North State Solar Energy is a Northern California based general contractor that specializes in solar-electric installations for residential, commercial and agriculture projects. Owned and operated by Michael Houar, a licensed contractor for over 25 years, the North State Solar Energy team has been involved with the design and installation of over 200 solar projects. With a business model focused on delivering long-term quality and value, North State Solar Energy recommends US made solar and accessory components with high performance and unmatched warranties. North State Solar Energy also has a commitment to providing an unparalleled level of customer service.
North State Solar Energy provides its customers with Made and Designed in USA premium products that will meet their energy needs, reduce their energy costs and add value to their homes and businesses. North State Solar Energy will uphold the highest quality workmanship, offer an unmatched level of installation service, a superior warranty and bring best value to all our solar and contracting clients.
North State Solar Energy uses Made in America products and provides excellent employment experiences for our tradesmen, allowing them to work in a progressive environment and develop their abilities while providing outstanding service for every one of our clients.
We manage all projects, large and small with personal attention to detail, beginning with a physical site evaluation and energy use evaluation. We provide alternate recommendations offering our clients one or several methods of meeting current and future/ anticipated energy needs. We provide written proposals and power production projections for all of our clients that are easy to understand and have clearly stated production values. And we back every project with an extensive warranty that offers no excuses and makes no false promises. We will cover your energy needs with the strongest assurances offered in our industry- bar none.
We proudly offer Solar World USA modules offering the highest efficiency ratings in the industry, and backed by companies that source and assemble their products in the USA, creating jobs for American Citizens. We specialize in the use of Enphase USA Micro -inverters, industry leading and Made in America Act compliant. We use made in USA racking systems, and provide mounting on shops, businesses, ground mount arrays, and also design specialty projects that comply with local building codes.
North State Solar Energy has completed dozens of residential, agricultural and commercial projects ranging from as little as 1.5 KWh to as large as 924 KWH. We work with all types of buildings, and specialize in grid- tie systems that insure our clients they will return a maximum on their solar investments. All building permits, including required engineering and inspections are managed by our firm as a part of this process. All net metering applications and rebate applications with the local utility companies are completed by our staff and followed through to completion by our management. We take the hassle out of the process for you. And you don’t make the final payments until your system is operational.
We also provide assistance with the HOA (Homeowner's association approval process). Click here for an example.
We offer a range of financing up to one year same as cash, interest free programs for qualified clients. We also offer referrals to local banks and credit unions where we have working relationships. We also provide manufacturer financing and lease arrangements for larger projects and PPA (power purchase agreements).
We can assist almost any family or business in obtaining solar energy at the lowest cost per watt and using the best products available.
We provide specialty services, including lifetime system monitoring set-up with an internet interface. We construct solar covered structures, including patios, carports, pole barns and tracking solar arrays.
We have introduced an affordable cleaning service (for our installations only). We also have a fantastic referral program which allows our clients to grow their array over time at no cost!
Our Service Area
North State Solar Energy serves the entire region of Northern California and has completed projects in Yuba, Sutter, Butte, Glenn, Colusa, Tehema, Plumas, Yolo and Sacramento counties.