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Diablo Valley

The best alternative for buying electricity in The Diablo Valley

4878 Sunrise Dr.
Martinez, CA 94553

(925) 228-4786
Contractor License: 785075

(19 Reviews)


About Us

Locally owned, residents of Walnut Creek.

Here’s a little about Solar Universe?

Our team is part of an established nationwide network of solar installers, the fifth largest in America, in fact. Our installation crew is local, family owned, and started out way back in 1976 as a construction company. Solar Universe is partnered with Sunrun who makes buying energy affordable. Sunrun services and finances the systems we install, giving you the best of both worlds: great service before, during, and after the install at a price that is less than what you pay currently, what a deal!

Today we have hundreds of local customers who are enjoying all the benefits of solar.

Here’s what Jenny Trees of Walnut Creek had to say:

“Our electricity bill was ridiculously high! $350 for a 1,500-square-foot house. We couldn't figure out why it was so much higher than our neighbors.”

“The process was simple and easy, the team was neat and clean, and the whole job happened quickly. Our new bill is significantly less than our PG&E bill was.”

Before you decide for or against solar power, here are a few things you should know?

    1. Solar technology is actually not cutting-edge. In fact, it’s 40 years old. What does this mean? It means solar power has been tested a few times, solar has become completely reliable and very cost-effective. It also means the solar industry is stable and thriving and is showing no signs of going away.
    2. Because of federal tax breaks, state rebates, and generous financing programs, you can get a solar system on your roof at no upfront cost. And by switching to solar, you’ll start paying less than your current electric bill every month. 
    3. When the system churns out more power than you need, you actually sell the extra power to the grid. And at night and in those rare situations when your system isn’t generating quite enough energy, you buy power back from the grid at low rates. This means you don’t have to worry about cloudy days or excessive power usage. 
    4. All maintenance and repairs on the system are taken care of for 20 years, and the performance is guaranteed.

Solar power isn't right for everyone. But as a responsible homeowner, you should probably know a little about it. Click above to see if solar is right for you!

We’re here to stay, and want to be your contractor of choice for your upcoming solar project!

Recent Reviews

Steve Padberg and Solar Universe did an excellent job. Even though the sales cycle was long, Steve was very responsive the whole time. He prepared complete information on multiple options. This allowed me to determine what would be best now, and for the future. The service continued to be excellent during the installation. The job was done on schedule, and they even moved the start up about 10 days to fit my schedule. The quality of the work is excellent. I would recommend Steve and Solar Universe to anyone that asked. Robert I.
Yes John D.
Did a nice clean installation. James R.
They did a great job. Communicated throughout the whole process and very professional and punctual during the installation process. Sean P.
Great experience. Very easy from start to finish. All of my questions were answered and I had no worries or concerns. Cindy & paul T.
Over the years I have hired several contractors to do renovations to our home. I can honestly say that working with Solar Universe could not have been better. From the sales department to construction this project went as smooth as promised. I can not thank the Solar Universe staff enough for how they treated us and the excellent quality of materials and craftsmanship they provided. Carl and laura C.
They are the best. David B.
All of the employees were professional, competent, respectful and left the place clean and neat. Mike N.
I had no trouble getting around or doing things around the house while these guys did their jobs, and they were very focused on their installation. Good Job guys!!! Frank S.
They are very professional and thorough in explaining the process, the contracts and the way the system works. From start to finish they were very professional. I would recommend them to anyone thinking about installing solar on their home or business. Marcia G.
Solar Universe kept in touch with us every step of the process. They answered all questions and concerns with honesty and professionalism. Bruce W.
Very satisfied with results and the quality of the installers and support staff. Expectations were set and met. My electricity bill has been significantly reduced since installation. Burt & karen B.
Go solar! Don M.
Great Experience. Will recommend them to everyone Nick G.
Project manager Jeff and electrician Rob did a wonderful job. They kept me advised about what was going on through the whole process. My experience through the installation was great. It has not been to long I've been hooked to the grid but what I have seen my bill should be what I expected. Richard K.
This is the best looking solar system I've ever seen! Rudgear Estates
fantastic product options, great representatives, easy to work with, and fantastic and friendly/trustworthy installer. Vince & amanda L.
We have no issues with Solar Universe and I always recommend you. Mike & pam C.
I appreciate great customer service and with Solar Universe that is exactly what we got. From their sales rep, to their installers, to Dave Brown, the principal - my questions were addressed and we were kept in the loop all the way through the process (and the 'process' with solar is not just the installation, but dealing with the PG&E element). Solar Universe handled all the interaction with PG&E - the forms, the scheduling of their technicians, and PG&E sign-off. This is the way business is supposed to work! I don't recommend many company, but I can say without reservation that Solar Universe delivered what they promised in the time frame promised. What more can we ask for? David M.