djl | Cumberland Center, Maine | 03/10/2022
All as Promised
Professional and on time. Installation works exactly as estimated, the install team was professional and courteous, and they provided prompt responses to all after sale questions and requests.
Neil | Brunswick, Maine | 05/27/2021
First year report
My Maine Solar Solutions system just finished its first year. MSS predicted that the annual production would be 9.25 MWh. Actual production was about 10.30 MWh...11% over prediction! It’s nice to see a company under promise and over deliver!
Jake Wolterbeek | Kittery, Maine | 06/02/2020
In one word - Excellent!
From the initial site visit (1 1/2 hours, incredibly thorough) they were possibly the most pleasant people I have ever worked with. The owner Sam helped me with a clarification in the contract, Maureen kept me updated on permits, CMP documents, and timing of the install. The installation crew was amazing! They started work in weather I didn’t even want to go out in (2 degrees above 0). They exceeded any expectation I had, and did it without hesitation. I got quotes from several solar installers. Maine Solar Solutions did by far the most thorough analysis for me to consider and was extremely competitive on price. I highly recommend them - they are a class act!
Bob @ Newfield, ME | Newfield, Maine | 05/15/2020
A great experience
From start to finish, the folks at Maine Solar Solutions were informative and easy to work with. The process was respectful, congenial and smooth from start to finish. Their on-site crew was remarkably efficient, coordinated and maintained the highest standards for installation. Follow up communications and all paperwork was effective and efficient. A great company!!
Sue T. | Harpswell, Maine | 04/21/2020
Excellent all the way around!
Maine Solar was superb from start to finish. The estimate was quick and thorough, the installation was flawless, and the results are excellent. We could not have asked for more.
Nat and Donna | Scarborough, Maine | 02/15/2020
Excellent Experience with Maine Solar Solutions
Maine Solar Solutions was a pleasure to work with. My initial system assessment was performed by Sam Zuckerman, owner. His was one of two bids for the project, the other was from Revision Energy (also a pleasure to work with). It was a tough decision. Sam said he would try to install the system before the end of 2018, and he delivered. His crew, led by Phil Walter, was outstanding. Phil was great about staying in touch by text messaging, so I knew when the crew was coming and going. When they wrapped-up, everything was left neat as a pin. The same can be said for the indoor electrical work. There was one miscalculation, but we had a good solution. My system is a 10-kW grid-tied system with battery. I chose to go with Pika Energy, a local Westbrook company, for the battery system (now owned by Generac). The battery modules arrived exactly as promised. A problem with the inverter was addressed by Pika sending a technician to the house. Having Pika nearby was invaluable. The system seems to be meeting all our power needs. When there is a power outage, the switchover to battery backup is almost unnoticeable. I am happy not to have to deal with propane tanks, noise, oil changes, and generator maintenance. We can keep the house warm and the lights on for probably three days with no sun. If the sun comes out and the panels are not snow-covered, we can go indefinitely through a power outage. There is nothing like a steep roof pitch to help the panels clear themselves of snow. It just slides off. Not so with a shallow pitch. I would buy this system again. I would have Maine Solar Solutions install it, with the caveat that you should always obtaining more than one bid. Areas for improvement: Maine Solar Solutions needs to produce a homeowner’s instruction manual for the system that explains all the new switches and devices that are mounted outside and in.
Bob Stevens | Freeport , ME | 03/04/2019
They were terrific: fast, reasonably priced and competent
Maine Solar Solutions was recommended to us by a trustworthy source. Sam contacted us and came to our house immediately, determined what we wanted and needed, and made a competitive proposal that he he said he would try to complete by the end of 2018, which was important to us for tax credit purposes.
Julia Lyn | Kittery, Maine | 02/07/2019
I interviewed a few companies before I chose MaineSolar<br />they were more thorough in answering my questions. Returned calls quickly and offered a better quality product that was more locally produced then the other companies <br />Installation was a breeze. They took care of all logistics including obtaining s building permit and working with my electric company for connecting to the grid. The panels have performed as predicted since the install 3 years ago.<br />I highly recommend Maine Solar
Sophi S | Bath, Maine | 02/07/2019
We love our solar panels and the installation was excellent. Even when we ran into issues (which we figured would happen in a 150 year old house!) Maine Solar Solutions was professional and helpful. They discovered that our roof sheathing needed to be replaced when they began to install the panels. Rather than install them on a bad roof, they called me, stopped installation, and held our place at the top of the queue while we had our roof repaired. It was a bummer, but nice to have Maine Solar on our side throughout! They look fantastic and are generating tons of power.<br /><br />Maine Solar also installed two heat pumps for us. They gave us a recommendation on where to install them within the house and what size to use and they have been spot on - they heat and cool the place perfectly (and are powered by our new solar array!) <br /><br />Great customer service and we couldn't be happier.
ml04096 | Yarmouth, Maine | 01/23/2019
The way solar should be
After talking with several firms about solar options for our house, we ended up choosing Maine Solar Solutions to design and install our system. So glad we did.<br /><br />Starting with the initial evaluation, Aaron listened to our ideas and concerns, and answered our many questions as he walked us through the process of configuring a system and establishing our net metering account. In addition to the energy generation and performance features, we were also looking for a system that would not detract visually from the historic character of our house. Aaron developed a number of design options for us to consider, and in the end we choose a system with panels from Solaria that met our requirements. <br /><br />We were very impressed with the quality and attention to detail of the installation work provided by Phillip and the Maine Solar Solutions crew. For example, they ran the external conduit in a way that followed the lines of the house, and neatly integrated the electrical components into our complex multi-generational electrical system. The array's output has met our expectations, and monitoring it's performance is a breeze with the SolarEdge app. Thanks to the folks at Maine Solar Solutions we now have the satisfaction that comes with generating our own power and reducing our reliance on carbon-based energy sources.