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Smith Solar is a service of Smith Electrical Contractors, Inc., a locally owned C-10 electrical contractor serving all of San Diego County since 2006. We’re known for our high-quality workmanship and customer service in America’s finest City!

Smith Solar offers first-class work and uses premium materials and trustworthy name brand equipment for your home so that your system will work optimally for you. We’ll customize a system for your home with the best materials, your individual savings and needs in mind, and the most competitive pricing.

Our Full Service Electrical & Solar Approach


  • Analyzing your electricity usage and costs
  • Designing your system
  • Permitting
  • Electrical installations
  • Solar installation
  • Coordination with the city and utility company
  • Final inspection
  • Powering on and quality control
  • Setting up your monitoring system and teaching you how to use the app
  • Personally monitoring your system’s performance
  • 10 year production guarantee
  • 10 year installation warranty

C-10 Electrical Contractor


Select a licensed, locally owned C-10 electrical contractor with a good reputation to install your solar. Why would you pay $15,000-30,000 for your solar from a company specializing in heating and air or roofing only when installing an expensive solar PV system requires a professional, licensed, certified electrical work and sometimes even upgrading your main electrical panel, installing conduit, and installing wiring?

“A C-10 Electrical Contractor places, installs, erects, or connects any electrical wires, fixtures, appliances, apparatus, raceways, conduits, solar photovoltaic cells or any part thereof, which generate, transmit, transform, or utilize electrical energy in any form or for any purpose.” (From the Department of Consumer Affairs Contractors State Licensing Board at

Smith Solar by Smith Electrical Contractors, Inc. is a name you can trust. We’ve been serving San Diego County since 2006. Check out our 5-star reviews on Yelp and our A+ rating on BBB!

Designing Your System with Premium Materials


We’ll customize a solar PV system for your home with the best materials, your individual savings and needs in mind, and competitive pricing. We do high-quality work and only use trustworthy name brand equipment for your home so that your system will work optimally for you.

  • LG 320 N1c-G4 solar panels
  • Enphase IQ 6+ microinverters
  • Quick Mount mounting systems

10-Year Production Guarantee & Installation Warranty

Smith Solar guarantees the kilowatt hour production of your system for the first ten years of system operation. If the system does not produce what we specify, then we will install more solar panels at no cost to you. We warranty every system we install for 10 years. This warranty covers the full workmanship of your system, including all penetrations into your roof, electrical conduit, wiring, racking, and hardware, which are done by Smith Solar and is transferrable to future homeowners.

Energy Costs & Energy Savings


Costs: The average rate for electricity at our local utility is $0.21 per kWh for Tier 1 and $0.43 per kWh for Tier 2. Typically the utility increases its rates about 6.7% per year. You could pay $360-500 per month ($4,000-5,000 per year) on electricity or save all of that when you have solar.

Savings: Once you have Smith Solar, your electricity bill goes down to about $0 per month ($15 in fees and charges but $0 charges for electricity). Instead of paying $360 per month (or $4,315 per year) for electricity, you can pay your savings account and watch it grow! Save $58,784 in 10 years. Save $386,275 in 30 years! In addition, you’re protected from the rising costs of electricity.

30% tax credit: claim your 30% Federal tax credit for systems placed in service by 12/31/2019.

Payback period: as you save thousands of dollars per year in electricity, you can pay back your savings account between 3 and 5 years, depending on the size of your system and your energy savings.

Property value increases: when you install solar at your home: increase our property value (each $1 in energy bill savings adds $20 to your home’s total value); receive a higher asking price; and help your home sell 20% faster as properties without solar installations. (From

Solar loan: Even with a monthly payment on a solar loan, you will save money each month without an electricity bill. While the costs of electricity increase (about 6.7% each year), you can translate those rising costs into increased savings while each year you are paying down your loan principal.

  • 0% down (for qualified borrowers)
  • 2.99-5.49% rates
  • 12 year term
  • We will help you with a solar loan from San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union

Save with Smith Solar today! Contact us for a FREE estimate (619) 758-9829 or