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23 Top San Francisco Solar Companies and Startups of 2021

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.

Aurora Solar

Aurora Solar

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

Sunrun

Sunrun

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

Sunrun

Generate Capital

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

Sunrun

EcoFlow Tech

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

Sunrun

Carbon Lighthouse

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On a mission to stop climate change by making it easy and profitable for building owners to cut carbon emissions caused by wasted energy.

Sunrun

Angaza

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

Sunrun

Sunfolding

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

Sunrun

Spruce Finance

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

Sunrun

Leap

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

Sunrun

kWh Analytics

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

Sunrun

BRIGHT

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Enabling the developing world with cleaner and more affordable energy.

Sunrun

Distributed Solar Development

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Distributed Solar Development is a solar energy management company.

Sunrun

Sighten

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

Sunrun

Wivity Inc.

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

Sunrun

CivicSolar

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

Sunrun

NextGrid

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

Sunrun

Simusolar

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

Sunrun

PV Evolution Labs

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PV Evolution Labs provides solar panel test and characterization services.

Sunrun

Sunverge Energy

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

Sunrun

Nevados

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Nevados Engineering designs and manufactures solar ground installations.

Sunrun

Recurrent Energy

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

Sunrun

Radian Generation

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

Sunrun

Lemon

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

Written by Mark Smith

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