Stellar Solar

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Updated: 12 September 2023

Installing solar since 1998

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4.85 from 185 Reviews

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Elina Guttmann | San Marcos, California | 09/27/2023

Great experience with Stellar

Great experience working with Stellar Solar. Fast communication and the process was smooth and easy. Their team was on top of SDG&E to ensure our panels were switched on promptly and without delays. Highly recommend if you're on the market for solar panels!

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melissa tooker | San Juan Capistrano, California | 06/09/2023

worst company

I got solar with this company a year ago and now have a huge year end bill. I have tried for 5 months to get them to address the problem as the panels or system must not be working properly but they refuse to do anything or send someone out. they literally do not care. I would never recommend them to anyone. My friends all got solar at the same time with other companies and have no bill at year end and they charge 2 vehicles, run their jacuzzi a lot etc. I don't. There is no reason for this higher bill. they tried to say weather but my friend live in the same neighborhood so that is not it. my bills are higher than when I didn't have solar!

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AndyL | San Diego, California | 09/12/2023

Excellent experience

My experience with Stellar Solar was excellent from the initial consultation to the final installation. The consultant knew all the information regarding the recent NEM 2.0 to 3.0 changes and was able to answer my questions. They provided clear expected timeframes on when the solar would be installed. The work was done as promised and the follow up as been excellent. I went with the company after hearing horrible stories from other solar companies and I was very happy with my choice. If I were to further modify or purchase solar again I would definitely use Stellar Solar.

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JB | Chula Vista, California | 09/11/2023

Would totally recommend Stellar Solar. After our initial inquiry, we were provided with different options and ended up going with 12 panels and a Tesla Powerwall battery. Although the entire end-to-end process did take a while (about 4-5 months), the process was smooth and straight-forward, communication was great, and the installation was neat and clean. Everyone we encountered was friendly and easy to work with. They provided everything we needed from HOA approval documents to scheduling our inspection w/SDG&E. Overall, great experience and would definitely recommend.

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Paula Y | San Diego, California | 09/02/2023

Great investment

I've had my solar panels from Stellar Solar for over 2 years and we have not had one issue yet so I am very happy. The initial installation and over process also went very smoothly with great communication throughout every step. It has been a great investment with rising energy pricing. I recommended Stellar Solar to my parents and they have now had their system for over a year and are very satisfied as well (my dad LOVES to look at the app every day to see how much energy was produced).

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dogface1978 | Murrieta, California | 08/30/2023

Stellar Solar is the Best Solar Company there is!

I most highly recommend Stellar Solar! If you are going to go solar, then you should without a doubt go with Stellar Solar! About seven years ago, I decided on the wise move to have solar installed on my house (roof mount). My dad had gone with Stellar Solar a few years earlier (his was a raised ground mount) and my dad told me that I should go with Stellar Solar because they are the best. My dad’s Stellar Solar system is still going strong 11 years out. However, I always want to do my own due diligence. I researched many, many different solar companies and I came to the same conclusion as my dad; Stellar Solar would be the best company to go with. Steller Solar was very responsive, got back to me quickly with all my questions, patiently explained the process to me, efficiently and seamlessly installed my solar system and did it at an extremely competitive price. You won’t find a better solar company than Stellar Solar. Choose them and you will be very happy that you did. They are the best. Both my dad and I worked with Zac Dowell. He is fantastic. He’s friendly, informative, professional and dedicated. You can reach Zac at 619.800.1786 or

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Chris | Chula Vista, California | 08/30/2023

Outstanding Company!

I've been up and running with solar for almost a year now and the system has been working perfectly! Its nice not having to worry about what time of day it is and how much it will cost to use electricity! After researching a bunch of companies and getting a lot of personal recommendations from Friends I went with Stellar Solar. The installation was super quick, and the installation crew was extremely professional.

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Randolph | Solana Beach, California | 08/24/2023

Home owner

I just had Stellar Solar complete two projects including 2 Tesla power wall batteries and then 18 solar panels. I did this several months apart and all is done now. They did an excellent job...super professional ....very neat and clean. All works perfectly and their follow up with my questions was addressed and answered immediately. I highly recommend them for any panel or battery installation .

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WarrenG | San Diego, California | 08/24/2023

Super peace of mind

I want to take this opportunity to thank stellarsolar for the great system they provided me gave us peace of mind through the tropical hurricane that just hit us in SD! My 3 batteries gave me a big piece of mind that if the grid went down, I could continue operations

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TinaValle | San Diego, California | 08/23/2023

So glad I did not wait any longer for solar!

I had 14 solar panels (5.6 kW system)and a Tesla Powerwall+ installed on our home. From start to finish, the process was a breeze. Stellar Solar's team impressed me with their professionalism and efficiency. Their communication was spot-on throughout, ensuring I was informed every step of the way. If you're considering making the switch to solar and want a reliable company that delivers fantastic results, I wholeheartedly recommend getting a quote from Stellar Solar.

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Chris B. | San Diego, California | 08/18/2023

Fantastic Experience

Wow, we are so happy with our recent installation of solar panels. A few months in, our ten panels are generating more than three times as much power as we typically use and we have already saved hundreds of dollars in utility bills. We worked with Stellar Solar and the whole process went really smooth from design to installation and following up to make sure everything was working correctly. We even needed a new roof installed to handle the panels and that was done in a matter of a couple of days. Couldn’t be happier than to work with Stellar and we definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking into solar right now.

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FishFly Explorer | San Juan Capistrano, California | 08/16/2023

Stellar Solar The Best Hands Down

I cannot say enough about how excellent Stellar Solar is. The entire process from start with Peter Kennelly to the inspections and finally the install crew was methodical, thorough, and miles ahead of their competitors. The install crew were absolutely great. Professional and experts at their craft. The cost very competitive but the value of the product and experience priceless. Right after we bought our home we had solar installed by a different company. Unfortunately the first vendor did under built to our needed capacity even after alerting that we would have a pool installed 3-5 years later. Here we are today, 10 months later, pool completed, and post Stellar project. I have been off the grid and continue to over produce by 20%. Stellar came in, built to a capacity I asked, and outperformed. Absolutely wonderful and amazing. I would go no where else. Don’t fall for the “lease” scams. Go with Stellar Solar. Thank you again to Stellar Solar.

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About Stellar Solar

Stellar Solar is San Diego's oldest solar contractor, installing residential and commercial solar in Southern California since 1998. Since then, we've installed over twelve thousand solar panel systems on homes, businesses, non-profits, and faith-based organizations across the region, including high profile customers like The Salk Institute and US Foods. Our reputation as the best solar company in San Diego has been validated by our winning of "Best Solar Company" in a Union Tribune Reader's Poll 7 times in the last 8 years, including in 2020. We are also SunPower Master Certified. SunPower, the world leader in solar panel technology for the last 30 years, chose Stellar Solar to represent their trusted brand in San Diego in November of 2016 based on a stringent evaluation of our installation quality and customer service. Combine SunPower's 30 years of innovation in the solar industry and exceptional 25-year warranty, plus our 20 years installing on homes in Southern California, and you have a solar combination that you can trust and rely on for years to come. Contact us today to claim your energy independence with Stellar Solar.

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California - Oceanside

265 Via Del Monte, Oceanside CA, 92058

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265 Via Del Monte, Oceanside CA, 92058