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We offer service plans that are designed to shield and protect solar PV investments from unavoidable degradation.  Provide cost effective approach to solar O&M management including reporting/warranty management, performance monitoring and best practices for highest return on investment.

13 January 2015

HAAS Automation charges up with a 1 MW Solar Roof Mount

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HAAS Automation Solar Roof Mount

HAAS Automation is now charging up with a 1 MW solar roof mount built by Stellar Energy.

Click here for a test drive of this state-of-the art solar system!

12 January 2015

Central City Cooling Completes Their First Megawatt Solar Project

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Central City Cooling Builds Their First 1.14 MW Solar Project

Stellar Energy completed the first 1.14 MW solar ground mount project for Central City Cooling in Santa Maria.

Click here for a look at this solar PV ground mount project.

13 June 2014

Agriculture business flips the switch on new solar panels

Posted in In The News

Bonipak Farms Goes Solar

A produce company in the Santa Maria Valley is now farming more than food. It's also harvesting solar energy.

Thursday, Bonipak turned on a 1.3 mega-watt solar panel system.
A mega watt is the equivalent of 1 million watts.

The project will save 14 million gallons of water that the business would use to generate electricity.

"Essentially, the solar system's producing power that's off-setting their direct loads, so it's simply power that they don't buy from PG&E," said Ted Walsh, president of Stellar Energy.

Don Klusendorf, the director of sales and marketing at Bonipak, says, "We consider ourselves leaders of being sustainable and being social responsible. This is just one more thing of what we do."

Bonipak says the project will pay for itself in a few years.
It's expected to save more than $10 million in the next 30 years.

Read More Here!

07 October 2014

Santa Barbara Farms Goes Solar!

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Santa Barbara Farms Solar

Stellar Energy just completed this 561 kW ground mount solar installation at Santa Barbara Farms, demonstrating their commitment to financial and environmental responsibility.

To watch a quick time-lapse video of building Santa Barbara Farm's solar project, click here!

22 May 2014

Stellar Energy Joins White House Clean Energy Initiative by Bringing 50MW of Solar to Over 40 Farms and Food Processors in Next 3 Years

Posted in In The News

Stellar Energy is doing its part to advance the clean energy economy.

Stellar Energy, one of the nation's foremost large-scale solar developers and integrators, has committed to installing 50 megawatts for farmers and agricultural companies over the next three years as part of an executive action by President Obama announced to advance the clean energy economy.

"Farmers, food processors and others in the agricultural value chain understand that going solar isn't a fad. It is becoming one of the hallmarks of fiscal and environmental responsibility," said Ted Walsh, President of Stellar Energy.

Read more here!

09 May 2014

Stellar Energy generates global recognition for its solar clients from White House!

Posted in Press Releases

Stellar Energy to contribute 50 MW of solar to the White House Clean Energy Initiative

Stellar Energy Joins White House Clean Energy Initiative by Bringing 50 MW of solar to Over 40 Farms and Food Processors in Next Three Years

Bonipak and Taylor Farms to Collaborate With Stellar and Soligent on First Two Projects

Stellar Energy, one of the nation's foremost large-scale solar developers and integrators, has committed to installing 50 megawatts for farmers and agricultural companies over the next three years as part of an executive action by President Obama announced today to advance the clean energy economy.

Soligent, the country's oldest and largest solar distributor and provider of value-added services for dealers, will provide equipment and support in the initiative.

"Farmers, food processors and others in the agricultural value chain understand that going solar isn't a fad. It is becoming one of the hallmarks of fiscal and environmental responsibility," said Ted Walsh, President of Stellar Energy.

Under the executive action, President Obama announced that more than 300 private and public sector commitments to create jobs and reduce carbon pollution through solar and efficiency. The commitments cumulatively represent more than 850 MW of solar -- enough to power 850,000 homes -- and lower bills for over 1 billion square feet of buildings.

09 May 2014

Stellar Energy generates global recognition for its solar clients from White House!

Posted in In The News

Stellar Energy to contribute 50 MW of solar to the White House Clean Energy Initiative

Stellar Energy joins the White House Clean Energy Initiative by bringing 50 MW of solar to over 40 farms and food processors in the next 3 years.  Bonipak and Taylor Farms are set to collaborate with Stellar and Soligent on the first two projects!

Read More in the Press Release Here

28 August 2012

Stellar Energy in US Builders Review

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Solar Power Solutions That Make a Difference

Stellar Energy was recently featured in US Builders Review - 'The industry leading construction journal'. 

 Click here to read the 2 page article "Solar Solutions that Make a Difference"

04 June 2012

Soligent: New Name for Stellar Energy’s Managing Company

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Operational efficiencies lead to more competitive solar equipment pricing

You probably already know Stellar Energy as one of the top solar EPC companies in California. Yet did you know our sister companies, DC Power Systems and Solar Depot were the largest solar equipment suppliers in the Unites States?

As of June 1, 2012- Stellar Energy's managing company; SolarNet and distributors DC Power Systems and Solar Depot officially changed to a single name Soligent, LLC. Merging into one name completes a transition to one company with a single vision and purpose, to be the best equipment partner in solar energy. Soligent's improved operational efficiencies lead to more competitive solar equipment pricing for Stellar Energy clients. Stellar Energy GP, Inc. will keep its name and remains a 100% wholly-owned subsidiary of Soligent, LLC.

As a brief history, Stellar Energy incorporated in 2004 and in 2009, ITOCHU International, a Fortune Global 500 company, acquired a majority interest in Stellar Energy and its managing company, SolarNet LLC, now called Soligent LLC. ITOCHU strengthened Stellar Energy's position with increased bonding and insurance capabilities.

Today Stellar Energy remains one of the nation's foremost large-scale solar energy integrators, with complete system design, engineering, procurement, and construction management capabilities. Stellar Energy navigates the technical, logistical, and regulatory complexities of developing solar projects for a wide variety of market segments, including government and municipal projects, schools and universities, commercial and industrial businesses, and utilities and independent power producers. Contact us to learn more.

03 January 2012

30% Grant in Lieu of Tax Credit Expired

Posted in Solar Industry News

Investment Tax Credit still valid through 2016

As it stands now, the wildly successful 30% Grant in Lieu of Tax Credit for renewable energy property (affectionately known as the 1603 or Treasury Grant Program) will not see the light of day in 2012, nor will 100% first-year bonus depreciation. This is not so much a policy development as a lack of policy development, but all is not lost. The clean energy industry will still be able to benefit from the 30% business energy investment tax credit and the residential renewable energy tax credit through the end of 2016, as well as 50% first-year bonus depreciation through 2012.  See DSIRE's Database for complete details.