Solar FAQs

  • Every installation is unique and there are several variables that affect which solar system you install, how much your solar panels cost, and how much your cost is offset by your energy bill savings. Capital City Solar will help you determine the best system for your home or business as well as offer you solar financing options (including $0 down payment programs) and help with rebates and tax credits to further increase your savings.

  • Not all SunPower dealers are alike. Capital City Solar is focused on providing an honest, up-front sales and design process, with the utmost attention to customer satisfaction and earning business without resorting to gimmicks.

    We are a woman-owned company and pay special attention to details. We employ well-trained installers and electricians who will treat your home and family with respect, as if it were their own. We have been in business for over 15 years and we will continue to be here for our customers year after year.

  • We currently offer solar service in the following major California cities and their surrounding areas:




    El Dorado Hills

    El Dorado County

    El Macero


    Granite Bay

    Grass Valley





    Pilot Hill



    Shingle Springs

    South Lake Tahoe



    West Sacramento



  • We will work hard to make sure we get the most for your money and take advantage of any rebates or tax credits available. We work with several local utility companies including but not limited to PG&E, Roseville Electric, SMUD, and LODI. Click here to see what rebates are available in your area.

  • A solar panel is made up of Photovoltaic (PV) cells that receive solar radiation and convert it into direct current for use as electric energy in the home or business. Solar pool heating systems use a thermal collector that converts heat from the sun to usable energy to heat the water of the pool directly or via a “working fluid”.

  • No. Maxeon® solar cell technology from SunPower makes more energy than conventional solar panels. The surface of SunPower panels trap more sunlight, which is strengthened by a solid copper foundation and converted into power using ultra pure silicon. These panels produce 70% more energy over the first 25 years and have a useful life of more than 40 years, making them the most efficient solar panels. SunPower’s 25-year warranty includes repair or replace of faulty panels and goes far beyond the usual solar warranty of 10 years.

  • Start by calling our office! We can work with your realtor to provide them with a valuation of your system, resulting in a higher sales price for your home. If you leased your equipment, it is possible to transfer a solar lease to a new homeowner. Capital City Solar can help you identify your options to make the process go smoothly.

  • Yes, we service all systems. Contact us today for a service appointment.

  • We answer calls 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Give us a call anytime!

  • Yes! In 2002, we started our company as Solarecity Electric. However, after SolarCity entered the market, a lot of confusion arose in the community and with our suppliers due to the names’ similarity. We felt the need to differentiate ourselves and chose to have our name be better aligned with the area we serve. So in 2013, we changed our name to Capital City Solar. Don’t worry- we’re the same great people and ownership!


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