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The Best Solar Panel Company in Los Angeles and Why You Should Care

Living in the City of Angels isn’t always so heavenly, especially when it comes to your energy bill. Angelenos pay some of the highest rates for electricity in the country! If you are looking to cut the pipeline from your bank account to the utility company and shrink your environmental footprint in the process, then it’s time to seriously consider solar panels. That starts with a search for solar panel companies in Los Angeles. The solar panel company you choose will have a huge impact on the cost of your solar panels, how smoothly the project goes, and how well your solar panels perform.

It’s worth your time to do your homework in order to find the most qualified, experienced, and honest solar installer. How do you do that? Let’s look into that question, and then we’ll tell you a few reasons why we think Semper Solaris should be on your solar panel shortlist!

How to Find the Best Solar Panel Company in Los Angeles

Wouldn’t it be great if you had a crystal ball that could tell you the best solar panel company in Los Angeles with the wave of the hand and a muttered incantation? Assuming you don’t have such a magic talisman in your attic, the best way to find a great solar installer is to ask around.

If you know friends and family members who have gotten solar panels, ask them who they used and if they would recommend that company. You’ll probably get some good recommendations, as well as a few horror stories that will cross some names off your list.

Next up, do the research. Friends and family members represent only a singular experience. You want to make sure any solar panel company you use has delighted the majority of their customers. Check out reliable review sites to hear from multiple customers. We recommend:

Keep in mind that customers tend to leave reviews when they are either extremely satisfied or extremely disappointed, so specific reviews may not be representative of the company’s true character. Focus on how the company is described by the majority of reviewers, instead of fixating on one or two highly negative reviews.

By this time, you should have a few top contenders. Contact these companies and request a solar consultation. Each company will send a representative out to your home to learn about your household’s energy usage, your goals, and your budget. They’ll take a look at your roof and make a personalized recommendation. That should include a price quote and timeline for the solar project.

You’ll definitely want to compare the pricing of each company, but don’t overlook other factors, including the honesty and integrity of the company and their representative, as well as the company’s mission. You aren’t just getting solar panels on your roof; you’re also using your dollars to support a business!

We believe that Semper Solaris is the best solar panel company in Los Angeles, and we’d like you to consider us when you begin your solar search. Here are just a few reasons why we stand out from the competition.

Los Angeles Veteran Owned Solar Company

We Are a Veteran-Owned Company Committed to Integrity and Excellence

When we think of the one thing that most set us apart from other Los Angeles solar panel companies, we could have chosen our great pricing, the high quality of our work, or our outstanding customer service. While all those features are accurate, they don’t represent the heart and soul of our company.

What truly makes us unique is that as a proud, veteran-owned and operated company, we have instilled the very best military ideals into the fabric of our operating system. Co-owner Kelly Shawhan was a Captain in the U.S. Marines before leaving the service to begin building Semper Solaris. Though he no longer wears the uniform, the motto of Semper Fidelis – Always Faithful – has never left him. It’s so central to his identity that it became part of our name – Semper Solaris!

Under Kelly’s watchful eye, Semper Solaris has always embodied the military principles of discipline, duty, respect, honesty, service, and accountability. We believe our commitment to these principles makes a difference in everything that we do, from the way we treat our customers with respect and integrity, to our honesty in providing recommendations, and our commitment to doing the job right every time.

Learn more about both our co-owners.

We Hire Veterans

As a veteran-owned company, we know that it can often be difficult to transition from the military into the civilian world. Many young veterans have served multiple deployments overseas and have never worked outside the military.

We make a special effort to hire these young men and women, because we know that they make some of the most dedicated and committed employees on the planet. In return, we can offer high-paying and steady work in an exciting and growing field.

Veterans and First Responders Get Special Discounts

We want to thank the brave men and women who protect our country, as well as our cities and towns. It is important for us to recognize their sacrifice and the risks they take every day. That is why we offer discounts to military veterans, as well as police officers, firefighters, and other first responders.

We also provide referral bonuses to past clients who tell their friends and family about us. We just want to say thanks for keeping us in mind and sending new customers our way.

Take a look at all our current discounts.

We Are Part of the Local Community

We want to support every community that we serve, which is why we’ve opened locations throughout California, including in Los Angeles. This allows us to hire local employees and keep your money in your community, where it supports great jobs. Staying local also allows us to develop a deep well of knowledge about a particular community. This comes in handy when we need to pull permits, work with the local utility company to hook up a new system, and pass local inspections.

It also means that we are knowledgeable about local renewable energy incentives and can help our clients save money on their systems. This includes the LADWP rebate, which is still available to most Los Angeles residents.

We Provide Competitive Pricing

We are committed to offering highly competitive pricing for our solar installation services. In fact, you will find that we offer some of the lowest pricing in the entire state of California, without sacrificing quality installation or great customer service.

We Offer Excellent Installation

You’ve probably heard the horror stories of other solar installation companies or a hired “Jack of all trades” damaging a friend’s roof, breaking solar panels during installation, or installing them so poorly that the system isn’t nearly as efficient as it could be.

Expertise matters. Installing racking onto your roof needs to be done by a highly trained professional to protect the integrity of your roof. The placement of your solar panels also matters, as it can dramatically affect the efficiency of the panels and therefore how big your monthly energy bill is. Trust the experts at Semper Solaris. We are a fully licensed and certified solar panel installer and also specialize in roofing. We will respect your property and your investment and make sure your solar panel system is installed with the utmost skill to generate as much power as possible for your home.

American Designed Solar Panels in Los Angeles

We Support American-Designed Products

Many of our employees fought to protect this country, and we continue to support America and its values in our business. That’s why we make a special effort to buy and recommend American-made and American-designed products for our customers. Help us help protect American jobs and businesses.


We Offer Roof Replacement and Solar Battery Storage

It isn’t uncommon to discover that your older or damaged roof needs to be replaced before you can install solar panels. Replacing a roof can be expensive and time-consuming, especially if you have to search for and hire a roofing contractor!

At Semper Solaris, we also employ expert roofers and offer full roof replacement services. In this way, we make it easy and convenient to replace your roof and get solar panels together as part of a single project. We can also save you money by offering a big discount on solar plus roofing projects!

If you plan on using your solar panels to live off the grid, you will need a solar panel battery to store excess energy during the day and provide power during the night. At Semper Solaris, we also offer solar panel battery solutions, which includes installation.

We Help You Afford Solar Panel Installation

Getting solar panels for your Los Angeles home is a big project, and it comes with a price tag. Not every homeowner can afford to pay for solar panels out-of-pocket. Fortunately, we are committed to helping you afford solar panels.

We offer a variety of financing and leasing options, including no-money-down financing. That means you can get solar panels on your roof and see your energy bills drop, all without paying a dime upfront.

Need One More Reason to Choose Semper Solaris as Your Los Angeles Solar Panel Company?

We could go on and on about why we think we are the best solar panel company in Los Angeles, but if you need one more reason to give us a call, listen to what our past customers have to say. Customer reviews truly are the best indicators of how a company operates.

We are proud to hold an A+ rating at the Better Business Bureau. Check out all our great reviews at Angie’s List and hear testimonials from past clients in Los Angeles.

Are you convinced? Then we would appreciate the chance to compete for your business. Contact us today to schedule a no-pressure, no-cost solar consultation.

Helping Veterans One Solar System at a Time

The Semper Cares Initiative was founded to help deserving veterans get relief from high electricity prices by blessing them with energy independence and the security of a secure roof over their heads.

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