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62 Most Innovative San Francisco Based Solar Companies & Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best San Francisco based Solar companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Solar industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top San Francisco Solar Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

EcoFlow

EcoFlow

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EcoFlow designs, develops and manufactures eco-friendly and affordable portable power stations for personal and professional use.

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Aurora Solar

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Aurora Solar is a SaaS company that uses aerial imagery to assess solar installation projects.

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Sunrun

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Sunrun provides residential solar electricity and solar power services for homeowners.

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Leap

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Leap is a marketplace for Distributed Energy Resources to participate in the energy market.

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Carbon Lighthouse

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Delivering easy building decarbonization for commercial real estate owners

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Generate Capital

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Generate Capital builds, owns, and operates sustainable infrastructure to deliver affordable and reliable resource solutions.

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Angaza

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Angaza provides a technology that enables businesses to provide affordable life-changing products to people in emerging markets.

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BRIGHT

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BRIGHT enables the developing world with cleaner and more affordable energy.

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Sunfolding

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Sunfolding develops new approaches to solar tracking for commercial and utility systems.

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Spruce Finance

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Spruce provides consumer financing for residential solar systems, water conservation upgrades and energy-efficient home improvements.

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Sunverge Energy

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Sunverge Energy provides integrated solar solutions for distributed generation and storage.

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Distributed Solar Development

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Distributed Solar Development is a solar energy management company.

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Fenix International

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Fenix International produces ultra-affordable mobile enabled solar solutions to empower more than 1.3 billion people living off-grid.

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kWh Analytics

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kWh Analytics provides solar asset data and portfolio analytics for the solar industry.

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Sighten

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Sighten develops a software toolset to manage the complexity of distributed solar.

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CivicSolar

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CivicSolar is an innovative solar distributor that offers a full selection of modules and balance-of-systems from manufacturers.

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NextGrid

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NextGrid is a renewable energy company specializing in solar development, policy, and finance.

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Wivity Inc.

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Distributed database that holds security-critial information on cyrptographic private keys. Standardized by the SunSpec Alliance.

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Simusolar

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Simusolar increases rural prosperity by selling and financing productive equipment to farmers and small businesses.

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Nevados

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Nevados Engineering designs and manufactures solar ground installations.

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Recurrent Energy

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Recurrent Energy provides distributed solar power that makes renewable energy a practical choice for large scale energy users.

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PV Evolution Labs

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PV Evolution Labs provides solar panel test and characterization services.

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Radian Generation

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Radian Generation is an independent solar asset management and advisory firm.

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Lemon

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Lemon is a corporation that designs, develops, and sells solar powered and audio consumer electronics.

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Jupe

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Jupe (YC S21) is an off-grid housing platform for the humans of Earth. Just add land.

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SRECTrade

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Solar energy production tracking and trading software platform

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EcoVolt Electric Company

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EcoVolt rents roofs from building landlords (like cell tower leasing), installs solar & provides electricity service to the building tenants

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ForeFront Power

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ForeFront Power has more than a decade of renewable industry experience, serving business and wholesale power customers around the world.

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The GivePower Foundation

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Using clean energy to provide water and energy solutions to those who need it most.

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Manta Solar

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Manta Solar develops and provides solar energy generation systems.

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The Energy Foundation

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The Energy Foundation is a company that promotes clean technology.

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Ronotic

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Solar Powered Streetlights, CleanTech Infrastructure

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Clean Focus

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Clean Focus specializes in renewable energy analysis and high-end solar installations in Marin.

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Chevron Energy Solutions

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Chevron Energy Solutions L.P. engages in developing, engineering, and building energy solutions for government, education, and business

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10Power

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10Power provides renewable energy internationally to communities that lack access to electricity through project development and finance.

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TEC Blockchain

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Deploy blockchain based cryptocurrency application to facilitate the trading of energy in the North American markets

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One Block Off the Grid (1BOG)

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One Block Off the Grid, a residential solar consultant, provides homeowners the option of comparing quotes from leading solar providers.

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BASS Electric

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BASS Electric is a general engineering, commercial electrical and commercial solar contractor service provider company.

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NextLight Renewable Power

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NextLight Renewable Power engages in utility-scale solar development in the western United States.

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SolarNexus

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Our mission at SolarNexus is to develop software solutions.

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Gaia Human Capital Consultants

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Retained Executive Search Consultants – Cleantech and Sustainability Industry

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The Cleanweb Initiative

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Addressing issues related to resource constraints through the application of information technology.

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Proxifeed

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Proxifeed creates and broadcasts automated postings into users’ Twitter feeds.

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Naturener

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Naturener is a Independent Power Producer that focuses on renewable energy.

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Power Applications and Research Systems

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Power Applications and Research Systems is an energy consulting company that offers services in renewable energy.

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Luminalt

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Luminalt is a locally owned solar and energy storage installation company that mainly installs and leases solar panels.

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CalSol

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CalSol is a UC Berkeley student group involved in the design, construction, and racing of solar vehicles.

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Solar Power Investor

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Bringing news, investment insights and opportunities to the solar and renewable energy industries.

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Sollega

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Sollega manufactures and offers solar PV, ballasted commercial flat-roof, and ground mount racking solutions.

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Energy Recommerce

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Energy Recommerce is the leader in solar power performance management, with the industry’s preferred string-level monitoring system for

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Bell Resources (US)

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Bell Resources is a new age energy technology company focused on supplying energy & resources to the Electric Vehicle (EV) markets globally.

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Clean Energy Counsel

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Clean Energy Counsel provides marketing and advertising solutions for clean energy companies.

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Juse

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Juse provides perpetual power for your iPhone.

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Sunworks Solar

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Sunworks is a manufacturer of silicon-based thin-film solar PV modules. These ultra-low-cost modules are sold to utilities and developers

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Declination Solar

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Declination Solar operates as a solar contractor.

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Bay Area Solar Companies

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Solar Installers

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SunReports

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SunReports is an application that enables its users to measure power consumption of solar energy systems.

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Wisdom Industrial Power Co., Ltd.

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lithium battery manufacturer, Home battery supplier, lithium solar battery manufacturer, Powerwall battery, Mirogird, UPS

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SOLARIT®

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SOLARIT® provides smart solar energy installations to residentials and commercials clients.SOLARIT® is also a solar industry tech provider.

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Light Matters Foundation

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Light Matters Foundation is a company for to improve the daily lives of families in developing countries by providing them with solar.

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Rugged Communications

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Solar, Wireles Telecommunicatios

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Acurex Solar Corporation

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Acurex Solar Corporation

Written by Mark Smith

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