Cape Fear Solar Systems

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Updated: 24 August 2023

Installing solar since 2007

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Since 2018

4.64 from 40 Reviews

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Latest good review thumbs up

Allison H | Apex, North Carolina | 08/29/2023

Cape Fear Solar was easy to work with, the team was knowledgeable and responsive, and the entire installation process was excellent. We are very happy with choosing Cape Fear Solar Systems!

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Disappointed Daisy | Wilmington, NC | 12/10/2021

No further contact.

I had a good experience purchasing and the installation of my panels. After that there has been no contact from this company on any other maintenance services or follow up on how the system is working. I get the feeling its all about the sale, one and done. Disappointing.

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Reply from Cape Fear Solar Systems: Hi there, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback. Rest assured, if you don’t hear from us, that is a good sign that your system is producing as warranted. Our system shows your solar panels have been producing as designed since installation. If your system is not producing as warranted, our service team gets a notification and will reach out to you to schedule service. A member of our team will also reach out to you on Monday to talk through our service steps, so we can be sure to meet your expectations going forward. If you ever need us, we’re just a phone call away. Sunny regards, CFSS

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Jane O'Brien | Sunset Beach, North Carolina | 08/24/2023

The easiest part of building our house

We had solar installed as we were building our house and it was easy. Cape Fear Solar took care of everything. They communicated well with the builder and had it installed on schedule. We had to wait to have it hooked up due to a delay in the building, put once they had the green light they were there to connect. They also received positive comments from the electricity company. We are now making more electricity than we need.

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Bob Lazaro | Leland, North Carolina | 08/21/2023

Great Service

We were pleased to install a 7 kW solar system with Cape Fear Solar. Their communication was great throughout the entire process, their install was efficient and coordination with local government and utility to have the system turned on was flawless. Happy we made the decision to choose a local installer.

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Tom Haun | Sunset Beach, North Carolina | 06/26/2023

Cape Fear Solar System Install

Cape Fear Solar met all of our expectations from the very first time we met to the completion of our home system. Very professional and easy to work with. Answered any questions and concerns immediately. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to have solar panels installed. Tom Haun

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Brian L | Wilmington, North Carolina | 05/26/2023

By far the best company around

Entertained quotes from several competitors. Theirs was not only the best but they are a one stop shop. No subcontracting and no upselling

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Andre Rowell | Rocky Point, North Carolina | 04/28/2023

New system

The experience with Cape Fear Solar Systems was excellent from start to finish. I felt very confident with the sales rep Dar and his knowledge of the system, which they were planning on installing. He was able to answer all questions that I had about the process. The process took a while from start to finish, but he was up front about the time frame. The installers were prompt and excellent on the electrical end and on the panel installation. Thanks again for a smooth process.

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OIB Summerfield | Calabash, North Carolina | 04/07/2023

Excellent service during the whole service including quote, permits, installation, and follow up. Gabe and Christina provided good customer service.

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Ms.Morrison | Wilmington, North Carolina | 12/01/2022

All Good!!

I researched solar as an energy option with several different sources. Cape Fear Solar Systems - CFSS - provided knowledgeable, professional (and patient) staff as I learned the vocabulary and process of solar energy for my all electric home. CFSS worked with my schedule and their installers to complete the job. I am very pleased and confident in the products and commitment of Cape Fear Solar. Highly Recommend.

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Reply from Cape Fear Solar Systems: Ms. Morrison, Thank you so much for taking time to write such a thoughtful review! We are so glad you are our customer! Sunny regards, Cassandra

Jay Kinlaw | Castle Hayne, North Carolina | 08/16/2022

Solar Is Complicated,

We just had our solar system installed by the very capable Cape Fear Solar Systems. We opted to hold off of battery purchasing so we could split the cost somewhat. We started with 3 estimates, and quickly boiled our choice down to 2 companies. Working with Dar, the salesman, we chose Cape Fear Solar. After closely following the installation process, I can’t imagine how things would work any way other than a ‘one stop shop’ approach. All of the personnel involved are professional and diligent in how they approach all facets of the system. I learned another thing: Solar is complicated! We used the Enphase IQ8 system — very state of the art…and what these things do still blows my mind. Safety was always first with them, and when I plan to add on our batteries, they will be my first call. Cape Fear Solar Systems is #1 in the Region for a reason!

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Reply from Cape Fear Solar Systems: Hi Jay, Thank you for your thorough review! We appreciate your kind feedback and for giving us the opportunity to serve you! We welcome any technical questions that may arise, so don't hesitate to reach out anytime! 910-409-5533 option 1. Kindest regards, CFSS

Keith Nelson | Wilmington, North Carolina | 08/05/2021

Great experience! 2 years in and still a happy customer!

We are approaching 2 years since Cape Fear Solar installed a system on our home, and I’m still very pleased with our system and our overall experience. When I contacted Cape Fear Solar for a quote, they sent a friendly and knowledgeable associate to our home who worked with us to design a system to meet our needs. They were helpful in answering our questions and did not pressure us into a sale. The process of planning, installing, and getting set up was very smooth, and someone from CFS was constantly in contact with us keeping us informed. They even went as far as to challenge Progress Energy when we were initially denied for their solar incentive. This resulted in us getting a $5,000 rebate from Progress to put towards our system. Over the years, I have referred several friends to Cape Fear Solar, and they have all reported similar and great experiences. Making the leap to change to powering your home with solar can be intimidating, but the financial benefits and peace of mind knowing that we are reducing our harm to our Earth is so valuable. Working with Cape Fear Solar made this process feel easy and gave us the confidence that we were doing the right thing. In my experience, switching to solar has been a great decision financially, and it feels good to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem. Thank you Cape Fear Solar for making this possible.

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Reply from Cape Fear Solar Systems: Hi Keith, Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review! We appreciate your enthusiasm for your solar system and for being an advocate for Cape Fear Solar Systems! Sunny regards, Kristen

Larilyn Swanson | Hampstead, North Carolina | 08/05/2021

Cape Fear Solar Systems

Best solar company around: knowledgeable, easy to work with, staff knows exactly what to do to troubleshoot if necessary. Very personable staff too.

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Reply from Cape Fear Solar Systems: Hi Larilyn, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We appreciate hearing you were pleased with your experience with us. We look forward to a continued partnership with you! Sunny regards, Kristen

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About Cape Fear Solar Systems

Cape Fear Solar Systems is currently ranked as the number one installer in Southeastern, North Carolina by Solar Power World. Established in 2007, the company has designed and installed over two-thousand solar systems to date.

Cape Fear Solar's pride is in its team, providing the highest quality of craftsmanship, products, and material.

Cape Fear Solar offers turnkey energy systems such as photovoltaic panels, battery backups, and Tesla charging stations for residential and commercial customers.

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North Carolina - Wilmington

901 Martin Street Unit A, Wilmington NC, 28401

North Carolina - Wilmington

901 S Front St, Wilmington NC, 28401

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NABCEP certifications

NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer
Robert Parker


North Carolina Licensed General Contractor (No. 65677)- NABCEP

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901 Martin Street Unit A, Wilmington NC, 28401