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    Solar

    Energy

    Reduces carbon emissions Lowers energy costs Achieves sustainability goals Offers federal tax credits Increases property value

Knowledge

Over 45 Years Designing & Building CA Solar.

Community

100% Employee Owned.

Commitment

Over 3,000 Successful Installs.

Providing exceptional solar solutions for businesses and homeowners for over 45 years

Sun Light & Power was founded in 1976. During the past 47 years, we became one of California's first B Corps and are now 100% employee owned. Our dedicated teams have delivered over 3,000 solar energy projects across California.

By designing, installing, and maintaining, reliable solar and energy storage solutions, we help our customers save money, reduce GHG emissions, build energy resilience, and speed the electrification of our world.

As a B Corp, we intentionally balance purpose and profit. We weigh the impact of our decisions on people, planet, and profit to be a force for good in our communities.

As an employee-owned company, every team member is vested in the success of each project or delivery of service. 

When you partner with Sun Light & Power, you will receive an exceptional customer experience from a company driving the total adoption of clean energy so future generations inherit a healthy planet.

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HOW SUN LIGHT & POWER BEGAN AS PIONEERS IN THE SOLAR INDUSTRY

Founded in 1976, Sun Light & Power has been designing and building exceptional solar in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 45 years.

Why Go Solar?

When it comes to combining solar energy with your business operation, think of solar as an investment that actually provides a return. A custom designed solar PV system or solar thermal hot water heating system will reduce your operating expenses, protect you from volatile utility costs, show your commitment to the environment and the green business movement, and can even increase the reliability of your electrical system.

Compared to electricity generated from fossil fuels, a 10 kilowatt (kW) solar array will annually offset 22,614 lbs of carbon dioxide, equivalent to:

8.4 ACRES
of carbon sequestered
24,423
miles driven
11,018 lbs
coal burned

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Our Work

For 45 years, Sun Light & Power has served residential and commercial customers throughout California with expert solar solutions. Learn more about how we work with our customers by checking out some of the projects below.

  • "Sun Light & Power are great to work with. Their office staff and in-field team are very professional and helped me to resolve any issues or questions that came up."

    Scott L

  • "The San Francisco SPCA strives to be socially responsible in all business practices, and we chose to install solar panels to help decrease our carbon footprint. We were impressed with the high quality of work provided by Sun Light & Power;…

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    San Francisco SPCA

  • "Since Sun Light & Power is committed to making a positive difference in the world, we were delighted to see them selected by Oberlin Dance Collective for their project in San Francisco's Mission District. Sun Light & Power has gone above…

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    Lee Barken, CollectiveSun® Chief Community Officer

  • "Sun Light & Power exercises its deep engineering experience in favor of great solar design. They are realistic in assessing construction requirements and have useful solutions. In the four-school project we did together, Sun Light &…

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    David Kunhardt

  • "When Sun Light & Power installed a 19 kW array at our previous location they were helpful up front, thorough and professional in their installation, and responsive whenever we had questions or needed maintenance. That's why we…

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    Lawrence Grown, Berkeley, CA

  • “CUSD is committed to sustainable facility construction and operations. Part of that commitment is the environmental and fiscal savings afforded by solar electricity generation. Money not spent on utility bills can go back into the…

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    Doug Williams, LEED AP - Construction Manager, Measure G, Campbell Union School District

  • “With extremely limited resources available to provide quality affordable housing, it is critical to work with companies that are committed to provide the highest quality product. Sun Light & Power has proven time and again to be such a…

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    Woody Karp, Project Developer at Eden Housing

  • "This is a remarkable project that will directly help people and uplift the entire community. This used to be a run-down area, but it's now LEED-H Platinum certified affordable housing with superb community spaces. I want to thank Eden Housing,…

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    Congressman Sam Farr (D-Calif.), re: Camphora Apartments, Soledad

  • "Cabrillo is proud to build new 'green' dwellings for some of our valued farmworkers in Ventura County. They nourish our economy through their hard work. They deserve safe, beautiful homes so they, and their families, can prosper, thrive and…

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    Nicole Norori, Project Manager, CEDC

  • "Sun Light and Power is great to work with on any solar project. We have had the luxury of working with SLP since 2008 on ten different construction projects. These projects range from big to small and both photo-voltaic and solar water systems.…

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    Steve Cetrone

  • "You guys did a great job, not just in installing the equipment but in being perceptive as to how to deal with the regulatory authorities of Contra Costa County and the roofers. I decided to have our church hire you because although you were not…

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    William (Bill) Day, Contra Costa County

  • “Roofs are a valuable resource and should be considered as an asset that shouldn’t be wasted on low-performance equipment. Because of the energy intensity of refrigeration and processing, the biggest challenge of going solar is making a…

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    Martin Morehouse – Sun Light & Power ST engineer and estimator

  • “The building’s energy requirements include lighting and extensive power demands from refrigeration and other electrical needs. Some of this energy usage is also related to a new emphasis on ready-to-eat foods, including a second-floor kitchen…

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    Progressive Grocer

  • “I would not hesitate to work with SLP anytime in the future. I would also highly recommend them to anyone looking for a solar system.”

     

    Garry Pollard, Director of Operations, North Creek Church, North Creek

  • “We are very pleased that such a significant portion of our electrical needs are being met with our solar array. Sun Light & Power did a great engineering and installation job with this challenging project. It was not only the…

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    Mike Hannigan, President of First Chinese Baptist Church

  • “The San Francisco SPCA strives to be socially responsible in all business practices, and we chose to install solar panels to help decrease our carbon footprint. We were impressed with the high quality of work provided by Sun Light…

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    The San Francisco SPCA, San Francisco, CA

  • "With extremely limited resources available to provide quality affordable housing, it is critical to work with companies that are committed to provide the highest quality product. Sun Light & Power has proven time and again to be…

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    Woody Karp, Project Developer – Eden Housing Inc.

  • "Sun Light & Power did an excellent job providing us with a full suite of design and installation services."

     

    Jim Gaither Jr. Hanover Page Mill Associates, L.P.

  • "Alameda County’s Board of Supervisors awarded Sun Light & Power this ambitious solar project. Along with the energy efficiency features built into the Library, this well-designed solar system with both non-penetrating ballasted…

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    Matt Muniz, Energy Program Manager of Castro Valley Public Library

  • "From the first day, when we threw the switch, we have been 100% solar powered which feels great and saves money. Sun Light & Power did a great job for us."

     

    Dara O’Farrell

  • "Best contractor experience of any kind that I've encountered in San Francisco. Great, talented, efficient people."

     

    James Lynch, San Francisco, CA

  • "Sun Light & Power designed and installed the PV system currently in operation at my home in Orinda. I am very satisfied with the service and work they provided. They were very pleasant and professional from beginning to end, and I have…

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    John McGonigle, Ornida, CA

  • "We considered three companies, and Sun Light & Power provided the most informed personnel and the best equipment. They were timely, professional, and reliable – a great experience."

     

    D.M., El Cerrito, CA

  • "We’re proud to be part of the growing trend toward sustainability. Every aspect of our restaurant reflects our holistic commitment to using primarily organic, biodynamic, and sustainable ingredients & products from countertops to…

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    Anjan Mitra - Owner of Dosa in San Francisco, CA, San Francisco

  • "I have had a very good experience with Sun Light & Power over the last several years, which includes seven projects."

     

    Ed Bashay- Senior Construction Manager of The Cheesecake Factory Restaurants

  • "My experience with your company for my solar electric and solar hot water system installation was very positive. Both systems have worked extremely well for years. I would not hesitate to recommend you to a friend."

     

    David Grant

  • "My solar water collector/panel had a leak. Matthew came out to assess and instead of recommending a new collector, he actually fixed the leak! And at a very fair fee. Totally pleased with workmanship."

     

    Larry G., Culver City

  • "I think it was 2006 when we had our Solar Hot water installed in Berkeley. The guys who did the job were a) friendly, b) neat and tidy, c) finished on time. The system has worked perfectly, since installation. After ten years, one part…

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    Perry S.

  • This space is more than a headquarters; it’s a home to our inspiration and passion to do business in a better way.

     

    Gary Erikson, Founder and Co-CEO, Clif Bar

  • The resulting system represents our genuine commitment to responsible energy consumption and sustainability.

     

    Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union

  • "We wanted to showcase our dedication to ‘green’ business management and prove that any business can continue being profitable while being better stewards of the planet."

     

    David Meese, General Manager, Primo Honda

  • "So glad to see the system functioning fully again. Thank you so much for finding a solution for the bad inverter situation and getting it implemented. Sun Light & Power remains to be a highly professional solar company that I have no…

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    Donald Tong, VP-Operations and Finance, CJ United Food Corporation, Oakland, CA