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Sunlight Solar Energy

The original Bend, Oregon solar company. We have over 30 years of local solar installation experience. We design and install residential, small commercial and large commercial "PV" systems.

Our team of experts and energy enthusiasts are devoted to producing the most efficient and eco-friendly systems in the industry. From planning to power-on, we assure that our clients receive the best service and education surrounding their new panels.

We’re excited about the future of energy here at Sunlight Solar, and we look forward to standing by your side when you take the next step toward renewable energy.
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We provide professionally designed systems and installations, complete with excellent communication, timely follow-up, and outstanding customer service.

We help you take advantage of the best incentives, rebates, and tax credits available in your state. We pride ourselves in our turn-key installations that include all permits, applications, and incentive paperwork for your ease and convenience.

Sign up for a free site evaluation and learn how much you can save with solar. Sunlight Solar Energy has partnered with financing partners to offer products designed to suit your needs including $0-down financing programs. Find out why Sunlight Solar is one of the leading design and installation contractors in the US. With an unparalleled level of service, Sunlight Solar makes going solar simple.
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Bend, OR: (541)322-1910
Reasons Why You Should Work With Us
  1. We know Central Oregon. 2023 The Source Readers Best of Central Oregon. We are a Local company with decades of experience and hundreds of happy customers. We work with CO Habitat for Humanity and RootedHomes for sustainable homes.

  2. Your installers are in-house Oregon Licensed Journeyman Electricians, Oregon licensed 'solar' electricians and trained roofers.. All work is done in house, no sub-contractors.

  3. We are here at the installation and many years after. We continually service other systems from contractors that have come and gone.

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First and best* solar company in Central Oregon. As rated by the Source Weekly 2023 Reader Poll.

Design, service and installation of solar electric grid tied systems.

Services Offered

  • Installation
  • Solar Repair & Maintenance

We are lucky to have many long term employees that care about solar and our customers. We have Oregon licensed Journeymen Electricians and Solar Electricians. Roof workers. Our Construction Coordinator will keep you informed. We use in-house and fully trained employees for your installation.

Associated financing companies

  • Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union

Workmanship Warranty

Sunlight Solar offers a 10 year labor warranty.


All Required Licenses in the State of Oregon and Bend, Oregon


Fully insured.


NABCEP, Oregon Journyeman Electricians licenses and Oregon Limited Renewable Energy Technician licenses (solar electricians).

Industry Certifications

  • North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners
  • Solar Energy Industries Association

Manufacturer Certifications

  • Certified Installer
  • Certified Solar Professional
  • Gold Installer
  • Sungage Financial Certified Partner

What Customers Are Saying

37 reviews
Average Rating 37 review(s)
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Solar and battery

We first spoke with about a solar energy system several months ago. He was clearly very knowledgeable about these systems, very truthful and honest. After several discussions, we selected Paul Israel and his team (including Max Sampsel) to propose on and install our 20 panel solar energy system and the accompanying battery. It was a great decision which we would make again in a heartbeat. During the design please, Paul met with us to make sure he understood any limitations we (or our property) might have and provided us with invaluable advice about panel placement and battery back-up strategies. He coordinated the rebate process between energy funding sources and our wallets. Very much appreciated. He has checked in with us periodically since then. Certainly a value-added person. During the installation itself, Max was very flexible in selecting an install date that could accommodate our needs. He provided invaluable assistance in coordinating the go-live inspections with both the utility and with the rebate providers. During the install, Max was either onsite or available by telephone to make sure the process was streamlined, properly supervised and well-coordinated. And after the install, he made sure everything worked to our satisfaction and that we understood how to use the battery and other monitoring tools effectively. Both Max and Paul are extremely easy to work with and very helpful. I can’t imagine working with a better team.

Posted by donnaweston7339 on Dec 12, 2023
Solar installation

We have bought three solar systems from Sunlight Solar in the last 12 years. We went back to them again because they are true professionals. They are efficient, knowledgeable, and have great customer service.

Posted by kavihahn54 on Dec 08, 2023
Highly Recommend!

Sunlight Solar has installed solar on over 50 of the homes that we build. They are prompt, responsive, and go above and beyond to be helpful. I have enjoyed working directly with every one of their guys, from electricians to system designers.

Posted by gweger on Dec 06, 2023
Long wait for response to request to honor service warranty

System installed in May 2020. Inverter failed in December 2022. Spent all of January calling and emailing every available number for the company with no response whatsoever until I found the contact information of the owner of the company. Once I finally got the number for the owner, I texted him. He contacted enphase to attempt a remote reboot (that didn’t work) but will not provide any information about replacing the inverter or scheduling a maintenance visit. Not a single person that works at the company has answered the phone or responded to a voicemail or email in the past 6 weeks. Very disappointed after an initially decent experience during installation. My hope is that the company will prove me wrong and that the inverter will actually be replaced before the end of February, but I have know way to know due to the lack of communication. Update: A few weeks after the post above, I finally started to receive service and eventually had the defective microinverter replaced. It took multiple follow up calls and messages on my part directly with the company owner. Very disappointed that the rest of the employees dodged calls and messages when some simple customer service would have gone a long way.

Posted by smdiamond7 on Feb 07, 2023
Great in all respects

We used Sunlight Solar Energy to install a 10kW solar and 20kWh battery system in our home in Sudbury, MA. Sunlight Solar helped us pick out REC panels when our first choice (Solaria) wasn't available. They helped us navigate a particularly challenging time with Eversource, who did everything they could to delay our project. Sunlight Solar even got us through a difficult town inspector. All the people at Sunlight Solar Energy were thoughtful, communicative, responsive, hard working and fun to be around. A year after our installation, our sonnen battery had an issue. Sunlight Solar Energy came right out and fixed it. I highly recommend Sunlight Solar Energy if you are considering solar or battery in Massachusetts.

Posted by gregwolf.home on Jun 27, 2022
Happy customer

Things wer smooth throughout the entire process. System is up and running. We had no issues. Sunlight took care of all permitting, helped arrange financing, couldn't have been easier. WIsh I'd done it sooner.

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