Our Business

Full-Service Solar and Electrical Contractor


Solar Works is a full-service solar and electrical contractor, providing high quality solar electric systems for home, business and community. Locally owned and operated since 1986, Solar Works offers expert, in-house solar design and installation, meticulous attention to detail, and extraordinary customer service. As a Certified B Corp and California Benefit Corporation, we work hard to make a positive impact by using our business as a force for good.


As Sonoma County’s longest-established solar business, we help our customers become more energy self-reliant by meeting their energy needs efficiently, effectively and in ways that are good for the planet. We are a local employer, actively involved in our community, and dedicated to social and economic justice and a healthy environment. Solar Works is widely recognized as a trusted local business that gives people the power to make a difference.



In 1973, during the gasoline-scarce oil embargo, Solar Works founder John Parry waited in a barely-moving gas station line, thinking: There must be a better way than fossil fuels to meet our energy needs. Soon after, John began applying his academic knowledge and practical experience into solar expertise. In 1986, Solar Works was born, and John built it from a one-person solar hot water business to a well-respected company that offers renewable energy and resource conserving services, with a focus on solar electricity.


We provide energy efficient solutions that conserve natural resources and promote individual and community self-reliance.


We work hard to earn your confidence: Our trained, experienced and trustworthy staff members are the stars of our business, and treat each customer as an important long-term partner in clean power generation. We do custom design, use the highest quality equipment and components, and offer top-of-the-line warranties. Our tech support and service are second to none, and we are exceptionally responsive to customer requests and needs.


Solar Works is both a certified B Corp and California Benefit Corporation.  B Corps are businesses certified by the nonprofit B Lab as meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. There is a growing community of over 2,100 Certified B Corps from 50 countries and 130+ industries working together to redefine success in business. See more about the B Corp movement here: www.bcorporation.net.

A California Benefit Corporation is a legal designation that requires a corporation to serve a general or specific public good. Shareholders interests (i.e. profit) are treated as equal to other interests, like the environment or social impacts. Solar Works became the very first California Benefit Corporation on January 3, 2012 at the CA Secretary of State office in Sacramento.


Solar Works Credentials and Memberships:

California Benefit Corporation Solar Works CA - Ca Benefit Corp member
Certified B Corporation Solar works CA-Certified B Corporation
California Contractor License:
C-46 Solar and B General #878231
Solar Works Ca license
North Coast Builders Exchange North Coast Builders Exchange Member
The California Solar & Storage Association
Industries Association
California Solar and Storage Association
Go Local Sonoma County Solar works-Go Local member
Sonoma County Energy Independence Program SCEIP contractor
Solar Sebastopol
Founding Member
Solar Works CA-founding member of Solar Sebastopol
Sebastopol Chamber of
Commerce Member
Solar Works Ca - Member Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce
Sonoma Clean Power Solar Works CA - sonoma-clean-power
KOWS Radio Sponsor

Making a Difference

Organizations • Sonoma Land Trust’s volunteer workday, Jan. 23, 2015, saw 450 willows planted along Tolay Creek to help maintain the stream banks. The local nonprofit acquires, protects, and maintains valuable agricultural and open space in and near Sonoma County. sonomalandtrust.org >>