Stellar Solar

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Updated: 03 June 2023

Installing solar since 1998

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4.85 from 154 Reviews

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Andrew C. | Del Mar, California | 06/04/2023

Stellar Solar, excellent upgrade to a 10 year old system.

I have been a Stellar customer for 10 years, I recently upgraded my original system with extra panels and a Tesla Powerwall +. The installation added six QCell panels in two orientations, the old panels were upgraded with Tesla MCIs and tied into the new inverter. My installation was a bit of a pain as we have the S-Tiles and the roof has many orientations. I did bid the system with 2 others. One was slightly cheaper, but was a somewhat unintelligent suboptimal design. The other was as I asked, but $20K more from the guys who say OORAH, if you catch my drift they seemed shady. Stellar listened to what I wanted, and even accomodated letting me clean the old panels before reinstallation. However, it isn't just price, although their price is fair for project, they will take care of you if there is a problem. In fact I know that they took care of me for several internet connectivity problems on the old system, no charge. Albeit swamped with the changes to NEM2 to 3, they had time to get the details right in the system. I also believe they are more likely to be around to support the system should there be a problem in the future. Also to note the system they installed, including the Tesla Powerwall plus, works well, and is able to shift TOU power, saving me money. These guys are the real deal.

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John | San Diego, California | 05/06/2022

Installed inverter not FCC compliant

Company installed a Solar Edge inverter which is very noisy and interferes with my ham radios. Therefore it is not FCC compliant for RFI (Radio Frequency Interference). Now I have paid a large sum of money for a system that has destroyed ability to use my hobby.

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Scott B. | Vista, California | 06/03/2023

Couldn't be happier. Thanks, Stellar Solar!

My family had been 'on the fence' about getting solar for some time but Bryan and the Stellar Solar team took excellent (stellar) care of us. We looked at several providers and chose Stellar Solar because we felt confident in their straightforward, honest approach, made-in-America panels, great communication, and the highest satisfaction ratings in San Diego County. We had our roof redone and Stellar worked closely and professionally with our roofing contractor for a seamless roof & solar installation. We had an Excellent experience with Stellar Solar and highly recommend them.

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chris-solar | San Marcos, California | 05/28/2023

Stellar Solar is awesome. We shopped around and looked at a few other companies and Stellar Solar is without a doubt the best option for anyone in the San Diego area or any place they operate. They deliver an amazing product at a competitive rate, and have the best service, period. From the initial site evaluation and measurements to panel and electrical design, permitting, loan applications and approvals, dealing with the HOA and state rebates, they did it all. I think maybe the best part about Stellar Solar is that it's easy to reach anyone that you need to. When you need to get ahold of them no matter what the issue is, you'll find someone to talk to and help you out. Customer service is paramount when doing something like installing a major component to your house or complex and Stellar Solar caters to to this need. I'm so pleased with our final product and without a doubt, 100% recommend.

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Kha | Vista, California | 05/25/2023

Premium Service

This company is AMAZING!!! The entire process from start to finish was easy and pleasant. My wife and I compared prices and initial interactions with a sales rep/consultant from Stellar Solar, Baker Electric, and another solar company. It was an east decision for us to go with Stellar Solar. We installed solar panels and an EV charger. The price is reasonable, especially when considering the high quality experience working with their team and products. My experience started with Bryan Stevenson, Energy Consultant. He is very knowledgeable, proactive, and a true professional. He provided all the information we needed to make an informed decision. He was always ready and willing to answer any questions we had. He always followed up and followed through. Jeff Warren, Project Coordinator, was amazing. He did an excellent job of making sure the installation process went as smoothly as possible. He kept us up-to-date each step of the way as the project progressed. The installation process was quick. The installation team was very professional. I’m glad I found Stellar Solar. Everyone from this company cares about you and wants you to have the best experience possible. I am very thankful for them. I would definitely use them again in the future. I highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a positive and premium experience.

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Michael W | El Cajon, California | 05/25/2023

Wonderful experience with Stellar Solar

Stellar Solar is an exceptional solar installation company that truly lives up to its name. Their dedication to excellence and commitment to customer satisfaction is unmatched. With their highly skilled team and expertise in solar technology, they deliver top-notch installations that harness the power of the sun efficiently and effectively. From the moment you engage with them, their professionalism and friendly approach make the entire process seamless and enjoyable. With Stellar Solar, you can trust that you're in capable hands, receiving a high-quality solar energy system that will not only save you money but also contribute to a greener and more sustainable future.

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Nico De Laurentiis | San Diego, California | 05/21/2023

Perfect Project!

I keep hearing horror stories about solar projects. Ours, with Stellar Solar, was the best project we ever undertook in our house. Key highlights: - amazing sales person in Connor Smith. He knows the market and the technology extremely well and gave us great advice and customization - quick design. Took less than one month between first contact and finalized design. - super fast installation: only three weeks between finalizing the design and the system connected to the grid and up and running! - high quality job. The execution was incredibly clean and high quality - great technology: the system runs perfectly. Cannot recommend Stellar Solar more.

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Miki | Oceanside, California | 05/18/2023

Excellent Experience with Stellar Solar

I've been a customer of Stellar Solar since 2007 and was the first person in my neighborhood to install a solar system. Since then I have upgraded my system two times as my needs increased and Stellar Solar has done all installs. I now have a 10 kWh system with a backup battery and EV car charger and everything works GREAT! With all the solar companies out there, Stellar Solar has a track record for successful research of what system is needed, a great installation crew, and timely customer service response. Believe me, you won't be disappointed going with Stellar Solar!

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Jennifer K. | Vista, California | 05/09/2023

Above and Beyond!

I received excellent service every step of the way! We have a metal roof that many other solar companies were not willing even consider. Stellar, however, had a great working relationship with a trusted roofing company and the two of them worked together seamlessly to get our solar up and running fast. Stellar went above and beyond, even picking up trash and screws another contractor had left behind. Every point of contact I worked with was knowledgeable, dependable, and quick to respond to my questions.

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Jeff Dubin | Vista, California | 04/17/2023

Stellar Solar Was Fantastic

Stellar Solar installed my 11-panel system on January 23, 2023. I bid this job out to 5 different solar companies and Stellar Solar was not only the least expensive of all 5 companies, they were also the one most recommended when I checked out their references. They did solar installations for 4 of my neighbors who live on the same street as me. I spoke with all four of those neighbors and they were all happy with the job and service they've received. All of my interactions with Zac Dowell (Sales Manager), Jeff Warren (Project Manager), and Eddie (My Installer) were extremely efficient, cordial, and professional. They went significantly above and beyond my expectations. With their assistance, I received my "permit to operate" from SDG&E very quickly on February 1st and have been extremely satisfied with the 26 kWh of power my 11 panels have been generating on a daily basis. As it happens, San Diego has seen a lot of rainy days so far this year. Yet I still received an overall "credit" from SDG&E during my first two months of operation...meaning that I've actually been using less electricity than what my panels have been generating. Outstanding! Bottom line, I would highly recommend Stellar Solar to anyone. As a matter of fact, I did refer them to three of my friends who ended up using them. And Stellar was very generous in sending me a $500 Amazon gift card for each of those three referrals. 5/5 stars to Stellar for their excellent product and service!

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Mohammad C. | San Diego, California | 03/30/2023

Stellar solar is known among the best companies providing solar in San Diego. I compiled a list of such companies and distributed among colleagues in our company. Those who chose Stellar were happy with the process and satisfied, so I stand by the best company list I created. Personally, I talked with them for my own solar project and obtained a nice quote. Although I couldn't get solar from them due to my own budgetary reasons, the process of obtaining quote and their subsequent work plan was straight-forward. I do recommend giving Stellar solar a try for your solar project. Try to reach Dave Gersz and get a quote from him and decide.

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Mark Winchell | San Diego, California | 03/18/2023


The team and experience of working with Stellar Solar are among the very best I’ve ever known. Their salesperson Kenny was incredibly thorough in walking me thru the process - the technology, scheduling, financing options and payback expectations. Although we were under a tight scheduling deadline which was exacerbated by my own schedule, Stellar Solar was still able to get me hooked up and operational well within the deadline for getting the benefit of the best rates from my local power provider. I am pleased with how smooth the entire process was, the warranty and on-going level of customer support and the fact that I am now selling back excess energy production to the power company, all within 2 months from the time I picked up the phone to kick off the process. I cannot say enough in praise of Stellar Solar and I can recommend them with in the most confident of terms. I am completely satisfied with this project!

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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


Better Business Bureau


C-10 #749095

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265 Via Del Monte, Oceanside CA, 92058