We are thrilled to rank #9 among the best solar companies in the nation by Solar Power World! This achievement is thanks to our team’s hard work, as well as the many factors that make us unique among California solar installers.
- What this achievement means
- Citadel’s history
- Why so many California homeowners trust Citadel
- What is next for our team and solar in California
What does this mean?
Solar Power World is a U.S. media outlet. It publishes educational media for solar installers, contractors, developers, and customers. In addition to its educational content, Solar Power World also publishes annual rankings of solar companies in the United States.
Our ranking in the 2023 Top Solar Installers list means that we installed the ninth most kilowatts in 2022 out of all installers ranked. We installed 28,452.60 KW to be exact. That’s enough to power 4,184 average California households!
How did we get here?
Citadel’s roots date back over four decades ago when Dieter Folk began working at his father’s roofing company as a young adult.
Over the years, Dieter continued to work in roofing, building his reputation as a trusted name for builders and homeowners alike. Later, he expanded his expertise into solar. He installed his first solar energy system in 1999.
Dieter founded Citadel with one simple goal: To build a company with integrity. This philosophy has helped Citadel garner countless happy customers, including homeowners, homebuilders, and business owners. Our many 5-star reviews are a testament to this.
We also embrace our role as an educator. Even if you are not ready to buy solar—or if you reside outside of our state of California—we are happy to be a source of honest, straightforward information about the ever-changing solar and roofing industries.
So what has led to so many homeowners choosing Citadel?
Why California Homeowners Trust Citadel Roofing and Solar
A wide variety of factors helped us rank as one of the best solar companies in California and in the U.S. Let’s look at six factors that differentiate us.
- Roofing expertise
Citadel began as a roofing company and roofing is still our core focus. This makes us a one-stop shop for our customers for roof repairs and re-roofing in addition to everything solar.
After all, the most common issues with solar installations are actually roofing issues. Our roofing expertise helps us install safer, more long-lasting solar systems.
- A wealth of experience
Our leadership team has decades of solar and roofing experience. During this time, we have earned a reputation for honesty, quality, and safety.
We’ve truly seen and done it all—and we know what it means to deliver high-quality work.
- Excellent value
Our solar and roofing projects are priced competitively. Plus, all of our projects feature best-in-class equipment backed by warranties and installed by a fully-licensed team.
It’s no wonder why our customers’ solar energy systems last for many years without issue.
- Builder relationships
Top builders only work with the best solar companies in California. Numerous builders rely on Citadel again and again for their large-scale roofing and solar projects.
Homeowners trust us to provide the same quality of work for their homes. We are glad to meet (and often exceed) their high expectations.
- Customer referrals
One of the best indicators of a job well done is a customer referral. Our happy customers frequently refer their family and friends to us for solar and roofing projects.
We make referring friends easy and rewarding with our generous referral program. Referrers earn $500 for each successful solar referral and $250 for each successful roofing customer referral.
- Commitment to innovation
We always use the latest best practices to size and build solar energy systems. This includes accounting for the latest California regulations, such as NEM 3.0.
Plus, our customers get even more out of their solar energy systems when we install cutting-edge solar energy equipment like solar batteries (home batteries)*, electric vehicle (EV) chargers, and more.
*We have installed over 1,000 solar battery systems!
What’s Next for Citadel?
We are proud to rank among the best solar companies in California and in the United States. Going forward, our focus remains the same: Providing honest service and excellent roofing and solar installations for homeowners, businesses, and builders.
The solar industry in California is highly dynamic with constant regulation changes. Amidst these changes, California homeowners need a solar company that will talk to them straight—not a high-pressure salesperson. We’re happy to be that trusted guide.
Wondering if solar is a good investment for you? Contact us for expert guidance for your potential solar project.