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3345 Industrial Drive Suite 10
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 623-1464 Contractor License: 338647

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(43 Reviews)
Throughout the process, someone was always available to answer my questions and respond to my concerns. I NEVER felt any pressure to do something I didn’t want to do. If I understand it correctly, Solar Universe is a nationwide company, but a network of local people own the franchises in their area. I had the security of dealing with a large company, but felt like I was dealing with a small town contractor the entire time. Co-owners Keith and Paul talked with me directly and even came to my house when a little fine tuning was needed. If I could give the Santa Rosa franchise of Solar Universe 6 stars, I’d do it now! Fine work people! Highly recommended. Best service I’ve seen in years. Excellent, excellent, excellent.
...More Karen W. / Santa Rosa CA
Very professional organization with very competent and patient staff in working with the owners throughout the process. Your staff idea to install the solar panel system on our barn roof was outstanding. Everyone was willing to take the time to explain what was being done and what to expect along with answering my questions freely. The few issues that arose were addressed and resolved cooperatively and timely. I enjoyed working with all of you and soon will benefit the fruits of your labor in reducing our family's footprint in "going green". Thanks for meeting all our expectations to date. Good luck in the future and we wish you much success.
...More Gino G. / Healdsburg
Was extremely pleased with the quality, installation, and persistance of the staff. I had encountered some difficulty with County of Marin Planning Department, but contractor was able to satisfy County demands.
...More Hank C. / Petaluma CA
We are so pleased with the panels! We just got our first true up bill for $400, which is less than what we used to pay every month!!!!
...More Scott and Allison C. / Santa Rosa
great contractor, very sensitive to the clients needs and wishes, I have recommended him for two other jobs and one is sold.
...More Esteve A. / SANTA ROSA CALIFORNIA
The service and installation was outstanding. Paul Kreutzfeldt and Solar Universe accommodated all the needs for my solar system and I appreciated his personal attention to the system that was installed. I have recommended him to my neighbors and will continue to do so. Thanks Paul.
...More Jay D. / Point Arena CA
So far so good! We are collecting rays and hopefully will break even or make some money by the end of the year so we can pay it off ahead of time. Thanks!
...More Noel G. / Santa Rosa CA
Alan did a great job in seeing the entire build through completion. From the first time he showed up to solicit my business, to the end of the project, he was great. I don't care for sales people in general, but will recommend Alan to all those interested....along with Solar Unniverse. Thanks for the Solar!
...More Steve and Lisa E. / Santa Rosa
Project went off without a hitch. Only problem was the length of time it took PGE to get us on the "net energy" program (not Solar Universe's fault). Love the monthly Enphase Energy report. We have CO2 offsets equal to planting over 40 trees and it grows by 10 -15 trees per month.
...More Norman and Linda S. / Windsor
Russel was a pleasure to work with.
Gary R. / Kenwood
good deal. good service
Benjie and Lauren K. / Santa Rosa
We can't speak for all your franchise dealers, but Solar Universe-Santa Rosa is an exceptional group.
...More Dennis and Libby S. / Santa Rosa
I was completely satisfied with the the sales person. He was able to answer all my questions, and presented everything in a manner that I understood. The presentation was complete and even included projections of cost of future PG&E bills which were presented in a manner that if present rate increases continued, what I could be looking at. He even answer a lot of what if questions.
...More Robert and Holly B. / Kelseyville
We have told people in general, i.e. neighbors, church attendees, that we have been very satisfied with Solar Universe . The installation was done professionally and with precision. They acknowledged us, the customer, with respect and kept us abreast of the steps during the installation, and made sure that the job was done right. We have been very satisfied with Solar Universe because the beneficial outcome has been as they stated it would be.
...More Robert and Marjorie C. / Santa Rosa
Very satisfied with service and installation
Bruno W. / Sonoma
I had a difficult installation to include a solar pool system on a three story roof. Although it took a while to work out some bugs, Solar Universe persisted and even did some additional work at their cost to make sure the system worked as planned. That shows great service after the sale. Thank you.
...More Robert and Josephine E. / Santa Rosa
Excellent Service and product. From start to finish, we are very, very happy with the entire system, the sales staff, and the installers.
...More Vail B. / Sebastopol
We compared five different solar companies, and choose SU for a variety of reasons. highly satisfied
...More David F. / Sonoma
Great company to deal with. John Cant always got right back to me to answer any questions or concerns.
...More Rob M. / Petaluma
I would most definitely tell others of our experience, and have done so already, even before PG&E turned the panels on.
...More Juliana D. / Rohnert park
you can trust solar universe word for word
Larry T. / Santa rosa
Good communication!
Mike and Laura N. / Sonoma
Your sales rep, Russell, kept us abreast in a very timely manner as the whole thing progressed. Any questions we had were handled by the office staff in the same way.
...More Bill and Janet A. / Bodega
Excellent work. Quick turn around from sales to install.
Paul D. / Santa rosa
It was a pleasure working with everyone at Solar Universe. They were all very professional and always very helpful.
...More Michelle and Dan R. / Santa rosa
great job
Tony and Nandee S. / Novato
excellent service
Francis M. / Novato
Excellent company to do business with.
Victor and Dorris C. / Napa
I continue to turn people on to them! They helped me customize my system to exactly the right panels, inverters, layout, and more, where the other big box companies would not budge from their pre-set plans. I plan to be in my house for life so wanted the best quality components from suppliers that would be around for the long haul. Every aspect of the 'conversation' was great and honest and true. Russell was quick to answer my questions and give lots of options and walk me thru them. A++ , very happy customer
...More Steven K. / Sebastopol
Yes, and I have. A co-worker asked me today which solar company to use. I sent them the link to the Solar Universe website.
...More Richmond C. / Santa rosa
I love my 0 PGE Billing what a good thing...free hot Tub oh yea Baby....
Clayco S. / Cloverdale
They were very good getting done what they promised.
Randall M. / Sonoma
Just do it, it's a no-brainer
Michael and Suzie Z. / Novato
The quote was thoroughly thought out, including break even estimates. Excellent recommendations on materials. The installers hustled, and did an excellent job -- completed the panel installation on schedule in just 2 days. My meter is counting backwards everyday now.
...More Paul B. / Santa rosa
could not have gone better, in an industry where there are no long track records, this company and its people had integrity and thats all I was looking for. I could not say enough great things abou John and the owners (father and son) about this company. No regrets!
...More Ken R. / Napa
Great sales pitch, competent advice and information all the way through install. Excellent communication.
...More Jurg S. / Kentfield
The most professional, courteous, customer-oriented company I have encountered. They kept me informed the entire process. They cleaned up each day & left no trash behind. Awesome crew.
...More Lisa R. / Napa
You have to give them a shot, as they are the most professional and courteous people I have had the pleasure to work with. Only Santa Claus is more welcome back to my roof, but I must say the gift of solar power might be more appreciated!
...More Dan K. / Sonora
The install went exactly how Alan laid it out. The technicians were prompt, clean, professional and polite. Zero complaints about the entire process. It was an absolute breeze. Thanks guys!
...More Mike and Debra C. / Cloverdale
Excellent Service and extremely quick follow up by Russell.
Karon and Michael K. / Petaluma
Very friendly, professional staff.
Frank O. / Novato
Professional
Stephen and Katherine H. / Petaluma
Working with Solar Universe, and Alan Christie in particular, was a fantastic experience. My questions were never left unanswered and most of the complexities were taken care of for me. I really appreciate that since dealing with the utility company is always a hassle. Even when I went rouge, and set up the Enphase device myself, the technicians were able to get me and my syste back under Solar Universe's management.
...More David and Ruth M. / Forestville


About Us

Solar Universe is a unique network of owner-operated solar businesses specializing in solar system design, installation and financing, for residential, commercial and agricultural projects. Quality, Safety, Service and Consistency are our guiding principles.

Why Solar Universe of Santa Rosa:

    • Our customers love us, just look at our reviews
    • We have installed 100’s of systems throughout Sonoma, Napa, Marin and Lake Counties
    • We are proud of what we do and make sure every job is done right
    • We design and install systems based on what best fits our customer’s goals
    • We are experts at finding the best ways to maximize the benefits of solar
    • We don’t try and sell solar if it doesn’t make sense and we never resort to high pressure sales tactics
    • We are accredited members of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating
    • We have been in good standing with the Contractor State License Board for over 35 years
    • We hold class B (General), C-46 (Solar Electric & Thermal), and C-10 (Electrical) licenses
    • We are very cost competitive and only install high quality systems
    • We do all of our installations with our own crews
    • Our crews are very well trained and professional
    • We are locally owned and operated
    • Our owners, Paul and Keith, both have backgrounds in Engineering and ensure we are experts at what we do
    • Paul and Keith are true believers in the benefits of solar and energy independence
      • Both have solar PV systems on their homes, Paul has solar thermal as well
      • Both own Chevy Volts
    • While our focus is Solar PV, we also offer:     
      • Solar thermal for pool heating
      • Solar thermal for domestic hot water heating (Velux)
      • Battery back-up systems
      • Generator back-up systems
      • Hybrid hot water heatersCharging stations for electric vehicles
Call us to set up a FREE solar evaluation or enter your e-mail, zip code and utility provider into SunQuote and see how much a solar power system can save you today!


Recent Reviews

Karen W.

Throughout the process, someone was always available to answer my questions and respond to my concerns. I NEVER felt any pressure to do something I didn’t want to do. If I understand it correctly, Solar Universe is a nationwide company, but a network of local people own the franchises in their area. I had the security of dealing with a large company, but felt like I was dealing with a small town contractor the entire time. Co-owners Keith and Paul talked with me directly and even came to my house when a little fine tuning was needed. If I could give the Santa Rosa franchise of Solar Universe 6 stars, I’d do it now! Fine work people! Highly recommended. Best service I’ve seen in years. Excellent, excellent, excellent.

Gino G.

Very professional organization with very competent and patient staff in working with the owners throughout the process. Your staff idea to install the solar panel system on our barn roof was outstanding. Everyone was willing to take the time to explain what was being done and what to expect along with answering my questions freely. The few issues that arose were addressed and resolved cooperatively and timely. I enjoyed working with all of you and soon will benefit the fruits of your labor in reducing our family's footprint in "going green". Thanks for meeting all our expectations to date. Good luck in the future and we wish you much success.

Hank C.

Was extremely pleased with the quality, installation, and persistance of the staff. I had encountered some difficulty with County of Marin Planning Department, but contractor was able to satisfy County demands.

Scott and Allison C.

We are so pleased with the panels! We just got our first true up bill for $400, which is less than what we used to pay every month!!!!

Esteve A.

great contractor, very sensitive to the clients needs and wishes, I have recommended him for two other jobs and one is sold.

Jay D.

The service and installation was outstanding. Paul Kreutzfeldt and Solar Universe accommodated all the needs for my solar system and I appreciated his personal attention to the system that was installed. I have recommended him to my neighbors and will continue to do so. Thanks Paul.

Noel G.

So far so good! We are collecting rays and hopefully will break even or make some money by the end of the year so we can pay it off ahead of time. Thanks!

Steve and Lisa E.

Alan did a great job in seeing the entire build through completion. From the first time he showed up to solicit my business, to the end of the project, he was great. I don't care for sales people in general, but will recommend Alan to all those interested....along with Solar Unniverse. Thanks for the Solar!

Norman and Linda S.

Project went off without a hitch. Only problem was the length of time it took PGE to get us on the "net energy" program (not Solar Universe's fault). Love the monthly Enphase Energy report. We have CO2 offsets equal to planting over 40 trees and it grows by 10 -15 trees per month.

Gary R.

Russel was a pleasure to work with.

Benjie and Lauren K.

good deal. good service

Dennis and Libby S.

We can't speak for all your franchise dealers, but Solar Universe-Santa Rosa is an exceptional group.

Robert and Holly B.

I was completely satisfied with the the sales person. He was able to answer all my questions, and presented everything in a manner that I understood. The presentation was complete and even included projections of cost of future PG&E bills which were presented in a manner that if present rate increases continued, what I could be looking at. He even answer a lot of what if questions.

Robert and Marjorie C.

We have told people in general, i.e. neighbors, church attendees, that we have been very satisfied with Solar Universe . The installation was done professionally and with precision. They acknowledged us, the customer, with respect and kept us abreast of the steps during the installation, and made sure that the job was done right. We have been very satisfied with Solar Universe because the beneficial outcome has been as they stated it would be.

Bruno W.

Very satisfied with service and installation

Robert and Josephine E.

I had a difficult installation to include a solar pool system on a three story roof. Although it took a while to work out some bugs, Solar Universe persisted and even did some additional work at their cost to make sure the system worked as planned. That shows great service after the sale. Thank you.

Vail B.

Excellent Service and product. From start to finish, we are very, very happy with the entire system, the sales staff, and the installers.

David F.

We compared five different solar companies, and choose SU for a variety of reasons. highly satisfied

Rob M.

Great company to deal with. John Cant always got right back to me to answer any questions or concerns.

Juliana D.

I would most definitely tell others of our experience, and have done so already, even before PG&E turned the panels on.

Larry T.

you can trust solar universe word for word

Mike and Laura N.

Good communication!

Bill and Janet A.

Your sales rep, Russell, kept us abreast in a very timely manner as the whole thing progressed. Any questions we had were handled by the office staff in the same way.

Paul D.

Excellent work. Quick turn around from sales to install.

Michelle and Dan R.

It was a pleasure working with everyone at Solar Universe. They were all very professional and always very helpful.

Tony and Nandee S.

great job

Francis M.

excellent service

Victor and Dorris C.

Excellent company to do business with.

Steven K.

I continue to turn people on to them! They helped me customize my system to exactly the right panels, inverters, layout, and more, where the other big box companies would not budge from their pre-set plans. I plan to be in my house for life so wanted the best quality components from suppliers that would be around for the long haul. Every aspect of the 'conversation' was great and honest and true. Russell was quick to answer my questions and give lots of options and walk me thru them. A++ , very happy customer

Richmond C.

Yes, and I have. A co-worker asked me today which solar company to use. I sent them the link to the Solar Universe website.

Clayco S.

I love my 0 PGE Billing what a good thing...free hot Tub oh yea Baby....

Randall M.

They were very good getting done what they promised.

Michael and Suzie Z.

Just do it, it's a no-brainer

Paul B.

The quote was thoroughly thought out, including break even estimates. Excellent recommendations on materials. The installers hustled, and did an excellent job -- completed the panel installation on schedule in just 2 days. My meter is counting backwards everyday now.

Ken R.

could not have gone better, in an industry where there are no long track records, this company and its people had integrity and thats all I was looking for. I could not say enough great things abou John and the owners (father and son) about this company. No regrets!

Jurg S.

Great sales pitch, competent advice and information all the way through install. Excellent communication.

Lisa R.

The most professional, courteous, customer-oriented company I have encountered. They kept me informed the entire process. They cleaned up each day & left no trash behind. Awesome crew.

Dan K.

You have to give them a shot, as they are the most professional and courteous people I have had the pleasure to work with. Only Santa Claus is more welcome back to my roof, but I must say the gift of solar power might be more appreciated!

Mike and Debra C.

The install went exactly how Alan laid it out. The technicians were prompt, clean, professional and polite. Zero complaints about the entire process. It was an absolute breeze. Thanks guys!

Karon and Michael K.

Excellent Service and extremely quick follow up by Russell.

Frank O.

Very friendly, professional staff.

Stephen and Katherine H.

Professional

David and Ruth M.

Working with Solar Universe, and Alan Christie in particular, was a fantastic experience. My questions were never left unanswered and most of the complexities were taken care of for me. I really appreciate that since dealing with the utility company is always a hassle. Even when I went rouge, and set up the Enphase device myself, the technicians were able to get me and my syste back under Solar Universe's management.