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ABC Solar has experience on
almost* every type of roof

  1. Composition Shingle
  2. Spanish Tile
  3. Old Spanish Tile
  4. Concrete Tile
  5. Flat Roof
  6. Standing Seam
  7. Stamped Metal
  8. Unique Roof
  9. New Construction

*If you have a unique roof ABC Solar is your team.

ABC Solar, a company with a deep-rooted passion for renewable energy and the awe-inspiring phenomena of nature, has had the unique opportunity to witness and celebrate two significant total solar eclipses in recent years: the 2017 and 2024 eclipses. These events not only provided a spectacular show in the sky but also reinforced the company's commitment to harnessing the power of the sun.

The 2017 Total Eclipse

The 2017 total solar eclipse, often referred to as the "Great American Eclipse," was a monumental event for ABC Solar. It was the first total eclipse to sweep across the entire continental United States in nearly a century. For ABC Solar, this event was an opportunity to engage with the community and educate them about solar energy's potential. The company organized viewing parties, provided solar glasses, and held informational sessions on how solar panels work and how solar energy can be a reliable power source, even when the sun is momentarily obscured.

This eclipse was particularly special as it brought together people from all walks of life, united by their curiosity and wonder at the celestial event. For ABC Solar, it was also a chance to demonstrate how solar installations can benefit from understanding astronomical phenomena, such as understanding the impact of an eclipse on solar power generation.

The 2024 Total Eclipse

The 2024 total eclipse was another thrilling event for ABC Solar. This eclipse carved a path through Mexico, the United States, and parts of Canada, once again putting ABC Solar at the forefront of solar science and public engagement. Anticipating this event, ABC Solar prepared extensive educational content, including live streams of the eclipse from different locations, discussions on the effects of eclipses on solar power systems, and the importance of solar energy in the context of global energy needs.

ABC Solar took this opportunity to highlight innovations in solar technology, such as the use of battery storage systems to mitigate the brief reduction in solar output during eclipses. The company showcased how modern solar systems are designed to handle such natural phenomena gracefully, ensuring a stable power supply.

Ongoing Commitment to Education and Innovation

For ABC Solar, both the 2017 and 2024 eclipses were not just natural wonders but also catalysts for advancing public understanding of solar energy. They provided a platform to discuss how solar power and other renewable energy sources are essential for sustainable development. ABC Solar continues to leverage these events in their ongoing efforts to promote solar energy, emphasizing that just as the moon temporarily obscures the sun, nothing should eclipse the potential for solar energy to play a pivotal role in our energy future.

Through these experiences, ABC Solar reaffirmed its commitment to being at the intersection of astronomical events and renewable energy advocacy, inspiring both awe and practical action towards a more sustainable planet.

Total Eclipse History

Throughout history, eclipses have often been leveraged by knowledgeable individuals to influence events, create awe, or take advantage of situations, much like Christopher Columbus did. Here are a few notable instances where scientific knowledge of eclipses played a critical role:

1. Thales of Miletus (585 BC)

One of the earliest recorded uses of eclipse knowledge comes from the Greek philosopher Thales of Miletus. According to the historian Herodotus, Thales successfully predicted a solar eclipse, which occurred during a battle between the Medes and the Lydians. This eclipse supposedly caused such terror and confusion that it led to an immediate ceasefire, effectively ending the conflict. This event demonstrated the power of astronomical knowledge to sway the course of human events dramatically.

2. Columbus's Lunar Eclipse (1504)

As already discussed, Christopher Columbus used his knowledge of a forthcoming lunar eclipse to convince the indigenous people of Jamaica to provide his crew with supplies. By predicting the lunar eclipse, Columbus claimed he could command the heavens and caused the moon to darken as a demonstration of his supposed divine favor or wrath.

3. Louis XV and the Eclipse of 1724

Though not a direct manipulation, the solar eclipse of 1724 in Europe is noted for its scientific and societal impacts. The French astronomer Jacques Cassini predicted the eclipse, and his accurate prediction greatly enhanced the prestige of the Paris Observatory and, by extension, the French crown under Louis XV. This event helped to establish the legitimacy and importance of scientific institutions in the eyes of the public and monarchs alike.

4. Edmond Halley's Eclipse Expedition (1715)

Edmond Halley, the famed English astronomer, not only predicted the path of the 1715 total solar eclipse across England but also used it to promote the scientific endeavor. Halley's observations and his call to the public to help record eclipse times across the country enhanced public participation in science and demonstrated the value of coordinated scientific effort.

5. Einstein and the Solar Eclipse of 1919

Perhaps one of the most famous instances where an eclipse played a pivotal role in science was during the solar eclipse of 1919. Arthur Eddington's observation of the eclipse provided the first empirical validation of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity. By observing the bending of starlight around the sun during the eclipse, Eddington provided key evidence that mass could warp space-time, a revolutionary idea that had profound implications for physics and our understanding of the universe.

These instances highlight how eclipses have not only been moments of scientific curiosity but also powerful tools for demonstration, influence, and advancement in various historical contexts.

Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS)

Revolutionizing Energy Storage and Management

Features of BESS

Efficient Energy Storage

BESS efficiently stores renewable energy for use when demand is high, ensuring a consistent and reliable power supply.

Grid Stability

By providing energy during peak times, BESS plays a critical role in stabilizing the grid and preventing outages.

Renewable Integration

BESS enables greater integration of renewable sources like solar and wind, facilitating a greener and more sustainable energy system.

Cost-Effective Solutions

With BESS, energy costs are reduced by optimizing the use of stored power during peak tariff periods.

Our product lineup includes:


  • Sol-Ark
  • SMA America
  • Enphase Micro Inverters

Solar panels:

  • Silfab
  • Panasonic
  • Mission
  • Q-Cell
  • Solaria

Battery Systems:

  • Sol-Ark
  • Fortress Power
  • Simpliphi by Briggs & Stratton
  • Utility Scale BESS

Mounting systems:

  • Unirac
  • Snaprack
  • Custom

As a licensed contractor in California (license number 914346), we hold B-General and C46-Solar licenses, ensuring that our work meets the highest industry standards. Our team of skilled professionals is passionate about providing exceptional service and helping our customers harness the power of the sun.

Get in touch with us today at 1-866-40-SOLAR, 310-373-3169, or email us at solar@abcsolar.com to learn more about our solar energy solutions and how we can help you make a sustainable investment for a greener future.

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The Solar Panel Choice

ABC Solar is committed to providing the highest quality solar panel choices for our customers. We believe that our clients deserve not only the best products but also the best companies to work with. That's why we partner with the top tier companies in the solar industry, including Silfab, Panasonic, Mission, Solaria, and Q-Cells, to offer our customers the most advanced and efficient solar panels available.

One of the key design features of these top tier companies' solar panels is their Black on Black modules. These sleek and modern panels blend seamlessly into any roof design, making them an attractive and discreet addition to your home or business.

But it's not just the aesthetics that make these panels stand out. Each of these companies has a strong commitment to quality and sustainability, making them leaders in the industry. They are dedicated to reducing their carbon footprint and promoting a cleaner, more sustainable future.

At ABC Solar, we believe that our clients should have access to the best products and the most reliable companies. That's why we have carefully selected our partners to provide you with the highest quality solar panels available. We stand behind the products we offer and are committed to helping you find the right solar solution for your unique needs.

Solar panels are essential components of any solar energy system. Choosing the right solar panel manufacturer is crucial in determining the system's efficiency, reliability, and longevity. This white paper will compare five leading solar panel manufacturers: Silfab Solar, Panasonic Solar, Mission Solar, Solaria, and Q-Cells. We will analyze and compare the technical specifications, features, and benefits of each manufacturer's solar panels to help consumers make an informed decision.

Silfab Solar:
Silfab Solar is a leading North American manufacturer of premium quality solar panels. Silfab's panels are made with high-quality monocrystalline silicon, which provides greater efficiency and reliability. Silfab offers a range of solar panels that are black on black, providing a sleek and modern design. Their panels are designed to perform in low-light conditions and extreme weather conditions. Silfab panels come with a 25-year linear power warranty and a 10-year product warranty.

Panasonic Solar:
Panasonic Solar is a global leader in solar panel manufacturing. Panasonic panels are designed to deliver high-efficiency power output with exceptional quality and reliability. Panasonic panels utilize heterojunction technology, which combines amorphous and crystalline silicon, resulting in a high-efficiency solar cell. The panels come in black on black, giving a sleek and modern look to any installation. The panels come with a 25-year product warranty and a 25-year performance guarantee.

Mission Solar:
Mission Solar is a Texas-based manufacturer of high-performance solar panels. Mission Solar panels are made with high-efficiency monocrystalline cells that provide optimal performance in low-light conditions. The panels are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, making them suitable for a variety of environments. Mission Solar panels come with a 25-year linear power warranty and a 10-year product warranty.

Solaria is a leading solar panel manufacturer that specializes in high-performance, aesthetically pleasing solar panels. Solaria's panels use patented cell technology that allows for greater efficiency and reliability. Solaria panels are designed to maximize energy output, even in low-light conditions. Their panels come in black on black, providing a sleek and modern design. Solaria panels come with a 25-year product warranty and a 25-year performance guarantee.

Q-Cells is a global solar panel manufacturer that specializes in high-quality solar panels for residential and commercial use. Q-Cells panels utilize innovative technology to provide maximum efficiency and reliability. The panels are designed to perform in low-light conditions, making them suitable for a variety of environments. Q-Cells panels come with a 25-year linear power warranty and a 12-year product warranty.

Comparison Table:

MFGEfficiency Temp Coefficient Warranty Linear Power Warranty
Silfab Up to 21.4% -0.33% per degree Celsius10 years 25 years
Panasonic Up to 21.6% -0.26% per degree Celsius 25 years 25 years
Mission Solar Up to 20.9% -0.38% per degree Celsius 10 years 25 years
Solaria Up to 20.4% -0.35% per degree Celsius 25 years 25 years
Q-Cells Up to 20.9% -0.39% per degree Celsius 12 years 25 years

Each of the five solar panel manufacturers offers high-quality solar panels that are designed to perform optimally in a variety of conditions.

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ABC Solar Wins Best Solar Company in the South Bay 2021

This is a great honor for ABC Solar
as readers voted on their own to name our team
the best Solar Company in the South Bay.

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