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Highlight Solar

We are the Bay Area's leading residential and commercial solar panel installation company and energy storage provider. We offer free solar electric site inspection, free solar financial analysis, free solar electric system design and professional solar panels installation - A complete turnkey solution.

We are licensed, bonded and insured.
We are Diamond Certified.
A+ rated with the BBB.
Top rated 5-stars on Yelp and Solar Reviews.
Top 500 contractor in the US by Solar Power World.
Best of San Jose and the Bay Area.

Our professional solar panel installers have an extensive experience and will build your solar electric system and your energy storage to the highest standards - Which make us the preferred energy partner for meeting your residential and commercial solar power needs.

Also, Pool owners can double their swimming season by installing pool solar panels (collectors). It is more dependable, durable and economical than heating pumps and gas heaters - There is no need to replace your existing filtration system.

We carry many financing options too! Highlight Solar is leading all the great financing options today. We have many options to go solar with PACE and no money down
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Highlight Solar have been in the solar industry since 2008. Our mission is to educate the marketplace and supply the highest quality solar products. We provide a turnkey solution to our customers and manage the solar project from beginning to end.

We are the fastest growing solar installation company in San Jose and Northern California. We offer:
- The longest full solar warranty workmanship - 20 years
- The longest solar production guarantee - 20 years
- The only solar installation company that is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) & a member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).
- We buy directly from the manufacturer saving the consumer money
- We have partnered with local public schools in California to support Educational Funds.
- We are a member of the BBB with A+ Rating
- Bay Area residents voted us 5-Star Solar Installer on Yelp & Solar Reviews.
- We are a Sunpower dealer
- We are top rated in:
A) Microinverter & SolarEdge installations
B) In San Jose
C) In Santa Clara county
D) In San Mateo county
E) In Alameda county
F) Fastest installation from signed contract to interconnection
Year Established
2010
Phone Number
8669269997

Every installer in the Marketplace has passed our key screening criteria and are approved to participate. For this reason, we’ve labeled the first tier in our rating system, the foundation for all of our installers, “EnergySage Approved”

Services Offered

  • Installation
  • Financing
  • Electrical Contracting
  • Solar Repair & Maintenance
  • Community Solar

Workmanship Warranty

20 years workmanship warranty on most roofs
20 years production guarantee
Our workmanship warranty covers parts and labor but does not exceed manufacturer warranty.

Licenses

Solar Contractor - C46

Insurance

General Liability Insurance - $2M
Workers Compensation
Bonded
Commercial Vehicle Insurance

Certifications

Electric Engineering, Diamond Certified, Association of Energy Engineers, Top Solar Contractor

Industry Certifications

  • The American Solar Energy Society
  • Better Business Bureau
  • North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners
  • SunPower Authorized Dealer

Manufacturer Certifications

  • Authorized Installer
  • Certified Partner

What Customers Are Saying

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Good experience with this company!

I've received quote for a 2.5kW system from two big solar companies and two local companies. At first, I opted for one of the big companies since they were the cheapest and since they have been in business for a long time. I read that they had bad customer service but decided to ignore those comments and boy was I disappointed with the communication. After two months, I contacted Highlight and they quickly picked up on our last conversation and started the process right away. It took about 1-1.5 months from the contract signing to net metering approval. The process has kinks since I need to have my panel replaced but Dean sorted it out easily. The whole team deserve kudos as well. I will recommend this company to my friends. I hope they stay long in business.

Posted by ibanez.troy.e on Jun 14, 2018
BEST OF THE BEST

Get all the quotes you need. I did. Lots of them. It was a nightmare. I called highlight when Diamond Certified cameo out. This is the best place but see for yourself. Best Quality. Best Service. Best Value. Installers were awesome. Salesman was AWESOME. Owner is AWESOME.

Posted by almmj on Apr 25, 2018
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Highlight Solar is the full package. From the very beginning of our search for a solar company to install a system on our home, HS was by far the best and easiest to work with. They presented their system and gave us the time to make the decision. They were never pushy and always available to answer our many questions. We wanted a system that gave us maximum power generation but didn’t want the front of our house covered in panels. HS designed the perfect system for our home. Once we signed up with them the installation began within a couple of weeks. The installation went smooth and with no surprises. I highly recommend Highlight Solar.

Posted by marceamb on Mar 28, 2018
Best of the Best

Our desire was to install as large a rooftop solar system as we could without any panels visible from the street. We received bids from four solar companies including Highlight Solar. The Highlight Solar bid had several things going for it: 1) it was the only company where a representative came to our house to take measurements to provide a definitive bid -- the other three companies wanted us to put down a deposit first before they would measure our house and lay out the system, 2) it was able to fit more panels that the other three companies would commit to, 3) it proposed the earliest project start and shortest installation time span, 4) it had the lowest bid, and 5) it is a diamond certified company. We agreed to purchase a 9.1 KW system with 32 panels from Highlight Solar. Once we signed the contract, the panels and inverters were delivered within a week. Installation began four days later, and was completed in three days. Final inspection was completed on the first visit two weeks later (would have been one week, but it was delayed because we were out of town). Three days after the inspection, PG&E approved our Net Energy Metering (NEM) application. The whole process took one month, which was half the time any of the other companies would commit to. Dean and his folks were a pleasure to work with during the whole project. In addition to the solar installation itself, they handled all aspects of the city permitting and NEM application process with PG&E. We were very happy with the entire experience, and would recommend Highlight Solar to anybody considering the addition of a rooftop solar system to their home.

Posted by rbback on Mar 26, 2018
Excellent Process Start to Finish

Highlight Solar just completed installation of a 6kW system on our house and did a fantastic job. Everything from the initial quote to installation to the final permits was handled very professionally. Communication was frequent and superb, including fast responses to any questions I had along the way. We faced a bit of a permit issue toward the end, due to a legacy non-permitted sub-panel previously installed, but Highlight took care of that as well by modifying the solar permit and addressing the sub-panel as requested by the City. The fact that they went above and beyond the call of duty really impressed me. And, their prices were very competitive, so it was a true win-win!

Posted by jdbusch1 on Feb 11, 2018
Excellent installation at a very reasonable price

Highlight Solar did an excellent job installing our solar power system and at a very reasonable price. The final cost to us (after the 30% federal rebate) was just under $5000 for a system rated at just under 2 kW. I also have to give kudos to Highlight Solar for doing a nice job even with a bunch of tricky elements that we had. First of all we don't use a huge amount of electricity in the first place and many of the companies won't even install a system for you unless you are using a lot of electricity. Plus we have some shading from a tree in our neighbor's yard and our existing main circuit breaker panel was mostly filled out. Highlight Solar was able to add a subpanel so that we now have lots of expansion capability in addition to the solar power system and the cost for that was about 1/5 of what it would take to put in a bigger main circuit breaker panel. They also did the installation faster than originally estimated, 4 1/2 weeks from signing the contract to having the installation finished. As other reviewers have mentioned everyone on the team was experienced at doing solar installations. I talked the most with Doug, who has 10 years of experience with solar and is probably the best contractor that I've ever had do work on our house. Besides having lots of detailed knowledge about all aspects of the installation he was happy to spend time explaining things and answering any questions.

Posted by energysage on Dec 21, 2017
    • Residential
    • Solar PV
    • 7 kW
    AJ Alhait

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