Sungenia’s mission is to make the solar process as simple and honest as possible, provide the best equipment for each home, and to make as many happy friends as we can.
In 2013, during the height of the solar boom, Dr. Michael Snell was investigating a solar system for his own home and was talking to several companies. But his years in scientific research and product development told him that he may not be getting the full story on solar and he needed to learn more. What he found was that there was indeed a lot of misinformation and “conventional wisdom” surrounding this rapidly growing industry.
After attending solar trade shows and utility seminars, visiting solar manufacturing companies, and doing extensive research in the solar product area, Dr. Snell arrived at a solution and decided to install the system himself. What he learned in the process was that solar didn’t need to be complicated, expensive, or time consuming, and that there was indeed a better way to do things while still using the best equipment and practices in the industry.
Dr. Snell retired from the defense research industry and founded Sungenia Solar Solutions. To ensure that his solar systems were as high a quality as the homes he installed them on and that he could handle ANY home that came our way, Dr. Snell needed a partner in the construction industry and turned to Don Walter, a longtime friend and highly experienced general contractor of high-end custom homes. Don ensures that the finished system is one we would be proud to have on our own homes.
Over 100 installations later, Sungenia is now an established presence in San Diego County and has experience in every type of residential solar installation. That number may not impress you as being large, there are much bigger companies out there, but rest assured, we are second to none in industry knowledge, technology expertise, and quality of workmanship.
Meet the Sungenia team and founders, Mike and Don. Between the two of them you can rest assured that your solar system will be designed using the latest in high-efficiency solar components and the finished job will look as if you’d taken the time and care to do it yourself.
Sungenia is a referral-only business and has created a very loyal family of customers who know they will be dealing with the same people for the lifetime of their system. Those referrals and the quality of our work have ensured that we will always be a part of the solar landscape of San Diego County. We have a very experienced crew that performs every one of our installs and we work on a single project at a time, designing and installing dozens of custom systems each year. By maintaining this steady pace of work we can monitor and respond to ALL of our customers on a moment’s notice.
Read our customer testimonials and find out why more homeowners are choosing Sungenia to go solar with their homes, and why you should too…
Sungenia has been a great company to work with from the very beginning to the end! It was recommended by my co-worker who has done extensive search on different options in San Diego. I’ve also done research and have obtained several quotes, and Sungenia’s price and service/warranty were…Read more on Facebook
We’ve had our system a little over a year and a half and its has delivered everything promised and more. Sungenia and their team were outstanding walking us through a solar system and what it can do…Read more on EnergySage
I talked with many different solar companies over the last several years. Other companies were just trying to “take an order” whereas Sungenia listened to what I wanted, then showed me how they could meet and exceed my expectations…Read more on EnergySage
Sungenia installed our solar August 2018, and they were fabulous! My father-in-law is a tough cookie, and he was meeting with solar companies for us while we worked, but he was incredibly…Read more on Yelp
Sungenia did exactly what they promised, when they promised and we couldn’t be happier. Our $300-$600 electric bill is now a thing of the past. We had our system installed in March and…Read more on Nextdoor
Honest, great pricing and superior installation…Read more on Facebook
Sungenia did a great job for us! From explaining the intricacies of solar power and what to expect for schedule and sequence of events, to the installation and operation, they were patient…Read more on Yelp
I could not be more pleased with how professional from top to bottom this company has been. I searched high and low for Solar installers and setup appointments with three big box companies…Read more on Yelp
We spent quite a bit of time researching Solar companies and decided on Sungenia, and we were very pleasantly surprised by them. The customer service was outstanding…Read more on Yelp
Mike Snell, owner of Sungenia Solar Systems out of Poway (and operations manager Conrad), serving North County and beyond was one of the BEST contractors I have ever worked with since…Read more on Yelp