Clean Solar Team

Clean Solar Team

The Clean Solar team has a customer-focused and robust foundation. Our professionally trained service team offers competitive and cost-effective packages, combined with one-of-a-kind product and service offerings. The combination of experience and our product and service options, with our service offerings, makes us the premier solar energy partner for meeting your residential power needs.

The entire Clean Solar Team works to make solar photovoltaic and battery installations easy and affordable for customers. We want you to understand the real financial and environmental benefits of becoming energy independent. We work closely with you to ensure the best fit between system and need.

Clean Solar offers a unique money-back energy production guarantee and gives back a portion of our annual proceeds to local charity partners.

Meet Our Founders

“With the market timing, our passion for doing something good, Randy’s sales and marketing experience, and my technical and construction abilities, our combining forces was a natural fit,” says Jeff Ritchey. Together, these two successful businessmen and personal friends realized that they could combine their diverse talents in business and science to address the biggest problems facing our planet: global warming and the energy crisis. Clean Solar is Randy Zechman and Jeff Ritchey’s vision. It is a vision of being the leading solar installation company in the Bay Area.

Jeff Ritchey is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Clean Solar. Jeff is a San Jose native and an award-winning winemaker. He owns Sensorium Wines and previously acted as a wine consultant for several wineries in the Santa Cruz and Monterey areas. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Master of Science in Enology from UC Davis. Jeff has taught solar installation classes at Metro Education at Silicon Valley Career Technical Education.

Randy Zechman is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Clean Solar. Randy is an entrepreneur who has created several successful businesses, including the largest chocolate fountain rental company in the country, and a publishing company focused on highlighting hotels, restaurants, and attractions in Silicon Valley. Randy holds a degree in Marketing and Management. His philosophy is, “Business is business, and you don’t have to be an expert in an industry to start a business.”

We Enjoy Working

What People SAY

It has been a total pleasure dealing with the personnel at Clean Solar. I originally spent over a week educating myself on the internet before interviewing three installation companies. I was so impressed with Clean Solar’s professionalism in the initial presentation and subsequent follow up that I made the decision to go with Clean Solar.…

Bernie W. Client

Our experience with Clean Solar has been absolutely fantastic. They are a very customer-focused company from end to end. Excellent customer service throughout the entire process from initial contact through the sales process to the design and engineering to managing the project, installation, and to final sign-off. Quality of experience and quality of service are…

Jeffrey L. Client

I was very impressed with their program and their staff. They were thoroughly professional, communicated well and followed up on every detail. They dealt with everything quickly and to my total satisfaction. Would give them my highest recommendation, and I’m generally pretty conservative about these things.

Doug E. Client