Stellar Solar Steps Up Video Advertising

Stellar Solar is stepping up their advertising game.  Recently we produced a series of videos to be aired on Youtube and select San Diego television stations. The ads are aimed at informing the public about the benefits of going solar with Stellar, expressed in a comedic yet educational way.

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We know what you’re thinking, and no, these aren’t your normal run-of-the-mill local ads.  The original idea, conceived by Marketing Director David Boylan, is unique and humorous: the video mimics an NFL press conference.  The audience of the conference, all actual Stellar Solar team members, aggressively question Joe Bowden, our own project manager, about Stellars’ 1.99% financing, 30-day installation guarantee, and winning San Diego’s Best Solar Company for the fourth time in three years.  Joe responds to the questions with conviction and fervor: yes, the rumors are true. His confidence nails down the point that Stellar Solar is the clear choice when it comes to solar power in San Diego.

FullSizeRender[1]Joe Bowden, ready for the conference.


The quality of the commercial also sets it apart from the standard local ad.  With its vibrant video, amazing 3d motion graphics and crisp audio, the ad is in the same league as commercials produced by national advertising agencies.  This dedication to quality reflects our high standard when it comes to its reputation, a philosophy that follows into the day to day operations of the company. 


The ad is going to be run alongside national spots on ESPN, CNN, and Fox News, a move our Vice CEO believes will tap into a whole new solar market: “With its sports theme, we’ll be targeting male homeowners through traditional cable buys and very targeted YouTube pre-roll campaigns. Our 1.99% financing and 30 day installation guarantee provide a very strong call to action because at the end-of-the-day these are all about generating leads.”

The ads can be found here:


Stellar Solar Powers Events for Free

Imagine yourself at a concert, grooving to the tunes of a great band.  The event is a typical outdoor concert fundraiser; with food, drinks, and smiles abound.  Everything seems normal, except you can’t help but notice the giant solar panels that are also present.   Solar energy at a concert?  Is this some kind of dream?

No, it’s not a dream.  Right now, Stellar Solar, San Diego’s Best Solar Company, is offering our Stellar Mobile Solar Station for events and happenings of all kinds.  The best part is, it’s free.  Whatever the event may be, from school events to demo days, The Stellar Solar Mobile Solar Station can provide mobile power that can provide for all or most of your events’ power needs at no cost. Complete with a solar powered racetrack, our Mobile Solar Station provides fascination and entertainment for kids and adults alike.

photo 2The Stellar Mobile Solar Station setup at the Talmadge Block Party.


This past Saturday, October 11, Stellar Solar used its Stellar Mobile Station to power the stage at the Talmadge block party, a large event in the neighborhood of Talmadge put on to bring the community together.  This event provides an example of how The Stellar Mobile Station can be put to good use; to help save the community money, and reduce the impact of powering such events on the environment.

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Some of the tents powered by the Stellar Mobile Solar Station.

If you would like more information about how you can power your next event using The Stellar Mobile Solar Station, give us a call at 866-787-6527.


Stellar Solar Wins San Diego’s Best Solar Company 2014

I am pleased to announce that for the third time in
four years, Stellar Solar has won San Diego’s Best of Award for Best
Solar Company in San Diego for 2014.  I am thrilled to win this year
as it proves that our previous results, winning in 2011, coming in a
close second in 2012, and winning again in 2013 were not flukes, and
that we are consistent in the way we do business.

Since we started in 1998, we at Stellar Solar have worked to provide
the best experience possible for our customers switching to solar.
Our no-pressure, no-gimmick, educational approach has been key to our
success, as our only tactic is to show customers how solar can benefit
them.  Our high rate of referral business shows that our customers not
only are satisfied with our work, but also with the way we do business
and trust us enough to recommend to their friends.  Customer opinions
of our company are also well represented online, with our industry
leading 5-star Yelp reviews, our A+ with the Better Business Bureau,
and positive feedback on Angie’s List.

We also offer a variety of financing options that set us apart from
the competition.  Our 1.99% 12-year solar financing is putting solar
within the reach of a much wider segment of homeowners, with the
possibility of bills being as low as $100 a month.  Throw in our
30-day installation guarantee, and it’s clear that we take the extra
step to make the solar experience as positive as possible for our

That said I would like to personally thank everyone that voted to make
us San Diego’s best Solar Company in 2014, and hope to continue to
uphold this reputation in the years to come.

Thanks again San Diego,

Kent Harle


Stellar Solar Powering Harley Davidson Project LiveWire

Our Mobile Solar Station will be powering the festivities around this historic event being held July 24-26 at San Diego Harley-Davidson’s new Morena Boulevard location

Stellar Solar is teaming up with San Diego Harley-Davidson to present the first-of-its-kind Project LiveWire Experience making its way across America offering test rides and engaging displays to the public. Harley-Davidson recently revealed Project LiveWire – the first Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle.

In keeping with the company’s customer-led product development approach, consumers across the country will be able to ride and provide feedback on the bike, helping to shape the future of Harley-Davidson’s first-ever electric motorcycle. While not for sale, Project LiveWire is specifically designed for the purpose of getting insight into rider expectations of an electric Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Even those who don’t ride are welcome to participate through the unique Jumpstart simulator that provides an experience very close to the real thing. Project LiveWire will be at the Morena Boulevard location Thursday, July 24 through Saturday, July 26. The main event is Saturday, July 26 from 12 – 4pm. All three days will feature complimentary solar powered food and beverages from the Stellar Solar Mobile Solar Station.

Stellar Solar is connected with San Diego Harley-Davidson through General Manager Ty Miller who had a Stellar Solar system installed on his home. Kent Harle, CEO of Stellar Solar is and avid motorcycle enthusiast who owns a vintage Harley-Davidson and was thrilled by news of the event.

Stellar CEO Kent Harle on the Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire e Motorcycle

Stellar CEO Kent Harle on the Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire e Motorcycle


White House Installs Solar Panels

The White House recently installed a 6.3 kW American-made solar energy system on its roof. The Obama administration is aiming to push solar energy and energy efficiency and is increasing billions of investment in energy efficiency for federal buildings. Watch the video below and read more here.

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Stellar Solar Mobile Solar Station Powering Construction at Encinitas Community Garden

The 2kW Stellar Solar Mobile Solar Station is powering all of the electric tools being used to build garden beds at the new Encinitas Community Garden located at 499 Quail Gardens Drive. Residents are invited to experience the joy of gardening by leasing a plot. Please check the website at to get on the waiting list to get a plot. Passionate Encinitas gardeners are also needed to volunteer! Please email to get involved.

The Encinitas Community Garden, a 501(c)3 non-profit, is run by a volunteer group of passionate citizens dedicated to organic gardening, promoting land stewardship, horticultural education and strengthening community bonds through outreach to local residents and organizations.

The Stellar Solar Mobile Solar Station is available for free to power events, fundraisers, concerts and more.

Powering the construction of the Encinitas Community Garden

Powering the construction of the Encinitas Community Garden





At work powering the building of a community garden.

At work powering the building of a community garden.

In action at the community garden.

In action at the community garden.


Enjoy a Complimentary Dinner at our Celebration of Solar Open House

Celebration of Solar

Celebration of SolarStellar Solar would like to invite you to our annual Celebration of Solar Dinner & Open House. Current customers or home and business owners curious about solar or electric vehicles…everyone is welcome, and dinner is on us!
Details below.
RSVP here

Thursday, April 24, 2014
5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Stellar Solar Showroom

4730 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92117
Next to SDG&E’s Energy Innovation Center

Complimentary Italian dinner from Sorrentino’s
Just present a copy of your electric bill

Special guest:
Peder Norby, Chairman, San Diego County Planning Commission

• View and test drive the latest electric vehicles and hybrids
• Enjoy San Diego’s only solar showroom
• County Planning Commissioner Peder Norby will give a short presentation on his zero-net-energy home and his electric vehicles that are powered entirely by the sun
• The team from San Diego’s Best Solar Company on hand to show you the latest options to go solar in a no-pressure environment
• SunEdison representative to answer questions about their 1.99% financing and solar lease
• Lick the Plate on KPRi will be there to talk about your favorite restaurants

Fabulous prizes from Ki’s in Cardiff, That Boy Good BBQ, and Sorrentino’s!

Fabulous prizes from Ki’s in Cardiff, That Boy Good BBQ, and Sorrentino's!


Solar Power As a Higher Power

The First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego has selected Stellar Solar to design and install a 73kW solar system.

Robie Evans, Director of Operations for the church, stated: “Our decision to power our campus with solar was made by the congregation some time ago, and the selection of Stellar Solar was made after meeting with several San Diego solar installers and a lot of research on their history, capabilities, and quality of people on their team.”

“Besides scoring high marks in all of those categories, they were very patient and educated us through this process that stretched out over a year. Along with this being a very smart financial decision for the church, we feel that going solar is an important expression of our spiritual values, which include being good stewards of the planet,”

Stellar Solar will be working with the church to educate the congregation on their home solar potential through workshops and will also make a donation to the church for each system installed on a member’s home. Given that this was a decision made by the congregation as a whole; it makes sense to make it as easy as possible for churchgoers to install solar on their homes. It’s a great time to be doing so with the recent SDG&E rate increase and the very affordable solar financing that is now available.


Stellar Solar Director of Marketing & Business Development David Boylan to Speak at Solar Power International in Chicago October 22, 2013


Stellar Solar is proud to announce Director of Marketing & Business Development David Boylan will be speaking at the solar industry’s largest annual gathering.

His presentation, titled Marketing Residential Solar: How to Create an Integrated, Results Driven, Measurable Mix for Any Size Budget, is based on his nine years of working with solar integrators around the country, including the last three years with Stellar Solar. Attendees will learn how to get the most bang for their residential solar marketing buck and be presented proven solar marketing and public relations techniques along with examples of how to create an integrated, cost effective marketing strategy.

Examples and best practices covering traditional and digital mediums will be presented from regions across the country.  A hard copy takeaway of a sample plan will be given to all attendees. While applicable to all sized solar companies, the presentation is geared towards small to medium size regional solar installers.

With David working with the Stellar Solar executive team, Stellar Solar has become one of the top solar companies in San Diego County. We were voted Best Solar Panel Company by the San Diego Union-Tribune in 2011 and again in 2013 and have accumulated by far, the most 5-star reviews on Yelp of any solar integrator in the region. Along with building the Stellar brand, his efforts have significantly increased leads, site evaluations, and sales each year. His combination of bottom line business sense and creativity has enabled low cost-per-lead, while producing some of the more memorable marketing campaigns in the industry right here in San Diego.

For attendees of the show, you can catch David’s presentation Tuesday, October 22 from 2:30PM – 4:00PM, Room 401A at McCormick Place.


Stellar PV Specialist Elected to San Diego CalSEIA

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Congratulations to our very own Dave Gersz on his election to a second term on the board of the San Diego Chapter of CalSEIA and representing Stellar Solar to the renewable energy industry.

SD CalSEIA’s mission is to promote, nurture, and progress the use of solar energy systems in the San Diego region through cooperative action of the members of the local solar industry. With the solar market in California still in its beginnings, CalSEIA seeks to provide a voice for the solar industry on a local and state-wide level.

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