About Us

At Sullivan Solar Power, Our Focus is on Safety

At Sullivan Solar Power, workplace safety takes top priority. Sullivan Solar Power customers can rest assured that all our members, including our installation and maintenance crews, receive ongoing safety training and strictly follow all safety procedures and policies. Click here to read more about Sullivan Solar Power's safety policy.

A Proven Track Record of Customer Satisfaction

Sullivan Solar Power is one of California's top solar power companies and is the top solar company based in San Diego County, serving all of Southern California. Sullivan Solar Power is responsible for installing more solar power systems in San Diego than any other locally owned and headquartered company. We are your Southern California regional provider of turnkey solar power design and installation services. Whether your home, business or other project is in San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, or Riverside counties, Sullivan has an office close by to serve your needs. Sullivan Solar Power has installed over 27 megawatts of solar power systems in Southern California, ranging from small scale residential systems to large scale commercial systems. No matter how big or complicated your solar project is, Sullivan Solar Power has the members, training and equipment to deliver results. Click here to see our portfolio of past solar energy installation projects to learn more about our work.

Solar power customers should be careful to do their research and choose their solar contractor with care. Many new firms have jumped into the booming solar power market, including some who have limited experience and training in solar power. Still, many of these inexperienced companies claim they have years of solar power experience, so consumers should be careful to check their references and then call Sullivan for experienced and dedicated sales and service.

The Best Products and Customer Service

At Sullivan Solar Power, the systems we install stand out above the rest. We carefully monitor, in real time, the production of each solar power system we design and install. That means you can rest easy knowing that your system is always operating at the optimal level and providing you and your family with the most clean, green solar power it can.

While other solar power companies claim to monitor system production, we actually do it. Therefore, we know what products work best in a variety of location and conditions. Using our experience and extensive data, we can help determine the best solar power equipment for your project's individual needs. In this ever-growing market, there are many claims of superior quality and efficiency tossed around. By partnering with Sullivan Solar Power, you will know that the solar power systems we design, install and maintain actually produce what they are supposed to produce.

Professionally Trained Personnel

Sullivan Solar Power's crews are dedicated and experienced in the electrical contracting industry. As a company, we bring more than 40 years of combined field experience to our projects, which helps to insure that our customers’ needs are addressed with the highest level of quality and expertise. We have installed solar projects in every major jurisdiction in Southern California and are thoroughly familiar with applicable local codes and requirements. We are not learning on your project and we do not hire cheap labor to perform our installations. We employ only State Licensed Electricians who are proficient with solar power system installation practices and have received more than 5,000 hours of classroom related study. Our electricians are thoroughly versed in jobsite safety and code requirements and are members of a drug-free workforce.

In addition to the aforementioned training of our electricians, every person in the company is required to secure a NABCEP entry level certificate of knowledge within their first 6 months of employment. This includes Administrators, Project Managers, Community Developers and even IT personnel. Likewise, all Project Developers must secure their NABCEP technical sales certificate within one year of hiring. Members must also secure their OSHA 10 hour safety certification, and complete at least 32 hours of training each year to improve their skillsets. The company, in its entirety has also obtained NABCEP company accreditation from the prestigious organization. This showcases that the firm adheres to the "golden standard" of the solar industry. 

To supplement the training we provide our members, Sullivan Solar Power has developed its in-house Sullivan University program as an ongoing commitment to help our team live in a perpetual state of improvement and rise to our individual and collective potential. The Sullivan University program is a structured classroom environment where our senior members teach junior staff. This allows the company's vast collective intelligence to be carried from generation to generation of Sullivan Solar Power personnel. As is represented by the color gold in our company coat of arms, Sullivan Solar Power is committed to the elevation of the minds of its members, and the communities it serves.

Turnkey Capabilities

Sullivan Solar Power is a solar power design-build firm. We do not outsource or sublet any portion of project delivery. We have designed systems for the:

  • City of San Diego
  • City of Chula Vista
  • San Diego Gas and Electric
  • San Diego Sate University
  • University of California, San Diego
  • San Diego City College
  • Port of San Diego
  • City of Santee
  • City of Highland
  • Santa Fe College
  • Long Beach City College
  • Los Angeles Harbor College
  • Port of Long Beach
  • Academy of Our Lady of Peace
  • California Department of Forestry
  • Navy Facilities Engineering Command
  • and multiple ENR 400 companies

Given the organizations we have worked for, Sullivan Solar Power is a proven reliable and reputable solar company. We are among the most qualified solar design-build firms in the State of California and we look forward to helping deliver your project with the utmost expertise and professionalism. We can assist any architectural firm, general contractor, general electrical contractor, engineering firm, business owner and homeowner alike.

We are your solution from CONCEPT TO COMPLETION.

We retain strong relationships with solar power manufacturers and suppliers to insure we procure our equipment in a timely manner so we can bring your system online faster than our competitors.

Locally Owned and Operated

Sullivan Solar Power is owned and operated by Daniel Sullivan. Daniel Sullivan is a State Licensed Master Electrician with over a decade of field experience. Born and raised in San Diego, Mr. Sullivan established Sullivan Solar Power to offer Southern California a Solar Power Solutions Provider that can deliver. Unlike the competition, based in Northern California and elsewhere, Sullivan Solar Power's offices are located in San Diego, Irvine, Riverside and San Francisco with an additional office opening in Los Angeles to allow us to service San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Imperial Counties. Sullivan Solar Power has managed tens of millions of watts from solar power installations in San Diego. We are your local company with a long reach!

Awards and Achievements

Sullivan Solar Power is a nationally ranked firm and has received numerous awards for being one of the most sought after, fastest growing firms in the United States. Our awards are listed below:

2014 Awards

  • Certificate of Accreditation Recipient by The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) 2014
  • #13 in Best Places to Work in San Diego by San Diego Business Journal 2014
  • #3 in Largest Alternative Energy Supplier in San Diego by San Diego Business Journal 2014
  • #70 in Fastest Growing Private Companies in San Diego by San Diego Business Journal 2014
  • County of San Diego California Honoring 10th Anniversary Proclaiming June 30th Sullivan Solar Power Day
  • E.A.R.T.H. (Environmental Action and Restoration That Helps) Award Recipient by San Diego EarthWorks 2014
  • #2669 in Fastest Growing Private Companies in America by Inc. 5000 2014

2013 Awards

  • Largest Alternative Energy Supplier in San Diego by San Diego Business Journal 2013
  • Daniel Sullivan, Founder and President, named Most Admired CEO by San Diego Business Journal 2013
  • Sandra Brown, Accounting Manager, named CFO of the Year Finalist by San Diego Business Journal 2013
  • Erica Jonhson, Director, Community Relations and Development named Women Who Mean Business Finalist by San Diego Business Journal 2013
  • Michael Chagala, Director, Information Technology named Information Technology Executive of the Year Finalist by San Diego Business Journal 2013
  • #84 Fastest Growing Private Companies in San Diego by San Diego Business Journal 2013
  • Super Service Award Recipient by Angie's List 2013
  • Silver Medal in Clean Energy Generation by W3 Awards 2013 for sullivansolarpower.com website design
  • Silver Medal in Construction by W3 Awards 2013 for sullivansolarpower.com website design
  • #10 in Energy by Inc. Hire Power Awards 2013
  • #2937 Fastest Growing Companies in U.S. by Inc. Magazine 2013, #77 in Top 100 Energy Companies, #61 in San Diego Metro Area
  • Erica Johnson, Director, Community Relations and Development named Women Who Move the City Finalist by San Diego Magazine 2013
  • Community Leadership Award by San Diego North Chamber of Commerce 2013
  • Outstanding Emerging Business of the Year by San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce 2013
  • Daniel Sullivan, President and Founder, named Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist by Ernst & Young 2013
  • #3 Best Solar Company by U-T's Best of San Diego
  • #74 Top 250 Solar Contractors in the U.S. by Solar Power World 2013

2012 Awards

  • Small Business of the Year by San Diego North Chamber of Commerce 2012
  • Daniel Sullivan, President and Founder, named Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist by Ernst & Young 2012
  • Daniel Sullivan, President and Founder, named Top Influential Leader in San Diego by San Diego Daily Transcript
  • Daniel Sullivan, President and Founder, named in San Diego's Top 40 Leaders Under the Age of 40 by SD METRO Magazine
  • #1102 Fastest Growing Companies in U.S. by Inc. Magazine 2012, #38 in Top 100 Energy Companies, #22 in San Diego Metro Area
  • Daniel Sullivan, President and Founder, named Most Admired CEO Finalist by San Diego Business Journal
  • #42 Fastest Growing Private Companies in San Diego by San Diego Business Journal
  • Daniel Sullivan, President and Founder, named Super Service Award Recipient by Angie's List 2012
  • #51 Top 100 Solar Contractors List by Solar Power World
  • #2 Best Solar Company by U-T's Best of San Diego
  • Outstanding Emerging Business Finalist by San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

2011 Awards

  • #744 Fastest Growing Companies in U.S. by Inc. Magazine 2011, #22 in Top 100 Energy Companies
  • #21 Fastest Growing Private Companies by San Diego Business Journal 2011
  • Super Service Award Recipient by Angie's List 2011
  • #3 Best Solar Company by U-T's Best of San Diego

2010 Awards

  • #718 Fastest Growing Companies in U.S. by Inc. Magazine 2010, #26 in Top 100 Energy Companies
  • #6 Fastest Growing Private Companies by San Diego Business Journal 2010
  • Family Owned and Closely Held Finalist by San Diego Business Journal

Recognitions

  • 8th Largest Solar Firm in California by California Solar Initiative data
  • Largest Firm in San Diego Gas and Electric Territory by California Solar Initiative data
  • Top Ten Solar Firm in Southern California Edison Territory by California Solar Initiative data
  • Top Solar Firm in San Diego for 3 consecutive years by California Solar Initiative data
  • A+ Better Business Bureau Rating across over 1000 customers
  • Elite Dealer and Top Sunpower Dealer in Southern California per CSI data Recognition by Sunpower 2011
  • Top Family Owned Businesses in San Diego Recognition by San Diego Business Journal

Qualifications

  • We are a licensed C-10 contractor. Therefore, we are able to deliver on all aspects of your solar power project.
  • All aspects of project delivery are done under the supervision of Daniel Sullivan, Chris Gleed and Sean Mazelli, each of whom carry a NABCEP certification. This is the highest level of certification for solar power system installers in the United States.
  • We are an FST monitor certified installer. We monitor system production on all the systems we sell. We have developed California’s largest FST solar power monitoring network.
  • We have installed over 27 megawatts of solar power installations in Southern California.
  • General Liability to $2mil, Workers Comp to $2mil, Commercial Auto to $2mil, Professional Liability to $2mil
  • Combined company experience in the electrical contracting industry: In excess of 50 years.

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  • Our experience was wonderful. They made sure we were well informed and were never pushy for the sale.

    - C Paulsen
  • Very professional, nonintrusive to my home. Worked around my schedule, EASY to work with, no misleading information.

    - D Acosta
  • With no money out of pocket, we now have become part of the solution to our country's energy problem.

    - P Gable
  • Sullivan took my $700 SDG&E bill to 29 cents! I think that says it all.

    - J Hemmi
  • If I knew it was going to be so simple and painless I would have gone solar years ago.

    - D Bajek
  • Everyone worked on my home as if it was their own.

    - D Navarro
  • Sullivan, by far, provided the best system value and the best long term opportunity to save money through solar power.

    - K Hord
  • This is a no-brainer in sunny San Diego. Very easy process. I helped the environment, fixed my electric bills and saved money too!

    - C Young
  • First rate.

    - A Wilson
  • I love watching my electric meter go backwards. Thank you Sullivan!

    - J Sanders
  • Outstanding.

    - B Maxon
  • There are so many options in the growing solar market and if we had to do it all over again, we would choose Sullivan Solar Power.

    - C Minegar
  • Sullivan was the best priced of four different contractors and was the most professional and prepared.

    - K Allin
  • Sullivan Solar Power is the one solar installer I trusted to do the job properly the first time.

    - J Conlin
  • All I can say is - excellent work delivered by a professional team.

    - L McJannet
  • We are totally happy to be doing our part to save the planet and save money.

    - A Gilleran
  • We recieved quotes from 4 companies and Sullivan was by far the most professional in their proposals and also most accurate in their production estimated by far.

    - M Rupe
  • Sullivan Solar Power proved to be an excellent choice after researching solar contractors; they were knowledgeable, professional, courteous, and accurate with their estimate.

    - J Coppola
  • The planning of our system by Sullivan, dealing with the city on approvals, installation and time to energy production was perfect. All expectations were exceeded.

    - V Lauderdale
  • The sales was professional and installation was professional. I loved the products, other companies wanted to use Chinese parts, not you. Thank you so much.

    - D Brown
  • From the beginning to end your team did an outstanding job. Thank you and God bless you all.

    - L Eddingfield
  • This has been one of the best purchasing (leasing) experiences I have had in years. The system is top grade and so were the people. Customer service was unparalleled.

    - Q Yates
  • Any chance of getting the system to generate power at night? Just kidding! It’s a hoot to watch the meter spin backwards :)

    - R Oepicks
  • Delivered what they promised, on time.

    - M Wahl
  • From the moment I called their offices to after the installation follow up has been a pleasure having Sullivan move me into the Solar age!

    - S Dabiri
  • I've been a contractor for 37 years and I know when a company is doing it right. Sullivan did it right.

    - G Smith
  • Pushing a little bit of our beautiful, plentiful San Diego sun into the grid should be as easy as going to the beach, and it was with Sullivan Solar.

    - H Richter
  • Excellent! Provides 110% customer satisfaction. Thank you for going above and beyond to accomidate our needs; very appreciated.

    - A Rorstad
  • The team was the most knowledgeable and professional of the companies we interviewed.

    - J Albarella
  • Absolutely outstanding!!!

    - F Fair
  • There is a reason why they are the leader- seamless installation and integration. All my questions were answered.

    - L Wilton
  • We would highly recommend Sullivan to our friends as they did an amazing and professional job.

    - J Jul
  • Sullivan Solar made our experience in going solar worry free.

    - J Barcellona