YellowLite - Profile & Reviews

Primary Lines of Business

  • Installer

  • Roofer

  • Electrical Contractor

YellowLite - Profile & Reviews

Primary Lines of Business

  • Installer

  • Roofer

  • Electrical Contractor

Additional Services Offered

Additional Services Offered
  • Installation
  • Financing
  • Roofing
  • Electrical Contracting
  • Solar Repair & Maintenance

Why Work With Us

Why Work With Us

Solar Power World 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Top Solar Contractor List. NABCEP Certified. BBB Accredited Business with A+ rating and 100% satisfied customer reviews. Preferred installer for 2016 OHSUN Cuyahoga County co-op.

More About Us

More About Us

YellowLite is a renewable energy company specializing in residential and commercial solar installations. Our team specializes in grid-connected, stand-alone, and hybrid photo voltaic systems. With the help of our professional NABCEP-certified engineers, we can reliably predict the return on your green energy investments and make customize your system according to your needs.

YellowLite Chicago, IL office,
Address: 512 N McClurg Ct Suite 2207, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (603) 296-6307

Technology Offered

Technology Offered
  • Solar PV
  • Energy Storage

Case Studies

Case Studies

Reviews from Our Community

Reviews from Our Community
30 Reviews
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"Excellent job and best quote"
Reviewed Sep 27, 2019

Very polite, knowledgeable, very good workers, and very precise on their wiring an installation. Nothing was done sloppy. Everything was done complete, an the area was clean and neat. Solaredge monitoring system keeps track of every panel, I have 32 panels. Dividend Finance the project, very easy to work with.

"New solar panel system"
Reviewed Jul 14, 2019

Installed 10 LG panels and a solar edge inverter.
They made the long process effortless for me.

1 people found this helpful
"Where is the Communication?"
Reviewed Jun 24, 2019

Yellowlite is very good at design and quality of the installation. They provided very detailed electrical diagrams of the overall design. I had an 8.06 kWh system installed and the generation rate so far is excellent! It will be even better once I fell/trim a couple trees.

My concerns are in their communication practices. I ask questions that go unanswered until I follow up 1, 2, 3 or more times. They have online tools (BuilderTrend) to enable easier communication with customers, but it seems that unless you email the manager, you get no response. If I were someone with less technical knowledge and/or project management experience I would likely throw a fit about the quality of communication...especially with a product that has such a high investment cost.

It seems that they only want to run on their own internal timeline/communication channels and have no desire to communicate with those they are serving. Nobody directly speaks with the customer to lay out the project timeline or to follow up when the forecasted milestone dates in BuilderTrend are breached. In fact, when the main panel installs occurred, I was only contacted when they were already on their way to my house (I was out of town on vacation)...this resulted in delayed final configuration/activation. All substantive communication interactions I had were solely initiated by me, except for when they wanted payment.

2 people found this helpful
"Exceeded All Expectations"
Reviewed Jun 18, 2019

In September 2018 YellowLite installed a residential 5 kW peak power system on our garage roof. All steps of the process went seamlessly; from the initial consultation to the professional (and quick) installation, YellowLite is a company I would highly recommend to anyone thinking about going solar.

2 people found this helpful
"Excellent job!"
Reviewed May 20, 2019

I recently had a 16kw system installed an from start to finish it was a breeze
Very easy company to work with and did a fantastic job of the install. Had the system installed at the end of December. Small bills until march then nothing but a credit from the electric company. No more bill!

3 people found this helpful
"Exceeds Expectations"
Reviewed May 16, 2019

My April, 2019 electric bill was $1.05. I am amazed at the solar production of my YellowLite system in NE Ohio. We installed 20 solar panels (6.2 kW) in July, 2018 after learning that some friends used YellowLite and were happy with their installation. The company was helpful teaching us the ins and outs of solar power before we made our purchase. YellowLite handled all the permits and paperwork with our electric company so we didn't have to. The installation crew and electricians did a great job. The SolarEdge app is a great way to see how much power we're generating on any given day. We picked YellowLite because they have a long track record of solar installations. We're already planning to buy more panels sometime in the future as we've since bought an electric vehicle. Solar power is essential to a clean environment and we're happy to invest in a cleaner world for future generations. YellowLite did a great job for us.

3 people found this helpful
"Good price and good installation"
Reviewed May 12, 2019

Yellowlite offered a good price close to $3/watt for my panels and did a great job with my installation which was slightly logistically conplex.

3 people found this helpful
"Best Investment Ever!"
Reviewed May 07, 2019

I have had the solar panels now for almost a year now. I pay FP&L 9.00 a month and I love it!
This has been the best investment ever! I would recommend this company! Very responsible and attentive! Thank you!!!!

2 people found this helpful
"Excellent Customer Service"
Reviewed Apr 05, 2019

Although I chose an installer not in EnergySage, Yellowlite would have been my EnergySage installer. The sales and design team was top notch and I will consider for future services.

2 people found this helpful
"Above and beyond"
Reviewed Mar 04, 2019

Yellowlite was a good company to deal with. The product and installation was all that I expected. The salesman I worked with was outstanding. We spent months talking about different system types and sizes. We even built and shared spreadsheets with each other to optimize the cost and performance. We spent so much time working together that we became, and remain, good friends. I got competitive pricing from multiple companies and felt Yellowlite had the best offering. I would recommend them if you're in the market.

3 people found this helpful
"Yellow Lite Panels Installed"
Reviewed Feb 20, 2019

On our residential property, we have had an array of 24 panels installed in a corner of the yard. Yellow Lite installed the panels efficiently and on time.

2 people found this helpful
"Complete confidence from beginning to end."
Reviewed Feb 18, 2019

We had 5 different solar panel companies provide us bids and company information. Some we knew right away were not a good fit, but from the beginning I had complete confidence in Yellowlite. They were able to answer all (and I had a lot) of my questions. They were patient with my desire to research, compare and verify everything they said. They were able to help me understand exactly what I was buying, how to compare bids, and the different types of panels. Their installation timeframe was spot on and we were up and running before the end of the year. Out of a 60 panel ground-mount system, we had one panel that was bad from the beginning. Despite the Cleveland to Cincinnati distance, they were at our house in a couple days to switch out the faulty panel and we were up and running at 100%. I love talking about our experience with Yellowlite because their customer service from first contact to questions after installation sets them apart. With a financial commitment this big, you really want to feel like you made the right choice and I can say without a doubt, we're glad we went solar and thankful Yellowlite did such an awesome job!

3 people found this helpful
"Very please with my system"
Reviewed Feb 16, 2019

The system has been online now for about 100 days in the worst time of year and I'm still amaze at the results. Installation took longer to get started than I would have liked but that was a zoning issue. The installation went great and things were left in good shape. Again, mud due to weather not crew. Everyone I have worked with has been great. I'm looking at adding a YellowLite consumption meter so I can really get down to the details of what I'm producing, consuming and selling back to the utility. I went big at 24.8 KW.

1 people found this helpful
"Great Service, Great Product, Awesome Savings!"
Reviewed Feb 15, 2019

I was apprehensive about the zero down cost and the financing of the project. Yellow Lite took the time to answer ALL my questions and I had a lot of them! I spent the better part of 3 months asking questions reviewing plans, and validating estimated saving both best case and worst case scenarios provided. Is the installation expensive? Yes. That being said it is a clean install, worst case scenario my financed monthly cost is less then my electric bill and I am hedged against future electric rate hikes.
The Good:
The system design was adjusted to exactly what I wanted. It was designed clean and installed clean. The installers even did on the fly adjustment to the conduit routing on the outside of the house to follow the trim lines of the house to keep in code with HOA rules. When I had an issue after the installation it was resolved. Remember not everything goes to plan, there are issues that pop up. THEY WILL GET RESOLVED!
The Bad:
The only item in the process that I had an issue with was the scheduling of the install. It was a little over month behind the projected schedule. While after looking into a lot of this the delays really were not Yellow Lites fault. These delays were at the fault of the lengthy approval processes of the local government or Electric company.
Overall I was and still am happy with the purchase and install, no buyer’s remorse here!

4 people found this helpful
"I was impressed with YellowLite from start to finish"
Reviewed Jul 10, 2018

You always hear not to take the lowest bid but there is more to it than that.
YellowLite was by far the lowest bid for my system.
But they also seemed to be the most knowledgeable and professional.
We put in a large system and they did such a good job that I cannot recommend them highly enough.
We had some problems and they promptly solved them and did the necessary fix.
We are pumping out electricity like crazy. I'm anxious to see our electric bill.
If you're going to install a solar system YellowLite would be my choice.

8 people found this helpful
"Great Solar Installer, Espcecially for a Detail Oriented Engineer"
Reviewed Jul 01, 2018

I selected YellowLite after receiving seven other quotes from local installers in my area. I must admit that it was very difficult decision due to the fact that all the installers were very passionate about solar and eager to get us setup with our very own system.

My strategy for getting all these quotes was to evaluate the proposed solar array size, product selection, installation procedures and then obviously cost of each installer. I then compiled all the features I liked best from each installer and determined what I'd be willing to pay for these. I then returned to each installer with my proposed scope and cost limit to allow them to revise their bids accordingly.

Throughout this process, YellowLite rose above the rest out due their rapid response to all my many, many questions and their willingness to provide their customers exactly what they wanted for a price they could afford.

After selecting YellowLite, they were just as prompt getting to site to take measurements and review the proposed installation in detail. Being an engineer, I was very particular with everything from the actual mounting of the solar panels, through the wiring and down to the mounting locations for the inverter, disconnect and meter.

Installation went just as smooth and it only took two days for my system. The installers were YellowLite employees, not contractors and very professional. Everything passed inspection the first time and the utility interconnect was submitted and approved in less than a week.

Overall, I'm very happy with YellowLite and my system. Thank you!

8 people found this helpful
"Great people to work with"
Reviewed Jun 07, 2018

They provided honest and unbiased opinions on systems and offer highly competative prices. Overall, a great experience. Zach was extremely well versed in the products they sell and was clearly passionate about what he does. Would recommend to anyone.

2 people found this helpful
"Recently Installed System-Poor Communication and Follow Up"
Reviewed Mar 26, 2018

We had a 15KW system installed last year. The installers came with only 2 days notice. Thankfully I was able to take time off. There was a multi month delay in getting the communications to monitor the system. I had to call them several times to follow up on what they would be doing to set up the communications. They finally came back a few weeks ago with an option of running a cable from our internet modem to our barn where the system was installed. The person doing this work fell through the ceiling in one of my daughter's bedrooms. They came back out a week later to repair the ceiling, but only completed part of it to let the drywall dry. It has been 2 more weeks since this was done and I had to call again this morning (left message) to find out when they would come back out to complete the repairs. In addition to the unfinished ceiling we have a cable only partially buried across our yard to the barn.

13 people found this helpful
"Great company"
Reviewed Mar 24, 2018

We started our process last year, finally installed the end of January beginning of February and went live February 23rd. It was a long process but finally glad to be producing green energy. Yellowlite was very responsive and answered all my questions. The original design we sent back requesting changes, that were readily taken care of. Once officially signed things moved fairly smooth. The biggest delay was with our electric provider DTE. They switched to only accepting electronic applications and Yellowlite mailed in, once this was figured out I went in and filled out the application but had Yellowlite on the phone to help with answers about the system being installed, they also had to send documents and photos to attach during the process of the online application. After that was done DTE had an issue figuring out which application check to cash - the one sent with the manual application (they rejected the applicaton) or the one sent in with the online application... Once they were told to use the online check, the process finally moved along. Yellowlite took care of permits and everything to do with the process. They sub-contracted the install. If interested I detail our solar journey with Energy Sage and Yellowlite in my blog.
Just one family detailing their journey to solar power!

4 people found this helpful
"Solar quote"
Reviewed Mar 14, 2018

I thank yellowlite for taking the time to send me a quote. It had plenty of information and was similar to the other quotes I received. Distance from my home was one thing to consider and they were the farthest away. It is an affordable alternative though.

1 people found this helpful
"I recommend YellowLite...."
Reviewed Jul 08, 2017

After shopping around and researching extensively, I made the choice of YellowLite. Though there was an initial problem with layout, everything worked out satisfactorily. I was especially pleased with how YellowLite personnel took care of everything including permits and arranging for my energy credits. The online monitoring system is especially handy to know how much energy is being generated every day. I recommended YellowLite.

10 people found this helpful
"Nice Job Yellowlite"
Reviewed Jan 13, 2017

Our experience with Yellowlite was very positive From the initial meeting with Jose to the many phone calls with questions to Candace, to the installation of the panels, to the electrical hook-up, everyone was patient, friendly, and knowledgeable. Yellowlite did all the planning, getting of the permits, and scheduling of the workers and the electric company. All we had to do was sit back and reap the rewards. We were very pleased with the experience and would recommend the company to anybody.

11 people found this helpful
"Great, fast service"
Reviewed Nov 26, 2016

They were very fast and installed the whole system with just one day for a site assessment and one day for the actual installation. Their folks were very polite and communicative, both the on-site installers and the customer service folks we spoke to over the phone. All around a very easy and positive experience.

7 people found this helpful
"The system works well. "
Reviewed Nov 10, 2016

The finished product is good. A few starts and stops on materials and back orders but nothing that would keep me from using YellowLite again. Also the appearance is better than I expected.

9 people found this helpful
"Online Monitoring"
Reviewed Nov 10, 2016

Though it took a while in installing the System and completing the work. I hope everything went well and till today we are not having any issues. During the review call, i had a concern about my Online account doesn't show the reading of the unit and its not working properly. Rest of all went well and nicely Coordinated.

3 people found this helpful
"PV installation 18 panels"
Reviewed Oct 26, 2016

After the site review from Cody, it was pretty much downhill. Someone from the office called and said they had lost the check I had given Cody and requested a new one. Later it was discovered the check had been cashed and deposited. The PV installers arrived without notice (luckily I am retired and at home at the time). During the install, they failed to use standoffs on their latter and scratched my new gutters. The cabling was not secured properly and the mounting rails were crudely cut. When the electrician mounted the inverter, I noticed they had ordered the wrong unit (one week lost waiting for replacement). The system is currently up and running as advertised.

22 people found this helpful
"Satisfied with install & support after difficult contract negotiation"
Reviewed Oct 20, 2016

It took a month to resolve price and kWh production issues. Be sure the annual kWh production is noted in the contract before signing. If you are a CEI customer, they will only allow 90% of your annual consumption and that was not considered in the initial quote and payback estimate. Despite the contract signing delay, installation was clean and followed the original schedule. It took a day for 20 panels and two days for the electrical. Follow up support has been prompt. SolarEdge monitoring is great fun on the smart phone.

13 people found this helpful
"YellowLite, Inc. Review"
Reviewed Sep 09, 2015

YellowLite was very fast to respond to all e-mails and phone calls. Talked to a real person. They came out looked over our land to see where the best spot was to put in a solar system. Went over the best system for me and our needs. From fist meeting to install was about two months. The install teem was great. It took two weeks longer than planed because the racking system didn't come in on time. Not YellowLite fault.

13 people found this helpful
"Our YellowLite PV system is wonderful"
Reviewed Aug 18, 2015

Within a day or two after inquiring at EnergySage about solar installers, we were contacted by a YellowLite rep. After considering proposals from three reputable companies, we chose YellowLite because they offered the components we wanted at an attractive price, and scheduled installation promptly.
The installation crew worked efficiently and safely, protecting our property, and left a handsome array and tidy components and wiring in our garage.
The system is working very well, and the SolarEdge monitoring is very informative and relieves us of the need to report production to our utility company and the SREC broker.
The only negative is the slowness with which YellowLite arranged with the utility company the installation of the net meter and with the broker the sale of our SRECs. Once those were accomplished, it's been smooth, gratifying sailing (energy producing).

17 people found this helpful
"Yellowlite Inc"
Reviewed Jul 27, 2015

Customer service was great, Cody Cooper was the Senior Consultant on the project, he made sure we understood the process. They installed our system ahead of schedule, both staff and installers were patient with our questions, courteous and followed up with inspections to insure we were satisfied with the install.
Very pleased with the install, system is working great! We did a grid install and are already considering battery bank install. Our first electric bill was $18. That was maintenance fees and tax. Whoo! Whoo! normally over $200. Let the sunshine ! We did the Ohio EcoLink Loan through Key Bank, easy - representative was great, couldn't beat the small loan we did. Overall one of the most pleasant service provided experiences we've had in a long time.

15 people found this helpful