Photovoltaic (PV) solar power cells convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electric power throughout the day. DC power flows from the solar panels into the inverter, where it’s converted to alternating current (AC) power and used to power your home.
Generate solar power during the day, even when it's cloudy. Any excess power from your system will feed back into the electrical grid… and with net metering, you're credited for it.
Make your meter spin backward, and not forward, to start saving.
With the cost of electricity projected to continue to increase, solar power is a long-term solution to offsetting your energy costs, not to mention your carbon footprint.
K12 Solar Commercial PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program allows up to 20% of a property’s value to be financed for energy efficiency, and solar upgrades.
The financing creates an assessment on the property and is repaid as semi-annual installments on the property tax bill.
In addition, with K12 Solar's Commercial Pace program, nonprofits can capture most of the solar tax credit. Here are the benefits of the program:
Most nonprofits pay electricity under a Time-of-Use utility structure. This means that the price of electricity changes by the time of the day and month of the year.
The analysis may recommend to change to a different rate that will allow you to install a smaller solar system and receive the same benefit that a larger solar system would provide, saving you thousands of dollars.
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We have SolarWorld solar panels available. Made in America since 1975. As the largest U.S. solar manufacturer for 40 years, SolarWorld is uniquely recognized as America’s solar leader. They meticulously carry out the most important steps in the solar production process on U.S. soil—from sourcing and manufacturing to assembling and hiring. Watch the extreme solar panel test video.
The inverter is the heart of a solar system. The inverter is responsible for converting the DC electricity generated by the solar system into AC electricity your home can use. We have SMA inverters available. SMA is a German company founded in 1981 with manufacturing facilities in Germany and the U.S. Watch the video to learn more.
In the old days, roof leaks were a concern. Today, we install solar panels mounted with flashing that forms a tight, waterproof seal. Unlike appliances and engines, solar energy systems have no moving parts. The advanced materials that make up solar panels are extremely durable, require no care or maintenance, and are warrantied for 25 years.
This solar panel installation method minimizes the number of penetrations required to install your solar system. This solar panel mounting system has been tested and certified on the highest level for aerodynamic flat roof solutions. The System fulfills the newest Windtunnel Testing 2.0 on the current highest industry standards, Fire tested to UL 1703 and ETL certified according to UL 2703 standards.
In the United States alone, there are 160 billion square feet of paved land simply to provide places to park cars. We recognize these asphalt areas as opportune places for energy generation. So, if your facility has a large parking lot with no shading, then a solar carport structure can be an option.
Easily find out how much power you're generating with your solar system. You can see all the details.
We have a lot of experience managing solar installations. We know that the best installations start with an installer who is a genuine craftsman, who takes pride in the work and stands behind the results.
If there ever is an issue with the workmanship, we can usually tell right away. And if we don’t catch it, the symptoms appear in the first six months. That’s why long workmanship warranties don’t scare us.
INSURED AND TRANSPARENT
We not only have $1,000,000 cover insurance that is in good standing and the certification in order; but we also provide every customer a copy before we start the installation.
Most homeowners don’t check all the credentials, so if something goes wrong and the home and belongings are damaged or destroyed, the homeowner might not have any recourse.
Solar energy systems last for decades and the warranties on solar panels typically cover 25 years. The companies that seem solid today might not be around if you need a replacement under warranty.
K12 Solar removes the risk by adding a supplemental guarantee to the equipment warranty. If the manufacturer isn’t around to honor the warranty, we’ll replace the equipment at our cost.
K12 Solar uses sophisticated models to predict the amount of electricity your solar energy system will produce. The performance of your solar array directly impacts the value you receive.
Because we are confident in our solar energy system designs, installers and equipment, we guarantee the performance for the life of the system. If the generation drops below our predicted threshold, we’ll fix it or pay you the difference.
Our goal is to drive the cost of solar so low, the fossil fuel utility grid can’t compete. We can provide the best price for a few simple reasons. We leverage our 50+ years of industry relationships to obtain lower pricing. We could take our low cost basis and build a healthier profit margin for ourselves, but we want to pass it along to you.
From our Solar Consultants, Engineers, and Technicians, to our Installation and Account Management teams, we take your satisfaction to heart. We understand your experience with us extends far beyond your installation and interconnection. We’re here for support over the life of your system.
After outlining for you specifically what your solar power system is designed to produce, we back it up to ensure it performs to minimum production standards – guaranteed.
We offer superior products engineered by some of the best solar equipment manufacturers in the industry. Rest assured your panels, inverter and power optimizer are covered by limited warranties from us and direct from the manufacturers.
"I would recommend K12 Solar to others, for two reasons: Miguel and Dean. I worked with both of them on my two projects. They did what they said they would do; they followed up when they said they would follow up. They're smart, expertise is great, and they keep their word."
Get a financial institution to provide you a loan or get an unsecured solar loan. This is like any property improvement loan. You pay it overtime and you pay some interest.
Most likely the credit approval is based on the financials of your nonprofit.
Have the county/city provide the funds to install a solar system under the PACE program. You own it, no money upfront. You pay back the county over time through a property assessment. The payment to the county is typically less than your current electric bill.
Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) - Pay for performance. Buy the electricity the solar system generates at a locked price for 20 years. No upfront money from you. You pay the electricity generated. If it does not perform it's our problem, not yours.
This option is the one that provides the most savings in the long run, but it requires you to utilize the cash towards a solar system instead of allocating to your nonprofit needs.
In California, most nonprofits pay over 21 cents per kWh.
San Luis Obispo
5072 Hillsdale Cir. #201
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Phone: +1 (916) 583-7000