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    Solar Optimum specializes in solar energy solutions for homeowners, businesses, government and nonprofit clients in California. Its staff is knowledgeable about local and federal tax incentives, rebate programs and permitting requirements.

    BOTTOM LINE

    Solar Optimum partners with equipment manufacturers like Panasonic and Tesla to offer multiple module options. The company currently provides free consultations in California. Systems include a 25-year warranty.

    PROS

    • Battery storage options
    • Transferable warranties
    • Free quote

    CONS

    • No pricing online
    • Only available in California

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        Solar Optimum equipment

        Solar Optimum partners with Panasonic Solar to offer high-efficiency HIT panels with zero emissions. The company also provides panel modules from LG Solar with high power output and efficiency. Solar Optimum offers microinverters through Enphase, and the company is also certified to install Tesla Powerwalls.

        Solar Optimum financing options

        Solar Optimum lets clients pay upfront or finance their solar investment. Its financing options range from five to 25 years.

        • Solar loans: You can choose a secured or unsecured solar loan. Keep in mind that solar loans can be transferred to a new homeowner.
        • Solar leases and PPA: A solar lease or power purchase agreement (PPA) lets you switch to solar without an out-of-pocket investment. The main drawback is that you don’t own the equipment and aren’t entitled to the tax benefits.

        Solar Optimum warranty

        Solar optimum provides a 25-year warranty on new energy systems. The standard warranty comes with each installation and covers six categories:

        • Panels
        • Racking
        • Inverters
        • Roof
        • Workmanship
        • Kilowatt-hour performance guarantee

        Solar Optimum FAQ

        How much does Solar Optimum cost?
        Solar Optimum's costs vary based on your location, the size of your property and what rebates or tax incentives you qualify for. Out-of-pocket costs also depend on whether you pay upfront, get a loan or lease the energy system. According to Solar Optimum, most homeowners who pay cash see a full return on their investment within five years.
        How long do Solar Optimum installations take?
        Solar Optimum’s photovoltaic systems usually take between six and eight weeks to install.
        Does Solar Optimum handle city permitting and inspections?
        Yes, Solar Optimum's staff is trained to handle local permitting and inspections in California.
        Does Solar Optimum offer energy storage?
        Yes, Solar Optimum clients can add Tesla Powerwall 2.0 home battery backup that provides power during surprise blackouts and natural disasters. Tesla Powerwalls come with a 10-year warranty.
        Where is Solar Optimum located?
        Solar Optimum is headquartered in Glendale, California, and has locations throughout California.
        When was Solar Optimum founded?
        Solar Optimum was founded in 2008.

        Is Solar Optimum worth it?

        Solar Optimum partners with well-known manufacturers such as Panasonic Solar, Enphase, Unirac and Tesla to install new renewable energy systems in California. According to Solar Optimum, California residents can save at least $30,000 by switching to solar. If you’re spending more than $75 per month on energy bills, your property could be a good candidate to go solar.

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