The Sattler Solar Story
Willkommen! I’m Erik, CEO, and Founder of Sattler Solar. I got my start in the renewable energy business in 2011 while working for the solar engineering group of EDF Renewables, as a commercial and utility-scale renewable energy developer and operator. Prior to my time with EDF, I worked for several smaller civil engineering firms as a Principal Engineer on Land Development Projects with an emphasis on Grading and Storm Water management. I have held a Professional Engineers license in the State of California since 2006 and became a LEED A.P. in 2008.
During my time with EDF, I noticed how many solar installers struggled with their permitting process and design specifications. These pitfalls not only resulted in unpleasant surprises during the installation process but brought large contingencies that led to higher-than-necessary installation costs for the solar customer.
FAMILY OWNED SOLAR PROS
Around this time, I designed and installed a solar PV system for my home in Ocean Beach, San Diego. I realized that reliable support for installers (professional and DIY installers alike) was not easy to come by, and so I began dreaming about starting a company that would offer these services. From the beginning, Sattler Solar’s motivation has been three-fold:
(1) To reduce installation costs.
(2) To help improve efficiencies throughout the design, permitting, and installation process.
(3) To make solar more affordable and available to a wider audience.
I’m passionate about creating a sustainable future for all of us and I seek to go above and beyond customer expectations.
30% ITC in 2019
26% ITC IN 2020
22% ITC in 2021
Up to 25 Year Manufacturer Product Warranty
10 Year Workmanship Warranty
10 Year Roof Leak Warranty
Leading Workmanship Standards
State of the Art Technology
Optimized System Performance & Safety
100% Leak Proof Track Record.
Experienced and Licensed Roofing Partners
1000+ Solar Panels Installed & Counting
Track Record of Successful Projects
“Erik is a very savvy solar engineer who knows the industry and the equipment very well. His approach is very constructive as he searches for solutions to your problems and needs and proposes options that not only fit your budget but also your objectives. I would strongly recommend you consult Erik for all your alternative energy needs. His many years of expertise with global projects allow him to be a key business partner in this domain.“
- Fabrice Figliolini, VP of Finance, Boiron
“Cosmin did all the electric work for my kitchen remodel about a year ago and everything has been great – no issues whatsoever. Since I was on a tight timeline he even made himself available on the weekend. He is always punctual, cleans as he goes and gives accurate estimates. Recently I hired him again to provide a new 240v hook up and circuit for an electric dryer and install some outdoor lighting. Again he did a fantastic job. Would definitely recommend it.“
- Kimberly O. (Yelp)
“Erik helped us design a beautiful solar system. He is unbureaucratic, supportive, customer-oriented. We intend to use his services again!”
- Martin Mesmer, Director of Operations, GSSG Solar LLC
“Just had solar installed at my house with Erik’s help. The entire process was a breeze. He was hands on and I could relax knowing my solar project is in good hands. He helped procure my permit, did the entire design (which is really important so you don’t over produce), procured the panels (that look beautiful) and helped set up the installation so that I could do it on my own. I was able to finish the entire system in 2 hours. The only thing I had to find was a solar panel to connect my grid to which had to be done by an electrician (expect to pay about $2k for it).
Hope this review helps others. My experience was 5 stars!”
- Alice V. (Yelp)
“I hired Sattler Solar after a lengthy bid and interview process of 5 different solar installers. The first thing I found different about Erik is that he is an engineer as opposed to a sales person. He brings a level of knowledge to the process that was very helpful for me to make decisions about which brands and designs to consider. Erik spent as much time as I needed to learn about solar systems, the various products, warranties, and the different array and mounting designs given the roof structure I have. He also came up with creative and cost-saving approaches to the installation when we ran into ‘snags’ tying into the older, existing electrical panels. Erik even ‘went to battle’ with a certain City that demanded unwarranted and unjustified visual ‘screens’ in order to grant the permits. Such screens would have made the project too expensive, so he ‘saved’ that project. He is meticulous, conscientious, committed to the client and a genuine pleasure to work with. As a result, I hired him to install 6 additional systems at other commercial properties I own. I highly recommend Erik and Sattler Solar.“
- McGrath Jr., Owner, Super Storage
“Erik Sattler of Sattler Solar is an exceptional person all the way around. He is extremely honest, fair, knowledgeable and has a lot of experience. He made sure everything was 100% with every detail. I would highly recommend Sattler Solar to anyone with great confidence. Thanks so much, Erik”
- Sheila W. (Yelp)
“Cosmin worked fast, smart, and was reasonably cost-effective.”
- Chris I. (Yelp)