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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.

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.

CPUC Solar Consumer Protection Guide

A Must Read and Sign as part of the solar process.

Listen to the Guide!

ABC Solar SUMMARY: Call the rest, then call the best.

What Direction is Best


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.

Daily Breeze Reader Award

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.

Solar Advocacy can be hard. Right now local Fire Departments are "above the law" and no one can appeal past a local decision. Boulderdash I say! I hope you enjoy the following thought exercise. -- Brad Bartz, ABC Solar Inc.

BESSie and the Red Tape Bandits

A Vaudevillian Adventure into the World of Renewable Energy!

ABC Solar - Western Adventure

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Scene 1: The Challenge in the Old Western Town

Scene 1: The Challenge

Setting: A dusty, old Western town with a solar farm on the outskirts. The townsfolk look worried.

Action: The Permit Red-Tape Bandits swagger into town, slapping permits and red tape on every solar panel, causing frustration among the townspeople.

Narration: "In the town of Sunnyvale, progress was halted by the notorious Permit Red-Tape Bandits."

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Scene 2: Bessie Arrives to Confront the Bandits

Scene 2: The Hero Arrives

Setting: The town's main street at high noon.

Action: Bessie, a confident and resourceful figure from ABC Solar, rides into town on a horse, wearing a cowboy hat and solar panel-inspired attire.

Narration: "But hope arrived with Bessie from ABC Solar, ready to cut through the red tape."

Scene 3

Scene 3: The Showdown with the Red-Tape Bandits

Scene 3: The Showdown

Setting: In front of the town's solar farm.

Action: Bessie confronts the bandits, armed with knowledge, legal documents, and a no-nonsense attitude. She expertly navigates their bureaucratic obstacles, symbolically cutting through the red tape.

Narration: "With expertise and determination, Bessie faced the bandits, unwavering in her quest for solar justice."

Scene 4

Scene 4: Bessie's Victory and the Town's Liberation

Scene 4: Victory and Liberation

Setting: The town celebrates as the solar farm comes back to life.

Action: The townsfolk cheer as the solar panels are freed from red tape. Bessie tips her hat, mounts her horse, and rides off into the sunset.

Narration: "Thanks to Bessie, Sunnyvale was free to harness the sun once more, all thanks to ABC Solar."

Closing: The ABC Solar logo appears with a tagline: "ABC Solar - Taming the Wild West of Energy."

Call to Action:
"Visit abcsolar.com to bring solar freedom to your town."

About the Show

Join BESSie, our hero in a quest for sustainable energy, as she battles the bureaucratic Red Tape Bandits in this comedic, musical extravaganza!

Created by Bradley L. Bartz, President ABC Solar Incorporated

Contact: 1-310-373-3169 or Solar@ABCsolar.com.

BESSie needs a hero and this creative effort might
please audiences and gain support for faster adoption.


BESSie and the Red Tape Bandits is a vibrant and humorous vaudeville show that brings to life the complexities and challenges of renewable energy implementation. Set in a world where renewable energy is the new frontier, the show follows BESSie, a personified Battery Energy Storage System. She's the hero in a Wild West-like setting, symbolizing innovation and progress in sustainable energy.

The show opens with a charismatic Narrator introducing the audience to a world on the brink of an energy revolution. BESSie's quest is to navigate through and overcome the hurdles imposed by the bureaucratic Red Tape Bandits - a duo that comically embodies the cumbersome and often nonsensical regulations in the energy sector.

Through a series of lively songs, dynamic dance numbers, and slapstick comedy, the audience is taken on a journey through the challenges of implementing BESS technology. This includes navigating through regulations like the notorious three feet apart rule and the impact of policies like SB379. The show cleverly uses vaudeville traditions to turn complex subjects into an entertaining and accessible experience.

The climax of the show sees the Red Tape Bandits visit an installation site of BESSie. Here, they witness first-hand the efficiency and safety of the system, leading to a humorous and heartwarming change of heart. The Bandits, initially rigid enforcers of red tape, come to understand and appreciate the value of innovation and adaptability in regulations.

BESSie and the Red Tape Bandits concludes with a grand musical number, celebrating the triumph of renewable energy and the promise of a sustainable future. It's a show that not only entertains but also educates and inspires, making it a unique blend of art, advocacy, and humor.

Title: BESSie and the Red Tape Bandits!


Stage Design: The stage is split into two distinct areas: one side resembles a rustic Wild West town, complete with a saloon and wooden buildings; the other side is a futuristic energy lab with sleek, modern panels and a large, mockup battery labeled 'BESSie.' In the center, a large, mock bureaucratic office filled with oversized paperwork and red tape.


BESSie: Dressed in a costume that's half cowboy, half scientist, BESSie is charismatic, quick-witted, and sings with a powerful voice.

Two Red Tape Bandits: Dressed in exaggerated bureaucratic attire, complete with top hats adorned with red tape. They are comically villainous and bumbling in their attempts to hinder BESSie.

The Narrator: A charismatic figure in a ringmaster's outfit, they guide the story with a mix of humor and informative narration.

Act 1: Introduction

Narrator Scene: The Narrator sets the scene, describing a world on the cusp of a renewable energy revolution, and introduces BESSie as the key to unlocking this potential.

BESSie's Entrance: BESSie makes a grand entrance with a flashy light show. She performs a lively song about the power and potential of energy storage, using props and playful choreography.

Red Tape Bandits' Scheme: The bandits sneak onto the stage, comically plotting to bog down BESSie with regulations and paperwork. They perform a humorous skit, showcasing their plans to entangle BESSie in red tape.

Act 2: The Conflict

The Red Tape Tango: This is a dynamic dance number. The bandits attempt to ensnare BESSie with literal red tape, while she artfully dodges, representing the struggle against restrictive regulations. The dance is both comedic and symbolically rich.

The Great Debate: In a mock debate format, BESSie and the bandits humorously argue their points. BESSie defends innovation and progress, while the bandits comically overstate the need for excessive regulation, leading to laughter and engagement from the audience.

Act 3: Resolution

BESSie's Ingenious Plan: BESSie reveals her plan to overcome the red tape with cleverness and technology, symbolized by a mock gadget that cuts through the red tape. She sings an empowering song about innovation and determination.

The Bandits' Change of Heart: Realizing the benefits of BESS and renewable energy, the bandits have a change of heart. They join BESSie in a comedic yet heartfelt skit that ends with them discarding their red tape in favor of green leaves, symbolizing a shift to sustainability.


The Grand Finale Song and Dance: The entire cast comes together for a grand musical number, celebrating the triumph of renewable energy and the promise of a sustainable future. The stage is filled with lively music, vibrant dancing, and a colorful light show.

Narrator's Closing Remarks: The Narrator wraps up the show, emphasizing the importance of embracing new technologies and working together to overcome challenges for a better future.

Audience Interaction

Throughout the performance, the cast involves the audience with interactive elements such as sing-alongs, playful debates, and questions. The goal is to make the audience feel like part of the story and the solution.

BESSie and the Red Tape Bandits!

Narrator's Introduction

Narrator: Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to a tale of energy, excitement, and a whole lot of red tape! In a world thirsty for sustainable power, there's one hero who can save the day - BESSie! But beware, for the Red Tape Bandits lurk in the shadows, ready to tangle up our hopes in a web of bureaucracy. Let the adventure begin!

BESSie's Entrance Song (To the tune of a lively Western melody)

BESSie: (singing)

In a world of sun and breeze,
Where energy flows with ease,
I'm BESSie, storing power with flair,
Harnessing volts from the solar glare!
Oh, the wind may blow, the sun may set,
But with me around, there's no need to fret!

Red Tape Bandits' Skit

Bandit 1: Look at BESSie, storing energy like she owns the place! It's time we wrap her up in a little... bureaucracy.

Bandit 2: (fumbling with oversized paperwork) Right! With these regulations, permits, and forms, she won't know what hit her! Haha!

The Red Tape Tango (Dance Number)

(Instrumental tango music with comical interjections as the bandits try to wrap BESSie in red tape while she artfully dodges.)

The Great Debate (A playful exchange)

BESSie: You can't bog down progress with your endless red tape!

Bandit 1: Rules are rules, BESSie. Can't have you running wild!

Bandit 2: Yeah, what if you... overcharge or something?

BESSie: Overcharge? I bring power to the people, not paperwork!

BESSie's Plan (Song about overcoming challenges) BESSie: (singing)

With a zap and a zing, and a clever mind,
I'll cut through the tape, leave these bandits behind.
Innovation's key, in this energy quest,
With smarts and heart, we'll pass the test!

Finale Song (Celebratory number)

Entire Cast: (singing)

From the West to the East, from the North to the South,
We're lighting the way, with the word of mouth.
With BESSie by our side, the future is bright,
Power to the people, day and night!

Narrator's Closing Remarks

Narrator: And so, our tale comes to a close. With BESSie's brilliance and a little help from her former foes, the world of renewable energy is brighter than ever. Remember, my friends, the power to change the future is in our hands - let's make it a future worth living in!

Act II: The Conflict - BESSie and the Red Tape Bandits

Scene 1: The Challenge Intensifies

Narrator: As our hero BESSie gallops ahead, bringing the promise of renewable energy, she faces a new hurdle: the notorious 'three feet apart' rule, a puzzling decree from the fire department.

BESSie: (exasperated) Three feet apart? That's like telling cowboys they can't hitch their horses side by side! It makes no sense for BESS systems!

Scene 2: The Red Tape Tango (Revised Dance Number)

The dance intensifies as the Bandits now brandish a tape measure, enforcing the three feet apart rule in a comical fashion. BESSie, frustrated but undeterred, cleverly maneuvers around them, symbolizing her struggle against these impractical regulations.

Scene 3: The Great SB379 Rallying Cry

BESSie: (shouting triumphantly) But wait, folks! We've got SB379 on our side - our 'yahoo!' moment! This is our chance to cut through this nonsensical red tape!

The Bandits react with surprise and confusion, momentarily thrown off by BESSie's enthusiasm and the mention of SB379.

Scene 4: Debating the Regulations

Bandit 1: SB379 or not, we've got rules for a reason! What about safety? Order?

BESSie: Safety is paramount, but progress shouldn't be shackled by fear. We need regulations that make sense, that evolve with technology, just like SB379 aims to do!

Bandit 2: (grumbling) Well, we still have a heap of other regulations to enforce!

BESSie: Then let's work together to update them. Make them fit for the future we're building. It's not about discarding rules; it's about making them smarter.

Closing of Act II

Narrator: As our second act draws to a close, BESSie, armed with the spirit of SB379, readies herself for the final showdown. Will she triumph over the tangle of red tape? Will common sense prevail? Hold your horses, as we gallop into the grand finale!

Act III: The Resolution - BESSie and the Red Tape Bandits Scene 1: The Site Visit Narrator: In our final act, the Red Tape Bandits, donned as fire department officials, visit a site where BESSie has just been installed. There, they witness the harmony of innovation and safety. The stage transforms into a serene setting with a BESS unit and a beaming client, showcasing the practical beauty and effectiveness of the system.

BESSie: (proudly) Welcome, gentlemen! Behold the result of perseverance and innovation - a BESS system that's both efficient and compliant.

Scene 2: The Bandits' Revelation

The Red Tape Bandits inspect the BESS unit, initially skeptical. However, as they interact with the beaming client and see the system's safety features, their demeanor softens.

Bandit 1: (impressed) Well, I'll be... It's not at all what I expected. It's... it's actually quite remarkable. Bandit 2: (nodding) Yes, and the client seems so happy. Maybe we were too quick to judge with all our rules and tape.

Scene 3: The Triumph

The Bandits ceremoniously unfasten their bow ties, symbolizing the loosening of red tape and regulations. They start to see BESSie not as a problem, but as a solution.

BESSie: (graciously) It's not about winning or losing; it's about understanding and adapting. Together, we can make regulations that protect without hindering progress.

Scene 4: The Final Celebration

Narrator: And so, our tale concludes with newfound understanding and cooperation. The Red Tape Bandits, now allies, join BESSie in celebrating a future bright with sustainable energy.

A festive final scene unfolds with all characters joining in a jubilant dance, celebrating the harmonious blend of innovation, safety, and progress.

Finale Song (A celebratory, upbeat number)

Entire Cast: (singing)

With a twirl of tape and a spark of light,
We've found a way to make it right.
BESSie shines, regulations align,
In a world where clean energy can truly shine!

Scene 5: The Time Warp

Narrator: As our tale nears its end, we find the Red Tape Bandits bewildered, like Rip Van Winkle waking up in a world transformed. SB379 stirred the pot, and while they were tangled in their tape, the BESS industry surged ahead.

A whimsical scene unfolds showing the Bandits comically struggling to keep up with the rapid advancements in BESS technology.

Scene 6: The Lawman's Dilemma

The stage is set with a Bandit, now in a lawman's hat, needing to install a BESS unit at their own station. They face the same three feet apart rule they once enforced.

Bandit-turned-Lawman: (scratching head) Well, I'll be... Now I see the hassle we've been cookin' up with this rule. It's like trying to lasso a whirlwind!

Scene 7: Seeking a Variance

In a humorous twist, the Bandit-turned-Lawman goes through the process of requesting a variance from the very rules they once championed, showcasing the irony of the situation.

BESSie: (with a knowing smile) Sometimes, to understand a journey, you have to walk a mile in another's boots. Looks like our Bandits are learning that lesson firsthand.

Scene 8: The Final Message

Narrator: And so, our heroes and former villains alike learn that time waits for no one. The world of energy moves fast, and if you snooze like old Rip Van Winkle, you might just wake up in a future you're not prepared for.

A final, grandiose musical number ensues, with all characters, including the Bandits, celebrating the progress and advocating for timely action in energy policy.

Finale Song (A rousing, forward-looking number)

Entire Cast: (singing)

From dawn till dusk, the world spins fast,
Don't be caught sleeping in the past.
With BESSie's spark, we light the way,
For a brighter, greener, cleaner day!

Narrator's Closing Remarks Narrator: Ladies and gentlemen, as the curtain falls on our story, remember that advocacy and change take time and effort. Start now, stay engaged, and be the change you wish to see. The future of energy is in our hands - let's shape it wisely and swiftly!

Learn More

Discover more about the show, cast, and the importance of renewable energy.

BESSie and the Red Tape Bandits: A Vaudevillian Romp Through Renewable Energy

In an era where sustainability meets showmanship, the latest vaudeville production, BESSie and the Red Tape Bandits, is making waves. This vibrant show is a creative confluence of old-world theatrical charm and a pressing contemporary issue - the world of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) and the labyrinth of regulatory challenges they face.

Set against a backdrop that melds the rustic allure of the Wild West with the sleek sheen of modern technology, the show is a feast for the senses. It features the plucky hero, BESSie, who embodies the spirit of renewable energy, and the bumbling but well-intentioned Red Tape Bandits, representing the regulatory hurdles.

What makes BESSie and the Red Tape Bandits stand out is its ability to translate the often dry and complex subject of energy policy into an engaging, humorous, and accessible format. The show is peppered with lively songs, spirited dance numbers, and a healthy dose of slapstick comedy, making it a hit with audiences of all ages.

As the world grapples with the realities of climate change and the transition to sustainable energy sources, BESSie and the Red Tape Bandits offers a unique and entertaining perspective on the challenges and triumphs in this field. It's a must-see for anyone interested in how art can bring to life the most pressing issues of our time.

Renewable Energy Hits the Stage in 'BESSie and the Red Tape Bandits'

The world of renewable energy might not seem like the stuff of high drama and entertainment, but the new vaudeville show BESSie and the Red Tape Bandits proves otherwise. This innovative production brings the topic of sustainable energy and its regulatory challenges to life with flair and finesse.

BESSie and the Red Tape Bandits is not just a theatrical production; it's a journey into the heart of one of the most crucial issues of our era. The show is centered around the character BESSie, a personification of Battery Energy Storage Systems, and her encounters with the Red Tape Bandits - a duo that comically embodies the regulatory red tape in the energy sector.

The production is a clever blend of humor, music, and narrative, making a complex subject relatable and entertaining. With toe-tapping numbers and a script that balances education with entertainment, the show appeals to a broad audience, from energy experts to theater lovers.

As the entertainment industry continues to explore ways to address global issues, BESSie and the Red Tape Bandits stands out as a shining example of how to combine art, education, and advocacy. This show is a testament to the power of theater to not only entertain but also illuminate and inspire.

ABC Solar - Fight The Monopoly Adventure

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Scene 1: The Dependency

Setting: A typical neighborhood with homes connected to traditional power lines.

Action: Various homes are shown, with families inside experiencing power outages, rising electricity bills, and general dissatisfaction. The monopoly utility's logo is subtly shown on power meters or bill envelopes.

Narration: "Like many, you rely on traditional energy sources, but face frequent power outages and rising costs."

Scene 2

Scene 2: The Introduction to ABC Solar

Setting: Transition to a bright, sunny day with solar panels gleaming on a rooftop.

Action: Introduce ABC Solar as the solution. Show technicians installing solar panels and a BESS unit at a home. The homeowner watches, intrigued.

Narration: "With ABC Solar, harness the power of the sun and gain control over your energy needs."

Scene 3

Scene 3: The Transformation

Setting: Inside the same home, now powered by solar energy.

Action: The homeowner interacts with a sleek, user-friendly interface showing energy consumption and storage. Lights stay on despite a neighborhood power outage. The homeowner smiles, unplugging a large power cord symbolizing their break from the monopoly.

Narration: "Our advanced Battery Energy Storage Systems ensure you're powered day and night, independent from grid uncertainties."

Scene 4

Scene 4: The Empowerment

Setting: A series of quick shots showing diverse households enjoying uninterrupted power, engaging in daily activities confidently.

Action: Visuals of families gathering for dinner, kids playing video games, and people working from home, all with a backdrop of solar-powered homes.

Narration: "Join the movement to cut the cord. With ABC Solar, step into a future of reliable, sustainable, and independent energy."

Closing: The ABC Solar logo appears with a tagline: "ABC Solar - Powering Independence."

Call to Action:
"Visit abcsolar.com to learn more and get started."