Solar O&M Provider
Our goal is to find the best way to make solar work for our customers.
We use years of experience in the solar marketplace to lay out all the options available to our customers. From there, we work with each customer individually to figure out the best way to connect them with the benefits and incentives that make going solar a no-brainer!
We have worked hard to establish partnerships that allow us to offer many different financing solutions, including cash purchases, solar loans, and leasing!
Whether you have a quick question or would like to schedule a home visit, reach out to us and let us help you go solar!
United Solar Associates is a family-owned company, primarily comprised of licensed electricians and Solar PV installers. At the core of our company is a team of experienced project developers and engineers. We do not sub-contract any aspects of our projects, and are proud to be your one-stop-shop for solar!
With over 600 residential and commercial installations across New England, we know what goes into a successful solar installation.
We selected United Solar Associates in November 2017. One of the criteria we were impressed by was that they projected the installation would occur on December 15, 2017, because we were planning on being away from January 15 - March 15, 2018. When our representative told us there were delays in the permitting, he promised us a firm installation date of March 19. More delays throughout the spring, and finally our system went live on May 11th.
On August 8th, the system stopped working. We did not know it wasn't working until mid September. We called repeatedly over the next month, often having to call several times before a call was returned. Between September 28th and October 26th we had six separate service calls. When the system was finally repaired, we were told we would be reimbursed for the electricity bills we had to pay while the system was down. This has not happened.
I do not recommend United Solar Associates.
Many delays leading up to install (and poor communication about blown deadlines). Worst of all, we financed our home solar installation and replaced the section of roof where we installed. So, after completing the job, the solar company was paid by the financing firm for their work plus the cost of the roof repairs (the total amount financed). They were supposed to reimburse us for the roofing cost as we had already paid that out of pocket. Instead, United Solar hasn't reimbursed us for months. They promised to repay us, missed their deadline and didn't inform us that they couldn't meet their commitments. The business owner apologized promised to repay us and dictated a new deadline. That date came and went with no communication.
We now need to resort to legal action simply to recoup funds that they acknowledge they owe us. Any firm that gives you their word, doesn't make good on it, and doesn't communicate that they can't meet their commitment is not one to do business with. This concerns me greatly going forward to think that a firm this unreliable (and, apparently, cash-strapped) is supposed to take responsibility for any maintenance issues that could come up with the installation. Stay away!
I sat down with ~ 5 solar installers and only considered self installers. Silvestre was as knowledgeable if not more than the others that came out. United uses the same if not better panels than most and has their own workforce. There were your typical construction snags, but overall it was an excellent installation experience.
We are a few weeks into operation and we are seeing negative consumption which is how the system was sized.
Highly recommend United.
I ordered the service in Sep. 2017 through energysage.com. The whole process from project scheduling to finishing went silk smooth. For my 5.36KW solar system, it took almost two months to become production, which in my opinion is very fast considering the various requirements from electric company and local town for solar system installation.
Here i would like to express my sincere thanks to project manager/sales, Mr.
Silvestre, for his dedicated work. Mr. Silvestre is such a knowledgable and nice guy who has done a great job educating me about the whole solar system and its benefit. After the solar system being installed, i encountered one trivial but annoying problem, i.e. solaredge reporting system could not communicate properly with Mass energy reporting system, i just felt helpless and sent an email to Mr. Silverstre, who took over the responsibility and solved the problem single handedly.
The main electrician from United Solar, forgiving me not being able to recall his name now, is a very respectable professional. It was such a pleasure being able to talk with this guy who constantly offered me a lot of solar energy and electric tips.
In summary, i am very satisfied with the service offered by United Solar and strongly recommend its service to anybody who wants to go green!
Update: Selected the company in Nov, signed the check over 20 Dec and just heard today that paperwork was not filed correctly .... Very concerning especially because the work was to be completed within 30 days of contract.... Will keep you informed.
So far so good... Although the estimate was to start by 18 Dec there were a few snags that were not the fault of the company. Silvestre (my account rep) has been very responsive to my questions YTD. The true test of a fast install, equipment that was identified for the install is the same and to see if the company can produce as fast as advertised.... Stay tuned sports fans.
Working with United Solar was a great experience. Everyone was friendly, helpful and personable. They answered any questions I had throughout the process. Plus their price was a little better than the rest of the quotes I got when factoring in the systems/components they were offering. I’d definitely recommend them.
My system installed by United Solar Associates has been up and running for 8 months and is a huge success. United Solar Associates has more than lived up to their obligations and commitments under the installation contract. They committed to complete the installation by the end of 2015 so I could take the tax benefit for that year, and they followed through on that commitment. The workers were friendly, responsive and completed the job with a minimum of disruption. After the installation, we had a couple of problems (I've forgotten the details), but they troubleshooted and fixed them quickly. They also were very patient with helping me solve another electrical problem (a breaker kept tripping), which turned out to be completely unrelated to the solar system. Since the installation, Lucas, the salesperson, has answered the occasional question I've had and helped me trouble shoot the wireless connection to my router used for monitoring the system. The system is producing as expected, perhaps even a touch more. All-in-all, I'd recommend them in a heartbeat.
After reviewing multiple offers to install my solar system I choose United Solar because (1). Price was highly competitive, (2) Sales approach was straight forward, no pressure/hassle, and refreshingly honest. No hidden costs, no inflated numbers...
Had a delay due to an issue with supplier (which wasn't United Solar's fault) but Dan (owner) & Lucas (sales rep) were good about keeping me informed and in the loop. Construction workers were polite and respectful, and the racking system(ground mounted) & solar panels were put up with a high degree of craftsmanship. When completed the area was left clean and all debris and construction waste was removed from the work area.
After almost six months of service the system works as well as I had hoped for, the production of the system matches what was promised and we are extremely happy with our solar pv system. Lucas has continued to stay in touch with periodic emails to ask how everything is going. We are very glad to have choosen United Solar to install our system, and highly recommend them to anyone thinking about going solar....