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Updated on 2023-06-20


Alderete Solar is a small family owned and managed company that deals with solar system installations, and maintenance. It falls under a parent company, Alderete Pools that focuses on swimming pool construction, plumping and landscaping. Alderete Solar is a relatively new company that is around a decade old, although the parent company was founded in 1977. The company is based in the San Clemente Region under the State of California. However, this review will focus on Alderete Solar and its solar based business.

Alderete Solar offers its services to the residential and commercial sectors in the Southern part of California. Alderete Solar’s business model focuses on providing high quality American solar products and services. Furthermore, all the customers that rated the company’s services from one database gave it 5 stars because of the excellent solar services. One expert placed the company in the top 9% of the contractors in California. Overall, Alderete Solar is rated fairly.


Alderete Solar products, services, and features

Alderete Solar offers the following products and services in the solar energy sector:


Solar panels

One of the businesses of Alderete Solar is selling solar panels. The company sells mainly the Solaria brand of solar panels that is rigorously tested and are backed up by an excellent warranty period that is designed to excel beyond the industry standard warranty period of 25 years This therefore offers a peace of mind to the customers.


Specific Types of Solar Offered

Alderete Solar was listed as a specialist company offering grid tied solar panel installations either as roof top systems or as ground mounted systems. Reviews by the company’s customers echoed solar systems that were professionally and exceptionally installed (5 star).


Solar energy accessories

Alderete Solar sells a wide range of solar system accessories for domestic and commercial sector customers. Such accessories include Enphase and SolarEdge inverters, LG-Chem, Tesla Solar and Sun Power batteries as well as Iron Ridge rack and mounting systems. Alderete Solar also sells solar powered swimming pool water heating systems. 


Installation, maintenance and upgrade of solar systems

One of the core businesses of Alderete Solar in the solar system value chain is the installation and maintenance of solar systems for household and commercial businesses. This can be for rooftop or ground mounted systems that get grid tied. According to Alderete Solar the installation is done in 5 steps involving a consultation, design of the solar system based on the needs, professional installation by technical personnel, final inspection, power up and monitoring of solar system. As a result of the parent company Alderete Pools being specialists in swimming pool construction, Alderete Solar has established a niche in the installation of solar powered swimming pool heating systems on top of the normal installations.

Due to the fact that Alderete Solar products and services carry product and workmanship warranty, the company offers after sales technical support that includes maintenance and repairs of such solar systems. The Solaria solar panels are reported to carry a premium 25-year production warranty as well as a workmanship warranty that comes with the systems being supplied and installed by reputable contractors like Alderete Solar. 


Alderete Solar Costs

Alderete Solar follows the model of offering quality products and services. However, some customer reviews indicated that the company offered reasonably priced solar systems compared to its competitors. The company also offers a free quotation to customers which some customer reviews validated as the prices they actually ended up paying after installation showing how professional the company is.

In situations where one cannot buy the solar systems for cash, Alderete Solar can facilitate the application of full loans through facilities like the Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) or Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) for clean energy renovations or upgrades for which the company is a certified installer. Overall, Alderete Solar offers high quality goods and services which we recommend.


Alderete Solar Legitimacy

Alderete Solar is rated as a legitimate company in the solar industry due to the following factors:

  • Alderete Solar is a registered contractor under the parent company Alderete Pools with the Contractor State License Board (CSLB) under the California Department of Consumer Affairs. The company’s verified license number is 830602.
  • Alderete Solar through its parent company is an Accredited Business by the Better Business Bureau. 
  • Alderete Solar specialises with Solaria solar panels for which it is an accredited installer. Solaria panels have a 25-year warranty. Furthermore, the company uses reputable solar component manufacturers that offer product warranty since their products are certified. Since the company is an accredited installer, its installations carry a workmanship warranty. 
  • The company is Bonded Agent of the State National Insurance Company Inc with a bond value of $15,000 for the damages that can arise during the installation. 
  • Alderete Solar is very transparent about its CSLB licence number, its trading hours and contact details consisting of its telephone and mobile number, physical address, e-mail address. It also provides a link to its website from which one can request for a free quotation.  
  • Alderete Solar has positive customer ratings from a review data base. Furthermore, the company has a Facebook account which is not frequently updated where it posts photos of installation projects and offers an interactive platform for the company and its current and prospective clients. 
  • Alderete Solar is highly ranked in California by the BuildZoom experts. The company is ranked to be in the top 9% of the 336,931 contractors in California.

Overall, we recommend Alderete Solar because we believe that it is legitimate because of such credentials like positive reviews, certifications and its openness in conducting its business.


Alderete Solar Maintenance

Alderete Solar staff were reported to be approachable and professional during scheduling and take their time to answer customer queries. The company is good in communication through different communication channels during the whole process from sourcing quotations through to the installation of the solar systems.

Alderete Solar’s customers recommend the company for its good customer support throughout the whole process. Due to the certification and the warranty, the company guarantees support to its customers. The Solaria panels that the company uses are backed up by a prestigious 25-year warranty whilst the other certified accessories like inverters racks and batteries also have manufacturer’s warranty and the installation process is covered through a workmanship warranty. We are therefore convinced that the company offers reliable and trusted products and services.

In conclusion, our view is that Alderete Solar uses premium products and offers quality services to its customers. The company is transparent in its business, has a good customer service and support for which it receives positive reviews. We therefore recommend the use of the company for solar related products and services.



Overall, Alderete Solar is an specialist solar company whose business is driven by striving to offer high-quality products and services in the solar business. The company is a fully licensed contractor by the Californian authorities and is certified by different bodies and solar experts and manufacturers. Alderete Solar is highly rated by its different customers. In a nutshell, we recommend the company.

Industry Certifications

ASES – American Solar Energy Society
ASES – American Solar Energy Society

Service Types

Residential Solar
Commercial Solar
Energy Monitoring System


Does Alderete Solar provide a good service?

Yes, Alderete Solar provides a good service because it uses high quality solar panels, inverters and batteries. The Solaria panels have a 25-year warranty, whilst other components and workmanship also have warranty.

I can’t get in touch with Alderete Solar. What should I do?

You can send an e-mail to the e-mail address provided on the website or you can leave a message on the mobile number and a representative of the company will call you to assist.

Is Alderete Solar recommended?

Yes, Alderete Solar is recommended by different customers, solar experts, and solar product manufacturers.

Alderete Solar Solar Details

63 Via Pico plaza suite #447
San Clemente CA

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