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GRNE Solar - Profile & Reviews

We're not your typical solar company. That's because, uniquely, we do it all. Since 2012, we have established deep roots throughout the Midwest and have developed teams to operate in commercial, residential, and O&M services.

Our full-service solar installation team includes consultants, engineers, project managers, electricians, and solar installers. Collectively, we have over two decades of renewable energy and green construction experience. Our resume boasts a wide variety of solar energy installations such as ground, rooftop and carport setups.

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  • "Great company"

    Reviewed Jul 20, 2020
    "Great company"

    Reviewed Jul 20, 2020

    I had the pleasure of using this company for my solar installation and all I have is praise for them,they did a great job in my installation and they did everything to satisfy all my needs,thank you

    Marie Burgquist
    Installer
    Response from GRNE Solar
    Responded Jul 20, 2020
    Response from GRNE Solar
    Responded Jul 20, 2020

    We really appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback! We will be sharing this with the team and are ecstatic that you had a great experience. Please let us know if you need anything now or in the future. All the best and enjoy your solar energy!

  • "Fast, professional and attentive service."

    Reviewed Mar 31, 2020
    "Fast, professional and attentive service."

    Reviewed Mar 31, 2020

    In September 2019 GRNE installed my 8.0 KWP system. I also added 9.8 KWH LG battery back-up system. Because I live in unincorporated Cook County they had to go through grueling process of obtaining permit from CC Building and Zoning ( believe me, it is not easy task, I know I built my house here) which took about 3 months. For people living in unincorporated area: take the company already familiar with application process for permit here, it will save you a lot of time. Installation was done very quickly, small problems were resolved immediately. Cook County inspector came on the job site first day and talked to electrician about all the county requirements for installation. GRNE does not subs out electrical work, they have their own licensed electricians. Inspector was very pleased with final product. The system worked with no problems from day 1. I wanted to change setting for how my battery is operating and I reached out for help to SolarEdge (inverter manufacturer) unfortunately response was not too good. I asked GRNE guys to help me with changing programming of the system and after few days of testing different programs on my system they were able to program it the way I needed. Project manager Ed is very busy and it takes sometimes couple of days to get response from him, however our salesman Ryan was very responsive and in case Ed was not able to answer right away, we got fast answer from him. GRNE also process SREC refund from ComEd not like the most of other companies which use third party to do it. I highly recommend this young, enthusiastic group of people trying to do really high quality job.

    Marie Burgquist
    Installer
    Response from GRNE Solar
    Responded Jul 20, 2020
    Response from GRNE Solar
    Responded Jul 20, 2020

    We appreciate your thorough review. We have worked hard on establishing relationships with the communities and are constantly in touch with municipalities about their needs for permitting and inspections. We are thrilled to know you had a great experience, it was great working with you as well. If you need anything now or in the future, please let us know. From all of us at GRNE Solar - thank you!

  • "Professional, Courteous and Efficient"

    Reviewed Mar 03, 2020
    "Professional, Courteous and Efficient"

    Reviewed Mar 03, 2020

    I did not buy my solar panels through GRNE. they were, however, the installers for my Solar purchase through another Solar Provider, Tron Solar. Once I was in contact with GRNE, I had great response time regarding my questions and concerns regarding my install. From the office to the installers and electricians and technicians, my install went very well. There were delays due to weather as well as normal to high demand in solar customers (which is understandable), but even then the people I encountered through phone and in person were very professional, courteous and efficient. All in all, I just felt like it was good ol' customer service where you get quick response time and a job well done and done right.
    P.S. I am a customer through install only and not a purchase so I can't really rate value, but I still gave 5 stars as it is probably consistent with my other experiences with GRNE.

    Marie Burgquist
    Installer
    Response from GRNE Solar
    Responded Jul 20, 2020
    Response from GRNE Solar
    Responded Jul 20, 2020

    Thank you for sharing your feedback on your experience with us. We appreciate hearing from our customers about their installation experiences. Your feedback has been shared with the team and they are ecstatic to hear your kind words about our installation and communication aptitude. Please know if you need anything now or in the future, we're here to help. From all of us at GRNE Solar - thank you and enjoy your solar energy!

  • "Beware"

    Reviewed May 30, 2019

    Customer care is a joke. Ask a lot of questions they will give you the run around worse then any career politicians. I only gave one star because you can't give a negative number.

    Alex Cole
    Installer
    Response from GRNE Solar
    Responded Dec 09, 2019
    Response from GRNE Solar
    Responded Dec 09, 2019

    We appreciate your feedback. Unfortunately, your experience was working with a sales partner and you were not given the typical GRNE Solar experience. Please allow us to rectify your experience by reaching out to us. We'd welcome the opportunity to speak with you further.

  • "As good as it gets!"

    Reviewed Sep 13, 2018

    Alex Cole
    Installer
    Response from GRNE Solar
    Responded Dec 09, 2019
    Response from GRNE Solar
    Responded Dec 09, 2019

    We love to hear feedback like this, thank you! Please consider yourself part of the GRNE Solar family, if there is anything you may need moving forward please reach out to us!

  • "Great solar company"

    Reviewed Aug 17, 2018

    GRNE was the installer for my 9KW system which I contracted through SunBadger Solar. They did a fantastic job in get my system up and running within a few weeks. They handled my application and permits without any delays. When they noticed an inverter issue, they quickly came back and took care of it. I highly recommend them.

    Alex Cole
    Installer
    Response from GRNE Solar
    Responded Dec 09, 2019
    Response from GRNE Solar
    Responded Dec 09, 2019

    We appreciate your feedback, thank you! It was great working on your project and hope you are feeling the BIG benefits of converting your home to solar!

  • "Great Service"

    Reviewed Jul 11, 2018

    We just had a solar installation that went very smooth. All of our questions were answered promptly along the way. Great job all around!!

  • "Solar Panel Installation"

    Reviewed Jun 26, 2018

    We interviewed several companies for our home installation project and GRNE Solar was by far the best for quality versus price. They were not the least expensive but also not the most expensive. However, from start to finish they provided answers to all of our questions (and we had a lot of them!). During the installation they were very careful and handled everything beautifully. I myself am meticulous and professional and GRNE Solar is the same so they were a pleasure to work with. I cannot say enough to recommend this company for your solar projects.

  • "Excellent Installers"

    Reviewed Jan 15, 2018

    GRNE installed my solar in rural Illinois at a competitive price. They were quick to reply to all my questions. Very professional installers.

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  • "Reviews Helped"

    Reviewed Jan 08, 2018

    When I began to research solar, I wasn't sure what I was getting into. Energy Sage helped give me a basic understanding of what I needed to know to talk with installers and figure out what I wanted and what pricing was within line. GRNE was the most responsive of all installers, best priced once my project was fully flushed out, and highly rated of all of the installers that I looked at. GRNE ended up being the company that worked with me the best and was willing to go the extra mile to earn my business.

    I have a 10.18 KW system and 37 panels. Fairly large project for a house and these guys made it seamless.

    3 people found this helpful
  • "Outstanding! Delivered as promised."

    Reviewed Oct 23, 2017
    "Outstanding! Delivered as promised."

    Reviewed Oct 23, 2017

    GRNE Solutions installed a 22 panel 7 kW solar array for me nearly a year ago. I wanted to try a few seasons with the system to give a full review. So far the system has worked flawlessly! The online monitoring tool gives great access to my data and I've seen my primary array consistently achieve near maximum output on clear sunny days. When doing my research for this project, I spoke with close to 10 different companies in the area and GRNE was easily the most cost competitive. Eric was incredibly responsive throughout the project, including after-hours calls to answer my numerous questions and, most importantly, prompt replies. He also did everything in his power to meet my aggressive installation schedule, including following up with the city, HOA, and energy provider. When his primary electrician had to take PTO unexpectedly, he communicated this to me immediately and offered to line up different contractors; during the install they were incredibly polite and diligent and Eric was on-site up on the roof during the entire installation. I've received my first SREC, power output is exceeding expectations, and so far I've not had to pay for energy supply* since the system has gone live!

    *Some words of warning about the process (not the company) though for new buyers. There may be some bureaucracy with your energy provider such that applying for permission to install the system is separate from applying for a net metering program. This distinction was not forthcoming until my next energy bill after giving away a month of free energy. Also note, there is no such thing as a $0 energy bill, at least in my experience; I still have to pay a 'customer charge' for my grid tied system even though I've provided a net surplus of energy so far. The energy credits from surplus production are applied to the energy supply costs only. That being said, my energy bills have only cost $16 per month, even during the summer (using energy credits). This was still a very positive experience overall. GRNE was great and I’m currently estimating about a 6-7 year return-on-investment (ROI) after the federal tax rebate!

    3 people found this helpful
  • "Right on Target - Excellent Service"

    Reviewed Jul 25, 2017
    "Right on Target - Excellent Service"

    Reviewed Jul 25, 2017

    I sent out a request for proposal to four installers in my area. The very next day GRNE Solar (Eric) was at my house with three proposals that perfectly bracketed my requirements. Eric and his team answered questions and made adjustments as needed to get it just right and now I have a beautiful 4.2kW system on my roof.
    I'm very impressed with their ability to deliver so smoothly.
    Thanks Eric (GRNE Solar)

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Excellent service"

    Reviewed Jul 22, 2017

    I chose GRNE Solar in part because they had quoted the lowest price to install solar on our roof, but also because when I spoke to Eric on the phone he was always patient and exuded a sense of calm that made me trust him for this project without meeting him in person (although I'm sure I could have).

    Throughout the process, Eric did a great job communicating by email to take care of all the city permitting and utility setup, sending us documents for virtual signatures when needed.

    I spent a lot more time researching solar and then choosing a contractor than actually dealing with anything related to the installation because GRNE Solar took care of everything. I didn't meet Eric until the system was operational, which was great.

    GRNE Solar exceeded my expectations in every way. In particular, I was really impressed by just how EASY they made everything.

    2 people found this helpful
  • "Great experience "

    Reviewed Apr 01, 2017

    GRNE were a great company to work with. Eric was very polite & knowledgeable. He answered all my questions about financing and explained the process of work really well. The install took a day and a half. I'd highly recommend them to anyone looking to add solar to their home.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Great company and people to work with."

    Reviewed Mar 28, 2017
    "Great company and people to work with."

    Reviewed Mar 28, 2017

    I contacted GRNE Solutions for a quote, after I received the quote I had lots of follow up questions. They always responded promptly and I finally decided to go with their installation based on the system capabilities and price. The install went well and am very satisfied with electrical production to date.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Super Super Super"

    Reviewed Mar 17, 2017

    Eric and his crew were terrific. They have low rate financing with different options to make it easier on payments. We did have a little confusion on our choice of financing, but approval was simple and painless. Good, competitive rates on our system. They came out as scheduled and worked tirelessly in the bitter cold. No mess was left. They explained the equipment use to me and I love the computer monitoring to see every day how it's all working and how much energy it's making. Customer Service afterwards is great, too. Eric is quick to answer calls or e-mails. It looks nice on my roof, too. My first electricity bill after installation was $3.45 Super happy.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Great service"

    Reviewed Sep 29, 2016

    I found the company from their signage at another install and was pleased with both the professionalism and knowledge of the company.

    2 people found this helpful
  • "Easy to work with"

    Reviewed Sep 29, 2016

    Had an 8.37 kw system installed, 27 panels, roof-mounted. Waiting on the city inspector and the utility was the only downside . . . Everything else went great.

    4 people found this helpful
  • "Home solar panels"

    Reviewed Sep 27, 2016

    GRNE Solutions installed solar panels on our home. They helped get us signed up to received the Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) payments that are offered in our state, have monitored the savings we're getting via a mobile app, and came to the house to replace a defective part when they discovered (through the app) that the system wasn't working properly. Their service has been great!

    3 people found this helpful
  • "Great company"

    Reviewed Sep 27, 2016

    GRNE was professional and proficient in all business with my solar panel.

    2 people found this helpful
  • "Knowledgeable and Efficient"

    Reviewed Sep 26, 2016
    "Knowledgeable and Efficient"

    Reviewed Sep 26, 2016

    Not only did these guys have the best price, they were extremely smart and up to date in the solar industry. I found the GRNE Solutions team to be knowledgeable on the products and options available. They were very efficient with the whole process and completed my install in only 1 day onsite. Loved working with the GRNE Solutions team.

    2 people found this helpful
  • "Best Price Around and GREAT to work with"

    Reviewed Sep 26, 2016
    "Best Price Around and GREAT to work with"

    Reviewed Sep 26, 2016

    I interviewed a few different solar companies and it was a no-brainer. GRNE Solutions is awesome. They had the lowest price but still offered great quality products. (I did some research outside of what they told me too) I was newer to the idea of solar and they took the time to walk me through each step of the process. They did EVERYTHING! Ordered my equipment, got the permit from my municipality, coordinated with the utility company on my behalf, and did the install. It was a smooth process. And I'm still convinced they didn't charge me enough. HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend GRNE Solutions!

    2 people found this helpful
  • "Solar is great... (Thank You GRNE)"

    Reviewed Sep 25, 2016
    "Solar is great... (Thank You GRNE)"

    Reviewed Sep 25, 2016

    From the initial consultation to turning on the system for the first time, GRNE was on top of it. I can't say thanks to them enough for the extra dollars in my pocket every month. If your looking for a Professional Company with a great product I would highly recommend giving them a call

    2 people found this helpful
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Established

2012

GRNE Solar Headquarters

230 N Hicks Pl
Palatine, IL
60067 United States

Local Offices (4)

  • 2202 Prospect Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46203
  • 2004 SW 5th St., Unit A
    Lincoln, NE 68522
  • 5281 Oak Crest Hill Rd. SE, Unit 7
    Hills, IA 52240
  • 1215 Howard Street
    Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
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Workmanship Warranty

25-year warranty on Solar Modules
25-year warranty on Inverter(s) & Optimizers
10-year warranty on LG Chem Battery
10-year Workmanship Warranty

Affiliations

Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA)

Certifications

Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) DG Certified Installer
Service Finance Company Approved Partner
Adjustable Block Program Approved Vendor
Illinois Solar For All Vendor

Licenses

Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) DG Certified Installer

Insurance

Fully Insured. General Liability, Automotive, Theft/Crime, and Workers Compensation on all projects. Insurance policy certificates of $2,000,000 per event at project level.

States served by GRNE Solar

  • Illinois IL,
  • Indiana IN,
  • Iowa IA,
  • Nebraska NE