We are locally owned and operated. Our owners have 30 years of experience designing and installing solar systems in California. The quality of our work exceeds local and national codes. We offer residential, commercial and battery back-up systems.
Located in Santa Monica, Solar Forward is a locally owned and operated solar system design and installation company. The company was founded in 2005 by Mark Smith and Ted Bavin, who have over 30 years of experience in the industry.Solar Forward provides residential solar electric and emergency battery back-up services -- and both residential and commercial solar thermal installation. We are a full service provider, managing all steps of the process from pulling permits to applying for rebates.Solar Forward is an Elite SunPower Dealer, the highest level of authorization granted by SunPower, an American panel manufacturer. Our workmanship is meticulous, and our panels are top quality.The combined effects of using reliable products with an experienced crew mean that solar systems remain essentially maintenance free for the lifetime of the system.In 7+ years of businesses and over 200 installations, we have never had a single panel fail or underperform.We are locally owned and operated and we have over 30 years of experience in designing and installing solar systems in California. The quality of our work exceeds all local and national codes.Ted has been designing and installing thermal solar systems since 1979 with over 6000 projects to his credit. He holds a degree in Ecosystems from UCLA. He is one of the pioneers of hot water solar in Southern California.