Trust Your Solar Design and Installation with ClearSpot Energy

About ClearSpot Energy

Founded in 2007 by a Silicon Valley veteran, ClearSpot Energy offers personalized solar services to homeowners and commercial property owners interested in maximizing their solar performance. ClearSpot Energy designs and installs the system to meet your specific output and financial needs. 

Why Choose ClearSpot Energy?

  • ClearSpot Energy designs and installs solar systems personalized for your needs. We carefully evaluate your property and electricity consumption and present the best option—from rooftop to ground mount systems  to canopy systems—designed to precisely achieve your goals.

  • As an independent operator, with no sales staff and extremely low overhead, ClearSpot Energy's prices are often far lower than larger solar firms.

  • ClearSpot Energy's owner is on-site personally supervising and installing your system.

  • All equipment carries 25-year manufacturer’s warranties and ClearSpot Energy is fully bonded, insured and licensed by the state.

  • Financing available at low rates and terms from 5 years up to 20 years.

  • Certified to install battery storage systems.

  • With headquarters in Monterey, California, ClearSpot Energy is committed to meeting the needs of the local community. Our primary focus is on serving Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz and South Santa Clara County.

My Story

My name is Gary Banta. My wife and I live in Monterey.  After a long career working as an electrical engineer and a co-founder of multiple start-ups in Silicon Valley, we came down here for a breath of fresh air—but I soon found out that I was not built to slow down. One of my high-tech endeavors in new solar technologies led to the construction of multiple, large commercial solar projects. When I moved to Monterey, many of my neighbors asked me about solar and requested feedback on quotes they had received. I was dismayed by the high-pressure marketing and poorly engineered proposals. In response, my neighbors asked me to design their solar systems, applying the same detailed engineering approach from my commercial projects to their homes.

Over the years I have been fortunate enough to install solar systems on homes throughout the area, including five of my immediate neighbors. The key is this—I carefully evaluate each person’s unique needs and then design the solar system, making sure it is the correct size for their home or business. In addition, as an independent operator with no sales staff and extremely low overhead, my prices often beat the larger firms out there. I am on-site personally installing the systems. All equipment carries a 25-year manufacturer warranty and I am fully insured and licensed by the state. 

As your local neighbor, I would be happy to discuss any questions you may have regarding your electrical usage and how I can assist you in deploying a solar plan that is appropriate for your needs. Please feel free to contact me anytime via email at or you can call me on my cell phone at 650-400-7964 or my office phone at 831-920-2656.