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Updated on 2023-04-13


Solar Symphony is a privately held, medium-sized solar panel installation business located in Escondido, California. Founded in 2013, the company has installed more than 600 residential solar systems in Southern California. With a team of approximately 32 employees, the company’s projected revenue is due to exceed $4 million.

The company is part of a contracting family that has been serving Californians for over 40 years. The owners, Aaron Eriksson and Rob Smith, have together managed almost a billion dollars’ worth of construction projects, which were mostly built for the US military. Their business model is based on recommendations from friends and neighbours, as well as lasting relationships with customers. This is reflected by the review databases that we trawled: Solar Symphony has one of the highest percentage of five star reviews among the mid to large sized solar businesses in California – 99.6% across all review sites including Yelp, Solar Reviews, Facebook, Home Advisor, and Energy Sage. 



Solar Symphony Services and Features

Solar Symphony Services

Solar Symphony orchestrates the entire process of going solar, from home solar panel installation, commercial solar panels, to complete solar energy systems. It does this by offering: 


Tier 1 Manufacturers: Solar Symphony uses solar panels exclusively from tier 1 manufacturers, the top 2% of solar manufacturers. With that said, they aren’t married to any one brand, so if you have a particular model that you like, they will install it for you.


Energy Harvest Maximisation: To maximise the energy harvested from the sun, Solar Symphony uses micro-inverters on most residential projects. 


High Quality Solar Panel Design and Installation: The designers at Solar Symphony have at least a bachelor’s degree in solar engineering and all solar technicians are trained through the Solar Energy International (SEI), the oldest and most respected solar training organisations.


Solar Symphony caters its products mostly to customers in the Southern California area, near its base in Escondido. The company’s service area in California extends throughout cities in Orange County, San Diego County, Imperial County, and Riverside County.


Solar Symphony Costs

Solar Symphony boasts to provide the best quality at the best price, beating any competitor’s advertised system price. Although they do not offer senior discounts, they offer military discounts and free estimates. The company offers financing options and will work with you to engineer a solution that matches your unique situation and concerns. 

One customer writes that Solar Symphony was about 30% cheaper than the major players and that the system would pay off in under five years. Overall, all customers claim that their pricing was competitive and very fair based on other quotes they received. However, we found one negative reviewer who claims that the quote came out 300 watts less than the official quote. Based on the majority of positive reviews, we recommend Solar Symphony for their emphasis on reasonable pricing for high quality products.


Solar Symphony Legitimacy

Solar Symphony is a highly legitimate company. Here are some of its most recent accreditations:

  • It is a registered business in the state of California since 2013 and has installed over  600 residential solar systems.
  • Solar Symphony Construction, Inc. holds the following licences which are in good standing, fully bonded and insured: B- General Building Contractor, C-10 Electrical Contractor, and C-46 Solar Contractor. 
  • The CEO, Aaron Eriksson, is a second generation general contractor and was born and raised in San Diego.
  • Solar Symphony has multiple installation supervisors who are either NABCEP certified or in the process of obtaining their NABCEP certifications, the solar industry’s most prestigious credential.
  • Solar Symphony  is transparent about its contact details, providing its location, email and phone number on its website for ease of contact.


Solar Symphony Maintenance

The company holds a 4.4 rating in 45 reviews. Out of 45 customers who reviewed Solar Symphony, 7 were dissatisfied with the customer service, reporting faulty installation and poor customer service. Based on their reviews, the company was hard to get in touch with and failed to fix some issues. On the other hand, the majority of reviewers express satisfaction with Solar Symphony’s industry knowledge, customer focus, flexibility and professional communication. 

The company offers a 20 year workmanship warranty on every solar system with microinverters. They also have a 25 year Power Production Guarantee, where they promise to pay for the loss or increase system size in case the solar system fails to meet the specified amount of electricity each year.



The SolarEmpower view

Overall, Solar Symphony seems to be a great team to work with, offering excellent services with very high quality, at a competitive price. They also provide a good warranty of 20-25 years and hold 99.6% 5-star reviews across online review sites. Despite this, a few reviews showed that it was difficult to get in touch with the company for repair after problems arose after several years of the original installation.

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Is Solar Symphony worth it?

Yes, our analysis found Solar Symphony has one of the highest percentages of excellent reviews in any solar company in California.

Does Solar Symphony provide a free consultation?

Solar Symphony provides free project estimates.

Is Ohio Power Solutions recommended?

Yes, Ohio Power Solutions is recommended by a high majority of customers.

Solar Symphony Solar Details

Licensing Information

(CSLB) #988146

1291 Pacific Oaks Pl, Suite 117
Escondido, CA

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M MacDougall
M MacDougall
February 16, 2023
Great overall experience and best…
Great overall experience and best value! I was about to give up on getting solar after dealing with some of the usual suspects, until a friend referred me to Solar Symphony. No hassle sales process, best pricing, friendly and quick installation. They strategically worked with me through the process. My wife and I joke if the panels are even on the roof since they were not only optimally placed for production, but also for aesthetics since I’m not a fan of seeing panels for curb appeal reasons. Solar Symphony also has a great connection for financing options. Wish I did this years ago based on what we’re producing, even during this time of the year. Anxious to see what we generate during the summer.
Lynn Hernandez
Lynn Hernandez
February 13, 2023
We chose solar symphony based…
We chose solar symphony based on their outstanding response to my initial calls and questions. Don was very responsive and listened to my questions and concerns. Our solar project was completed early July. Since then, I’ve had substantial savings on my power bill over last year.
I would absolutely recommend them to anyone I know!!
Jamie Dote-Kwan
Jamie Dote-Kwan
December 14, 2022
Solar Symphony was referred to…
Solar Symphony was referred to us by the SCE Marketplace. Although we had an issue with finding the right replacement tile for our roof after the panels were installed, they worked with us to get it right. Diana C. Project Manager for Solar Symphony was instrumental in keeping us informed with the project progress and always returned my phone calls/email inquiries. Overall we are very happy with solar installation process and the results.
CJ John
CJ John
December 10, 2022
It can sometimes be very…
It can sometimes be very dubious when contracting with a new business, especially when there is a good amount of money and unfamiliarity with the product. Solar Symphony was recommended to me by a close friend that had solar installed by Symphony last year and whose opinion I greatly value. I initially met with owner Mark Nelson and was very impressed with his professionalism and attention to detail. As the process progressed, we met his installation team who provided superb service with all the equipment placement, labeling lines, paint touchup to help all the product on the wall side blend with our exterior paint, and cleanup. My project manager was Angel Tello, who was truly a blessing. Angel timely, kindly and completely answered all our questions and kept us updated. At the close of our project, he also made sure I understood the solar monitoring app and told me to feel free to call him if I had any additional questions. Owner Mark Nelson also contacted me at closing to provide some great helpful tips. I highly recommend Solar Symphony!!!
Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson
December 1, 2022
Stay away. Terrible communication…
Stay away. Terrible communication and they don't follow through with their commitments.
Robert Green
Robert Green
November 5, 2022
Amazing experience with these guys…
Amazing experience with these guys who did our solar on my home. Sales team was great, a quick one day job for 17 panels. Highly recommend!
Sorida Seng
Sorida Seng
November 4, 2022
Very professional, fast, did a…
Very professional, fast, did a good job. Highly recommended.
John seth
John seth
August 18, 2022
Solar Sasquatch…
Solar Sasquatch
Margaret Barone
Margaret Barone
August 16, 2022
If I could give less…
If I could give less than 1 star I would. The "Sales" side of this company does pretty well, but you really need to understand your contract and check their work with an outside solar expert. Our system was installed in 2019 and the 1st year went well. Every year after that has been disastrous. Improper kW inverters installed, panels not at pitch the contract indicates, which ALL causes problems with the inverters and productions level. Extremely unsatisfactory Customer Service.
Doug Schulze
Doug Schulze
May 27, 2022
Solar Symphony took months to…
Solar Symphony took months to install my system and now I am having a low voltage problem caused by faulty installation. I have emailed and called multiple times during the past two weeks, but they have been non-responsive. In the meantime, this problem can damage my appliances and cause a fire. DO NOT HIRE THIS BUSINESS!

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