Solar Optimum, Inc. - Profile & Reviews

Primary Lines of Business

  • Installer

  • Energy Auditor

  • Solar O&M Provider

Solar Optimum, Inc. - Profile & Reviews

Primary Lines of Business

  • Installer

  • Energy Auditor

  • Solar O&M Provider

Additional Services Offered

Additional Services Offered
  • Installation
  • Energy Auditing
  • Construction
  • Community Solar

Why Work With Us

Why Work With Us

For more than a decade, Solar Optimum continues to be the leader in supplying Solar Energy systems and Tesla Energy batteries to residential and commercial clients. Our team is made up of professionals that aim to protect the environment with the latest technologies as well as offer immediate and long-term savings to the consumer.

* Since 2008, Solar Optimum has led the solar revolution across California
* Our solar systems deliver at 103% over production
* Ranked Top 15% in the U.S. by Solar Power World (2017-18)
* Top rated 5-Star Yelp Reviews
* Ranked #4 Overall in the U.S. by (2018)
* 6-Time Daily News' Best Solar Company: (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013)
* 4-Time Angie's List Super Service Winner: (2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015)
* A+ Rating by the Better Business Bureau
* Tesla Energy Powerwall Certified Installer
* 95% First-Time Inspection Approval Rating

* 25-YEAR WARRANTY on Panels, Inverters, Workmanship, Roof, Racking and Performance Guarantee.

* PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE-- We'll beat or match the solar system price on ANY competitor quote

* SOLAR OPTIMUM has 220+ years of combined construction managerial experience, 155+ years of combined engineering managerial experience and 115+ years of combined design experience

More About Us

More About Us

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.


Technology Offered

Technology Offered
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Solar PV
  • Energy Storage

Case Studies

Case Studies

Reviews from Our Community

Reviews from Our Community
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"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.

"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.

"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.

"Researching for Solar"
Reviewed Feb 22, 2019

When researching solar, I was definitely skeptical and made sure to do more research on what company I wanted to install my solar system. At the end, the final decision came from word of mouth and doing my own research on those companies. I set up an initial consult with various ones to feel which one would be the "best fit". Since this is a life-long investment, it's important to me that the people I am going to be seeing and working in my home will be ones that I can connect with. I found Solar Optimum to be the most Knowledgeable and friendliest and immediately decided to go with them...not to mention, they have the best warranties as well. I'm grateful to be part of the Solar Optimum family where they take care of me as if I was family!

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"Huge Favor for Environment and my Wallet"
Reviewed Feb 21, 2019

I have always been interested in solar energy and have friends that currently use solar to power their home. After hearing about how much money it saved them in utility bills I was shocked at the long-term return and investment. So, of course, after discussing with my husband we decided to look into it ourselves further and set up a consultation with Solar Optimum - which is one of the solar companies we kept hearing about that came highly recommended. After our initial meeting, I was able to have a lot of my questions answered, as this is a big investment for us so we wanted to make sure about making the right decision. The team completely put me at ease with their professionalism and knowledge in the field. I feel like I can contact them at anytime with whatever questions I may have. I am extremely excited that we switched to solar and start doing the environment (and my wallet) a huge favor in the long run. Thank you, Solar Optimum!

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"Wonderful Service"
Reviewed Feb 18, 2019

For someone who didn't know much about solar when first deciding to look into it, Solar Optimum was the perfect choice. From day one their communication, assistance and patience was incredible. They answered every question I had (and the ones I didn't know I had), and they never tried to push any product or service on me. I had my solar system installed, and I could't be more pleased with the process or the end result. Not once did I experience any problem, Sean was accessible any time I had any questions or concerns, and everything went exactly according to plan. Don't even think twice about going with Solar Optimum!

"Honest Team"
Reviewed Feb 16, 2019

The team at Solar optimum have been amazing. From Silva, the sales coordinator to Mike, my energy representative. and every one in between including the site checkers and installers, all have been a pleasure to work with. We had our solar system for years and saving a lot money in the summer. If you want the solid, honest solar rep, ask Mike H.

"Long term Warranty"
Reviewed Feb 15, 2019

I was a bit skeptical in choosing a local installer over a larger, well know national company until I met with Alex at Solar Optimum. I called on a Friday and was able to get an in-home appointment that same Sunday which was great! Alex explained solar to me in a way that made perfect sense. No confusion, no gimmicks and no games. I appreciated that. When it was all said and done, I chose a Panasonic solar system with the Enphase Microinverters. Solar Optimum's 25-years warranty was the game changer. No other company offered the same scale of warranty like Solar Optimum. Very happy with my decision.

"Searching For Best Solar Company"
Reviewed Feb 12, 2019

My bills had increased moving into our new home and flt to get ahead of our expenses was the best choice. We looked into solar for a few months before choosing a company to go with. We went over many sites trying to pin down a company that would serve us best. We chose Solar Optimum in part because of the many 5 star comments left on each site for them but really because I felt comfortable talking to them. They treated me as a person with real concerns. I am glad I put in the effort it paid off.

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"Smooth Installation."
Reviewed Feb 09, 2019

I just wanted to thank the team at Solar Optimum for making this transition so seamless. The whole project from start to finish was incredible. The teams moved in and went about their work without a hitch. It was nice to see a team happy doing what they are so good at. Thank you for making my home a self sufficient one.

"Honest Company"
Reviewed Feb 02, 2019

I had a terrible experience dealing with a previous solar company that not surprisingly went out of business. Sean from Solar Optimum was super helpful. They are honest, helpful and reliable company, I wish I had contacted them from the beginning.

"Low Price And Good Quality"
Reviewed Jan 31, 2019

I was happy with the plan and timeline Solar Optimum made for me, but then they actually went and got it all done faster than we anticipated. I now have my solar system up and running ahead of schedule. On top of that the price quote was better than all of the other companies I talked to. Such a pleasure!! I can Only recommend Solar Optimum.

"Should be comfortable for the next 25 years!"
Reviewed Jan 30, 2019

While the experience was not what I expected, the gentleman in charge of customer relations was very responsive. I hope that it will be a comfortable experience dealing with them for 25 years, which is what they guarantee on the panels, the workmanship and the roof. I'm waiting to see what my first electric bill will be like, too... we'll see!

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"Solar Optimum was Super!"
Reviewed Jan 28, 2019

My selection of SolarOptimum (SO) could not have worked out better. Thru-out the process, SO maintained constant communication, answering my questions quickly and kept me updated. The team (Mohi and Anna, Sandra, Jilbert, Angie, Tom and Alexander) was responsive and easy to work with. I needed to reroof; they hooked me up with a super roofing co (AC Roofing) that did a great job with the roof and left my property clean. The solar installation team was fast and the team was prompt and pleasant. And now that my system is active, they are completing the process by filing for my LADWP and Panasonic rebates. Couldn’t be happier!

Also - kudos to EnergySage. Their marketplace was a simple and comprehensive tool for evaluating a group of vetted installers; their advisors were a knowledgeable resource - answering my questions through messaging and scheduled conference calls.

"Correct Answers To All of my Questions About The Solar"
Reviewed Jan 27, 2019

I liked that when I called and had my initial discussion they were not quick to sell me on a pitch but instead listed to what I was trying to do. After explaining my part they explained in quiet some detail the options available to me. I had some time to digest the information before calling back. I was ready to meet with someone as I now had prepared some questions. I again appreciated the way Sean explained how each one of my decision would impact either the cost or the performance of my system. In the end we were able to identify what I needed and was just extra. I truly enjoyed the honest approach and that was what in the end finally won me over.

"Great Federal Tax return"
Reviewed Jan 24, 2019

I just had solar installed at my home and couldn't be happier that I did. It was quite the challenge finding a company that I finally wanted to go with. Each person I spoke to at Solar Optimum had so much information to relay. I loved that every time I called they would have a specialist ready to answer my questions. They were wonderful about keeping me informed with each process that had to take place. My system has been up and running for years now saving me from my bills every month and on top I am to expect a tax return for adding this. Truly a win , win for me.

"Reliable and knowledgeable team"
Reviewed Jan 21, 2019

My brother recommended Solar Optimum to us after having solar panels installed on his house. He went through a long research phase and talked to several solar companies before choosing Solar Optimum, and he told me to not even bother talking to anyone else! When I contacted Solar Optimum, They told me to always talk to few companies before making a decision. That was such a positive experience, because it just shows that they know what they are doing and are not trying to trick anyone. So we actually did what they said and talked to a few other companies, but none of them seemed quite as reliable and knowledgeable, so it was pretty much a no-brainier to choose them. And we are so happy we did! Everything went according to plan - no surprises - and we now have a solar system and saving!

Reviewed Jan 19, 2019

I would highly recommend Solar Optimum. Mark H is great to work with and helped me everything I needed while proactively monitoring my solar system all the way until installation was complete. At no point did I feel like he stopped prioritizing me. Solar Optimum was a real pleasure to work with!!

"Done everything quickly and running my system with no issue."
Reviewed Jan 13, 2019

After reading so many reviews I chose the top 3 companies I wanted to consider in the end.I met with all three companies and while I felt their proposals came fairly close, in the end it came down to the knowledge demonstrated by Solar Optimum not only during the install but even at this early a stage. They answered all my questions and left no stone unturned. They installed my system quickly and had it running before the heavy usage months affected me.

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"Receiving a quote from Solar Optimum and selected them"
Reviewed Jan 11, 2019

We have done everything in our control to try and limit our costs. We have done lots of upgrades to more energy efficient items and figured the last phase would be to finally go solar at our home. I received a quote from Solar Optimum and was surprised at the amount of details that went into it. The others I had received didn't seem to much in quality. After meeting with Ivan and going through project I felt really good about my choice to move forward with them.

"Knowledgeable and friendly team"
Reviewed Jan 06, 2019

Great service and very knowledgeable and friendly team. We purchased our solar system years ago and never wrote a review until a neighbor of ours recently asked for a referral as they were interested in solar. We told them to call Solar Optimum without even blinking, and then we decided to write a review so people can learn about this company. We haven't had a single problem with our panels.

"Economic Purchase"
Reviewed Jan 02, 2019

I see why Solar Optimum gets good reviews, because I have so many positive things to say about them, their customer service and the way they handled my solar installation. I was nervous about approaching a solar company with the very limited knowledge I had - I was scared that they were going to take advantage of that. But that was not the case. Mike was great at explaining everything to me, and even when I stalled for days with new questions almost every day, he was patient and answered politely. I ended up purchasing Panasonic panels and I have no regrets. Finally I'm able to money on my utility bills.

"Benefits of Solar"
Reviewed Dec 27, 2018

We moved to Southern California from Northern California where we had solar on our house, so we knew everything worth knowing about the benefits of solar and the price level we could expect ( we also did research of course because times have changed ), so we appalled by the treatment we received from some of the companies we talked to. We were given the run around and misquoted on our system size when we inquired, but not by Solar Optimum. Everything they told us matched what we already knew - and they were not trying to up sell or push anything on us. Very honest and efficient, we highly recommend them.

"My experience with Solar Optimum"
Reviewed Dec 18, 2018

I began my research into solar way before pulling the trigger. I met with handfuls of companies before finally deciding to allow Solar Optimum to design my system. Along with the reviews that I had read the finally straw that made me choose was my co worker who overheard my discussion and told me about his experience with Solar Optimum. They were great in answering my questions and updating me every step along the way. My consultant was so impressive as any question I threw at him he came back with a response. A special thanks to the team for handling my project with great care. I have already told two of my friends also exploring this option to call.

"The best company with good customer service"
Reviewed Dec 15, 2018

I have had different companies work on my house and do different installs. Truly Solar Optimum was one of the best I have had the opportunity to work with. There crew is very professional in their work and their attitudes. they answered all my questions about the work they were doing, while I watched. They informed me of the materials they used and why. I loved the work they did and more important the finished result.

"Void my electricity bill with solar"
Reviewed Dec 11, 2018

My house is one of extremes. In the winter we usually have our heater cranked up to keep the house from becoming to chilly. In the summer, the exact opposite. It seems no matter what of the year we are in our bills stay fairly high. Anyway we decided to get a solar system to allow us to produce the energy we needed in comfort. Since we went solar my bills have been extremely manageable. I can't begin to explain how beneficial this changes has been for my family.

"Having solar with low bill"
Reviewed Dec 09, 2018

I can't believe I waited to go solar when I could have saved a lot more money a lot sooner. I knew while my bills were moderate to high in the summers there was a better answer yet. EVEN LOWER BILLS. After I saw the results of what solar could do for both my home and my wallet I would be crazy not to. The crew from Solar Optimum came over and began working on my house and before I knew it, were done. My system looked sleek and stylish and did not diminish from the look of my home. the saving since have been second to none and I am so glad to have made the switch.

Reviewed Dec 08, 2018

My reason for exploring solar as an option for me was due to my friend at work referring us all to the company that installed his system. He kept bragging about his install and how it saved him so much in just the year he had it. I thought it would be a smart thing to get a quote myself. I went straight to the company he had chosen and set an appoitment. I met with Solar Optimum and discussed what they could do. After comparing their quote with some others I had received I realized they offered the best parts, warranties and on top of that were local.

"reduce monthly spending with optimum"
Reviewed Dec 07, 2018

Solar was a good idea for me because we used a lot of power at my home. I had a lot of devices plugged in and since I had a babysitter home most of the day the TV and AC ran around the clock. I started to meet with companies I hope to find a way to reduce my monthly spending. I met with one of the reps at Solar Optimum who came by with a great presentation. He had all sort of ways of helping me understand the work that would go into my build. I felt really comfortable moving forward with them and they did not let me down. My system looks great and brings me all the power I need and sometimes more. They have installed a monitoring system that I can use to see my daily consumption. All this was more than I expected.

"Clean background, and great history in Solar industry"
Reviewed Dec 05, 2018

I found this company on Yelp. They had a lot of great reviews and also a long history of being in business. When I called them and gave them my information a solar rep visited me at my house to show me a proposal and go over my questions with me. They began the install and even installed an outlet for my EV car charger. In 3 days everything was completed and I would definitely recommend them.

Reviewed Dec 03, 2018

I was going to go with Solar Optimum about 3 years ago but couldn't afford it at the time. Now 3 years later I called Solar Optimum and 2 other companies and Solar was still the best. I had been going back and forth since July with the financing and finally decided on one. Eric Todd was awesome throughout the signing of the contract because it was a chunk of money and I had to be sure I was doing the right thing. He called me whenever I needed to ask him questions. Very knowledgeable and great personality. We finally signed the papers in September 2018 for a 9.9kw with battery backup. Solar Optimum sent the best people out to do the job on 11/20/18 and where done by 11/23/18. All the guys that came out were great and the work they did looks wonderful.

The one I was very impressed with was Kim the Site Technician. She came out today to make sure everything was good for the City Inspection that is coming on Monday. She got me connected to the Tesla site on my cell phone that shows me what is being used by the grid and what is being used by the solar. She helped me to understand the system and how it works. She was amazing, very patient and answered all my questions so I think I know what I am looking at and what its doing. You guys have a great employee there.

This company was great and I would recommend them to everyone that wants to hear about solar. You guys aced it. God Bless and Happy Holidays.

"Awesome quality of the material with long term warranty"
Reviewed Dec 02, 2018

My experience with Solar Optimum was great from the start. We had a lot of questions as solar seemed very confusing for me. When they arrived and went through their presentation everything started to sink in. They were able to answer all of my questions and installed my system fast and without any issues. I was so happy with the great quality of work both with the equipment and warranties offered.

"Special Offer with LOW payment"
Reviewed Dec 02, 2018

I signed the contract with Solar Optimum and got a great deal. it came along term warranty which made me feel safe about my decisions. finding out that they could also help finance my loan with low monthly payments the choice was made simple. They ended up covering 100% of my usage.

"Unfortunately we must be the black sheep of the bunch"
Reviewed Nov 30, 2018

We specifically chose solar optimimumbased on everyone's great reviews.they were not the cheapest of the 3 companies that we quoted but with the positive reviews and great warranty we decided to move forward.since our survey for panel installations 3 weeks ago there has been zero contact from the company.i have called for the last 2 weeks to speak to the designer and have never been put through.always left with the secretary and notifying her of the no contact.stiill no response.also after the first estimate with our salesman Mike's visit I referred a friend to get a quote.mike met him the next week and they are likely going to purchase.i sent messages through the secretary again about why no mention of the $500 REFERRAL FEE THAT IS IN OUR CONTRACT. NO CALL BACK NO INTEREST.
I have no idea why this company has abandoned their promises and communication but we are done.we are cancelling our contract today.this is the first time the review did not match the company.
Confused in alpine

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"Nice Experienced with the Best SOLAR COMPANY"
Reviewed Nov 29, 2018

After three very expensive summer seasons paying a high electricity bill, my wife and I finally agreed to look into solar. At first we were skeptical hearing solar ads on the radio, seeing it on TV, getting flyers in the mail and on our door. Every company seemed to be offering the same exact thing with the slight variation in price, equipment and warranty. After meeting with a handful of local companies we ended up choosing Solar Optimum mainly because of the performance guarantee. We have some shade due to trees around our home and we wanted to assure we'd get the maximum system size possible to get the optimal sun exposure. My solar rep, Mike, was a pleasure to work with. Solar finally made some sense to my wife and I. Felt less confused after our home consultation. Long story short, I'm so happy and satisfy with this system.

"Terrible Experience"
Reviewed Nov 29, 2018

I initially went with Solar Optimum because they matched the best quote I had, and they used high quality equipment. They were upfront that it was going to be a couple of months lead time to perform the install and I was happy with the sales process. They came out and did measurements and things were going well. I did have to reach out to them a few times to find out when the install was going to start after we received permits because I didn't hear from them, but this didn't seem concerning.

Then came the day they sent Sasan Maknouni to my house to do the install. I can't suggest highly enough that if you work with them and they send him to your house that you get someone else. He was supposed to come in the morning, and didn't end up showing up until after 10 both days he was there. As part of the install they had to put 38 mounts in the roof. All that is required is to use a stud finder and it is easy to find the roof trusses to mount to. Apparently this skill is lost on him. Of the 38 mounts, he managed to get 17 right on the first try. He then put 21 extra holes in my roof that didn't need to be there. 12 of them completely missed the studs and he sealed them, but on 9 of them he installed the lag bolts either into just the plywood, or they just glanced the roof trusses and stuck out the side. Considering he first drilled the holes before installing the lag bolts, he should have noticed when he was drilling in thin air. My personal favorite when he drilled 3 holes in one place, one to the left of the truss, one through the center, and one on the right. Can you guess which one he installed the bolt in? I'll give you a hint, it wasn't the one in the truss.

It would be nice if this was the end of the story, but it isn't. The installer drew a line on the stucco for the initial setup of the disconnect box with something that wouldn't wash off, which required me to scrape off a layer of stucco to remove. I asked him if this would wash off and he told me not to worry about it, however he never did anything about it. He scratched off the white paint on my gutters where the installer put his ladder directly on my gutters and didn't take any effort to avoid damage. I did mention this to him late during the install and he said something along the lines of "I didn't know you were going to be so picky", and that he didn't have any paint to fix it. I found that comment alone to be incredibly unprofessional.

They were supposed to paint the conduit to match my house as part of the install, but he really didn't have a paint for the conduit that matched my house very well, and since he didn't show up until probably after 10am both days to start work, by the time he was ready to paint on the 2nd night it was already mostly dark and he didn't have time to try to get the right paint, so I was forced to choose whatever old paint he had rolling around in the back of his van which didn't even come close to matching.

Then when it came time for inspection we failed because we needed a panel layout placard on the fuse box. He pretended they didn't know they needed a layout placard on the electrical panel. However since the company does business in San Diego this shouldn't have been a surprise to them at all as this is a requirement. When they finally get it and put it on, the inspector wanted them to rivet it to the box. Pop rivets are quite easy to use, but apparently that is also a tool that is too complicated for him, as he installed some of the rivets from the inside and some from the outside so they were facing two different directions! He also cracked the placard at the same time. I'm not sure he could have made the job look any less professional if he tried.

I reported all the problems to the company and to their credit they were very willing to come fix it and apologized. Since I needed to take off work to be home to fix their problems I requested they compensate me for my time, and they did refund some of my money. They wanted to send Sasan back out to fix it, but I would absolutely not allow this to happen. I made them send someone else out to fix all the missed lag bolts, paint the gutters, repaint the conduit and replace the placard. They came, and did the job mostly right, however they forgot to bolt down all the bolts on a couple of the panels so I had to do that myself once they were gone. Also, they didn't bring a new placard, so they said they would send someone down. After not hearing from them for a while and being sick of this whole situation I told them to just mail it to me.

Well just like everything else with this install, of course that can't even go right. The new placard is smaller than the old one so it doesn't cover all the adhesive from the old one and luckily it barely covered the old rivet holes. Since they use a very strong adhesive on the placards, it took a significant amount of time and effort for me to clean this off.

I've already had a number of people ask me who did my install, and I've told them I can't recommend going with them.

4 people found this helpful
"Saving Energy For Future"
Reviewed Nov 28, 2018

I think about green energy every single day. Also I try to use it in my life. I changed all my bank statements to paperless because I like to save paper and seeing trees around. I started to think about solar also, after researching I tried to meet with the team at Solar Optimum. They offered me a system that would cover 100% of my usage. After getting the permit from the city, they started installation and soon were DONE. It was so fast and clean installation. I am so happy for save the energy for future.

Reviewed Nov 26, 2018

When I saw the roof of my friend's house and asked about solar, He had only one answer, Solar Optimum. I checked their 10 years background in social media and pushed start key for my house and car. They checked my property and roof, also or electricity bill and gave me the best design of panels. I approved it and they did the best. Now I can charge my car at home and pay only $12.00 to city as connection fee. I really recommend them if you like to have solar without any problems.

Reviewed Nov 25, 2018

After I find solar as best solution for my power bill, I didn't know which company will be best and how can I pay the amount month to month. Finally after a lot research I choose the best one in town. Solar Optimum was my golden key to decrease my electricity bill. Solar Optimum could find the best loan for my solar with low APR. I am so happy and satisfied with my payment. I like to say thank you to their consultant for finding the best kind of loan for me.

"Professional Consultant"
Reviewed Nov 21, 2018

I had met with a lot of other companies and thought I would make my rounds before selecting who would do the work. Everyone was quick to spit out a general quote to show me numbers that were close. When I met with my consultant from Solar Optimum they had a wealth of information along with their proposal. They had filled me in with a more complete picture of what I could do for my home with my solar. In the end it was their expertise that helped close the deal.

"Quickly $ Perfectly Install The Panels"
Reviewed Nov 19, 2018

Solar Optimum came to me by way of referral from a friend of mine at work. He was excited about his own install and was telling everyone about it. I felt my story at home was similar to his and if he was so happy maybe I should try. My warmest thanks to the team there who helped me get the system installed quickly and perfectly . The value it added to my home is great but more so is the value of the company you choose to go with.

Reviewed Nov 18, 2018

The entire process was fairly easy and smooth. I think that may have been the best part of this. There was no point that made me feel like I just wanted to get this over with. The crew was very respectful when they were at my house and so polite. I had made a few changes to my layout early in the process and it was so reassuring to knew that the team knew exactly what I wanted in the end was able to design me a system to meet those needs. My bills have been at an all time low and has motivated me to spread the word wherever I go.

"Quick & Clean Installation With Great Saving"
Reviewed Nov 17, 2018

Really glad we decided to go with Solar Optimum. They were able to get our system installed quickly and allowed me to enjoy my savings sooner than later. The system has been up for years and has been performing as promised. I really enjoy the new look of my house and specially like running my appliances with little to no worry.

Reviewed Nov 16, 2018

I was told to call Solar Optimum after a work friend mentioned them to me. When I met with Sean he was able to explain to me not only why solar was a good idea but could show me the cost savings I could expect to see. This coupled with the fact that i could get the system with no money down made it seem to good be true. I had the system up an running for years and from the very first month my bills lower than before.

"Successful Solar Installation"
Reviewed Nov 11, 2018

I think what I liked most about going with Solar Optimum is the progress reports I would get along the way. I had a few questions too and they were nice enough to answer them in a lot of detail. I was able to get system and some knowledge around how it worked. I can't speak highly enough about my installation.

Reviewed Nov 11, 2018

We weren't sure what it would take to get solar on our house as it was a older place. After the initial visit we found out we had to upgrade our panel. Solar Optimum was able to help get our system installed and our home upgraded all at the same time. They did the work very neat and I would highly recommend them to all.

Reviewed Nov 10, 2018

From the very start it was a pleasure to work with Solar Optimum. During my initial call, before anyone came out, everything was explained to me so thoroughly it made it easy for me to understand the process. The crew arrive on time and were finished that same day. I enjoyed watching the system go up as I asked many questions to learn as much as I could. They were very good teachers. Thank you again for upgrading my home.

Reviewed Nov 07, 2018

I would recommend Solar Optimum to anyone interested in an actual conversation. I met with my consultant and we sat through an hour long Q&A with them. I had many questions I needed answers to since I had heard the pitch from other companies. They were nice enough and informed enough to provide the answers I needed and established my trust early. My system is now providing me with the benefits of going green.

"Decrease my electrical bills by Solar"
Reviewed Nov 06, 2018

I decided that I was done paying my monthly electrical bills since we had some more family move in. My usage had gone up and with it the bills. After trying to manage it for a few months I decided solar could help bring my cost down. I met with Solar Optimum who showed me how solar would lower my bills and same me money .... two things that anyone would want. They set up my system in about 2 months and have gotten rid of my bills and my worries.

"Happy To Review"
Reviewed Nov 06, 2018

When I first started with Solar Optimum, I had some issues with the contract but the company had now tried to work things out and even come to work out the issue so I am happy to start a new relationship with this company and looking forward to the next 25 years of solar power.

2 people found this helpful
Reviewed Nov 05, 2018

A lot of my friends and co workers were talking about going solar or had already done so. After hearing the highs and lows I knew what I was looking for. I met with 3 companies to make my choice and decided Solar Optimum was the best for me. They offered very good pricing and the people there always had a good attitude when I called. The customer service is the best I have seen.

"Good Deal, Great result"
Reviewed Nov 04, 2018

I had long been interested in going solar but never really looked into it much. I met With a few companies and heard a lot of deals in order to get me to sign. When I met with Solar Optimum they not only had these great deal but took the time to explain the economics and how it applied to me personally. Using numbers I could understand I could see the choice was an easy one. I went solar and I am so happy I did.

"Friendly Management and Informative Crew"
Reviewed Nov 03, 2018

I enjoyed the process of going solar with Solar Optimum. They were very informative and made sure to answer my questions fully. Their quality of work shows in the finished system. The install was very fast and the crew took so much care of my roof. I recommended my friends at work after showing my house to them.

Reviewed Nov 02, 2018

I got a lot more than just solar panels from Solar Optimum. I got to learn a lot about solar the process and how it worked. I had a lot of information I did not have before. It was great to own a solar system that saved me money month after month but it was better to know that the people installing my system were that knowledgeable about every step.

Reviewed Oct 29, 2018

I am picky about how my house looks so it was my goal that when they finished my installation looked as nice as possible. Solar Optimum was great and I liked all special things they did helping me get to my goals. The team took good care of my property during the install and were quick but more important accurate with the answers to my questions. The panels have been working very well since they turned them on and I would recommend anyone to turn to Solar Optimum for your answers, as I did.

Reviewed Oct 28, 2018

After talking with our Consultant we knew we were in good hands. He was not like the other salesman we met before. There was big difference. Talking to consultant allowed us to get more information and answers to our questions. Getting honest talk was something that caught my attention. Thank you for treating us like real people and getting us our solar system.

"Good Service and Friendly Crew"
Reviewed Oct 27, 2018

After we moved to our home, we decided to look into solar to see if we could save some money on our electric bill. Solar Optimum was the third company we called, and we talked to Mark, who was extremely patient with us and took the time to answer all our questions. Some of them, he even answered before we had to ask, because he knew what information we needed. We called two companies afterwards, just to compare prices, but it was an easy choice to go for Solar Optimum because they were obviously the best! And we have not regretted that decision! We bought Panasonic system with the Enphase inverter and we very happy with the result. The system is actually overproducing, so we're now getting money back from our utility company.

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Reviewed Oct 26, 2018

Solar Optimum did a great job! I got all the advice and help I needed throughout the process, The installation was super quick and, more importantly, the system runs PERFECTLY!! I have had NO issues, and it is the best investment I have done in a long time!! I really recommend you contact Solar Optimum if you are even slightly considering going solar.

"Knowledgeable Group"
Reviewed Oct 24, 2018

I wanted to go solar for a long time but didn't think I could afford it. I started researching with companies after seeing a lot of my neighborhood was going in that direction. I met with a few reps who didn't seem to know a lot about the process which left me feeling uncomfortable. My experience with Solar Optimum was a total opposite. They had so much information to share with me and I found it easy to understand. They told me of added incentives and rebates that made the whole process easier to deal with. I am glad I went with Solar Optimum I ended up saving money on my bills and on my install.

Reviewed Oct 21, 2018

Solar made a lot of sense for our home as the kids would constantly be on their devices. It seemed every time I looked up there was another screen on. After seeing repeated high electric bills we decided the only solution would be to try and minimize them. We ended up with a system that produced what my family needed and a little extra. Our choice to go solar has paid for itself day after day.

"Great Opportunity."
Reviewed Oct 20, 2018

Going solar was an easy choice for my family as we try to be as environmentally friendly as possible. With the new additions we had made to our home I looked into solar as another addition. After going through our meeting with Ivan we discovered this opportunity would serve us well. it would reduce the monthly costs around the home while helping our plant. There were a few bumps we ran into during our installation but the team at Solar Optimum was quick to come up with an alternative plan that got us to the finish line.

"Amazing SERVICE."
Reviewed Oct 20, 2018

My Solar installation couldn't have been anything short of incredible. I have read about a lot of unhappy situation during installs which I am thankful to report I did not experience. My initial visit was incredibly detailed and I learned a lot about the process and solar in general. I stayed home to watch the installation and they worked right through the day making sure it was completed. My system looks amazing and saves me a lot of money.

Reviewed Oct 18, 2018

All around great job by the Solar Optimum staff. After receiving a referral from my neighbor, they pointed me to Solar optimum who installed their system. When I called, the appointment was made quickly and the solar representative I met with was on-time and already had a preliminary design ready in hand! Impressive! After learning about our electricity usage, he had to modify the design just a bit to account for a new electric vehicle we plan to get before the end of the year. Everyone we dealt with in person or by phone and email were courteous and prompt. All of them were very helpful and I'll definitely be referring my friends Solar Optimum.

Reviewed Oct 16, 2018

Solar Optimum delivered amazing service from start to finish. Everyone I interacted with was incredible. Very professional and detail oriented from my initial contact with them after finding them on Yelp all the way to the commissioning and turning on my solar system. I recommend them highly for offering a competitive price and warranty for the Panasonic panels along with the inverter and definitely for their top notch customer service.

Reviewed Oct 15, 2018

The whole process of getting solar panels can be quite extensive. We started with months and months of research - and then from our first consultation to after installation, it all went smooth. And most importantly: THERE WERE NO SURPRISES! Solar Optimum kept their promises all the way through and never missed an appointment, call or email. When it comes to the panels itself, we only have positive things to say. The installation was quick and didn't bother us one second. They left our roof looking clean and neat, no trace of any work being done on our home. The panels work perfectly, and we are loving each day we save money.

Reviewed Oct 14, 2018

I am very happy and satisfied customer of Solar optimum. I had more than 20 Panels installed with them, and I could not be happier with the result. I have already recommended them to my friends and family because they are all about trust, quality and service without any of the aggressive selling I have experienced with other solar companes. I have told everyone to not waste theirtime doing all the research I did and just go straight to Solar Optimum for a quote.

"Really Enthusiastic and Knowledgeable about Solar"
Reviewed Oct 13, 2018

I met with Ivan Pinzon when I decided to go solar. His energy, knowledge and enthusiasm for solar energy is apparent. We spent about an hour "geeking out" as he demonstrated variations of solar array and how it might impact my energy use in the future. He listened well and was very patient with multiple questions during his site visit and later via email.

"Thank you for GOOD Job"
Reviewed Oct 12, 2018

I started to see a lot of ads all talk about solar power. The first few times it went in one ear and out the other. When I noticed it more and more I finally paid attention. I began my search online to find some companies and to learn more about it. I limited my choices to a few companies I had read about and planned to meet with less than a handful. The pitches were closely similar but what finally won me over was the personal touch from Solar Optimum. They kept revising it on the spot to meet my criteria as much as possible and in the end I felt they truly listened to my needs. There is no doubt in my mind that I chose the right company.

"Huge Saving, Good Service"
Reviewed Oct 10, 2018

The lease option really allowed to get the system I was looking to get. The payments were simple and easy to maintain. The additional rebates we were able to pass on really lowered the price even more making the decision to go solar very easy. I now get to use my appliance carefree and my bills are more manageable than ever.

Reviewed Oct 08, 2018

We had been thinking of going solar for a while. Every time we drove up the hill we saw more and more homes with panels on them. Finally we decided to take the next step and meet with a few companies. After our first few we were very confused about the process. We finally met with someone locally at Solar Optimum and I tell you the whole thing clicked after talking with them. They talked to me like a person and didn't try fancy tricks instead gave me facts. I would recommend this to anyone who is having a hard time deciding if solar is for them.

"Satisfied Solar Customer"
Reviewed Oct 07, 2018

My solar has been the pride of our home for the last years. It was a tough decision to reach but once we were sure it was the right choice for us there was no doubt. I was so happy that I could the benefits in on time.

"Superior Service And Super Quickly"
Reviewed Oct 05, 2018

We purchased our solar system from Solar Optimum earlier this summer and have been more than pleased with the results we're experiencing. Our utility bill was averaging about $275 to $300 per month for the last two years. Completely out of control and we felt it was time to do something about it. We found Solar Optimum on Yelp and read their reviews which lead us to call and book an appointment with Sean, the solar consultant. From the very beginning, Sean and Silva ( Coordinator) were so friendly and knowledgeable. I work in customer service and these two are experts in what they do--trust me. Overall, I would grade the process a 9 out of 10. A few slight delays through the design approval process but can't say enough about their knowledge, friendliness and customer service. Installation was smooth and they were able to turn the system on pretty quickly. 5-Star a A grade for Sean, Silva and Solar Optimum.

"Professional Work, Good Experienced."
Reviewed Oct 04, 2018

As I was searching for a top solar company in SoCal, I came across Solar Optimum on the Energy Sage website. I received quote from 5 different installers and the range of products and pricing was a bit overwhelming. Solar Optimum seemed to have the best offering and so I met their sales consultant to discuss my energy goals especially because I have a pool and an electric vehicle that consume a lot of energy. From start to finish, I was impressed with the simplicity of the solar process. They made things easy to understand and manageable. I never felt rushed with them and the staff was always attentive. Now that the system is turned on, we've saved thousand of dollars this year in electricity. All thanks to the Optimum crew.

Reviewed Oct 02, 2018

I did a quick search for solar and came up with so many companies. I didn't know the difference, if there was any, and so I backed off my search. I was recommended by a friend of mine to meet with Solar Optimum. I didn't know a lot about it but they were able to explain things simple enough for me to follow. I showed them my bills they showed me what I would pay if I switched. The numbers spoke for themselves. I have gone solar and now recommend it to anyone.

"They've Always Been Here For Us"
Reviewed Sep 30, 2018

I had to choose a company that not only would provide me the service I was inquiring about but would also treat the project with some care. It's hard to find ethical companies that are willing to do an honest job. After meeting with different people at Solar Optimum I was convinced that my interests were interest were in line with theirs. They guided me through all the steps and informed me of the procedures taking place. I was so happy to find a company that treated my home like their own and in the end left me feeling satisfied with my big decision.

"Great Saving on my Electricity bill"
Reviewed Sep 29, 2018

Our solar system is great! We installed it before the long summer months. We had a chance to talk to Sean from Solar Optimum and he educated us on so much more than we wear aware of. At the end it was almost a mistake not to go solar. We installed a high functioning system that was able to get me out of the red. I now use my devices without the fears of a bill at the end of the month.

Reviewed Sep 27, 2018

Solar Optimum was recommended to us by a friend, who recently had solar installed. We had already talked to a few other companies, but we weren't really happy with any of them - but Solar Optimum was different! They are a breath of fresh air in an industry with so many crooks, and they have been around for a long time, which proves that they do good and honest business!

Now it is our turn to recommend Solar Optimum!

"Great Buying Experience"
Reviewed Sep 26, 2018

The Crew that came out to our house was top notch. They set up quickly and got right to work. They worked through the day and got my entire system installed. I had some questions that they were able to answer right then which made me feel good knowing they were educated in their field. The system looks great and works better since my bills are almost gone.

"A+ and 5 Star Rating Company"
Reviewed Sep 23, 2018

Great, Trustworthy company! Alex, my solar rep, made it a point to explain everything to us before we made any decisions, which we don't experience that often. I have an unusual roof situation but Alex and his engineers were able to recommend some work around and I'm getting nearly 93% coverage. Customer service was great, A+ and 5-Star rating has been earned.

"Great experience with Solar Optimum"
Reviewed Sep 22, 2018

I called Solar Optimum after having met with a handful of companies previously. I had narrowed down what I was looking for an approached them with my ideas. The panels I wanted were no longer available but they were soon able to come up with a better solution that satisfied my needs and provided me with a higher end system. I was thrilled that instead of dismissing the whole thing they found a way to work with me. I Highly recommend this company for having green energy.

"Great Customer Service"
Reviewed Sep 21, 2018

Solar Optimum crew was super efficient. I liked the way they got my project done in a short amount of time and with no errors. The team always left messages and emails keeping me in the loop throughout the install. They were very clean and I was very happy with the end result. If you are looking for a professional team through and through I would call them.

"Solar Power"
Reviewed Sep 19, 2018

For the longest time now I have heard a lot of buzz about solar. I kept noticing panels on people homes but never researched enough to find out. When my friend installed his I decided to ask him about it. He had so many good things to say that I decided to try out the same people. I called Solar Optimum and they quickly setup one of their guys to come over and show me how they could help. I knew my friend wouldn't have gone with this if it wasn't worth it so I decided to make the change. They installed my system in fairly short time. Soon as it was on I noticed the change it brought to my pocket book. On top of the great work they offered my friend a handsome referral fee for mention them to me. What an amazing company.

"Green Energy"
Reviewed Sep 17, 2018

Solar Optimum provided me great service while installing my system. I had input on every step along the way which was refreshing. Usually I am kept in the dark until it comes time to pay. The process was very thorough and my system has almost rid me of a utility bill.

"Solar System"
Reviewed Sep 16, 2018

It is obvious that Solar Optimum has been around for a while, because they know everything you need to know about the benefits of solar - and then some. When I decided to get solar for my house, they were there to help and guide me from day one, on the phone, over email and even in person when we met face-to-face. Their customer service is exceptional, and I so happy that I made the right choice by purchasing my solar system from them. This 6kW system ( Panasonic panel ) with the Inphase Inverter was a great recommendation and the performance is beyond my expectations.

"Solar Power"
Reviewed Sep 15, 2018

After meeting with many companies and hearing a lot of the same things we started to lose faith in the fact that solar was going to work for us. We had a complicated roof that many companies simply shied away from. We talk to very knowledgeable gentleman at Solar Optimum who made our dreams finally became reality. They were able to find a solution to my roofing dilemma and setup a system that would provide me the savings I wanted. I couldn't be happier with the final install and have already referred many people.

Reviewed Sep 14, 2018

The installation of our system was great. The crew came over and was in and out within the day. They had everything set up and as soon as we got the approval from the utility we were ready to be saved from our high peak bills during the summer. Our consultant was a pleasure to deal with and was reachable when we had questions. I wouldn't think twice to refer them to friends of mine.

"Solar Energy"
Reviewed Sep 12, 2018

We had been talking about getting solar for our new house for awhile before we contacted Solar Optimum and we just didn't know where to start because it was a big and important purchase, but they were so great at explaining everything to us, from how much we could potentially save, which type of panels would suit our needs best, what it would mean if we chose to sell our house later on and so on. They really know what they are talking about!!! But the most important part is that the system we bought is really good. It is now three years since we bought it and we are so happy with it and have been saving so much money ( We see a huge difference during the hot summers with our AC ). We heard many horror stories about people whose systems failed after a few years , but we are so happy with Solar Optimum.

"Solar Power"
Reviewed Sep 11, 2018

Very pleased with our new solar system. The panels actually look great on the roof and this summer, I calculated that I saved close to $1100 in 3 months on utility savings. Sean was our solar rep and he explained everything all the way through installation and turning on the system. Had a minor delay with switching it on but overall, it turned out to be a great decision. Solar Optimum is professional and I have already referred my neighbors to them.

"Green Energy"
Reviewed Sep 09, 2018

I was looking for an experienced solar installer and consultant to walk me through the energy process. I came across the team at Solar Optimum from my cousin across town who had a system installed a little over a year ago. Probably like most, I'm all for saving money on utility bills but was concerned about the look and aesthetics of panels on my roof. Didn't want it to show from the front facing part of my house. I'm glad I called Solar Optimum because they took care of my concerns and were particularly detailed from the design to installation and now with the performance. If you have any reservations about going solar at your house, put them to rest and call these guys at Optimum.

Reviewed Sep 08, 2018

Solar Optimum actually encouraged us to get quotes from several solar companies before choosing one, so we did that. We ended up choosing Solar Optimum anyway because not only was their price fair, they were the ones with the best customer service too and were not trying to push us into buying anything. We are very happy with them, the solar panels work perfectly, and we highly recommend them to all our friend and neighbors who are thinking about getting solar.

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Reviewed Sep 07, 2018

Excellent customer service! They made everything clear for us from the beginning and kept their promises. No surprises during the process, and the installation crew worked fast and cleaned up nicely after they were done. we are very very happy with them!

"Solar Energy"
Reviewed Sep 06, 2018

Very professional!!!! Answered all the questions I has, didn't try to push me to buy anything extra, Gave me really good advice! Alex, my consultant was very knowledgable. He was very easy to reach when I had questions or concerns. He told me the installation would take no more than 3 days, but they actually finished it in less time. I told all my neighbors about them and happy to refer Solar Optimum.

"Solar Energy"
Reviewed Sep 05, 2018

When we bought our house we decided to get solar panels and we actually called a few different solar companies before meeting with Solar Optimum. We chose them because they answered all our questions and we felt very comfortable with them. They walked us trough the entire process and we ended up with a 5KW solar system for our house. We already love our system and we've saved a good amount of money already because of this very hot summer. Our monthly bills went from $250-plus a month to only $10 to $12.

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"Solar Panel"
Reviewed Sep 03, 2018

I began to look online when I finally decided my home needed a solar system. I looked through a lot of websites but couldn't understand much. I looked at reviews on Yelp and found a few companies. I met with a handful of companies who all had similar products. When I met Ivan at Solar Optimum it was very refreshing the amount of detail he went into while explaining the process. Having felt so helpless faced with websites he filled in all the holes and I understood why this was such an amazing addition. I signed right away and it has proven to be a great investment.

"Green Energy"
Reviewed Sep 01, 2018

I want to start by saying the the communication I experienced dealing with Solar Optimum was top notch. They did all the follow ups with us and the utility and kept us in every email along the way. It is refreshing to deal with a company with these characteristics. My system was up with hassles from the utility but they took care of any issue that came up. Thank you for your hard work.

"Solar power"
Reviewed Aug 31, 2018

Solar Optimum did a great job installing our solar system. The process was very smooth and the installation took only about a day. I have to say the look of the it all came out much better than I had expected. The new system is saving us a lot of money and I am so happy to have made this addition.

Reviewed Aug 30, 2018

We had been thinking about getting a solar system for a while when we called Solar Optimum, and we were very pleased with how they handled our case. Ivan was very helpful from the beginning in explaining everything about the process and helping us get an idea of how much we would save by getting solar panels. The installation went smoothly and took less than 2 days and there were never issues.

"Solar panel instalation"
Reviewed Aug 28, 2018

Professional and competent. Got a very competitive price from Solar Optimum and top tier brand. The 25 years bumper to bumper warranty including the performance guarantee was the clincher. There was a slight delay in getting the solar system inspected and clear to turn on thanks to the city and utility company. No Fault of Solar Optimum. Overall had a very positive 5-star experience. The work was done as promised and I've been pleased with the customer service and performance of the panels.

"Solar Energy"
Reviewed Aug 27, 2018

We recently chose to go solar with Solar Optimum after having talked to and meeting with the local companies in town. There were a lot of reason why we chose them. It started with their friendly phone people who were very informative from the start. Their guy Sean came to my house with an unbelievable presentation. They answered questions I didn't even know I had. They went above and beyond I feel in most categories and that's what I remember most.

Reviewed Aug 23, 2018

We had great experience going solar. The team that came to my house was very neat and put up my system in about one day. The panels look great and my bills are lower than they have ever been. I don't know why everybody hasn't gone solar.

Reviewed Aug 21, 2018

Going solar has helped rid me of at least one of my monthly bills. I have been really happy with my purchase. They told me about there referral program and with my referrals has taken the cost down even more. Thank you for all your help.

"Green Energy"
Reviewed Aug 19, 2018

I loved my experience with Solar Optimum. They lead in all areas while I was going through the process of finding my company. They were very responsive with detailed emails updating me along the way. They had my system up in a day's time and really took good care of me and my home. We were told about the referral program and soon set off telling all our neighbors and friends about our solar story that had a happy ending.

"Solar Energy"
Reviewed Aug 18, 2018

I became interested in solar after seeing so many systems going up. I needed a way to cut my coast by not change my everyday life too much. The best answer was solar. This would allow me to still pay one low price monthly and continue running my appliances even in summer time. I am so happy I got solar from Solar Optimum.

"Solar Panel"
Reviewed Aug 14, 2018

My home heated up pretty bad during the summers, I had fans all over but blowing hot air around wasn't giving me what I wanted. I decided to add solar to my house to allow me to use things like my AC and fans without having to pay a high bill at the end of the night. I got my system installed quickly and was able to leave my AC on most of the day.

"Solar Panel"
Reviewed Aug 14, 2018

We wanted to remodel our home by adding some more extra rooms and found more space to fill up. With the extra things we added to the rooms it raised our bills more than we thought.
After trying to catch up the first couple of months we decided to switch to solar. The cost was less than my monthly bills so my choice was easy.

"Solar Energy"
Reviewed Aug 12, 2018

I needed to get a long term answer for my high bills. After a lot of research, solar was my best option. I met with many companies and in the end choose Solar Optimum. They gave me a new system for the best price and they even installed it fast. I have lowered by bills and saves so much as a result.

Reviewed Aug 11, 2018

1. Great Service
2. Fast problem solving team
3. Great customer service
4. Attentive team of installers
5. Reliable company
6. Highly Recommend
7. 25 Years warranty
8. Easy Financing

"Solar Panel"
Reviewed Aug 10, 2018

Great customer service. Pretty fast installation time. And top tier solar equipment. These are the reasons why I chose to go with Solar Optimum. I Googled and Yelped top solar installers in the area and ended up talking to Tom at Optimum. He knew a lot about solar as well as the available rebates and tax incentives. After speaking to him, I leaned that solar wasn't as expensive as I thought. As a matter of fact, my break even is going to be in the 5th year. Glad I decided to get my solar system and glad that I chose the team at Optimum.

"Solar Panel"
Reviewed Aug 09, 2018

We like to run the AC year around at my house and like the house to be cool. We saw our bills spike during the warm months which in LA is almost year round. Solar brought down those coasts and has let me continue to run my house as I would without the high bill at the end to pay. I wish I had done this earlier.

Reviewed Aug 08, 2018

The installment team were great, they came and inspected the my home, measured everything and explained everything in great detail. We're the first in our block to get solar and we're happy that we chose Solar Optimum to handle our install.

"Solar Panel"
Reviewed Aug 06, 2018

This was a very good company to choose to do my install. they gave me fast service and had my system on my house before the summer. The pricing was fair and they liked to answer all my questions. I would refer them to my friends and to my family.