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Awards & Timeline

We strive to shine with excellence not only to our customers but to our employees.

See a few highlights of our proudest moments through the last 40 years!

When It Comes to Business, We Shine Brightly

August 6, 2017
Sun Light & Power turns 41 on August 6!
2014
Top 400 Solar Contractors

Solar Power World

2013
Lifetime Achievement Award

CoExist & Fast Company

2012
First Place Team Bike Challenge

Medium Company Category
Alameda County

2010
Gold Sponsor

West Coast Green

2009
Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies

San Francisco Business Times

2009
Gold Sponsor

West Coast Green

2009
Third Place Team Bike Challenge

Medium Company Category

2009
2009
SunPower Intelegant Award

Best Installation: Aesthetics, Quality & Costumer Satisfaction

2008
Fast 50: Fastest Growing Companies in the East Bay

East Bay Business Times

2008
3 million Total Solar Electricity Watts Installed (and 500 PV systems)
2008
Gary Gerber elected President of the Board of Directors of CalSEIA

(California Solar Industries Association)

2007 - 2009
Greenopia Distinguished
Business Award

San Francisco Bay Area

2007
Gold Sponsor

West Coast Green

2007
Best Solar Contractor

Best of the East Bay: "Visions of Utopia"
East Bay Express

2007
Fast 100: Fastest Growing Companies in the San Francisco Area

San Francisco Business Times

2007
Susanne Wilson Award

Pollution Prevention/Resource Conservation, Action for a Sustainable Earth (Acterra) Business Environmental Awards

2007
Contributes PV system for the MK Lotus House

Michelle Kaufmann, Architect; Extreme Homes, Builder. This showpiece of green building exhibited at the prestigious West Coast Green Conference and Exhibition

2007
SLP wins its first megawatt-sized photovoltaic system contract
2007
Achieves rank as 12th largest solar electricity installer in the U.S.
2007
Total Solar Electricity watts installed exceeds 2 million (416 photovoltaic systems)
2006
Fast 100: Fastest Growing Companies in the San Francisco Area

San Francisco Business Times

2006
Champion of Sustainability Award

Sustainability Berkeley

2006
National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Grand Prize Team Member for Overall Excellence

Jeff King & Co. Primary Contractor

2006
Fast 50: Fastest Growing Companies

East Bay Business Times

2006
30th Anniversary
2005
Total solar electricity watts installed exceeds one million
2005
Fast 50: Fastest Growing Companies

East Bay Business Times

2004 - 2005
Fast 100: Fastest Growing Companies in the San Francisco Area

San Francisco Business Times

2004 - 2009
Hall of Fame Award

San Francisco Business Times List of Fastest Growing Private Companies

2004
SLP launches program to operate its fleet of trucks on locally sold bio-diesel fuel
2004
Total solar electricity watts installed exceeds 500,000
2002
SLP certified as a Bay Area Green Business

SLP was the first solar installer to be certified for its environmentally friendly operations.

1999
SLP installs its first wind generator
1999
SLP begins design and installation of solar electric systems
1991
Gary Gerber assists Dr. Terry Galloway in the creation of his solar home

Ambitious green building project and showpiece of renewable energy use

1985
Gary Gerber elected president of local CalSEIA chapter

(California Solar Industries Association)

1979
Gary Gerber joins CalSEIA

(California Solar Industries Association)

1976
SLP builds and installs its first solar water heating system
1976
Gary Gerber founds Sun Light & Power
1974
Gary Gerber works at PG&E for 6 months
1974
SLP Founder Gary Gerber earns UC-Berkeley degree

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Cum Laude
Specialization in Heat Transfer and Solar Energy
Graduate Teaching Assistant in Solar Energy, Computer Science
Graduate Research Assistant in the Supersonic Wind Tunnel