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GreenBrilliance, is a vertically integrated, end-to-end SOLAR energy services provider. As a top-quality EPC provider, we have in-house engineering and design teams, our vertical integration across the value-chain enables us to achieve operational efficiencies leading to cost and time savings for our customers and ensures delivery of superior products at an unmatched value. At GreenBrilliance we realize and appreciate the significance of our role in educating and delivering PV systems to our customers. “An educated customer is the best customer.” We believe in excellent customer service both pre-and post-installation. We are a leading provider of turnkey EPC solutions for residential, commercial, and utility scale (MW) size power plants worldwide.
All systems installed and delivered by GreenBrilliance are currently producing at or above the systems estimated output. The estimated energy output is calculated by our engineering team and is customized for each site taking into account specific variables such as the solar azimuth, shade analysis, and tilt of the roof which are then factored in with rest of the efficiency factors of solar modules and chosen inverters. GreenBrilliance recently ranked 33rd in the top hundred installer in the world by the list published by renowned solar world online with a fantastic portfolio including the prestigious “Ronald Reagan International Airport” in Washington DC.

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  • "Green Brilliance review"

    Reviewed Nov 19, 2019

    When I met with the owner of Green Brilliance, I was very pleased with his company and the product that they had to offer. I was given a timeline that laid out the approximate times that the different stages from design to installation would take. I asked if they typically were able to meet the timeline (about two to three months), and he assured me that they would. He assured me that every step of the way I would be informed on where in the process we were and what the next steps we would be. They received my signed contract on 3/8/19 and they cashed my check the same day. I was particularly impressed that he did not try to oversize my solution. He talked me out of the back up batteries and was completely honest about the fees to finance the project where the others were not. Most of them tried to oversize the grid and hide the fees from me about the financing until I asked about them.

    After he left, I kept expecting that someone would come out to the house to take measurements, locate where my panel was, and take pictures of the house so they could start their design. This never happened, in fact when I questioned my point of contact (POC), he asked, “Do you want someone to come out?” I responded with, “Of course I do.” Then he finally came out to see the house. A few weeks passed and I never got a design, so I questioned this again. I was asked to provide a picture of my house for them. They said they would have it done the next week. After a month, I question where it was, and they got it to me the next week. I then needed to present the designs to the HOA. When I got the design, I noticed they did not put the panel where they said they would. The back of my house is facing the south and they actually put some of the panels on the gable which is east and west facing. I questioned this and they changed it to put them all on the south side and some on my garage. I questioned it again and was told they would be fine since they are all facing the same way. I informed them that the shadow from the higher roof would go over the panels. I also told them that if they check their irradiance scans of the house it would show where most the light hits the roof. I told them I had the scans from someone else and they asked if they could use them. I guess they don’t do irradiance scans, so I provided it for them. They reworked it again and put them all on the higher roof on the south side. I then noticed that they had my electrical panel and my breaker box on all the wrong sides of the house. So, it was reworked, and I submitted it to the HOA. Because of all the reworks and how long it took to get it to me, I had to miss the first HOA meeting and put it on the second. They went to the meeting and agreed to all the stipulations of the HOA in writing. They agreed to make sure the wire piping follows the edges of the house, through the attic, and that it would be painted. The invertor was installed in the basement and the panels were 6 inches from all edges of the house. They said they would provide me a tracking number for the permitting process, but they did not.

    They said they would have the panels shipped to the house and I would have to store them in my garage. When I asked if they would be here, they said they would not but there would be no problems. When the delivery guy came out, he said he would not pull into my driveway because the truck was too heavy. He could not roll the extremely heavy cart on my driveway because it would damage it. He said that this company does this all the time. They had to put them in the street, and I told Green Brilliance and they said they would come out that night to move them into my garage. I coned them off and he came out that night by himself. Said he could do it himself, but he couldn’t. I had to help him because we were in a rush due to plans that night.

    After all these issues, I reached out to the owner with a plea to work with them on the install. I was not confident of their abilities, and he assured me that everything would be done in a professional manner and as it was planned. I was out of town when they installed it on 8/16/19. When I got back, they installed the invertor on the outside of the house, the panels were right up against the edge of the house instead of leaving 6 inches from the edge stated by the HOA, and they did not run the conduit through the roof. They just ran it over the edge of the house. I brought the HOA in and they said they would have to move the panels from the edge. Green Brilliance told me that they didn’t have enough room to move the entire set over, but I went up on the roof of a two-story house and saw that there was plenty of room. They just wanted to move the outer panels below the others because it was easier. They had to patch the holes and I noticed that they stepped on the peak of the gable and crushed it. I told them they needed to fix it, so they did. They told me that due to NEC regulations, they had to put the invertor on the outside, so I told him to send me the regulations so I could show it to the HOA. I asked about four times and they finally sent it to me. When I looked it up, it did not say you can’t install it on the outside. When I saw the install manager, he said they could install it on the inside but was never given the agreements they made to the HOA. When I showed him the email from his coworker, he seemed very surprised and knew nothing about them.

    I had to ask for someone to come out to show me the setup and walk me through everything. I also had to ask them to set up the monitoring application. He finally came out and showed me the system and set up the app. I later noticed that he did not set up all the features of the app and had to have him work on it again. I went up on the roof again after the reinstallation and noticed that when they moved the panels down, they just left some of the cables exposed. I took a picture of it and told them to fix it. After a few weeks, they finally fixed it.

    So, it took over five months to get it installed and about six total months until they corrected it. By the time they finally corrected the exposed wires, the total time to complete was seven months. So, everything works, and the equipment is good, but it was a real stressful experience. I’m not saying not to use them but be prepared to manage the entire process and be there for the installation because this company does not work as a cohesive unit. Everyone just does their own thing and they do not communicate with each other. One more thing to mention was that the owner knew I was going to do a off grid solution for my outside lights. So he gave me a free used panel from his warehouse. I had to repeatedly ask for this, as it was promised. It took a while, but he finally did give it to me. It was a good panel for my project.

  • "GreenBrilliance is very professional and easy to work with"

    Reviewed Nov 19, 2019
    "GreenBrilliance is very professional and easy to work with"

    Reviewed Nov 19, 2019

    My experience with GreenBrilliance has been very good. My solar project has taken a few months and I've dealt with multiple people from the company, the engineer, installers, and customer support. All have been very polite and professional in all our interactions, including answering all of my dumb questions. The price offered was better than the 3 other companies I looked at and I'm very satisfied with the system. I would highly recommend GreenBrilliance.

  • "Great and Very Responsive Solar Company"

    Reviewed Nov 18, 2019
    "Great and Very Responsive Solar Company"

    Reviewed Nov 18, 2019

    I've talked to several solar companies in the area and all of them gave me some ridiculous quotes to install a new solar system. When contacted Green Brilliance, the company made sure I received the exact type of panels and inverter for a much better deal. I loved their professionalism and responsiveness. They went above and beyond to answer any of my emails and text messages. Sumit and his team are simply top notch! I am very pleased with the service and the support, this company went above and behind to ensure that everything was done to the highest standard. They were the most responsive to my questions and offered the best system for the lowest price out there. The system is now fully operational and working exactly as they said it would work. I have to say that Green Brilliance is hands down the most customer accommodating company I have dealt with in a long time. Please be aware that this type of project is lengthy in nature regardless, and Green Brilliance will walk you through the way and will take care of all needed paperwork (coordination, permits paperwork, and NET metering switch with Dominion) to make this as smooth as possible.

    I am impressed with Green Brilliance work, I will highly recommend them to other interested customers, and I would give them AAA+++.

  • "Outstanding Service!"

    Reviewed Nov 13, 2019

    After talking with several solar energy installation companies, we decided to go with Green Brilliance. Sumit and his team are simply top notch! I am very pest articular about small and big details, this company went above and behind to ensure that everything was done to the highest standard. They were the most responsive to our questions, gave the clearest and fullest explanation of our options, and offered the best system for the lowest price out there. We opted to use North American sourced materials and the system is now working exactly as they said it would work, if not better. I have to say that Green Brilliance is hands down the most customer accommodating company I have dealt with in a long time. Although, the process can be lengthy with multiple moving pieces. Green Brilliance made things easy by doing all of the coordination, the permits paperwork, and the NET metering switch with Dominion. They have also prepared our documentation for solar energy tax credits. We have been, and continue to be, very happy with our decision to go with this company. I was impressed by Green Brilliance work, I would give AAA+++ if possible. I highly recommend you consider them for your solar project.

  • "Great company!!"

    Reviewed Nov 11, 2019

    After we did extensive research on solar panels. We interviewed 5 solar companies before choosing green brilliance. The company was top notch when it came to explaining all the different questions we had (which was alot). Also there price was very competitive against all the other offers we had. We even had one offer that was 50% more than what green brilliance was offering for the exact same panels. The process of deciding on which system? How much? And how long the installation should take? When the system will be up and running? That part was easy. The actual time from start to finish was a little more time than was described to us. I suppose that was to be expected since they are probably extremely busy since this is the last year for the 30% tax credit. We did have a slight problem with an issue with the loan. However, green brilliance fought to get this corrected (which we truly appreciate), and now the loan should be all taken care of. I love the system, I love the way it looks on our roof, and i love the solar app so I can keep track of everything, and the warranty is top notch. So far, so good. It was a pleasure working with Sumit and his green brilliance team to go solar. Thank you again.

  • "Excellent service"

    Reviewed Oct 29, 2019

    There are several solar installation companies in the DMV area. We did talk to most of them, It was a time well spent; I would say. For those of you who are considering going solar for your homes, we can tell you that, choosing the right company with the right attitude, is the most important piece of advice we can give you. Most of the companies we met, were unprofessional, reluctant to spend time to advise and educate, in a hurry to make the sale and impatient. Most of the representatives lacked technical knowledge. It was scary to the point that we almost thought of deferring going solar. But I must give the credit to the professionalism and hand holding of the GreenBrilliance team. They were well educated and technically savvy and on top of it all extremely patient with us. They engaged their engineering team to work on several layouts and changes with us even before we signed any contract with them. They never pushed.

    Very professional and friendly, is the term I would give to the entire team. During the installation process which hardly took 2 days, they showed us pictures of how they used the foots and flashings on my new roof, how they installed the panels and conduits etc. Very very clean and excellent communication. We are very happy, satisfied and relieved that we chose the right folks. I honestly recommend trusting GreenBrilliance with your solar installation on your home.

    Overall, we highly recommend GreenBrilliance for your solar power needs.

  • "RUN RUN, RUN"

    Reviewed Sep 15, 2019

    I was trying to figure out how this company could have this high of reviews when Yelp and other sites have them rated so poorly. Then I saw that out of 11 reviews some had left 5 star rating multiple times. Paid them almost $60,000 in December and 9 months later...still no panels. Excuse after excuse, ran out of material, had the electrical wiring done wrong, waiting to hear from builder (which the builder knew nothing about) and to date not 1 solar panel and no word as to when they plan on doing it. Have never worked with such an unprofessional group. I have nothing but clips in my Terra Cotta roof for my $60,000. Horrible, horrible people. Will be filing a law suit soon.

    5 people found this helpful
  • "Unrealistic timelines and poor communication"

    Reviewed Apr 09, 2019
    "Unrealistic timelines and poor communication"

    Reviewed Apr 09, 2019

    Once I determined that I wanted to purchase (not lease) solar equipment, I narrowed my choices to three or four providers, from whom I asked for quotes. By far, the most responsive company was Green Brilliance - but once I signed on with them, that is where the responsiveness ended. We are now post one year of our initial meeting and plan, and I have a system installed that is not yet in operation.
    I am paying already for a system that is not operational, that was installed many months after our initial agreement

    It's my opinion that they have taken on more work than they can complete in a reasonable timeframe. If I were to do this process over, I might have gone with another installer knowing what I know now.

    29 people found this helpful
  • "Very happy and excited with my Solar system"

    Reviewed Mar 27, 2019
    "Very happy and excited with my Solar system"

    Reviewed Mar 27, 2019

    The team is well versed in solar and have been very helpful from the get-go. They designed the best system based on our roof area and consumption history. I highly recommend their services to folks who are looking to install solar on their homes.

    3 people found this helpful
  • "Great company"

    Reviewed Feb 12, 2019

    I worked with Green Brilliance several years ago to install my solar system on my home. They we extremely knowledgable with regard to the appropriate system I should install. Additionally, they prepared and filed all the documents required to be considered an "energy producing station" by the electronic company. They also prepared all the documents to apply for any eligible grants. The system was installed professionally and correctly. They saw the installation through to inspection. Green Brilliance also advised, prepared and filed the necessary documents for all the SRECs. Any questions I have had over the years of having the system they have promptly and professionally answering them, even coming out to check on this system if need be. I recently sold this house, and they worked with the new owners to help transfer ownership rights of the system. I would highly recommend Green Brilliance, LLC.

    6 people found this helpful
  • "Slow and incorrect install"

    Reviewed Sep 05, 2018
    "Slow and incorrect install"

    Reviewed Sep 05, 2018

    I signed a contract with GreenBrilliance in April of 2017 and they finally finished the install in March of 2018. In June, I was on the roof and found out that they hadn't flashed the penetrations, or made any attempt at all to prevent them from leaking. Also, all of the bolts on the south side of the roof were spinning freely, which indicates that they weren't holding at all (this is very dangerous because solar panels can experience thousands of pounds of lift in high winds). Their installers came back out once, confirmed the problem but said they needed more materials, and then never came back. After dozens of emails, including 5 different emails explaining exactly what needed to be done to fix the bolts, someone else from the company came out but tried to patch over the problem by preventing the nuts on the bolts from turning (instead of fixing the fact that the bolts weren't holding). At this point I'm looking for a different company to fix the bolts because I doubt GreenBrilliance will ever do it.

    Note: I can easily work from home, so this is less of an issue for me than it might be for other people, but I've had to be home on random days for almost a year, only to have GreenBrilliance miss about half of their appointments, generally with no call until several days later.

    Update: I found out that GreenBrilliance used a completely different set of plans for their building permit than what they actually installed (4 more panels, weighing about 10,000 lbs more than our actual system), and I'm not convinced that they way they bolted the panels to the roof actually makes sense. Instead of taking the panels off and then fixing this and putting them back up, we asked them to just leave the panels off. They finally came back on January 7th and removed the system, although they refuse to provide a refund. I also discovered while trying to sell the panels that they lied about the kind of panels installed. The contract specified 290W panels but the ones they installed were 285W.

    23 people found this helpful
  • "Greenbrilliance LLC"

    Reviewed Feb 22, 2018

    Excellent work, Very professional, good knowledge of technology. Get better than promised.

    2 people found this helpful
  • "They've always been here for us"

    Reviewed Feb 22, 2018

    I became a GreenBrilliance customer in 2010. Communication was excellent, and we came to a final contract agreement via e-mail. We needed to have the roof re-done before having the photo-voltaic panels and hot water system installed. GB coordinated beautifully with (plug here) Douglas Roofing to make the project happen seamlessly. In 2013, we decided to build a shed and increase our total number of PV panels to 26. GB responded quickly and added the additional panels at a fair price. When squirrels did some serious damage to our system wiring (twice), GB responded quickly and installed stainless steel screening to prevent further rodent damage. We now pay nothing for gas or electricity, because our bills for both are offset by the Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) we earn. In fact, since 2013, we are ahead over $1500 in energy costs. The company has always been quickly responsive to our needs and requests, including assisting with our elementary school solar education program in Sterling, VA. I would highly recommend GreenBrilliance

    11 people found this helpful
  • "Horrible Experience. Delays, Excuses and Ignoring of Calls and Emails"

    Reviewed Sep 15, 2017
    "Horrible Experience. Delays, Excuses and Ignoring of Calls and Emails"

    Reviewed Sep 15, 2017

    I am so disappointed with this company. It has now been almost 3 months since I signed a contract with them and guess what, still no panels on my roof! It is worth noting that they estimated it would take about 8 weeks. I took the day off of work today to finally have everything installed and they called me half way through the installation to inform me that the panels were never shipped to them and that they think it might be another week! The question is, why did they confirm today's installation at 5:30pm yesterday if they knew they didn't have the panels? Another question is why, after 9 days, do they still not have the panels? My guess is that they didn't order them when they should have and waited until the last minute. They of course blamed the distributer and took no responsibility themselves. Earlier delays were blamed on Pepco and DCRA when in fact Pepco and DCRA turned around the permits and documents once submitted pretty quickly. What makes it even more frustrating is that it is extremely difficult to get in contact with them and to get honest updates on the status of the project. I always have to email multiple times and call several different people's office and mobile numbers before I reach anyone. It doesn't help that I've had about 5 different contacts since I started dealing with them. And when I do actually reach them, its just excuses and no actual helpful information. The longest email I ever got from them was them trying to explain why none of the delays were their fault. I will give GreenBrilliance credit for one thing that they're super efficient at...collecting their checks. I got multiple calls and emails and texts and they even came to my office to collect a check from me...and it was deposited immediately.

    GreenBrilliance offered me the best quote of any of the other companies I contacted but in retrospect, it was totally not worth it. I would much rather have paid a little bit more to deal with a company with some semblance of professionalism.

    Please note that this review is not about the installers or the sales people...it is strictly about the company.

    Would not recommend to anyone...avoid at all costs!

    25 people found this helpful
  • "Successful Solar Install Going Strong 12 Months Later"

    Reviewed Jan 09, 2017
    "Successful Solar Install Going Strong 12 Months Later"

    Reviewed Jan 09, 2017

    Overall, GreenBrilliance provided an exceptional solar install that is performing well at 12 months later. We were introduced to GreenBrilliance through Solarize NoVA, a great program offering free solar assessments and strong solar pricing through their partners. If it’s available, do it!

    After meeting with the sales associate Shawn, who did a great job explaining the TCO and benefits around solar, we decided to move forward with GreenBrilliance. She walked us through the timeline and what to expect next, including assistance with getting approval from our HOA to put panels on our townhouse and the ordering of our US-made panels.

    Admittedly, the design process did take longer than expected with multiple back and forth communications. However, that was because we were also moving the location of our roof vents and had to involve our roofer. Furthermore, we were utilizing a home energy audit company to make improvements to our home for energy efficiency simultaneously. In any case, GB was committed to providing a way to maximize the output and number of panels. Armen supplied a design spec that we used for our HOA paperwork. The design process did not hold up our install, which needed to take place before the end of the year..

    Sharmila, the office manager, provided solid communication and flexibility in scheduling the date of installation and delivery of materials. Upon delivery, a representative was sent to check over and inventory the equipment ahead of the install to ensure everything was there. We really appreciated that thoroughness so that installation was not delayed.

    The install itself went smoothly and the crew came when we expected and was diligent about completing the solar array install. Even after the fact, GB sent a team back to take pictures since we couldn’t get a clear picture on our own to ensure that the SREC paperwork process was a breeze.

    Shankar helped with the county inspection or our electrical components related to the solar install. He also told us about the SolarEdge app for our phone that would allow us to monitor our solar production daily. He ensured the device in our home was syncing with the inverter, which ultimately sends the current data to the app.

    8 people found this helpful
  • "Excellent Service!"

    Reviewed Jan 09, 2017

    I used Green Brillance to install 59 solar panels on my home in Washington Grove, MD. They were very professional, delivered the project on time as promised to meet the tax year refunds, carefully explained all the rebates and incentives that I would receive, came back a couple of times to resolve issues and ensured that the online reporting system was working correctly. Great system that I can monitor the performance of each solar panel with an app on my phone. I highly recommend them!
    Armand Lanier Washington Grove, MD,

    6 people found this helpful
  • "I was an early customer"

    Reviewed Dec 20, 2016

    GreenBrilliance installed phase one of our photo-voltaic array and a solar hot water system in 2010, when we could finally afford to add them to the passive solar home we built in 1986. They coordinated very well with our roofing contractor.
    GB later added 8 PV panels to a shed we constructed in 2014, making 26 PV panels in all. The company has always been quickly responsive to our needs and requests, including assisting with our solar education program in Sterling, VA.

    6 people found this helpful
  • "Glad we did it!"

    Reviewed Dec 19, 2016

    GreenBrilliance has served us very well at each step of the project. They prepared a truthful proposal and cost benefit at reasonable cost. Installation was done quick and well and after service was also good.

    6 people found this helpful
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GreenBrilliance is established with the mission to provide solar energy solutions in the DC metro area. GreenBrilliance is a vertically integrated; end-to-end Solar Energy Services Company headquartered in the DC metro area delivering turnkey solar EPC solutions to homes, businesses and utility large scale projects at very competitive prices.
Your local solar installer providing tailored solutions for you using the highest quality and most efficient products ( PV panels, inverters etc) at the most competitive price available in the market. Over 12 years of experience serving Maryland, DC and Virginia. "We work with you in making your solar installation a great experience".
GreenBrilliance, offers a variety of flexible financing options to ensure the best fit for you. Your home improvement project like solar should not be treated as a cookie cutter process. We listen to your requests, customize and do our best to find you the best solution possible.
With in-house engineering and installation crews working around the clock, we do not subcontract any aspect of the job which results in the consistent, high quality workmanship that we are known and loved for!

  • Installation
  • Financing
  • Energy Auditing
  • Roofing
  • Solar Repair & Maintenance
  • Community Solar
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Solar PV
  • Energy Storage

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Established

2007

GreenBrilliance LLC Headquarters

46090 Lake Center Plaza, Suite 109
Sterling, VA
20165 US

Local Offices (1)

  • 20400 Observation Drive, Suite 208
    Germantown, MD 20876

Workmanship Warranty

All workmanship carries a warranty of 10 year from date of completion.
-GreenBrilliance will provide individual component manufacturer’s warranties.
-All electrical work shall be performed as per National Electrical Code.
-GreenBrilliance will move the PV system within 10 years and 80 miles (of current location).
-In case of roof repairs, GreenBrilliance will coordinate uninstall and re-install of the PV system.

Affiliations

USGBC, UL, TUV, NABCEP

Certifications

NABCEP, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 18001, UL 1703, TUV, IEC 61215, IEC 61730, IEC 61701

Licenses

MHIC - MD, DPOR - VA (Class A), DCRA - DC

Insurance

Comprehensive, Liability

States served by GreenBrilliance LLC

  • District of Columbia DC,
  • Maryland MD,
  • Pennsylvania PA,
  • Virginia VA,
  • West Virginia WV