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Solare Energy

Experienced Contractor
Established in 1989, Solare Energy is one of the largest installers of solar energy systems in San Diego County. We have unmatched contracting experience in the design and installation of solar panel solutions such as photovoltaics (PV), battery systems, solar water heating, solar pool heating, as well as energy efficiency systems.

Customer Focused
Customer satisfaction is our highest priority – and it shows. Over half of our new customers are referred to us by previous clients, and we are one of few solar installers in San Diego that provide a list of over 50 recent installation references, allowing you to hear it directly from our satisfied clients.

Best Value
Solare Energy’s competitively priced and custom-tailored solutions provide access to 10+ financing options and the best equipment available, along with personalized energy consumption and utility rate structure analysis. Having all the options allows us to help you maximize value by selecting the right equipment and the right financing for your personal situation.

Full Service Provider
We do not subcontract projects. Our in-house certified energy analysts assess the customer’s energy needs and design a customized solution, while our highly experienced crews perform the installation of the solar panels and energy efficiency systems throughout San Diego County.

Knowledgeable Staff
Through the merger of Van’s Electric (solar installation) and Economics Energy Consultants (energy auditing), we developed San Diego’s premier integrated energy solutions provider, combining solar panel installation with energy consultations to give our customers maximum energy and economic benefits.

Guildmaster Award Winner
We provide the best service and best value possible to our customers – every time. We are a proud proud recipient of the 2015 Guildmaster Award for Service Excellence from GuildQuality, a nationwide third party organization that surveys our customers and provides their feedback to potential customers. Take a look and see what separates us from our competitors.
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Solare Energy was established via the merger of Van’s Electric (a San Diego electrical contracting and solar company) and Economics Energy Consultants (an energy auditing firm). By combining the capabilities of both legacy firms, Solare Energy offers its customers integrated energy solutions that combine solar with battery systems and various energy efficiency measures, that are customized to each particular client’s energy needs to provide the best energy savings possible. Solare Energy’s offerings are unique and unmatched in San Diego County, with in-depth energy consumption and rate structure analysis that surpasses other solar companies.
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Services Offered

  • Installation
  • Financing
  • Solar Repair & Maintenance

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Workmanship Warranty

25 year workmanship warranty


Solare Energy is a B (General) and C-10 (Electrical) licensed contractor. Here is our license and certification information: • B, C-10 Contractor License 941109 • Seller’s License SR FH 101-317112 • Business License B2009033920 • NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer Certificate 031310-232 • BPI Certification Building Analyst Professionals • CHEERS Certification CCN80829212 • Energy Star Registration Solare Energy • Certified Energy Manager (Green).


Our VP of Installations is a certified PV installer by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). Our energy specialists are Building Analyst Professionals certified by the Building Performance Institute and HERS auditors certified by the CHEERS program.

Industry Certifications

Manufacturer Certifications

  • Authorized Solar Installer
  • Certified Dealer
  • Certified Solar Professional
  • SolarEdge Preferred

What Customers Are Saying

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A pretty system that never works.

We have had our system for going on 3 years now and it is January 2020. In that time, it has been fully operational maybe half of the time. When being sold the system we were promised that we would get automatic email notifications any time there was an issue. This was useful initially but those notifications have not worked since March 2018. Every time I bring up this issue they tell me to monitor the app better and check my spam folder but the issue is still unresolved. In 2019 due to poor monitoring capabilities and constant issues, the SolarEdge app shows we produced energy for about 1.5 months for the entire year. As I write this, we have not produced energy since July 2019 and are waiting for another RMA. If you do choose them, do not expect to receive any of the monitoring notifications they promise, you will be on your own to monitor it daily so you can get the long service processes started as quickly as possible. We have incurred thousands of dollars in electric bills while waiting for issues to be resolved. The biggest positive I can say is that the workmanship appeared to be of good quality and done in a professional manner. Now if only it would work and the rest of the promises would be fulfilled...

Posted by lincolnrose1 on Jan 08, 2020
not the cheapest but the BEST!!

I am a picky shopper and after reviewing all the different bids and equipment options I met with 3 of the top choices and Solare Energy really stood out. I also Googled them and read their reviews on other sites like Yelp, BBB, and Google... They not only didn't raise their prices after the site visit, they also clearly had the most technical knowledge and no pressure sales experience. I also added a Tesla Powerwall because SDGE has new rates and there is a state rebate:) They were not the cheapest of all the oinstallers, but after review and sales experieiince they were the best! Good luck goiing solar:) !!

Posted by wmstorbeck on Feb 06, 2018
Great company, very professional

All employees were very professional, from the sales guy John, to the office people, to the install crew. System works great. Happy I went with Solare.

Posted by lflores on Dec 20, 2016
    • Single-Family Residence
    • Solar PV
    • 6.3 kW
    Fota Solar



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