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

    Solarponics 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.

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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. (photo: Solarponics solar water heating display in front of Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa in 1980.)

Being the best solar energy company means: Ranked 17th in the nation for battery backup installs (out of 1,900 installers), Top 200 ranked Solar Contractor in the U.S. seven years running, Best of North County seven years running, Nationally ranked #14 by BestCompany.com, Atascadero Business of the Year, Guild Quality Certified, San Luis Obispo Green Company of the Year, Pacific Coast Business Times Family Business of the Year 2015, Home Advisor Elite Service Provider, and Angie’s List Super Service Award Contractor. CSLB# 391670

Local solar energy company since 1975.

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.

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

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