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Sunlux is a solar energy provider that focuses on helping residents and businesses in Southern California find solar energy solutions that best fit their needs. Sunlux's advisors ensure customers are informed about solar products and the benefits of switching to solar. The company offers residential and commercial services with the option of owning or leasing.

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Sunlux's low-profile solar panels blend into roofing. Although prep time can be long, the company's customers enjoy high-quality solar installation. The solar panels include lifetime support and warranties.


  • Lifetime support and warranty
  • All equipment guaranteed
  • Modern, sleek designs


  • High upfront costs

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Getting started was super easy, and once the black panels were installed, they looked amazing and blended right into our black roof. Danielle was a fantastic project manager and was super responsive, informative, and had excellent follow-up.

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I have had nothing but a great experience with Sunlux. The system looks awesome and is working great. Everyone I have dealt with throughout this process has been fantastic. The communication has been perfect.

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What does Sunlux do?

Sunlux designs customized solar energy systems to ensure they fit its customers' needs. Sunlux's systems consist of solar panels, solar inverters and batteries. The company takes pride in its partnerships with Tesla, Panasonic and LG, which lets it build quality systems from quality materials. Sunlux provides cost-efficient, renewable energy sources, and customers can expect excellent engineering and professional installation. Sunlux also provides a handy savings calculator that estimates immediate and lifetime savings, which helps customers make educated financing decisions.

Sunlux costs

Sunlux prices range from $24,900 to $35,000. Costs vary depending on the size of your roof and whether you purchase, finance, lease or prepay for your solar panels. If you decide to purchase, a $1,000 deposit gets the process started, and the remaining cost is due after the company installs your solar power system.

Sunlux regularly coordinates with clients to find loan options, working with partners such as Dividend and the Energy Loan Network. Federal tax credits are also available to lower construction costs.

Sunlux installation

Sunlux solar installation only takes one or two days, but the prep time can take up to six weeks.

  1. The installation process starts with a visit to the location, where specialists survey for challenges and measure the available space.
  2. Within the following week, Sunlux designers draft a plan that matches the customer's desired aesthetic and efficiency.
  3. The company then applies for permits. Permit approval may take up to a month.
  4. Once the permits arrive, the company begins installing your solar energy system.
  5. Crews install mounts and wiring first and then attach panels on the roof.
  6. Once finished, the system must pass a brief legal inspection. Then, energy production can begin.

Sunlux warranty

Sunlux offers a 25-year warranty, which is long by industry standards. The warranty covers the panels, performance, maintenance, installation and parts. The company also guarantees energy production, which lets customers know the system will continue to produce the desired amount of energy. Sunlux also includes monitoring, which lets customers check on the performance of their solar power system.

Sunlux FAQ

What kind of solar panels are available from Sunlux?
Sunlux uses solar panels from Panasonic, LG and Q CELLS. The company carries a range of sizes and looks with distinct features to meet customers' needs. For example:
  • The 320 LG NeON 2 is designed to be less noticeable and has a monochromatic appearance and thin dimensions.
  • Panasonic's N320K Photovoltaic Module HIT BLACK has specific drainage features and may be ideal for rainy areas.
Where is Sunlux available?
Sunlux is available in California, including Los Angeles, Irvine, Rancho Santa Margarita, Bakersfield, Valencia and San Diego, and in parts of Texas.
Does Sunlux offer energy monitoring?
Yes, Sunlux continuously monitors all systems. This monitoring allows for professional problem resolution as soon as possible.
Does Sunlux provide energy storage?
Yes, you can add solar batteries to a solar system. Batteries provide off-grid power and can be used in a power outage or all the time. Sunlux uses Tesla, LG and Enphase battery systems.

Is Sunlux worth it?

Yes, Sunlux is worth it. Sunlux creates a customized, all-encompassing service for those interested in solar and looking for a start-to-finish installation. The company has high-quality options that are made to order for each home, and it provides warrantied systems at accessible prices. Sunlux's financing, leasing and prepay options fit diverse budgets and make it possible for nearly anyone to save on energy by using renewable resources.

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: June 24, 2020

I'm glad I didn't give up on my solar project because I almost did. Back in 2019, I was ready to move ahead with the project and went to get quotes. I've had over 10 quotes and I actually even signed up with another installer at the time (not SunLux) and started the project. Then shortly after the project started I was told they discovered my roof had issues so the project was cancelled. I cancelled in part 1) the installer didn't do roofing and I didn't want to deal with multiple contractors and 2) the unexpected cost in the project. And apparently, the installer wasn't too excited about either, it seem. I guess most installers out there just want the easy installs but that's not the real world out there.

I all but had given up. Then 6 months later I decided I give it another try and recalled Sunlux had given me a quote prior but never follow on it. Explained my situation to Tracy, my Sunlux consultant and he said my roof is certainly not an issue. He was very responsive to my needs, customized a system that I want and even had a great suggestion on the panel placement. How it looks is as important as the power.

So with contract signed, this is typically where most solar project fall apart (right?) and this is what I heard from my neighbors with their solar project from a different installer. Nope, not with Sunlux. The project moved quickly and it stayed that way. I got coordinated with the project manager Jennifer and she made sure all my concerns were addressed. Even with Covid, the project took no more than 3 months and the bulk of the wait is with permitting. Very happy with the overall install experience, pricing, and service. If you have a roof issue like mine I highly recommend you give Sunlux a try. Highly recommended!

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: June 20, 2020

    The stock market was at 30,000, so we had a little extra money. I happened to get a glance at our electric bill, and I thought it was pretty high. I had been considering solar for a very long time, but it seemed it just got to a point where it was pretty efficient. It made sense that if I waited any longer, I'd be too old to buy. I was talking to SunLux and Sunrun, but it really was a matter of price and salespeople to a certain extent. I was going to go with Sunrun because they were affiliated with Costco, and I thought I'd have some recourse if we had problems. But when we ventured into it, the SunLux salesperson was much more knowledgeable and upfront than the other guy, and then they sweetened the deal by putting in a level 2 plug for electric car charger in my garage.

    The whole process took almost two months from the time we’d signed the contract until the time it was turned on. A lot of that delay was waiting for the city to come take a look and sign off. The installation took a day. Solar always seems to make sense. My calculations say that we’ll break even in seven years. So, it's like prepaying your electric bill. It certainly is good for the environment. I'm also fascinated with the technology. In the morning, I wake up, and the first thing I do is go to the application where I can see how much energy we produced so far today.

    There was a gal in the office, her name was Berlyn. She was holding my hand as we went through the process with the city, and she kept me up-to-date on exactly what was happening. She would go back and remind them that they hadn't done their job yet and she just communicated perfectly. Then after it was installed, there was another gentleman who called me to make sure everything was going correctly. The support was excellent. Everybody was friendly and knowledgeable.

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    Rated with 5 stars
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    Original review: Oct. 18, 2019

    I live in the middle of the desert in Southern California and the sun is beating on my house 300 plus days a year so it just made sense to go solar. And my electricity bill was outrageous. SunLux Energy had the most convenience, best reviews, and best prices. I like that the monthly payment is half, if not less, than other people with the exact, same system.

    The installation took two days and it was fantastic. The guy in charge of the job was super knowledgeable. The people from other companies who came to my house and did quotes said that they were gonna have to charge me an extra $5,000 to redo my electrical panel and that they were gonna have to punch holes in my ceiling. But the guy in charge said they could run the system on my panel. He just needed to rearrange my panel and that as long as I was fine with him turning off my electricity for half an hour, then he can rearrange the panel for free. He did that and the power was only off for 10 minutes. He likes to underpromise and overdeliver. They also repainted the parts of the house that they worked on with the extra paint that I had

    Everything with SunLux was great. Everybody was knowledgeable and for the most part, really quick to get back to me. But sometimes, I had to stay on top of them. They would say they'd get back to us tomorrow, but after four days, I'd have to shoot them an email and check in with them. Then, they would do it. It's a handful of extra emails over a month and maybe one extra phone call, which isn't too bad to save tens of thousands of dollars. What's more, for the next 20 years, it all has warranties. This summer, I've been paying $122 a month for electricity when I would normally be paying between $500 and $800 a month. I'm 100% satisfied.

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    Rated with 5 stars
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    Original review: Oct. 9, 2019

    We've been considering going solar for quite a while and our monthly energy cost was increasing with time. And we're getting up there in age and we just needed to keep the house a little cooler in the summer. And it was costing us too much, so we started looking around, and I found SunLux. SunLux was the second and we decided to go with them immediately.

    The representatives that I worked with from SunLux were amazing. I don't think the average person knows a whole lot about solar, but when you decide to go that direction, you're getting the important questions and answers. And the SunLux reps were very thorough. They came out the house and they took measurements, and they made recommendations of how many panels are needed based on the size of the roof. They took copies of the last 12 electric bills. And they analyzed all that and they came back with a proposal, and it was really very professional. They were very kind and thoughtful and guide us through the whole process.

    I’ve talked to Ryan frequently about some other things because I referred several other people to them as well. He was the rep I worked most closely with. SunLux made us very comfortable. We were apprehensive about something new and different. We had concerns about the roof, we had concerns about whether to lease, to buy, who would pay for the maintenance, and all those kinds of things. And they were very thorough and covered all the questions that we had. In the end, we were very comfortable and anxious to get the process moving.

    I made a couple suggestions to them about how they could expand their business, for example, opening up some solar farms out in some vacant desert property. There’s been a lot of them out in the Victorville-Atlanta area of the desert. So I suggested that to them, so they're looking into that. I also suggested that they add solar to the church that I belong to. And they're dealing with their staff now in trying to determine how best that can work. So, I have some suggestions for them in addition to just a residential recommendation.

    Ryan was the initial person who gave us the quote, sat down with us and explained the whole process. But then, there are several other layers of administration that have to take place, one of which is financing, one of which is installation, one of which is the general corporate structure. And we were very happy with all of those. They were all very efficient and did a really wonderful job.

    Sunrun is the financial arm of the company. SunLux is the umbrella company. And then, they have the installation arm, they have the finance arm, they have the administration arm, and the sales arm. From what I have experienced, that looks like the four facets of their business. And the Sunrun part of it came up with a very reasonable cost and a 20-year lease. They gave us three different options which were to purchase outright, purchase over time, and lease over 20 years. So, we decided on the lease. And the lease is transferrable. So the new buyers could just assume the same lease. They don't have to renegotiate, which is gonna be a real advantage to somebody. We thought that was a very good feature. And whenever we try to sell or our kids try to sell, it's gonna be a feature that will be a selling point.

    I have referred SunLux to several friends. The most recent was just installed about a week ago, and they're waiting out for Southern California, have somebody come out and give the final approval before they go live. SunLux offers a program for referral and for the first one I referred, which was probably six months ago, they sent a check.

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    Rated with 5 stars
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    Original review: Oct. 3, 2019

    We have one option for electricity in California and it's not an equitable program. We also had a family member up in the high desert where they were allowed a lot more electricity before their rates went above baseline. We're kind of a captive audience for going solar and I also liked the pricing that they have for it if you use any. Plus, we were basically sweating in the house before we turn the air on because we didn't want a $400 or $500 bill.

    So, we looked into a program, a PPA, and they went and looked at the roof, said that we needed new paper, and wanted to charge us three grand to repaper that section. At the time, I had been speaking with the rep from SunLux and he would explain the difference in their program to purchase and the whole idea of having a full 20 to 25-year complete system warranty instead of just the panels. That was a big deal because I didn't wanna have a system that was gonna fail at 11 years when the 10 year warranty went out. Since the warranty was so much longer with their full system warranty, that was really the big indicator that that would be the best option. That's peace of mind big time.

    Everything was good with SunLux. But there was one time when I was having a little trouble getting ahold of somebody and it turned out that that somebody had gone on vacation for a week. So, I had to reach out to somebody else, but everything else was easy. There was one little booboo when they were up in the attic though. They stepped on a drywall and pushed it down a little tiny bit. But I called and the next day they were out and they fixed it. And it looked like it never happened. Accidents happen, but they took care of it quickly. They matched the paint of it, too and it was impressive. So, I was very happy. I tell everybody about them and I post good reviews everywhere I could because I was extremely pleased with how everything turned out.

    One of the reasons I tell everybody about them is because when they came in, they said they expected the installation to take about a day, but it ended up taking two days. At the end of the first day, one of them apologized that it took too long because they ended up replacing that same felt paper on the roof from the other company. They actually went ahead and took half the roof apart, repapered the roof, replaced some of the damaged tiles, and they never sent me a bill. All they did was apologize that it took longer. So, in my opinion, they went way above and beyond.

    I've been using solar energy for two years now but I'm still tied to the grid. Besides from that, I don't have to worry about being comfortable in the house anymore. I can run the air conditioning and the good thing is that over the course of the year and during the spring months and fall months that we're not really using much, we build up a credit because we're producing more than we use. And with the time of use plan that we're on, during the time when we're generating most energy, and a lot of time we're not using any electricity, just generating, we sell high to Edison. Then we buy low during the nighttime because the rates go lower in the nighttime. So, that's pretty sweet.

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    Rated with 5 stars
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    Original review: July 24, 2020

    They are actually very good for solar panel. Actually best, their qualified workers are really good. Their service was really amazing. I just loved it. Their behavior was quite good and they are pretty much professional.

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    Rated with 5 stars
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    Original review: July 8, 2020

    The entire Sunlux team has been incredible from start to finish. During the sales presentation, there was no uncomfortable upselling or pressure by Chris. The installation process managed by Jen was seamless, and whenever there was an issue (all issues were minor) she took considerable effort to ensure our care and solve the problem. The roof and the panels look fabulous and they are producing as expected - we couldn’t be happier!! We received 3 other quotes for the project and Sunlux beat the competition in every category, which actually made me a bit nervous, but after going through the whole project, I am blown away that they exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend Sunlux and Troy Roofing for any project you might have. Thanks Garrett and the entire Sunlux crew!!

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    Rated with 5 stars
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    Original review: July 7, 2020

    I got three quotes on solar and they were all over the place. They were all like $10,000 difference, $15,000 difference. I decided I didn't know enough to actually get solar yet because I didn't know what it should cost. I found a website and I was able to compare four different companies in terms of what inverter they use and what price per kilowatt. This website made it so easy to compare the four companies across the board and it made sure I was comparing apples to apples. SunLux had the best reviews and one of the better prices.

    Customer service was amazing and they exceeded my expectations on everything. We love our solar and I would love to share with people my experience with SunLux. They were beyond amazing. I had an inspection and I was out of town. I was trying to make it home so I could meet the inspector. SunLux had sent somebody out and he pretty much waited there for the inspector. I didn't have to deal with the inspector at all and made it so easy for me.

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    Rated with 4 stars
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    Original review: July 4, 2020

    SunLux has the best price from a couple of companies I got a call from. The customer service of SunLux was good. I really didn't have any complaints at all. However, they had a rebate, like a tax break, that I didn't really understand. But besides that, everything went well.

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    Rated with 5 stars
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    Original review: July 3, 2020

    Suxlux installed my solar array almost 3 years ago. I am very happy with the production of my system and have produced enough energy for my growing family and I. I gave them a call recently because I was thinking about getting an electric car and wanted additional panels to be installed. Adam ** and Garrett ** has been extremely helpful and very responsive.

    They took a look at my bill and didn’t try to sell me/oversell me on the panels THAT I wanted. They advised that since I was producing MORE energy then what I needed all I needed was Consumption Monitoring to see hour by hour how much energy I was producing and how much energy I was using. This would help me monitor my system to coincide with my SCE TOU plan to see if I even need more panels with the electric car. They came and installed the Enphase Consumption CT’s in under an hour. It was quick and they cleaned up after themselves. I was up and running again and checking my Enphase app every hour. Now I can charge my electric car at night when electricity is the cheapest and I might not even need more panels!

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