Southern Light Solar - Profile & Reviews

Primary Lines of Business

  • Installer

  • General Contractor

  • Solar O&M Provider

Southern Light Solar - Profile & Reviews

Primary Lines of Business

  • Installer

  • General Contractor

  • Solar O&M Provider

Additional Services Offered

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

Why Work With Us

Why Work With Us

Southern Light Solar began with one goal in mind: to make solar power both affordable and easy for New England homeowners and businesses. As residents of the Bay State ourselves, we were very aware of the rising and unpredictable costs of oil and electricity and the uncertainty that comes with it. We know that whether you’re a homeowner or a business, knowing what you’re going to pay each month is a welcome relief.

Our talent lies in making the complex world of solar simple, affordable, and accessible for our customers. From your initial consultation, to installation, to post-installation monitoring, we will work closely with you to ensure your transition to renewable solar energy is as seamless (and painless) as possible.

More About Us

More About Us

We are a locally owned and operated company. We answer only to our customers. No investors or shareholders means that we can invest our time and resources on the one thing that matters: ensuring that we can always provide the highest quality solar services and products for our customers.

Technology Offered

Technology Offered
  • Solar PV
  • Energy Storage

Case Studies

Case Studies

Reviews from Our Community

Reviews from Our Community
12 Reviews
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"No follow up"
Reviewed Mar 18, 2019

Company was very quick to send me a quote. Scheduled a visit with Alex. He was supposed to send me a list of references and contract terms. No follow up even after numerous texts and emails. If this is the way company treats customers before they have their business, then I'll go elsewhere. Buyer beware!

"Awesome Experience with Southern Light Solar"
Reviewed Mar 15, 2019

Had an excellent experience with Southern Light Solar, Even though we live on the Northshore, Southern Light Solar won my bid to install our solar. They had great references and helped me understand the technology and process of deployment throughout the lifecycle of the final solution. Also I loved using Energysage to help educate me and manage all the bids and communication. I had to review and consider six different Solar companies. The team that installed the system were very professional, honest, and hard working. They worked all day(s) until the system was up and running. I decided to go with the 31 x SILFAB SLA-M 310w panels, 31 x IQ7 Microinverters (rated 250w-35w), and IQ Envoy. I really liked that multiple inverters eliminated any Single Point of Failures (SPOF's), Southern Light Solar guaranteed their workmanship for many many years, and most of the equipment comes with a 25-year warranty (panels, Inverters). The only challenge we have is with National Grid (NG). The new SMART program is not 100% with NG and they still trying to get the process formalized and completed. We have been generating a lot of excess back to the grid, over two months now, but NG still has not fixed the issues so I can start generating SMART credits and get paid. Hopefully will get sorted out over next couple of weeks. If you have any questions on my Solar journey, please feel free to reach out. Happy to share what I learned and how my Solar is working.

"Excellent Installation, and outstanding crew"
Reviewed Mar 04, 2019

Chris Sheldon and his crew are top notch. Together, he and his team of sales people along with Tori, Lionel put together a very comprehensive package of design and installation documents. David Santos did a great job installing the system even during some pretty inclement weather. This was all during the transition from SREC to the Smart Program. They were all upfront about project expectations, transparent, and honest throughout the whole process. I highly recommend them if you are looking for the best value and a customer service oriented team.

1 people found this helpful
"Never followed through"
Reviewed Aug 04, 2018

This company sent me a quote. We had 2 email conversations, but they never responded to my last 2 emails. I even included my phone number. I guess they don't want new business.

5 people found this helpful
"Southern Light Solar"
Reviewed Feb 14, 2018

Sales person on point, however when it cam to the actual project, it took longer than expected. Once job was complete system is now up and running and haven't ran into any issues yet.

3 people found this helpful
"Southern Light Solar: above and beyond the call of duty"
Reviewed Feb 13, 2018

I initiated my search for a solar energy company late in the year, needing to have a system installed by calendar year end, in order to qualify for tax benefits. Southern Solar was highly responsive working with me to refine the system and related costs. I had a special request, which was to use the SunnyBoy inverter, and they researched it and configured system accordingly. Which made me very happy (the SunnyBoy will supply a small amount of power even during grid failure, a unique feature)!
I should also mention that SLS beat every single estimate that I got. There was one other company that was close, but they even beat them.
Then came the weather! December 2017 was when the wicked cold came in. SLS knew that I had to be completed by December 31 and in order to do so, they worked to install the system during the most frigid temperatures that we had during that time. They even shoveled some remaining snow off the roof. I mean, it was like 4 degrees outside! Tough people, and incredible job.

4 people found this helpful
"On time and responsive"
Reviewed Feb 05, 2018

They installed a 11.37KW system on our new house last October. They are on time and we are very happy with the system to-date.

2 people found this helpful
"Solar Installation"
Reviewed Feb 04, 2018

I would recommend Southern Light Solar to others. They answered all of my questions in a timely manner and did a great job with the installation.

2 people found this helpful
"You can count on Southern Light Solar."
Reviewed Aug 03, 2017

I heard from my neighbor about how long and painful the solar process was despite the benefits. I was weary going in, however a friend of mine spoke very highly of Southern Light Solar. I called and scheduled an appointment for the end of March. The woman on the phone was very nice and outlined the initial process very clearly. Matt showed up right when he said he would, and he explained to me exactly what I would be paying and exactly how much I would be saving. I didn’t feel like I was reading a manual while I was briefed. He was very friendly and easy to work with. Matt referred me to a bank that gave me a great loan rate and the term that I wanted. The bank was a bit slow on processing my eligibility, however once I was approved I had panels on my house by late April. Great overall experience.

4 people found this helpful
"No complaints. Great job!"
Reviewed Aug 02, 2017

I have no complaints. Southern Light Solar was easy to work with and had a very competitive price. Alex answered all of our questions and made sure that we were informed before making a decision. The installers were very quick and were not a disturbance during the installation. They left the roof and the yard clean when they were done. If you are thinking about going solar, I would strongly recommend Southern Light!

3 people found this helpful
"great experience"
Reviewed Jun 14, 2017

I was very pleased with the Andy who sold the solar panels to me. He continued to assist me even after the sale. I also was very pleased with the install they told me a date they would be coming ,how long the install would take. They called after install to make sure everything had gone as planned. I have recommend Southern Light Solar to my friends and neighbors .

4 people found this helpful
"Southern Light Solar"
Reviewed Feb 02, 2016

We purchased a 4000 watt solar system from Southern Solar in the Spring of 2014. After receiving quotes from 6 or 7 different solar companies, we felt Southern's quote was easier to understand and offered the best value. All work was completed as stated, pretty much a seamless process. The system has been producing green energy for 18 months, no problems, no noise, we don't even know they are there.
No electric bill and our SREC payments have been larger than estimated. We expect to break even after 3 years. I have recommend Southern Light to numerous potential solar consumers and will continue in the future.

7 people found this helpful
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