Our History

Bill Huffman started as a volunteer at Grid Alternatives in January 2009 after retiring from Intel Corp.  He quickly became a lead installer, and then accumulated over 25 jobs as a lead installer for Grid Alternatives.  The following year he started working for a contractor and started his first professional work on two ranches in Auburn California.  While on a job installing solar on a new custom home in the SF Bay Area, he met a contractor who liked his work and then he started working for the contractor on new custom homes.  Over the years, he has expanded to work with a number of contractors throughout the SF Bay Area and into the Monterey Bay Area. In 2014 he also started doing a number of jobs on existing residential homes. He has been a certified Solar PV Installation Professional since 2012.  

Our energy is focused on solar designs, and identification of optimal equipment and installation methodology… With emphasis on the customer and his/her home or business.

As you can see in our example photographs, we have designed and built solar arrays on a large variety of roof types including: Slate roofs, clay tile roofs, concrete roofs, IB Roofs, and composition roofs.  We have also built ground-mount systems. 


Our goals:

Optimal Designs.
High Quality Installations that carefully blend the solar components into the design of the home, while optimizing production.

Best performance for the cost.
Incentive maximization for our customers.

Financing as an option for our customers.

Overall the best value for our customers.

Respect the customer's home as though it was ours.