Our History

Renewable energy is our DNA

Our mission:

To accelerate the growth of renewable energy in the U.S. by implementing already proven solar, wind and geothermal technologies to grow the market.

Unlike other companies in the area, renewable energy is our DNA. It’s all we do and we do it all, including solar, wind, and geothermal.

“We need to get into the renewable energy business!”

The SWG Energy story began in 2006, when the leaders of our family-run internet company attended a sustainable energy event in Austin, TX sponsored by the Green Car Journal. This was our first experience with renewable energy and while we were in Austin test drove a Ford Escape Hybrid and a BMW 1-Series running on biodiesel fuel and several Hydrogen Fuel Cell cars. We were so inspired by what we saw as the future of power there that we decided to go all-in on renewable energy. That’s when founders Joseph Willix and Carmen Willix got to work and in 2007 SWG Energy, Inc. was launched.

SWG Energy officially launched in 2007 as a renewable energy company with headquarters in Dallas, Texas with a mission to accelerate the growth of renewable energy through proven solar, wind, and geothermal technologies.

We are a one-stop renewable energy resource for our clients, so we specialize in all three technologies – something that sets us apart from other competitors who are just roofers, electrical contractors, HVAC companies expanding into solar or window companies doing the same.

We are the only renewable energy company in Southern California that offers both geothermal and wind energy solutions to go along with our solar power services. And, we are the only company that was specifically founded to focus on renewable energy only. Most other companies in this area began as roofing or electrical contractors who added solar installation – and only solar installation – to their list of services. That means that we will never try to upsell you for other services and your sustainable energy project will always get our full focus and attention.

Over more than a decade, we have found a winning formula for delivering peace-of-mind to our customers who want to take control of their energy and move away from the big utilities.

Company milestones

  • 2007 – SWG Energy founded in Texas
  • 2009 – First residential solar installation
  • 2011 – First commercial solar installation
  • 2011 – Solar LED street light project completed
  • 2011 – First wind project completed
  • 2015 – Opened office in California
  • 2022 – Moved headquarters to Southern California

The right renewable energy solution

Renewable energy is our DNA. Unlike other company’s that specialize in roofing or electrical services, renewable energy is all we do.

We use a personal touch

We won’t ghost you once the contract is signed.

We value relationships

A company our size allows our leadership to be there with you every step of the way, explaining every detail of the project and ensuring that you know you’re making the right decision for yourself and your children’s future. Heck, we build such strong bonds with clients that we get invited to family barbecues and football watch parties years after the project has ended.

Each project is unique:

We don't use a cookie-cutter approach.

At SWG Energy, each situation is different.

At the beginning of each project we will take into account every aspect of your life, from your current energy consumption to the project’s structure – we even take your lifestyle into consideration as we design a sustainable energy solution that will meet your needs and expectations.