What Are the Top Solar Companies in Sacramento, CA?


Want to join the solar revolution in Sacramento? Start with the great local installers below!

With so many great solar companies in Sacramento, CA, it’s certainly hard to narrow down your list! With solar so popular in California, solar installers are seemingly everywhere. Of course people are turning to solar for good reason. Sacramento enjoys lots of sunshine and the state is very pro-solar!

Because solar is so abundant in the area, there are a lot of installers to pick from. How do you decide which company to work with? How do you even narrow down your top choices? If you’re feeling overwhelmed, we’re here to help!Continue reading

Best Florida Solar Installers in the Jacksonville Area


Want to install solar in the Jacksonville area, but not sure how to find an installer?

Or are you overwhelmed by the sheer number of companies out there and want to know who the best Florida solar installers are in your neighborhood? Don’t worry, we’ve got answers!

Below, we list out five Florida solar companies either based or working in the Jacksonville area that really caught our eye. Each installer enjoys great reviews from previous customers and offers a unique set of services in addition to photovoltaic solar (the kind that make electricity), including solar water heaters, energy storage, home automation, or even just premium US-made PV solar panels.Continue reading

What are the Top Solar Companies in CT?

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For great solar installers in Connecticut, look no further!

If you’re looking for a great solar installer in the Constitution State, you’re in luck! Today, we list five of the best solar companies in CT to help narrow down your search. Obviously, these companies aren’t the only installers working in the state, but you’re sure to have a great experience installing solar with any of the installers we’ve selected.

Each of our choices below enjoy excellent reviews from customers and offer something unique in the solar industry, from solar batteries to carport installations and/or unique financing options.

Check out the following installers to see what the Connecticut solar industry has to offer. Review information was taken in December 2017. Continue reading

The City’s 5 Best New York Solar Installers

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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.

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Vivint Complaints are Adding Up

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Are you thinking about going solar with Vivint, but concerned about their terrible reviews?

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.

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Amergy Solar Reviews: What Customers are Saying

Do homeowners enjoy working with this Northeast solar installer?

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 Solar Reviews Are Right in the Middle

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What do customers say after working with PetersenDean Solar?

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.

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Haleakala Solar Reviews: Great Option on the Islands

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What do real customers have to say about working with this Hawaiian installer?

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

First Solar: Reviews of their Business and Products

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Who is First Solar, and what makes them different?

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!

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2017 Chevy Bolt: Tesla’s Newest Competitor

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The new Bolt is an affordable EV with great mileage.

General Motors has released its first mass-market fully electric vehicle and sales are picking up steam. The Chevy Bolt, named Motor Trend’s 2017 Car of the Year, is giving electric vehicle heavyweights like Tesla a run for their money. The Bolt is the first economically-priced EV offering more than 200 miles of range in the United States.

We’ll take a closer look at all of the features that GM’s newest model has to offer, and see how it stacks up against competitors in an ever-increasingly hot market of electric cars. Continue reading

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