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Meet Carlos, President of CM Solar Electric

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One of the founding partners of CM Solar Electric Inc, Carlos has been instrumental in the direction and growth of the company. As COO he oversees general operations as well as strategic planning. 

Carlos has a combined 25 years of experience in system engineering, design and installation. He has managed Electrical and Renewable Energy companies for over 15 years. Prior to CM Solar Electric, Carlos was a founding Partner of Melendez Electric, Inc., an electrical contracting firm with over 75 employees responsible for the rebuilding and renovation of hotels in San Diego’s Little Italy.


He’s enjoying a Baseball Game – Go Padres! On the golf course. Or traveling.


Never Split the Difference

By Chris Voss

The Black Swan Group


  • (2021) CM Solar Electric becomes SunPower Certified Installer
  • (1999) Carlos achieves California C10 Electrical Contractor License; 
  • (1999) Melendez Electric, Inc. opens for business serving other businesses on large residential and commercial projects in San Diego; 
  • (2012) CM Solar Electric opens for business as a Solar Installation Company partnering with other San Diego Solar businesses; 
  • (2014) CM Solar Electric transitions to end-to-end Solar Consulting, Installation and Service working directly with Southern CA homeowners and commercial building owners 


Carlos says, “Solar and Battery Storage are important now, more than ever. And there are so many benefits starting with Savings: Electricity bills keep climbing in Southern California. Solar lasts for about 25 years, so when you go Solar, you lock in your electricity costs for over two decades. There’s also the 30% ITC or Solar Tax Credit right now, which is a great incentive to go Solar. Plus, Southern California blackouts are a norm – and when you combine Solar plus Battery Storage, you can keep your lights on even when the grid is down. 

I’ve seen a lot of changes over my 15 years in the renewable energy space. The best time to go solar is now. I’m proud of the work we’ve done to help Southern California homeowners save and be energy independent.”


Sophia B.
I shopped around a lot before buying our panels, and Carlos was one of the best I spoke with as far as explaining everything to me and taking a lot of his time to answer my questions… Carlos and his team handled everything and were prompt, friendly, and a full-service shop.

Chau N.
Carlos is very friendly, professional, informative and honest. He went through the design, cost, and answered all the questions very clearly… Carlos is a man of [his] word. After I signed the contract with CM Solar Electric, the installation process happened very smoothly and exactly as he told me at the beginning… If anyone has Solar installation demand at home, I would recommend to connect with the CM Solar Electric, and reach out to Carlos.

Edward D.
We were immensely impressed by the friendly professionalism of Carlos and his colleagues.  We chose Sunpower because of the quality of the product despite the expense but were immensely pleased to be dealing with the contractor himself.

Felix R.
Carlos and his crew performed phenomenal work. I never felt pressured and felt that I received honest information. The panels they use are more efficient than the competitors and are top of the line. I had no issues getting in touch with Carlos. Extremely responsive.

Robert R.
Carlos came across as a genuine straight shooter and that’s why I went with CM Solar [Electric]. Thank you Carlos for delivering on all your promises!

Tristan L.
…Carlos truly has his customer’s best interests in mind. He helped speed things up with the completion of the roofing portion when it was delayed. Lastly, Carlos was always very responsive with communication. Highly recommend!

Genaro B.
Carlos is a professional. Honest, trustworthy and a detailed individual. He stands by his performance and ensures we get nothing but the best from his product. I would definitely recommend him to my relatives and friends.

Kris K.
Carlos and his team were very fast and professional! They did exactly what they promised and were on time and cleaned up when they were done! Should have done this a long time ago.

San D.
Carlsbad, CA
…Carlos and team have been excellent and are just a phone call away. They did 2 big solar installs for us – 26KWp and 17KWp. Install experience was good, the roof never leaked. Site was left clean. Very professional & friendly team…

Gene D.
Chula Vista, CA
Outstanding Company!! The CEO Carlos and Solar Rep Jorge made it a simple process to go Green. The staff and installers were very friendly & professional…

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