Smart Energy. Working Harder. Since 1975.
- AboutEstablished in 1975, Solarponics is the oldest solar energy company in California.
Solarponics was founded by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo engineering grad, Mike Emrich. During the oil embargo of 1973, Mr. Emrich recognized the great flaw in our energy use and distribution model. In 1975, he began installing some of the first solar water heating systems on the Central Coast. Since then, solar photovoltaics has become cost competitive with grid energy. Today, Solarponics designs and installs solar water heating, solar electric, solar pool heating, radiant heating and cooling, battery storage, and LED Lighting for residential and commercial projects on the central coast. Solarponics achievements include: Atascadero Business of the Year 2014; Top Solar Contractor in California for 2013, 2014 and 2015, Guild Quality Certified, San Luis Obispo Green Company of the Year, Pacific Coast Business Times Tri-County area Family Business of the Year 2015, and Angie’s List Super Service Award.