Verengo Solar

Solar installer expands to San Joaquin Valley

An Orange, Calif.-based solar company has expanded its operations into Fresno, Tulare, Merced and Stanislaus counties, officials say.

The move means Verengo Solar Plus, which bills itself as the largest residential solar installation company in Southern California, will be hiring installers and sales people, officials say in a statement. It joins a couple dozen or so other solar installers operating in the region. For a listing of those companies, go to

The company says it plans to provide "tens of thousands of San Joaquin Valley residents with financing, design, and solar installation services for their homes."

Fresno-based sales manager Mike Terry puts it this way: "We don't have to tell Valley residents how high their energy bills are running."

Terry says sky-rocketing utility costs drive huge interest for solar. "We are looking forward to hiring quality employees as we build on our recent success in other areas of the state," he says.

With a national tax credit program, Verengo can offer consumers financial options, including zero-down leases, Terry says.

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