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Sustainable Energy Developments, Inc. - Profile & Reviews

The truth is, we’re very fond of the people we work with and the people that hire us to work with them. The company was started by a group of friends in 2002 in search of a way to make a difference in the world while surrounding ourselves with folks that felt more like family than colleagues or customers. We have always been attracted to passionate people that are willing to put their money where their mouths are.

SED achieved status as a Certified B Corp in 2015. The B Corp philosophy, to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems, aligns perfectly with the company’s vision. We are proud to be a part of a growing community of more than 1,000 companies across 60 industries with one unifying goal: redefining success in business. B Corp certification shows that SED is committed to meeting rigorous standards of performance, accountability, and transparency. Further, this certification shows that SED is using the power of business to help alleviate poverty, address climate change, build strong local communities and a great place to work.

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  • "We had a great experience"

    Reviewed Feb 19, 2016

    The installation of solar panels on our roof was a very positive experience, and I have no hesitation in recommending SED. From my first inquiry, the staff was responsive and accommodating; the salesman we dealt with was not at all pushy and carefully explained the installation process and the financial details. He seemed genuinely interested in helping us figure out whether solar panels made good sense for our site. The installation crew was friendly, efficient, and considerate of us and our neighbors. We trusted the installers to do a good job and to be in our house when we were not there. The installation foreman was a pleasure to work with. He kept me informed and returned my calls promptly even when he was up on another customer's roof. Overall, this was a very good experience. I'm a big supporter of SED.

  • "SED Exceeded my Expectations."

    Reviewed Feb 18, 2016
    "SED Exceeded my Expectations."

    Reviewed Feb 18, 2016

    I was recommended to call SED Solar from a small contractor in Ithaca, NY. I wanted to buy locally and not use a major company and was directed towards them. Doug, the local rep, was terrific. Some of this stuff is hard to understand (for me anyway) and he was helpful in explaining everything, before and after the papers were signed...The installers were kind, professional and timely. They said when something would be done, when they would arrive and leave and for the most part, they were extremely accurate....The system exceeded it's projections in the first few months until fall and winter rolled around. Even when it's 28 degrees or less in Rochester, I'm "making electricity" as I tell my kids. I look forward to the spring, more sunny days and my first full year of solar production. I am extremely happy to have made the purchase from SED and have recommended their services to others.

  • "Going Solar with S.E.D. Inc."

    Reviewed Feb 18, 2016

    What a wonderful experience dealing with S.E.D. It began with my initial engagement with them until the as promised on time project completion date. I had the pleasure of meeting many of the employees both at their facility and also at the job site at my residence. Each one of them displayed a very professional manner and also were very knowledgeable, friendly and willing to answer my questions. My solar array has now been on line for 2 months and in fact has already reduced my electric bill by half in spite of the inclement weather in my area. Overall a truly enjoyable experience.

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We are Rochester's Solar Company!

Having been in business since 2002, SED has demonstrated that we are one of the most capable and knowledgeable solar energy providers out there. Whether it's a 4kW PV system in the suburbs or a multi-megawatt solar farm on a closed landfill, we deliver a multifaceted approach that provides the most optimal solar energy solution to match our customer's goals and needs.

SED's passionate team of local solar professionals are further bolstered by a network of industry leaders of finance, equipment and design solutions. We employ only the most proven solar solutions for our projects that do not sacrifice long-term advantages for short-term gains. And our customer-centric approach does not top when the electrons begin to flow. Our dedicated team will be on call and ready to assist throughout a project's lifetime.

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Sustainable Energy Developments, Inc. Headquarters

317 State Route 104
Ontario, NY
14519 United States

Workmanship Warranty

SED offers a full/transferable warranty to the purchaser of the PV System installed under this Customer Purchase Agreement for a period of five (5) years after the Eligible Installer/Contractor has completed the installation and NYSERDA’s final approval has been provided. This warranty covers all components of the system against breakdown or degradation in electrical output of more than ten percent from their original rated electrical output.
This warranty covers the full cost, including labor and repair or replacement of defective components or systems. SED also uses equipment that comes with a 25 year warranty.


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States served by Sustainable Energy Developments, Inc.

  • New York NY