Alternative Energy Southeast, Inc.

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Updated: 03 August 2023

Installing solar since 2007

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4.51 from 24 Reviews

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Rafael Cintron | Acworth, Georgia | 10/06/2023

AES Great Solar Energy Equipment Installation

Alternative Energy Southeast, installed at our home, 14 x Q.PEAK DUO BLK ML-G10+ 400 Solar Panels, 1 x Sol-Ark 15K Inverter, and 2 x ARK Battery 100AH-48V. They did great job, and we are very pleased with the very low cost of electricity we now pay every month. In some month we are receiving money because we are generating more electricity than what we consume!

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Andrew Navratil | Decatur, Georgia | 08/03/2023

Respectful, insightful, thought-partner in designing our system

AES has been an exceptional partner in helping us design the solar and battery system that best meets our needs. Over several months and multiple phone calls, emails, video chats, and a site visit, they educated us extensively on possible options and helped narrow and tailor a system that best meets our goals of sustainability, saving money, and having backup power during outages. I contacted numerous solar installers and AES stood out from the rest. They engaged me as an intelligent consumer, educated me, and never applied pressure or tried up-sell me. I highly recommend them to anyone considering solar panels or a battery. They impressed me as knowledgeable experts committed to meeting my needs.

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Samuel Atere-Roberts | Lilburn, Georgia | 07/03/2023

Great Service to restore data collection through solar edge

My Solar edge had stopped transmitting data since May 4. I had a good discussion on the phone with Lauren to discuss my options to fix it. Since I had recently changed my Router, I needed to reprogram it. I could not and they sent a technician out. The technician evaluated the problem and the need to update my Wi-Fi extender. He made a good recommendation to install a physical line from my Inverter to my Router so that I do not have future problems again if I changed my router. He did a fantastic job to install the line with minimal view of the installed line. Great job all round!!!

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Nick | Athens, Georgia | 05/27/2023

Trustworthy local company; high-quality service & support

AES installed solar for my home, and also an EV car charger that has the option of only charging off of excess production from my array (i.e., no need to draw from the grid!). AES's support and service have been incredibly high-level. Their team is genuinely interested in providing a high level of service and ensuring everything works well. I had some hiccups with the EV charger, but the problem was with the equipment and the manufacturer; regardless, the AES team put long hours into it and completely fixed it, at no additional cost to me. You know the saying 'think globally, act locally'? I can't imagine going with a national company. AES is local, and they've been consistently there for me. A++++

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BillR | Colbert, Georgia | 11/09/2022

Home Solar

I have nothing but positive feedback for this company. Starting with my sales consultant and all through the process, everyone was professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. The project manager kept me updated. The solar panel installers were excellent and on time as were the backup battery install team. Both teams were respectful of being in and around my house. Also, everyone was responsive and patient with all my questions. I’m glad I used this company.

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Richard Pettigrew | Watkinsville, Georgia | 08/22/2022

Reviewing Solar and choosing a Solar Contractor

I began looking into placing solar panels on my house in May. Alternative Energy Southeast, Inc was quick to contact me and began working up a quote for the installation I was looking for. They have been very professional and informative throughout the entire process. They just completed the permitting for the project and will start to install before the end of August. I couldn't be happier with the work they have done for me and I expect that they will continue to impress me throughout the final installation. Thank you everyone at Alternative Enerergy Southeast, Inc.

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Jen | Watkinsville, Georgia | 02/25/2022

great experience

AES did a fantastic job setting us up and running with our solar system. It is working great! Although we had a little hiccup with the install, AES went above and beyond to correct and resolve the issue.

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JonM. | Dahlonega, Georgia | 12/27/2018

Reducing our carbon footprint day by day . . .

We definitely had some hiccups along the way, but overall we are very happy with our PV system. Adam Hoyt is a thorough planner, and a good advocate. Most of our issues had to do with work performed by a subcontractor, not AES itself. I believe that AES will learn from this experience and improve as a company.

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Asaneman | Grayson, Georgia | 01/30/2018

Five Star Experience

We can can not speak highly enough of AES. Our solar installation is working as planned and we are having significant monthly electric bill savings. <br />The actual installation and follow up service from AES was exemplary. The. workmanship, professionalism, and courteousness of everyone involved in our project was top notch. <br />From the initial estimate process through to the completion of your project you can not do better than AES.

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Hank1967 | Winterville, Georgia | 05/13/2017

Solar Electric System

Project was a little late starting but once started was completed in a reaspnable time. Have been using system for 8 months and cost saving estimates were a little optimistic but may be a dependent on my electric usage. Overall satisfied with system and federal tax credit was helpful in cashflow payback time period. Cashflow payback estimate provided is probably a little optimistic.

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DavidWm | Arnoldsville, Georgia | 12/14/2016

Solar Power: My Big Project for the Year

Through Solarize Athens we were able to have 36 solar panels installed on our south-facing barn roof. It wil take 10 years or so to pay for itself (Rayle Electric only gives us 4 cents per KW hour put back on the grid), but it's great to have a part right now in the leading environmental technology.

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About Alternative Energy Southeast, Inc.

Alternative Energy Southeast, Inc. specializes in the design and installation of solar power electric energy systems, or photovoltaics (PV). Our highly accredited team provides customers with exceptional customer service and workmanship for solar installations throughout Georgia and surrounding states. What�s more, we�re driven by a real purpose to make the world a better place. Our People In the year 2007 AES was founded by a certified Journeyman Wireman who is also a state licensed Master Electrician and dual NABCEP certified solar installer. Thanks to our team�s extensive experience, we�re able to exceed expectations. - Our staff is made of seasoned professionals with decades of combined experience in the field of electrical construction. - Given our team�s diverse background, we provide a one-stop-shop experience, as well as prices consistently lower than most of our competitors. - We stay up to date with regulations put in place by the state and federal government to provide safe and code-compliant installation. - We regularly attend relevant seminars and workshops in order to stay on the forefront of this rapidly evolving industry. - Our team cares about what we do for customers and the environment. We place an emphasis on superior workmanship and ensure customers can call on us for their alternative energy needs for years to come. Our Product - AES uses best-in-class components for all our installations and for each of the classes of work we perform, including residential, commercial, energy storage, and more. You're welcome to browse the photo gallery of our work at - For most projects, we default to SolarEdge, the brand of inverter that has the largest share of the market and for good reason. This brand of inverter has inter-module monitoring, shade mitigation, and the highest efficiency on the market thanks to their patented design. - Most of our products are designed to last 50+ years, which is why it�s so important to have them installed right the first time. What Drives Us Alternative Energy Southeast is committed to helping communities break free from the antiquated way we get our energy. By decentralizing the grid (generating and/or storing electricity at or near the locations where this electricity is to be used) we can vastly improve the national power grid. Distributed Generation (�DG�) makes the grid more resilient while providing electricity at a lower cost and with lower carbon emissions. DG decreases the end user�s dependency on big power plants, hundreds of miles away. Not only do we help customers take the �power� back from energy companies that often place profits above people, we also play a role in reducing dependency on harmful energy sources. We provide electricity from a clean, reliable energy source known as �the Sun�, and sunlight is the most abundant energy resource on the planet.

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Georgia - Lilburn

615 Deer Run SW, Lilburn GA, 30047

Georgia - Athens

160 Collins Industrial Blvd, Athens GA, 30601


Better Business Bureau Solar Energy Industries Association Solar Power World UL Certification


Electrical License EN216661

Contact Alternative Energy Southeast, Inc.

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160 Collins Industrial Blvd, Athens GA, 30601