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Thousand Oaks


2524 Townsgate Rd, Suite B
Westlake Village, CA 91361

(805) 777-7477
Contractor License: 992535

(44 Reviews)


About Us

Solar Universe offers safe, simple, and cost-effective solar electrical system design & installations. We strive on a flawless execution, developing relationships with our customers, as well as standards and procedures that ensure quality in our solar installations. Once a customer is installed, we don’t disappear! We constantly monitor your system and call you to make sure the system we designed is maximizing the suns efficiency and reducing your power bill.
Solar Universe does not subcontract; we use our own engineers and installers. Everything is done in-house from sales, custom system design, processing utility rebate paperwork and interconnection agreements, and obtaining necessary permits. Solar Universe ensures our customers get the whole experience right from start to finish.
We believe in tailoring to our customers’ needs and to the product we offer.  We know that one supplier may not work for some of our customers, which is why we offer several panel and inverter manufactures to choose from. Solar Universe is technology neutral, which means we are not tied to just one manufacturer.  Our solar panels come with a 25-year manufacturer warranty and our 10-year Workmanship Warranty. 
About Mitch Katz
With Mitch’s business knowledge, marketing expertise, experience solar staff & engineers, and professional installation team, he is now installing premium PV systems in the Southern California territory.
With over 27 years starting and operating Katzkin Leather Inc, Commerce California, Mitch Katz has an extensive background in Business and Manufacturing. Katzkin Leather (aftermarket leather interiors) started in 1983 and grew form a one-man show to 600 employees. Katzkin became the exclusive aftermarket supplier to Chrysler and Ford. In 2007 Mitch sold Katzkin and retired with his wife Eva Katz.

After 2 years of retirement, solar energy entered their lives. Mitch and Eva installed solar for their home in Thousand Oaks California. After interviewing 8 solar companies, they were so extremely impressed with the Solar Universe team and the Solar Process that they bought a large franchise which includes Southern California territories.

Recent Reviews

Mitch Katz and Joseph Knecht were perfect!! Wesley I.
The willingness to take on whatever problems occurred and to resolve them without placing the responsibility on my shoulders was beyond my expectations. Everyone with whom I came in contact was pleasant, anxious to help, and knowledgeable. The whole experience was "hassle free" which is rare in this day and age! Thanks for a job well done. Susan C.
sue and I are completely satisfied with the overall experience with Solar Universe. quality work all the way. Bob N.
Excellent Clair B.
I'm very happy. It looks good and it works great. It produces more than I expected. they promised about 80% but SCE ended up owing me about 350.00 after the end of my first year. so yeah!!! John M.
An excellent opportunity to reduce the monthly energy cost overhead without any upfront money required. Edward G.
I enjoyed working with Solar Universe and have/will continue to recommended them to others considering Solar James K.
Good Install. No Leaks. Replaced any damaged roof tiles. System performs above expectation. Todd L.
Yes, have done so Steve L.
Quick installation Mario E.
So far I'm producing more power than I am using. James R.
Straight talk, not just a sales job. Answered all my questions, and I had lots of questions. Service oriented. Rockwood (rocky) L.
That the sales rep, Tony, is excellent and easy to work with. Both Foremans' on the jobsite were excellent and easy to work with. Pretty much all the workers on our site were excellent and did quality work. However, see comments below. Ronald M.
Way way to long between completion of project until turn on of system. Ed L.
Tony Rosen is great to work with. I will recommend him to all of our acquaintances. Steve B.
I would refer others. Allan L.
Great service, honest, respectful and offers the best service and quality for solar power. Solar Universe is the only company that offers a true 100% finance to own. You guys are awesome. Steve T.
Very happy with the process. Installation was excellent. Looks like the house was built with the solar panels. Wesley S.
They took care of all the interaction needed to get the approvals from the various entities. We were required to do nothing! Robert H.
From day one the service was outstanding.They kept me informed about every step to be taken. The office was always there and willing to answer any questions.Tthe people on site were very professional and knew what they were doing. It took approx three weeks from the day I signed the contract for installation and complete. Excellent job and (yes) I have recommended your services to several people and hope they follow suit. James S.
Super Solar Company... They communicated with us every step of the process. This is the company you should hire. The entire team was respectful, educated and on time. Joyce M.
Solar Universe is a local business establishment with a caring and responsive sales and office staff. Brad Halpern and Eren Long will go that extra mile for you. Their installers are inhouse, as opposed to subcontractors, for better quality control and coordination of the installation. After the system is installed and operating, they still maintain contact with you to ensure there are no missteps and you are truly satisfied with their performance. Don J.
Exceeded our expectations. Martin S.
Fast, efficient and thorough. Patrick C.
All of the people that we had contact with from sales, office, and installation staff were very polite and considerate of us, our animals, as well as our property. We did have a few obstacles that they had to work around. They took them in stride and continued to be very respectful. Joanne & amy J.
prompt service,professional workmanship, clean up as well Carl D.
Quick and clean work. Friendly people and always helpful. A good experience. Harry M.
They are very neat and professional Bruce & debra K.
Your sales and installation staffs are great to deal with. Any questions are answered quickly. Watching the system run is amazing, and not having an electric bill is wonderful. Henry A.
I was really impressed with the contractors (pool pump and solar installation). Contractors came prepared with extra tiles and paint to match everything that was installed. Left house in same condition as when they showed up. People were great as well. Jason S.
It has been a good experience. Allen I.
That they should GO SOLAR and fast! We tell everyone it was a great experience and we are happy with the results. Amy R.
the presses that take to install solar panels Rosamaria L.
Overall, a very positive experience. The installation ran a bit slower that initially quoted, but it was a very busy time for you, and a few glitches slowed it down. On the plus side, it was always easy to get in touch with someone with any questions. I love my solar system -- a really nice professional system that was easy to get up and running. Ron M.
Excellent installation contractor. Gary M.
We are benefiting from our solar panels. It is fun to watch the meter run backwards! Michael F.
I would tell them that working with Solar Universe was a great experience. Matthew, the installers...and everyone else were friendly, helpful and delivered exactly what what was promised. I got at least 4 estimates from other providers and decided to go with Solar Universe. I felt that they would provide the best product at the best price and I truly believe that Solar Universe has done just that. Jed U.
The best contractor crew with whom I have ever worked. Every worker new my name (Mr. So & So) and addressed me using it. They were very knowledgeable regarding their product and its installation. I could not think of one thing I would have them do differently. Their after installation follow up has been phenomenal. They determined that there was a problem with a lack of connectivity with the monitoring service and they came out to fix it before I knew I had a problem. Richard S.
installer not explain how operate and maintain the system. Harry D.
I found Solar Universe after having a bad experience with another Solar company. The other company told me that the technology I wanted was not available and still experimental, what they didn't know is that I had done my homework! after they told me they could only put a system in half the size they quoted me on for the same price, I was finished with them (Phat Solar). Solar Universe gave me the system, technology and price I wanted with no hidden cost. The team that installed my system were clean curtious and professional. I will definetly recommend Solar universe to everybody. Roger S.
When Solar Universe salesman Ron Vesci called I was surprised by his upfront honesty and high level of product knowledge. This was a pleasant change from several other Solar company salesmen who tried smoke and mirrors or strong arm selling. When the installation team headed by David Martinez arrived he informed me of the scope of their work and an estimation of the time to complete the job. In all the years I was in the property and construction business I have never seen a better crew working and clean-up on a job site. Finally, I was amazed by the follow-up by management and officers of Solar Universe in their true concern that everything related to the installation and the running of our solar system was working correctly. Michael S.
Solar Universe and all the people I dealt with were very pleasant and professional. I would definetely recommend and or use for the next time I see myself in need of solar professionals. Juan V.
Other than the glitch of switching finance companies during the process, everything went as planned. The workers were fantastic and the finished job looks excellent. And, Tony Rosen was a pleasure to work with. Thank you for everything! David W.
Great program. Solar Universe surpassed all of my expectations!! Richard Z.