About Us

SolarNorcal started in 2014 after our founder, Heath Kirin, moved from out of state to start a family near his wife's home town and family. After a couple years of paying high electric bills, Heath began to explore solar for his own home.

2014

Getting off the ground

With his natural curiosity of how the process worked and his degree in electrical engineering, it was a fit and the company was born.  Our earliest customers were Heath's friends, family and neighbors.  As happy customers, they referred SolarNorcal to their network and the company started to grow. 
2014
2016

Incorperation

SolarNorcal, LLC was formed as the company moved into commercial solar winning a local country club and a large medical facility.

SolarNorcal, LLC became an authorized installer for SolarWorld and later an authorized installer for Panasonic.
2016
2017

Moving on up.

SolarNorcal, LLC became an authorized installer for SolarWorld and later an authorized installer for Panasonic.
2017
2018

Building The Team

As SolarNorcal, LLC grew, project complexity increased and Heath reached out to one of his closest friends from college, James "Vince" Bowles to join him. 

Vince, an Army veteran and Professional Engineer, was at the time the Electrical Engineering Manager at an oil and gas design firm in Denver and had just been offered the Director of Engineering position.  Heath convinced Vince to move out to California and join him as a partner instead. 
2018
Thursday, August 27, 2020

Powering the community

With the addition of Vince, the company became an authorized dealer and certified installer for Generac's home standby generator business.  SolarNorcal, LLC started installing transfer switches, battery backup systems and offering electrical contracting. 

Engineering services soon followed, including power studies and arc flash studies, as well as designs, plans, and permits for other contractors. 
Thursday, August 27, 2020
2019

And They just keep on coming...

SolarNorcal, LLC became a certified installer for Panasonic’s EverVolt battery systems, LG Chem’s battery systems and Enphase’s Ensemble battery systems.
2019
2020

Excite Energy is Born!

In late 2020, SolarNorcal, LLC had outgrown its name.  Heath and Vince decided to rebrand the company to better reflect the growing offerings of the company, and Excite Energy was born.  The new name was more in line with their broader service offering and shared their upbeat enthusiasm for their work.  Excite Energy is focused on delivering an exceptional experience to their customers and being a fantastic workplace for their employees. 

Excite Energy has adopted the slogan, "Experience and quality you can depend on."
2020

Our Team

Heath Kirin

After moving to El Dorado Hills, CA from Colorado, our founder was shocked at the cost of electricity and began exploring renewable energy.  One thing led to another and Excite Energy was formed. 

Heath continued his education by completing Everblue’s – Solar PV Installer Advanced Training course, and obtaining his NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) certification. Over the years the company’s offerings have grown from solar to include electrical contracting and engineering.  Outside of work, Heath, his wife Savannah and their three kids live in El Dorado Hills.

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Vince Bowles

Vince, his wife, and two kids moved to Folsom in the fall of 2019 and he dove headfirst into the solar industry to join the team at Excite Energy. With, extensive experience in engineering, design, and construction ranging from multi-billion dollar fertilizer production plants, to natural gas pump stations, to commercial and residential solar systems he is the perfect fit for our team.

He has worked on many construction sites as both the build contractor and the owner’s engineer. He’s performed hundreds of electrical power studies including arc flash, short circuit, coordination, and voltage drop for customers both large and small all around the globe.

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SolarNorcal started in 2014 after our founder, Heath Kirin, moved from out of state to start a family near his wife’s home town and family.  After a couple years of paying high electric bills, Heath began to explore solar for his own home.

With his natural curiosity of how the process worked and his degree in electrical engineering, it was a fit and the company was born.  Our earliest customers were Heath’s friends, family and neighbors.  As happy customers, they referred SolarNorcal to their network and the company started to grow.  SolarNorcal, LLC was formed as the company moved into commercial solar winning a local country club and a large medical facility.  SolarNorcal, LLC became an authorized installer for SolarWorld and later an authorized installer for Panasonic.

As SolarNorcal, LLC grew, project complexity increased and Heath reached out to one of his closest friends from college, James “Vince” Bowles to join him.  Vince, an Army veteran and Professional Engineer, was at the time the Electrical Engineering Manager at an oil and gas design firm in Denver and had just been offered the Director of Engineering position.  Heath convinced Vince to move out to California and join him as a partner instead.  With the addition of Vince, the company became an authorized dealer and certified installer for Generac’s home standby generator business.  SolarNorcal, LLC started installing transfer switches, battery backup systems and offering electrical contracting.  Engineering services soon followed, including power studies and arc flash studies, as well as designs, plans, and permits for other contractors.  SolarNorcal, LLC became a certified installer for Panasonic’s EverVolt battery systems, LG Chem’s battery systems and Enphase’s Ensemble battery systems.

In late 2020, SolarNorcal, LLC had outgrown its name.  Heath and Vince decided to rebrand the company to better reflect the growing offerings of the company, and Excite Energy was born.  The new name was more in line with their broader service offering and shared their upbeat enthusiasm for their work.  Excite Energy is focused on delivering an exceptional experience to their customers and being a fantastic workplace for their employees.  Excite Energy has adopted the slogan, “Experience and quality you can depend on.”