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Gold Rush Energy Solutions - Profile & Reviews

We started Gold Rush Energy Solutions as an alternative to the impersonal and often unprofessional performance of our large volume competitors. Our goal is to provide an optimal install, with personal customer service by certified professionals, who care about their customers. We aim to provide the highest quality of product and workmanship while still maintaining the most competitive pricing in the market.

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  • "Unwilling to come to agreement"

    Reviewed Apr 02, 2021
    "Unwilling to come to agreement"

    Reviewed Apr 02, 2021

    The initial proposal was good and the salesman was upfront and charismatic about the proposal. Though not the best deal offered, I chose to consider this vendor due to the comfortable atmosphere I felt in dealing with the salesman. Upon reading the contract I saw several points that I could not agree with involving the payment schedule and risks involved with materials. The salesman vocalized that the risks inferred by the contract were things that they as the contractor would never pursue, but was unwilling to get the contract changed to help me feel comfortable signing it. We were unable to come to an agreement as a result of the contract not being flexible enough to protect my interest as well as theirs.

  • "Very Impressed"

    Reviewed Mar 28, 2021

    I have been in business for 42 years and am a designer/builder. I am very particular about my subcontractors. I am very impressed with Goldrush Energy Solutions, from sales to a completed project. They did what they said they would do and on time. Their work was very clean. I would recommend them and I intend to continue to use them.

  • "Gold Rush Energy Solutions, El Dorado Hills Review"

    Reviewed Feb 28, 2021
    "Gold Rush Energy Solutions, El Dorado Hills Review"

    Reviewed Feb 28, 2021

    When we first decided to sign with Gold Rush for installation of a ground mounted solar system, we were impressed with the value offered for the cost. Unfortunately, we got off to a rocky start with little attention paid to our project for two months due to poor follow-up and communication. This is an area that the company could improve on.

    However, Gold Rush did turn this around when they brought in Daniel Ramirez who spent a lot of time answering all of our questions and concerns and is very knowledgeable, offering great practical advice. He got the project back on track and we enjoyed working with him. In addition, Brandon's installation crew was very good and did an excellent job. The project was eventually completed within the revised timeline and within budget.

  • "Very helpful"

    Reviewed Jun 20, 2020

    The gentleman that installed my panels was very nice, on time and always worked around my schedule. Jordan is very helpful With any questions or concerns.

  • "gold rush solar"

    Reviewed Mar 06, 2020

    this company is very professional and was a pleasure working with. they walked me through the entire process and delivered what they promised. I am generating power with no pgande cost. is a great system. I would highly recommend this co. look no furthet.

  • "Great experience from start to finish!"

    Reviewed Mar 05, 2020
    "Great experience from start to finish!"

    Reviewed Mar 05, 2020

    We chose Gold Rush Energy Solutions because they were extremely professional and Victor Falls answered all our questions and provided a solution to our energy needs. The installation team was on point. The job was completed as scheduled.

  • "Gold Rush Energy - 5 Stars - Great solar company located in El Dorado Hills"

    Reviewed Mar 05, 2020
    "Gold Rush Energy - 5 Stars - Great solar company located in El Dorado Hills"

    Reviewed Mar 05, 2020

    Gold Rush Energy installed my solar system last year and they exceeded all my expectations from my initial call requesting information to turning the system on with PGE grid. Ben Hecht (sales representative) is very knowledgeable about the various products, warranties and installation process. I am one of those customers that over analyzes everything and ask a million questions (especially for such a major investment as this) and Ben/Gold Rush Energy was always responsive and I never felt “sales pressure”. I compared various vendors and, based on all my research/vetting, I did not hesitate to use Gold Rush Energy to install my solar. It was a textbook “turnkey” operation where they took care of all the paperwork, scheduling and coordination with my HOA, PGE and inspectors. I highly recommend anyone who is thinking of installing solar to contact Ben Hecht/Gold Rush Energy for a competitive quote and/or a proposal for your specific home/needs – you will be happy you did.

  • "Solar panels"

    Reviewed Mar 05, 2020

    Gold Rush was highly recommended. They were quick and responsive and cost was very competitive. They handled all necessary paperwork for our HOA. The whole process was very easy.

  • "Wonderful Customer Service!"

    Reviewed Mar 05, 2020
    "Wonderful Customer Service!"

    Reviewed Mar 05, 2020

    We truly cannot say enough about the wonderful service we received from Victor Falls (our Gold Rush Energy solar rep) and the entire Gold Rush Energy team. We had a very large solar project as we are a commercial winery out in the Pleasant Valley area of Placerville and Gold Rush Energy stood up to the task and handled the entire process smoothly and with zero complications-from mapping out the best spot on our property to place the panels, to being there during the final PG&E inspection. We are so excited and proud to now be a solar operated winery! I highly recommend them for any kind of solar project, whether it's for a business or a residence. You won't be disappointed!

  • "Can handle even the most complex of jobs!"

    Reviewed Aug 30, 2019
    "Can handle even the most complex of jobs!"

    Reviewed Aug 30, 2019

    This is a long review, hopefully worth you taking the time to read.

    We've been working on getting solar on our property for 4 years now! It has been a very long journey for us, for most it should not be this long but we had some interesting challenges.

    When I started the process we had three different meters on our property, one of them is 3-phase. We are now down to 2 meters, but having multiple meters added to the complexity. We also had wanted to put the solar panels on the roof of a barn structure we have, but unfortunately the building was not permitted properly by the previous owners. We also have a lot of tall Ponderosa Pine trees on the property that created a ton of shade issues.

    Add to these "issues" the fact that we use a lot of power, so we were talking about installing a large, 60 panel residential system. All of these factors, and some others, made it very difficult to deal with many other solar companies. Some didn't even want to talk to us. We got into contract with one company and they couldn't complete the job, or weren't willing to deal with the challenges.

    Then, when we were about to give up, along came Daniel Ramirez and the growing team at Gold Rush Energy! They dove right in and were able to solve the last challenge we had as well. Once we decided to go with a ground mount system we wanted to have a raised system so our animals could use it as a shelter in the pasture. Most companies were not offering something like this whereas Gold Rush Energy had it in their portfolio.

    Due to the multiple power meter aggregation and the removal of one meter that we had, things took a while to get through PG&E's approval. The Gold Rush team were constantly hounding PG&E to get that approval done and giving me regular updates. Once we received our final approval the installation was scheduled for the next week!

    I was initially a little worried that this is a growing company, what was the crew going to be like, how was their equipment, etc. They came on site with about 8 people, all very good work ethics, and some fairly new trenching equipment and tractors! They had a huge raised panel system to install and over 400' of trenching to do through some hard ground. I was impressed in how they got this project done!

    If they can get through a difficult project like ours, they should have no problem with any other system they are working on!

    Really looking forward to our solar production and seeing what our first annual true-up bill will look like, we should end up net zero with our efforts which is our goal! Thank you so much to Daniel and the whole team at Gold Rush Energy!

  • "Solar Panels"

    Reviewed Feb 01, 2019

    I've wanted solar at my new place ever since I moved here so I started shopping around and had many representatives from different companies come to see what they could do. Gold Rush Energy Solutions was by far the best. I had my solar panels up and running in a very short time. Daniel, Michelle and and the whole crew were always very helpful and informative throughout the whole process. I highly recommend them for your solar needs and have already recommended them to friends.

  • "Solar Installation"

    Reviewed Jan 27, 2019

    We moved to our new home in November with the expectation that we would take advantage of the Federal 30% solar tax rebate before it expires.
    After interviewing 6 or more solar enterprises we chose Gold Rush Energy Solutions because the sales representative, Daniel Ramirez had a thorough knowledge of the industry and equipment. We also had a narrow window for the installation and approvals to qualify for the rebate in 2018 and Gold Rush assured us that they could get the approvals needed and install the system in 2018 for the rebate. Daniel had also handled other projects in our area and had been recommend to us.
    Once Daniel was given the authority to proceed with our solar project on November 26th he did so with tenacity. He personally expedited the permit necessary for our county and insured that the highest quality equipment for our installation was available. The installation was completed in 2 days and the personnel doing the installation worked tirelessly and were very professional. On December 13th we were given the “ok” by PG&E to turn our system on!
    We would most certainly recommend Daniel Ramirez and Gold Rush Solutions to others wanting to install a solar system.

  • "Solar installation"

    Reviewed Jan 23, 2019

    The process of purchasing solar panels with Gold Rush was easy and painless. Once we decided to use this company, the installation including inspection was completed quickly and with little disruption in our house. Daniel explained the financing information in detail, was knowledgable, easy to talk to, and not pushy. We contacted two other companies, but in the end decided to go with Daniel. Everyone we dealt with were friendly and professional we highly recommend Gold Rush.

  • "superior Company"

    Reviewed Jan 18, 2019

    Gold Rush is by far the best company. Can’t say enough man out them. I was referred to Daniel and so glad I called him. I had already met with 10 + companies. And this company was by far the most professional, non pushy and paid attention to what I wanted. They also gave me the exact price and rate I was looking for. Thanks again Daniel

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  • "Best Solar Company"

    Reviewed Jan 26, 2017

    I had talked to many solar companies and specially the big names. Then i talked to Daniel from Gold Rush Energy Solutions. He was very nice and polite and listened to all my questions and explained me all the advantages of the solar system and its different options with the solar panels available in the market and the invertor systems. He was not really pushy like all other solar companies will definitely do. Once i finalized the system with them, it took 1-2 weeks only to get it approved and permits and installation.
    Also approval from PG&E was also very quick and my system was running perfectly as it was explained and the way it should be.
    Also the installation crew were very professional and finished up the job on time and also cleaned up everything and also painted the conduits and pipes used on the wall.
    They were professional and neat as they worked.
    Also the online monitoring system is working perfectly as expected.
    I have seen the installation for other solar systems in my neighborhood and i could see the difference.
    I will definitely recommend GOLD RUSH ENERGY SOLUTIONS than the big companies, as you will get good service and personal attention than the corporate service which you don't know who you are talking to and might be different salesperson every few months.
    I will definitely recommend to all my friends.

  • "Awesome job!"

    Reviewed Aug 12, 2016

    My wife and I have spoke to well over 6 different solar companies.  We didn’t “feel it” with them.  They would listen to what we wanted, tell us they can work with us and then hit us with the lease pitch.  Even if you change the word “lease” to something else it is still a lease… Sorry.  We simply wanted to buy our panels and have them installed.  We wanted to have the least money out of pocket and take advantage of the government rebates and loans.  We wanted to have 100% of the energy produced applied to our PG&E bill.  The others said “No, no, no.  We install panels, you pay us for your electricity at a reduced rate.”  OK, that’s fair if you don’t know there are other options.  

    Then we met Jordan and Daniel from Gold Rush Energy Solutions.  They knocked on our door one HOT Saturday afternoon.

    Right away my wife and I liked these guys.  I had a lot of questions and they answered everything backing it up with documentation whenever I needed it.  They weren’t “Yes Men” though.  There were a couple of points that weren’t going to work but they came up with alternate approaches whenever possible.  We signed on the dotted line.

    Less than a week later they and their team were on our roof putting in the system.  They had arrived right on time (maybe even a little early).  They were professional and neat as they worked.  Our neighbors had a team installing solar as well.  They had ordered theirs 2-3 months prior and they were finally getting the panels put up.  Their workers were definitely not on the same caliber as the Gold Rush Energy Solutions crew.  One big difference was that by noon when our solar was installed it was FULLY installed.  Ready to run.  The inspector showed up after lunch and was done in no time.  He was thrilled at the job they did with all of the electrical modifications and additions.  There was nothing for hime to complain about which made his paperwork very short and simple.  The house next door wasn’t even scheduled for inspection yet.  We had to wait a few days for PG&E to process us into the system for the meter changes they needed to do.  Then we were fully online.  The guys went out of their way and asked if we had any leftover house paint which we did.  They painted the metal conduit running up to the roof so that it blends in… neighbors is still an ugly silver/grey.

    Would I hire them again?  Absolutely YES.

    Would I refer them to a friend?  A resounding YES.

    I wish all jobs went so well.

    A very happy customer.

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Now offering contact free screenshare consultations! Gold Rush Energy Solutions’ sole purpose is to empower people with the latest renewable technology so that they may live more abundant lives. Our focus is to develop a culture that nurtures a positive streamlined experience for our customers and employees. We perform quality work with qualified professionals. Our goal is to make our customers lucky to have chosen us.

  • Installation
  • Financing
  • Construction
  • Roofing
  • Electrical Contracting
  • General Contracting
  • Solar Repair & Maintenance
  • Community Solar
  • Energy Efficiency
  • High Efficiency HVAC
  • Solar PV
  • Energy Storage

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Gold Rush Energy Solutions Headquarters

4911 Windplay Drive Suite 4
El Dorado Hills, CA
95762 US

Local Offices (1)

  • 4911 Windplay Drive
    El Dorado Hills, CA 95667

Workmanship Warranty

Limited lifetime warranty on all of our work, 25 year warranty on all of our modules and inverters


California Solar & Storage Association Member & Authorized SunPower Dealer. Premium Panasonic Installer & Certified REC Installer. Presidents Circle Member of CALSSA.


Tesla Solar Roof Certified Installer


Certified C-10 electrical contractor


$1,000,000 liability & workers compensation

States served by Gold Rush Energy Solutions

  • California CA