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Things to Consider While Going Solar

First thing to keep in mind when going solar is purchasing the right solar panels and inverters for your solar project. At Solar SME, we only sell and install the best-quality US branded equipment with a 25-year warranty. Installing the best-quality equipment onto your home or business will provide you with the highest performance, increased safety, and close to no maintenance needed.

Get an Accurate Quote from Solar Experts

At Solar SME, we offer free consultations, where our technical design team examine your property, discuss your solar goals, and give you the most accurate quote. Our team will come up with scientifically estimated and calculated facts and figures for your investment plan. In most cases, solar project pay for itself in less than 7 to 10 years.

How Solar guarantees Return on investment

• Savings on utility bills
Solar saves on energy costs and electric bills. One of the leading reasons to go solar is that you can either eliminate or significantly reduce your electric bill. Your savings are far greater over the period of next 10 to 25 years since electricity prices will continue to rise, your savings will continue to grow every year over the 25+ year lifespan of your solar panel system. Similarly, many consumers can now get a leveled cost of energy of $0.10 per kilowatt-hour. When you compare this to the average amount, you will pay to your utility for power over the next 25 years that is exactly the time Companies ensure warranties for solar panels, the average consumer with a $150 per month power bill can see savings in the range $60,000 - $100,000 plus over the life of a solar system. Any energy post that warranty period is an additional bonus for the lifetime. Energy demand is higher in the mornings and then early in the evening. This is the period when the price of the electricity peaks. Solar energy performs its maximum production capacity during these times. Eliminating or reducing one of your largest monthly expenses alone makes all the difference. More so, you can sell any excess electricity from your solar panels back to the grid.

• Tax Credit
Federal solar tax credit gives you a dollar-for-dollar reduction against your federal income tax. Starting in 2020, the value of the tax credit will step down to 26%, and then again to 22% in 2021. After 2021, the tax credit for residential solar ends. There are state tax programs and rebates in your area that encourage solar too, but the benefits of solar aren’t just financial.
• Property Value Increases
Many studies the most notable of which are from Wells Fargo and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab have shown that Solar panel system ownership increases your property resale value by 3 to 4%, while third party ownership (e.g. leasing) does not. That automatically secures your investment on solar from day one.

• Clean Energy
Solar energy produced by solar panels will help reduce the production of potentially dangerous and environmentally hazardous sources of energy. Solar energy will not only help you revert your carbon footprint but also enhance your systems to ensure you live in a carbon-free home. There are some states in the U.S. that encourage individuals to invest in other people’s roofs to create a lot more solar energy.
Solar energy is an environmentally friendly and healthy alternative for fossil fuels as it is non-polluting, clean, reliable and renewable source of energy. It does not pollute the air by releasing harmful gases like carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide or Sulphur oxide. Above all, solar energy does not require any source of fuel to produce electricity and thus eliminates any transportation of fuel or storage of radioactive waste. Decreased environmental pollution will naturally create much healthier atmospheric conditions for current and future generations.

• Easy Install & Zero Maintenance
Unlike wind and geothermal power stations that require them to be tied with drilling machines, Installing Solar Panels does not require any wires, cords or power sources. It can be installed on the rooftops, which means no new space is needed and each home or business user can generate their own electricity. Moreover, it can be installed in a distributed fashion which means no large-scale installations are needed. With advancements in technology and an increase in production, the cost of solar panels has come down greatly.
Once installed you will enjoy the benefits for generations while injecting either none or almost any amount for its maintenance. Overtime, if your energy needs change and it would be a lot easier to upgrade on an existing system. Also, Solar works exquisitely well in remote locations where running power lines would not be cost effective.

• Solar Energy Life Span
As long as there is sun, solar energy can be deployed anywhere. Even when it is cloudy, you can still use the solar panel system. More so, contrary to general belief that solar panels life span is around 20 to 25 years that is generally confused with the warranty of quality Solar Panels. Most manufacturers offer the 25-year standard solar panel warranty, so power output should not be less than 80% of rated power after 25 years. Consequently, Solar scientists insist that the life span of a Solar Power is at least Lifetime and most times it can last up to generations. A 33W solar panel (Arco Solar 16-2000) outperformed its original factory specifications 30 years after it was manufactured and World's first modern solar panel still works after 60 years. Solar Panel technology and quality today are much more robust, durable, and effective like any other technology in the world. Scientific and research evolution has improved and upgraded everything present from its origination overtime. For that reason, modern Solar panels are surely designed to outlast and outperform any of its technological predecessors. Research available in the following link establishes it as a matter of fact.

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Solar SME, Inc. is a nationwide Retailer/dealer of world-class solar solutions with industry-leading pricing. Our focus is the engineering of grid-tie packages, off-grid energy kits, and backup applications. We have technical support professionals to help you take the hassle out of buying and installing your system. Our company takes on the challenge of helping independent-minded people create their own energy. With each package or kit, you get assigned a System Consultant, who will be a phone call away ready to provide you with after the sale polished technical advice on the design and execution of your installation. This is the benefit of having one person to call who immediately knows your system and coordinates all the activities related to your purchase. This personalized advice is one service that receives the most recognition from our customers.

****Our Mission*****

Providing safe, reliable, and sustainable energy to empower communities.
To help people and businesses transition away from fossil fuels to sustainable solar energy.
To be a profitable, sustainable business through installation of the highest quality systems.
To embody principles of fairness and equity in all of our relationships.
Expecting customer needs and consistently optimizing our products and services.
Building strategic partnerships with technology suppliers, vendors and financial institutions.
To give our customers an energy abundant future by harnessing the potential of the environment in a safe and sustainable manner.
Hence, we are trusted as the industry leader in solar design, installation and service in USA. Our Vision Mission and Core Values. We achieve our vision by maintaining the highest standards of technical accomplishment and customer satisfaction.
Fossil fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in the region are shrinking because of our installations.
Combine experience with innovation to develop, own, and operate solar photovoltaic (PV) projects that offer renewable energy and economic benefits.
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We are proud to be Pearl Certified solar installer. Our residential services include every phase of the installation process, from local authority permit issuance and house inspection to custom designing and installation. We provide rooftop solar & ground mounted solar panel system options and battery storage. With our expert team, quality solar products, and premium install services, we make sure to deliver you the right residential solar energy systems. We also offer complete end-to-end commercial rooftop solar installations as well as full project management from beginning to end. Free site analyses, engineering and design services, financing, rebate applications, rebate installations, permitting, inspections, monitoring, and continuing servicing and maintenance are all part of our service offerings.

Services Offered

  • Installation
  • Financing
  • Architecture
  • Energy Auditing
  • Roofing
  • Electrical Contracting
  • General Contracting
  • Solar Repair & Maintenance
  • Community Solar

At Solar SME, we have a dedicated marketing team to educate people about the benefits of going solar. Our solar experts are responsible for customer assistance with pocket-friendly solar solutions for their homes. Our Project Managers are dedicated to managing the whole installation process from start to end. We have specialized field technicians who install solar panels at home. In case of any query, our customer support is available to help out.

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Industry Certifications

  • Better Business Bureau
  • North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners

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  • Certified Solar Professional
  • Elite Solar Installer
  • Partner
  • PWRpartner
  • Solar Insure

What Customers Are Saying

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Could not have been better!

I am so impressed with the responsiveness and excellent communication of Raza (Project Manager). We have had our system since 2010 and we never had such excellent service from a maintenance company for our system. The process could not have been easier or handled more efficiently. Pleasant, friendly, professional, and expedient. What more could you want?

Posted by bettegruben on May 18, 2024

i don't see an option to delete, so review pending outcome of discussions with company word word word word word.

Posted by mcarchers on Aug 30, 2022
Pending site visit

Generac system with a wiring error and not feeding back onto grid. Pending site visit.

Posted by JerryCo on May 13, 2024
SolarSME has terrible customer service. System does not meet my needs after spending nearly $70K.

1 Year update: SolarSME finally completed the system install March/April of 2023. However, the system does not do what I had originally requested. In the last 6 months or so, I've received at least 5 different phone calls from SolarSME asking me to recommend SolarSME to others. When I tell them that my system still does not do what they promised, I get a few seconds of awkward silence and a statement that someone from their engineering department will contact me right away. No one ever does! Not 1 single follow up call at all. This cycle repeats itself every month or two (another sales/referral request call, and no follow ups). ============================ Original review: Hi there - It has been almost 6 months (from end of May to now end of Nov), after spending over $16K with SolarSME, I still have not seen any progress as far as getting solar panels installed. My project manager's name is Denis Lee (or so he tells me), I've never met him in person. Every single time I call them, they complain to me that Dallas City is slowing things down. But it has been 6 months. You cannot just sit on your behinds and complain to your customer. How long should I expect this delay? No idea. Could I potentially be sitting here by next June (June 2023) and still without solar panels installed? I was told Maybe. You've been paid and you need to figure out a solution. May I repeat myself? You've been paid and you need to figure out a solution for your customer. I honestly don't know what to do at this point. But it has been an absolute nightmare. I would NOT recommend SolarSME to anyone.

Posted by austin.li02 on Nov 26, 2022
Pretty disappointing

We recently had solar SME install solar panels in our home. They were eager to get started and responsive throughout the installation process. As soon as we wired the final draw, however, they disappeared. Today, more than 8 weeks after final payment was made, the system does not seem to be operating or configured correctly. As result, our energy cost actually higher than they were before the installation of the panels. Clearly something isn’t working, but I can’t seem to get them to care.

Posted by arun.mohan on May 10, 2024
Excellent Value, Installation, and Customer Service (update 2024...ongoing customer service/response

I had a pretty large system installed (15kw with an LG battery) and started the process in December. SME was working with my city (Suffolk, VA) through the pandemic, so it took a long time for Suffolk to finish the permit, but SME was on top of it the entire time. Everyone was very professional and friendly, and the company was always responsive to emails and calls. My project manager was Sam, and the installers were Jesse and Ausif. They all did a great job. Another thing I really liked is that they were willing to install the size of system I wanted, as opposed to the solar power installers we have around here who wanted to convince you that a smaller system for more money was the way to go. To keep it in perspective, I was able to put a 15KW system on my house with the LG 9.8KW-hr battery sytem in place for less than Power Solar or Ion were charging for a 10-kw system. One thing I will say for solar in general-it's going to take some time, and that isn't the installers fault. You need to get approved by the city, you have to get approved by the utility-lot of stuff going on. But SME was great-powered right on through everything, and my system is doing very well. 0800 and I am already above 2 KW! Woo-hoo! (I got the panasonic 330watt panels.Those bad boys are amazing!) Update: (spoiler alert-still very happy): Solar SME finished up my install last year around August-they did a great job. I have 51 solar panels and a LG Chem RESU 10 battery. Around April, the battery failed. I contacted Solar SME and they were extremely responsive and immediately started working on getting the battery back to LG for a new one. In addition, they have been keeping an eye on my solar output and found that one of my solar edge inverters were malfunctioning, so they replaced my battery and replaced the inverter at the same time. I worked with Baseem for my tech guy and Sam was my project manager-both of them are very responsive and extremely interested in resolving my problems. It took a while, but that is to be expected. I went with Solar SME because they have great prices (about half what these companies roaming around in Hampton Roads, VA are charging) and the reviews are excellent. They always respond immediately when I contact them and they keep me posted on the progress of whatever we were working on-in this case RMA'ing the battery an and changing that inverter. The thing I would recommend remembering is that they aren't a huge nationwide conglomerate. They are based out of Texas, and they have teams that travel around doing these installs, so it might take a bit for them to get to you if you need service. In my case, in Virginia, they generally have teams in Maryland and Virginia Beach area, and they had a team come out on the two different occasions necessary to change my battery and inverter-once to pull the battery down for shipment, and then again to install the new battery and inverter. So, in my experience, they work hard to get out to you if you have any issues, they do great work when they arrive, and they stand behind their work. I highly recommend them. Update May 2024: 3 years later, I am still very happy with Solar SME I had my system installed by solar SME about three years ago. I have a 16.5kw system with a 10kw-hr lg-chem battery backup. I had a problem with my battery about a week ago, notified Solar SME and they had a crew come out to check on my system. I think a one week response time is quite spectacular in this field. I was very pleased-especially as hurricane season is upon us and I wanted my battery functional! :) Mohammed and Jose came out, troubleshot the system and had the battery up and working properly in about an hour. I was very impressed with both their technical competence and their courtesy. Very nice people. Also, their coordintor Roman, was very much on top of things, coordinated their visit time (which they were very prompt to) and checked in after they were finished. I highly recomend Solar SME to anyone looking to get into solar.

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