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Solar doesn’t have to be expensive anymore. Nor do you have to fork up thousands of dollars to get panels on your roof. 

Switch To Solar helps homeowners make switching to solar super simple and easy. We walk you through every step and assure you the very best service and installations. Our service is 100% free to use and you can find out instantly if you qualify for solar in less than a minute.

The Benefits Of

Going Solar

Zero Cost

There’s zero out of pocket cost to switch to solar. That means you’ll have solar installed without ever putting any money down.

Save Thousands

Every system we design is for maximum savings on your monthly power bill with the maximum amount of energy possible. Many times that means you can crank the AC a bit more and still save thousands over the life of our system.

Extra Cash

When home qualifies, you can get up to $3,000 cash to use towards any other expenses you have.* We have several programs that pay you cash, be sure to ask us about the current promotion.

Environmental Impact

When you make the switch, you’ll make a massive impact on our environment immediately and for decades to come. You don’t have to be a tree-hugger to understand solar is great for everyone’s future. 

See What Other Homeowners Like You Have To Say About Our

Solar Services

Chuck OBrien
Feb 16, 2020
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The team at Switch to Solar walked us through the entire process and made sure we understood everything. They also paid to relocate our existing pool solar to a different location on the roof. We are very satisfied with the service we received and would recommend this company. 
Laura C
Laura C
April 10, 2020
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I met Bennett Maxwell when he knocked on my door asking if he could get my signature for the HOA. My neighbor was getting Solar and the HOA requires that all neighbors sign off on any changes. I thought that Bennett was going above and beyond to do that for his client. I took the opportunity to ask him some questions I had about Solar. He came into my home to answer my questions. He was the least pushiest, the most informative, caring sales person I have ever dealt with. I decided to go ahead and get Solar. He has been available throughout the whole process and I am happy that the process was extremely easy - thanks to Bennett's very capable leadership of his Solar Team.
Michelle Boivin
Michelle Boivin
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The biggest takeaway was I was always skeptical. And it's like now I'm a believer. I never felt comfortable before doing it. And then finally, I met the right person that explained it. And it's like, OK, wow, this works. Wow. We should've done this earlier.
Jose Cravo
Jose Cravo
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The one thing that I noticed is that my attic is probably about eight degrees cooler because of the solar panels. They're basically covering probably 40 to 50 percent of the roof. Instead of radiating heat into the attic, it’s making power and shading the roof. It keeps the house cool, too. I notice the air conditioner doesn't run as much. It’s all been better than I thought. This month last year, I probably paid about $400 in electrical. I'm saving about $300 this month.
Michelle Au
Michelle Au
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Your team and everyone I've worked with within your team has been very helpful. They listen to the issues that I was having. Like, the problem with the permit on the electrical panel. That's something that I never even knew about. So your team did a really good job educating me on the issue and helping me figure out a solution for it.
Georges B
April 11, 2020
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Bennett was calm, poised, knowledgeable and his goal was clearly to help you understand the Solar panel concept and operation. I signed with him. AND I DON'T REGRET IT. He was responsive, at all the phases of the process. A call was responded immediately. A mail, the same. Did he needed to call the installer or someone else for a possible date or for anything else... he Was Here. Bravo Bennett! Keep on doing the same thing, this is the road of success. Be well and thank you!

How To Get Solar Installed

And pay less for your power

Step 1: Apply

We need to know a few details first before you can get approved for solar. Take the assessment and find out instantly if you qualify.

Step 2: Design

Our team will design a system specific to your home that fully replaces your utility company power with new, clean, and much cheaper solar power. Plus, we help you choose the best option for your budget and create a detailed proposal so you know exactly how much money you’ll be saving. This service we provide for free with no obligation.

Step 3: Install

Once you’ve approved the design and proposal, we handle the entire installation process from start to finish. We’ll update you every step of the way with text and email updates. Plus, you’ll get a few surprise in the mail while you wait! Because… that’s how we roll!

Step 4: Turn It On

After installation is complete, we’ll let your local city/county know to complete a final inspection. After that, we get permission to turn everything on and your new shiny solar system is pumping out clean and affordable energy. That’s the Switch To Solar experience.

Save Money & The Planet At The Same Time

Switch to solar without any out-of-pocket costs and zero money upfront. By making the switch, you will not only reduce your power bill, but you will be reducing your carbon footprint on the planet and making a difference in your environment.

Switching to solar costs you nothing upfront

Areas We Service: California, Utah, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Hawaii


IT'S AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3

We Have Your Back

From the moment you first request to chat, to the time your solar power system starts producing power, we’ll provide everything you need for a fast, easy, and enjoyable experience. We handle the paperwork, design, warranties, permits, installation, house cleaning, and mowing your lawn…

Gotcha! We don’t clean your house or mow your lawn, just seeing if you’re paying attention ;-). 

But really, with the money you save each month, you can hire someone to do those things for you.

After a 15 minute call with our team and when you choose to make the switch to solar, we’ll handle everything for you and keep you updated every step of the way.

Zero Cost To Make The Switch To Solar Energy​

What does “zero cost” installation really mean? Look, we understand the last thing you need right now is another payment or expense. That’s why we’re offering a unique zero cost program to make the switch to solar. This means the first time you make a payment of any sort will be for your new solar bill, which will be at least 12 months away. 

What Famous Influencers Are Saying

About Solar

ed-begley jr made the switch to solar

I know that solar electric works. How do I know that? Because it’s been making my electricity since 1990…These things work. We need to embrace them as quickly as possible.

Ed Begley, Jr.
woody harrelson made the switch to solar

To be conscious of your footprint, I think, is the number one thing, and then it’s not really a revolution, it’s evolution.

Woody Harrelson

We have solar panels providing the energy, and it works.

Brad Pitt
richard branson made the switch to solar

I’ve been very passionate about renewable energy for many years, particularly solar energy and its capacity to bring abundant clean, sustainable energy to millions around the globe.

Richard Branson
elon musk made the switch to solar

We have this handy fusion reactor in the sky called the sun, you don’t have to do anything, it just works. It shows up every day.

Elon Musk
bill nye made the switch to solar

If you hate me and you hate the government, solar energy is for you. Because you’ll make your own electricity.

Bill Nye

Thinking of going solar?

If you’re still on the fence about whether or not solar is for you, check out this video and learn about all the reasons why switching to solar is the way to go.

It’s so important to be looking into this seriously, whether it’s for the money savings, the environment, or whether it’s just because it’s the cool thing to do.

Regardless of your reasoning for wanting to make the switch, you will pay less with solar than you would with a typical power company like SDG&E or PG&E, and will feel good in knowing that you are living a sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle and helping the planet.

Our Premiere Partners

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Lower Your Power Bill & Make The Switch To Solar With Zero Upfront Costs & No Out-of-Pocket Fees

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