Muscardini Family Goes Solar for $0 Down and Saves Close to $300 per Month

After continually paying electric bills that exceeded $300, Michael and Robin Muscardini — of the award-winning Sonoma Valley winery “Muscardini Cellars” fame — knew they needed a more efficient way of meeting their electric needs. To save money and reduce energy consumption, they installed a solar energy system with SolarCraft.

Seamless, low-profile solar panels are saving the Muscardini family over 75% on their electric bills every month — while reducing their carbon footprint. They financed their system through the Sonoma County Energy Independence Program (SCEIP) with $0 down and no out-of-pocket cost. You can imagine their excitement when they received their first electric bill of $76 after going solar.


• Will save Muscardini family over $3,000 in electric bills annually

• $0 Down and no out-of-pocket cost with Sonoma County Energy Independence Program (SCEIP)

• Project was completed quickly, with no roof penetrations

• Panels provide additional roof insulation

• Will reduce CO2 emissions by 5 tons annually, equivalent to eliminating over 12,000 miles of driving. 

Project Overview

Location: Sonoma, CA

System Size: 5.9 kW

PV Surface Area: 476 sq. ft.

Product: Mitsubishi 185 watt

Production: 8,569 kWh/year

# of Panels: 32


About SolarCraft

SolarCraft is one of the most experienced solar energy contractors in California. For more than 26 years the certified Green Business has been providing Solar Thermal and Solar Electric services including consultation, design, installation, monitoring and maintenance. SolarCraft is a fullservice solar contractor, employing licensed and certified solar installers who are experts in their field. Since 1984 SolarCraft has installed more than 4,500 solar energy systems in California with over 1.3 million square feet of solar collector surface area, saving customers more than $7 million annually and eliminating the production of more than 28,000 tons of greenhouse gases every year.