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What is Electrification and Grid Independence?

What is Electrification?

Powering your home with self-supplied energy for the purpose of grid independence.

What is Grid Independence?

Reducing your home's reliance on energy supplied by PG&E aka grid-supplied power.

Why should I consider Electrification?

  • Working from home
  • Learning from home
  • Dependence on assistive medical equipment that requires power
  • Ability to run your heating/cooling system during outages

These are just a few examples of how Electrification can help your unique living situation.

Solar Panels Installed on California Home

What systems are involved in Electrification?

  • Solar PV system
  • Solar battery backup
  • Ultra-efficient heating and cooling system installations

Utilizing an ultra-efficient heating and cooling system ensures your HVAC doesn't overtax your battery backup system during an outage.

Solar Battery Backup Installed in California Home

What other steps help support grid independence?

In general, low energy-producing, energy-star products and appliances allow for less energy-consumption. These same products benefit and will not overtax your battery backup system during an outage. Replacing any energy-taxing appliances is recommended. Not necessary for your battery backup or solar PV systems; however, good practice in general would be converting all lighting to LED bulbs with in-room use only features (whether timer controlled or app controlled) along with televisions, computers, sprinkler systems, landscape lighting and other energy-consuming devices/appliances to minimize your energy footprint leading to cost-savings on your next electrical bill.

How does EV charging fit into the scope of Electrification?

The costs to charge your EV from home have been quite alarming to some homeowners. We highly recommend considering installing a solar PV system prior to the installation of an EV charger (especially those used for larger vehicles) to offset the increase in your electrical bill. When you include battery backup into this system, you ensure you can charge your EV regardless if there is a grid-supplied power outage or not.

When should I have an Electrification system installed?

The best time is during off-season months, typically January - April.

Will multiple companies have to install all of this?

No. Got Watts hires employees vs subcontracting for all electrical, solar and HVAC installations.

What's the first step?

Contact Got Watts and our experienced team will walk you through the steps necessary to get started.

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Latest Reviews

Got Watts installed a stage 2 charger in my garage. Very professional, honest and great service. Thank you!!

Khashayar Naraghi
January 22, 2021

I am extremely happy with my new solar panels and electrical panel upgrade. The team was clean, friendly, and professional. I had some questions and concerns about the process and everything was explained thoroughly and patiently. I hired an outside roofing company, a mix-up occured, and I was getting frustrated, Got Watts went above and beyond and intervened on my behalf. I can not say enough good things about this company.

Marika Shawstad
July 9, 2020

Whitnie Fisher
February 7, 2020

The scheduling process was easy, straightforward and very professional. The electrician did the work beautifully, consulting me when necessary, and cleaning up after himself when he was done. So happy with the result from Watts Electrical!

Megan Rutledge
January 23, 2020

I initially reached out to Watts because I wanted a 2nd quote and they had great reviews online. I ended up going with them because the professionalism and value greatly exceeded my initial quote from another provider. Sam was my rep during the whole process and was great to work with. She was not pushy but was very responsive and knowledgeable. I would absolutely work with her and Watts again!

marshall clay
November 25, 2019

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COVID-19 Operating Update

For the safety of our clientele and staff we have implemented the following virtual solutions and onsite operating changes:

  • Virtual Estimates via Email or Video Call
  • Face Masks Required
  • Social Distancing of 6' or more
  • Strict Adherence to CDC Guidelines
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We specialize in installing residential and commercial electrification, solar & HVAC systems in the Bay Area.

Got Watts? Electric, Solar & HVAC

Got Watts? Electric, Solar & HVAC is a residential and commercial electrical contractor serving Pleasant Hill, Concord, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga and the rest of the East Bay area of California.

(925) 421-0411

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Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday & Sunday By appointment only