About Us

About Awaken Solar

Awaken Solar is an Idaho-based company providing nationwide education on solar energy. We’re shining sunlight on the entire solar industry with third-party recommendations and honest, public information. We want to eliminate your chances of getting lied to by a biased company, so you can invest in solar with confidence.

We know that making the switch to solar energy can be complicated and confusing. But our free services can help you have a worry-free journey into solar. Our process is designed to evaluate your solar criteria first, before we identify the trusted providers in your area. Then, once we analyze your ideal match, we move forward to negotiate the prices on your behalf. We exist to get you the best deal for your wants and needs.

By providing free services and education we hope to continue raising the ethical standards for the solar industry. We wholeheartedly believe that solar is a great thing, and we want to make its accessible, affordable, and efficient for everyone!

Meet Sunshine

My name is Joshua Hill, but I’ve earned the nickname “Sunshine” because of both my hair and my passion for all things solar. As an Independent Energy Consultant and the founder of Awaken Solar, I’m NOT here to get you sold on solar or a particular provider—I’m here to help you find TRUTH in solar.




I’ve seen the good and the bad in the renewable and solar industries. Now I’m on a mission to educate consumers on what’s really worth their investment. Together, we can review the facts and vet your best solar options. Let me negotiate on your behalf, and I guarantee you’ll save money AND be happy with your solar!

The Mission

My life goal is to help more than one million American homes and business go solar—on their terms, in the right way. I love teaching others about solar power, alternative energy, and the policies surrounding both. That being said, I also recognize that every customer has different needs when going solar.

Based on your location and setup, it doesn’t always make sense. So my first step is to run the numbers with you and see if solar can save green, in the form of YOUR money.

I know I’m doing a good job if I can help you figure out whether investing renewables is right for you. When we understand the differences between solar providers in your area, their warranties, the components and equipment they use, THEN you can move forward with zero buyer’s remorse. If you’re happy, then we know we’ve done our job!