About Us

Southwestern Solar specializes in the design, installation and maintenance of turnkey, solar PV (photovoltaic) solar power systems. We offer our customers personalized service that focuses on their needs. Our goal is to provide you with a solar system that will exceed your expectations. We will support you through every stage of the process, from obtaining building permits to the installation of an efficient and aesthetically pleasing solar system on your home or business.

Southwestern Solar is a subsidiary of Green Valley Cooling and Heating. Our parent company has been serving southern Arizona for 41 years. We strive to provide a level of service that exceeds our customers expectations. Southwestern Solar is made up of a team of professionals who have received extensive training in the industry. Our team has a track record of providing extraordinary service to our customer base.

Ethan Beneze – Founder, President
Ethan has been working with solar systems for the past 25 years. He actively worked on the design of solar projects in southern Arizona and holds a degree in Architecture from the University of Arizona. He has designed and installed stand alone photovoltaic systems in the marine industry. He has over 20 years of business background and is a licensed contractor in Arizona. He holds a K-11 Residential and Commercial Electrical, a C-39 Residential HVAC and an L-39 Commercial HVAC contractor’s license. He has a strong commitment to the solar industry and has implemented and tested solar systems at his southern Arizona home.

Michael Bartoletti – Solar System Designer & VP of Operations NABCEP Certified PV Installer™
Mike has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona and has worked for Southwestern Solar’s parent company for the past 25 years. He has taken the lead in solving complex electrical problems and is responsible for team member training. Mike has designed and installed systems at his Green Valley home and has been actively working on solar system design and installations. He holds certificates in system installation and advanced solar system design and installation. He has received training in both grid-tied and off grid solar systems.

Tim Bell – Senior Sales Coordinator
Tim has been with Green Valley Cooling & Heating for over 10 years. He has been working in our Southwestern Solar division for since establishment. He has various knowledge on installs in both commercial and residential applications. Tim has an impeccable work ethic and is dedicated to providing the customer with aesthetically pleasing systems that operate to peak performance. He has received extensive training and certifications. He has applied his knowledge and mechanical skills to successfully install solar systems in the residential and commercial arena.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our parent company Green Valley Cooling & Heating has been serving the southern Arizona area since 1968… we have staying power.
  • We are a local company and will be here long after the sale is made.
  • Our mission is to exceed your customer's expectations in everything we do.
  • If you are not satisfied, neither are we.
  • We have a highly trained staff that will design and install your solar system to make optimum use of Arizona's plentiful resource, the sun.