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5 Best solar companies in California (2022 ranking)

UPDATED NOVEMBER 2022

There are plenty of solar companies out there – check out this updated ranking for the top rated solar installers in California based on shopper preferences. Compare customer ratings, company tiers, and genuine customer feedback to see which installer is the best fit for your solar project.

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67 companies
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Solar companies in California 2022

  • Benicia, CA
    Established 2008
    Elite+ Installer
    Named Panasonic's National Installer of the Year for two years in a row (2021 and 2020), Solar Optimum's energy experts never take the satisfaction of our customers for granted. That’s just one of the many reasons why we’re dedicated to an unwavering philosophy making our customers our top priority when it comes to solar, battery storag…

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    Named Panasonic's National Installer of the Year for two years in a row (2021 and 2020), Solar Optimum's energy experts never take the satisfaction of our customers for granted. That’s just one of the many reasons why we’re dedicated to an unwavering philosophy making our customers our top priority when it comes to solar, battery storag…
  • Livermore, CA
    Established 2012
    Elite+ Installer
    Established in 2012. 80 years of combined Solar, Roofing and Electrical experience. *30 year labor warranty * Roof & Solar contractors *Certified Panasonic installers *Premium ENPHASE Installers * Tesla Powerwall Certified installers. Will price match or beat any quote!

    Elite+ Installer

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    Established in 2012. 80 years of combined Solar, Roofing and Electrical experience. *30 year labor warranty * Roof & Solar contractors *Certified Panasonic installers *Premium ENPHASE Installers * Tesla Powerwall Certified installers. Will price match or beat any quote!
  • Coarsegold, CA
    Established 2017
    Elite+ Installer
    Honesty, trust, and peace-of-mind. That's what we promise to give you. That promise comes with 20 years of experience. We've built a solid foundation of relationships with manufacturers, distributors and environmental experts and now we are ready to share our knowledge and know-how with you!

    Elite+ Installer

    Screened & Verified

    Honesty, trust, and peace-of-mind. That's what we promise to give you. That promise comes with 20 years of experience. We've built a solid foundation of relationships with manufacturers, distributors and environmental experts and now we are ready to share our knowledge and know-how with you!
  • Irvine, CA
    Established 2014
    Elite+ Installer
    G C Electric Corporation (dba G C Electric Solar) is a family owned and locally operated EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) company based in beautiful San Diego area. Started in 2008 and incorporated in 2014, we custom design and install each project in-house using experienced and knowledgeable engineers and professional so…

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    G C Electric Corporation (dba G C Electric Solar) is a family owned and locally operated EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) company based in beautiful San Diego area. Started in 2008 and incorporated in 2014, we custom design and install each project in-house using experienced and knowledgeable engineers and professional so…
  • Downey, CA
    Established 2014
    Elite+ Installer
    Evolution Energy is a California licensed and bonded electrical contractor Lic.#944493, specializing in the installation of solar electric and energy storage systems. We are an independent and privately held company focused on providing personalized attention that is many times overlooked by large organizations. We offer the best value b…

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    Evolution Energy is a California licensed and bonded electrical contractor Lic.#944493, specializing in the installation of solar electric and energy storage systems. We are an independent and privately held company focused on providing personalized attention that is many times overlooked by large organizations. We offer the best value b…
  • San Jose, CA
    Established 1987
    Elite+ Installer
    Dedicated project managers will guide you through the process and a lifetime warranty to protect your investment. This is solar, the smart way! We are on a mission to change the way energy is produced, consumed and stored. We believe that energy production should be decentralized, deregulated, affordable and most importantly, renewabl…

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    Dedicated project managers will guide you through the process and a lifetime warranty to protect your investment. This is solar, the smart way! We are on a mission to change the way energy is produced, consumed and stored. We believe that energy production should be decentralized, deregulated, affordable and most importantly, renewabl…
  • San Jose, CA
    Established 2014
    Elite+ Installer
    Energy can be complicated. We're here to make it simple. Elevation’s whole-home solution gives you everything you need to power your home more efficiently. Elevation is one of the fastest-growing companies in the country, a multi-year Department of Energy Contractor of the Year, and recognized as one of the best places to work. Re…

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    Energy can be complicated. We're here to make it simple. Elevation’s whole-home solution gives you everything you need to power your home more efficiently. Elevation is one of the fastest-growing companies in the country, a multi-year Department of Energy Contractor of the Year, and recognized as one of the best places to work. Re…
  • Sherman Oaks, CA
    Established 2004
    Elite Installer
    When you choose ArtGreen to oversee the design and installation of your solar array system, you’re choosing a reliable team that will never compromise on quality. With detailed, transparent installation processes and a crystal-clear outline of what we intend to do and how we intend to do it, we work with our customers to always ensure…
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    When you choose ArtGreen to oversee the design and installation of your solar array system, you’re choosing a reliable team that will never compromise on quality. With detailed, transparent installation processes and a crystal-clear outline of what we intend to do and how we intend to do it, we work with our customers to always ensure…
  • San Carlos, CA
    Established 2011
    Elite Installer
    Next Solar's mission is to educate and inform homeowners of the benefits of going solar. We offer a customized renewable energy solution for homeowners that best suits their needs. At Next Solar, we've been able to leverage our company's success to help gain a distinct advantage for our customers. We're able to offer our customers in…
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    Next Solar's mission is to educate and inform homeowners of the benefits of going solar. We offer a customized renewable energy solution for homeowners that best suits their needs. At Next Solar, we've been able to leverage our company's success to help gain a distinct advantage for our customers. We're able to offer our customers in…
  • Santa Clara, CA
    Established 2000
    Elite Installer
    Founded in 2006, for over 16 years Mega Power has been one of the premier solar companies in all of California, including many cities like Los Angeles, Riverside, Santa Clara, Granite Bay, Van Nuys, San Francisco, San Jose, Pasadena, Sacramento. Complete customer satisfaction, personalized approach and attention to details are our compan…
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    Founded in 2006, for over 16 years Mega Power has been one of the premier solar companies in all of California, including many cities like Los Angeles, Riverside, Santa Clara, Granite Bay, Van Nuys, San Francisco, San Jose, Pasadena, Sacramento. Complete customer satisfaction, personalized approach and attention to details are our compan…
  • Stockton, CA
    Established 2012
    Elite Installer
    Accelerate Solar sold its install assets to Titan Solar Power in 2020 and the former Owner/CEO, Xavier Veille, has partnered with them as Sunshine Saves Inc. to bring the same level of honest, accurate, and affordable residential solar energy. Titan Solar Power's exclusive partnership with GoodLeap allows for us to offer unique financing…
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    Accelerate Solar sold its install assets to Titan Solar Power in 2020 and the former Owner/CEO, Xavier Veille, has partnered with them as Sunshine Saves Inc. to bring the same level of honest, accurate, and affordable residential solar energy. Titan Solar Power's exclusive partnership with GoodLeap allows for us to offer unique financing…
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Established 2021
    Elite Installer
    At Blue World Solar, we take the time to find the right solution for you. Through our dealer network we are able to offer a SunPower installation, providing you with the world’s best solar solution, SunPower Equinox® paired with world class workmanship. In other words, serious peace of mind for the lifetime of your investment. SunPower…
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    At Blue World Solar, we take the time to find the right solution for you. Through our dealer network we are able to offer a SunPower installation, providing you with the world’s best solar solution, SunPower Equinox® paired with world class workmanship. In other words, serious peace of mind for the lifetime of your investment. SunPower…
  • Rocklin, CA
    Established 2001
    Elite Installer
    In business for nearly 20 years, we have completed over 3,400 solar installations all over California. Nationwide Sun is a full-fledged construction company, with licenses for roofing, electrical, construction, and of course, solar! Our recipe is for success will always be: use the best equipment, employ the best people, and do the …
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    In business for nearly 20 years, we have completed over 3,400 solar installations all over California. Nationwide Sun is a full-fledged construction company, with licenses for roofing, electrical, construction, and of course, solar! Our recipe is for success will always be: use the best equipment, employ the best people, and do the …
  • Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Established 2012
    Elite Installer
    At JDC Energy, you get all the benefits of a local company that understands the importance of being attentive and available. A site evaluation is the most critical part of the installation process because it will help us determine the best system design that will yield the most production, this is why we offer complementary site evaluati…
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    At JDC Energy, you get all the benefits of a local company that understands the importance of being attentive and available. A site evaluation is the most critical part of the installation process because it will help us determine the best system design that will yield the most production, this is why we offer complementary site evaluati…
  • San Luis Obispo, CA
    Established 2013
    Elite Installer
    Photon Brothers is a solar energy company based in Colorado and California’s Central Coast dedicated to providing you with high-quality solar installation and amazing customer experience. We use premium solar panels, such as REC, Silfab and Tesla, which are some of the most advanced and energy-efficient solar panels in the world, and we …
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    Photon Brothers is a solar energy company based in Colorado and California’s Central Coast dedicated to providing you with high-quality solar installation and amazing customer experience. We use premium solar panels, such as REC, Silfab and Tesla, which are some of the most advanced and energy-efficient solar panels in the world, and we …
  • Vista, CA
    Established 2014
    Elite Installer
    Our mission is to provide the best service with quality products and the most professional installation. We install all of our systems in-house. Our business model enables us to run a lean operation with low overhead and that allows us to offer the lowest priced solar systems in San Diego.
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    Our mission is to provide the best service with quality products and the most professional installation. We install all of our systems in-house. Our business model enables us to run a lean operation with low overhead and that allows us to offer the lowest priced solar systems in San Diego.
  • Grover Beach Ca, CA
    Established 2018
    Elite Installer
    At Axiom 360 we are dedicated to creating the best possible experience for our clients. We strive to create an experience that you will be happy to tell your friends and neighbors about. With over a decade of experience in solar sales and installation we bring you the best products at a great price! A+ rated with the better business B…
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    At Axiom 360 we are dedicated to creating the best possible experience for our clients. We strive to create an experience that you will be happy to tell your friends and neighbors about. With over a decade of experience in solar sales and installation we bring you the best products at a great price! A+ rated with the better business B…
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Established 2017
    Elite Installer
    Our difference is that we are one of the few solar companies willing to repair a solar energy system we didn't install. Allowing us to be the best solar installation company. It is harder to fix than install systems and we have been able to see every flavor of a bad solar install ensuring we don't make the same mistakes fly-by-night sol…
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    Our difference is that we are one of the few solar companies willing to repair a solar energy system we didn't install. Allowing us to be the best solar installation company. It is harder to fix than install systems and we have been able to see every flavor of a bad solar install ensuring we don't make the same mistakes fly-by-night sol…
  • Concord, CA
    Established 2017
    Elite Installer
    Better Earth is a full service solar sales/installation company that prides itself on providing the best customer experience in the industry! With all of the work performed in house, your job will move forward quickly and efficiently allowing you and your family to start saving money immediately and enjoy energy peace of mind.
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    Better Earth is a full service solar sales/installation company that prides itself on providing the best customer experience in the industry! With all of the work performed in house, your job will move forward quickly and efficiently allowing you and your family to start saving money immediately and enjoy energy peace of mind.
  • Garden Grove, CA
    Established 2015
    Elite Installer
    Founded in 2015, Sunergy brings experience from residential, commercial, utility farms, municipalities and government projects. With the experience of large national companies, we believe that no job is too small. Our team of energy experts will provide an honest evaluation of your home and how solar and batteries can integrate into it…
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    Founded in 2015, Sunergy brings experience from residential, commercial, utility farms, municipalities and government projects. With the experience of large national companies, we believe that no job is too small. Our team of energy experts will provide an honest evaluation of your home and how solar and batteries can integrate into it…
  • Foothill Ranch, CA
    Established 2012
    Advanced Installer
    At SYNRG Solar®, we set high expectations for ourselves to ensure each customer’s project is treated with exceptional care and the respect it deserves. We believe our success is derived directly from the integrity, reliability, and the unmatched customer service we provide. Our well-trained, professional consultants will answer all your …
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    At SYNRG Solar®, we set high expectations for ourselves to ensure each customer’s project is treated with exceptional care and the respect it deserves. We believe our success is derived directly from the integrity, reliability, and the unmatched customer service we provide. Our well-trained, professional consultants will answer all your …
  • Escondido, CA
    Established 2010
    Advanced Installer
    Full service for the following; Solar panel installation, Solar battery installation, Generator installation, Main service panel upgrades, EV charging stations, Solar panel cleaning, Solar panel maintenance, Solar panel removal and re-installation, QuietCool installation and much more!
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    Full service for the following; Solar panel installation, Solar battery installation, Generator installation, Main service panel upgrades, EV charging stations, Solar panel cleaning, Solar panel maintenance, Solar panel removal and re-installation, QuietCool installation and much more!
  • Pittsburg, CA
    Established 2014
    Advanced Installer
    We provide our clientele with the most efficient green energy home improvement to save the most money while saving our lovely planet. We specialize in solar pv, energy storage, and EV Charging.
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    We provide our clientele with the most efficient green energy home improvement to save the most money while saving our lovely planet. We specialize in solar pv, energy storage, and EV Charging.
  • San Jose, CA
    Established 2010
    Advanced Installer
    Ahmad Qazi and Ralph Ahlgren started Soleeva Energy to do one thing and do it better than anyone in the market: develop an exceptional renewable energy product that gives you complete independence from utility companies and ever increasing rate hikes. We are the epitome of high quality solar. Today, we are proud to say we have given …
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    Ahmad Qazi and Ralph Ahlgren started Soleeva Energy to do one thing and do it better than anyone in the market: develop an exceptional renewable energy product that gives you complete independence from utility companies and ever increasing rate hikes. We are the epitome of high quality solar. Today, we are proud to say we have given …
  • Canoga Park, CA
    Established 2009
    Advanced Installer
    With almost 20 years of Industrial, Commercial and Residential experience, we specialize in providing PV and Storage solutions for any home or structure. Many homes in Southern California aren't equipped for Solar and EV chargers because of obsolete Electrical Systems. Not to worry; we are an industry leader in Main Electrical Panel Upgr…
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    With almost 20 years of Industrial, Commercial and Residential experience, we specialize in providing PV and Storage solutions for any home or structure. Many homes in Southern California aren't equipped for Solar and EV chargers because of obsolete Electrical Systems. Not to worry; we are an industry leader in Main Electrical Panel Upgr…
  • Oakland, CA
    Advanced Installer
    We install affordable solar systems, roof & ground mounts, battery backup, off-grid stand-alone systems. Low-interest financing is available—and we also offer solar panel cleaning and maintenance services. We offer free evaluation and Consultation! We specialize in designing and sizing your solar system. We typically install within 3…
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    We install affordable solar systems, roof & ground mounts, battery backup, off-grid stand-alone systems. Low-interest financing is available—and we also offer solar panel cleaning and maintenance services. We offer free evaluation and Consultation! We specialize in designing and sizing your solar system. We typically install within 3…
  • FALLBROOK, CA
    Established 2006
    Advanced Installer
    The family owned firm has a NABCEP certified crew leader which will install your system according to the highest industry standards, which is why we offer a 20 year warranty on workmanship ! We are very sensitive to aesthetics and have a menu of design options to satisfy the most demanding clients wishes in deploying a functional yet bea…
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    The family owned firm has a NABCEP certified crew leader which will install your system according to the highest industry standards, which is why we offer a 20 year warranty on workmanship ! We are very sensitive to aesthetics and have a menu of design options to satisfy the most demanding clients wishes in deploying a functional yet bea…
  • Fremont, CA
    Established 2011
    Advanced Installer
    LA SOLAR GROUP and its subsidiary companies are one of the fastest-growing solar companies in the country. LASG aims to empower others through solar energy. The LA Solar Group supplies solar system installation, roofing service and battery storage devices. Founded in late 2011, LASG has been ranked several times as one of the fastest-gr…
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    LA SOLAR GROUP and its subsidiary companies are one of the fastest-growing solar companies in the country. LASG aims to empower others through solar energy. The LA Solar Group supplies solar system installation, roofing service and battery storage devices. Founded in late 2011, LASG has been ranked several times as one of the fastest-gr…
  • San Francisco, CA
    Established 2011
    Advanced Installer
    We are a full-service solar developer and installer founded in the heart of Silicon Valley. We sell, design, install and service high efficiency solar systems to deliver clean electrical power at affordable rates. Our clients (residential homeowners) start to enjoy savings from Day 1, with significant cumulative savings over the life of …
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    We are a full-service solar developer and installer founded in the heart of Silicon Valley. We sell, design, install and service high efficiency solar systems to deliver clean electrical power at affordable rates. Our clients (residential homeowners) start to enjoy savings from Day 1, with significant cumulative savings over the life of …
  • Sacramento, CA
    Established 2017
    Approved Installer
    GIM is a licensed A General Engineering, B General Contractor, and C10 electrical contractor specializing in renewable energy and electrical work. Our inhouse team has over 200 years combined experience in solar or electrical contracting fields as well as general construction. We have completed projects all types or project's from remode…
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    GIM is a licensed A General Engineering, B General Contractor, and C10 electrical contractor specializing in renewable energy and electrical work. Our inhouse team has over 200 years combined experience in solar or electrical contracting fields as well as general construction. We have completed projects all types or project's from remode…
  • Burbank, CA
    Established 2011
    Approved Installer
    Green Conception is located in Burbank and has been in operation for over 11 years, focusing on residential and small-scale commercial solar installations. Our reviews speak to our commitment to high-value installations, fair pricing, and excellent customer service. We provide the highest quality cost-effective renewable energy power …
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    Green Conception is located in Burbank and has been in operation for over 11 years, focusing on residential and small-scale commercial solar installations. Our reviews speak to our commitment to high-value installations, fair pricing, and excellent customer service. We provide the highest quality cost-effective renewable energy power …
  • Petaluma, CA
    Established 2014
    Approved Installer
    When you want the best solar system for your needs and budget, turn to solar energy experts at Simply Solar. We come with over 20 years of solar construction experience. We offer advanced solar system designs using industry-leading products. We stand behind our work with our exclusive Guarantee, which includes: a complete 25-Year Workman…
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    When you want the best solar system for your needs and budget, turn to solar energy experts at Simply Solar. We come with over 20 years of solar construction experience. We offer advanced solar system designs using industry-leading products. We stand behind our work with our exclusive Guarantee, which includes: a complete 25-Year Workman…
  • Soquel, CA
    Established 2006
    Approved Installer
    Bevan Perry started Perry Built Construction, Inc. in 2006. He has been in the construction industry for 20 years. He was born and raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains. He still resides there today and is dedicated to working in his community. Ultimately, our goal is to create high quality solar PV systems, appropriate to their settings wh…
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    Bevan Perry started Perry Built Construction, Inc. in 2006. He has been in the construction industry for 20 years. He was born and raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains. He still resides there today and is dedicated to working in his community. Ultimately, our goal is to create high quality solar PV systems, appropriate to their settings wh…
  • Northridge, CA
    Established 2017
    Approved Installer
    Cali Energy is a family owned and operated company located in Northridge, CA. We are a C10 - electrical and B - general contractor. No job is too big or too small for us. We never cut corners or burn bridges, and we always stand behind our work. * C10 - Electrical & B - General licensed * Premium equipment: LG, Panasonic, Solaria,…
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    Cali Energy is a family owned and operated company located in Northridge, CA. We are a C10 - electrical and B - general contractor. No job is too big or too small for us. We never cut corners or burn bridges, and we always stand behind our work. * C10 - Electrical & B - General licensed * Premium equipment: LG, Panasonic, Solaria,…
  • Temecula, CA
    Established 2016
    Approved Installer
    We are a family owned business founded in 2016, Gold Coast Solar is a new company emerging from Southern California. Our Solar team has a combined experience of over 50+ years installing solar systems in neighborhoods just like yours. We provide quality workmanship, using premium equipment at a very competitive price. We also provide a…
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    We are a family owned business founded in 2016, Gold Coast Solar is a new company emerging from Southern California. Our Solar team has a combined experience of over 50+ years installing solar systems in neighborhoods just like yours. We provide quality workmanship, using premium equipment at a very competitive price. We also provide a…
  • Ventura, CA
    Established 2007
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    AWS Solar is locally owned and operated and one of the most well-respected & experienced solar installers in Southern California, because we are passionate about solar power and our core value, is to offer our customers a first class service experience. We are able to design a properly sized photovoltaic system in just couple of hours…
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    AWS Solar is locally owned and operated and one of the most well-respected & experienced solar installers in Southern California, because we are passionate about solar power and our core value, is to offer our customers a first class service experience. We are able to design a properly sized photovoltaic system in just couple of hours…
  • North Hollywood, CA
    Established 2016
    Approved Installer
    Diamond Solar will have an Energy Advisor give you a no obligation virtual or in-home consultation. We will show you how you can reduce your electric bills for the rest of your life, own your energy, store it and save thousands of dollars a year. We will also show how to prevent utility rate hikes and with our zero money down and zero up…
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    Diamond Solar will have an Energy Advisor give you a no obligation virtual or in-home consultation. We will show you how you can reduce your electric bills for the rest of your life, own your energy, store it and save thousands of dollars a year. We will also show how to prevent utility rate hikes and with our zero money down and zero up…
  • National City, CA
    Established 2006
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    EZ Solar & Electric brings over two decades of experience in the solar, electrical, and roofing industry. EZ Solar’s owner, Sky Seals, started his education and training in the electrical field in 1987. His passion for the industry and his dedication to the electrical training courses helped him quickly earn his State Certified Journ…
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    EZ Solar & Electric brings over two decades of experience in the solar, electrical, and roofing industry. EZ Solar’s owner, Sky Seals, started his education and training in the electrical field in 1987. His passion for the industry and his dedication to the electrical training courses helped him quickly earn his State Certified Journ…
  • Madera, CA
    Established 2005
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    Below is some useful information on Nova West Solar. • We are proud to be one first locally owned and operated solar contractors in the Central Valley. Established in 2005. We have over 47 years of experience in the local construction market. • Better Business Bureau A+ rated. • Angie’s List ‘Super Service Award’ Winner 2015, 2016…
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    Below is some useful information on Nova West Solar. • We are proud to be one first locally owned and operated solar contractors in the Central Valley. Established in 2005. We have over 47 years of experience in the local construction market. • Better Business Bureau A+ rated. • Angie’s List ‘Super Service Award’ Winner 2015, 2016…
  • Citrus Heights, CA
    Established 1996
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    Evergreen: • We are passionate about clean energy and we know the solar process. • We have been in business for over two decades. • We do our own solar installations - NO subletting installations. • We have connected with thousands of customers through EnergySage. • We believe in educating, assisting and conducting business with In…
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    Evergreen: • We are passionate about clean energy and we know the solar process. • We have been in business for over two decades. • We do our own solar installations - NO subletting installations. • We have connected with thousands of customers through EnergySage. • We believe in educating, assisting and conducting business with In…
  • San Diego, CA
    Established 2003
    Approved Installer
    Solarium Energy was founded in early 2003. As an electrical contracting company for many years, we felt that we needed a change. Always the outdoor enthusiasts, we pondered the question; “What can we do, how can we contribute to the well being of the Planet?” We want to preserve the Earth for the next generation, leave only footprints …
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    Solarium Energy was founded in early 2003. As an electrical contracting company for many years, we felt that we needed a change. Always the outdoor enthusiasts, we pondered the question; “What can we do, how can we contribute to the well being of the Planet?” We want to preserve the Earth for the next generation, leave only footprints …
  • VENTURA, CA
    Established 2010
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    Servicing Ventura, Santa Barbara and LA Counties for over 17 years, we are your local solar educators and installers. Pacific Electric Solar is a California based solar and energy storage system integrator, providing premier design engineering, installation and maintenance services for both residential and commercial customers.
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    Servicing Ventura, Santa Barbara and LA Counties for over 17 years, we are your local solar educators and installers. Pacific Electric Solar is a California based solar and energy storage system integrator, providing premier design engineering, installation and maintenance services for both residential and commercial customers.
  • Clovis, CA
    Established 2007
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    Planet Solar is truly a very different kind of solar company - we put our customer's best interests first! Our entire staff is made up of friendly, knowledgeable career solar professionals who can answer ALL your solar questions. There really is a huge difference between solar installations. Take a look at solar systems in your neig…
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    Planet Solar is truly a very different kind of solar company - we put our customer's best interests first! Our entire staff is made up of friendly, knowledgeable career solar professionals who can answer ALL your solar questions. There really is a huge difference between solar installations. Take a look at solar systems in your neig…
  • Lockeford, CA
    Established 2001
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    Applied Electrical, DBA LuxLight Solar Energy was formed in 2001. We are an Electrical Contractor in California. We specialize in Solar PV for both residential and commercial projects. We have a Northern and Southern California office to serve all of California.
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    Applied Electrical, DBA LuxLight Solar Energy was formed in 2001. We are an Electrical Contractor in California. We specialize in Solar PV for both residential and commercial projects. We have a Northern and Southern California office to serve all of California.
  • Fresno, CA
    Established 1992
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    Energy Concepts, with 30 years of experience serving the Central Valley is a leader in the solar industry. We are a SunPower Elite Dealer, offering industry leading solar products and the highest quality installations. We offer a broad range of financing and solar equipment options to meet the needs of our customers.
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    Energy Concepts, with 30 years of experience serving the Central Valley is a leader in the solar industry. We are a SunPower Elite Dealer, offering industry leading solar products and the highest quality installations. We offer a broad range of financing and solar equipment options to meet the needs of our customers.
  • Rancho Cordova, CA
    Established 2008
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    We're a little different from most solar only guys because we're roofers too. We pay special attention the details of how a solar system integrates into your roof. With over 1,000,000 watts and over 500 solar jobs installed we've yet to experience one solar leak! We know every customer on a first name basis and continue our relationsh…
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    We're a little different from most solar only guys because we're roofers too. We pay special attention the details of how a solar system integrates into your roof. With over 1,000,000 watts and over 500 solar jobs installed we've yet to experience one solar leak! We know every customer on a first name basis and continue our relationsh…
  • Irvine, CA
    Established 2016
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    Greensun is a End-to- End Engineering , Contracting and servicing company, providing cost saving, self generating solar power solutions for both residential and commercial clients. We are experts in providing energy storage solutions for backup and energy arbitrage.
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    Greensun is a End-to- End Engineering , Contracting and servicing company, providing cost saving, self generating solar power solutions for both residential and commercial clients. We are experts in providing energy storage solutions for backup and energy arbitrage.
  • Lancaster, CA
    Established 5
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    We are a woman, Veteran owned company. Driven by a team of dedicated and qualified workers, we have been serving our clients in the industry for over 20 years now. We are full-service solar installation company, meaning you will only deal with Vibe Solar installers and not a third party installation team.
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    We are a woman, Veteran owned company. Driven by a team of dedicated and qualified workers, we have been serving our clients in the industry for over 20 years now. We are full-service solar installation company, meaning you will only deal with Vibe Solar installers and not a third party installation team.
  • Ventura, CA
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    Swell Energy makes it easy for consumers to take control of their home energy use, achieve energy security and save costs. Solar only, solar plus energy storage, battery backup for existing solar and financial ‘grid’ rewards for participating in Virtual Power Plant programs are available options for homeowners and businesses. Swell Ener…
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    Swell Energy makes it easy for consumers to take control of their home energy use, achieve energy security and save costs. Solar only, solar plus energy storage, battery backup for existing solar and financial ‘grid’ rewards for participating in Virtual Power Plant programs are available options for homeowners and businesses. Swell Ener…
  • Ridgecrest, CA
    Established 2010
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    YouVee Solar is Ridgecrests' premiere solar service provider. We install only the highest quality equipment warranted by the manufacturer for 25 years so you can be assured your system will produce for years to come. Our personalized service and availability is why we are the highest rated local solar installer on SolarReviews.org. Don't…
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    YouVee Solar is Ridgecrests' premiere solar service provider. We install only the highest quality equipment warranted by the manufacturer for 25 years so you can be assured your system will produce for years to come. Our personalized service and availability is why we are the highest rated local solar installer on SolarReviews.org. Don't…
  • Shingle Springs, CA
    Established 2010
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    We have been installing solar for over 10 years, have over 700 projects installed, and continue to grow based on our reputation and customer referrals. We are based in Shingle Springs CA, but cover almost all of Northern CA. We can handle your 6 panel residential job, and tackle your 400+ panel commercial projects. We have many factor…
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    We have been installing solar for over 10 years, have over 700 projects installed, and continue to grow based on our reputation and customer referrals. We are based in Shingle Springs CA, but cover almost all of Northern CA. We can handle your 6 panel residential job, and tackle your 400+ panel commercial projects. We have many factor…
  • Riverside, CA
    Established 2020
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    With the smallest opportunity, we are willing to go above and beyond to exceed your expectations. Join us in moving the world towards a better place by going solar.
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    With the smallest opportunity, we are willing to go above and beyond to exceed your expectations. Join us in moving the world towards a better place by going solar.
  • Sacramento, CA
    Established 2015
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    SolarQuote offers Homeowners the easiest, fastest, and most convenient way to obtain information about solar. Our goal is to make Homeowners feel comfortable when making an investment decision. We provide fast quotes; online, by phone, or in person. Shop on your terms and compare with confidence. SolarQuote will always respect your ti…
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    SolarQuote offers Homeowners the easiest, fastest, and most convenient way to obtain information about solar. Our goal is to make Homeowners feel comfortable when making an investment decision. We provide fast quotes; online, by phone, or in person. Shop on your terms and compare with confidence. SolarQuote will always respect your ti…
  • San Jose, CA
    Established 2009
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    SunPower Solar + Storage Authorized Representative in California.
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  • Beverly Hills, CA
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    We care about Attention to Detail. We make sure to hold our installations to the highest standards. Every last detail is taken care of, each conduit is left looking great at the end of the project. Low Profile Installs That Look Great. Installations by professional crews with 10 years+ experience look great on a roof and will increase…
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    We care about Attention to Detail. We make sure to hold our installations to the highest standards. Every last detail is taken care of, each conduit is left looking great at the end of the project. Low Profile Installs That Look Great. Installations by professional crews with 10 years+ experience look great on a roof and will increase…
  • Sherman Oaks, CA
    Established 2014
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    We’ve been helping Californian customers. to secure their energy future for over 10+ years. We believe that you should be able to control your own utility expenses and maximize the utilization of the power. We believe that instead of paying more year over years to the utility companies, the people should own their power source. Your So…
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    We’ve been helping Californian customers. to secure their energy future for over 10+ years. We believe that you should be able to control your own utility expenses and maximize the utilization of the power. We believe that instead of paying more year over years to the utility companies, the people should own their power source. Your So…
  • San Diego, CA
    Established 2017
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    Schools Solar is a company committed to providing the best in solar energy to the educational community. All Schools Solar sales representatives are highly trained. Every sales representative is licensed with the State of California as a Home Improvement Salesperson.
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    Schools Solar is a company committed to providing the best in solar energy to the educational community. All Schools Solar sales representatives are highly trained. Every sales representative is licensed with the State of California as a Home Improvement Salesperson.
  • Burbank, CA
    Established 2016
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    Best Solar 4 Less is a pioneer in the solar energy revolution. We only provide the most efficient, superior quality, American made solar energy products to our costumers. For over a decade our goal has been to bring the most affordable renewable energy to residences and businesses alike allowing them to be more energy independent and …
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    Best Solar 4 Less is a pioneer in the solar energy revolution. We only provide the most efficient, superior quality, American made solar energy products to our costumers. For over a decade our goal has been to bring the most affordable renewable energy to residences and businesses alike allowing them to be more energy independent and …
  • Woodland, CA
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    Divine Solar focuses on customers upfront needs, making sure the customer is well educated on solar and SunPower. While SunPower handles the installation and maintenance, this reduces fixed costs and overhead. SunPower takes on all operations risks and expenses, while delivering the high-quality workmanship and superior service that cust…
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    Divine Solar focuses on customers upfront needs, making sure the customer is well educated on solar and SunPower. While SunPower handles the installation and maintenance, this reduces fixed costs and overhead. SunPower takes on all operations risks and expenses, while delivering the high-quality workmanship and superior service that cust…
  • Westlake Village, CA
    Established 2014
    Approved Installer
    Paradise Renewable's is fully licensed, insured and bonded to do business in the state of California with over 1,500 solar installs completed. We are a full service solar company which means anything and everything from a main service panel upgrade to adding a line to charge an electric car is something we can do and do not outsource.…
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    Paradise Renewable's is fully licensed, insured and bonded to do business in the state of California with over 1,500 solar installs completed. We are a full service solar company which means anything and everything from a main service panel upgrade to adding a line to charge an electric car is something we can do and do not outsource.…
  • Orangevale, CA
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    Our mission is to provide the highest quality cost effective renewable energy power products and services to customers that help them in reducing energy costs and carbon footprint. And well as maximizing saving and acquire energy independence.
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    Our mission is to provide the highest quality cost effective renewable energy power products and services to customers that help them in reducing energy costs and carbon footprint. And well as maximizing saving and acquire energy independence.
  • Diamond Bar, CA
    Established 2011
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    Since its inception in 2008, SolarMax Technology has emerged as an industry leader, pioneering a succession of innovations to make solar energy more accessible and affordable for California homes and businesses. Our top-rated solar panels are designed and assembled in our 165,000 square foot facility in Riverside, California—the same ba…
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    Since its inception in 2008, SolarMax Technology has emerged as an industry leader, pioneering a succession of innovations to make solar energy more accessible and affordable for California homes and businesses. Our top-rated solar panels are designed and assembled in our 165,000 square foot facility in Riverside, California—the same ba…
  • Oakland, CA
    Elite Installer
    As the Nation’s leading Rooftop Solar Contractor, Titan Solar Power handles all aspects of a solar module installation and has various “no upfront cost” options to fit your family’s specific needs, including financial products that are exclusive to only Titan by the largest solar financiers in the nation.  We take pride in our work an…
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    As the Nation’s leading Rooftop Solar Contractor, Titan Solar Power handles all aspects of a solar module installation and has various “no upfront cost” options to fit your family’s specific needs, including financial products that are exclusive to only Titan by the largest solar financiers in the nation.  We take pride in our work an…
  • El Dorado Hills, CA
    Established 2016
    Approved Installer
    We started Gold Rush Energy Solutions as an alternative to the impersonal and often unprofessional performance of our large volume competitors. Our goal is to provide an optimal install, with personal customer service by certified professionals, who care about their customers. We aim to provide the highest quality of product and workmans…
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    We started Gold Rush Energy Solutions as an alternative to the impersonal and often unprofessional performance of our large volume competitors. Our goal is to provide an optimal install, with personal customer service by certified professionals, who care about their customers. We aim to provide the highest quality of product and workmans…
  • Tracy, CA
    Established 2016
    Approved Installer
    Educated homeowners choose Kuubix for our unprecedented quality, which in-turn saves them money long into the future. Many “discount” installers price themselves out of business and install systems that cause years of stress and headaches for homeowners. You can't put a price on quality. We're committed to delivering the highest level of…
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    Educated homeowners choose Kuubix for our unprecedented quality, which in-turn saves them money long into the future. Many “discount” installers price themselves out of business and install systems that cause years of stress and headaches for homeowners. You can't put a price on quality. We're committed to delivering the highest level of…
  • Sacramento, CA
    Established 2018
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    SunElectric was formed by industry veterans from top energy companies who found a need for better education of the homeowner, best value pricing and industry best equipment. SunElectric offers free services to home and business owners interested in learning more about energy reduction services and storage options. Our simple process allo…
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    SunElectric was formed by industry veterans from top energy companies who found a need for better education of the homeowner, best value pricing and industry best equipment. SunElectric offers free services to home and business owners interested in learning more about energy reduction services and storage options. Our simple process allo…
  • Multi-state
    Established 2014
    Approved Installer
    Vinyasun - (pronounced vin-nyaah-sun). Founded on a few simple principles: Everything is energy. Everyone has the right to generate their own clean energy on their rooftop or property. Make going solar a positive experience. Locally owned and operated in West Palm Beach. Serving South Florida. Fully licensed and insured.
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    Vinyasun - (pronounced vin-nyaah-sun). Founded on a few simple principles: Everything is energy. Everyone has the right to generate their own clean energy on their rooftop or property. Make going solar a positive experience. Locally owned and operated in West Palm Beach. Serving South Florida. Fully licensed and insured.

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How we determine the best solar companies in California

At EnergySage, we care about connecting solar shoppers to high-quality solar companies. As such, any solar installers we list above are active on the EnergySage Marketplace in California and are pre-screened by our team.

What does it mean to be “pre-screened”? We evaluate every solar installer to ensure that they’ll provide quality service to EnergySage users. These high-quality installers are approved based on their years of experience, licensing and insurance, reputation, and certifications. When bringing new installers into the EnergySage Marketplace, here’s how we ensure our partners are the best of the best:

  • At least three years of experience installing solar
  • Licensed and insured for solar installations
  • NABCEP certified
  • Reputation for excellent customer service and quality solar installations
  • Installs high quality solar equipment

Our rating tiers

Choosing the right installer can be difficult, especially when you’re deciding between multiple top-notch companies on EnergySage. To make it easier, we created a unique rating system that evaluates our partners’ performance based on real data from our Marketplace.

Elite+ installers are the most experienced, chosen, and celebrated companies on the Marketplace, having provided exceptional service to a high volume of shoppers for at least a year.

Elite installers earn top ratings from customers, endorsements from vendors, and win customers more frequently than their peers.

Advanced installers are among the top half of companies on the Marketplace for responsiveness, reputation, results.

Approved installers passed our rigorous screening criteria for experience, licensing, and positive reviews.

How to pick the best solar installer

When you’ve already narrowed down your options to reputable installers and are trying to decide which quote to move forward with, here are three final considerations that distinguish the best from the rest:

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Workmanship warranties

What is covered and for how long?

In the unlikely event there’s an issue with your solar panel system, it’s important to know who to call if something goes wrong. There are multiple warranties that come with your solar energy system, from manufacturer warranties for different components to workmanship warranties from your installer.

The workmanship warranty is specific to the work the installer performs, and is typically somewhere between one and 10 years. Be sure to check with your installer to see what’s included in the warranty, if there are any exclusions, and if there’s any cost to you in the event they have to come out and check on or replace some equipment.

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The use of sub-contractors

Which crew will install your system?

In some instances, solar installers will rely on subcontractors to perform some, or all, of the work included during your solar installation. Don’t let this put you off: it’s entirely standard procedure in the industry. What is alarming, though, is a lack of transparency from installers about who will install your system and why they use subcontractors.

When you’ve narrowed down your list of potential solar installers, be sure to ask who will install the system–their own crew or subcontractors–and, if they use subs, ask why they do, what portion of the install the subcontractors will complete, and what oversight the company you purchase your system from has over the subcontractors. At the end of the day, the most important question is who will stand behind the quality of your installation.

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Expertise

How does each installer tailor their system to your needs?

Beyond ensuring that your solar installer has all of the appropriate licenses and industry-specific certifications, it’s important to work with a solar installer who has experience custom designing systems to fit their customers’ needs.

When you’re comparing your options, the best installers will work with you to understand your needs, as well as how solar fits your overall energy plans. Make sure your solar installer provides a consultative, professional solar experience.

By doing the legwork for you, EnergySage makes it easy to find reputable solar installation companies in California. We’ve already vetted all of our installer partners, and keep a close watch over their performance to ensure their installations and customer satisfaction are up to the levels that you–and we–expect. Start receiving quotes from reputable installers in your area by creating a free account on the EnergySage Marketplace today.

As of December 2022, the average solar panel cost in California is $2.83/W. Given a solar panel system size of 5 kilowatts (kW), an average solar installation in California ranges in cost from $12,028 to $16,272, with the average gross price for solar in California coming in at $14,150. After accounting for the 30% federal investment tax credit (ITC) and other state and local solar incentives, the net price you'll pay for solar can fall by thousands of dollars.

According to solar shoppers on the EnergySage Marketplace, the top five solar installers in California are:

There are 67 solar companies in California on the EnergySage Marketplace.
On average, solar shoppers in California save $54,770 over the course of 20 years. Shoppers who connect with a solar installer in California on the EnergySage Marketplace have a solar payback period of 5.91 years.