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Solar Panel Lifespan: How Long Do Solar Panels Last?

Generally when someone is considering installing solar panels on their home, they’re thinking of an energy source that will not only be environmentally sound and beneficial, but that will be a financial boon as well.

The industry standard for rooftop solar panels’ projected productive lifespan is around 25 – 30 years. The solar panels don’t come with a pre-programmed death date, but instead just gradually decrease their energy production over the years. This is known as solar panel degradation.

Solar panels come with a large price tag. When considering going solar, it’s important to understand that while the initial cost is high, the panels’ long lifespan and long term energy production will completely offset the purchase price. You’ll be buying and installing a clean source of energy that will be viable for decades.

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Key Factors Involved with Solar Panel Lifespan

When the solar panel industry discusses solar panels and their lifespan, they talk about a solar panel’s productivity, or productive lifespan. The manufacturer projected productive lifespan of solar panels typically averages around 25-30 years. This can be a little misleading though because your solar panels won’t all of a sudden time out and die once they hit the 25 year mark. What happens, instead, is that the solar panels’ productivity, or output, slowly decreases over time. This is known as solar panel degradation.

Solar panels come with a hefty upfront purchase price and installation costs. Sometimes when clients hear about these costs and then the concept of solar panel degradation, they can understandably be put off of the idea of installing rooftop solar panels. While the idea of solar panel degradation can seem demoralizing and make you wonder why going solar would be beneficial or financially smart, there are some key factors you’ll want to look at that will very likely change your mind.

We always recommend that you try to think about solar panels as a long term investment, one that’s beneficial not only to the environment, but also to your bank account. Like we mentioned, there’s no denying that the initial cost associated with the installation of rooftop solar panels is hefty. It’s because of that large upfront purchase price that you’ll want to think about things like: your solar panels’ overall lifespan, the industry standard projections for solar panel lifespan and degradation, their energy production over time, how your electricity use will be offset over time.

So How Long Do Solar Panels Actually Last?

“How long do solar panels actually last?” is one of the most commonly asked questions a client has when considering installing rooftop solar panels. There are a few answers to this.

Solar panel manufacturers will typically say that across the board, solar panels have a projected lifespan of 25 – 30 years. This is known as the solar panels’ projected lifespan. Ok, so does that mean that at the 25 – 30 year mark your solar panels will all of a sudden quit working and your home will no longer have electricity? No, not at all.

When your solar panels are 25 years old, they don’t suddenly quit producing electricity. Your home won’t go dark and your AC or heat won’t give out. Instead, what this means is that the solar panels’ energy production will have significantly declined in terms of what the industry considers ideal for powering a home. Essentially what happens is that the panels are still producing energy, but their output starts decreasing over time.

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All of that said, something really interesting (and good) about rooftop solar panels is that they can, and will, work for decades. The higher the quality of the rooftop solar panels, the longer their lifespan will be, and the more energy they will produce. But even average solar panels continue producing electricity for years, and thus successfully offsetting the panels’ one-time purchase price, and then the continued expense of traditionally powering your home or business.

It’s worth noting here that we recommend our clients go with the highest quality solar panels they can afford. While we fully understand that an unlimited bank account isn’t a reality most people face, we still want you to get the best product for your money. This is another reason research is so important. Regardless, any products of higher quality typically last longer than their lesser counterparts.

Rooftop solar panels have no moving parts. This is the biggest contributor to their long lifespan. No moving parts means that there won’t be the internal breakdown, corrosion, or malfunctioning that typically affects other appliances and household machines. Rooftop solar panels are generally only affected by inclement weather that causes external, physical breakage. For example, a storm with incredibly high winds or torrential rain could potentially damage the panels.

Also, damage can occur to the rooftop panels if their racking setup is bad. The racking setup, or solar panel mount, is the system with which the rooftop solar panels are physically installed and secured to the roof. Like we mentioned above, since rooftop solar panels have no moving parts, they can’t really be damaged internally. Because of this, a strong, secure, and solid racking setup is absolutely essential in ensuring your panels have as long a lifespan as possible.

If the installer cut some corners and didn’t properly secure one side of the solar panel mount to the roof, you can see how this would cause some big problems in windy weather. You might end up with a flapping rooftop solar panel.

We always tell clients to carefully research the solar companies, and to go with one that has an extensive track record, guarantees their installations, and also all the work they do. This goes a long way in making sure the solar panels’ lifespan is as long as possible, and that our clients will get the biggest return on investment when they go solar.

Panel Degradation Rate: The Key Player in Solar Panel Lifespan

Solar panel degradation rate is the biggest player when we’re talking about ideas like the lifespan of solar panels. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) conducted a study in 2012 in which they discovered that solar panels, on average, decrease in energy output each year by about 0.8 percent.

This metric is probably the single most important factor to consider when thinking about going solar and the financial and environmental benefits you’ll get. The degradation rate will vary a bit depending on what type/brand of solar panels you go with, but not by much.

For example, some of the highest quality panels on the market are made by SunPower, and they boast a decline metric of only 0.3% per year. But even so, that’s only a 0.5% difference, so you can feel good knowing that regardless of the brand of solar panels you go with, you’ll be guaranteed a long solar panel productive lifespan.

Science and technology are constantly improving. The importance of this for the solar panel industry is that each year, better and more efficient solar panels are being produced. What this does is effectively decrease the panels’ degradation rates by larger percentages. It’s pretty hard to find any solar panels that have a degradation rate higher than 1% per year, and most solar panels across the industry have only a 0.5% decline rate in their annual energy output. This is really good! So again, you won’t go wrong when you decide to go solar.

Client education is really important, so let’s jump further into what solar panel degradation rate actually means. We’ll use the example in which a solar panel has a degradation rate of 0.8%. In your panels’ first year of life, they’ll operate at 100% capacity. This means that their energy output will be at its best. By their second year of life, their energy output will have dropped to 99.2%. That’s still nothing to be ashamed of!

The industry standard says that a solar panel will have markedly decreased its output by around 25 years. But even so, this will mean that your run-of-the-mill rooftop solar panels with a 0.8% rate of degradation will still be operating at 82.5%, which again, is probably better than most standard sources of electricity. If you went with slightly more durable panels that have a degradation rate of 0.5%, then at the 25 year mark you would be at 87.5% of their electricity production.

The simplest way to figure out your solar panels’ projected output after whatever number of years, is to multiply their degradation rate by the number of years you’d like to know (so let’s say 15 years), then take that number and subtract it from 100%.

Solar Panel Warranties

We always encourage our clients to read up on the various warranties that come with solar panels. The warranties are the best way to get an idea of how long your solar panels’ lifespan is expected to be. Also, a good warranty offers great protection on such a large, expensive investment.

solar panel warranty

The two most common warranties offered by solar panel manufacturers are the equipment warranty and the performance warranty. The equipment warranty certifies your solar panels against any defects in manufacturing. The performance warranty basically guarantees that your panels will produce the amount of electricity they’re supposed to.

The performance warranty offered by most solar panel manufacturers is usually good for 25 years (exceptions to this time frame are rare, and therefore not worth mentioning). This is the warranty that will give you a good idea of how much electricity you can expect your solar panel system to produce over time. The performance warranty is actually really important to consider when you’re weighing the cost benefits of going solar.

Solar Panel Energy Payback Time & Carbon Footprint

Simply put, a solar panel’s energy payback time (EPBT) is the length of time a solar panel needs to make enough good, or clean, electricity before it can “pay back” the energy it took to originally produce the solar panel.

Since solar panels have a productive lifespan of around 25 – 30 years, we’re confident in saying that that is more than enough time for a solar panel to pay itself off, in all senses. This also alleviates any concern about the carbon footprint made by your solar panels.

In the world of solar panel manufacturing, the idea of reducing carbon footprints is huge. A solar panel, in its first year of life, produces around 50g of C02 per kilowatt hour. This is in stark contrast to coal-powered electricity sources which produce around 20 times that amount of carbon. The Brookhaven National Laboratory did a 2010 study in which it was found that a solar panel’s energy payback time (EPBT) is only six months. This number no doubt keeps lowering each year as the science and technology involved in solar panel manufacturing and energy production grows more sophisticated, and the panel manufacturing itself become more and more efficient.

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Can Solar Panel Lifespan Be Increased?

One of the main reasons that solar panels’ lifespan is so long is that solar energy systems have no moving parts. This means that internal damage is very rare, and additionally, little to no maintenance is required.

On top of their inherent, solar panel manufacturers also put their panels rigorous testing to ensure that the panels can withstand all kinds of inclement conditions, ranging from high winds to heavy loads of snow. Most manufacturers also test their panels to make sure they can hold up against hail of all sizes, since hail is so extremely damaging to property, etc.

We’ve found that the best advice we can give clients is to find and work with a highly reputable solar panel installer. These companies offer exceptional customer service, so if you run into any issues with your solar panels, you’ll have help the whole way through.

You’ll also want to be sure to buy panels that come with great warranties. Most companies we’ve worked with offer 10 – 12 year equipment warranties on their solar panels that offer a safeguard against environmental damage and panel defects. These companies also offer hefty production warranties, usually around 25 years, that guarantee your panels’ energy production will stay above a preset amount. This ensures that your home has ample energy over a long period of time.

Proper and routine maintenance goes a long way in guaranteeing a long lifespan for your solar panels. This might sound a little contradictory since we said that most solar panels require little to no maintenance. Even so, you’ll still want to make sure that you keep your panels clean, the area where they’re mounted clean and free of debris, and remove any overhanging branches, tighten any loose parts, etc. By taking these easy steps, you can be sure that you’ll get the full 25, or more, years out of your solar panels.

Steps to Increase Your Solar Panels’ Lifespan

Like we mentioned already, there are some easy steps you can take that will increase your rooftop solar panels’ lifespan.

Routine Checks by the Installer or Service Provider

There are a few steps you can take to get the full lifespan out of your rooftop solar panels. One of the most important is to have your solar energy system regularly checked by your installer or operations and maintenance (O&M). You take your vehicles for regular services checks, and your solar energy system is no different.

Routine checks can help reveal any little issues, or even huge ones that could cause system failure. A competent installer or O&M can easily find any problems like exposed wires, a loose/sloppy racking setup, and any other potential problem areas. This is another reason why you always want to have a solar professional do the checks and maintenance, instead of doing it yourself. They’re specifically trained in how these systems should operate, and how to find any trouble areas.

Another reason you want this job done by a professional, is that it’s really easy to unintentionally scratch the rooftop panels, or cause some other type of damage that would negate your warranty and end up costing you a lot of money.

When your solar panel installer or O&M examines your panels, they’re not just looking at the panels themselves. They’ll also do a careful inspection of the surrounding area and any of the equipment used in the installation process. This will include your solar inverters.

Though your solar panels have a production warranty of 25 years, some of the parts making up the panels will need to be replaced sooner. In a typical PV (or photovoltaic) installation, a central inverter will last between 10 and 15 years. This means it will need replacing some time in about the middle of your solar panels’ lifetime.

There is, however, a newer system on the market that provides an alternative to central inverters. These are called micro inverters. The benefit of going with a system built with micro inverters is that they typically have the same lifespan of the panels themselves, or closer to 25 years. This new technology is just one of the many improvements we’re seeing constantly in the solar panel industry.

Something else that your installer or O&M professional will check (and this is possibly THE most important check of all), is the actual racking setup. They will make sure the rack is securely and tightly mounted to your roof. A loose or improperly installed rack will cause the solar panels to shift, or worse, fall off the roof.

Keep Your Installation Area Free of Debris and Other Damaging Things

When you make the decision to go solar, you’re not only putting in a lot of thought, but also a lot of money. We know how important it is, then, to get the biggest return on your investment possible. So the best way we know how to tell you to do this, is to tell you to do your best to protect your rooftop solar panels and racking setup from damage. If you can keep your solar energy system in good repair and free of external issues, your panels will likely last you far longer than the projected 25 – 30 years.

We already briefly mentioned that your installer will check the installation area and its surroundings for any environmental issues. This includes things like tree branches. It might sound like we’re stating the obvious, but it bears mentioning that since solar panels require periods of unlimited sunlight to get the maximum energy production and output, anything blocking that sunlight is problematic. Not only do branches block sunlight, but they also can break and fall, thus damaging the solar panels. Your installer will check for this and will advise you on how best to mitigate the issue.

Another problem we frequently encounter is animals and birds that decide to build their nests and homes in the panels’ racking setup, and even on or under the panels themselves. Needless to say, you don’t want nests built on or under your panels because the residents often chew through wires, which causes a whole host of problems.

Since there’s a specialty niche for just about everything, you guessed it: you can even buy solar panel critter guards that will keep small animals (birds, squirrels, other rodents and small animals), from building nests under your solar panels.

A Sustainable Solar Solution for Your House Is In Reach!

We’re living in a world at a crossroads. We become more and more technologically advanced every day, yet every day we’re careening faster towards a terrible climate crisis. While it might seem impossible for any one person to reverse this, or even help it, we want to empower you with knowledge. We want to tell you that going solar is not only easy, but financially beneficial and environmentally sustainable and healthy.

When you go solar, you’ll be significantly lowering your monthly electric bills, as well as helping to invest in the earth’s future. This is why it’s so important to do a lot of research on the solar equipment manufacturers, as well as to work with a skilled solar installer. You’ll want to ensure that your solar installer offers the solar panel products you actually want and need. This is as close to a guarantee as possible that you’ll be getting a solar energy system that is as sustainable as possible.

You can easily do a side-by-side comparison of your research results by Contacting Convert Solar. This will help you to find the correct combination of sustainable solar products, a well and positively reviewed solar panel installer, and easy financing options. It’s imperative that your solar products installer is qualified and pre-vetted, and licensed, as this guarantees your home’s renewable energy needs will be met.

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Mark
Mark
15:03 25 Jul 22
Had the sales person come out. Def not pushy but signed up. Installation was great. I did have a prob from where the... placement of the panels was diff from the plans. I also did not like how line was ran on the side of the building. I mentioned this and they came out and rerouted the wire on my concern.....def a recommended company for meMark Sread more
Bob Marietta
Bob Marietta
13:56 20 Jul 22
I had a great experience with Convert-Solar. Every aspect of the process went smooth. They offered me a great price,... were experts in solar and installed a solar system without issue. The installers went above and beyond. They routed a cable through my attic in such a way to optimize the cosmetic experience from the exterior. Highly recommend this company. After the system was installed, I discovered solar had an added benefit of reflecting or absorbing heat. My house was cooler and the HVAC didn't have to work as hard to keep up.read more
Garry Johns
Garry Johns
16:43 12 Jul 22
Just had my power company come out and change over to my new meter for solar. Immediately called Convert Solar. They... were fabulous! walked me through final process with turning the system on while answering all my questions as well. Finally, they helped me with the application download and setup.Now, I am solar! These guys and Earth Right Mid-Atlantic have been outstanding, prompt, and quick from the very beginning.Thank you very much!!read more
Bruce Frickey
Bruce Frickey
17:09 20 Jun 22
After almost a year of enjoying my Convert Solar installed system on my house I called with a quick question. Jordan... answered quickly, looked up my account and gave me what I needed. The energy production from my roof has been great, along with the continued customer support from Convert. There is a real benefit from choosing a local company established in the community when purchasing a system you expect to use for 30 years!read more
Tyler Ryan
Tyler Ryan
22:43 13 Jun 22
Let me preface and state that I am individual that seeks out local business as opposed to big chains. I had already... made the immediate decision to get solar on our new home the day we had moved in. When we began calling local solar companies, those that we did meet with did not give us exactly what we were looking for. They were either not giving us enough panels, offset, or to much in terms of pricing vs competitors. When I contacted VA energy Solutions not only did they hear us loud and clear they understood our urgency to immediately get the ball rolling.When we had met with Steven I had instantly told him that I wanted as many panels as possible so that we can get our offset as close to if not over 100%. After initial inputs and testing and then coming back later on after they had gotten drone footage, they were able to get 62 panels on our home. This put our offset at ~90% and mind you this is with many many trees around us that were blocking potential energy from hitting our panels. We have since gotten down some of the trees and are still working on getting rid of the other trees that are blocking the panels at sunrise and sunset, once the said trees are down we should easily be at 100% offset if not extraordinarily close.On the day of the installation for the 62 panels the workers had arrived at our home at 7am, and they did not leave until almost 9pm. These workers wanted to ensure that the panels were installed on the day of and not a day later, they worked through such high temperatures. We had given them lots of water, and Gatorade and even snacks for how hard they worked on getting everything done. It was surreal with how much they pushed themselves to ensure that the job was done on the same day. Our installation is an uncommon one with the way our roof is and with how many we had to be installed mind you. Overall the experience has been great and we are looking forward to being able to have our 100% power once we get the rest of the trees down. It is going to be great to see the lack of an energy bill from dominion once we are at that point.read more
Tyler Ryan
Tyler Ryan
22:43 13 Jun 22
Let me preface and state that I am individual that seeks out local business as opposed to big chains. I had already... made the immediate decision to get solar on our new home the day we had moved in. When we began calling local solar companies, those that we did meet with did not give us exactly what we were looking for. They were either not giving us enough panels, offset, or to much in terms of pricing vs competitors. When I contacted VA energy Solutions not only did they hear us loud and clear they understood our urgency to immediately get the ball rolling.When we had met with Steven I had instantly told him that I wanted as many panels as possible so that we can get our offset as close to if not over 100%. After initial inputs and testing and then coming back later on after they had gotten drone footage, they were able to get 62 panels on our home. This put our offset at ~90% and mind you this is with many many trees around us that were blocking potential energy from hitting our panels. We have since gotten down some of the trees and are still working on getting rid of the other trees that are blocking the panels at sunrise and sunset, once the said trees are down we should easily be at 100% offset if not extraordinarily close.On the day of the installation for the 62 panels the workers had arrived at our home at 7am, and they did not leave until almost 9pm. These workers wanted to ensure that the panels were installed on the day of and not a day later, they worked through such high temperatures. We had given them lots of water, and Gatorade and even snacks for how hard they worked on getting everything done. It was surreal with how much they pushed themselves to ensure that the job was done on the same day. Our installation is an uncommon one with the way our roof is and with how many we had to be installed mind you. Overall the experience has been great and we are looking forward to being able to have our 100% power once we get the rest of the trees down. It is going to be great to see the lack of an energy bill from dominion once we are at that point.read more
Lynn Miller
Lynn Miller
18:56 10 Jun 22
I knew for my new home I wanted Solar and I interviewed several companies before deciding on Convert Solar. Why... Convert? First, they educated me on solar not to sell me but to explain how it worked, what questions I needed to ask them and others and where to look for independent information. Then I asked them who their strongest competitor was and they immediately gave a name of a company that i had heard was good. I interviewed the other company and liked them a lot and their pricing was the same. So why again? Because they took multiple steps to educate me. Have had follow up time to talk with me way after the sale. Oh, and my solar works fantastic in that Convert estimated that solar would only cover about 78% of the cost of power at the house, today it is covering 100%.read more
JAMES FAST
JAMES FAST
18:40 10 Jun 22
Excellent experience. No gimmicks of "discounting" the cost by my tax incentive. Everything went according to plan... with exception of needing to get a roof vent moved. I pointed this out to the sales folks and they should have just told me to take care of that before installation rather than saying it was going to be fine. Installers had to stop and come back another day to finish after I got the vent moved.read more
Todd Bollinger
Todd Bollinger
18:25 10 Jun 22
The roofing contractor they use likes to add parts without discussing it with the homeowner before installation. Which... led to an unexpected $1600 bill a month later. Secondly, be sure you review all of the contract. The tax credit is non-refundable, meaning it just reduces how much you owe (if you owe anything to begin with).The solar is great as it just replaces the electric bill which will only increase while this bill will eventually go away. The salesman is responsive. Overall it will be a good investment but the communication could be better.read more
Nash Thakker
Nash Thakker
16:06 10 Jun 22
My experience with Solar Energy was A+ with Convert SolarTony was great and very helpful; he gave me an awesome deal... which was much better than anyone in the solar market. He explained everything and showed comparative data from the start and handled our 1,000+ questions that we had.Convert solar team did an awesome job installing the panels; the crew was very professional and walked me through the entire process during installation and adjusted the solar panel according to the way we were anticipating. Overall, this project required very little from me once I made the initial choices and was managed well from start to finish. The timelines were met, the build was fast, and it looks good. The quality of consulting and professionalism were excellent. The electrician also conducted excellent work (wiring the panel) and explaining all the information. The best part, they also cleaned up everything (inside and outside) the house after installation (left no debris behind). We are happy with the installation and looking forward to many years of solar bliss. I would recommend Tony for Solar needs and his team to anyone. Thank you to everyone on the team. Great job!read more
Joe and Amal Hall
Joe and Amal Hall
16:34 27 May 22
We got solar panels done on our very first home and it was definitely a big risk and and a big decision.We... interviewed many solar companies but eventually found honesty and real customer service with Convert Solar. Our salesperson was Jeremy Davis and my husband and I were so pleased with the work they did. Many solar companies try to confuse you and aren't clear about certain terms in the contract and what they provide. With Jeremy, he proved us wrong. All our questions were answered and explained extremely well (an we were very detailed with the contract). Jeremy provided a customer service that we did not experience with any other solar power company. He truly wanted the best for us and our home and his enthusiasm for solar and his career showed through every conversation.I highly recommend convert solar. They offer competitive prices and strong customer service that puts them above the rest. Our panels have been doing well and we couldn't be happier.If you work with convert solar, ask for Jeremy - he will make your experience 10x better.read more
Dylan Hunger
Dylan Hunger
16:29 17 May 22
I worked with Convert Solar to get a system that was installed five years ago by a different company (that is no longer... in business) repaired. I specifically worked with Jordan, and I must say he was fantastic. The system was completely non-functional due to a "DC Isolation Fault" (it is a SolarEdge system). Jordan had everything up and running again in just a few hours, he cleaned up behind himself, and answered every question I had. Would have went with them initially, if I knew about their business in 2017. Would highly recommend their services to anyone that is seeking them.read more
William Weatherly
William Weatherly
00:46 03 May 22
I would like to start by saying I’m a very Skeptical person with anything new that I don’t fully understand. With that... said I really appreciate the professional approach that Convert Solar had with the initial call and throughout the whole install process. I want to especially shout out appreciation to Freddie(our salesman) who took the time to explain everything so that we felt completely comfortable. I would strongly recommend using this company to take care of all your solar power needs.read more
Xavier Manzeralla
Xavier Manzeralla
23:08 25 Apr 22
I’m leaving a review now, after having my solar panels installed about a year and a half ago by Convert Solar. I am so... happy to have gone with this company for my solar panels! I love that they are a Virginia company, and they have never let me feel like I just spent a ton of money with a company and then was forgotten about. They have been just a call, text, or email away, for any of my questions about my system, and I just wanted to let everyone know - I couldn’t be happier with this company! 😊read more
Monique Farrington
Monique Farrington
12:29 08 Mar 22
The interactions during my entire process of installation was remarkable! I appreciated the professionalism, work... ethic, timeliness, attention to detail, and responsiveness of this company. Julie, my project manager was EVERYTHING! She was able to quickly get my needs met and questions answered. I am so thankful too to those who were tasked to tend to my needs. After my install and inspection, I had a coincidental (we discovered after troubleshooting, thoroughly) power outage to only 1 section of my home. Hunter and his supervisor figured out the problem and fixed it (unrelated to the solar panel install). They went above and beyond. For this too, I am so grateful! I highly recommend Convert Solar when you decide to go solar! 🙂read more
Jack Kauffman (Vegantreehugger3)
Jack Kauffman (Vegantreehugger3)
20:19 11 Feb 22
We are so happy with our solar system. We have had it for two years and love that we are doing something for the... environment. The system was well planned and we have just a little more solar power than our consumption these last two years. Their service has been above expectation. Twice in the two years our inverter failed and once they came out to replaced it before we were aware that it was not functioning properly. They are just as good with their warrantee service and support as they were with the planning and installation of the system.read more
Chris Long
Chris Long
19:14 27 Jan 22
I'm ecstatic to share my experience and install with Convert Solar! Fred and Pierre gave an awesome presentation to my... wife and I and answered EVERY question and concern that we had! Install was today and I couldn't be more pleased and happy with the professionalism and work done! Roofers/Panel install (Matt and his team (sorry I cant remember all of your names) ) were super professional and explained the process before they started! I hovered a lot (sorry lol) but I had so many "what if's" circling in my head and I didn't want a rush job! Matt and the team didn't mind and continued to make me at ease with their work! The Electricians Robert and Cameron were awesome! The level of anxiety I feel whenever it comes to electricity and the thought of having to do anything inside of my electrical panel were intensified when adding wires, junction boxes and power sources to the mix! But these two gentlemen quickly extinguished those thoughts of uncertainty and doubt with their knowledgeable explanations, installation and all around professionalism! A few more steps are needed before the system is completely up and running but I write this review from my couch, relaxed and without any cares or regrets! Thanks Convert Solar, everyone mentioned and those that were here but I didn't get your names! My wife and I appreciate you all!read more
Heather Gotliboski
Heather Gotliboski
13:30 17 Nov 21
Convert Solar has kept us informed every step of the way, fully and patiently explained the process of going solar, and... have been extremely responsive in each encounter with them to include coming out to our home 1 hour after reporting a panel error and fixing it immediately! They even followed the visit up with a phone call to ensure great service!read more
Andrew Guzman
Andrew Guzman
02:37 15 Nov 21
My experience with Convert Solar has been amazing. Fred MacArthur was a wonderful salesman that explained the entire... process honestly and did not hold anything back. The install crew were super professional and had the install of 20 panels complete within 5 hours. I have had an absolutely great experience with the company and 10/10 recommend it for anyone looking to convert!!!read more
Tal Day
Tal Day
18:55 12 Nov 21
We retrofitted an existing home with a southwest exposure in Virginia's Northern Neck in spring 2021. The first step... in the process was a visit by a sales representative who inspected the site. This included looking at rafters in the attic and running a drone to construct a heat map of the roof surface. He also looked at a year's worth of utility bills. With that information he furnished an estimate which we accepted and the install was scheduled. The installation crew consisted of four people to install roof panels and an electrician and assistant to connect into a home system, through the transfer switch for an emergecy generator. The entire install took 4-hours. This was a well-planned, custom installation that was efficiently implemented on-site. Outstanding!read more
robert caley
robert caley
16:11 11 Nov 21
Sales representative was great , knowledgeable and answered all my questions. The guys showed up on time as scheduled.... My system was installed and operational the same day. I highly recommend Convert Solar. My electric bill is only about $9.00 per month and that is for the utility service and taxes. Love it, Thank you Convert Solar!read more
Samuel Dillon
Samuel Dillon
14:53 11 Nov 21
My experience working with the folks at Convert Solar has been truly awesome! Mara Gianini did a fantastic job leading... me through the many steps in the project from helping with the technical specs through the installation process and the inspection/certification effort. I could not be more pleased. I have to say also that I was particularly impressed by Winston and his installation crew. Their level of professionalism was evident from the moment they arrived at my home until they packed up for the day. They answered all of my questions, were responsive to my concerns, and were incredibly polite and well spoken. My hat is off to the entire Convert Solar team.read more
Rosana OBrien
Rosana OBrien
15:50 25 Jun 21
Installation crew was spectacular! Got all panels and electrical connections nicely done in less than a day! Job... completed looks neatly done and works very efficiently! Finance and price is very affordable. No money out of pocket was needed! Bow i am just enjoying producing my own clean energy and no more power bills! Love it!read more
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