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5 Best solar companies in Julian, CA (2023 ranking)

UPDATED JANUARY 2023

There are plenty of solar companies out there – check out this updated ranking for the top rated solar installers in Julian, 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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31 companies
2,922 customer reviews
5.0 average rating

Solar companies in Julian, CA 2023

  • Escondido, CA
    Established 2014
    Elite+ Installer
    - Family Owned and Operated
    - Authorized Panasonic Premium Installer (25 Years Workmanship, Product, and Performance Warranty on Panels, Micro Inverters, and Racking from Panasonic)
    - 5 star reviews on GOOGLE Plus, BBB, Yelp
    - Highest Quality of Workmanship
    - Unbeatable Pricing
    - $0 Down Financing Program.
    - 30% Federal Tax Credit
    - Solar PV, Main Panel Upgrades, EV Charging Stations
    - As Seen on TV

    Elite+ Installer

    Screened & Verified

    - Family Owned and Operated
    - Authorized Panasonic Premium Installer (25 Years Workmanship, Product, and Performance Warranty on Panels, Micro Inverters, and Racking from Panasonic)
    - 5 star reviews on GOOGLE Plus, BBB, Yelp
    - Highest Quality of Workmanship
    - Unbeatable Pricing
    - $0 Down Financing Program.
    - 30% Federal Tax Credit
    - Solar PV, Main Panel Upgrades, EV Charging Stations
    - As Seen on TV
  • Escondido, CA
    Established 2008
    Elite+ Installer
    Since 2008, Solar Optimum continues to be the leader in supplying solar energy systems, back-up battery storage and roofing for homeowners and businesses in California, Nevada and Arizona. Our team is made up of professionals that aim to protect the environment with the latest technologies as well as offer immediate and long-term savings to the consumer.

    * THREE-Time Winner: 2022, 2021 and 2020 Panasonic National Installer of the Year
    * Since 2008, Solar Optimum has led the energy revolution acr…

    Elite+ Installer

    Screened & Verified

    Since 2008, Solar Optimum continues to be the leader in supplying solar energy systems, back-up battery storage and roofing for homeowners and businesses in California, Nevada and Arizona. Our team is made up of professionals that aim to protect the environment with the latest technologies as well as offer immediate and long-term savings to the consumer.

    * THREE-Time Winner: 2022, 2021 and 2020 Panasonic National Installer of the Year
    * Since 2008, Solar Optimum has led the energy revolution acr…
  • San Diego, CA
    Established 2017
    Elite Installer
    With an unmatched 60 DAY INSTALLATION GUARANTEE and 25 YEAR MONEY BACK PRODUCTION GUARANTEE it is clear why our customers have made us the fastest growing solar company in the U.S.
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    Elite Installer

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    With an unmatched 60 DAY INSTALLATION GUARANTEE and 25 YEAR MONEY BACK PRODUCTION GUARANTEE it is clear why our customers have made us the fastest growing solar company in the U.S.
  • Escondido, CA
    Established 2010
    Advanced Installer
    We are a veteran and family owned company serving all of San Diego and Riverside County. We are certified installers for Panasonic, REC, Tesla, LG, Q-Cells and more! This allows us to provide you with a 25-Year warranty for all of the products we install. We do NOT subcontract, we're a one-stop shop. We have access to the best lending programs on the market including no fee Credit Unions and competitive interest rates. Incentive Solar takes pride in being a referral based company that plans to be your…
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    Advanced Installer

    Screened & Verified

    We are a veteran and family owned company serving all of San Diego and Riverside County. We are certified installers for Panasonic, REC, Tesla, LG, Q-Cells and more! This allows us to provide you with a 25-Year warranty for all of the products we install. We do NOT subcontract, we're a one-stop shop. We have access to the best lending programs on the market including no fee Credit Unions and competitive interest rates. Incentive Solar takes pride in being a referral based company that plans to be your…
  • Van Nuys, CA
    Established 2000
    Elite Installer
    At Mega Power Electric, Inc, we have more than 16 years of success working in the industry and that was only possible because of our dedication and determination to deliver the best quality of customer service and satisfaction. All of our customers get the same experience and we are only happy with the results and consider it a job done, when you are. Part of the reason why we can deliver this level of service is the fact that we have a full team of experts who are specialists in specific disciplines and a…
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    At Mega Power Electric, Inc, we have more than 16 years of success working in the industry and that was only possible because of our dedication and determination to deliver the best quality of customer service and satisfaction. All of our customers get the same experience and we are only happy with the results and consider it a job done, when you are. Part of the reason why we can deliver this level of service is the fact that we have a full team of experts who are specialists in specific disciplines and a…
  • Temecula, CA
    Established 2016
    Approved Installer
    Now offering contact free screenshare consultations! Gold Rush Energy Solutions’ sole purpose is to empower people with the latest renewable technology so that they may live more abundant lives. Our focus is to develop a culture that nurtures a positive streamlined experience for our customers and employees. We perform quality work with qualified professionals. Our goal is to make our customers lucky to have chosen us.
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    Approved Installer

    Screened & Verified

    Now offering contact free screenshare consultations! Gold Rush Energy Solutions’ sole purpose is to empower people with the latest renewable technology so that they may live more abundant lives. Our focus is to develop a culture that nurtures a positive streamlined experience for our customers and employees. We perform quality work with qualified professionals. Our goal is to make our customers lucky to have chosen us.
  • San Diego, CA
    Established 1987
    Elite+ Installer
    NRG Clean Power is 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, renewable. Complete energy independence is our goal. Solar, The Smart Way ™.

    Dedicated project managers will guide you through the project that includes a lifetime warranty to protect your investment. This is solar, the smart way!
    *Fully licensed electricians (C-10 license Class)
    *A+ Rating by the Bet…

    Elite+ Installer

    Screened & Verified

    NRG Clean Power is 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, renewable. Complete energy independence is our goal. Solar, The Smart Way ™.

    Dedicated project managers will guide you through the project that includes a lifetime warranty to protect your investment. This is solar, the smart way!
    *Fully licensed electricians (C-10 license Class)
    *A+ Rating by the Bet…
  • San Diego, CA
    Established 2014
    Elite+ Installer
    Elevation is one of the nation’s largest providers of residential solar, storage, energy efficiency, and energy intelligence technology providers, with a focus on ethical business practices and customer-first values.

    * Energy Star Contractor of the Year – Sustained Excellence 2021
    * Energy Star Century Club 2018, 2019
    * Energy Star Contractor of the Year 2019, 2020
    * Inc 5000 Fastest-Growing Company
    * Solar Reviews top 100 installers 2019, 2020
    * APS top 5 home performance contractor…

    Elite+ Installer

    Screened & Verified

    Elevation is one of the nation’s largest providers of residential solar, storage, energy efficiency, and energy intelligence technology providers, with a focus on ethical business practices and customer-first values.

    * Energy Star Contractor of the Year – Sustained Excellence 2021
    * Energy Star Century Club 2018, 2019
    * Energy Star Contractor of the Year 2019, 2020
    * Inc 5000 Fastest-Growing Company
    * Solar Reviews top 100 installers 2019, 2020
    * APS top 5 home performance contractor…
  • Vista, CA
    Established 2014
    Elite Installer
    Family owned business that serves the local community with quality work.
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    Family owned business that serves the local community with quality work.
  • Yucaipa, CA
    Established 2014
    Advanced Installer
    As a family run business, we care most about the LEGACY we leave behind for you.

    As a builder (general contractor), we love what we do and we're excited that our work often lasts longer than most people live in their homes. Also, because we're EXPERT BUILDERS, the warranty on any roof work we do is not violated once the solar is installed because we do both together.

    At the end of the day what are you buying? Energy! So, what is your solar worth if you don't get a guarantee on…
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    Advanced Installer

    Screened & Verified

    As a family run business, we care most about the LEGACY we leave behind for you.

    As a builder (general contractor), we love what we do and we're excited that our work often lasts longer than most people live in their homes. Also, because we're EXPERT BUILDERS, the warranty on any roof work we do is not violated once the solar is installed because we do both together.

    At the end of the day what are you buying? Energy! So, what is your solar worth if you don't get a guarantee on…
  • Irvine, CA
    Established 2016
    Approved Installer
    We give quality the utmost priority for a system that will last decades. We are very well informed about the different high quality equipment's and new generation simulation software's that the industry uses and we mobilize these high tiered equipment's to install a quality product and surprisingly, with very competitive pricing.
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    Approved Installer

    Screened & Verified

    We give quality the utmost priority for a system that will last decades. We are very well informed about the different high quality equipment's and new generation simulation software's that the industry uses and we mobilize these high tiered equipment's to install a quality product and surprisingly, with very competitive pricing.
  • FALLBROOK, CA
    Established 2006
    Advanced Installer
    Our firm has a NABCEP certified Pro Solar installer on staff, who also designs the systems. While the firm specializes in Ground Mount Systems and Roof Mounted Systems, it is the only firm in Southern Cal offering the SOLAR RAMADA, a product for those homeowners who don't like the look of modules on the roof, it is a dual use solar structure that offers an upscale outdoor entertainment space with an optional fireplace or bar that is price competitive with roof or ground mount systems but adds an air …
    Advanced EnergySage badge

    Advanced Installer

    Screened & Verified

    Our firm has a NABCEP certified Pro Solar installer on staff, who also designs the systems. While the firm specializes in Ground Mount Systems and Roof Mounted Systems, it is the only firm in Southern Cal offering the SOLAR RAMADA, a product for those homeowners who don't like the look of modules on the roof, it is a dual use solar structure that offers an upscale outdoor entertainment space with an optional fireplace or bar that is price competitive with roof or ground mount systems but adds an air …
  • Anaheim, CA
    Established 2011
    Advanced Installer
    LA SOLAR GROUP and Its subsidiary companies are one of the highest-rated solar companies in California, Nevada and now in Texas.

    With over 200+ installations each month, most of our business comes directly from referrals of satisfied customers.

    We are an INC 5000 company as one of the fastest-growing businesses for 7 straight consecutive years. LA SOLAR GROUP and its subsidiaries are committed to designing the most cost-effective and productive solar solutions for your home. We take a conserv…
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    Advanced Installer

    Screened & Verified

    LA SOLAR GROUP and Its subsidiary companies are one of the highest-rated solar companies in California, Nevada and now in Texas.

    With over 200+ installations each month, most of our business comes directly from referrals of satisfied customers.

    We are an INC 5000 company as one of the fastest-growing businesses for 7 straight consecutive years. LA SOLAR GROUP and its subsidiaries are committed to designing the most cost-effective and productive solar solutions for your home. We take a conserv…
  • San Diego, CA
    Established 2011
    Approved Installer
    SolarUnion is the only Diamond Certified Solar Company in the State of California that offers a 25-year performance guarantee on (i) parts, (ii) labor, (iii) roof attachments and (iv) power output.
    We are rated highest in quality on customer satisfaction, insurance coverage, license and business practices. We offer a premium solar experience to our customers.
    The SolarUnion Team includes in-house certified C46 and C10 solar electricians and carefully vetted installers with decades of experience in…
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    Approved Installer

    Screened & Verified

    SolarUnion is the only Diamond Certified Solar Company in the State of California that offers a 25-year performance guarantee on (i) parts, (ii) labor, (iii) roof attachments and (iv) power output.
    We are rated highest in quality on customer satisfaction, insurance coverage, license and business practices. We offer a premium solar experience to our customers.
    The SolarUnion Team includes in-house certified C46 and C10 solar electricians and carefully vetted installers with decades of experience in…
  • San Diego, CA
    Established 2003
    Approved Installer
    Call or Visit us Online & Get a Quote Today! Quality Custom Installation, from our local team of professionals. We Love San Diego!
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    Approved Installer

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    Call or Visit us Online & Get a Quote Today! Quality Custom Installation, from our local team of professionals. We Love San Diego!
  • National City, CA
    Established 2006
    Approved Installer
    There is no better company than a company that can EZ that Stress than EZ Solar!
    1) Family Owned
    2) Supporting Local Economy
    3) No Hidden Cost
    4) Low-Pressure Sales
    5) One of the few California contractors insured, licensed, and bonded in ALL three classifications: C-10 Electrical, B-General, and C-39 Roofing Contractors License.
    6) We educate you about our products, process, and promotions.
    7) We have a solid 12-year track record for our turnkey proc…
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    Approved Installer

    Screened & Verified

    There is no better company than a company that can EZ that Stress than EZ Solar!
    1) Family Owned
    2) Supporting Local Economy
    3) No Hidden Cost
    4) Low-Pressure Sales
    5) One of the few California contractors insured, licensed, and bonded in ALL three classifications: C-10 Electrical, B-General, and C-39 Roofing Contractors License.
    6) We educate you about our products, process, and promotions.
    7) We have a solid 12-year track record for our turnkey proc…
  • Foothill Ranch, CA
    Established 2012
    Advanced Installer
    At SYNRG Solar, we offer what others don't. The most COMPLETE and reliable solar systems in America with customer service to match! All components (solar panels, inverters, racking system, monitoring hardware/software) are manufactured, installed, serviced, and warrantied by ONE company.

    Our manufacture trained and certified technicians are background checked and put through extensive training to ensure your system and home are in the BEST of hands. Operating this way guarantees there will be …
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    Advanced Installer

    Screened & Verified

    At SYNRG Solar, we offer what others don't. The most COMPLETE and reliable solar systems in America with customer service to match! All components (solar panels, inverters, racking system, monitoring hardware/software) are manufactured, installed, serviced, and warrantied by ONE company.

    Our manufacture trained and certified technicians are background checked and put through extensive training to ensure your system and home are in the BEST of hands. Operating this way guarantees there will be …
  • Temecula, CA
    Established 2016
    Approved Installer
    Our solar company has provided 5 years of quality installations in the solar industry with a combined experience of over 50 years! We provide quality workmanship, using premium equipment at a very competitive price. We also provide a pre-installation assessment of your home at no additional cost! Our family owned business goes above and beyond to provide a smooth process for our customers.
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    Approved Installer

    Screened & Verified

    Our solar company has provided 5 years of quality installations in the solar industry with a combined experience of over 50 years! We provide quality workmanship, using premium equipment at a very competitive price. We also provide a pre-installation assessment of your home at no additional cost! Our family owned business goes above and beyond to provide a smooth process for our customers.
  • North Hollywood, CA
    Established 2016
    Advanced Installer
    Diamond Solar will design, build and install your solar system in under 60 days. You will have a dedicated project manager who will escort you into being a clean energy home, with you every step of the way!

    Our team has over 25 years of combined solar experience and we pride ourselves on being a company devoted to client satisfaction.

    -Highly rated on Google, Yelp & Angi's List
    -Family Owned & Operated
    -A+ Rating by the Better Business Bureau
    -5 Star Rated Company on S…
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    Advanced Installer

    Screened & Verified

    Diamond Solar will design, build and install your solar system in under 60 days. You will have a dedicated project manager who will escort you into being a clean energy home, with you every step of the way!

    Our team has over 25 years of combined solar experience and we pride ourselves on being a company devoted to client satisfaction.

    -Highly rated on Google, Yelp & Angi's List
    -Family Owned & Operated
    -A+ Rating by the Better Business Bureau
    -5 Star Rated Company on S…
  • San Marcos, CA
    Established 2018
    Approved Installer
    If you are looking for a general contractor in San Diego, Eco Construction & Energy is here to serve you. We serve all areas in San Diego County including Chula Vista, Del Mar, El Cajon, Oceanside, San Marcos, Vista and more. We offer the highest quality products at the most competitive rates for residential and commercial solar panels and more. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation, and a free quote!
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    Approved Installer

    Screened & Verified

    If you are looking for a general contractor in San Diego, Eco Construction & Energy is here to serve you. We serve all areas in San Diego County including Chula Vista, Del Mar, El Cajon, Oceanside, San Marcos, Vista and more. We offer the highest quality products at the most competitive rates for residential and commercial solar panels and more. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation, and a free quote!
  • Santee, CA
    Established 1984
    Approved Installer
    We are a good partner for your solar investment. We have a long history of efficient solar installation and are here to support you in the future. We believe in helping San Diegans to "Own Your Power." With a reliable solar system backed up by responsible service, you will no longer be subject to the power company raising its rates. Enjoy years of power bill savings. Set your thermostat to a comfortable setting. Save on gas with an electric car. Think of what you will do with all the money…
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    Approved Installer

    Screened & Verified

    We are a good partner for your solar investment. We have a long history of efficient solar installation and are here to support you in the future. We believe in helping San Diegans to "Own Your Power." With a reliable solar system backed up by responsible service, you will no longer be subject to the power company raising its rates. Enjoy years of power bill savings. Set your thermostat to a comfortable setting. Save on gas with an electric car. Think of what you will do with all the money…
  • Riverside, CA
    Established 2020
    Approved Installer
    Nothing is more pleasant then meeting the perfect contractor for your home. SunFire Construction is on a mission to change the world with renewable energy and providing homeowners with the source to independent power for their homes.
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    Nothing is more pleasant then meeting the perfect contractor for your home. SunFire Construction is on a mission to change the world with renewable energy and providing homeowners with the source to independent power for their homes.
  • Santa Monica, CA
    Approved Installer
    Swell Energy is a single source for homeowners throughout California for complete home energy solutions including installation of solar and battery backup energy storage, plus participation in Virtual Power Plant Programs that provide additional customer savings and help take pressure off the electric grid. As an energy management and smart grid solutions provider, Swell Energy is creating a greater grid for the greater good by accelerating the mass adoption of distributed clean energy technologies and by …
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    Screened & Verified

    Swell Energy is a single source for homeowners throughout California for complete home energy solutions including installation of solar and battery backup energy storage, plus participation in Virtual Power Plant Programs that provide additional customer savings and help take pressure off the electric grid. As an energy management and smart grid solutions provider, Swell Energy is creating a greater grid for the greater good by accelerating the mass adoption of distributed clean energy technologies and by …
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Established 2021
    Elite Installer
    Blue World Solar offers premium SunPower products with a robust selection of financing options. SunPower's industry leading warranty covers your panels, microinverters, racking system, and power production for 25 years. Additionally, your monitoring system will be covered for 10 years. We strive to create a friction free experience so that you can relax and know that your entire system is covered by one company.
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    Screened & Verified

    Blue World Solar offers premium SunPower products with a robust selection of financing options. SunPower's industry leading warranty covers your panels, microinverters, racking system, and power production for 25 years. Additionally, your monitoring system will be covered for 10 years. We strive to create a friction free experience so that you can relax and know that your entire system is covered by one company.
  • San Jose, CA
    Established 2010
    Advanced Installer
    We are Soleeva Energy. The bay area's favorite solar technology and installation company which has disrupted the entire solar market. Soleeva has powerful, highly rated and US-Made solar panels with self-cleaning and self-cooling technology. Our warranty is 30 years and our production warranty is from 15-25 years. We offer panels at very competitive prices. We are a one-stop-shop for all solar needs. Roofing, EV chargers, batteries, electrical panel upgrades etc. you name it, we have an expert for it…
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    Advanced Installer

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    We are Soleeva Energy. The bay area's favorite solar technology and installation company which has disrupted the entire solar market. Soleeva has powerful, highly rated and US-Made solar panels with self-cleaning and self-cooling technology. Our warranty is 30 years and our production warranty is from 15-25 years. We offer panels at very competitive prices. We are a one-stop-shop for all solar needs. Roofing, EV chargers, batteries, electrical panel upgrades etc. you name it, we have an expert for it…
  • Orangevale, CA
    Approved Installer
    Produce your own clean energy to take control of your energy cost, lower your bill and save the environment
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    Produce your own clean energy to take control of your energy cost, lower your bill and save the environment
  • San Jose, CA
    Established 2009
    Approved Installer
    Providing the most competitive SunPower Solar + Storage Solutions in California.
    Highest Solar Panel Efficiency in the entire industry.
    25-Year Product Warranty by SunPower.
    25-Year Performance Guarantee (92% in year 25) by SunPower.
    25-Year Labor Warranty by SunPower.
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    Approved Installer

    Screened & Verified

    Providing the most competitive SunPower Solar + Storage Solutions in California.
    Highest Solar Panel Efficiency in the entire industry.
    25-Year Product Warranty by SunPower.
    25-Year Performance Guarantee (92% in year 25) by SunPower.
    25-Year Labor Warranty by SunPower.
  • Irvine, CA
    Approved Installer
    We're been in the industry since 2010, to keep it short we know what we're doing. We keep it simple and straightforward for everyone involved. Our core principal belief: Do what you say, say what you do.

    We work on fixed, transparent terms statewide. We have pre-negotiated rates on inventory that we tirelessly work on with top manufacturers. This effort results in savings that are passed down to consumers.
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    Screened & Verified

    We're been in the industry since 2010, to keep it short we know what we're doing. We keep it simple and straightforward for everyone involved. Our core principal belief: Do what you say, say what you do.

    We work on fixed, transparent terms statewide. We have pre-negotiated rates on inventory that we tirelessly work on with top manufacturers. This effort results in savings that are passed down to consumers.
  • San Diego, CA
    Established 2011
    Approved Installer
    Our Inside Sales Department makes it easy for homeowners to obtain a quote without any pressure, avoiding those face to face meetings when you are asked to sign on the spot. The company’s unique ability to quote, design, install, and finance all under one roof – have helped the renewable energy leader achieve more than 11,000 installations since opening its doors in 2008.

    Our simple process

    YOUR FREE CONSULTATION:
    Take advantage of a free consultation with our solar experts. We begin …
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    Approved Installer

    Screened & Verified

    Our Inside Sales Department makes it easy for homeowners to obtain a quote without any pressure, avoiding those face to face meetings when you are asked to sign on the spot. The company’s unique ability to quote, design, install, and finance all under one roof – have helped the renewable energy leader achieve more than 11,000 installations since opening its doors in 2008.

    Our simple process

    YOUR FREE CONSULTATION:
    Take advantage of a free consultation with our solar experts. We begin …
  • Santa Fe Springs, CA
    Established 2017
    This installer is NOT accepting new customers at this time.

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    This installer is NOT accepting new customers at this time.
  • Multi-state
    Established 2014
    Approved Installer
    - Local expertise, backed by a national brand.
    - In-house team handles everything from consulting, design, installation and after sales service.
    - We offer competitive pricing on the most efficient, durable and safe systems available in the market.
    - Industry leading 25-year complete system warranty.
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    - Local expertise, backed by a national brand.
    - In-house team handles everything from consulting, design, installation and after sales service.
    - We offer competitive pricing on the most efficient, durable and safe systems available in the market.
    - Industry leading 25-year complete system warranty.

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How we determine the best solar companies in Julian, CA

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

What does it mean to be “pre-screened”? We evaluate every solar panel company 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, and if you’re also purchasing a solar battery system, they have proven experience with those products too.

By doing the legwork for you, EnergySage makes it easy to find reputable solar installation companies in Julian, 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 free quotes from reputable installers in your area by creating an account on the EnergySage Marketplace today.

As of January 2023, the average solar panel cost in Julian is $2.83/W. Given a solar panel system size of 5 kilowatts (kW), an average solar installation in Julian ranges in cost from $12,028 to $16,272, with the average gross price for solar in Julian coming in at $14,150. After accounting for the 30% federal solar tax credit and other state and local solar incentives, the net price you'll pay for solar can fall by thousands of dollars, and with options like a solar loan, solar lease, or power purchase agreement (PPA), you can find the right payment setup for your personal needs.

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

There are 31 solar companies in Julian on the EnergySage Marketplace.
On average, solar shoppers in Julian save $63,092 over the course of 20 years that they would have paid to their utility company. Shoppers who connect with a solar provider in Julian on the EnergySage Marketplace have a solar payback period of 4.05 years - this means that after this period of time, cumulative electric bill savings pass the upfront cost of the solar power system.
According to a study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), solar quotes from national installers are about 10 percent higher, on average, compared to those provided by local installers. However, if you decide a national installer is the best choice for your home solar panel installation, here are some of the biggest companies to consider: SunPower, Sunrun, Tesla, Trinity Solar, ADT Solar (formerly Sunpro), and Momentum Solar.