• Americans are electrifying their lives in record numbers! With everything from homes to cars, now is a great time to electrify everything. Many experts are noting that it’s time to shift away from fossil fuels: and a crucial way to do this is by replacing heating systems, home appliances, and cars with electric versions that are powered by renewable electric energy. 

    Needless to say, solar panels are an ideal start. In fact, the Yale School of the Environment has calculated that electrifying our lives could save up to $2,500 per household. Plus, the mass electrification of the U.S. could help create up to 25 million new jobs across the United States.

    Let’s See How to Electrify Your Life

    Residential Solar

    Homeowners have a lot of choices these days. You can get a rooftop solar installation or a solar ground mount if you have land space. With over 15,000+ residential installations across southern California, we have built up a solid track record of customers who want to electrify their lives. Our customer base is mostly made up of referrals from satisfied customers. Our energy consultants always ensure to take an educational, no-pressure approach for our clients. 

    For homeowners with extra land, or those who don't want to puncture their roof, ground mounts have become increasingly popular. In our case, we have built hundreds of bespoke ground mounts on hillsides, gardens, and even boulders. In fact, we even construct residential carport systems for homeowners - not just on a commercial level!

    In fact, now is potentially the best time for homeowners to go solar. There is currently a 26% Federal Tax Credit that means you can enjoy sizable tax benefits when you purchase solar. In fact, you can even get the tax credit whether you finance your solar installation or purchase with cash. 

    Purchasing a solar system provides a strong return on investment; systems typically pay for themselves in 4–7 years. Residential solar systems come with a 25-year warranty on top of this. And these are just the economic perks. If you add a home battery you’ll be able to withstand the all-too-frequent blackouts and grid failures that have become commonplace. 

    Home Battery

    Home batteries are perfect for lowering your electric bill and powering your entire life on sunshine. Plus, they’re perfect for powering items such as electric cars! We make installing solar battery backup in San Diego easy. For instance, you can program your battery to store power you create during the day. That way you can use it during the expensive on-peak times and avoid paying high rates.

    We currently offer a plethora of options including Tesla PowerWall, LG Chem, and Enphase batteries. All of these offset Time-of-Use charges, and can protect you from what feel like endless rolling blackouts that utility companies are implementing year round. Also, adding a solar battery adds serious value to your home: making it even more attractive to potential buyers. Who wouldn’t want to purchase a property that runs entirely on the sunshine and doesn’t have an electricity bill?

    Check out this video on YouTube for four reasons to install a solar battery.

    Electric Cars and EV Charging

    Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular in the United States, and for good reason. Who doesn’t want to charge their car at home and avoid escalating gas prices? This is simultaneously an environmentally conscious decision, and a fiscally wise one. When your car runs off electricity from your house, you can use your solar panels and home battery to power it with the cheapest electricity rates! It's a thrilling concept - power your home, and your car with Sun. 

    Bear in mind that most U.S. automakers have pledged to electrify significant portions of their vehicles in the near future, plus states such as California are placing mandates to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles. Thus, EVs are here to stay, and are an ideal addition to the solar and battery storage mix. 

    If you are based in southern California and are seeking EV charger installation, we are here to help. We have a seasoned team of solar professionals who consist of fully licensed electricians with a C-10 license. We have been installing car chargers and solar panels in the United States for over 20 years. Time flies when you’re doing great work and having fun doing it. 

    Household Appliances

    • Induction Electric Cooking: This is commonly known to be less costly (especially with solar) while being better for the local environment!

    • Space Heating: Many people are starting to use cold climate air source heat pumps which are more economically efficient and cheap when running on solar.

    • Heat Pump Water Heaters: These have lower operating costs than most gas water heaters - plus they don’t potentially pollute carbon monoxide.

    Combine electric home appliances with a solar installation, a home battery, and maybe an electric care? 

    You are golden.

    Think about it. By electrifying your life you can simultaneously eliminate and reduce the majority of your bills. Some of our customers such as the Norby family have saved hundreds of thousands of dollars by purchasing a Stellar Solar installation and electric cars. 

    Solar in San Diego

    If you’re seeking to electrify your life in southern California - look no further. At Stellar Solar, we have a customer-first approach. We deliver a bespoke solution to each client and seek to understand and clarify our client’s desired outcomes from the outset of solar projects.

    Our team are experts at identifying the best grants, tax credit, and incentive programs for you. We are up to speed on every possible federal, state, and local incentive. Why is this important? It enables YOU to install solar for the least amount of upfront costs.

    We also manage all of the paperwork and red tape. This includes net-metering applications, federal and state cash incentives, utility interconnection agreements, local building and electricity permits. We all know California bureaucracy can be a hassle which is why we have an entire department that deals with this for you. 

    Even post-installation, we offer ongoing system service which includes monitoring electricity output and performance. While many of our regional competitors have gone out of business, we now service the entire region with our world-class service department that are here to help homeowners with their solar. 

    If you’re ready to electrify your life - we can help. Contact us today at www.stellarsolar.net or call us at  866-787-6527!

  • About the Author

    Michael Powers


    Michael is one of the founding partners of Stellar Solar. In 2001, he helped launch The Home Depot’s national solar energy program which is now offering home solar through hundreds of stores in nearly a dozen states. He is a writer and marketing professional with over 30 years’ experience in the fields of energy, market intelligence and leadership training. He currently serves as treasurer and board member of Global Energy Network Institute (GENI), a San Diego-based non-governmental organization that advocates linking renewable energy resources around the world using electricity transmission.