Who are the 10 best solar energy companies in Virginia 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 Virginia. 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 Virginia 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, Storage, Energy Monitoring
Office location: Fairfax, VA 22031
I contacted 3 suppliers of solar equipment: two in CA and one, Ipsun, in Northern VA.
All were competitive for price for a 28 panel installation on my carport. I had built the carport myself and decided to do the solar installation also, since several local installers would not even consider a quote without knowing my last year's electric usage. I explained that it didn't matter, since I planned to buy an electric car (a Volt) and would be aiming for an all-electric house. I currently heat with a heat pump and oil furnace backup. Herve went to bat for me with Dominion, and got approval for my installation. After a year's usage, I'm planning to add more panels to my garage roof to be totally solar dependent.... read more
Services: Commercial Solar Electric
Outstanding on all counts
Services: Residential Solar Electric, Wind Turbines, Storage
Office location: Ashland, VA 23005
Great job by professional folks, worked hard and had 32 panels on my roof in 2 days. Great job, kept site clean, very knowledgeable. WOULD recommend them to anyone.
Services: Residential Solar Electric, Commercial Solar Electric, Storage
My wife and I used to install solar systems in the Tidewater Area. Knowing the benefits of solar, we decided to find an installer in the Sutherlin, VA area that would design and install a system that would eventually greatly reduce our need for expensive rural electricity at our retirement home. Main Street Solar of Roanoke was that company.
They were very professional, polite, and knowledgeable. They provided all the requested specification sheet, etc. for us to know exactly how our array would perform. They also went out of their way to please two engineers that are particular about aesthetics.
The owner, Andrew is a man that can be trusted. Ask for him, for your installation, you cannot go wrong.
Great work! Can't wait to see that small electric bill!... read more
Services: Residential Solar Electric, Commercial Solar Electric, Energy Audits, Storage, Energy Monitoring
The team was very efficient and helpful.
Services: Residential Solar Electric
We decided to take the plunge into solar at the end of July. Living in a community with a Homeowners Association (HOA) we needed approval before the installation could begin. We mention when because the next monthly meeting of the appropriate HOA committee was in early August. We contacted Nova about installation and had every question answered without any pressure or offers of "if you contract right now" sort of thing.
We signed the contract for installation with Nova Solar on August 5th, and they had the appropriate drawings and specifications to us for presentation to the HOA the next day. That enthusiasm and understanding of our needs immediately saved a month for the project.
The HOA approved the project, but solar is still new to some organizations. Our county building permit took nearly two months to approve; thankfully Nova Solar stayed on top of the bureaucracy and kept us informed. Once the building permit was issued Nova Solar was all over our roof and completed installation (20+ panels) and electrical work in one day. After that, it was paperwork again with Dominion Electric and the County Permit Inspector - Nova Solar took care of it all and kept us informed of the progress. Finally, all the paperwork was complete, and we flipped the switch three months after signing the contract with Nova Solar.
Nova Solar took care of every detail and kept us informed. The team exudes enthusiasm for doing the job and doing it right. We recommend Nova Solar as your go-to for solar information and if you go that route for installation. You don’t have to get on the roof or deal with bureaucrats – Nova Solar does it all and does it well!... read more
We received a huge electric bill. Decided to look into solar systems to lower our bill. I Googled solar system installers and found about 5. Two were like dealing with used car salesman, very pushy and really not quite professional. The last appointment we had was with Rob from Renewable Energy Corporation. He was very nice and not pushy at all. He proposed a smaller system than the others had. Fewer higher quality panels less cost for the same production. As with any project there are hiccups. The team at Renewable have been very responsive to any and all questions/concerns we have had. After signing the contract and prior to installation I had a few concerns about the system, cold feet. I asked to correspond via Email rather than just phone calls. I was Emailed by Sherrie, the Operations Manager, she was prompt with replies and informative. SHe was also very calming. The folks that came to our home were prompt and courteous. The work was completed on time and looks seamless. We are very pleased with the overall appearance of our new solar system. The local inspection was scheduled and past with no issues. Renewable sent an Electrician out for the inspection. Andrew is out final contact person to get the system going and finalize all the paperwork. He is very pleasant to deal with and quickly resolved a few issues we had. Overall every person we have dealt with at Renewable Energy Corporation has been some of the nicest folks you want to meet. We are very pleased with both the produce and service they provide.
Oh one other small point. We live a good distance from their offices they have been on time for everything they did at our home.... read more
Services: Residential Solar Electric, Storage, Energy Monitoring
Sky NRG Solar recently completed the solar install at my home and I could not be happier with the results. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is interested in solar. I spent a lot of time researching various PV solar panels, components, and design considerations. When I started contacting local solar install companies I found that almost all provided little or no choice on components, panels, and other add-ons; I felt my time was wasted researching and I would not be able to get exactly what I wanted. When Rob from Sky NRG Solar reached out to me he had a much different tone, he was excited to deliver the system that I envisioned and provide a solution that would exceed our expectations and meet our energy goals.
Sky NRG Solar clearly separated themselves from competitors by the following:
1. Allowing solar panel choice which was very important because warranties differ between manufacturers.
2. Providing inside wiring of conduit rather than having metal conduit exposed along a roofline and down the side of the home; and the resulting look is worth it.
3. My installation also included a consumption meter, no other vendor offered this. Without the consumption meter you are only seeing a third of the picture, you only see how much solar you a producing; however, with the consumption meter I can see how much I am self-consuming from solar, how much I am using from the power company, and most importantly when my utilization goes up. This truly gives a full energy picture within your home and makes you very aware of the energy you produce and consume on a regular basis.
4. Throughout the entire experience they treated every aspect of the design and install as if it were their own home. The placement of components like the inverter were all strategic, ultimately minimizing costs for improvements in the future and allowing us to quickly add additional components (like a whole home battery or electric vehicle charger) for when we are ready without having to relocate any existing components.
5. Finally, Rob and his team have a genuine passion for solar energy and it is displayed by the work they do and the finished product.
After the first visit Rob was able to provide a detailed quote with sizing, pricing, and component selection. Unlike other vendors I corresponded with he was quickly able to provide component specification sheets that provided all the details needed for the system that was to be installed, this even included the rail color and hardware. We went through some iterations and changes in the quote and finally decided on a different panel type than originally planned, he was able to price quickly and update the quote.
Rob provided all the information necessary for all HOA approval docs, he took care of all the county permit applications and design documents, and the coordination with the power company for our net meter install. I simply had to post the permit on our front door. The detail included in the documentation was second to none. Once the HOA approval was done and the permits were ready he was able to coordinate the delivery of the panels and components to our home with us. Shortly after the delivery his team got to work installing; they worked long and hard to get the install completed as quickly as they did. Most importantly their entire team treated our home like it was their own home; very respectful and clean. The result was visually attractive, functional from day one, and insightful regarding our power production and consumption.... read more
Services: Residential Solar Electric, Commercial Solar Electric, Solar Pool Heating
My husband and I, a few years back had a pool solar system installed by Solar Services, we loved it so much, that when we were ready to dive into a full house solar system, we knew who to call. To get my husband on board I had another company come and give us an estimate. Knowing that a second estimate would be what my husband would want, I got the company that I was going to use for my second estimate to come out first. After that my husband wanted the company that did our pool solar system, to give us an estimate. I just knew that Solar Services would come in with a better price and we were already hooked on the clean, efficient and quick install that they had done in the past. So here we were with two estimates and as I knew it would be, Solar Services came in with a price that was the same equipment and I asked for the same equipment for a better comparison of numbers, they were 1/3 the price of the other company. I never thought that it would be that much difference and we couldn't be happier. Their people are great from the estimate to the final end and the four man crew that they sent to do the install, worked like a well oiled machine, even in over 100 degree heat on the roof and all of the ground work of trenching to the house to the final wiring. They did 40 panels over a 1/4 acre wiring distance, from build to build in 3 days. The guys were so nice and explained everything about the install and system. We thank all of the people at Solar Services for two great solar jobs done.
Thanks so much
CSK... read more
Services: Residential Solar Electric, Commercial Solar Electric, Storage, Energy Monitoring
We reached out to eight companies for our project. We received quotes from all of them except one (who insisted that my wife and I both be present to suffer through their two hour sales pitch).
I asked a lot of questions and proposed all sorts of ideas to each of the vendors. Some of the ideas were legitimate and some were completely crazy. Only one vendor advised me against doing my crazy ideas – Trent Taliaferro said, “I’d love to sell you a bigger system but there is no way you will get your money out of it. It just doesn’t make sense to do that.” All the other venders were going to sell me things they knew I did not need. That is why I selected Trent/Teakwood.
They were not the cheapest but they were below the average of the rest. Nearly a year later, I am still very pleased with their service and quality. Here is our system: https://enlighten.enphaseenergy.com/pv/public_systems/ZLjA1119551/overview?preview=1... read more
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