SolarNorcal, LLC DBA Excite Energy

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Updated: 04 October 2023

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4.77 from 87 Reviews

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Ram | El Dorado Hills, California | 11/03/2023

Additional solar panels to our SFH - Best job by Excite Energy

I strongly recommend excite energy for getting your solar system. They have been very helpful in answering all my concerns patiently and made sure all the processes are executed seamlessly. Colm, who installed the solar, did a very great job. He made sure he concealed the exterior/garage interior piping as much as possible and the job was done with minimal holes to the house. Special shoutout to Jonna/Arianna who helped me from getting all the paperwork/appointments from the start to the last hiccup of getting solar activated going through inspections and PG&E agreements.

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Punit | El Dorado Hills, California | 11/20/2018


STAY AWAY!!<br />I am one of the customer so I can give first hand information right from installation to post installation support. It was bad experience all along. <br /><br />My installation work was about to start on the day, so I took day off so installers could get to my house and install. <br />Installers did not show that day and did not even bother to call. Considering, I had taken day off for installation and left my work. So I called Heath , he was not even apologetic and instead told me it's common in construction business for people to not show up. Really, that's how you run your business.. <br /><br />After few days, their crew came to install panels and ready to install. By chance, I happened to notice that they were installing different panels than what I paid for. If I would had not noticed they would have installed wrong panels. How can one miss it? So I called Heath again, he started blaming me for their mistake that I should have got these panels instead, then he started blaming his crew. He chose to focus on blame game rather than the issue.. Very unprofessional..<br /><br />Later I noticed they damaged drive way and concrete of the house. Since I already paid initial money, I was struck. I wanted to pull out, maybe I should have even after initial payment. <br /><br />After installation the whole system went down for couple of days for no support. Now I have one of the panel producing only 30%. At first, they were on denial there was no problem. Then he started blaming on shades. After repeated calls, they showed up after 15 days. 15 days is a long time given panel is not producing much. Now they pointed out its a satellite dish issue. Lets assume it was dish issue, The dish was there since 2012 much much before they did installation. How can it be missed at inspection and during installation when dish is next to panels? Again crappy job and bear no responsibility to fix it Asking me to call third party company to fix it. Panel is now down and not producing much. <br /><br />I feel company lacks quality and professionalism. They tend to lean towards finding excuse or blaming someone whether its their crew or supplier or customer. I paid money to Solarnorcal, I did not pay to listen to their excuses. <br /><br />Company claims to be 5 star, how can a company which works like this to be a 5 star (does not show up on appointments, damage customer property, poor jobs). Given my experience, I am having trouble even rating them 1 star.<br />Even if you decide to go with this company, make sure to get the contract updated for post installation support (SLA for time) and do not pay money till you make sure everything is working as expected and specially no damages done to your property.. <br />Best of luck for your solar installation.

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Paul Coble | Loomis, CA | 10/04/2023

The Go-To Company for Solar Energy

Heath Kerin and Excite Energy are our go-to people for home solar. Heath was patient with us over a span of two years, always answering our questions and never presurring us to make a purchase decision. The work was completed a month earlier than planned, was well done and works wonderfully for us. His crew were a delight to work with.

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Hampstead Way | Yolo, California | 09/14/2023

Very satisfied with this company.

I am very happy with the service your company provided. The initial proposal was thorough, delivered to me in a timely way, and inspired confidence in the process. The installation was completed when promised. The work appears neat and carefully done. There have been no surprises.

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Joe M. | Yuba City, California | 09/12/2023

Solar Project Review-Ecxite Energy

I have not had an easier time reviewing a company. The entire team, from start to finish (and beyond) has set the bar so high! The initial meeting was very productive and professional, and the treatment throughout my solar installation was excellent. There was never a time I felt that my questions and concerns were too much. Even close to a year out from installation, I still get prompt service responses, which is highly valued. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Heath and the Excite Energy team to anyone looking for a solar outfitter. It's been a great experience and my solar production is just as expected.

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Ed W. | Lincoln, California | 08/28/2023

Excite Solar knows “solar”

We are very pleased with Excite Energy. Everyone was excellent and the overall “aesthetic” appearance our roof and inside garage was better than expected. The process from sales, Solar layout, Solar equipment and installation was done to perfection!

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DMW | El Dorado Hills, California | 07/25/2023

Just began production with a PV solar energy system from Excite Energy. Very happy with the service and installation. They directly handled all aspects of the project and were able to get ours installed in short notice and in time to continue with NEM2.

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J Dierks | El Dorado Hills, California | 07/12/2023

Great Local Company

Highly recommend Excite Energy. I Used Excite Energy to install extra solar panels on an existing system and update my inverter. The job was completed in a timely manner. Great overall experience.

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Nikki F. | El Dorado Hills, California | 07/12/2023

Excite Energy has our solid recommendation!!

Excellent customer service! We have 100% satisfaction of the job completed and the services we received from the owner, to installers, project manger, and office staff. It's been over a year since our solar install and we are very happy. Top notch company and services!!

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Roger Bailey | El Dorado Hills, California | 07/12/2023

Solar Install-Additional Panels

We decided to have Excite energy add additional panels to our existing system based entirely on recommendations and the desire not to deal with big national companies. We wanted to keep it local. There were some bumps in the process but overall Excite energy and their staff delivered the promised results for a reasonable cost. Despite the pressures from PGE timelines for NEW 2.0 vs 3.0, Excite staff remained focused and positive, While providing open communication with me during the whole process to satisfy my concerns. I would recommend anyone local, El Dorado Hills or in Northern Calif, to give Excite a call and talk to their staff on how they can make your solar project work for you.

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T. Williams | Placerville, California | 10/18/2022

Excellent System by Professional Installers

I would like to provide a strong recommendation for the recent Generac PWRcell system installed at my residence by Excite Energy. Excite Energy installed a Generac PWRcell solar system with whole house battery backup capability. It includes solar panels, a battery bank, an inverter and an automatic transfer switch, along with a PWRmanager unit which allows for the automatic or manual isolation of two high wattage loads during a loss of utility power. This system has performed flawlessly during power interruptions and is providing solar power to my home to reduce my electrical bill. The Excite Energy team did an excellent job installing the equipment to my satisfaction in a professional and workmanlike manner. The installers were all polite and listened and responded to my special requests along the way. Heath (one of the partners) was extremely helpful in reviewing my system desires and engineering a system to meet my specifications. Unlike many other solar providers, the owners of Excite Energy are engineers who can design systems to meet your specific needs. I do not hesitate to recommend the Generac PWRcell system to anyone requiring a quality solar backup system installed by the Excite Energy professionals. The PWRcell system can provide solar power to your home during an outage when other competitor’s systems cannot!

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Debbie D | El Dorado Hills, California | 10/09/2022

Very impressed!

Excite Energy was awesome. My daughter recommended them to me and I would recommend them as well. Very customer focused. Employees were all great. Always on time and had my install done in record time. The office personnel were personable and communicated well throughout the process. My quote took into account my needs today as well as the near future. All in all it was totally painless!

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About SolarNorcal, LLC DBA Excite Energy

We are a licensed C10 electrical contractor in the State of California. Our management team includes two electrical engineers (one a Professional Engineer). Our experienced team has resulted in one of the highest rated electrical contractors in the region. We believe in both keeping our customers and our employees happy. We are proud to have employees (not day labors) whom we pay benefits and paid time off. Keeping our employees happy shows in their workmanship. We are authorized Premium Installer for Panasonic. Authorized installers for Panasonic get their Triple Guard warranty for Panasonic solar panels and Enphase microinverters. Panasonic includes a 25 year labor warranty (direct from Panasonic) for their solar panels and the microinverter (on top of the standard 25 year product and performance warranties). We also work with SolarEdge including their power optimizers coupled with LG's 3rd generation battery. This DC coupled battery is one of the most efficient, powerful and cost effective battery solutions on the market. With over 1000+ projects, we have a lot of experience with both the design of the system (making sure it is as efficient as possible) and the installation. We have a long list of references we can provide on top those listed here. If you are considering a solar system (or batteries, a generator, a transfer switch, an electric vehicle charger) we would appreciate the opportunity to submit a bid. For residential systems we have installed on roofs, ground mounts, pergolas and RV's. We can install small systems of 1 kW up to very large systems 20+ kW. For commercial systems we have installed on roofs, car ports and custom structures. We have experience with systems over 1 MW. We complete the entire process for you from the free quote, to system design, applying for permits, through installation, approval and getting the system turned on by the utility company.

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California - El Dorado Hills

4970 Robert J Mathews Parkway Suite 160, El Dorado Hills CA, 95762

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4970 Robert J Mathews Parkway Suite 160, El Dorado Hills CA, 95762