Residential Solar Power Installation

Super Solar

Oakland, CA

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About Super Solar

Super Solar is one of the most experienced installers in the state. There are a lot of companies jumping on the solar bandwagon.

Since 2001, the Super Solar owners have built over 150 solar electric systems for homes and businesses with their own hands. At Super Solar, every system is designed and built by the two owners only!

Why is that important? It means that a licensed electrician, a licensed solar contractor, and a NABCEP-certified PV installer design every detail and turn every screw on every installation.
We know of no other company that offers this level of owner involvement and certifications.

We focus on building quality installations that outperform expectations, and utilize quality components and best industry practices. As the owners and installers, we can ensure that that is exactly what happens on every job.

And since we are a small family-owned company, we have low overhead, so we can build your system affordably without cutting corners.

Our expertise is measurable and unmatched:

* Super Solar is both a licensed solar contractor (C-46) and a licensed electrical contractor (C-10); not a roofer and a general contractor (CA contr. lic. no. 929323).

* The principle owner is certified as a NABCEP PV installer. NABCEP installer status is the highest industry standard in solar, and is voluntary. It is known as the certification that is hard to get. He was one of the first in the state to be certified.

* Every single system is built 100% by the two owners! We are the only ones you will ever deal with. No managers, sales people, designers, administrators, subcontractors and laborers. We like building, and it shows.

* We are locally-owned.

* Excellent local references are available upon request.

So, the above is what we say about ourselves. But what do others say? See why we have exceptional reviews on Yelp.

You can read an article about us online at Sustainable Lafayette. It is an article written by one of our customers, detailing exactly why she chose us out of 8 solar installers that she got bids from.

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Oakland, CA 94611

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  • 5/5 stars August 25, 2010

    Super Solar: integrity, skilled, thinking outside the box and really nice fellows! Super Solar came up with an effective solution for our solar needs that four other companies failed to discover, and in the process their creativity saved our family thousands of dollars. Although based in Oakland, they agreed to do an installation in the Napa mountains, and they breezed through the Napa permit and inspection process. They also provided us with a lot of valuable energy information to help us become more green. While other companies gave us a two to three month completion deadline, with Super Solar we were watching our meter spin backwards in about three weeks. They're the best!

Question and answer

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Look for experience in years in the field and installed KW's.
Look for reviews of the company by customers online.
Do they subcontract out the installation work, or pay attention to detail?
Go with your feelings, too.
Hire a small company.
Compare price per Watt among competitors for apples to apples comparisons.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. Solar installation as a line of work is really glorified electrical work on a roof. I have found few people in the construction trades that are non-electricians to have the patience, safety-conscious attitude and mathematical ability to properly design and build electrical systems. There are many, many new companies out there. Only time will tell how the systems they build hold up....

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. Super Solar's work stands out from the competition because of our certifications, relevant licenses and unrivalled experience coupled with the fact that the two owners who have these credentials are on every roof of every job and design every installation. I know of no other firm that offers this level of involvement.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I love being outside in the Sun.
And I love being able to think and plan and design each job in the office. It is a healthy mix of outdoor and indoor work.
Finally, I feel genuinely proud of what I do. It has always been important to me to make a living doing something meaningful. Saving energy, shifting to more energy efficiency and creating more energy.... well....energizes me.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. Do you offer leases? No, we do not. Please read the fine print on any lease offer.

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. Solar is a great profession. That simple. You work to harness energy that is free and universally available. No limit to its power and completely renewable and clean.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. Environment. Physical work. Brain work. I wanted all three in a line of work, and I found it in solar energy.

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