Thinking about installing solar in the New York City area? Big guns like Sunrun and SolarCity operate in New York, but in such a solar-friendly state, there are literally dozens of smaller companies with great reputations, great service, and low prices. Today, we’re going to highlight some of the best New York solar installers working the NYC area.
Are you concerned about Vivint complaints? While we aren’t happy about what we find, we’ll tell you exactly what Vivint customers have to say.
First off, let’s get something straight: we don’t like to disparage any solar company. At UnderstandSolar, we’re people dedicated to solar energy. We want to see solar flourish on every housetop. And by extension, we want the solar industry and all its installers to flourish as well. You can’t have a solar installation on your roof without solar companies to actually put it up there!
But we’re also dedicated to helping you have the best experience going solar that you can. That’s why we write so many reviews of solar installers, assessing their products, costs, and – most importantly – customer reviews.
If you’re curious what people have to say about Vivint, we’ve got you covered. Let’s dive into the most common Vivint complaints, from actual customer reviews, and try to figure out what is going on.
Today, let’s take a look at Amergy Solar reviews from actual customer to see if their service is up to par and whether you should work with this Northeastern installer.
Amergy Solar is a solar installer based out of Metuchen, New Jersey, that works across the Northeast, including New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, and California (admittedly not in the Northeast, but that’s what Amergy claims!) They install both residential and commercial systems, as well as government and non-profit projects.
Unlike some installers (most notably the national installer Sunrun), Amergy Solar does not use 3rd party sales or installation companies. Instead, they sell, design, and install all systems in-house. While this isn’t necessarily good or bad, it certainly simplifies the communication process during your project, as multiple companies aren’t involved.Continue reading
PetersenDean is a California-based solar installer working in several states across the US. But unlike other nationwide installers, they do things a little differently. With customer experience among big installers extremely spotty, does PetersenDean’s unique business translate to better customer service? Let’s look at PetersenDean Solar reviews from actual customers and compare their scores to other companies.
How exactly is PetersenDean different? First off, they’re not just a solar installer. They also install roofs, fences, and battery storage systems. Secondly, unlike SolarCity and Sunrun – who base their entire businesses around the solar lease – PetersenDean doesn’t even offer leases. Instead, they focus only on cash and loan financing.
For PetersenDean, this inevitably keeps things simpler, as they don’t have to worry about dealing with the increased costs and capital that offering leases typically requires.
Today, we’re going to take a look at Haleakala Solar reviews to learn what real customers say about working with the company. One of the leading solar installers in Hawaii, Haleakala was founded in 1977 as a solar water heater installer — making them one of the older solar companies in the entire US.
With solar so ubiquitous in Hawaii (3rd most solar per capita when compared to other states), if you live in the area then you’ve probably already heard of Haleakala. If not, that’s okay — we’ll catch you up!Continue reading
Let’s take a look at First Solar reviews of their products, what the solar industry thinks of the company, and compare them to a handful of other manufacturers.
First Solar is a solar panel manufacturer and installer focused on large, utility-scale solar power plants. They own and control each step of the manufacturing and installation process: panel production, sales, installation, monitoring, and recycling of the solar panels once they’ve met the end of their useful life.
While they don’t work in the residential sector and so their name might not be familiar to you, they’ve left a huge imprint on the solar industry. They’ve installed over 17 gigawatts of solar worldwide – enough to power almost 300,000 average sized homes and in 2016, they were the 6th biggest solar panel manufacturer in the world. However, their products are quite different than the others on that list!
If you’re in the Salt Lake/Provo area and are wondering how to find the best Utah solar companies, we’ve got you covered here. As great as sunny Utah is for solar, there really aren’t many installers working in the area. However, don’t let that get you down, as you still have some great choices out there. From big, nation-wide installers to local specialty solar companies, you’ve got your pick of the litter!
Today, let’s discuss some questions to ask yourself before contacting installers. We’ll also give you a short list of solar companies working in the Salt Lake City/Provo area, with some introductory information and summary of what real customers have to say about working with them.
With the inverter such a cornerstone component of your solar installation, it pays to take some time to find the best option for you. SolarEdge and Enphase both manufacture premium module-level inverters. But between SolarEdge vs Enphase, which one is better? Let’s walk through what makes each product unique and list their pros and cons to help you decide.Continue reading
Today, we’re going to delve into Vivint Smart Home reviews from actual customers.
Vivint is a huge player in not only home security – historically their main focus – but home automation and solar as well. Here at UnderstandSolar, we’ve reviewed just about every piece of the Vivint pie – from solar to home security to their smart thermostat. Now that we’ve reviewed their smart home offering – we’ve come to a single conclusion: With their huge growth over the last decade, it is astonishing how bad reviews of Vivint are!Continue reading
Before we get into Sunrun reviews, sit back while we tell you a little story. Way back in the late 2000s, before rooftop solar was really a ‘thing’, Sunrun CEO Lynn Jurich was setting up shop at county fairs and farmers markets, trying to entice homeowners to invest in the then-unheard-of solar lease, a financing type that Sunrun itself pioneered for the solar industry.
Fast forward to today and we see now that the solar lease was a defining moment for the solar industry. It allowed thousands and thousands of homeowners to go solar by avoiding that high initial investment the technology traditionally required. The lease allowed the solar industry to flourish and grow – at a singularly rapid pace.