About Us

Sierra Solar has provided renewable energy solutions to the Eastern Sierra and California for more than 22 years.

Sierra Solar was started in 1990 by Jim Harper, a contractor specializing in passive solar homes. A pioneer in the solar industry, Harper was one of the first graduates of Solar Energy International’s solar training programs in 1991. Harper’s training at SEI and his many years of hands-on experience with off-grid and grid-tie photovoltaics and solar thermal systems have given him the knowledge and expertise necessary to be recognized as an expert in the renewable energy industry. Jim has been a CA. licensed General, Solar and Electrical contractor for more than 20 years. He is also a NABCEP Certified PV installer and inspector.

Over the years, Sierra Solar has established itself as one of the leading off-grid and grid-tie companies in the Sierra. In 2006 TJ Chase joined the Sierra Solar team. TJ brings a very diverse resume of practical business and trade experience and a passion for renewable energy to the table. As co-owner and lead installer TJ is in the field everyday working hands on with our customers, handling everything from sales and system design to installation and system commissioning.

Today Harper and Chase, along with their highly qualified staff, are setting the standard for renewable energy systems. With over 100 projects to their credit and nearly 1 million watts of residential power installed, Sierra Solar strives to be the leading alternative energy business in the Eastern Sierra.

Sierra Solar is a full service company who will handle every aspect of the job, from site analysis and system design to application and permit processing to the final installation. Sierra Solar is a fully licensed and bonded General Contractor, c-10 Electrical Contractor and c-46 Solar Contractor. By having these licenses we are able to handle every aspect of the job, from start to finish and we are dedicated to serving our customers needs. We don’t subcontract our Labor!

Sierra Solar’s goal is 100% customer satisfaction.


Our Team

Jim Harper

Jim Harper

Co-owner/Installer

TJ Chase

TJ Chase

Co-owner/Installer

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