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  • Green Sky Home Remodeling Inc

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    16501 Sherman Way Suite #101, Van Nuys, CA

    We are a part of the new generation of general contracting companies. We firmly stand by our values such as exceptional client service, honest approach and complete customer satisfaction. No matter how small or big your project might be, we will do our absolute best to complete it in accordance to your wishes, designs and ensure your complete satisfaction. Although we are based in Los Angeles, we provide our clients with premier general contractor services all across California. Our services include, but are not limited to: Kitchen Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, New Construction, Deck & Patio Remodeling, Electrical and Plumbing Services, Foundation Repair, Solar Panels and much more.

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  • LU Construction

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    39899 Balentine Dr, Newark, CA

    CA Home Remodeling, Renovations, Home Improvements and Construction Services by L U Construction. We have built our excellent reputation over the years by putting our hearts and passion into every project we take on. We treat every project as if we are working on our own homes. Perfection is the standard practice when we take on a project and complete satisfaction is what we expect and guarantee.

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  • 1800Remodel.com

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    5733 Pontiac Dr, San Jose, CA

    The residential home-remodeling industry has been steadily growing. With potentially hundreds of contractors competing for any given job, choosing the right contractor has become a daunting task. At 1-800-Remodel, Inc., our goal is to make dealing with this ever-growing industry an easy and stress-free experience. We truly believe that you deserve to see only high-quality contractors bidding on your project. Every business decision we make is guided by our mission statement: Simplify the home-remodeling business to help homeowners make informed decisions. We pre-screen all contractors in our network, so that you can choose a contractor with confidence, knowing that they have satisfied clients behind them. We also believe that the more informed you are, the better equipped you are to make efficient, cost-saving decisions. To that end, we provide up-to-date information, tips, tricks, and guidelines to help get remodeling jobs — of any scope — done on time, on budget, and with minimal complications..

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  • Powur

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    126 South Goldfield Road, Mesa, AZ

    We are a company that finds you the best solar deal from top providers. With a $0 down payment we guarantee your bill reduces 20-50%. Send over utility bill and within 15 minutes your free install appointment will be set. Get a quote to see how much you will save!

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  • Sun Works Solar

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    Will Provide Upon Request, San Jose, CA

    Experienced. Licensed as a company for over 30 years. 18 years of industry expertise. Local. Sun works is proud to have our office in the Bay Area. Guaranteed. Our work is backed by a one-of-kind 25 years warranty. Our workmanship and parts are covered as well! This is the only warranty of its kind in the solar industry.

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  • American Array Solar, Inc.

    3151 Independence Drive, Livermore, CA
  • Archbold Electric, Inc.

    303 Convention Way, Suite 6, Redwood City, CA
  • Dollens Electric, Inc.

    PO Box 730577, San Jose, CA
  • Future Vision Remodeling, Inc.

    1999 South Bascom Avenue, Suite 700, Campbell, CA
  • Golden Gate Power

    870 Market Street, Suite 815, San Francisco, CA
  • GOSOLARPROS

    426 14th Street Suite #212, Modesto, CA
  • Green Wolf Energy, Inc.

    2479 Industrial Park West, Suite C, Hayward, CA
  • Highlight Solar, Inc., A California Corporation

    1624 Remuda Lane, San Jose, CA
  • Home Networks, Electric & Solar

    838 Charcott Avenue, San Jose, CA
  • Housing Construction Incorporation

    731 Chestnut Street, Suite C, San Francisco, CA
  • Quality First Home Improvement, Inc.

    6545 Sunrise Boulevard, Suite 202, Citrus Heights, CA
  • Semper Solaris

    1805 John Tower's Ave, El Cajon, CA
  • Silverline Home Remodeling, Inc.

    6829 Canoga Avenue, Canoga Park, CA
  • Simmitri, Inc.

    1999 South Bascom Avenue, Suite 700, Campbell, CA
  • Smart72, Inc.

    2580 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA

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  • Green Sky Home Remodeling Inc

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    Men worked fast and furious. Imagine removing a "double roof" on a 1800 sq ft house and reroofing all within two days. The only negative is that the roof is not the color of the swatch (although appears in a part of a shingle, but does not show on the roof). It meant I had to change the color of the trim and house. A disappointment for the last "roof" of my life. If someone had told me...

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Los Altos Solar Panel Installation

More solar panels have been installed in California than any other state in the country. In fact , according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), more than 4.8 Million CA homes already have solar panels installed and that number is only going to go up in the coming years. Furthermore, considering that solar energy prices in Fairfield, Oakland, Antioch, Tracy, and Modesto have decreased more than 60% in the last five years, it make sense why more Los Altos homeowners are moving from traditional electricity to solar panels for the home.

Los Altos Solar Energy Return On Investment (ROI)

The average cost to install solar panels in Los Altos is approximately $21,000. While that number is expected to go down (considering solar takes up only 14% of the state’s electricity), sadly, solar panel jobs in Los Altos cost a bit more than the national average. New solar panel projects, across the country, start at $17,000.

Nonetheless, unlike other states or cities that don’t see as much as sun as Los Altos, Golden State homeowners save quite a bit of money when they install solar panels. In fact, Los Altos homeowners can save nearly $11,000 over 20 years after hiring a solar panel company. In fact, solar panel installers say the panels can cut monthly electric bills by 50% to 90%.

As you can see, researching solar panel companies in Los Altos is not only the right decision now, but it’s a smart decision for years to come.

Los Altos Solar Energy Financing & Rebates

Unlike a small plumbing job, $21,000 is a steep price for something you can’t visualize day in and day out. Fortunately, there are plenty of rebates and tax incentives the Golden State offers, both on the state and city level. Furthermore, there are various financing options all Los Altos homeowners can take advantage of, if you need.

Tax Incentives & Other Rebates for Los Altos Homeowners

  • Federal Tax Credits for Solar Energy Systems: 30% of the total cost. This credit is good through Dec. 31, 2019.
  • Sell Extra Energy: Electric companies in Los Altos will actually pay you for that excess energy.
  • California Solar Initiative (CSI) Rebates: The CSI Program pays solar consumers an incentive based on system performance. You can choose a lump-sum payment or monthly payments. The Expected Performance-Based Buydown (EPBB) is the upfront incentive available only for smaller systems. See more at Go Solar California.
  • California Property Tax Exclusion for Solar Energy Systems: The solar energy equipment does not add value to your home and therefore, should not be included on your tax bill.

Believe it or not, there are plenty of other CA tax incentives for all new solar panels. See if you quality for additional rebates at energy.gov.

Financing Options

  • Energy-Efficient Mortgages (EEMs): Credits a home's energy efficiency in the mortgage itself. A home energy rater conducts a home energy rating before financing is approved. This rating verifies that your home is energy efficient.
  • Refinance Mortgage: Essentially, raising your mortgage the amount you owe for the solar panel installation.
  • Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC): Loans in stages. Good if making big payments to Los Altos contractor in stages. HELOC’s carry adjustable interest rates.
  • Home Equity Loan: Just like a normal mortgage, but for a renovation. They contain fixed interest rates.
  • Personal Loan or Line of Credit: Good for smaller solar energy projects. Personal loans carry high interest rates.
  • FHA 203(K) Mortgage: Refinance and create a new loan at the same time. Loan is based on estimated value after the renovation.

Los Altos Solar Panel Licensing

It may not be required in all states, but any contractor installing solar panels in Los Altos needs to obtain a few solar licenses:

  1. California Solar Contractors’ License: C-46 or C-10 OR
  2. A/B General Building Contractors’ License: Plus education requirements

As such, no matter what solar energy project you’re considering, make sure your solar panel installer has one of the licenses mentioned above.

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