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About Sunlight Solar Energy


Sunlight Solar Energy, Inc is a Energy Trust of Oregon trade ally that specializes in solar electric systems for homes and businesses.  With over 30 years of experience, 3,000+ installs, and a 10-year workmanship warranty, Sunlight Solar offers full-service solar electric systems you can trust.


Our History


Sunlight Solar was founded in 1988 in Sacramento, California by owner and President, Paul Israel.  A New Hampshire native, Paul has a business degree from Temple University and has been in the renewable energy industry since 1987.  He got his start in energy with Buyers Up, a consumer organization that banded consumers together to negotiate discounted prices for home heating oil and energy conservation home improvements.  For 10 years, Paul was the Vice President of the American Solar Network (ASN), a Herndon, Virginia-based solar hot water manufacturing company.

Sunlight Solar Energy opened its first location in Redmond, Oregon in 1997. During this time, the services offered varied from installing Solatubes and solar for RVs to residential solar hot water and solar electric systems.  From 2003-2011, Sunlight Solar expanded by opening three more offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Portland, OR.

Sunlight Solar now installs in five states, and the company maintains a strong reputation in the residential sector while growing rapidly in commercial.

Since its inception over thirty years ago, Sunlight Solar Energy has become well-known for quality work and experienced staff. We look forward to our bright future, fostered by strong roots.


Notable solar programs, awards and recognitions include:


2008 – SunPower Intelegant Award

2008 – The Source’s Best Green Business, Bend, OR

2009 – Green Coast Leader in Solar Technology Award

2009 – The Source’s Best Green Business, Bend, OR

2010 – Induction into Milford Environmental Hall of Fame

2011 – Energy Award for Excellence in Design and Engineering from the Connecticut Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers

2012 – Oregon Solar Professional of the Year, President, Paul Israel

2012 – The Source’s Best Green Business, Bend, OR

2013 – Solarize Connecticut

2014 – MA Newton Solar Challenge

2014 – The Source’s Best Green Business, Bend, OR

       2015 – The Bend Energy Challenge, Bend, OR

       2016 – The Bend Energy Challenge, Bend, OR

       2016 – The Source’s Best Green Business, Bend, OR

       2017 – Solar Beaverton, City of Beaverton, OR

       2017 – Solarize Milwaukie,  City of Milwaukie, OR (exclusive installer)



We are also proud members of the following organizations: