Local solar energy company since 1975.

Customers have voted Solarponics the highest-rated, best-value local solar energy company on the central cost. That means you will save more. Since 1975, our systems have saved central coast residents over $45 million and counting. A solar energy system is a 25-year investment. Make sure you have the right people standing behind you. As your local solar energy company, we make the following promise. To always do the right thing. It's how we've done business since we first opened the doors in San Luis Obispo in 1975.

A business based on doing the right thing.

It all started after the oil embargo of 1973. Local Cal Poly Engineering graduate and Solarponics founder Michael Emrich, saw an opportunity to improve our energy use and habits by finding ways to harness and distribute energy locally. Thus Solarponics began installing some of the first solar energy systems on the central coast, and some of those are still in operation today.

Local solar energy company means: Top ranked Top Solar Contractor in California five years running, Atascadero Business of the Year 2014, Guild Quality Certified, San Luis Obispo Green Company of the Year, Pacific Coast Business Times Tri-County Area Family Business of the Year 2015, Home Advisor Elite Service Provider, and an Angie’s List Super Service Award contractor.

Local Solar Company Advantage


We’re Trusted.
We were born in San Luis Obispo and raised in Atascadero. We do not sub-contract. We employ all of our own, local install crews, for complete quality control and accountability. You call a local number, not an 800 number, which means more personal attention and faster service.


We're Experienced.
43-years in the solar business and over 5,200 solar installs has taught us what works and what doesn’t. We know every local roof type, every mounting system, every panel manufacturer. And many of our employees have been with us over 10 years. That’s longer than some solar companies have been in business.


Greater Savings.
We have long-term relationships with solar distributors, which means better equipment, which means greater savings. We're owner/partners in Amicus, the nations largest solar co-op, giving us access to the best pricing. We service all of our own systems, which means fast response, and warranty fulfillment, which means greater uptime, which means greater savings.

Don’t just go solar. Go Solarponics and save more. Call now. (805) 466-5595

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Mission & Values

  • Our Mission

    Our mission is to help Central Coast residents achieve energy independence, save money and enrich their lives. We achieve this with the highest quality service, products, integrity and respect.

  • Our Commitment

    Our commitment is to always do the right thing, by our employees, our customers, our vendors, our communities, and our planet.

  • Our Vision

    Our vision is for every building and residence on the Central Coast to have a net-zero energy and resource consumption footprint.

  • Our Philosophy

    Our philosophy is simple. Be kind. Live local. Work hard. Consume less. Respect others. Make a positive difference every day.