Our Business

Full-Service Solar Contractor


Solar Works is a full-service solar 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 Sonoma Green Business, 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, John Parry, our founder and FSL (Fearless Solar Leader) 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. Several decades later, Solar Works has installed more solar systems in Sonoma County than any other local installer, and John Parry continues to lead by serving.


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. We are happy to share customer recommendations and testimonials, and year after year, receive awards as Best Local Solar Provider and Best for the World.


Solar Works Credentials and Memberships:

Best of the North
Bay (Bohemian) 2013-2022
North Coast Builders Exchange North Coast Builders Exchange Member
California Contractor License:
C-46 Solar and B General License #878231
Solar Works Ca license
California Benefit Corporation Solar Works CA - Ca Benefit Corp member
Certified B Corporation Solar works CA-Certified B Corporation
The California Solar & Storage Association
Industries Association
California Solar and Storage Association
Sonoma Green Business Sonoma Green Business
Power Local Sonoma County
Go Local Sonoma County Solar works-Go Local member
Sonoma County Energy Independence Program SCEIP contractor
Solar Sonoma
County Certified Local Installer
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
Sonoma Clean
Power Evergreen
KOWS Radio Sponsor
Daily Acts Sponsor Solar Works Ca & Daily Acts

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 >>