• How Many Solar Companies are in San Diego?

    It's no mystery that San Diego is one of the biggest solar markets in the US, and even the world.  2015 ushered in a solar gold rush period in the area, as Net Metering 1.0 was being phased out, which created demand that was unforseen in the industry.  Before that year, there were less than 100 companies in the area, but once the rush hit, more contractors saw how much money was being thrown around, and as a result the number of companies in the area more than doubled. 

    There are so many companies now that it's hard to get a grip on how many ACTUALLY exist in the area.  In an effort to get a real idea, we combed through Yelp, Solar Reviews, and Home Advisor to try to get an accurate number of how many exist in the area today.  Through our research we found that in San Diego alone there are a total of 385 companies.  Note that these are companies that service the San Diego area, not ones that are necessarily located in the area.  Also note that many of these do some other service along with solar, like roofing or A/C.  
    In full transparency, here is a complete list of San Diego solar companies, all 386 of them, alphabetized.

    List of Solar Companies in San Diego

    180 Solar Power
    360 Energy
    3fficient Energy
    4 Sons Solar
    A Plus Quality Construction Inc
    A V L Roofing
    A1 Solar
    Ablaze Energy
    Able Electric
    Action Solar
    Adroit Energy, Inc.
    Affordable Solar Solutions
    Airmaxx Solar
    ALIVE Solar
    All American Design
    All Seasons General Contracting
    All Star Solar USA
    Alliance Energy & Mechanical INC
    Allied Energy Inc.
    Alltech Solar
    Alpha Solar
    Alvarez Solar Builders
    Ambassador Energy
    Ambassador Solar Energy
    AMC Plumbing
    American Solar Direct
    American Solar Fund
    American Vision Solar - Semper Solaris
    American West Construction
    American Solar Solution
    Americas Solar Company
    Amp Solar Electric
    Andler Building Co.
    Apollo 3 Energy
    API Electric
    Asgard Energy
    ASI Heating Air & Solar
    Atech Solar Construction
    Atlas Clean Energy
    Atlas Project Support
    Baker Electric Solar
    Barnes Solar
    Beachside Electric Inc
    BedRock Solar
    Belmont Energy
    BESolar, Inc.
    Best Solar Panels
    BMC Solar
    Bright Star Energy
    Briko Mechanical
    Brite Energy
    Brooks Technical Electrical
    Built Green California, Inc.
    Burmax Energy
    Butler Sun Solutions, Inc.
    C39 Roofing
    CalGreen Homes
    California Coast Builders
    California Power Solutions
    California Premier Solar Construction
    California Solar Concepts
    California Solar Systems, Inc.
    California Solar Thermal
    California Solar Program
    CalState Solar, Inc.
    Carbon Lighthouse
    Carlsbad Solar
    Cenergy Power
    CHRT Energy Solutions
    Clayco Electric Solar
    CleanTech Energy Solutions, Inc.
    Clear Vision Solar, Inc.
    CM Solar Electric
    Coast Energy Solution
    Coastal Home Improvement, Inc.
    Coastal Solar & Home Improvement
    Complete Solar
    Contractors Electrical Service
    Cosmic Solar
    Countywide Mechanical Systems
    Curley’s Home Services
    Current Solar Contracting
    Curtiss Energy Group
    Custom Solar
    Dave Steele - East County SolarGuy
    Delta Solar Electric
    Devert Energy
    Dils Roofing
    Direct Electric Company
    Distinctive Home Improvements, Inc.
    Dorgan's Remodeling
    Dr. Homes
    Due Brothers Construction / Solar
    E Z Solar Electric, Inc.
    Eco Friendly Remodeling
    Eco Wright Remodeling
    EcoForce Solutions
    Electric Green, Inc.
    Electric Lee
    Elite Remodeling & Design, Inc.
    Empowered Energy Solutions
    Energy Builders, inc
    Energy Partners In California
    Energy Remodeling
    Energy Savers California Inc.
    Energy Service Partners, Inc.
    Energy Star Solutions
    Enver Solar
    Eva Green Power
    Evolution Electric & Solar
    Exclusive Solar Systems
    EZ Solar Electric Inc
    Far West Electric
    Future Energy Savers
    GCE Solar
    GCI Solar
    Gemmell Energy
    Gene McCormick Construction
    Generation 819
    Genesis California
    GET Solar
    Global X, Ltd.
    GMG Power
    Golden West Energy
    GR8 Energy
    Green Energy EPC
    Green Homes Solar
    Green Living
    Green NRG
    Green Solar Electric Solutions
    Green Stream Solar
    Guthrie & Sons Heating, Air &Solar
    Haenggi Home Services, Inc.
    Hammer Mechanical
    Hans Energy Systems
    Hi -Tech Solar
    Home Energy Systems
    Home Improvement Projects Inc
    Homegrown Energy Solutions
    Horizon Solar Power
    iDemand Energy Storage
    Incentive Solar
    Increase Clean Energy
    Independent Energy Solutions (IES)
    Infinity Energy
    Innovative Electric Solar
    Innovative Home Energy Solutions
    Installation Services of San Diego, Inc
    iSpot Solar
    Jamar Power Systems
    JBS Energy Solutions
    JDS Power
    JJM Solar
    Keegan Electric
    Kevin Burt Electric
    King Mahdi Builders, Inc.
    KND Energy Solutions
    Kramer Energy & Construction
    La Mesa Heating, Air Conditioning, Solar & Remodeling
    LA Solar Group
    Lakes Solar
    Lamb Energy
    Lee Limperis Construction
    Left Coast Solar Systems
    LGCY Power - San Diego
    Maedl Solar, Inc.
    Mark Naylor Solar Specialists
    Mauzy Heating, Air & Solar
    Maxwell Remodeling
    MEE-Solutions Inc
    Mike Berg Solar
    Miles Electric
    Milholland Solar, Electric & Roofing
    Mission Energy Solutions
    Mission Solar Electric
    Mission Valley Roofing, Inc.
    My Smart House
    Natural Energy
    Navajo Solar
    Neutility, LLC
    New Cheap Solar Panels
    New Day Solar
    New Leaf Electric
    Next Level Solar
    Nolanco Roofing
    North County Solar
    Now Go Solar
    OC Solar Panels
    OFFGrid Systems, Inc.
    OneRoof Energy
    Online Clean Energy
    Orange County Solar Installation
    Pacific Pro Solar
    Pacific Sun Technologies
    Pacific Tool Company
    Pacific Solar Power
    Palomar Solar
    Parkllan Electric Company
    Patriot Roofing and Solar
    Peak Power Solutions
    Performance Solar
    Perk Solar
    Perkett Solar
    PetersenDean Roofing & Solar - San Diego
    Phazer Solar
    PHNX Power
    Photon Solar Power
    Picture Perfect Windows & Doors
    Picture Perfect Solar
    Pierro Construction
    Planet Earth Solar LLC
    Plumbing Service Escondido
    Precis Solar
    Precision Solar
    Preman Roofing
    Premier Solar Solutions
    Prism Electric
    Professional Roofing Services
    Progressive Energy Solutions, Inc.
    Project Eco
    ProQuality Contracting Inc.
    PT Solar Energy
    Pure Energy Solar
    Pure PWR Pools
    Pure Solar Power
    Quality Electric Restoration
    Quality Home Renovators
    Raceway Electric
    Rader Electric, Inc
    Rancho Solar
    Raneri and Long Roofing & Solar
    RC Energy Solutions
    Reliant Home Solutions
    REPOWER by Solar Universe (San Marcos, CA)
    REPOWER SDS Roofing
    Rescue Rooter - San Diego
    Restart Solar
    Revco Solar
    RGS Energy
    Rocky Mountain Renewable Energy
    Rogue Energy Company
    Roof and Solar Experts
    Rooftop Solar, Inc.
    Rooftop Solar
    RSI Roofing & Solar
    San Diego County Solar
    San Diego Electric Company
    San Diego Energy Solutions
    San Diego Roofing
    San Diego Solar Broker
    San Diego Solar
    San Diego Solar Install
    San Diego Solar Panels
    San Diego Solar Pros
    Saxon Electric
    Secure Roofing and Solar
    Semper Solaris
    Sequoia Roofing
    Simms Solar Electric, Inc.
    Smart Energy Solar
    Smart Solar Construction of Southern California
    Smith Electrical Contractors
    So Cal Energy Assistance Program
    So Cal Home Remodeling
    SoCal Solar Brokers
    Solaire Energy Systems
    Solar 360
    Solar Alliance of America
    Solar Ease
    Solar Electric Works
    Solar Guys San Diego
    Solar Horizons Construction
    Solar Renewable Energy
    Solar Service Center, Inc.
    Solar Services of San Diego inc
    Solar Symphony Construction, Inc.
    Solar Universe
    Solar Watt Solutions
    Solar 360
    Solar Alliance
    Solar Electric Design
    Solar Electric Works
    Solar Guys San Diego
    Solar Ninja Systems
    Solar Power San Diego
    Solar Self Install
    Solar Source
    Solar Symphony Construction
    Solar Tec Systems
    Solar Watt Solutions
    Solar West
    Solar Wholesale
    Solare Energy, Inc.
    Solarium Energy
    Solarmax Technology
    Solaryna Energy
    Solex Solar Energy
    SolSource Energy
    Soltech Electric
    Son Energy Inc.
    Southern California Solar Energy
    Southwest Sun Solar
    Southwestern Solar Systems
    SRE Solar
    Star Power
    StratuSun Energy
    Sullivan Solar Power
    Sun Brite Electric
    Sun Coast Remodelers
    Sun Diego Solar Construction
    Sun Energy Son Energy
    Sun X Solar Inc
    Sun X Solar Systems Inc
    SunCal Solar
    Sunchaser Inc
    SunCraft Solar Energy
    Suncrest Solar
    Sunfusion Solar
    Sungenia Solar Solutions
    Sunlife Residential Solar
    Sunlight Systems
    Sunlight Solar
    Sunline Energy Inc.
    Sunpath Power & Electric
    Sunpro Solar
    SunPower by Stellar Solar
    Sunset Pool Company
    SunSolar U.S.
    Sun-tricity Solar Power
    Sunwalk Solar
    SunWave Solar
    SuperGreen Solutions Oceanside
    SWG Solar Energy
    T And M Solar
    T R C Tile And Stone
    Tag Construction Services
    Tarpy Plumbing Heating and Air
    The Solar Panel Experts
    Tibi Home Design
    Tier Drop Solar
    Total Solar Solutions
    TransWorld Solar
    TrapSun Solar
    TRC Electric
    Triple Line Solar
    Underline Energy Concepts
    Unique Solar
    United Plumbing Heating Air Electric
    University City Photons
    Upgrade Electric
    Uptown Solar
    US GREEN Energy Technologies
    Valley Center Solar
    Verengo Solar
    Verza Solar Design
    Vivint Solar
    Watts New Under the Sun, Inc.
    We Care Plumbing Heating Air and Solar
    West Coast Heating Air Conditioning & Solar PV
    West Tech Energy
    Western Solar (CA)
    WindSun Energy Systems
    Wiring Innovations
    Zero Energy
    Zing Solar
    So it's clear that if you are looking to go solar in San Diego, your options are virtually endless.  What you'll find when researching the majority of these companies is that many have little or no reviews on the web.  That is generally an indicator that you do not want to go with them.  Make sure you choose a company that has a ton of reviews across the board, not just on Yelp but on Angie's List, Google+, Solar Reviews, etc.  Don't go with a company just because they are cheap.  In the end, the  hassle of dealing with the reprecussions of a bad company will cost you more.
    We are San Diego's original solar company, founded in 1998 before the other 384 companies in this list.  We've been able to survive through the ups and downs of the solar industry purely through our quailty installations and craftsmanship, which is illustrated by our winning of the San Diego Union Tribune's "Best of" award for best solar company 4 out of the last 5 years.  So all we ask is that, when searching for a solar company, include SunPower by Stellar Solar in your search.  We've been here the longest, and don't plan on going away anytime soon.
  • About the Author

    Michael Powers


    Michael is one of the founding partners of Stellar Solar. In 2001, he helped launch The Home Depot’s national solar energy program which is now offering home solar through hundreds of stores in nearly a dozen states. He is a writer and marketing professional with over 30 years’ experience in the fields of energy, market intelligence and leadership training. He currently serves as treasurer and board member of Global Energy Network Institute (GENI), a San Diego-based non-governmental organization that advocates linking renewable energy resources around the world using electricity transmission.