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At Solar Optimum, our local experts never take the satisfaction of our customers for granted. That’s just one of the many reasons why we’re dedicated to an unwavering philosophy making our customers our top priority.


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  • "Solar Energy"

    Reviewed Nov 17, 2019

    After I bought my summer home and spent a great deal of time traveling back and forth between the two homes, I found the expenses had also increased and I needed to find a way to make it all possible. A friend at work had just turned his solar on and never stopped talking about it. I decided to try out Solar Optimum as well since they installed his. Not only did they cover both areas and were able to install both homes but the value of the product itself has proven itself month after month.

  • "Great solar service for my commercial and residential property"

    Reviewed Nov 16, 2019

    I've been a loyal customer to Solar optimum for many years now- although I don't typically write reviews, I figured it would be worth it as I've been pleasantly satisfied with the service throughout the years and figured I would let everyone on the interwebs know too. I've been a client of Solar Optimum for at least 5 years now, having originally installed it on my commercial property. Because it did so well there, I decided to add it to my residential home as well. Over time, I've seen how important of an investment adding solar to my home has been, that I went a step further and also included the Tesla Powerwall to my home as well. Being the annoying client and customer that I am, the team at Solar Optimum has been nothing but professional and efficient since the day they stepped foot on my property. I know I may have been a demanding customer at times but the team's sense of urgency and quality of work have not once faltered since originally working with them. I would highly recommend this company for your solar needs.

  • "Stressful, unprofessional, and jeopardized my roofing project"

    Reviewed Nov 15, 2019

    This interaction with Solar Optimum says it all:

    "My name is Mark Howe, Sales Director of California for Solar Optimum.
    I understand that we had a small hiccup with your project and I would love to discuss and hopefully resolve to advance your project."

    My response:

    "Hi Mark, no need for discussion. The project has been canceled. Our roof was left open and the project was delayed by three days as a result of not getting footings installed in time. Luckily our roofer has been flexible with timing, however I have no desire to work with your company and will not recommend."

  • "Quick Installation"

    Reviewed Nov 13, 2019

    Being a first time home buyer, the concept of adding solar to my home was always one of the first things I wanted to add, especially living in a place like SoCal where the weather allows us to reap the benefits of solar energy. It's been a lengthy process to say the least, but one that I am thoroughly enjoying to learn more about. Although I was quoted a specific timeline for my solar panel installation, the installers were able to complete the installation early without sacrificing the quality of their work, which made me really happy.

  • "Extremely Good Crew"

    Reviewed Nov 09, 2019

    The team at Solar Optimum is the Best!! They were amazingly patient with us despite all of our questions. They are extremely good at what they do. We went into the whole solar process very excited but also a bit nervous because it was such a big investment for us. But they quickly proved to us that we had come to the right place. Mark was our sales rep. We felt like we were in the best hands. I recommend this company for solar users.

  • "Service"

    Reviewed Nov 06, 2019

    They did a great job with my solar system. I had been in touch with Solar Optimum about a year ago to get a solar system, but due to some unexpected challenges on a personal level I had to put that on hold. When I reached out to them again three months ago, they remembered me and were ready to pick right up where we left. Everything went beautifully and without hiccups and my panels are performing perfectly.

  • "Customer Service."

    Reviewed Nov 01, 2019

    Solar Optimum is an incredible team of professionals and just overall good people! Everything single promise they had given us, they kept. They gave us genuine recommendations and advice no matter how many questions we had or how long we needed to think about decisions, and their installers did a fantastic job. every step of the way was timely and a good experience and our new solar system feels like a fresh start. We are beyond thrilled and highly recommend Solar optimum!

  • "Great Rebates!"

    Reviewed Oct 25, 2019

    I was hesitant on going solar for a while due to the cost since I knew I had some upgrades to complete at my home. I quickly found out that much of the cost had rebates and credits and that I could get to help lesson the cost. After meeting with some reps I was happy to pick Solar Optimum for the job. Their presentation was very professional and their rep was able to answer my questions without a pause. I felt he was well informed and that what I look for with any company I go with.

  • "Full Time Service"

    Reviewed Oct 21, 2019

    Solar Optimum is a great company to do business with. I was extremely happy with their work and have referred them to many people. What impressed me was the fact that I could call at any time and get a full update on my project. I enjoyed knowing they have staff dedicated to each step until completion. I find most companies I call hardly get back with answers. It's hard pressed to find a company that actually does what it says....Thank you again Solar Optimum team.

  • "Never got back to me"

    Reviewed Oct 20, 2019

    I spoke to one person and arranged for a call back a few days down the road. Never heard from anyone again!

    3 people found this helpful
    Rainier deOcampo
    Response from Solar Optimum, Inc.
    Responded Oct 21, 2019

    Mrs. Tabu,

    Thank you for reaching out. In an attempt to resolve this we have made multiple attempts to reach you and have not been able to get a response. Please send a private email to: so we can address any issues you may have experienced.

  • "Fantastic Experience!"

    Reviewed Oct 18, 2019

    Solar Optimum was the second solar company out of four that we contacted. Out of all four companies, they were the ones with the most experience, and they do solar projects for homes but also for larger projects. The process was GREAT! They kept us updated all the time, and they were very respectful and professional. We switched our system on recently so we can't yet tell you how much we're saving but I had to write this review because our experience with Solar Optimum has just been fantastic.


    Reviewed Oct 13, 2019

    Solar energy is very complex and Solar Optimum know what they are doing. In our opinion, they were professional and helpful and did a great job designing and installing our new solar system. They are very detail-oriented and we got the feeling that they really want to do things right. They are very efficient, and they do things quickly, but it is without rushing the process. Overall we are very happy that we chose them over some of the other solar companies we talked to.

  • "Solar optimum is great!"

    Reviewed Oct 13, 2019

    Loved the service with solar optimum. Everything ran smoothly and they helped explain anything i didn’t understand. So glad we used them!

  • "Available Customer Service."

    Reviewed Oct 12, 2019

    I highly recommend Solar Optimum. Erik was easy to work with. He is very knowledgeable and puts his customers first!!! He answered all my questions to my satisfaction and he was available when I needed him. I think Solar Optimum has the best, most dependable team out there, and I felt at ease with how they handled my project. Their level of customer service is incredible!! Thank you Erik and the rest of the team at Solar Optimum!

  • "Great final result."

    Reviewed Oct 11, 2019

    The best solar company in California! A couple of friends of ours recommended Solar Optimum to us when we started talking about going solar. They were the first company we interviewed, and they encouraged us to talk to a few more companies before deciding, so we did. we interviewed 4 other companies, but none of them measured up to Solar optimum, so we came right back to them. primarily because of their deep experience and professionalism, and also because of the top brands they carry. They installed a 8.5 KW system on our home, and they took care of everything throughout the entire process. We had no hiccups or delays, and we are extremely happy with the end result.

  • "Comprehensive quote and great follow-up"

    Reviewed Oct 09, 2019

    I was very happy with the communication and level of detail Ryan with Solar Optimum was able to provide as well as responsiveness to subsequent questions. Very good experience.

  • "Polite and Efficient Crew."

    Reviewed Oct 07, 2019

    This place is great! Everyone on the team is hardworking and very knowledgeable. Through all my communication with Solar Optimum, I have been impressed with their service from everyone on their team, the pricing and the products they recommend. When it was time to install the system on my house, the installers were the same: polite and efficient and clean! I only have positive things to say about my experience with Solar Optimum.

  • "Great Saving!!!"

    Reviewed Oct 05, 2019

    I have already recommended Solar Optimum to my friends, family and coworkers because I am so happy with what they did for me. I am saving so much money every month that I can't think of single reason why you would NOT get solar. I had 36 Panasonic panels installed on my roof four months ago, and they are working PERFECTLY. Thank you Solar Optimum! you great.

  • "Handling paperwork and documents"

    Reviewed Oct 04, 2019

    We owe a big THANK YOU to Solar Optimum for giving us the perfect panel array, amazing service and just professional and courteous behavior. They handled all the paperwork and the communication needed to obtain permits and permissions from our HOA. Their installers did a fantastic job too, making sure the system didn't look like eyesore. We are very appreciative and highly recommend Solar Optimum.

  • "We are truly pleased to have selected Solar Optimum!"

    Reviewed Oct 04, 2019

    The Solar Optimum people and their contractors were well-informed, accessible and performed completely as expected. We could not be more delighted.

  • "Unbeatable Offer"

    Reviewed Oct 01, 2019

    I moved into my current home about a year ago. I knew then there was much renovating to be done. I got started on doing outside fixes when I found out my roof was in need of being replaced. While searching for a qualified roofer I found out getting solar at the same time would help get some of my cost back. I met with Ivan at Solar Optimum who was the best to work with. He seemed as excited about my project as I was. In the end I got my roof redone, the solar put in and my panel upgraded for a cost that was unbeatable.

  • "The best referral program."

    Reviewed Sep 30, 2019

    When I decided to finally go solar I had gone through "the process" and put in a lot of time with my search. later I was told about a referral program they had and was referred to Solar Optimum by family friend. After meeting with them it was easy to see why they were one of the top choices. There presentation was spot on and they hit every question with a great answer. not only did I feel safe with my choice but felt informed more than before. It's easy to see why their referral program is so popular.

  • "Pressure Sales Tactics ... Don't Trust"

    Reviewed Sep 30, 2019

    I just got off the phone with a representative named Daniel Rollins. He immediately started pressuring me to make a decision without even coming out to our house to do a site visit to assess our solar and other electrical needs and was only quoting from the quote sent via EnergySage. He said it costs too much time and money to conduct site visits and can do all of the assessments via photos and information provided. The company would only send someone to do a site visit once an agreement was signed. Offered to answer the many questions we have over the phone. Who does that? This is a major home improvement project. Didn't feel confident. Immediately, said no.

    4 people found this helpful
    Rainier deOcampo
    Response from Solar Optimum, Inc.
    Responded Nov 07, 2019

    Hi Heather,

    Thank you for your valuable feedback. We are always looking for ways to improve our customer experience. Since this post, I know you have been speaking with Marc and even though you are not planning on going solar this year, we hope that your experience with Solar Optimum has improved from your initial interactions with us. If you have any questions or concerns, please send us a message to:

  • "Life Time warranties and Customer service"

    Reviewed Sep 28, 2019

    I wanted to write my review to relate my story to all the people asking me about my experience. I told everyone about the research I did when finding my solar company. I went through many finding out if they even covered my area. Once I found companies who did I looked at their products, Financing, options, warranties as well as their licencing. I sent out my info to about 4 companies who all sent in similar bids. In the end due to both materials and pricing I felt I got the best price and service from Solar Optimum.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Unbelievable Service."

    Reviewed Sep 25, 2019

    Solar was great decision. I saw one of my neighbors had started an install at their home. Soon after looking into what solar was I decided to meet with some companies. After a few lengthy discussion I decided to go with company who offered the best value for my home. They installed my system within 3 months which allowed me to save through the summer months. The comparison after is unbelievable.

    2 people found this helpful
  • "Bait and Switch"

    Reviewed Sep 25, 2019

    I really wanted to work with these guys based on their reviews here. The bid submitted via Energy Sage looked great! A bit higher, but fair price, 103% of power promised, responsive sales guy. When I spoke with them, they then suggested I increase my system to 130%. Great! I was stoked! Everything went dramatically downhill after that.

    They sent me a revised bid, offering only 49% coverage even with the extra panels. What really irked me was that the bid had a picture of large tree blocking part of my roof, but that tree has not been there for years! Then the pictures they provided had 2 pictures of my roof and a 3rd picture of some completely random roof!! How's that even possible? Their placement of panels made no sense based on how the sun hits our house. I should have just run right then, but I really wanted to make it work with them. I asked if they wanted to come look at the site to better understand it and be sure their bid was accurate, given all the mistakes they clearly made in their bid. Get this: they said it would cost me $500 for them to send someone to basically check their own mistakes!!! I even explained that I have like 6 friends ready to do solar and will go with whoever I choose, and even that wasn't enough to motivate them to just come to my house and see there's no tree, the sun is actually over there, etc. I also told them I planned to give this honest review and gave them multiple opportunities to just send someone to our house.

    I called another company that also bidded through Energy Sage (an actual installer and not some multi-level sales opp like these guys seem to be) and he came out the *same day* to look at our property. Yeah, I went with that company instead.

    3 people found this helpful
    Rainier deOcampo
    Response from Solar Optimum, Inc.
    Responded Oct 10, 2019

    Mr. Osder, we would have liked to work with you as well. It is our policy to have an agreement prior to conducting a detailed and costly site assessment. The satellite imagery from the software we use is great for giving us proposals, but as evidenced in your case, it is not always able to give us the most accurate information. Therefore once a commitment is received, we conduct an in-person site assessment to get the measurements and shade reports specific to your home. While some companies may be willing to conduct a site assessment prior to commitment; to provide the level of warranty, service, and long-term commitment to our clients; we are unable to adopt that practice into our business model. We have reached out multiple times to see how we could come to terms with you, but we have been unable to reach you as it seems that you have moved in another direction.

  • "Getting best service!"

    Reviewed Sep 23, 2019

    Getting my solar installed was really easy to do after researching my choices. I met with so many companies that all pitched similar system. The reason I chose Solar Optimum for my install was the level of know how I received at every stage.No matter who I talk to over there I was always given full answers and options. I learned a lot and feel I made the best choice.

  • "Polite and professional installation team."

    Reviewed Sep 21, 2019

    I spent so much time researching solar companies in Southern California. I looked at the big companies and the small ones, and I tried to compare them to each other based on price and warranties and of course reviews, and I wish I had found Solar Optimum sooner. I liked Sean and his attitude. He is true people- person, and I didn't feel like it was pure business for him, when we sat down to talk about which solution would be best for my home. When it came to the installation, the crew that came to set it up were all very polite and efficient. No harm was done to my property, the panels look great, and I am very pleased with how the project turned out.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Upgrading My Solar System"

    Reviewed Sep 17, 2019

    It's been a few years since I got my solar system through Solar Optimum. I am now considering adding more panels, and I didn't have to think twice about who to call. Solar Optimum is the best there is! My system is perfectly, and I haven't had any problems in the 3+ years they've been on my house. When I called Solar Optimum to discuss adding more panels because my usage has gone up lately, they remembered me, which shows that they actually care about their customers. They gave me very fair quote, and just like last time, the process was quick and problem-free. I may even consider adding the Tesla battery soon too.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Good Experience!"

    Reviewed Sep 16, 2019

    Our experience was great and we have no problem recommending Solar Optimum to other potential friends and family members. What we were especially impressed with their knowledge and their customer service. They kept us posted every time there were any updates, and it was easy to get a hold of them through email and phone. They are all very polite and professional. We are so happy with our system and we are pleased with our entire experience!!

  • "bid review responses"

    Reviewed Sep 16, 2019

    They were timely in response to my questions and were happy to revise their quote based on my requirements. They also provided a quote for a MPU.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Easy to work with"

    Reviewed Sep 15, 2019

    Super easy process and very competitive price. Work was
    completed and activated within 5 weeks of the signing of the contract. Had a neighbor who was waiting on a company for over 7 months who I referred and they had them up and running in 2 months as well. Panels and system have been producing as much as advertised with zero issues and we have over-generated over $500 since system was installed in November.

  • "Awesome referral program."

    Reviewed Sep 14, 2019

    Solar Optimum is the perfect solar company! Great prices, great brands, and great service. And what's even cooler is their awesome referral program. They actually paid me for referring my colleague when she decided to get solar as well (and I would have done that anyway because my experience with Solar Optimum was nothing but positive). I truly recommend them to anyone who want solar. They are so nice and great at what they do.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Helpful Recommendation!"

    Reviewed Sep 10, 2019

    In connection to remodel project of our home, we contacted Solar Optimum to see if it would be possible (and that it would make financial sense) to add a solar system to the roof since we were already going to be doing construction. Mark was very helpful and walked us through everything we could expect with solar system and gave us recommendations based on what we wanted out of it. We definitely got the sense that Solar Optimum does NOT operate on a "one-size-fits-all" philosophy because they took our needs and wishes seriously when putting together our design and offer. Great company!!

  • "Knowledgeable Employees."

    Reviewed Sep 09, 2019

    We are so happy with our entire experience with Solar Optimum. They listen and actually only offer what is best for YOUR needs instead of just trying to get you to pay as much as possible. They are very knowledgeable and it is reassuring that they have existed for more than a decade. Many solar companies don't. If we had to do all the research and applications ourselves, we are convinced we would have given up halfway through. Thank you, Solar Optimum, for making the process a pleasure!

  • "Saving Money"

    Reviewed Sep 07, 2019

    I am so impressed with their professionalism and knowledge. They were very hands-on and knew what they were talking about when I met with them and every time I had any questions. They under-promise and over deliver in terms of customer service and timelines, and I highly recommend Solar Optimum to anyone who wants solar, or who is interested in knowing more about their options when it comes to saving money on electricity.

  • "Lovely system and service."

    Reviewed Sep 07, 2019

    Solar Optimum installed a complete solar system on our house. They did a great job, and we are very pleased with the outcome. Our contact person was very open and honest with us from the beginning about everything we could expect in terms of results, and they delivered a complete design and all our approvals very quickly. One of the main reasons why we chose Solar Optimum was because they only sell high- quality solar panels and work with the best manufactures. The installation went according to schedule. We love our system and service.

  • "Helpful, Friendly, Affordable."

    Reviewed Sep 05, 2019

    I'll keep this simple because many of the other reviews about Solar Optimum already say exactly how I feel about them. Three words. Helpful. Friendly. Affordable. If you're shopping around for a solar system, try to talk to a few companies but make sure to put them on your list. You'll be impressed with their work ethic and friendly attention. I'll definitely be referring my family and friends to Solar Optimum.

  • "Didn't deliver"

    Reviewed Sep 04, 2019

    After we selected Solar Optimum through the EnergySage marketplace, we worked with sales person to get contract and financing done. All good. Then the guy came out and when the plans for our system were delivered, the project was designed to deliver 74% of our historic need as opposed to the 100% that was initially promised. When we called - multiple times - to get more information on this, no one ever called us back. We are now starting the process all over

    9 people found this helpful
    Rainier deOcampo
    Response from Solar Optimum, Inc.
    Responded Sep 18, 2019

    Hi Jill, Thank you for your valuable feedback. We understand that discrepancies may exist between the production estimate of the proposal versus the design we create after doing an in-person shade analysis. Since the satellite imagery has specific limitations (in your case, it didn’t account for the shade of the trees), the reason for our shade analysis is to provide you with accurate information where you can base your decision. We were able to get our design to cover up to 90% of your previous consumption. We would be glad to move forward with you if you decide to. We understand that this is a big investment and we are here to assist you however we can.

  • "Cutting my electricity bills with solar."

    Reviewed Sep 02, 2019

    My family recently grew and my bills grew along with them. That is why I started to try and cut my bills down. When I listed all my bills I found to try electrical was one of the highest. I tried changing lights but nothing seemed to help much. I then thought about getting solar as an option. I sent in my property information along with my usage to a few solar companies before deciding to meet with Solar Optimum. I was very pleased with the results and soon signed my contract with them. They started to install soon after checking my roof and soon had my solar turned on. I'm using the solar now and I have not had any serious issues.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Customer Service"

    Reviewed Aug 31, 2019

    When I passed by the windmills near Palm Springs I started thinking about going solar and green energy. After researching about loans and the quality of different products, I called a few solar companies and set up appointments with them. In the end I chose solar optimum for my home. They pulled permits and got my loan very quickly so they could start installing. I don't remember any problems during the job so I can only recommend that you go with them as well.

  • "The best installers"

    Reviewed Aug 30, 2019

    I used Solar Optimum last year for a new solar system and I also needed a new roof. Friendly and prompt staff and employees seemed to genuinely care about what they do and the customers. In a city where there is a lot, and I mean a lot, of solar installers, I'm relieved that I picked Solar Optimum. You'll not regret choosing them.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Helpful Service!"

    Reviewed Aug 27, 2019

    Two of my Neighbors recommended Solar Optimum. They were professional, helpful and quick to reply to my questions. Solar Optimum offers a great warranty, high quality products and the service is good. And most importantly, we got very good price.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Out of control electricity bill !!"

    Reviewed Aug 26, 2019

    Year over year, I noticed my electricity bill getting out of control. After hearing radio ads and many TV ads about solar, I decided to look into it to see if could help. After consulting with various solar companies, I found Solar Optimum to be the most helpful, always answering my questions in timely manner. Solar optimum designed a customized solar system for my home, while knowing how much energy my family and I use. I've never trusted strangers so much to make such an important decision for my home long term, but if I were to do it all over again, I would choose them for sure.

  • "Saving Money Every Month!"

    Reviewed Aug 25, 2019

    I've had my home for many years and it wasn't until my neighbor got solar that it started to peck my interest. What caught my attention immediately was of course how much money he was saving in the long run by switching to solar. I was skeptical at first knowing the large financial investment I would have to make, but after doing the research, getting referred to Solar Optimum, and speaking to them personally about what I wanted- I know that I was making the right decision. I've had the panels installed for years and the only regret I have is not having done it sooner.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Educated Salesman."

    Reviewed Aug 25, 2019

    Overall we were really happy with our experience with Solar Optimum. When I called them after finding them on Google, I was booked an appointment with one of their solar experts. Sean's presentation was educational and I felt very comfortable with him but I still wanted to meet with other solar contractors-- which I did. In the end, we called Sean back and moved forward. From the beginning, it has been a positive experience. He kept us up to date at all times. the installation was done in record speed and was turned on in no time. I have nothing but great things to say about Sean and the staff at Solar Optimum.

  • "SOLAR"

    Reviewed Aug 24, 2019

    Solar Optimum was by far the most accommodating of the solar companies I interviewed. The solar rep who helped me clearly knew what he was doing, and I felt like was in good hands right away. I had previously talked to other solar companies, who had given me a quote, but I didn't like their prices and their service. So when I connected Solar Optimum, they given me better pricing, service was top notch and got a 10% discount on solar panels!. I Highly recommend them!

  • "Fantastic Experience"

    Reviewed Aug 21, 2019

    We had an absolutely fantastic experience with Solar Optimum! They just did an amazing job all around by being helpful, honest, responsive and just nice people. The experience was smooth sailing, they are the best on the market both in terms of quality and price, and we love having solar on our home so we can start saving some money and being more environmentally friendly.

  • "The Best offer for products and service"

    Reviewed Aug 19, 2019

    I am extremely satisfied with Solar Optimum. I contacted 5 solar companies and met with three and Solar Optimum had the best offer in terms of both products and price. It is less than two months since I first talked to Solar Optimum, and my system is up and running with hiccups. They took care of everything for me. It all went according to plan, and I actually don't have a bad thing to say about my experience. Five stars from me.

  • "Great Service!"

    Reviewed Aug 15, 2019

    Solar Optimum was great to work with when we first came across them four years ago. Back then, they installed our panels, and they have been working super great since then, saving us a lot money pear month. They were very helpful and remembered working with us. I recommended this company if you need a solar.

  • "Good research with positive result"

    Reviewed Aug 12, 2019

    Took awhile for me to take the first step to contact several solar companies for quote. A few neighbors went solar years ago and when they told me how much they were saving each month, it seemed the right thing to do. I researched some local companies and some the well known national solar providers. Ended up talking to 4 then narrowed down to 2 local ones since they have more local expertise with my utility company. One of the companies was Solar Optimum, the same one that my neighbors used for their solar project. Long story short. We elected to go with Solar Optimum and don't regret it one bit. We got our solar system installed and it was perfect timing. I wasn't ready to move forward with the Tesla Powerwall battery but I most likely will reach out to Solar Optimum before the end of year to take advantage of the rebate that available. Great company and glad I made this decision.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Customer Service..."

    Reviewed Aug 11, 2019

    I had my solar system done four years ago. The solar rep, Mike, gave me a quick quote by phone that included top of the line brands like Panasonic and Enphase. His quote was far better than the other quotes I received from Solar Group, Petersen and Solar City Tesla. Solar Optimum did a clean job with the system and was done in less than 2 days. Very professional, on time and customer service was on point. Very happy with the results.

  • "Honest Company!"

    Reviewed Aug 10, 2019

    The reason I contacted Solar Optimum was because my coworker used them when he had solar installed on his home. He told me so many great things about them and his solar system, and I generally trust his opinion. It turns out he was right. I had the exact same experience he did: Nice, honest people who know everything there is to know about solar, and who helps you with everything you need. My panels look great, and they worked from day one. If you are looking for reliable, knowledgeable and honest solar company - go for Solar Optimum!

  • "Service."

    Reviewed Aug 10, 2019

    I can only say positive things about my experience with Solar Optimum. They were so great to work and customer service was top-notch and they really care about their customers. The team at Solar Optimum definitely deserve a 5-star, A+ rating from me!

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  • "Excellent Experience"

    Reviewed Aug 09, 2019

    The entire experience with Solar Optimum was excellent. My Husband and I talked to a lot of companies, and they all gave us a proposal for our project. Our sales rep was extremely knowledgeable and made sure to focus on educating and informing us about solar. When the installers finally came on install day, they did a fantastic job cleaning up after themselves. I am more than happy with the results!.

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  • "Great Job"

    Reviewed Aug 07, 2019

    This is the company you need to call! Solar Optimum did a great job evaluating our needs based on our energy bills and our goals. Our solar representative created the most efficient system for us and explained why he recommended that specific amount of great quality panels, etc. Noting went on without us knowing exactly what was going on. Also, we love the way panels look on roof. SUCH a good job, Solar Optimum.

  • "Helpful Experience."

    Reviewed Jul 30, 2019

    When we decided to go solar, we did a lot of research to find the best deal in Southern California. We narrowed the search down to 4 companies, and out the 4, Solar Optimum was our pick. They have a lot of experience, and they were very helpful and had the best prices too. Our project manager was extremely friendly, and he made us feel like we were his top priority at all times. The installation process went according to schedule, and we could't be happier. Solar Optimum is the company to call, with any solar questions or needs.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "AMAZING Service!"

    Reviewed Jul 29, 2019

    I went straight to my laptop the second my solar system was turned on, because I wanted to make sure I wrote a review. I wanted to wait until the whole thing was done to make sure what I wrote was accurate, and now I can confidently say that Solar Optimum are AMAZING! From the very first phone call, Silva as been extremely patient and informative, and I never felt like all my questions was a burden. The process was great - no complaints. And while doing my research, I didn't find any other solar companies with the same warranties and great prices as Solar Optimum. I highly recommend them to anyone who wants solar on their home. Ask for Silva or Ivan, the energy sales rep.

    2 people found this helpful
  • "Perfectly running my system"

    Reviewed Jul 25, 2019

    I never in million years thought that getting an entire solar system, including all permits, would be... Problem free! But thanks to Solar Optimum, that is exactly what it was. They took care of everything, and we never had to worry. They were really good at keeping us informed throughout the process and guiding us when we didn't know what to do. When it came to the installation itself, it was done before we knew it, and it is running perfectly. All in all, our experience was above and beyond what we had imagined, and we are very happy to have chosen Solar Optimum for our new solar system.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Profit - Profit and More Profit!!!"

    Reviewed Jul 24, 2019

    If there were a 0 star rating, I would certainly consider it. Very disappointed by salesman George and the company he represents - Solar Optimum. I saw salesman George less than 2 weeks ago for a solar with battery purchase quote on my roof. Waited 2-3 days but no quote. Then I contacted Ashley via email (she was very helpful), who got in touch with George and I finally got my quote that evening. The last week has been a real struggle to say the least. It went back and forth with George who left out the battery on my original quote, then he left out the Enphase micro-inverters on our revision, then the quote was higher than I expected on another revision, etc. Well the straw that broke the camel's back came today, when he texted me about additional costs for permits that they wouldn't include in their quote. His reasoning "there is not enough profit in the project for us to do that." Wow!

    I original got 6 quotes and had narrowed it down to 3, to include Solar Optimum, V3 Solar and Option One Solar. The 2 other solar companies in the running had all additional costs and permits included in their price. I explained this to George but he didn't want to earn my business. Then he ends up badmouthing the other solar companies that I am dealing with. Sounded so unprofessional, desperate sales tactic. This from a salesman that was invited to my home, to present an expensive (over $40K) solar purchase proposal for my home. It's as if he didn't want to listen to our needs and concerns about the system. So his last text to me was "I have spoken with my management team and we are going to pass on your project." In other words, George's presentation was a waste of our time and his company's time. Both the Solar Optimum pamphlets that he handed out and George's presentation was not representative of the customer service that they say they will provide you (Solar Optimum is a short-term 10 year company). And George wanted me to sign the contract last night while I was on the phone with him. OMG! So if I would've signed last night and then found out about these extra costs today (possibly thousands$$$) that weren't covered, that would've been devastating for us financially. BEWARE EVERYONE!!! Does Management truly even know about what happened to us with George?? Would having Mark or Ivan as another salesperson have made a difference??

    I am really writing this review not for myself as I am just very disappointed and will move on, but for the dozens of prospective home owners in California that may get tricked into George's presentation and Solar Optimum's beautiful handout pamphlets. Don't be duped into the flashy printed material when it's really the proposal / quote after the presentation that is most important. Read the fine print (everywhere) in the contract! Ask a ton of questions about your electrical panel, your generator, the backup battery options you have or don't have, the kW you actually use and what they will offset, question the Panasonic panels and Enphase micro-inverters that Solar Optimum uses (do your research), the Tesla Powerwall that they use (all of these components are pricey). Ask questions about the labor or service call fees once you have paid your project off or if Solar Optimum goes belly up. Haha. You may be stuck with costly service calls / repairs as the components are covered but not the labor / service calls when the components wear out. Be careful, get plenty of solar quotes, I recommend at least 5. Also read about your solar options on internet too. Lastly, look at other solar companies with favorable reviews (4+Star) to compare Solar Optimum to. You'll be pleasantly surprised to see many favorable reviews other solar companies have that are local (So Cal). Best of luck to you. Hope this review was helpful to you.

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    Rainier deOcampo
    Response from Solar Optimum, Inc.
    Responded Sep 17, 2019

    We are sorry to hear that you feel that way. For us as a veteran in this industry for over 10 years, it isn’t only about profit, which we proved to you when we sent our top sales rep, top engineer, our VP of Sales, to your home to assess the efficacy of installing a system for you. As a result and unfortunately, it was determined that we're unable to confidently underwrite a project with the 25-year comprehensive warranties that we provide because you currently have multiple existing-unpermitted code violations that would need to be brought up to code for any company to install a system and get it approved by your local department of building and safety.

    Our intention is never to badmouth other companies, but any company stating that they can circumvent the existing issues would be committing serious violations that could end up being fatally harmful and/or extremely costly to you down the road. By no means are we a perfect company but we strive to provide people with the honest facts about their situation and what we can or (in this case) cannot offer. Perhaps George’s delivery was off, but he was honest. This is the least we do for anyone, whether we can help them or not and this is what we would expect from a contractor if it was our own home. We recommend that homeowners be weary of any contractor eager to take their money in lieu of what is right. If another company is willing to take on your project with your multiple existing code violations, we wish you nothing but success in getting the best system possible for your situation but knowing what we know we cannot ethically take your money for this project.

  • "Good experience with Solar Optimum"

    Reviewed Jul 22, 2019

    My brother and his family had solar on their house for about 2 years now. I thought long and hard and decided Solar was a great idea since it had been saving him tons of money every month. I decided to look into the same company he used. I met with Mark at home and we discussed my options. He told me he had solar installed at his home and we discussed the perks. It was good to get an industry view but getting a solar owners view helped lock me in at the end. I couldn't have asked for a better experience.

    2 people found this helpful
  • "Having solar for charging my cars."

    Reviewed Jul 21, 2019

    The Reason I decided to go solar was because in my rush to save gas by going electric I never considered the bills for charging my car at home. After a few months I looked into ways to help ease this burden. Solar was a great answer as it not only helped charge by EV cars but also provided the energy needed for my home. I am now twice efficient and currently saving more money than I thought was possible.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Incredible Service!"

    Reviewed Jul 20, 2019

    Incredible Service! This is what I look for in any business. The staff at Solar Optimum is put together very well. They have professionals in each department and with every question I received updates and emails making sure I understood every step of the installation. It's nice to know there is a company that keeps you a part of the process from start to end.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Finding the best way for using sun energy"

    Reviewed Jul 19, 2019

    I started to look into solar because I was tired of using little of my appliances. I bought my AC so I can use it. So I found a way to make that possible. I met with some companies who offered similar system and similar pitches. I finally decided to go with Solar Optimum because I recognized the brands that were used, I felt comfortable with them and they answered a lot of my questions in great detail.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Solar Quote from a solid company"

    Reviewed Jul 18, 2019

    The quote was very fair and exactly what I needed. Solar Optimum contact Andrew was very helpful, informative and responsive. I would not hesitate to work with him/them again.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Truly Excellent"

    Reviewed Jul 18, 2019

    I already had a solar system and wanted to add another. Solar Optimum put in a new system and nicely integrated it with my old one about seven months ago. Their system is outperforming my old one. Excellent job!!!

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Extremely Helpful Company"

    Reviewed Jul 14, 2019

    I had Solar Optimum install panels in my home. The team has been extremely helpful in getting my solar system, providing maintenance , and follow-up through the whole process. I feel safe and secure with my decision to go with them, especially with their 25 years warranty. I don't think anyone else can beat it.

  • "Offering warranties for good quality supplies"

    Reviewed Jul 13, 2019

    I would recommend Solar Optimum to those looking to install solar. I went into this not knowing much about the process. I met with a few companies who all presented very similar packages. In the end what got me to go with solar optimum was the fact that they were backed by all the major supplies like Panasonic and etc. I felt comfortable knowing they provided warranties on the install and was ready to sign. I really like that they worked fast and clean while keeping me updated. There was little involvement from my side as they took care of everything for us.

  • "Smooth Installation"

    Reviewed Jul 13, 2019

    After I began repairs to my house I discovered my roof was in bad need of a change. I learned through my friend who just purchased solar that it would be good idea to look into both since I could stand to gain some money back. I met with few companies before choosing Solar Optimum for the job. They had great service reviews and the thoroughness of their consultation left me feeling like I was in good hands. The install was smooth and completed within 2 months of my signing.

  • "Comfortable Life Style with Solar"

    Reviewed Jul 10, 2019

    Solar seemed more and more like a better idea living in California. I decided to see what it would cost to make the switch. In the end it cost me less per month to pay for having solar than paying my actual bills. The decision was made for me after meeting with Sean and finding out just how easy this would make my life. This system allow me to live comfortably without sacrificing my life style.

    2 people found this helpful
  • "Courteous Service for Solar"

    Reviewed Jul 04, 2019

    Wonderful company that cares about their customers and their installations. They provided courteous service and went above and beyond my expectations during the install. They moved quickly and made sure everything was installed to my satisfaction.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Getting enough information about my system."

    Reviewed Jul 01, 2019

    Going solar was not a decision I took lightly. I did months of research in order to decide which solar company would be best for me and my family. I really loved the efficiency of Solar Optimum from the beginning. Silva contacted me right away after my initial contact then I met with Artur for my home consultation. The installation crew who eventually came out to install the solar panels, did so in a really clean and efficient way. They then proceeded to show me everything I needed to know about my new system and monitoring to ensure I was aware of each step in the process. It's also nice to have Silva and Artur's direct phone numbers making the communication as seamless and easy as possible.

    2 people found this helpful
  • "Perfect Solar Experience"

    Reviewed Jun 29, 2019

    While I did my research on Solar, I couldn’t have been in better hands for designing my system and meeting my requirements. Alex and Mohi from the operations as well as the installation team were fantastic with their work and logistics. Special mention to Kevin and his partner from the installation team for the work they did. The attention to details and tireless approach was impressive.

    Solar optimum also had one of the best if not the best quote for my system but what distinguished them was their staff and quality of their work.

    I would recommend solar optimum to anyone.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Successful Design for my System"

    Reviewed Jun 25, 2019

    What attracted me to Solar Optimum to begin with was their depth of knowledge and understanding of my overall power needs from out initial conversation. Although the team is small, they operate like a large business, putting communication with their customers first. Not to mention, they quoted me the best price for my system than neighboring competitors. The combination of professionalism, knowledge, and best value is what ultimately made me decide to go with Solar optimum.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Helpful rebates for decreasing cost of my system"

    Reviewed Jun 23, 2019

    I though solar would take a big chunk out of my wallet so I waited a long time and got many reviews before moving forward. After I as told about the incentives and rebates that were available to me the cost not bad at all. We soon signed and found that our worries were all for not. We have enjoyed our power with little bills to show for it.

  • "Best Overall Value"

    Reviewed Jun 22, 2019

    We choose Solar Optimum because they had a better roof warranty 25 vs 20 years for other solar companies, a complementary re-installation if the roof needs replacement, guaranteed annual Kwh performance or they will pay $.20 for every Kwh that the system under produced, and the most efficient solar panels available - Panasonic with micro inverters (no need for a separate inverter box). They took care of all the paperwork except for the HOA contract and they were very easy to work with.

    2 people found this helpful
  • "Expert Team."

    Reviewed Jun 22, 2019

    Look no further for a solar company! Solar Optimum is the best! I feel confident saying that, because I have talked to more than just a handful when researching for solar. Solar Optimum stands out because of their 25 years warranties and their years of experience installing solar in California. They have a team of experts that handles just everything from point A to point B. Only once did we experience a tiny problem which was turning on the system (slight delay to the utility company being later). We could not ask for better service, and the panels have been working perfectly since then! I should have written this review sooner, but better late than never.

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  • "Special Thanks To Mark And Solar Optimum"

    Reviewed Jun 22, 2019

    Thank you, Solar Optimum, for doing a fantastic job on our NOT SO SIMPLE roof. It has it's challenges, but you knew exactly how handle it. Especially thank you to Mark for being patient with us and all our questions and for going over options more than once without being the slightest bit pushy. We love our system and we've enjoyed it for years. it's been great and we see big saving.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "The Best Solution For Our Electricity Bill"

    Reviewed Jun 20, 2019

    The salesperson that we were assigned was very friendly and informative. He helped us understand all the components and what it actually takes to get solar on your home (Like permits, rebates, etc) and he was more than willing to take his time to listen to our needs, questions and concerns to make sure we got the solution that was the absolute best for us. We are very happy with the level of service from the whole team. Solar Optimum did all the legwork for us, and much of what they didn't really fully understand, so they made sure to explain every step to us. We are extremely happy with our choice. Thank you, Solar Optimum!

  • "Fantastic job"

    Reviewed Jun 17, 2019

    Solar Optimum were professional and provided a superb level of service. We have a bit of a complicated roof pitch - not exactly straight forward - and Solar Optimum were very, very through when assessing our unique situation. The installers did fantastic job as well and took great care of our property as cleaned up like it was there own home. But more importantly, our solar system has now been running for years, and it's working perfectly. Saving a ton of money every month especially in summers, We are very happy, and we highly recommend Solar Optimum.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Best Decision In The Best Time"

    Reviewed Jun 16, 2019

    Going solar was one of the best decisions I have made. It was difficult having to decide when to use our electrical devices and how to appropriately specially with all the power warning being issued during the hot summers. Going solar allows me to produce what I need when I need it.

  • "Affordable price, fantastic job"

    Reviewed Jun 15, 2019

    Their prices are very competitive and their products are the best there is and they did a fantastic job. I highly recommend asking for Tom and Mark. They'll take great care of you and will give you a very aggressive pricing for solar and Tesla powerwall battery.

  • "Best Price and good quality material"

    Reviewed Jun 15, 2019

    I'm not writhing this review because Solar Optimum gave me the cheapest price but because they gave me the BEST price!!! When I researched, I was considering all of these factors when I evaluate if my investment was worth it: quality of products, customer service, professionalism, honestly and no BS. Solar Optimum gets top scores in every single category! When I compare to the salespeople I've met from other companies, Solar Optimum really stood out. Polite, Knowledgeable, clear in what they are offering and (it seems) really excited about solar. This was the overall impression of everyone I came across from Solar Optimum. When it comes to my panels, I am beyond satisfied. Thanks OPTIMUM.

  • "Great service with high speed."

    Reviewed Jun 14, 2019

    Solar Optimum has changed our life for the better! I know it sounds exaggerated, but it's the truth. Thanks to their great solar systems and amazing designers, I now have a system that saves me from going broke every single month on utility bills. And it actually looks good on my house, which was something I was a little worried about to be honest. The service and speed to installation was key for me. I'm glad I chose Solar Optimum and highly recommend them.

  • "Answering all of my questions and running my system."

    Reviewed Jun 13, 2019

    I don't usually write reviews, but for Solar Optimum I had to! They took the time to explain everything that comes with the installation process to make sure we knew exactly what we got ourselves into. And once we signed with them, they took over the process and handled it without a single hiccup! We're so happy with the result, we LOVE our system!!!

  • "Polite and helpful company"

    Reviewed Jun 11, 2019

    I'm really happy we ended up calling Solar Optimum, they are great! Extremely knowledgeable, polite, helpful and honest! Thumbs up!

  • "Overall positive experience"

    Reviewed Jun 08, 2019

    Sales process was good. Had a few hiccups during installation, but Solar Optimum worked hard to address these. Installers and electrician also seemed competent and friendly. Still waiting for utility company to approve everything, but already looking forward to savings on my bills!

    3 people found this helpful
  • "Clean Service with high performance."

    Reviewed Jun 01, 2019

    Everything went according to plan. No hiccups. The cleanup of my roof was done nicely, The panels are working as they should. Great service!

    1 person found this helpful
  • "A+ Performing."

    Reviewed May 31, 2019

    I am very happy with Solar Optimum. The Process of getting my solar panels took some time, but that is because this sort of project is not something you just do in a day. I had a lot of questions before and during (and actually even after) the installation, and Solar Optimum was happy to answer all of them in timely manner. I have had the panels up and running for years, and they are performing exactly like they said they would. A+

  • "Great Construction Experience"

    Reviewed May 29, 2019

    I am very happy to write this review for Solar Optimum. The experience I received through the energy consultants was amazing. They were very detail oriented, Thoroughly explained the benefits of solar and had great customer service. The Solar Optimum Install team handled the construction in less than 2 days and left our home in pristine condition.

  • "My Solar System Process."

    Reviewed May 28, 2019

    Solar Optimum installed a solar system on our house. From my initial call, to the quote and to the installation, I was really pleased with the entire solar team. Their operation ran pretty smooth despite an extra delay on turning on our system (thanks to the utility company, not Solar Optimum). Definitely will be recommending them to my neighbors and family who are interested in solar.

    2 people found this helpful
  • "High Level Service"

    Reviewed May 24, 2019

    My wife and I spoke to a number of solar installers around the L.A. area and there are a lot. We were looking for solar company that had years of experience in installing solar systems and had good reviews from real customers. After researching many companies on Yelp, Google reviews and BestCompany, we narrowed our list down and met with two companies-- Semper Solaris and Solar Optimum. Both were competitive in price but the biggest difference was the level of service that Solar Optimum gave us. That made a big difference to me so it was an easy choice. Overall, I give a lot of praise to everyone there. I'm glad I made the choice to go with them.

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  • "Good deal with professional company"

    Reviewed May 23, 2019

    Sean was great to work with. I had never met a salesman who looked like they genuinely looked what they did. He went over my proposal with such attention to detail and really explained fully any question I threw at him. It was refreshing to meet with someone so knowledgeable. I signed with them as I felt they had provided me clear and concise information with no hidden agenda. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone who has gotten the run around or would simply like straight answers.

  • "Solar"

    Reviewed May 22, 2019

    I called Solar Optimum after having met with a few solar companies and receiving quotes from each. After careful review I noticed that each company had a offered me something slightly different from the next. I wanted to find out exactly what I needed and after reading the reviews from Solar Optimum decided to meet with them. Meeting with them was the best decision. After sitting with Ivan I walked away with a wealth of information and finally understood my needs. My system, was installed quick and had no surprises during that time. I have been very happy with my choice and my system.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Less Money On Electricity."

    Reviewed May 19, 2019

    I was referred Solar Optimum and got their solar system buyers guide on their website which gave me really useful information when I started shopping around for Solar. I got a call from Silvia who setup my appointment. She was very knowledgeable and helpful about solar. She also explained to me what rebates and incentives I might qualify for. After learning more about the tax credit and the California rebate on solar the saving was pretty insane. I shopped other installers and to be honest, they are pretty much offered very similar solar package. The tipping point with Solar Optimum was the education they provided (Silvia) and the patiently walked me through how this all worked. My solar system has been up for years and I'm so happy. My family is spending a lot less money on electricity now.

  • "Knowledgeable and helpful staff"

    Reviewed May 19, 2019

    I'm the type of customer who appreciate details thus I spent countless hours researching everything I need to know about solar including panel brands, panel type, installers, the finances and return on investment that I would get. After meeting with six different vendors, I narrowed it down to Semper Solarus and Solar Optimum. Both gave me quote for my solar system and both had a similar warranty package. I took the chance with Solar Optimum based on their overall reviews on Yelp and other sites including BestCompany, Google and Facebook. Happy to say I made the right decision and I'm very satisfied with my system. Great team over there at Solar Optimum. Friendly people and helpful with my detailed questions.

    2 people found this helpful
  • "Clean Installation."

    Reviewed May 16, 2019

    I would give more than five stars if I could! Solar Optimum did a great job with my solar system. Compared to other solar companies that I met with, They are by far the best. Fair prices, GREAT service and easy, quick installation. It looks great on our roof and caught the attention of our neighbors. I was very happy to refer Solar Optimum to everyone. In fact, I can't recommended them enough!

  • "Best price with the best warranty."

    Reviewed May 13, 2019

    My experience with Solar Optimum was fantastic every single little step of the way. My rep, Mark was fantastic. I recommend you ask for him when you call Solar Optimum. He explained all of my options without pressuring. I'm not used to sales people being patient :D Overall, I experienced an enormous amount of respect from Solar Optimum - from the first phone call to the end of installation. On top of that, they deliver the highest quality, the best prices AND the best warranties.

  • "Solar Optimum did everything to make me happy"

    Reviewed May 12, 2019

    I highly recommend Solar Optimum, and here's why: They were a true pleasure to work with. They delivered everything they promise (no surprises), and the installation went so well and they cleaned up thoroughly. In short: Solar Optimum did everything to make me happy, and they succeeded! Can't tell you how much money we're now saving with our new Solar system!

  • "getting answers of all questions and select a good choice"

    Reviewed May 10, 2019

    Solar was a goal of ours for years. I saw the system that my cousin had installed and was impressed by what it did for them. I thought to look into it myself and began meeting with companies. Sean made it super easy for us to understand what we were purchasing and what it would do for us. He was very patient and answered both me and my wife's questions. We were happy with the choice to go solar and it has since saved me tons of cash.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Price and quality"

    Reviewed May 07, 2019

    I had been shopping around for solar system for months. I met with a many companies all who offered similar products each with it's own twist. I needed a company who offered the most and this is what I found in Solar Optimum. I loved the products and promos offered, the prices were fair, and I found a one stop shop for it all. I got my system installed and I was happy with the time it took to complete my install and have since referred my friends and coworkers.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Fast Installation with no issue"

    Reviewed May 05, 2019

    Solar Optimum took care of everything for us, and we got our panels installed in only 2 days. They look great, and (more importantly), they work as promised! We Could't be happier with a minimal connection bill each month for about $15.

  • "Customer Service"

    Reviewed May 04, 2019

    Finding a company like Solar Optimum is hard these days. When looking for an installer, we got quotes from 5 different companies, including Solar Optimum. At first glance, they were not that far apart, but Solar Optimum stood out because of several reasons: Firstly, their warranties are unbeatable. Secondly, their products are top-of-the-line. No mediocre panels that won't perform as well. And then thirty, their customer service was off the charges. We knew what was going on every step of the way, and the installation crew got the work done fast. They cleaned up after and the panels sit nice and neatly just as planned. Thank you for making this process a great one, Solar Optimum.

    2 people found this helpful
  • "The best products with the best price."

    Reviewed May 02, 2019

    Solar Optimum was not the least expensive solar company we talked to with our quote, but they were not the most expensive either. What they had was the BEST products and warranty. Their Panasonic panels that we chose, were only slightly more than the cost of other panels of lesser quality and it came with 25 years warranty which was important for me. On top of that, they offer great financing solutions. I'd actually go so far as to say that most people will be able to afford a great, high-quality solar system if they go through Solar Optimum. We are very happy with them.

  • "Started off good, then disappeared"

    Reviewed May 02, 2019

    Decided awhile ago to get solar installed with Solar Optimum, based mainly on these reviews.

    After they measured my roof and did their assessment, they submitted their proposal. I contacted them back asking a few follow-up questions and had a couple concerns I wanted addressed.... and this is when then they disappeared.

    I didn't hear back from anyone for a few weeks, even after attempting to follow up myself multiple times.

    Not sure what the cause or issue was on their end, but it seems like I was being pass onto several different sales people for the company. Not a great impression.


    [edited 05/17/19, replying to SolarOptimum response]

    This is widely incorrect. First of all, don't pass the blame onto EnergySage. I had direct communication with your company directly, not through EnergySage. My multiple accounts have nothing to do with the issues with your company, but issues re-activing my account here on EnergySage after your company strung me along for months than became unresponsive, requiring me to open a new account to look for another provider.

    I had several correspondences with Jacob (email and on the phone) but was then was passed onto Mohi. After raising my concerns with your proposal and the system production, Mohi replied that "Silva will give you a call and assist you regarding your concerns", which never happened.

    I even followed up to that email several days later with "Haven't heard anything from Silva - any updates?", which was also met with no response.

    It's rather funny I received an email with "I just saw your review on ES and will get to the bottom of this. I sincerely apologize and hope to resolve your issues quickly.", and yet, no actions were taken on their part to even attempt to resolve any issues... besides replying to this review attempting to discredit it.

    No other attempt, email or phone, has been made from them.

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    Rainier deOcampo
    Response from Solar Optimum, Inc.
    Responded May 17, 2019

    Ricky, thank you for the opportunity to be able to quote you for a new solar system. As you can see here on EnergySage and other review platforms, Solar Optimum has a consistent and near spotless reputation for our top-notch customer service and installation for solar. We certainly would not be in business for nearly 12 years if it weren't for us aiming to provide a high level of professionalism to the solar community.

    Over the past several weeks, we've made numerous attempts by phone and email to contact you and discuss your concerns but we have heard back from you. Understanding and getting to the root of the problem is something we want to fix with all customers. However, we haven't been able to handle your situation without you opening a line of communication with us. In fact, we are aware that an EnergySage executive reached out to you as well but nothing directly through us.

    The EnergySage platform maintains detailed records of the various communication attempts we made to reach every customer so its surprising to hear that you feel we've "disappeared" on you. Admittedly, the EnergySage platform is not perfect so perhaps there was a glitch that prevented our messages to successfully get to you.

    Lastly, you engaged with us last summer and at that point in time, you were assigned a designated Solar Optimum representative. One year later, you re-engaged with Solar Optimum again through EnergySage and because you set up a new account under a different name, you were assigned a new solar representative. This explains why may feel you were "passed onto several different sales people." In reality, that was not intentional.

    We are still open to discussing this one-on-one with you if you're open to it.

  • "Go with this company!"

    Reviewed May 02, 2019

    We are so happy we went with Solar Optimum. They are professional, precise, and personable. From start to finish, it never felt like we were making the wrong decision. Not only were they thorough in explaining the process, they also let us know by phone and email step by step what would happen next. My family did A LOT of research prior to switching over to solar, and I know we chose the best company.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Researching For Tesla Powerwall Battery backup"

    Reviewed Apr 29, 2019

    I was contacted recently by Solar Optimum customer service representative with a courtesy call to see how my solar system has been performing. Completely caught me off guard because I installed my system in 2014. Honestly, I've never had anyone call me 4 to 5 years later just to check in to make sure things are good. Happy to say I've had nothing short but a great experience with this company. Many years later the system is still doing its job and saving us a lot of money! I was actually thinking about a back up battery and knew that Solar Optimum carried Tesla Powerwall. I haven't decided yet but exploring the idea of adding of to my energy system with back up home battery. Thanks for the call, Solar Optimum and thank you for the great service. These guys are top notch.

  • "Great design, wonderful service"

    Reviewed Apr 28, 2019

    I was referred to Solar Optimum through LinkedIn. I am connected to a few people in the solar industry and came across a post about a solar panel buyer's guide. Since I've been thinking about going solar for a few months. I downloaded the guide by Solar Optimum. It was really informative but I had many more questions. I called and spoke to a really nice lade name Silva who then set up a meeting at my house. Joe came to my home a few days later he answers all of the questions and concerns that I have. I was most interested in the 30% solar tax credit. I met with 2 other solar installers but ultimately came back to Joe and signed contract with Solar Optimum. They custom design was done to perfection and more importantly, my savings on electricity is better than I expected.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Saving on my electricity usages by solar."

    Reviewed Apr 25, 2019

    Solar Optimum is a great company! They saved us more than $1,200 last year. I've been recommending them to brother, neighbors and my doctor who have expressed an interest in solar because they are the most qualified in Southern California. I did my homework before hiring them, and they did not disappoint. Their knowledge about solar and renewable energy is impressive. They keep up with the latest equipment, so I fully trust that they always recommend the best and/or newest solutions. Solar Optimum had no problem catering to our busy work schedules to make the whole process pain free. I can't recommend Solar Optimum enough.

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  • "Sounds like a great solar company!"

    Reviewed Apr 23, 2019

    I got an excellent estimate and plan from Solar Optimum in just a few hours on Energy Sage. Ultimately my husband and I chose a local company in Fremont, CA, that had done another house in our area, but I feel Solar Optimum would have been just as good, and their estimate was comparable in price and quality to others we received. Their information about parts/labor was excellent and helpful. We learned from their input and I thank them for that. We wish them many happy customers.

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  • "Good quality of panels and long time service"

    Reviewed Apr 22, 2019

    We Hired Solar Optimum because they had good reviews and also the best deals we could find. Some solar companies were little cheper, but they also don't offer the same quality panels OR the same warranty, so it's not worth saving a little to get poorer quality. They handled everything we needed, including the design, the engineering and all the permits, and we actually had the system installed about a week ahead of schedule. We wanted to wait to write this review until we know how our system was actually performing, and we've no had it for almost five years. No down time at all! We're very satisfied with Solar Optimum!

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    Reviewed Apr 19, 2019

    My solar has been on and running through seasons. I was blown away by the difference it has made on my home and on my wallet. All the review you've read about how great this company is, are the absolute truth. The staff there is extremely caring and helpful.

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  • "Fabulous!"

    Reviewed Apr 19, 2019

    I am really happy with Solar Optimum. From beginning to end, Solar Optimum made the process of installing solar on our home a joy. Comparing other companies in Orange County, their 25 year warranty on ALL aspects of the project is what sold us on them. We also had them upgrade our main panel unit, and their electricians Armond & Sevada couldn't have worked harder, been more professional or been nicer. Definitely would recommend them to my friends.

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  • "Started out great but went downhill"

    Reviewed Apr 19, 2019

    They called me back with some good options upon request for a quote. Then the handoff with an actual onsite consultation never went anywhere as one employee did not know what the other was to do. Simple: come to my house, take a look (ie measure), then give me an accurate quote. Nothing happened after more than a week from the initial request.

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    Rainier deOcampo
    Response from Solar Optimum, Inc.
    Responded May 07, 2019

    Mr Amir, we have attempted to contact you on several occasions but have not heard back from you. We'd like to address and resolve this right away so we move forward with a solar quote. Please return our call at 818-804-3122 or email us at

  • "Going To Solar"

    Reviewed Apr 19, 2019

    Every year I thank myself for making the decision to go solar! I save so much on my electricity bill every year - especially in the summer where I have the A/C going pretty much all the time. I also want to add that I haven't had any problems at all with my solar system, it has worked perfectly from day one. Everything about this experience has been better than I ever imagined it would be. If you're thinking about whether you should get solar or not, stop thinking and call Solar Optimum! They are the best out there!

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  • "Really Great Experience"

    Reviewed Apr 16, 2019

    For me, one of the most important things when looking for a solar company was to make sure the process would be as hassle free as possible. I am very busy, and I don't have much time to spend on solving any problems that may occur. I am happy to report that Solar Optimum took care of everything in a very efficient and professional manner. My time spend on the project was minimal, but Solar Optimum still informed me about what was going on at all times. Really great experience!

  • "Super helpful and efficient company"

    Reviewed Apr 14, 2019

    I love Solar Optimum! From day one, They were super helpful and efficient , and even after installation, they wanted to make sure I was happy with the process and my solar system. Talk about great customer service!!! FYI, I am happy with everything, and I am already seeing saving on my bills. I encourage everyone who is interesting solar to go with Solar Optimum.


    Reviewed Apr 13, 2019

    I do not look back on my decision to use Solar optimum to install my system. I had a lot of questions for them from the beginning and they were very detailed and efficient in answering me. It took only about 2 months from start to finish and when they were done they still answered all my questions post install as well. They walked me through all the aspects and gave me their card so if I should have any more questions I could call in directly. I appreciate all the special touches they took to make me feel centered throughout the process.

  • "Replace the roof and adding solar system."

    Reviewed Apr 12, 2019

    My family and I moved into a new home and knew that we had some repairs that were needed. When we found out that our roof was bad as well as old we decided to replace it. My neighbor told me that he was putting solar on his home and that his roof was being repaired at the same time. When I found out that I could not only replace the roof but also attach a system that would save me money on top it felt too good to be true. I met with the same company Solar Optimum and they were able to make the process very affordable. I now have a new roof and new system.

  • "Helpful Crew"

    Reviewed Apr 10, 2019

    I can't say enough about Sean or the crew at Solar Optimum. I had called in originally just to get some info regarding going solar. I chatted with one of their coordinators and from the get go was impressed by how much information they had on hand. After meeting with Sean I was blown away by both his knowledge and attention to detail. I felt safe in knowing that a company so well trained would be helping me accomplish my goal.

  • "Answering to all questions"

    Reviewed Apr 06, 2019

    I really enjoyed my experience with Solar Optimum. From the beginning to the end I felt that my interest were always their concern. From the start the level of information they presented was far beyond the rest of the sales people we had met with. Not only did they have answers for all my questions but went into great detail making sure I understood what I was buying. I had some decisions to make in the end but with their help seemed less a chore.

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  • "Santa Barbara Ground Mount"

    Reviewed Apr 05, 2019

    Solar Optimum put in an 8 kW ground mount system for us. Once they had secured a permit, the work went relatively quickly and well. They handled trenching up the hill as well as all other work. Everyone was very professional, and also very nice. Definitely happy we chose Solar Optimum. Their design (24 micro-inverters) was technically superior to the competition's, which used optimizers and a single inverter (the least reliable component in any system).

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  • "Long time warranty"

    Reviewed Apr 01, 2019

    Just Stop Looking for a solar company! Go straight to Solar Optimum! They are the best in the business ( we talked to many, and none of them compared ), and Alex is extremely knowledgeable and service-mined. On top of that, their warranties are incredible! We are so happy we bought our solar system from them. No regrets.

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  • "Switching To SOLAR"

    Reviewed Mar 30, 2019

    Our Consultant Steve, came to our house only one day after we called to schedule an appoitment. He took his time explaning everything to us, because we didn't know about all the benefits of solar, and he gave us a really good solultion. Going into it, we had a few doubts because it is a big investment, and we wanted to make sure it was really worth it, but after dealing with Solar Optimum we have NO doubts left. The process didn't take as long as we thought. Actually, from the moment we signed the contract with them to the moment our system was switched on, it only took 2 months. Thanks Steve!

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  • "Researching For Solar"

    Reviewed Mar 28, 2019

    I spent a lot of time researching solar before I got quotes from a handful of Solar companies. I think I spent almost an entire year researching, so I know a lot before I contacted all the different companies, and Solar Optimum has BY FAR the best offer! Best products and definitely best warranties too. Every single interaction with Solar Optimum was a good experience. Evan when things didn't go as expected (in all fairness, it was never Solar Optimum's fault, and they handled it so well). I'm very happy with my choice!

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  • "Honest Company with Great Service and Awesome Panels"

    Reviewed Mar 25, 2019

    I have used my Panasonic Panels with Enphase Micro-Inverters for approximately 6 months now and the panels have been stellar thus far. Even in the first three months of use during the winter months, I still over produced by $60 dollars. my monthly bill dropped from 180 dollars down to 15 dollars a month(for an Edison Line Usage Fee) and life has been great. I am even able to check my daily production. I have called a few time ask questions and Solar Optimum has picked up every time to promptly provide service. Installation was a breeze...roughly 4 hour long install and I was ready to rock and roll. In any case, definitely consider going with Solar Optimum, they will give you a fair price and a quality product.

  • "Saving on My Electric Bill."

    Reviewed Mar 25, 2019

    Thoroughly impressed doesn't even start to scratch the surface of our time with Solar Optimum. We were originaly searching for quality panels to fit our budget and Solar Optimum was able to work with us by providing one of their financing options to fit our needs. It's been a pleasure working with them and already loving the savings we are seeing with our electric bill thus far. Finally we won't have to regulate our A/C over the summer just to save a few dollars each month.

  • "25 Years Performance Guarantee for good quality Material"

    Reviewed Mar 22, 2019

    I wanted to go with a company based in Southern Callifornia that was easy to communicate with (excellent customer service) and would provide me with the best technology and warranty. After doing some extensive research on all the options, I was able to find that Solar Optimum checked all those boxes. The 25 years performance guarantee gives me comfort that my money is being invested in equipment that actually works and will continue to work through the life of the system. I would happily recommend them to others looking to make the switch to solar.

  • "Solar Optimum Exceeds Expectations"

    Reviewed Mar 20, 2019

    I wanted a solar company with a great reputation, longevity in the market, and of a size that they were known widely. Solar Optimum met all those requirements. They weren’t the lowest cost per watt in their bid, but I am satisfied they are the best for the money. The awards they have received are well deserved based on my experience with them.
    Communication: 5 star; Customer Service: 5 star; Product Quality: 5 star; Installation: 5 star. This was, by far, the easiest and most pleasant home improvement project I have ever undertaken.

  • "Perfect Investment for having better environment."

    Reviewed Mar 20, 2019

    I have worked in the service industry for 20+ years and rarely do I leave reviews but I had to mention Solar Optimum in particular because of how impressed I am from the initial call for a quote to the installation and follow-up. The staff as Optimum has been a breath of fresh air as it was difficult to find a company in which we could really feel comfortable investing in and building a long-term relationship with. We feel 100% confident the decision we made going with Solar Optimum was the best one we could've done for our home and the environment.

  • "Super solar"

    Reviewed Mar 20, 2019

    We had a great experience working with everyone at solar optimum. From first contacting them to getting the permit to installation and finally turning on our solar. It took less than a month to complete everything and I felt like I didnt have to do very much thru the entire process. We now monitor our production thru the app and am happy to see how much we are producing a day.

  • "Correct decision with the best solar company."

    Reviewed Mar 18, 2019

    Solar Optimum is the best solar company! When I first contacted them, I wasn't sure if I even what type o solar system I wanted, and I expected them to try to push me into buying the most expensive, but that was not the case at all. The sales representative I talked to, Ivan took his time to simply answer my questions and explain to me everything I needed to know to make an informed decision. He then told me just go home and think it over and even meet with other solar companies. He then told me to just go home and think it over and even meet with other solar companies. I met with two other, but Solar Optimum had by far the best deal (in addition to their honesty, professionalism and knowledge) - for example, they were the only ones I talked to who offers a full 25 years warranty!! My system is running perfectly. I'm very impressed with Solar Optimum.

  • "Fast Installation without any problem."

    Reviewed Mar 16, 2019

    I contacted Solar Optimum after reading all these great review about them, and now I feel like I need to also write one, Because they truly did a tremendous job for me. Both Mike and Silva were really good at explaining everything to me, and the installation only took five days.

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  • "Idea of Satisfy Customer"

    Reviewed Mar 13, 2019

    This company made me feel very secure in my decision because they kept me informed every step of the way. Excellent customer service and excellent result. I'm very happy with with my new solar system.

  • "Residential Solar Installation with a Hiccup"

    Reviewed Mar 13, 2019

    Overall I am very pleased with the job that Solar Optimum did for us. We had a hiccup because they submitted plans with the wrong tile style for permit purposes, and did not replace those with the plans that I signed, which had the correct tiles. The result had a ripple effect. The day that the contractors arrived (MLK day) they did not have the correct hardware and the supplier was closed for MLK. They were able to start work, but not make as much progress as needed. When they returned 2 days later, they ended up working from 7:30AM to 8:00PM, in the dark.
    Solar Optimum was very good about responding to my request to have a 2nd set of eyes look at the installation. However, we did not pass inspection because the supports were not spaced closely enough in a few places. They immediately sent another crew to effect the changes.
    We are up & running now and I'm very pleased with the Kwh results. The Enphase web site for monitoring production is great.

  • "The Team of Solar Optimum gave us great service and all information."

    Reviewed Mar 11, 2019

    Rarely have I come across a company with such a courteous and helpful staff. Our solar representative Mark was patient and very informative, and he made sure we understood exactly what we were doing, both in terms of the project itself as well as the financial gain. Solar Optimum took care of everything for us, form the custom solar design, permits, rebates and installation, and it all happened just like they explained us it would and right on time.

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  • "Set Up Solar For Home And EV"

    Reviewed Mar 09, 2019

    I had just upgraded my home by adding a few missing touches. For one we recently purchased an EV car that we now were charging at home. This coupled with the new man cave I put in raised my consumption reasonably. I hooked into different option and found that solar provided all the answers. If I could create the energy I needed there would be no need to pay the high prices. We met with Solar Optimum after reading about their company. We met their company and were impressed by the knowledge they came with. We decided to switch and have not looked back.

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  • "Saving On My Monthly Electricity Bill"

    Reviewed Mar 07, 2019

    Solar was truly a great addition to the household. I like to be comfortable in my home so you will generally find the AC on during hot and cold months. My comfort was coming at a high price as each month my bills would topple $400. I met with a few companies before I chose Solar Optimum. They made the most sense to me and answered my questions with easy to understand answers. I think I liked that the best.

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  • "Quick Respond With Good Result"

    Reviewed Mar 03, 2019

    Solar is a big investment, so it's really important to find a company that you can count on and that doesn't try to trick you into buying the wrong thing. Solar Optimum has been so helpful in guiding us, and their advice has been honest and not pushy. They did not recommend the most expensive solution for us, because they looked our particular need and did not try to up sell. Please go with Solar Optimum if you are getting solar. Especially if you need a company who responds quickly and who will be straight with you.

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  • "Good Job ( A ) to ( Z )"

    Reviewed Mar 02, 2019

    Solar Optimum did a fantastic job! They are very professional and knowledgeable. Even before signing with them, they took the time to thoroughly walk us through every step of what we could expect. They had us covered at all times from the very beginning until after the system was up and running! It was a great experience, and we love our solar system!

  • "Good Respond of Research For Green Energy"

    Reviewed Feb 27, 2019

    If you are looking for a good, trustworthy and affordable solar company in California, look no further. My husband and I reached out to Solar Optimum as part of our initial research phase, and they stood out by being the first ones to respond ( some actually never got back to us ). Tom and Ivan were honest and polite, and when it came to the prices, Solar Optimum actually had the best offer of them all too. I really recommend them for going to solar.

  • "Excellent Support and Service"

    Reviewed Feb 26, 2019

    I have been living in the same house for years and was ready to make some changes to it. The first on my list was switching to solar. As someone who is born and raised in California, living an Eco-friendly lifestyle is something that has been ingrained in me since birth. I know that going solar would be a choice I would make some day. After communicating with several different solar companies in the Southern California area, it was clear to me just by the initial reach-out which one I would decide to go with. Solar Optimum not only stood out as being the most trustworthy, credible, with years of experience, but they also went above and beyond by catering to my extremely crazy work schedule and finishing the job in less time than expected. Every single person has been a tremendous help, from the sales assistant to the site technician. I can't express my gratitude to Solar Optimum enough.