​Hello, I have seen so many threads here and there.  I thought it would be better to post my own recommendations.  (Sometimes it's hard to view the replies...)

​I want to recommend Lloyd Mills of Smart Solar of Southern California.

​My husband and I have wanted to do solar for a long time, but all these solar companies seemed so slippery and we just couldn't imagine handing over tens of thousands of dollars to any of them.  They all had their "bit" and none of it seemed trustworthy.  We had tons of questions and it seemed that we weren't getting straight  answers or answers that assured us it would be a good decision to go with them.  Meanwhile, our SDG&E bill was so high, it was gross to keep on paying increase after increase...

​Smart Solar was open with us every step of the way about his costs, why he designed it this way, what type of panels he chose, what the newest technology was all about, etc.  


​Call Lloyd Mills of Smart Solar if you want great solar service!!!  We got our service done asap and done well!   He is a great, one-of-us type of guys that even his employees love!


​​INA M.

​​We also agree.  His team did a wonderful job and we were up and installed in less than a week and running in 2 weeks with SDG&E.  I have had many friends who wasted months. Great job great price I highly recommend them and Lloyd.


​​Lloyd Mills and his team were great! They did some minor roof work for me as well and were excellent.  I would recommend Lloyd and his team at Smart Solar to all!


Quite Simply Here are the Reasons Why We and Our Clients Think We are the Smart Choice:
  • We custom design your system since everyone's needs are different

  • Our pricing is amazing since we don't have large warehouses, advertising, or sales people to drive up the cost.

  • Our designs use the latest technology including the micro-inverter instead of line-inverters

  • The equipment is warrantied for 25 YEARS!

  • We monitor your system AND we enable you to monitor it online from any computer

  • We don't use high pressure sales, unrealistic assumptions, or other tactics to "Convince" you of anything

  • We are local and the folks that you meet will be the people designing and installing your system

  • The city planning department loves us since our drawings are correct-the-first-time

  • We are efficient and often can get your system installed quicker than other installers

  • Our references love us, give them a call

  • Please call 858-243-4059 for a "no-pressure" chat. We love helping you!


​We are super happy with Smart Solar.  It's been a year now that we've had our system and we are saving so much money.  Our breakeven is way ahead of schedule.  Lloyd is trustworthy and we have had a great experience every step of the way with our system.


​Just wanted to share that I just had solar put in by Lloyd Mills and I'm so happy!  For just the month of Feb I have almost matched my output and that is with not counting the first week of Feb and with overcast weather!  I can't wait to see my next bill which is saying A LOT when for the last year I have dreaded it as my bill topped off at averaging $350 a month the last 6 months.  Lloyd is super nice, very honest and I can't say enough great things about how he walked me through the process!  Super easy.  I am a family of 7 and there was just no way we could of stayed with SDG&E with their tier prices going up and up and up...


​We used Smart Solar for our PV system and couldn't be happier.  Lloyd and his team worked to get the panels in in less than 2 weeks and producing power!  Lloyd helped us sift through the hype and pick a system right for our needs.  His team was always professional and courteous and left the site clean. I went with someone I could trust.  I was not disappointed.​


​​Smart Solar is the best.  Great service and reliable folks!


​I am very happy with Lloyd and his team.  They were very professional and clean.  Lloyd was very helpful with the permit process and it went along very smoothly.  I would highly recommend this company.


We used Lloyd for our home solar and are very happy.  We dealt with him, the owner which was nice.  They take care of everything and do it in a very timely manner.  I would highly recommend.


​​Yep.....Smart Solar because of Lloyd!  My daughter is saving hundreds of dollars a month.


​I recommend Lloyd too.


​I would recommend Smart Solar as well.  He did  my house and is doing most of the ones here in PQ as well.



​Lloyd and his team are unbelievable. From start to finish, my system was up in three weeks - including HERO Loan (no out of pocket) approval, permits, SDGE and City inspections. His price was more than fair and the education I received was fair and unbiased. Thanks Lloyd and team.


​We had our solar done by Lloyd after my ultra detail-orientated wife did heavy research.  I had quotes from multiple companies and we had contracted with Solar City before figuring out that it wasn't a good deal for us and cancelling (which happened months before we talked to Lloyd). With his engineering background, he is head and shoulders above the salespeople from those other companies. We are very pleased customers Honesty. Integrity. Fair pricing.


​I would like to recommend Lloyd Mills Smart Solar of Southern California for anyone who is considering going solar energy.  Lloyd is our good neighbor on the same street and he has been working in the renewable energy field for more than 10 years.  We were excited to learn that he established his own business installing solar systems because my husband and I had been thinking about going solar for years.  We were lucky to have an expert like Lloyd guide us through all the steps of putting together  a solar energy system.  Lloyd possesses excellent knowledge in cutting edge solar systems (he has a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering) and was tireless in giving us step by step illustrations to help us understand how the system can pay off in a few years and why it is an investment that suits our energy needs and makes the most economic sense.  Having gone through lots of experiences talking to hard sell reps from different companies, we were so impressed by Lloyd's knowledge and honesty.  The installation was speedy, smooth, and professional.  Lloyd also provided us with a monitoring system that is accessible online to provide minute by minute KW generation data on each panel installed on our roof.  This system provides detailed information on energy generated as well as the performance of each panel. We feel utterly happy and satisfied with Lloyd's system and services.  The following is Lloyd's contact information:

Lloyd Mills

(858) 243-4059 Mobile

Smart Solar of Southern California



​​Hi, I wanted to give my feedback on smart solar construction as a company to consider when installing solar.  I was helped by Lloyd and he was honest and knowledgeable. I did a lot of reference checks as well with their past customers and heard nothing but good things.


​​Another very happy customer of Smart Solar!!! Lloyd is great...he gets the job done quickly and really knows the ins and outs of solar!  Check out his website smartsolarsocal.com ...you won't be disappointed!!