Category Archives for "Residential Solar"

Horizon Solar Power Reviews Depend on Who You Ask

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Want to know what customers think of this southern California solar provider?

If you live in southern California, you’re in the perfect place for solar. High electricity bills, sunny skies, and dozens of installers to choose from. If you've got a few companies on your shortlist, you need to know what actual customers are saying about them. Today, we're taking a look at Horizon Solar Power Reviews.

This home-grown SoCal company, founded in 2008, installs both residential and commercial installations and offers cash, loan, and lease financing. Let's analyze what actual customers say about the company and find out why homeowners end up choosing - and not choosing - to move forward with this company.

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Solar Universe Reviews: Great Company, Solid Installations

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What are real customers saying about REPOWER America, formerly known as Solar Universe?

Solar Universe/REPOWER is a unique company that enjoys great reviews, though that does depend to a certain extent on location. Today, let’s dive in and see exactly how this company works and what makes them so special. We'll also see what real customers have to say by analyzing a few Solar Universe reviews, eventually helping you decide whether to work with this unique company.

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Sunlight vs Intensity: Calculating Sun Hours Per Day by Zip Code

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How to determine if you get enough sun to make solar panels worth it

Do you live in a sunny state and think that solar panels may be a good investment to cut down on your energy bills and improve the value of your home? Or maybe you live in a less sunny state and believe solar panels would be suicide from an investment perspective. In reality, the decision to go solar is more complicated than just calculating sun hours per day by zip code.

Let’s figure out what is important to know about sunlight before you decide to go solar. Continue reading

Sunrun vs SolarCity: What Do Customer Reviews Say?

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A comparison of customers' opinions regarding two solar giants 

SolarCity and Sunrun are the two biggest residential solar installers in the US. Together, they account for about 40% of the entire solar market, with SolarCity at 30% and Sunrun around 10% (p.12).

If you've thought about installing solar, you're probably familiar with these two companies and you've probably wondered which one's better: SolarCity vs Sunrun.

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How Big and Expensive is a 5kW Solar System?

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An average-sized installation for the average home.

Residential solar installations run from a measly 2kW to a monstrous 25kW (or even bigger). Twenty-five kilowatts (kW) is a huge solar installation (at least for residential projects), equal to about 100 solar panels.

Don’t have that much space on your roof? Don’t worry! Most installations, such as the 5kW solar system, are well below that size. Most of us don’t even use enough electricity to warrant an installation that big! In fact, according to the National Renewable Energy Lab (p.5), the average installation is about 5.6kW.

Today, let’s take a peek at a 5kW installation to understand exactly how big that is, how much you can expect to pay for one, and how much you can save by installing a system of this size.Continue reading

Baker Electric Solar Reviews Indicate a Great Solar Installer

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With a solid reputation and extensive feedback, we look into Baker Electric Solar

Our research into Baker Electric Solar reviews indicates they are one of the best reviewed solar installers out there. If you’re looking to go solar in southern California, add them to your shortlist!

Located in the southern California area, they’ve installed over 7,000 solar systems and their parent company, Baker Electric, has been around since 1938. The company installs both residential and commercial solar, including battery storage with the Tesla Powerwall.

Let’s look at Baker Electric Solar reviews, what customers say about them, and why they’re so great to work with.

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Is Purchasing Solar Panels in Cash Better than a Lease or Loan?

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Looking to install solar, but not quite sure how to pay for it?

There’s actually a few different options for purchasing solar panels, from simply paying cash to taking out a loan or lease.

Which one’s best? Let’s run through each and discuss their pros and cons, as well as which one you should choose and why.Continue reading

What Do Vision Solar Reviews (now Ion Solar) Say About This Large Solar Installer?

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What do customers say about this large installer located in the West?

Vision Solar (now Ion Solar since merging with Zing Solar in early 2017 ) is a major residential solar installer and financier currently working in 8 states, mostly in the Western US: California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, as well as South Carolina, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Ion Solar is actually the 7th largest residential solar installer in the US, having installed 48,789 kilowatts of solar – or about 9,800 average-sized (5kW) installations – not a small feat by any means.

Today, we're going to look at Ion/Vision Solar reviews​ and opinions from real customers to see whether you should work with this installer.

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SolarWorld Reviews – Customers Are Loving These Solar Panels

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What are existing customers saying about SolarWorld?

We do a lot of reviews on various solar manufacturers, installers, and service companies here because we want to give people who are interested in solar a leg up when it comes to choosing what is best for them. To continue with that mission, here is our far-ranging SolarWorld review.

SolarWorld has been the largest producer of solar panels in the U.S for more than 40 years, and although they have a global presence, they have a clear commitment to being involved with the country's economy. Most of the panels sold here, for instance, are produced on U.S. soil, and they make every effort to purchase supplies and parts from other American companies.

To be clear, SolarWorld only manufactures solar panels - they do not install the panels. Instead, they leave this work to a short list of local authorized and trained installers.​

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Trinity Solar Reviews: This Installer Needs Some Work

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An in-depth look at a Northeast solar installer and financier - Trinity Solar

Today, in our article about Trinity Solar reviews, we look at what actual customers say about them, common praises and complaints, and whether or not you should work with them.

Trinity Solar is a family-owned solar financier and installer working in six states throughout the Northeast, including New Jersey, Maryland, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Founded in 1994 as an AC/heating company, they shifted focus to solar in 2004 and now employs over 1,000 individuals.

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