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5 Best solar companies in Encinitas, CA (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 Encinitas, CA 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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22 companies
2722 customer reviews
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Solar companies in Encinitas, CA 2022

  • Escondido, 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…

    Elite+ Installer

    Screened & Verified

    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…
  • Escondido, 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…

    Elite+ Installer

    Screened & Verified

    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…
  • San Diego, 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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    Elite Installer

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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.
  • 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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    Advanced Installer

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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!
  • Temecula, 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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    Screened & Verified

    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…
  • San Diego, 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…

    Elite+ Installer

    Screened & Verified

    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 Diego, 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…

    Elite+ Installer

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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…
  • 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…
  • San Diego, 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 Diego, CA
    Established 2011
    Approved 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 …
  • 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 …
  • National City, CA
    Established 2006
    Approved Installer
    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…
  • 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…
  • 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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    Approved Installer

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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…
  • 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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    Advanced Installer

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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 …
  • Santee, CA
    Established 1984
    Approved Installer
    San Diego's Premier Solar Electrical Contractor. Check out our 100's of 5-star ratings on Solar Reviews, Yelp, and Google. We have over 1000 solar systems installed in San Diego County over the past ten years, backed up by 35 years of electrical construction experience. We offer the premium LG panels and best in class Enphase m…
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    San Diego's Premier Solar Electrical Contractor. Check out our 100's of 5-star ratings on Solar Reviews, Yelp, and Google. We have over 1000 solar systems installed in San Diego County over the past ten years, backed up by 35 years of electrical construction experience. We offer the premium LG panels and best in class Enphase m…
  • San Marcos, CA
    Established 2018
    Approved Installer
    Solar energy should be accessible to every home and business. Eco Construction & Energy has a range of financing options in order to make to make solar energy a more affordable prospect for both commercial and residential property owners. Choose from the range of payment plans that we have on offer. Our aim is to make every solar install…
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    Solar energy should be accessible to every home and business. Eco Construction & Energy has a range of financing options in order to make to make solar energy a more affordable prospect for both commercial and residential property owners. Choose from the range of payment plans that we have on offer. Our aim is to make every solar install…
  • Santa Monica, CA
    Approved Installer
    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…
  • Riverside, CA
    Established 2020
    Approved Installer
    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.
  • 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…
  • San Diego, CA
    Established 2011
    Approved Installer
    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…
  • Santa Fe Springs, CA
    Established 2017
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    This installer is NOT accepting new customers at this time.

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How we determine the best solar companies in Encinitas, CA

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 Encinitas, CA 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:

workmanship warranties for solar panels

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 Encinitas, CA. 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 November 2022, the average solar panel cost in Encinitas is $2.88/W. Given a solar panel system size of 5 kilowatts (kW), an average solar installation in Encinitas ranges in cost from $12,240 to $16,560, with the average gross price for solar in Encinitas coming in at $14,400. 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 Encinitas are:

There are 22 solar companies in Encinitas on the EnergySage Marketplace.
On average, solar shoppers in Encinitas save $65,126 over the course of 20 years. Shoppers who connect with a solar installer in Encinitas on the EnergySage Marketplace have a solar payback period of 4.33 years.