A&R Solar installations work. We promise. You’re choosing to make a difference, and we’re backing you all the way.
As a company that prides itself on being honest and transparent with its customers, A&R Solar has launched the Northwest's first 110% Solar Highest Performance Guarantee on our PV system installations. Our program will demonstrate to the masses that solar isn’t just a smart idea in theory or on paper, but in actual, real life….even in the Northwest.
Our offer is simple: your solar PV system performs the way we say it will, or we refund 110 percent of all missed energy savings.
A&R Solar is a leading solar installer in the Pacific Northwest, bringing together passionate, talented people who want to do the right thing for our customers and the environment. We’re an employee-owned B-Corporation committed to the highest quality in all areas and continually innovating in a growing industry.
2012 SunPower Intelegant National Award Winner
Residential Installation in Olympia, WA
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Sleek Design & Install on this Bellevue Home
Des Moines, WA - Itek on Detached Garage
Solar in Spokane
SunPower Modules on Flat Roof in Seattle
Solar Cranks in Eastern WA! Itek on Pasco Home
Svet Carrying an Itek PV Module
PV System Atop First Hill Streetcar
Itek Modules on Olympia Home
Solar Powered Community in White Center
Solar Powered Grow Community on Bainbridge Island
Maxing Out Roof & Incentives with Itek Modules
Of 4 companies I contacted for proposals, A&R Solar was the only one to come through with a solid proposal, with several options to consider. Turner understood what I wanted, what I needed, and what was physically, technologically, and financially feasible. I am still awaiting installation (the only downside), so I cannot comment on actual installation or performance.
When we decided to install solar power, we attended a presentation by A&R Solar. The presentation was very thorough and they answered all the audience questions in a coherent understandable manner. So we signed up for an appointment. The representative who came out was very personable but not a "slick" salesman. He listened to our concerns and made reasonable suggestions. When the bid came to us, my husband had a lot of questions (he's an engineer) that were carefully and considerately answered. When he asked for changes, they were made promptly and the revised plans were quickly sent to us.
The installation was done quickly in just a couple of days. The crew was courteous and cleaned up all their detritus each day. They arranged to have the inspectors come out for all the inspections. At the end they showed us what had been done and thoroughly explained how all the meters functioned and interacted.
All in all it was a very professional and enjoyable experience that we would highly recommend to anyone considering installing solar power for their homes.
Up front about costs and whether the house had the right orientation, before any contract was signed. Once signed, installation was undertaken. Some waiting for materials, if I remember correctly, which were coming from Bellingham, and after installation, waiting for inspectors to sign off. Once all that was complete, and the power company had finished with inspections, there have been absolutely no problems--and I haven't had a light bill since. A&R has been good to work with, letting me know about delays and the whys thereof. Enjoyed the experience and love the result!
I had been eager to have solar installed for years, and with the current incentives and rebates NOW was a great time! A&R came out for a consultation and bid. The information provided was very informative and anytime I contacted them, the staff was very helpful in explaining all the details. They worked with my bank and PSE seamlessly. The installation of 25 panels was quick and very organized. The guys that completed the job were very knowledgeable and really enjoyed what they do. It was a please to work with the staff at A&R. I would highly recommend A&R.
I am quite demanding when it comes to workmanship both in quality and in aesthetic. I am particularly impressed with A&R Solar's installers' workmanship. They allocated ample time to do a near perfect installation, which is a work of beauty. A&R Solar is a top notch company which I would do business again.
I was extremely happy with A&R Solar. They answered all my questions, both before and after the installation. The installation was smooth and they routed the connections the way we discussed. I was very happy that the outlet for an EV charger in the garage was done in such a way that the wiring was not exposed, when it looked like the only way it could be done was to expose the wiring. Finally, I am well on track to produce at or above the promised production.
Our system has been operational about 8 months. We chose an 18-panel array of 280 W iTek panels, a Solectria Inverter, and the IronRidge XR100 racking system. Our array is on our garage roof, and faces SE with fairly unobstructed exposure to the sun on cloudless days. Our setup has steel conduit for the electrical connections to our service panel, and this is something we really like! I also chose to include the eGauge monitoring system so I can see how our system performs during the day. We could not be more pleased with the timely, efficient, and highly professional work done by A&R Solar!
The entire process from the initial sales call to installation and also followup service calls were all prompt and first rate. The initial sales call was super clear and very low pressure. They took all of the guess work out of deciding to go solar by showing us very accurate production numbers that have proven to be true. Following installation we had a couple of needs for service calls. They were always prompt, courteous, and showed a real desire to correct the situation, which they always did. We installed our system at the end of October 2015. Since April 2016 I have not had a power/gas bill over $30. Our electrical amount has been the minimum connect fee and we have already banked serval months worth of power that was sold back to the grid. The eGauge software allows me to see in real time what I am generating and what I am using. It's allowed to understand where are power usage is happending and to optimize our house. We could not be happier with our decision to go with A&R Solar. They are a first class organization.
From the initial solar evaluation to the financing, installation, and subsequent follow-up we have had nothing but a positive experience with A&R Solar. The utility inspector was so impressed with our install she used them for her house! Highly recommended!
A&R solar installed my system and I have nothing but good things to say. From initial design to service after my installation they have always been honest and prompt.
I have referred several friends and have not heard of one complaint.
The folks at A&R are pretty relaxed and low pressure when it comes to whether to install a system or not. They lay out the figures, rebates and all and let you decide if it makes sense.
Our 6.48 kW system completed its first full year in production and generated enough power to take full advantage of Washington states 5000$ rebate. That along with the federal tax credit puts it on track to pay for itself by the year 2020, not to mention it lowers our energy bill each month.
If your thinking of installing a solar system, I , highly recommend A&R.
We are very satisfied with our experience with A&R Solar. From our first conversations with Shane through to the courteous and excellent installation crew, every aspect of the process has been professional and satisfactory. The A&R team was very thorough with helping us to navigate the entire process of permits and inspections, as well as offering guidance on which banks offer energy smart loans.
Shane was very knowledgeable and promptly responsive to any of our questions. Additionally, A&R's 110% Performance Guarantee left us comfortable that the production estimates they prepared for the proposed installation were accurate.
We cannot think of anything that would have improved our experience.
A&R Solar quickly installed my panels and got me on line with the government for production credit. It was great getting my first check after just two month. Everything is still working properly.
From the first call inquiring about checking into getting a solar array on our home to the follow up waaay after installation on the energy credits, A&R Solar has exceeded expectations every step of the way. I couldn't recommend them more highly!
A&R Solar did an outstanding job through every step of my installation and beyond. They took into their design my requests about visual placement of panels on our roof and delivered exactly what we wanted. I had some extra requests for them regarding wiring to support installation of a charger for our plug-in hybrid, and they made that simple. We had some challenges getting the unit connected to our home Wi-Fi for reporting production, but they were super responsive and stuck with it till we had it solved. They helped push the utility to install our production meter and they are fast and knowledgeable responding to follow-on questions about storage batteries. Really nice touch is the delivery of all of the documentation for your project electronically on a flash drive when you're install is completed. Great to work with before, during and after.
After comparing several different companies, I chose A&R Solar to install my 5.6 KW PV system. They carefully explained the various options available, provided illustrations for several proposals and patiently took me through the numbers, including cost, financing, tax advantage, production incentives and cost recovery predictions. They then expertly designed my system and installed it on schedule in only three days. Followup after the sale continues to be extraordinary. A&R Solar is one of the best companies I have ever worked with, and I highly recommend them to anyone considering solar.
A&R have been wonderful during the entire process of initial investigation, installation and follow up questions. Attentive, courteous, knowledgeable and prompt. Highly recommended!!!
This is a great company. They got the job done quickly and professionally and let me know every step of the way what their plan was. We had no problems at all and are happy to have lower energy bills. I used to get a "shame" letter from the electric company letting me know that our house was one of the biggest users in the area. I don't get them anymore and my bills have never been lower.
It was a true pleasure working with A&R Solar. They were very honest and transparent during the entire process and delivered ahead of schedule and precisely on budget. They were very helpful in explaining the larger process around local and federal incentives and from the initial site review to installation and now daily usage, it's been smooth as butter. Oh - and everyone at the company is super friendly and professional - a great team!
My wife and I were favorably inclined to purchase a solar panel system from A&R Solar. The entire process of negotiation, installation, and use was professional and beneficial. Although we moved away from our solar installation later, we felt that the investment was on track to make a five-year return on investment.
A&R solar installed a 13.2 kWh solar system in 2012/2013 (two installations) to our all electric home. I can say with no reservations that my experience has been overwhelmingly positive, and that A&R has always been there to provide assistance when needed, or to answer my many questions when I was evaluating which panels and inverters to purchase, and how to best configure the installation on my south, west, and east roof. In 2015 I went through the Net Zero Certification Program with the International Living Future Institute, and A&R solar helped me with the papework to complete that process. I have been very happy with my Itek solar panels, and Bluefrog APS Microinverters. Our home has been Net Zero for the past four years, meaning we have produced more electricity than we have used to run our home and charge our electric car. I would recommend A&R solar to anyone who is considering a solar installation.
Easy to work with, provided lots of clear information, were quickly responsive to questions, did a clean install and it's been great.
This company was excellent when it came to answering my questions that I had. I could tell from each person that they very much loved their jobs and what they do. Utilizing EnergySage gave me two great things... information... and communication with local solar installers... I am very pleased with the service and will be recommending these guys for any of my friends who see my setup and decide to go solar themselves.
My only regret is not first going sooner and second not being able to get the panels that are much more efficient but not made in this state... so in order to maximize my incentives I had to go with the older style panels... however the purchase cost still is way better with these and it will easily eliminate my electric bill if I keep up with my energy saving ways.
I have always been an advocate for renewable energy and in May 2015 had 28 solar panels installed by A&R Solar. The installers were very professional, personable and stayed on task. I am very much surprised with how well the panels are working as far as energy generation and am enjoying much lower electric bills. Some summer months my electric bill is less than $9.00.
I had other solar companies come out and give quotes, discuss their systems and I would highly recommend A&R Solar for installation of a solar system.
5 stars across the board. It's been over a year since our installation and everything worked out even better than they implied. Other installers clearly over promised and one was very misleading regarding increase in home value. Everyone at A & R is highly professional. They were the low bidder, so one would worry about the risk - no worries with this firm. Even after the sale, they addressed my questions fully and promptly.