience working in new home construction. Let us handle the details!

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For all new home inquiries we provide a FREE minimum and recommend system size calculation, shade analysis and costs savings estimate that meets the requirements of Title 24 Section 6.

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We’ll work with you, your clients and your sub contractors to select the appropriate solar and storage system that meets the home, and state’s needs.

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New home Construction – Solar Requirements

Shade Analysis

Solar Technologies utilizes Aurora Solar for solar site assessment and shade analysis. Currently Aurora is the only such tool approved to meet the requirements of the new solar homes mandate.

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We use this tool to ensure the system size, and location meet the solar requirements for your new construction project.

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New home Construction – Solar Requirements

Full Permit Packages

We’ll Provide a full permit package on time to make sure your building submittal is not delayed.

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Project Coordination

We’ll coordinate with your project schedule and sub contractors to provide an electrical rough in and roof standoff coordination while the walls are open and before the roof is sealed.

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New home Construction – Solar Requirements

Inspections Assistance

For all new home construction we ensure the project meets Title 24 and JA11 requirements. We will provide a completed certificate of Installation to assist with any inspections.

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New home Construction – Solar Requirements

Solar + Storage Solutions That Don't Just Meet California Requirements, They Exceed Customer Expectations

Solar Energy Solutions

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Battery Storage Solutions

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Whole-Home Backup With Telsa Powerwall 3

Powerwall 3 is Tesla's most powerful, affordable solution for whole-home backup. Get uninterrupted power and better perfomance to help lower your electric bills and maximize your savings potential. 

Better Outage Protection

Stores more energy for increased protection during outages. A single unit can seamlessly back up your entire home

Seamless Backup Power

Powerwall provides seamless transitions to backup when grid connection is interrupted

Optimized For Savings

Offers built-in power conversion allowing solar energy to be captured more efficiently with integrated inverters 


EV Integration

With off-grid charging you can charge your vehicle from solar, even while the grid is down. With Powershare, you can extend backup duration and shift energy between your vehicle and Powerwall

More Durable

Engineered to perform at high elevation, humidity and over a large temperature range. Flood resistant and submergible up to 28 inches

More Prepared

Storm Watch monitors weather data and automatically charges Powerwall if a severe weather event is in the forecast


Enphase IQ Battery 5P

The ‘P’ in IQ Battery 5P means Power

The IQ Battery 5P is the most powerful Enphase battery to date. It has double the power of the leading competitor for battery systems of a similar size. The IQ Battery 5P integrates with the Enphase APP and allows you to start and run more appliances with fewer IQ batteries for a more affordable path to resilient energy independence. 

Outpower the competition.

Safer chemistry.

Sync with your Enphase App.

Convenient modularity.

Extended protection.

24/7 support.

Enjoy a more resilient home.

Prioritize and direct your power.

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Why Choose Solar Technologies?

Solar install Oracle - Campus

Solar Technologies designed our system, handled every step in the process and their team performed exceptionally. I’m a big supporter of them and excited to be solar powered.

Tim Roche, Oracle, Facilities Director, San Francisco, CA

Founded in 1998, Solar Technologies has installed more than 250,000 solar panels for home and business owners throughout the Bay Area.

We’ve been successful because we offer high efficiency, reasonably priced solar panels, with experienced solar installers, award-winning customer service and a best-in-industry 25-year warranty.

This is why so many customers have trusted us to install and care for their solar panel power systems and why a leading manufacturer such as SunPower has named us their exclusive Bay Area Master Dealer.

With more than 25 years of experience, thousands of customers, award-winning service and local teams conveniently located in Santa Cruz, San Jose, and San Ramon, we are your leading California solar partner. There’s no installation we can’t handle and no one better equipped to help you save money and become a more sustainable home or business.

Top Businesses Choose Solar Technologies

Top 500 Solar Contractors
Top Commercial Solar Contractors 2017 - Top 25 State, Top 150 Nationally
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Our installed solar panels have generated over 65MW of power, since 1998
Silicon Valley Business Journal - Ranked Top 3 Bay Area’s Solar Contractors