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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

Manufacturer Certifications

  • Certified Solar Professional
  • Gold Installer
  • Partner
  • PWRpartner

What Customers Are Saying

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I chose this company for solar as they were local to my area. Areej was my project manager and did a great job at walking me through the whole process. There were minor hiccups but were taken care of. I started the process at the end of January and they completed mid May.

Posted by paypal817 on May 31, 2023
Ray Conner

Very thorough presentation and easy to follow. Thankjs

Posted by fcbusch on May 11, 2023
Josh was great

I had Josh Lee put together a package for solar. He did a great job gathering the info needed and keeping ties with the process. We decided to go a different route but his work was greatly appreciated.

Posted by kiapghff on May 05, 2023
Competitive and Flexible

Xavier and Andre provided us with a detailed quote, consisting of multiple product changes based our interests. They were also able to quickly schedule a site inspection and provide us with a report. We found their pricing to be competitive with other vendors.

Posted by thehoffmanhousehold on May 03, 2023
Great Company - Delivered on Install and Followup Service Issue

This review is on Solar SME, the service they rendered and the performance of my system. The physical installer Solar SME contracted was amazing. They were respectful, efficient and did very clean work. They damaged some drywall, and that was fixed (perfectly) in a couple days. A few months later, I had a leak, and this was fixed in 4 days, again, perfectly. Ricardo Dylan and Ruben Kian both were very helpful in getting my leak resolved quickly. Ruben was also extremely helpful following the installation in getting the interconnection agreement finalized and keeping me informed. The system has been operational for nearly 5 months, and despite unusually cloudy weather, my production rate is very close to the rated production for each month ( and WELL above the warranty production. I am a nerdy engineer - I have done extensive data analysis on the system and average weather for my area, and calculate that in an average year, my production will be higher than the designed amount assuming no losses (which of course is a bad assumption, especially compared to the first few months of operation). Solar SME was one of the least expensive quotes I got with some of the highest-rated hardware. I was skeptical - they delivered and I am completely satisfied. Was the experience perfect? No. The process took far longer than originally estimated (about 3 extra months). The delays were two-fold and neither the fault of Solar SME. 1) Panels originally quoted were unavailable due to global supply chain issues and the design/contract had to be re-done. 2) CenterPoint took a LONG time to approve the interconnection agreement application. Solar SME could have done a better job explaining what was going on to me - but this complaint is not enough to lose a star. When I complained to them at the time, they assigned me a new project manager who was much better with the communication. A comment about solar in general (applicable to Texas consumers): when companies show you a cost/benefit analysis or 'payback' analysis, many if not most do not properly explain or account for the deregulated grid in Texas. These analyses often assume net metering, which is not available in Texas (as of 5/2023). In Texas, you WILL pay more for the energy you import than what you will be paid for the energy you export. The meter does not "roll backwards". Import and export are metered separately and in 15-minute increments. On a good day, you overproduce during the day and get paid a discounted amount (or nothing at all) for the excess you sell back. That same night, you will be charged full price for electricity you consume. In other words, if you don't have batteries (even if you do?), you will NOT eliminate your power bill even if your system is designed to produce 100% of your annual consumption. Now you know. Solar SME NEVER misled me, but other installers did and they framed my decision to go solar in general. Before going solar, I strongly advise getting a free report from to determine if the cost-to-benefit is a good fit in your specific circumstances, and I advise deciding on a retail power provider and plan BEFORE you go solar.

Posted by markedling on May 02, 2023
solar on metal roof

Solar SME was the third solar company that my husband and I engaged since deciding to go solar. We have an unusual metal roof that the other companies were not able to accommodate. Andre at SME was great in making it happen. Andre communicated with us frequently every step of the way. Letting us know what was next for the project, getting us the financing needed, and the right installer who found out how to install the mountings while preserving our roof warrantee. He was very diligent in letting us know what was needed for each step. Andre was very active in making sure that the installer had everything that was needed for the mountings. Thank You Andre! We love our solar!

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