About Us

Founded in 2015, Bright Planet Consulting is a solar engineering firm that operates with one singular mission. Our goal is to make sustainable energy accessible and affordable for everyone.

To fulfill this mission, we provide our clients with the highest quality solar photovoltaic (PV) technology on the market. Competitively priced, our solar solutions work for every budget imaginable, whether you own your home, manage multi-family dwellings, or develop commercial property.

However, we take this sustainability commitment even further by:

  • Determining if you’re eligible for a $0 out-of-pocket program that can reduce your monthly utility bills by up to 40% or more.
  • Helping you secure low-interest financing with specialized solar loans.
  • Ensuring that you qualify for all relevant incentives, rebates, credits, and tax breaks. These subsidies can help drive down the total cost of your solar installation.
  • Customizing, engineering, and installing a professional solar PV system that delivers the highest savings and return on investment (ROI).
  • Providing ongoing PV system maintenance and monitoring to guarantee you receive optimal value from your solar power investment for decades to come.

Whether as a homeowner, property manager, or commercial real estate developer – if your electricity bill is more than $65 a month, we can help you save money by going solar today.


What makes us so confident?  

In just the past few years alone, our solar experts have completed over 300 PV installations throughout the Bay Area. And to date, we’ve helped our customers save an average of $96 every month (or roughly $1,152 a year).

Moreover, those savings will only increase as utility rates keep climbing up. The solar PV solutions we provide help to shield our customers from these inevitable grid electricity price hikes.

In addition, we maintain partnerships with leading PV manufacturers and solar financing companies, including – Sunrun, Sunlight Financial, Dividend Solar, Nest Labs, Costco, Renew Financial (PACE Financing), and Mosaic.

We’re also registered members of:

  • The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)
  • The US Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative
  • The California Contractors State License Board
  • Go Solar California
  • EnergySage
  • PowerScout

Our Team

Bright Planet Consulting is composed of NABCEP-certified solar experts who collectively bring more than 40 years of industry experience to the table.

Paul Chojnacky

Owner, Authorized Solar Advisor

Paul has helped hundreds of Bay Area families save on their utility operating costs by going solar. His passion for explaining the best options for each individual homeowner is unparalleled in the business. He has trained and managed several top industry professionals and is a trusted authority in the solar energy marketplace. His personable approach and preferred face-to-face meetings ensure the project will be done right the first time.


Electrical Upgrades

Need a car charger outlet provided as part of the project? Karim will be assigned to help add this as part of your project following the installation of solar panels on your property.


Account Management

Nic has been involved with solar operations for nearly a decade. There is an unbelievable amount of paperwork and approvals that must be processed for a property to be approved as a solar home. Nic is a leader in the operations department and while you may never hear from him, know that your project is progressing through the necessary steps in a professional manner. Nic and Bright Planet do not take any shortcuts and he wants your expectations to be exceeded.


Construction Supervisor and Structural Engineering Review

Every home is different and each project carries a unique set of circumstances. Joe excels in building solar systems with an “outside-the-box” mentality. In his mind, there are no cookie cutter projects. Whatever you envision, lets make it happen! Hiding conduit, installing the inverter in the garage, removing thermal pool solar panels, whatever scope of work projects that most companies reject, Joe will make happen.


Customer Service & Installation Coordinator

Originally from Hawaii, Challyn has a calmness about her that allows each and every project to run smooth. She thrives with attention to detail and making sure every project is properly documented. There are roughly 42-items that must be submitted for a single family home to be approved for solar. Challyn handles all the daily transfer of paperwork and permit submissions with an uncanny ease. Your project will be approved, scheduled for install, and receive Permission To Operate from the utility well ahead of the 60-day industry average.


Lead Site Survey Technician

With over four years, and thousands of rooftops evaluated, Justin has the experience and knowledge base to set the foundation for a high quality project. This often overlooked aspect of the Bright Planet process is extremely important to ensure your project is completed without any surprises. Justin will arrive on the scheduled date and time to take roof measurements, check the rafter spacing in the attic, evaluate the main electrical panel, complete a shade analysis, determine the slope rating, and evaluate the life expectancy of your roof material. With Justin’s trust and expertise, your project quote will be a guaranteed, not to exceed number. We pride ourselves in doing projects right from start to finish, without any surprises.

2 Ways to Get Started With Bright Planet Consulting

Going solar can sometimes be intimidating for first-timers. And that’s why we’ve made it as easy as possible to get started. Clicking on either of the buttons below allows you to begin exploring your solar options without committing to anything. With this approach, you’ll know (in advance) approximately how much you can save by going solar with Bright Planet Consulting.

We’re Now Hiring Solar Consultants

Bright Planet Consulting is growing quickly. And we’re always on the lookout for talented solar professionals. If you’d like to help us fulfill our larger mission of greening the planet, we’d love to hear from you.

Click on the button below to request an interview with Bright Planet Consulting today.
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