Who are the 10 best solar energy companies in Vermont based on solar company reviews?
SolarReviews helps you find the best solar installer by sharing below the largest collection of consumer solar company reviews of solar panel companies currently operating in Vermont. Some of these solar companies have also agreed to supply live pricing through the site if you request a solar quote, by entering your zip code above.
There are now more solar power companies operating in Vermont than ever before and more choice of solar products and solar installation companies to speak to about a solar system. The solar tax credit, great long term savings, net metering and an abundance of zero down solar lease and solar loan products are making home solar more popular.
Right across the solar industry in the United States consumer reviews have shown that local installers enjoy the highest levels of customer satisfaction. The large corporate solar companies such as Vivint Solar, Solar City Tesla and Sunrun have much lower reviews scores than local solar companies.
Services: Residential Solar Electric, Commercial Solar Electric, Solar Hot Water (Thermal), Energy Audits, Storage, Energy Monitoring
We didn't know what we wanted, or how to get there. Even where to put the solar panels. On a roof, or freestanding? Kim evaluated all our issues and recommended a tracking panel. We got it a little larger than just paying the current electric bill. This allowed us to install two heat pumps and have the cost of running them offset by our energy credits. We did this for offsetting the oil bill in winter, but the side benefit is that we now have air conditioning which is something we never could have justified. (We adjusted quickly!) The installers were great guys and provided the extra materials needed to make our electrical changes. We are very happy with our system.... read more
Services: Residential Solar Electric
I've had a Solaflect Tracker in my back yard for a year now and our family has gotten such a kick out of 'following the sun'! And that big snow storm we had back in December of '17 - the one where snow stuck to all the rooftop solar for 3 weeks or more - our tracker was clear and making power again the next day. We haven't written a check to Green Mountain Power for months. Couldn't be happier with the Solaflect team, their attention, and our Tracker -- and amazing that half of my town of Norwich, VT has a Tracker. Great to see people coming around to the fact that tracking the sun with Solaflect isn't just more efficient, it's just plain less expensive than rooftop solar!... read more
We used Rob Stubbins Solar for a residential solar installation. John Blittersdorf was our solar designer and installer and he did an amazing job. He worked with us to acquire the latest battery technology. Installation was smooth and quick - set up in about a week. After installation, there were a few minor issues for which he came right back to our house and fixed. We are now have an LG home battery that will supply the house for any power failure. The cost of this is less than buying a generator. In addition, we are generating more than enough energy to supply our home needs for the year and to charge a plug-in Prius. We are extremely satisfied and would highly recommend using Stubbins Solar and John Blittersdorf.... read more
Services: Residential Solar Electric, Commercial Solar Electric, Storage, Energy Monitoring
In keeping with Countryside Alarms’ commitment to work with Vermont companies & American-made products, Blais hired Borealis Solar of Greensboro, VT to install the 82.5kW system using Trina Solar Energy panels and SolarEdge equipment. The project maximizes the total available roof space of Countryside's Buildings 1, 2, and 3 with 330W 72Cell Trina Solar Modules.... read more
Can't say enough about the job DC Energy did for us. With great guidance from Ben we went for it and have not looked back. Their price was a couple of thousand less than the competion, they met their schedule and we basically haven't paid for electricity since. Ask about a heat pump as well. It was another home run suggested by Ben.... read more
Services: Residential Solar Electric, Commercial Solar Electric, Energy Monitoring
Office location: Albany, NY 12205
I shopped around a lot before signing and this is by far the best team and equipment around. Hudson Solar did top notch work from beginning to end. Every detail was set and carried out with quality and professionalism. They also do a great job of communicating along the way, Our panels are producing as much or more power than they estimated. Couldn't be happier!... read more
We had a solar thermal system designed by Friends of the Sun that turned out to be poorly done. Trusting this company turned out to be a bad thing. A lesson in researching the system beforehand was learned. We trusted their expertise and were sadly disappointed.
The installer did his best to make a poor design work, but we had to settle for less than what we paid for.
Stay away from this company!... read more
Services: Residential Solar Electric
Office location: Warwick, RI 02889
RGS assured me that their Year 1 production estimate was conservative (note, the contract provides no recourse for you, so you are relying on their word). During the first year, my system produced approximately 77% of their "conservative" estimate, which will extend my payback period substantially.
Services: Residential Solar Electric, Storage
This was probably the worst decision I have made in my 30 yrs. of home ownership. Promises were made of savings in the amount of 4 cents per Kilowatt hour on a 13000 Kw system. That would amount to a savings of $500.00 per year. The salesman guaranteed us a Return on Investment in 3 years since it was a 1500.00 pay out for this specific system.
I immediately knew things were off on our second monthly cycle. The savings just were not there as he said they would be. I started doing my own research and soon discovered several false statements had been made by the salesman about my utilities prices and fees. I discovered I was one of the first customers in the PPL utility area and Sunrun was not familiar with their procedures.
I made the Salesman aware of the issues and all he could say was, "well, at least you are making clean energy in a coal state. I told him that was a totally unacceptable response and he said, "some states don't charge all those fees and to wait until the system has a year to run its course."
I called Customer Service to see what I could do about the situation and was given the same answer; I could do nothing until a year was up and run a Savings analysis to see where I stood.
Fast forward 1 year and I had an analysis completed. The results were as I expected. The analysis showed a savings of $60.00. That did not even cover that year's portion of the initial payment so I was actually out $15.00. I also had losses associated with my Utilities buy back program which I was told would happen at the end of my year. Well it didn't. PPL bought my excess energy at the time of the year I am storing the most energy (end of May). Sun is high that time of year and you are not using your heat or air conditioner so you are banking the most.
When the utility bought it back, they only paid me 8 cents per Kw even though I had to pay Sunrun10 cents for it. Then I had to re-buy the power in Nov. and Dec. when my system was not producing well. I had to buy it back at 8 cents plus 4 cent transmission fee. That was another loss. Sunrun stated they would not consider my initial payments in their analysis and stated they were not responsible for every customers unique situations or buy back procedures associated with specific utilities even though their own salesman told me how the system /reimbursement with my utility would work.
They stated they were sure the mistakes made by the salesman were honest mistakes if he actually made them and stated they were sure he had done nothing malicious. I asked what good that does me and they just continued to state I was showing savings and nothing was going to change.
All in all I was expecting a 10,000 savings over 20 years and now I stare at a potential $1500.00 loss. Even more upsetting is when we go to sell the house we will have to disclose all of this to any potential buyers.
There system runs/works just as described and the installers were awesome but they were subcontractors and were not direct employees of the company... read more
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