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Solar West is the leading residential solar installation company in San Diego. We give you freedom and security with a lifelong investment for your home and family. We  take great pride adding value to your household as well as making you feel like part of our energy family.


In January of 2008 Rhett Miller and Patrick Schmit formed an S Corporation called Solar West Electric Inc. located in San Diego, CA. Solar West Electric (SWE) is an electrical contractor with C10 and C46 contracting licenses.

SWE is primary a photovoltaic solar installation company which has develop a sterling reputation to having become the leading solar installation company for residential homes in San Diego county.


2,200 Installs
Total Savings $4,752,000
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Rhett Miller


Rhett is a master electrician with over 20 years of experience. He has designed and installed hundreds of solar installations throughout the Southwest. Rhett has the unique ability to oversee,...
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Patrick Schmit


Patrick has 19 years of electrical experience. Patrick facilitates the operation of crews and managed hundreds of installations. He is  currently the Installation Director for Solar Alliance Foundation, which builds...
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Jason Dohman

Director of Sales and Marketing

Jason brings 15 years of professional sales and marketing experience in the solar industry, having opened multiple solar offices throughout the country and worked with a variety of companies in...
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Saeed Abdollahi

Chief Process and Information Officer

With more than 13 years of experience in management and a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business Administration, Saeed has the golden combination of knowledge and experience when it comes...
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Homeowners Choose Solar West because we are committed to giving our customers a positive return on their investment. We help homeowners increase the value of their homes, eliminate rising energy costs, and contribute to an eco friendly environment. With hundreds of successful solar installs, this means that you will get a highly trained team of experts doing your installation. You are getting the best there is.


  • Brian P.
    I can personally vouch for the professional and courteous service provided by the solar energy installers, Solar West Electric. They were always punctual, professional, and comprehensive to ascertain that the work was done correctly the first time. I possess no reservations and highly recommend their work to anyone who is interested in solar energy installation related home enterprises.
  • David D.
    David D.
    After receiving three different bids on our solar installation project, we contracted with Solar West Electric. Solar West was able to obtain all equipment/panels and complete the installation within 2 weeks of our initial agreement with them. Our project site is in rural east county, yet our installation team was on-site promptly at 8am each day. They provided a very professional work ethic and completed the installation within 3 days. Solar West representatives dealt with county permits and inspections from both San Diego County and SDGE, and with filing for the state rebate. We are very pleased with having our solar project completed in such a timely and professional manner. The personnel from Solar West Electric were very attentive to ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • Clifford Giesler
    Clifford Giesler
    I wish to extend my congratulations to you for an installation of my solar system including the hook up to house electrical panel. The attitude and professionalism of the entire 3 members of the installation team was outstanding, including the cleanup of the work site after the installation was complete. If asked, your company would get my recommendations for a company that can be trusted to do the job right and on time.
  • Barry Hunter
    Barry Hunter
    The employees from Solar West Electric are exceptional. Everything was accomplished in a very neat and expeditious manner. They worked very well together and didn‘t waste my or the inspectors time. This is a top notch installation. A job very well done.
  • Craig A. Short
    Craig A. Short
    The installation of my solar power system by your crew was perfect. The workers were professional, personable and they were clearly very dedicated employees. The installation was completed in a timely fashion and was very well done. I am completely satisfied with the work your crew performed and will happily recommend your company to anyone who may inquire. The quality of the work performed by your crew is testimony to the high standards and expectations you obviously require of your people.