About us


Hot Sun's history dates back to Vancouver BC in 1980 when a unique flexible vinyl based grid style solar collector named Solarmat was introduced. Hot Sun founder, Ken Wright, took over the manufacturing operation in 1986, only 2 years out of mechanical engineering school. The technology was tweeked and tested in Vancouver where hundreds of systems were installed in the 80's and 90's. Hot Sun's work in that are also included conventional solar thermal, service and technology development. Hot Sun moved to San Diego in 1998.   In 2004 the grid style collector format was scrapped in favor of the strip style and Powerstrip was born. The rest is...history.

We are the premier choice for solar pool heating in Southern California with dealer representation throughout the region. These industry experts will take you from consultation to a final installed solar pool heater.

Pure Power Pools


Based in Escondido CA, Pure PWR Pools Ltd. has leveraged their  pool equipment service expertise to become Hot Sun's leading implementations team.

All Valley Solar


Based in Hollywood California, owner Ted Bavin is a veteran solar thermal contractor. building a sizable and very credible organization. Ted's teams are trained and can take on the most innovative and challenging projects.

Mermaid Pools


Covering San Bernardino and Riverside Counties,  Mike Crum, owner is an extremely knowledgeable custom pool builder.  Since 2010 he has partnered with Hot Sun  in the ongoing process of technology improvement utilizing his field experience under Eco Solar to help advance the state of the art.


In Vancouver, British Columbia we have representation from the top solar contractors including...


Renew is our exclusive municipal pool and large scale solar heating  affiliate in BC