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SunVantage Solar

Locally owned and operated

Being locally owned and operated enables us to offer you quick turnaround on your solar system from start to finish.  We make the entire process simple by handling the hassle of all the paperwork, financing, and permitting for you.

Multiple Purchase Options



Prepaid Leases

Power Purchase Agreements

Service that sets us apart

SunVantage provides all services from start to finish for a Solar system at a higher and more custom level than any other company.

We specialize in Ground Mounts, Battery/Solar systems, difficult residential installs.

We partner with an excellent roofer for homes that require it.

We have many partners in our network to always cover your warranty.

Our solar consumption monitoring system goes above and beyond other companies.

Our Mission is to make Solar SIMPLE and EASY!

On-Grid and Off-Grid Battery Systems

SunVantage provides whole home or emergency backup battery systems. To as little as a simple Tesla Powerwall to large scale backup for a Vineyard 

Providing 10 year or 25 year backup battery systems

We have batteries that qualify for the State of Califrornia fire zone battery rebates

Our systems can allow homes to be Semi-Offgrid and received substantial state rebates.

Our Partnerships

When we choose a provider to partner with, we ensure quality. These partnerships allow us to offer you more, while still ensuring a high quality service and product.

Solar Panel Partnerships

SunVantage offers a wide variety of solar panels but the majority of homes we work with prefer to partner with American made companies. That is why our primary panel provider is Silfab Solar made in Washington State. The main benefits of Silfab is being made in the U.S.A. and their unbeatable 30 year warranty. Even with this great offer their cost is very competitive in the market.

Inverter Partnerships

SunVantage’s partner for inverters is primarily Enphase Energy. Although most customers only focus on the quality of the solar panel the brunt of the work is done by the micro inverters and therefore are the most likely part of your system over the years to have an issue. That is why after much work and research in the industry we have picked Enphase. They have a 25 year warranty and there are many benefits of micro inverters. Enphase has shown to be the leader in quality, user friendliness, and standing behind their products.

Battery Partnerships

SunVantage primarily partners with SunFusion, Tesla, LG, and Enphase for batteries all with a 10 year warranty and great benefits in adding to your solar system. It really is a case by case basis of which is a better fit for you. There are two main benefits for SDG&E customers: Running the home off of the battery at 4-9pm in the summer, which is currently the high peak rates with the utility. Second is having a seemless emergency backup system that automatically backs up your fridge/freezer, lights and whatever else you would like when there are power outages due to fire risk or problems with the utility. Bottom line is batteries are not cheap, athough they do not break even financially as fast as solar panels they do save money and eventually break even and save homeowners money by staying out of peak demand rates from the utility.

For homes outside of Southern California SunVantage has partnered with Infinity Energy over the last 4 years that covers the whole state of California. We still able to offer a fast, easy process through our partner so that you enjoy all the benefits of working with SunVantage.


If you choose to work with SunVantage, you can be confident we offer very competitive pricing. We do the extra work to offer many credit unions and banks to get you the best rate on your loan if you choose to buy. We also offer a variety of lease or PPA through SunVantage, SunRun, SunNova, Tesla, And others for those who do not want to purchase. We take care of all the paperwork with the city or county, credit union, SDG&E, State if doing battery rebate, Inspections, warranties, and monitoring. Just read our reviews to see how we do.

Our primary bank/credit union for the last three years has been Salal CU from Seattle, Washington. The reason is no one has been able to beat their rates and being a smaller credit union customer service tends to be much better and immediate.


Brandon Thurman, Owner and President

Brandon has worked in the energy and security industries for well over a decade, gaining experience in sales, customer service, leadership, and innovation. As a seasoned Solar Company Owner, he is passionate about advocating for his customers and delivering an energy solution that benefits them and the environment. Outside of the office, Brandon enjoys exploring with his family, working on and restoring classic cars, and studying to get his pilot’s license.

Latest Installs

Another great job working with Clay Tile roof here in Escondido. #solar #escondido #sandiego #goinggreen #green #energy #power #sunvantage ...

Another great install for a customer in Fallbrook! Saving them dramatically on their power bill. ...

Re-doing a very old and tired roof so that we can install solar in the next day. #solar #roof #sunvantage #december @thurmy ...

Another happy customer. Installed and turned on in less then 2 weeks of signing up. #solar #sandiego #freepower #electricity @thurmy ...

Another happy customer in Escondido. #solar #solarpanels #silfab #enphase #sandiego @thurmy ...

A big thanks to Bill for trusting us to do his solar project. Even though he had a bad experience from the last time they tried to do solar. We were able to get it done on time and excited their expectations. #solar #sandiego #gosolar #battery #sun #power #lovemyjob ...

Happy to help Susan with her solar project and we were able to get everything done start to finish in under a week! #solar #sun #sandiego #power ...

First Sunnova ground mount done in Escondido. Many solar companies couldn’t get the install done for this customer. So happy that we are able to get what the customer wanted done for them. ...

Customer Testimonials

SunVantage Solar
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Troy Castelblanco
Troy Castelblanco
20:10 30 Oct 19
These guys did a great job. I shopped around and couldn't find a better price. The system is producing more then expected!
Kyle Glennie
Kyle Glennie
15:04 01 Oct 19
I highly recommend working with Sunvantage Brandon is very easy to work with and professional.
Erik Tyler
Erik Tyler
06:25 18 Sep 19
We bought our solar system from SunVantage and had it installed a few months ago. We were initally leaning toward leasing a system. We met with Brandon and he explained the benefits of buying vs leasing. Because of the tax incentives we came to the conclusion that buying is a much better deal. We felt no pressure from SunVantage while gathering other bids and deciding which company to use. After signing the contract, the SunVantage team was out immediately to start installing the system. Other companies told us it would be months before they would be able to start the installation. SunVantage took care of all the paperwork including helping us file for the tax credits. I recommend everyone talk to SunVantage before entertaining any bids from other companies.
Kenneth Davis
Kenneth Davis
00:56 29 Aug 19
Professional employees , helpful, flexible. Make the process simple and worry free. Get your Solar project going with this Team .
Joseph Parker
Joseph Parker
20:49 02 Jun 19
Brandon and his installer Team led by Stefan are efficient, knowledgeable, personable and clean. They navigated our HOA and SDG&E paperwork process with ease. They were ready to install the next week after signing the paperwork. The only hold up was the timing to submit our paperwork to our HOA. Once approved, the install was completed the next week. I have already recommended family and friend with 2 of them already installed and up and running. I would definitely recommend Sun Vantage Solar to anyone who are fed up with sky rocketing monthly electricity rates. Get your solar installed this year to get the full tax rebate.
02:05 01 Jun 19
From start to finish, Brandon and his entire Sun Vantage team were professional, timely and very accommodating to our special rural circumstances and needs. Coordination with SDGE, installation of external generator outlet and follow up after installation were what we had wanted. Stefan and his electrical team were so polite and considerate and made everything right. This is the company and folks you want to deal with . Two happy customers, Bill and Margaret Chiment
Tom Rentz
Tom Rentz
18:15 22 Mar 19
Superb responsiveness to every question I had. Cory, Brandon and the installation lead, Stefan, were very easy to work with. Upfront, Cory was friendly and professional in explaining the contract and options. The quality of workmanship is outstanding. We are very satisfied with the final product. Our project was a significant challenge due to the electrical upgrades I requested, but they came through for me. We also had the roof tiles removed, the felt replaced and minor wood repairs done as part of the solar panel install. Adan and his team provided outstanding results. I highly recommend SunVantage Solar for any solar project, large or small.
Bailey James
Bailey James
21:58 08 Jan 19
Corey and Brandon are both top notch legit business owners! Just hearing the word Solar makes my mind go to telemarketing terrorist! These two at SunVantage where the most honest and helpful people I have worked with! I just bought my first fixer upper house and have had a bunch of contractors helping me with projects from A/C to Kitchen remodel, and SunVantage was the best! Clean Fast and Awesome serviceman! If you need a roof or Solar don’t hesitate to contact Cory at SunVantage!
Doug Stephens
Doug Stephens
21:20 08 Jan 19
Excellent on all levels; sales, construction, finance, and quality. I wrote a detailed Yelp! review but wanted to give another 5 star review for SunVantage. Highly recommended and very professional to work with.
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