Ilum Solar is Bakersfield’s Most Experienced
Solar Power Installer
We have helped thousands of homeowners and businesses throughout the Central Valley reduce their energy costs with solar.
President of Sales
Ryan Stenderup is a lifelong native of Bakersfield. Ryan worked in the finance industry for multiple firms, specializing in solar finance. Ryan then spent more than 10 years managing solar sales for some of the top solar companies in the United States, before joining the Ilum Solar team in 2020. In his free time, Ryan enjoys the outdoors, riding bikes, and camping with family.
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we have a team of experts
Our engineering and installation team can design and install a solar power system that delivers the best possible energy savings for your home, particularly during Bakersfield’s sweltering summer months..
We offer reliable solar solutions
We understand the specific needs of businesses and industrial operations of all scales, and can develop custom solar solutions that will deliver significant energy savings for decades.
store excess energy to increase your savings
Our battery storage solutions maximize the energy savings offered by residential and commercial solar power systems, and give you greater control over how and when you consume electricity from the grid.
engineers, installers, and customer service personnel are here to serve Bakersfield and the Central Valley.
Founded and owned by business partners Ben Hernstedt and Robert Dean, through their and our team’s shared expertise, Ilum Solar has helped thousands of Central Valley homeowners and business owners realize the energy savings possible with solar power. For those seeking a premier-quality solution to their renewable energy needs, Ilum Solar is the right choice.
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Reduce Your Energy Bill With Ilum Solar!
Learn how Ilum Solar can help you save money on your monthly energy bill and take advantage the federal government's Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC). And don't hesitate—once 2021 rolls around, you'll only be eligible for a 26% tax credit. Also, take a chance to learn more about our local roots in our recent segment of Studio 17 Live.
Frequently Asked Questions
We carry a C-46 Solar Contractors License in California, and a C-2 Electrical Contractors License in the state of Nevada. In addition, Ben Hernstedt has more than a decade of combined experience in solar engineering and solar consultation, and has managed more than 1,000 residential and commercial projects. Meanwhile, co-founder Robert Dean has 7 years of experience developing solar power systems, has worked with permitting departments throughout California, and designed more than 10,000 code-compliant solar systems of all scales and complexities.
Our Bakersfield office serves all of Kern County, as well as outlying areas. If you have questions about whether we serve your area, please contact our office to learn more.