Years in business

> 7

Pros

There are no pros noted

Cons

Average cost per watt above industry average of $3.00

$5.47

Review score is below industry average of 3.96

3.25

NABCEP qualified installer

No

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Latest review

Chris H 3 weeks ago

I have recently completed my homes solar instillation with PowerHome Solar. I can not yet fully speak to the benefit of the solar panels on my electric bill but I would offer some words of advice that are not freely given from PowerHome Solar. 1) Your tax credit is federal which means you can not get more back than you paid in federal taxes for the year in which you file your rebate (i.e. if you were told you would receive a $15,000 tax credit, you will only get that much if you paid more than $15,000 that year in federal taxes) 2) Be very cautious of your energy provider rebate. I was told I would receive a rebate from Duke Energy (my local provider), however I have found out that the wait list is incredibly long and they are now moving to a lottery to decide who gets the rebate. This means that I may or may not get the solar rebate (definitely no guarantee). 3) The miss-leading information I was given by the sales representative is most concerning because it factored heavily into my (and I would think most peoples) decision into if the whole package is within my budget. The 20 year loan that was approved relies on the borrower to pay a certain amount back within 18 months in order to keep the monthly payment at the quoted price (which is the big selling point to swap your power bill out for the solar payment bill). Mine was quoted $200/month which was close to my average power bill and was sold that this bill would end in 20 years where as my power bill will never end (sound familiar?). However if you do not pay the rather large amount towards the loan (which should be no problem with all those rebates and tax credits i just spoke about) in 18 months my bill would have then went up to over $300/month. 4) Specifically the instillation with PowerHome has been less than desirable. My panels were initially installed 3/9/21 and I am still awaiting repairs as of 5/25/21. The customer service was top notch before the install, but dropped significantly afterward when It came to addressing issues like my roof leaking, etc... (FYI, they did fix that rather quickly but other problems were discovered and still have not been addressed). I have asked to speak to a manger (preferably corporate level) to address my concerns with the situation but it would seem that the installers are the managers? In the end hopefully my concerns are unwarranted and the issues will all be resolved. The solar panels do appear to be working and are aesthetically pleasing. 5) My advice is this. If you can pay outright for your panels, do it. If you can refinance your home and pay outright for the panels, do it. They will add value to your home and if your lucky solar can save you on your monthly power bill. Do not let the sales person talk you into buying based on rebates and tax credits. They are not guaranteed and should not be a deciding factor in your solar panel purchase. 6) Hope this helps!

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Latest complaint

Robert Adams , 1 week ago

I chose them because of good reviews. I guess the bad reviews get buried because they do not deliver as promised. worst experience. I pay more for electric now than before I got solar.

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PowerHome Solar prices

This installer does not publish their standard system prices on the net.

As such we have used average pricing from the installers service areas as a proxy for what this company would most likely charge for a solar system.

System size

12.7kW

Average cost per watt

$2.17

Net cost of system

$18,269 - $22,329

Average payback time

Annual power production

17,819 kWh

Levelized cost of solar energy

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Levelized cost per kWh is the cost of the solar system divided by the total number of kWh produced by a solar system over it’s lifetime.

5¢ kWh

If you don't get solar

19¢ kWh

Forecast average NC electric rates over the next 25 years

Installers description for their business

POWERHOME SOLAR, headquartered in North Carolina, is one of the leading residential providers of solar energy across the nation. After launching the company in 2014, POWERHOME SOLAR has grown to more than 1,000 employees across the 10 markets that POWERHOME is involved in, which include Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia with plans to open in more markets this year. In 2019, POWERHOME SOLAR's revenue grew 80% year-over-year to nearly $200 million. The growth of the company can be attributed to its passionate and aggressive management team and our desire to make a difference in lives of our customers by giving them affordable access to clean, renewable solar energy. POWERHOME has 20,000 customers, and it has installed over 350,000 solar panels, helping customers to reduce their dependence on the power grid. POWERHOME SOLAR has achieved this growth in some markets not prominently known for high solar utilization, proving the appetite for renewable energy is strong and financially appealing in a variety of markets. POWERHOME SOLAR is one of the few companies in the industry that designs, permits, finances, sells and installs solar energy systems for residential and commercial clients. POWERHOME also sells, designs and installs roof applications for both sectors. POWERHOME SOLAR has formed partnerships with six professional sports franchises, including the Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers. It has a seventh partnership with NC State Athletics. The partnerships help each entity reduce dependence on grid energy and decrease their carbon footprints. They also help raise consumer awareness about the features and benefits of solar energy, creating a ripple effect for potential customers throughout the country. POWERHOME has built partnerships with brands beyond sports. In April 2020, it partnered with Generac, a 2019 Fortune 1000 company, to offer customers its battery storage and generator products. Additionally, POWERHOME is appearing on the Lifetime TV series Military Makeover in 2020, as it donated and installed a solar energy system for a veteran in suburban Atlanta. POWERHOME was also on the show in 2018, when it helped another veteran in suburban Kansas City, Missouri. The rallying slogan for POWERHOME SOLAR is Building A Movement, or BAM, as it grows one solar panel, one customer, and one employee at a time. Our employees understand the value and importance of what they offer customers, making their purpose clear and the company culture strong. POWERHOME SOLAR accolades include: - CEO Jayson Waller named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 Southeast Award winner - Ranked No. 100 on the 2019 Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies in America - Winner of 11 Stevie Awards in 2020 (four gold, including Energy Company of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year). - Winner of 9 international Globee Awards in 2019 (six gold, including USA Company of the Year) - Named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2020 - Ranked No. 6 in nation among residential rooftop solar installers by Solar Power World - Over 175,000 followers on Facebook and Instagram with an average rating of 4.4/4.7 (out of 5) on Facebook, Google and Glassdoor - A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau in every market we serve - Named Emerging Business of the Year (2018) by the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council

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Address

919 North Main Street, Mooresville NC, 28115

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Office locations

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NORTH CAROLINA - Mooresville

919 North Main Street, Mooresville NC, 28115

VIRGINIA - Chester

13536 Charlotte Court, Chester VA, 23836

VIRGINIA - Roanoke

7525 Hitech Road, Roanoke VA, 24019

OHIO - Cleveland

7700 Hub Parkway Suite #1, Cleveland OH, 44125

OHIO - Worthington

510 East Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington OH, 43085

MICHIGAN - Grand Rapids

4652 Danvers Drive Southeast, Grand Rapids MI, 49512

MICHIGAN - Chesterfield

56308 North Bay Drive, Chesterfield MI, 48051

MICHIGAN - Troy

500 Stephenson Hwy., Troy MI, 48083

INDIANA - Indianapolis

4496 Saguaro Trail, Indianapolis IN, 46268

Tennessee Office

730 Middle Tennessee Blvd Suite 10, Murfreesboro TN, 37129

Illinois Office

505 Tyler Rd., St. Charles IL, 60174

South Carolina Office

2109 Landmark Dr., Cayce SC, 29033

Missouri Office

209 Hughes Lane St., MO, 63301

PENNYSYLVANIA - Sarver

726 Ekastown Road, Sarver PA, 16055

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Service Types

Residential solar - Grid tied

Small commercial solar - Grid tied

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