Renova Energy

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Updated: 04 February 2024

Installing solar since 2006

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Since 2014

4.90 from 402 Reviews

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HTC in Catalina Foothills | Tucson, AZ | 03/29/2024

Great experience with installation of roof-top solar system

Starting in May 2023 I began researching the addition of a roof-top solar power system for my home in Tucson. I evaluated many equipment suppliers and installation companies. Based on the quality and efficiency of the solar power components and the stellar reputation of the installation company I selected SunPower as the component supplier and Renova Energy as the local installation company. My local sales person, Doug Skordal, was very knowledgeable, completely honest and patient with our decision process. My wife and I signed a contract with Renova in late October and had a complete, fully permitted and operational solar power system by February. I am completely satisfied with the quality of the components and the installation work (all of it done by Renova employees). They even went so far as to match the paint color in the interior of my garage so that the electrical conduit would be less conspicuous. I can recommend SunPower and Renova to anyone looking for a quality solar power system without reservation. They are the good guys.

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Jbaus | Palm Springs, California | 06/04/2024

Poor experience. Be ware

I am unhappy with the installation and this companies disregard for customer satisfaction. And they know I am and they knew I was before the installation was done and they DO NOT CARE. I was told in the beginning I would not see panels from the front of the house. I caught the problem during the install (I could that I would be able to see panels from the front of the house and from my pool.) They said "let us finish this part and we will come back and fix the issue." Stupid me believed them - they did not. I paid around $80k for the system and I was told it would be around $1,300 to move the offending panels - but I would have to pay the cost. They did not even offer to split the difference with me. Their solution - lay the panels flat (which they and I know makes them less efficient - aka I pay for that in the long run with less production and then requires more cleaning). I pointed out that for a measly 1300 they could have a very happy client. They did (do) not care. So now I have a bunch of flat less efficient panels that I can still see - just not as much. Will I use them for anything ever again - NO! Not even panel cleaning. I used Hot Purple for my first house and I wish I had used them for this one.

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Michael Azzarella | Palm Springs, California | 02/04/2024

Excellent from start to Finish

Renova was Excellent from start to Finish, My solar is up and running 9 months now, Professional workers and Salesforce Do your homework and read feedback's and reviews from whoever is going to install your Solar, It saved me from a competitor that would have been a nightmare based on their "Sun Run" Reviews, I thought because they were inside Costco it was a good product! "Wrong" Thanks Renova!!!

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Tony Carrillo | Cathedral City, California | 09/17/2023


I was so excited to buy my new house in the Cathedral City cove! After completing the never ending stack of Escrow documents I was finally into my new place. I then started getting the new home bills and new I needed to get solar on my house in order to reduce the outrageously high SCE bills. I contacted Renova and began working with Cory Hartman. He made the process of putting solar onto my house so easy and the documents he presented were easy to understand and the few questions I had were answered to satisfaction. The customer service received was absolutely stellar! This is the second home with Renova and both installs were seamless. -Tony C.

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Victoria Falls | Rancho Mirage, California | 09/17/2023

Outstanding Service

From start to finish, an exceptionally positive experience. Matt McPherson, our energy consultant, provided us the data driven analysis of what we could save, over time, with solar energy. Solar is an expensive investment, which can yield great savings He answered all of our questions in a thorough and professional matter. No pressure, just facts. From there, the crews who came to work on our home (in peak Summer heat), we always timely, polite and diligent in their work. I could not recommend Renova Energy more enthusiastically.

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Thomas Kelly | Cathedral City, California | 09/09/2023

Very Satisfied

From my first call to Renova Energy to today, I've had an excellent experience. Following Hurricane Hilary I discovered a leak in my garage, under the panels. A crew came the next day and worked on it. A week later, there was another powerful storm, and the leak returned. Ishmael from Renova Roofing and an assistant came to my house (allowing for my availability) and did a thorough examination of the area around the leak, finding 2 or 3 additional leaks. They re-foamed the entire area efficiently. I appreciate the quickness and thoroughness as well as the respectful attitudes of all involved. Thank you, Renova.

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Carl Marshall | Rancho Mirage, California | 08/15/2023

We just signed a contract with Renova. The representative was very professional, thorough, and delivered as promised. He was very responsive to our inquiries and modified their proposal based on our discussions. Very impressed thus far.

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Shane Vernon | Indio, California | 08/11/2023

Smooth and simple setup. All questions were answered quickly.

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yvonnes | Rancho Mirage, California | 07/03/2023

Easy and honest process in reviewing Solar Energy

My experience has been that Renova is quick to respond and honest in its dealings. My questions were answered promptly and I was able to talk to Jacob whenever I needed information. I appreciate not working with a computerized system to receive answers! I am hoping that the installation is as efficient as the sales process.

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Wil Flowers | Rancho Mirage, California | 06/01/2023

Excellent Service

I would like to share my experience with Renova Energy. I must admit, I will be the first to point out deficiencies in customer service (since I did it at the beginning of my work career). But I truly also believe in giving credit when earned. Renova gained my respect a little over two years ago when I began researching Solar for my home. For context, I live in IID service area. I had meetings with several solar companies that ranged from extremely hard sales tactics, to straight out “we don’t do business with IID”. At the advice of a friend, I called Renova and spoke to sales agent Cory Hartman. Cory listened to what I was looking for and gave me something none of the others had. THE TRUTH!!! Long story short, he explained in detail why I would not want to invest in Solar at that time (mind you this was over two years ago). I won’t go into detail, but what he offered was the truth over making a sale. I found that type of integrity refreshing. I put my project on the shelf. Fast forward to the last quarter of last year. I heard rumblings of changes in the solar industry specifically with IID. I reached out to Renova again and apparently, I was already attached to Cory from my last contact. He advised me that indeed things had changed and now was a good time to move forward. Pleased with the numbers and Renova’s offerings I pulled the trigger. I can honestly say the “Renova” experience was exceptionally seamless. From Cory’s piece on the sales and project management end to Alfonso Rosales and his installation team. They all were extreme professionals. They answered all my questions and looped me in on every step. Renova delivered at every scheduled milestone (barring the one time we got rain here in the desert). All that said, installation and inspections were completed the first week in March 2023. Thanks to IID’s inefficiencies my solar was just turned up May 30, 2023. In a word they “SUCK”. IId’s solar interconnect department is the polar opposite in customer service. I will leave it at that. Thank you Renova and your wonderful team. Wil Flowers

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Happy with Solar in the Desert | Rancho Mirage, California | 04/20/2022

Great experience

From start to finish, the company was responsive, knowledgeable, timely, and professional. All the staff were polite and professional. Matt (account manager) was especially great, ready to answer any questions and keep us updated on the entire process. No regrets. Excellent experience.

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Reply from Renova Energy: Thank you so much for your review! We're so happy you chose Renova to help you go solar!

Dustin | Palm Desert, CA | 12/10/2021

Satisfied Customer

I recently had a solar system installed at my home by Renova Energy. The entire experience - from the initial meeting to the final walkthrough of the installed system - was smooth and easy. I worked with Matt McPherson. He answered all of my questions, addressed all of my concerns, and guided me throughout the process. On the day of installation, Matt and the crew showed up on time, clearly explained everything they would be doing, and completed the project with time to spare. I'm very happy with the result! Everyone I interacted with at Renova was a professional - I definitely will be recommending them to friends and family in the future!

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Reply from Renova Energy: Thank you so much, Dustin! Matt is a wonderful consultant, and thanks for choosing Renova!

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Residential solar - Grid tied

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Pika / Generac Energy Storage

Roofing - Minor repairs

Roof replacement - Shingles

Roof replacement - Metal roofs

Roof replacement - Tile roofs

Slate roofing - Repairs and roof replacement

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About Renova Energy

Since Renova Energy began operating in 2006, it has become the largest full-service solar and battery power company in the Coachella Valley and the specialists in desert climate solar and battery installations. As a SunPower Elite Dealer backed by over 300 employees, we ensure that our customers receive prompt, reliable service and the most efficient, best-value solar and battery systems available. Our expertise in solar systems and batteries that withstand harsh desert conditions and produce maximum savings has resulted in more than 60 megawatts of energy installed and stellar 5-star ratings. As the nation's first NABCEP accredited solar company, Renova Energy takes pride in educating the next generation on the benefits of solar and battery storage, and we take active measures to stay involved in not only the growth of our industry, but also the growth of our community. With our in-house maintenance division, RenovaPLUS, we also provide solar service for any type of panel or system, not just those installed by Renova Energy. CSLB# 910836

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California - Palm Desert

41555 Cook Street, Palm Desert CA, 92211


Arizona - Tucson

3951 E. Michigan Street Suite 1, Tucson AZ, 85714


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