San Diego Solar Experience 2020 logo

San Diego Solar Experience

The San Diego Solar Experience has featured hundreds of events since launching in 2017 to help Southern Californians navigate the solar energy and battery storage industry. These events are in response to the growing demand for independent and accurate information for homeowners seeking to take control of their electricity bill, increase energy savings, and reduce their carbon footprint.

Event Videos and Testimonials

“I liked that today was educational and not a sales pitch. We learned the different ways consumers can get solar through leasing, loan or cash outright, showing the benefits to each method.” Crystal C.

“If you are interested in a solar system of your own, there is nothing better than sitting down with homeowners who have had solar for a few years. They provided information we wouldn't have thought of on our own.” Joe M.

“Pretty much anywhere you go there is the pressure to buy something. And just having someone available to answer your questions without pushing you to purchase is comfortable.” Maymie N.

What You Will Learn

  • How solar works
  • Solar+storage integration
  • How to choose a trusted solar provider
  • Community Choice Energy
  • Financing options and Incentives
  • Time-of-use rates
  • Pairing electric vehicles with solar+storage

Our Partners

These free, educational events are supported by the region’s leading energy, climate, transportation and workforce experts to offer well rounded, unbiased information.

“It's more important than ever to empower families with the freedom of clean energy and clean air.”

Nicole Capretz, Executive Director
Small collage of SD Solar Experience sponsor logos Large collage of SD Solar Experience sponsor logos

San Diego Solar Experience Kickoff Event

Saturday, February 8, 2020
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

As San Diego enters a new decade of clean energy, residents have an opportunity to change the way they power their lives and take control of their energy future.

Leading clean energy experts will be there to help you to understand changing financial incentives for solar and storage, new programs like Community Choice Energy and the growing importance of battery backup power during frequent blackouts.

The San Diego Solar Experience Kickoff Event will include:

  • 2020 Vision into Solar+Storage panel
  • Cleantech fair and nonprofit advocacy corner
  • Personal solar+storage consultations
  • Electric vehicle showcase
  • Complimentary AleSmith craft beer and food

The 2020 Vision into Solar+Storage panel speakers include:

  • Cody Hooven, Director/Chief Sustainability Officer, City of San Diego
  • Linh Tran, Director of Sales, Residential ESS, LG Chem
  • Matthew Vasilakis, Climate Justice Advocate & Organizer, Climate Action Campaign
  • David Lopez, Group Sales Manager Solar & Storage, Panasonic Solar
  • Ben Airth, Senior Specialist, Distributed Energy Resources, Center for Sustainable Energy
  • Gabe Von Wellsheim, Superintendent, Sullivan Solar Power


If you are unable to attend an event but are ready to take the next steps to go solar, call us at 1-800-Sullivan to schedule a free site evaluation with an energy certified project developer.

San Diego

Escondido Solar Experience

Sat. February 8th
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Escondido City Hall
201 N Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025 Get Directions
Mitchell Room

Chula Vista Solar Experience

Sat. February 8th
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Montevalle Recreation Center
840 Duncan Ranch Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91914 Get Directions

Carmel Valley Solar Experience

Sat. February 8th
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Torrey Pines High School
3710 Del Mar Heights Rd
San Diego, CA 92130 Get Directions

Poway Solar Experience

Sat. February 8th
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Twin Peaks Middle School
14640 Tierra Bonita Rd
Poway, CA 92064 Get Directions
Little Theater

Carlsbad Solar Experience

Sat. February 8th
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pine Avenue Community Center
3209 Harding St.
Carlsbad, CA 92008 Get Directions
Activity Room

San Diego Solar Experience Kickoff Event

Sat. February 8th
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
AleSmith Brewing Company
9990 Alesmith Ct
San Diego, CA 92126 Get Directions