Santa Cruz Solar Panel Installations, Residential & Commercial Solar Energy Systems, Clean Renewable Solar Energy, High Efficiency Photovoltaic PV Solar Panels | Scotts Valley, Aptos, Soquel | Day One Solar

Solar electric energy systems have never been so easy, efficient or affordable.

Day One Solar, Inc. is a Solar Energy Systems Company that was founded on the belief that providing clean, renewable energy to homes and businesses in Northern California is crucial to our energy future, and the future of our planet. Solar Electric Energy systems have never been so efficient, or so affordable.

Solar Solutions

For Your Home

We design residential solar systems specifically to meet your energy needs. We offer financing solutions for households who are looking for alternative payment options.

For Your Business

Adding a solar power system to your commercial building puts the business of energy production into your hands. Now you can share the benefits of cheaper renewable energy with your tenants and create a new source of revenue for your business.

For Your Community

Day One Solar works with schools, churches and other non-profits in our community to find unique solutions that can make clean renewable energy a reality for organizations that may otherwise not benefit from available subsidies.

For Your Farm

Farmers rely on dependable sources of water to irrigate their crops. Inconsistent weather patterns force farmers to depend on irrigation pumps. Solar generated power can be an effective solution to offset this change in operating cost; providing you with a more predictable bottom line and protecting you from cost hikes charged by grid based energy.

Solar Services

Solar System Design

The design process begins with a conversation, when we have the opportunity to get to know more about you and your solar energy goals. We determine your energy usage, establish the appropriate system size for your specific needs, then carefully select materials that meet our criteria for quality and cost. Finally, we assemble all the data, creating a system design and proposal at a competitive price per watt.

Solar Installation

With a well thought-out plan and an approved permit, our installation team arrive at your address on the scheduled time and day, ready to go to work. After layout; the system is assembled and tested, then inspected before we submit your NEM paperwork to PG&E on your behalf. After just a few days, your solar electric generating system is online and powering your home or business. It is really quite simple!

Solar Installation in Santa Cruz CA
System Check Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Operational Maintenance
Performance Monitoring
Data Collection and Analysis
Monthly Production Reports
Preventitive Maintenance (Annual)
Solar Panel Cleaning
Inverter Check-up
Mounting Hardware Inspection
True-up Bill Analysis
Corrective Maintenance
Warranty Service/ Repair Components

Energy Storage

Energy storage systems allow grid-tied residential and commercial solar customers to lower peak demand charges and lower energy costs. Solar by itself can cut monthly energy charges dramatically. Storage can amplify those savings by addressing demand charges. Combining solar and storage creates more ways to save and can be a winning combination for customers with the right energy profile.


Gain resiliency, optimize solar energy and increase sustainability with a residential or commercial microgrid: Solar PV + Battery Storage + Standby Generator.

Energy Storage Microgrid

EV Charging Station

Having your own home EV charging station allows you the flexibility to recharge your electric vehicle during the day from your solar energy system, or late at night from the grid when the cost of energy is at its lowest.

Residential EV Charging Station

Standby Generators

Whether you want to power your entire home during an outage, or just keep critical systems running, Day One Solar offers standby generator solutions to meet your specific needs.

Standby Generac Generator

Featured Case Studies

Holy Cross church and school
are saving over $50,000 a year
with solar and LED

Day One Solar, in partnership with Mynt Systems, performed a comprehensive energy efficiency analysis for the Holy Cross Church and Elementary School complex.

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Koppes Plants is saving
$34,000 a year with solar.

Like most agricultural business, Koppes Plants was trying to balance the growing demand for their produce with the escalating cost of energy. When they came to the decision to go solar in 2016, they contacted us.

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Watsonville GMC is saving
$14,000 a year with solar.

Faced with the growing cost of energy in a highly competitive industry, Watsonville GMC made the smart decision to look into solar energy and called Day One.

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Rinaldi Tile and Marble is saving $24,000 a year with solar.

As an established leader in the ancient craft of stone slab fabrication, Rinaldi Tile and Marble uses state of the art equipment to cut and polish a variety of materials for their clientele.

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What Our Clients Say

About Day One Solar

At Day One Solar, we believe the time for Solar Energy is Now. Our Mission is to deliver highly efficient Solar Energy Systems to all who are ready to join us in changing the way we power our homes and businesses; by harnessing clean and plentiful energy from the Sun.

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At Day One Solar, our employee’s safety is our number one priority. While we always encourage efficiency, we place the emphasis on quality and customer satisfaction for each and every installation.

Day One Solar is a certified Monterey Bay Green Business and a member of the California Green Business Network. We practice sustainability in our office and in the field.

If you are an experienced solar installer looking for employment at a company that values teamwork, diversity and respect, or are simply interested in learning more about the Day One Solar team; send your resume to, attention Matt Thompson.

Jon M. Rumble Memorial Scholarship

Day One Solar CEO Tony Armor started the Jon M. Rumble Memorial Scholarship in 2016 in memory of his late cousin, U.S. Marine LCPL Jon Rumble, who was killed in action while on patrol in Quang Nam on December 26th, 1968. Jon was a bright and talented young man who enlisted in the Marine Corps to join his older brother in service of his country.

This scholarship exists to provide financial support to Veteran students at Cabrillo College who choose to enroll in CEM (Construction Energy Management) courses, in the hope that some may pursue a career in the renewable energy field.

Contact Us

387 Coral St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: 831-687-8097

Solar Assessment

Schedule a complementary solar assessment for your home or business.

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Day One Solar Inc. is Bonded, Insured. CA License # 987896