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  • "6.12 kwh solar system"

    Reviewed Apr 08, 2021
    Updated Apr 13, 2021
    "6.12 kwh solar system"

    Reviewed Apr 08, 2021
    Updated Apr 13, 2021

    I was interested in having solar system
    Installed at my house. Thanks EnergySage, I was able to get decent quotes from competent installers at a fair price. I previously got a quote from Costco through SunRun and that was a lot more expensive and you can’t pick the solar panels that you want.
    My experience with Altair solar was great,from site inspection to install took about 8 weeks which is pretty standard. Bill our sales advisor was detailed and courteous, Charlie the sales manager was on top of things making sure everything was done right and in a timely fashion and that I was happy and everything was done to my liking, to Hana who handled the paperwork, applying for permit, scheduling the crew, scheduling the city inspection. This company has their own guys doing the installation and stuff, they do not sub contract other people to do the work for them which is very important to me. They stand by their own work and even has a 25 year production warranty and 25 year roof warranty. Communication through out the process has been great. Now, waiting for the city to inspect so we can ask sdge permission to operate. I got the LG 360 watt panels and enphase microinverter plus, right now even before the net metering the system is already producing power for us. Can’t wait for the city inspection and sdge to allow us to operate.

  • "AltAir Fantastic Experience"

    Reviewed Mar 29, 2021

    Speaking about my interactions with AltAir I have nothing but absolutely positive things to say. From the beginning, the sales team was honest, helpful, and on-time. Communication was fast and helpful. Then the installation guys were fast, on-time and explained everything. The entire process from first contact to turn-on was totally easy. The solar panels themselves have been up for 1 year now and my first true-up bill was a $250 credit, exactly what AltAir estimated. Going with AltAir was the right choice. Thanks Charlie.

  • "Very Happy With My Solar Installment"

    Reviewed Mar 19, 2021
    "Very Happy With My Solar Installment"

    Reviewed Mar 19, 2021

    I have been searching for solar the last 2 years but I have not decided to do it yet until I went online to search out Enerysage which listed all the companies that I contacted couple of them then I decided to choose Altair Solar and Charlie Kim helped me out and explained all my questions right away, he explained it sample straighten to the points and kept his promises, honest, no hiding fees, the price was great with best choice of LG solar. highly recommend it!

    Thank you very much Charlie Kim!

  • "Very satisfied"

    Reviewed Mar 18, 2021

    Altair Solar installed 10 panels on my roof in December 2020. The panels and inverters are among the best in the industry. The price was very competitive. All employees that worked on the project were professional and addressed all my multiple requests. I'm thankful to Hana Greenwood, Hugo Divers, and especially Jerry Chagolla.


  • "Altair Solar installed 18 Solaria 360 KW panels-6.48 Kwh system"

    Reviewed Mar 08, 2021
    "Altair Solar installed 18 Solaria 360 KW panels-6.48 Kwh system"

    Reviewed Mar 08, 2021

    I received several quotations from solar installation companies through EnergySage and Charlie Kim from Altair Solar was the first to reach out to us. I was so impressed with Charlie's knowledge and no non-sense answers that we went with Altair. Our system received PTO from SCE on August 13, 2019 and has been working flawlessly since. We have an EV and in-home charging system. As of this point, we have produced more electricity than we consumed and intend to purchase a second EV. Charlie and Lani at Altair were very easy to work with and kept us informed along the process. We have recommended Altair Solar to others. We love the appearance of the all black Solaria panels and the fact they are produced in California, with a 25 year warranty.. We used the Enphase Micro Inverters, so we can monitor production on a daily basis. At this point, we have had one year true-up period and we have sold excess electricity to SCE and I project the system will pay for itself in 6.06 years.

  • "Painless solar(except it ai t cheap)"

    Reviewed Mar 08, 2021
    "Painless solar(except it ai t cheap)"

    Reviewed Mar 08, 2021

    I researched solar for our home and had decided on panels with the best warranty and micro inverters, even though the cost was more. Altair quoted us with LG panels.
    25 year warrants! There are a few manufacturers that give that long of warranty.
    The microinverters were enphase with online monitoring.
    Altair provided us with a timeline on installation. The installers were great. Neat and on time. We were up and running!
    I highly recommend Altair. The prices were competitive and the project was well done.

  • "Altair is the best!"

    Reviewed Mar 07, 2021

    There are not enough words to describe the excellent service I received from Charlie and his team at Altair. From start to finish and even afterwards, you are guided throughout the process. I am so glad I went with this company after doing all my research.

  • "Still waiting for installation"

    Reviewed Dec 07, 2020
    Updated Dec 14, 2020
    "Still waiting for installation"

    Reviewed Dec 07, 2020
    Updated Dec 14, 2020

    We signed the contract on Sept 25th and the contracted included the 26% rebate . At this point there is no sign or timeline on the completion date. We contacted Hana after 4 weeks of wait on city approval and the reply was that they found a mistake on the calculation and had to correct it for re-submission . This is quite upsetting since it has taken such a long time and we have to constantly request for updates. I doubt that Altair would be able to complete this project before end of the year (over 3 months!!!).. The communication to us has be horrible and they definitely need to provide a more accurate timeline. Big regrets on choosing them!

  • "Great Service"

    Reviewed Sep 29, 2020

    I’m very happy with our solar system. The installation crew and the office staff were all very professional and friendly!

  • "Great experience all around"

    Reviewed Sep 03, 2020

    I chose Altair because I felt they provided the best design for my home. They were not the lowest quote but for what they were providing they seemed to be the best value. They were also much lower than the 2 larger companies that had quoted our system. Altair was on top of things at every step of the process and when I had an issue with our roof (not related to the solar), and asked to put the project on hold until it was replaced they were very supportive. Due to rain and COVID it was almost 6 months before we were ready to continue with the project. They started back up immediately, working with my roofer and completed the project in record time. I would highly recommend them to anyone

  • "Solid company and professionalism"

    Reviewed Aug 15, 2020
    "Solid company and professionalism"

    Reviewed Aug 15, 2020

    Great company! Job well done!

  • "Prompt installation with great panels"

    Reviewed Aug 13, 2020
    "Prompt installation with great panels"

    Reviewed Aug 13, 2020

    Altair Solar was very thorough in guiding us through the solar installation process, including design, permitting, and installing. Indra was great. Slight communication issues during installation though Altair corrected it promptly. Solar panels are top notched and producing more electricity than we need at this time.

  • "Excellent System - Customer Service Can Use A Little Work"

    Reviewed Jul 10, 2020
    "Excellent System - Customer Service Can Use A Little Work"

    Reviewed Jul 10, 2020

    We could not be happier with the system. The customer service was not the best but I attribute that to Covid-19 and the challenges that posed for businesses and employees.

    Khaled Elsheref
    Response from Altair Solar
    Responded Jul 14, 2020
    Response from Altair Solar
    Responded Jul 14, 2020

    Dear Robin,

    I am sorry you feel that way, but contrary to what you think, Altair Solar has an excellent customer service which is evident from the 5 star ratings across all online platforms.

    Allow me to go through the timeline of what happened to clarify things if they have not been clarified already:

    2/13 - Contract Signed.
    2/27 - Engineering plans requested from the engineering department.
    3/2 - Plans received.
    3/2 - Plans sent to customer for review.
    3/10 - Revisions ordered by site audit after we received approval from the customer.
    3/11 - Structural calcs and extra large plans ordered.
    3/14 - City closes to the public due to COVID-19.
    3/18 - Plans are run to the city, but there is no drop box or method (COVID-19 is new, no methods in place from the city yet).
    3/20 - Altair Permit runner starts to compile COVID-19 submittal methods per city. Long Beach can't be reached to confirm their method.
    3/28 - Altair Permit runner confirms they will accept via email with conditions on file format (flattened, black and white, signed letter from customer, etc).
    3/30 - Permit application package completed and emailed to city.
    3/31 - City Permit tech is assigned an application package from the building.
    4/14 - Customer is updated that the city has not responded to inquiries so we can't give a firm issuance timeline due to COVID-19 changes.
    4/22 - Customer sends email that he was at the city for a meeting, and was told the plans have been ready and waiting for payment for some time.
    4/22 - Email received from city that same day requesting payment (a number to call to a remote worker), last communication from the city was on 3/31. We called that number on this day.
    4/24 - Cashier finally returns call, permit paid for. Installation scheduled.
    4/28 - Installation completed.
    5/14 - Final inspection, fails (2 placards required due to unattached garage/subpanel)
    5/20 - Reinspection, passed.
    5/20 - NEM submitted to SCE.
    5/21 - PTO issued.

    I hope this very detailed timeline can help clarify the situation and the fact that we are doing our best to serve our customers during these difficult times. If we have a permit ready, why would we set on it for 3 weeks and not start the installation while we are trying to find work for our installation crews to keep them working during these difficult times? Finally I know that sending you the project documents was delayed, but that’s only due to the fact that our office staff is working from home and this is not our normal schedule. As we all know these are difficult times and for us to finish the project in about 3 months from contract signing date is a huge accomplishment considering the fact that we are dealing with multiple entities to get this done, so I believe we are doing a great job fulfilling our obligations and that our customer service is top notch. I am open to discuss any of the information I provided here with you to see if we have missed anything and to further improve on our customer service experience.

  • "Highly Recommend Altair!!! 9.1kW residential in Orange County CA"

    Reviewed Jul 07, 2020
    "Highly Recommend Altair!!! 9.1kW residential in Orange County CA"

    Reviewed Jul 07, 2020

    My experience with Altair was absolutely great!! It begins with Charlie Kim in Sales who explained everything in great detail with absolutely zero pressure. He is a true asset to their company. I spoke to 3 other companies and Charlie’s professionalism, timeliness, knowledge of all things solar and a true lack of pressure really made the difference for me. When it came time for coordinating Tech Inspections, installation dates, questions, etc., Lani is a true winner. I truly enjoyed working with her during the entire process as she is the consummate project manager. I also enjoyed working with Nassid who did the Tech Inspection and the owner Khaled. Altair is truly a first class operation!! My bill has gone from an average of $320/month to $10.80/month and I’m cranking the AC like I’ve never done before and generating large credits!! I installed 26 LG Panels with an Enphase Inverter in December for a planned 9.1kW production and I’m actually producing more than what was agreed to in their proposal and good days are now over 63kWh per day. I highly recommend Altair.

  • "great customer service!"

    Reviewed May 28, 2020

    The entire team at Altai Solar have been exceptional to work with on this project. They have been very responsive to answering all my questions before during and after the installation. I look forward to working with them on future projects! I have referred them to friends and business associates also.

  • "Extremely Pleased with Altair Solar Installation and Support"

    Reviewed May 15, 2020
    "Extremely Pleased with Altair Solar Installation and Support"

    Reviewed May 15, 2020

    I waited a bit to do this review (original installation was Sept 2019), because you have to see how the system functions, and how the after install support will be. Also, after the installation I waited to see how well the system did under the rains we had this last season. We had no issues with rain (no leaks) and no problems with the equipment. As an electrical engineer, I did a lot of research on finding the company that would be not only fairly priced, but have experienced personnel and honest sales people. I had several quotes from different large sized Solar installation companies, and there was always something "not right" or blatantly dishonest. In contrast, I was very impressed with Altair's salesman, Charlie, and I had some communications with the owner, and the installers. Jose the lead installer was absolutely a star! I had a very challenging roof, with 5 different arrays of panels. Jose did a great job, and was very friendly - but most important very competent. There were a couple minor changes to get the city to approve and Altair did it quickly and we were up an running in about 1 week with full SDGE approval. The performance seems to be right on so far, and no disappointments. I would highly recommend Altair solar for any residential installation.

  • "Great installation"

    Reviewed May 11, 2020

    Name brand products at a fair price. Honest and upfront sales. Good experience.


    Reviewed May 10, 2020

    We chose Altair to do our solar panels (Solaria) and we're very happy with our choice. Charlie was amazing and quickly answered many questions we had up front. The rest of the team was also great! The process was pretty easy and the panels are producing well. Five-Star Company!!!

  • "Good company"

    Reviewed May 10, 2020

    The reason why I went with Altair after so many quotes was the fact that their rep spent most time with me explaining in details and secondly they came lowest in the quote for same panels/inverters from others. They had good reviews too.

  • "Everything went great"

    Reviewed May 08, 2020

    I interviewed two different solar companies recommended to me from friends that used them. Good people and gave good presentations. They both gave me quotes. It was a bit higher than I thought they were going to be, but I was just guessing. I had no data to base it on. I also didn't feel comfortable with the installation and support I would get out of them. So I researched companies on my own and found Altair Solar. I called around noon on a Monday and was connected with Charlie. He is very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. The quote was significantly less than the other two when comparing apples to apples. I asked him to come out and visit the house as soon as he could and he was at my house in a couple hours. I researched more before he got here because it all sounded too good to be true. Best price by a significant amount and I felt more comfortable with the company itself than the other two I interviewed. Also, they took the time to really figure out the optimal places on the roof to install the panels. There was one part of my roof where the other two companies were going to put some panels, which didn't make sense to me. Altair's design didn't include panels on those locations for the same reasons as what I thought.

    The installation was challenging for a variety of reasons - brittle roof tiles, constant rain and COVID-19 shutdowns which delayed permitting, etc. But Chris and his install crew got it done in a professional manner and even with all the unavoidable delays, I was up and running within the time frame they told me it would take. Lani, the project manager, is a great communicator and kept me informed all along the way. Very quick to respond to every email I sent her. So far, these guys are top notch on all fronts.

  • "Outstanding Company"

    Reviewed Apr 07, 2020

    Amazing company. From the beginning where Charlie Kim met us, to Lani coordinating everything, to the crew that did an amazing job and got the job done earlier than estimated, we were incredibly happy. Very professional and the lowest cost of all estimates by far.

  • "Solar Installation - Awesome!!"

    Reviewed Sep 23, 2019
    "Solar Installation - Awesome!!"

    Reviewed Sep 23, 2019

    Charlie from Altair Solar was one of the most helpful and informative sales representatives I encountered in our search for a solar system.

    I searched extensively for solar systems, looking at Tesla, Sun Power, LG, Panasonic and many others.... Some companies were unwilling to discuss our needs, some were unavailable for months, some too expensive and some you just didn't want to do business with.

    The information and pricing from Charlie at Altair was accurate, very timely, given without hesitation, and extremely willing to discuss options. Additionally, his prices were the best we encountered.

    After meeting with Charlie, we decided Altair was the company for our Solar system and we decided to go with the LG 370W panels. Once we signed the contract, everything was in motion and in 6 weeks the system was installed. That was design, 2 HOA approvals, city permits equipment delivery and installation.

    We had a 18 panel system installed and it was very neatly and professionally installed in 4.5 hours.

    If you are looking to go solar, contact Charlie at Altair you will not be dissapointed!!

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  • "Doing it Right"

    Reviewed Aug 11, 2019

    These guys have done everything right. Charlie walked in our house and never tried to sell us his solar system, he spent the entire time educating us on the benefits of solar in general. Lani gave us schedule updates several times a day, helped us navigate the HOA fiasco and answered all of our questions. The guys that installed the system we’re extremely professional and even came back later just to check on us.
    I did a lot of research and I saw a great review of Altair from a neighbor and I’m glad we chose them.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Satisfied Customer"

    Reviewed Jun 25, 2019

    I did a ton of research before pursuing solar. My wife and I took bids from almost a dozen solar companies, some in person, many of them through EnergySage. While a couple of them could match Altair's combination of price and equipment, none of them could beat it. Our rep, Charlie Kim, was extremely knowledgeable, and was able to answer all of my technical questions.

    We installed high quality Panasonic Panels, and micro inverters. Our roof is space limited so higher quality panels were necessary. For those that don't know, if you have lots of roof space getting more lower quality panels can get you the same result for less cost

    It took awhile for them to come out and install our panels, but they told us that in advance as they were very busy. Once they came out the panels were installed quickly and efficiently.

    The panels have been up and running with no problems for six months now. We also recommended Altair to our neighbors, and they just had their panels installed. They are very pleased with them.

    All in all, I highly recommend Altair Solar, and would use them again.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Awesome Job - No Surprises and Great to work with"

    Reviewed Jun 10, 2019
    "Awesome Job - No Surprises and Great to work with"

    Reviewed Jun 10, 2019

    From sales to installation coordination, Altair was top notch! During the sales process, Charlie was quick to answer any question and I had a lot. Lani was also great to work with. Installation was quick and the entire process from signing the contract to full connection with my electic provider was less than 6 weeks, but I think I got lucky there. Expect a professional experience. Equipment was excellent (LG panels, Enphase Inverters) and thier price is unbeatable. I highly recommend them and I did a lot of research.

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  • "Excellent Solar Company"

    Reviewed May 05, 2019

    I was somewhat hesitant and concerned about installing a solar system. After talking with 6 different solar companies, I felt most comfortable with Charlie Kim from Altair. He was very knowledgeable and was very sincere with designing the most suitable solar system for my electricity needs. He offered me the best price for the premium plus equipment I wanted.

    It has been a little over one month since the installation, and the production from my solar system closely matched the estimated production I was promised as a part of the proposal I had received. Charlie has been very responsive with communication and made the whole process very easy. I have already recommended Charlie to two of my friends who expressed an interested in a solar system.

  • "Excellent Price, Quality, and Results!"

    Reviewed May 03, 2019
    "Excellent Price, Quality, and Results!"

    Reviewed May 03, 2019

    Excellent experience with Altair team, and price/quality beat out others. Altair made this process simple & relatively easy. Everyone was helpful, professional, and responsive. Charlie Kim was an excellent & knowledgeable sales person. He sold us only what we needed but also sold quality equipment at a better price than others. The site plans developed by Khaled were excellent too, and quite detailed. Importantly, the installers did a quality & clean install, and didn’t break any tiles (luckily I have thicker roof tiles; but Altair had options to help if they did). I really admired their work.
    I definitely recommend Altair and will request their services again if we add more solar panels to accommodate an electric car. I'm pretty picky, but this company exceeded my expectations.

    BTW, go solar, it's a no brainer with the current Fed tax credit. You'll be glad you did!

  • "Very happy with Altair"

    Reviewed Feb 20, 2019

    From beginning to end we have been very happy with the professionalism of Altair. The install happened as promised, on time and to our expectation. We would recommend Altair to friends and family. Very glad we went with a smaller local company vs giant corporate company.

    2 people found this helpful
  • "A very good system"

    Reviewed Dec 19, 2018

    I hoped to have good experience by selecting Altair Solar for my solar project. I did not. Therefore, my advice for anyone seriously considering contracting Altair Solar is to stay away from them. Here are the details.

    1. I signed contract with Altair on 09/17 and was promised an installation in 6 weeks. It became 8 weeks, then 10 weeks. The actual installation started 12/7 making it almost 12 weeks. As of today 12/19 it's not finished yet.

    2. The project papers are very far from reality. Although the contract calls for "Site Assessment Complete Site Evaluation & Final Measurements", it simply wasn't done. As a result the first thing I learnt on installation date, that my south roof cannot accommodate all planned panels. The magnitude of error was 2 panel widths short. Wow, it's not just a couple of inches!

    3. As I found out Nader, Altair project manager about whom people spoke highly in their reviews, had left the company, and there was a new guy. My experience with this guy is not good. He behaves like a typical bad contractor: comes and goes as he wishes, doesn't deliver what he promises, does wrong inverter boxes installation, one of the boxes basically falling off the wall, and always asking for money.

    4. Communications with the owner Khaled are broken. He can choose not to respond to emails, or give misleading statements. Here is the latest example of our correspondence:

    Dec 16, 2018, 8:39 PM (3 days ago)
    Khaled, The power panel is all done and approved. When are you coming to finish installation?

    Me again:
    Dec 17, 2018, 3:51 PM (2 days ago)
    Khaled, Please, respond to my request above. Sasha

    Dec 17, 2018, 4:34 PM (2 days ago)
    Hi Sasha, We are conducting the inspection either Wednesday or Thursday. I will let you know once it's scheduled.

    What inspection? City? Your internal? Khaled, it's high time to finish everything.

    No response from Alair so far... I still have no idea when I see the end of the road.

    5. It looks like I'm not getting the project completed by Christmas.

    6. I have no idea how good a bad my solar system will operate. Maybe it'd turn out even better than expected, I don't want to criticize Altair for that yet. I think I will come back to my review in 7-8 eight months. Right now with so much competition between solar installer, I recommend choosing another one.

    I've had the system running for 9 months without a single glitch. The energy production is beyond my expectations - even after a hot summer there is still a surplus with the local energy company. Raising the rating to 4 stars.

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    Charlie Kim
    Response from Altair Solar
    Responded Oct 07, 2019
    Response from Altair Solar
    Responded Oct 07, 2019

    We resolved the issue ASAP and below is his updated review on Yelp back on 2/28/2019. When there is an issue, we don't run away from it, but rather we take necessary actions to take care of it to keep our customers happy.

    My solar system has been producing power for a month now. Everything works fine, the production is right on target. If I omit the installation process, I should put 5 stars for the system itself. Therefore, I'm raising the total rating to 3 stars.
    I want to give an advice to folks considering Altair for solar projects.
    1. Altair has absolutely outstanding sales guy Charlie. If alone, I'd grade him A+++. I talked to 11 or 12 installers, nobody is even close to Charlie. He listens, he helps, he responds immediately. There is also a very good lady Lani, her paperwork submitted on my behalf to Edison was fast and flawless. Khaled himself is a very charismatic person. The fact that he's actually a solar engineer makes him very knowledgeable. I have reasons to believe that at some point Altair and Khaled fell victims of their success booking more projects than it was possible to handle on time. I hope Khaled has learnt the lesson. I suggest avoiding working with Altair 'new guy' project manager. If choosing an installer again, I'd probably choose Altair on condition that I should never have to deal with the 'new guy'.
    Lessons learnt:
    2. Panels tilting is important. If possible, optimize the panels tilt. Unfortunately my HOA doesn't allow it. LG has an excellent online solar calculator. Use it to evaluate different options.
    3. With Net Metering one doesn't actually need batteries. Save your money.
    4. I was pleasantly surprised that the system produced quite some energy during cloudy and rainy days. Even on the worst rainy day in January it still gave 15-20% of sunny day production.
    4. I will update the review after the summer to let know how efficient system is based on half a year production.


    Reviewed Oct 09, 2018

    Reviewed Oct 09, 2018

    Energysage is a lifesaver. I have been interested in going solar for several years, but it only took one bad sales presentation a few years back to turn me off. I was intrigued by being able to get multiple quotes via email without having to disclose my phone number.

    After receiving my quotes, I had a few questions regarding micro inverter versus optimizers. I messaged two installers late on a Thursday evening expecting to get an answer back the next morning. To my surprise, about 15 minutes later I received an email response from Charlie Kim at Altair Solar. I ultimately signed with Altair for my solar install based on my experience with Charlie. He’s your man

    It took approximately 2.5 months from the time we signed the contract to the time we received our permission to operate. The entire process ran smoothly. My project manager was Nader Elerab and I was always kept in the loop on what was happening next. When Edison came out to install my GMA, the electrician at Altair was out sick and the owner, Khalid Elsheref came out in his place to complete the solar connection.

    All in all, I could not be happier with Altair and with going green. If you are considering solar, you definitely have to call Altair.

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  • "Altair Solar Perfect installation"

    Reviewed May 18, 2018
    "Altair Solar Perfect installation"

    Reviewed May 18, 2018

    Altair Solar was one of the most talented and top knowledgeable companies I worked with when I was hunting for my solar installation. Both khaled and Nader were very instrumental in the process. They worked with me with all the details and helped me understand the values and technologies (which is important to me). Nader and team helped me with all of HOA's rules and regulation. we have submitted the forms and they assisted along the way. During the installation, Nader and Crew were on top of things. the installation went on time and on schedule. they were very meticulous, detailed and courteous. they have met most if not all of my requests and asks. Solar installation can be a difficult task but with Altair Solar and Nader's crew it went event less. thanks a lot. definitely recommend.

  • "Altair is amazing! Look no further."

    Reviewed Apr 09, 2018
    "Altair is amazing! Look no further."

    Reviewed Apr 09, 2018

    This was our second solar installation. After moving, one of the first things we did was get quotes for a residential solar system. We received four bids and talked to three companies. Not only did Altair offer us the best price, but we also received peace of mind that everything would be installed perfectly and that they value their customers and will do everything possible to take care of them and stand by their product. The owner, Khaled is an electrical engineer. He is extremely knowledgeable, experienced and easy to work with. His team was fast, efficient and thorough. In addition to installing the system, they processed all the paperwork with the electric company, scheduled and completed all the inspections and did an outstanding job of trouble shooting all the little issues that can happen with a new system until everything was functioning smoothing. I can't say enough great things about this company and all the guys who work there. They even fixed a roof tile that they did not break because they saw it when they were on my roof!!! Look no further, hire Altair Solar!!! You'll be happy that you did.

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  • "Quick Install"

    Reviewed Oct 19, 2015

    Khaled was professional from start to finish. We contacted a lot of other companies prior to Altair and they had very limited selection for solar panels or they were pricey for what they offered. Altair offered excellent pricing and had a good selection of solar panels for us to choose from. We are very pleased with the system we got (they also use micro-invertors!! Anyone into solar panels, this is the future!). They also worked around our schedule and was able to complete the job very quickly.

    We'll be breaking even with 5 to 6 years after the solar install. Also it feels good to work with a company that's located near my house. Not only are we sustaining the environment with solar panels but sustaining a local business too.

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  • "Awesome Installation and Support by Altair Solar!"

    Reviewed Oct 16, 2015
    "Awesome Installation and Support by Altair Solar!"

    Reviewed Oct 16, 2015

    I just got my system completed from Altair Solar. The inspector just finalized everything and I'm already generating sweet solar fuel :) It feels so good to not be giving all that cash to SCE.

    I did a lot of research when it came to getting solar at my house. I started like most do, looking at the big names like Solar City, Sungevity, and Sun Run. I got quotes from all of them, they all had one thing in common, aggressive salespeople and they all wanted to sell me a lease. This was obvious because their cash quotes were crazy high. I needed more information.

    Being new to solar, and extremely curious about everything and being a big nerd, I bought the Solar Electricity Handbook from Amazon and read it cover to cover. After reading it, I learned the difference between a microinverter vs. central inverters and other technical jargon. I also went on Solar Panel Talk's online forum and learned from the people there and shared my different quotes. They were very helpful.

    Ok, now that I knew what I was getting into, I decided to get quotes from local installers who were experienced contractors. I got 3 quotes, and I narrowed it down to Altair for a few reasons. First and foremost it seemed like Khaled from Altair was the most trustworthy out of them. I have had my share of nightmares from contractors in the past and didn't want a repeat of one of those situations. I have a pretty good "Larry David" radar for that sort of thing by now. Second, he really knew what he was talking about. Even with the recent knowledge that I had ascertained from the book I read and the forum, and my technical background, I was able to talk shop with the different contractors and could weed out their experience level. Third, Altair gave me a very competitive quote for the system that I was looking for.

    I finalized on a 41 panel, 280 watt mono black Solarworld system with m250 microinverters. 11,480 total Wp total.

    I finalized the contract with them and then went on vacation, scheduling them to come out when I returned. By the time I got back, he had already pulled the appropriate permits. The day I got back, he had all of the panels, microinverters, and equipment delivered to my garage and they started work. I have concrete tiles so they had to be careful up on my roof. Breakage is inevitable with these installs, but they were able to replace anything they had broken with new tiles. Within a few days they had the rails installed properly on my roof with panels gleaming in the sun ready to accept solar goodness.

    After they routed the conduits and hooked up to my panel, we were ready to turn it on and test. It worked! They installed a monitoring device from Enphase that allowed me to see on the web or on an app my daily and hourly generation. On the first sunny day I was already generating 60 kilowatt-hours! He told me I still needed to trim a tree or two to get optimum results because there was some shading during parts of the day, after which he said I'd get even more generation. It's only spring!

    Anyhoo, I'd completely recommend Altair if you are going solar.

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92618 United States


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