SAN DIEGO, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Stellar Solar, San Diego's oldest SunPower dealer, is the first in North County to be selected to join the SunPower Master Dealer network, a strategic partnership program designed to deliver global solar expertise to local communities through leading independent solar installers. SunPower carefully selects its master dealers, awarding this distinction only to installers that consistently put customers first, delivering a superior SunPower experience at every step of a customer's unique solar energy journey. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161115/439760LOGO Master dealers offer complete SunPower® solar solutions to homeowners, including the highest quality consultation and system services. They leverage the strength and credibility of the globally trusted SunPower brand in key geographies based on their superb knowledge of the company's technology, the local solar market, and industry best practices. "We congratulate Stellar Solar for their extraordinary commitment to help homeowners reach their energy goals with SunPower solar while demonstrating the highest standards expected of a SunPower Master Dealer," said Martin DeBono, SunPower senior vice president. "The SunPower Master Dealer program recognizes exceptional independent installers for their relentless focus on providing quality customer service to complement the most efficient solar technology available on the market today. We welcome Stellar Solar to the SunPower Master Dealer network and look forward to their continued success." Certified SunPower Master Dealers handle the entire solar energy process for customers, including system design, installation, maintenance, permitting, and rebate processing, as well as providing guidance on SunPower's flexible financing options. Master dealers complete regular, in-depth training on SunPower products and services in order to provide homeowners with the best possible solar experience, offering peace of mind when choosing SunPower by Stellar Solar to install the most reliable solar technology. Kent Harle, co-founder and CEO of Stellar Solar was thrilled to be invited into this exclusive network. "As San Diego's oldest SunPower dealer, being the first to achieve master dealer status in North County San Diego is a huge milestone for Stellar Solar," said Harle. "We've been consistently voted Best Solar Company in the San Diego Union Tribune so it made total sense for us to partner with SunPower, one of the world's most innovative and sustainable solar energy companies. We tell our customers that not all solar is created equal, and make sure they know that SunPower products are the most efficient and reliable solar solutions available on the market today. Having installed over 6,000 systems, we have the experience and the team in place to meet and exceed SunPower's strict installation standards."