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Solar Solution - Profile & Reviews

  • Installer
  • Community Solar

Established in 2008, Solar Solution is driven by the pursuit of a cleaner, healthier America by providing alternative energy options, such as a solar PV system installed on your home or business. We are a local certified CBE firm in the District of Columbia. Licensed to operate and insured in DC, MD and VA.

Solar Solution has installed more solar PV systems in the District than all our competitors combined! You can have confidence that we have the installation process down to a science, and understand the many different hurdles when it comes to DC contracting.

We offer in-house solar leasing, with shorter lease terms, and lower fixed rates compared to our competitors, using all north American solar equipment with a 25 year warranty!

26 reviews

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  • "Such an easy process"

    Reviewed Jul 05, 2019

    I can’t believe how easy it was. I signed up in July and got installed in September of 2018. Didn’t have to do a thing except sign the paperwork upfront and installation was in a single day. I can monitor my system online through an app, and since April I have been receiving a negative bill from pepco! I worked with Ernesto.

  • "Eighteen panels up and running"

    Reviewed Apr 26, 2018
    "Eighteen panels up and running"

    Reviewed Apr 26, 2018

    Solar Solution started out with a miscommunication at first, but the company realized the problem, fixed it, and everything went right from there. They had the best price and the installation is on aluminum beams -- no roof penetration or weight -- and we are very happy. We chose the more expensive panels and owning the SRECs. The only reason that the "Responsiveness" gets 4 and not 5 stars was the initial miscommunication -- but JD made it right.

  • "Panels are chugging away..."

    Reviewed Apr 25, 2017
    "Panels are chugging away..."

    Reviewed Apr 25, 2017

    Since they were installed nearly 2.5 years ago, the system has performed very well. The install was smooth and quick and high quality, the price excellent, and Solar Solution reps were friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. The panels reliably produce the predicted amount of power. The only initial hiccup was that early on the software program for the system, though top-rated, was not consistently reading all the panels. A software update by the vendor cleared that up, and it has been completely smooth sailing since than. At this point, all I have to do is look at my reduced electric bill and sell my solar renewable energy credits every few months. I am very satisfied.

  • "Pleasure Working With Solar Solution LLC"

    Reviewed Apr 09, 2017
    "Pleasure Working With Solar Solution LLC"

    Reviewed Apr 09, 2017

    Initial contact was with a salesperson who was fantastic. Good and clear explanations, and stated that she didn't consider herself a "sales person" because she believes in her product so greatly. We weighed our options within Solar Solution (we had panels installed as a part of a cooperative), and the panels were installed within a few weeks. The workers were very professional. We questioned the decision to put the panels on our north-facing roof, so there was a pause in work and a staff member from the paperwork side of Solar Solution came out again, looked at our situation, and gave clear details as to why the north roof was the preference. Workers came out a few days later to complete the work.

  • "Easy and flexible"

    Reviewed Apr 06, 2017

    I worked with Solar Solutions to purchase panels for my flat row house roof. They were great! I had to delay the installation because my neighbor was having major work done on their house and I didn't want to interfere. Solar Solutions was very willing to wait and in the mean time they had a product upgrade, which they provided to me at no additional cost. Installation was quick and I went up to the roof to see the work and I was impressed with the workmanship and set up. It was an easy and great experience from start to finish.

  • "Don't lease - buy from solar solutions"

    Reviewed Apr 05, 2017
    "Don't lease - buy from solar solutions"

    Reviewed Apr 05, 2017

    I began with solar city and then sungevty. Neither could solve an installation problem because I live in the Capitol Hill historic district. But both would be twenty year leases saving me circa 15% on my electricity costs for that period. But solar has become so affordable in such a short time, that it's foolish to lease. Solar Solutions installed in one day (20 panels) and it's been marvelous. I'm saving far more than 15% per month. Buy don't lease.

  • "2 Thumbs up!"

    Reviewed Apr 01, 2017
    "2 Thumbs up!"

    Reviewed Apr 01, 2017

    It's been a great experience from beginning to now. The person I worked with explained the process, my options. He was, and really still is accessible for questions. And I am saving money each month. Half or more of what I was spending on my electric bill.

  • "Free and In Control"

    Reviewed Mar 31, 2017

    I started researching the possibility of installing solar energy at my home in May of 2016. My youngest, of three son came home from one of his many visits to the public library excited about solar energy. He convinced me to go to a District of Columbia Solar Co-op meeting on the topic. At the meeting, I met other homeowners in my community that were interested in getting solar energy. The group put me in touch with Solar Solution. Solar Solution sent one of their representatives, Ms. Kathleen Deporter to my home. She answered all my questions and explained the process regarding Leasing Vs. Owning a system. I chose to own my system. The install went smoothly. No problems or surprises. The installers were quick, professional, and left my home the way they found it. In July of 2016 my home went online with solar power. It's been a blessing to not worry about high electric bills and to know that i made great investment. "Free and in Control", it feels great. Solar Solution has been there thoughtout the whole process. Community Solar Co-op group in my community is great also. I would have never tried solar energy without being able to talk with people like myself who were already enjoying benefits of solar power.

  • "A Great Installation That is saving us money and reducing load on the grid"

    Reviewed Mar 29, 2017
    "A Great Installation That is saving us money and reducing load on the grid"

    Reviewed Mar 29, 2017

    Solar solution as a pleasure to work with throughout the whole experience from sales presentation to contract negotiation to installation to support.
    They were good for their word and stood behind their work. I would highly recommend them for doing a solar panel installation.

  • "Unique approach; superior performance; Solar Solution"

    Reviewed Mar 28, 2017
    "Unique approach; superior performance; Solar Solution"

    Reviewed Mar 28, 2017

    When you invest in a solar panel array for your home, you want to rely not only on the quality of the panels, but also on the integrity and performance of the people who put them on your roof. Our choice was a local company with unequaled experience installing the systems on D.C.’s flat roofs. One of the key reasons we chose Solar Solution was their method of using a weighted system to hold the array in place, rather than puncturing the roof with nails - a method most other companies were too eager to employ, despite its unsuitability on roofs where punctures are likely to cause leaks over time. Since installing the system in May 2016, Solar Solution has been responsive to all of our questions, and has guided us through the process of selling our solar renewable energy credits (SRECS). We would recommend no other company to our D.C. neighbors. Carol Booker

  • "Solar panels"

    Reviewed Mar 28, 2017

    We are very happy with our twelve 2-3 year old solar panels installed on our flat-roof row house by Solar Solution. The installation process was smooth and they have to come to check on them since. No problems.

  • "Straight forward and cost effective"

    Reviewed Mar 28, 2017
    "Straight forward and cost effective"

    Reviewed Mar 28, 2017

    My wife and I had a small amount of money left over from a spate of home improvement projects after we bought our house. We looked into solar and it was just a bit too costly. Solar Solution crafted a great deal which entailed looping us into a neighborhood bulk buy of solar. The installation was drama-free and the system has operated perfectly ever since. Solar Solution also helped me with a billing dispute I had with my local utility.

  • "Transparent information and seamless execution"

    Reviewed Mar 27, 2017
    "Transparent information and seamless execution"

    Reviewed Mar 27, 2017

    My interactions with Solar Solutions were well above expectations . The representative was knowledgeable, courteous and responsive and answered all questions clearly and in a balanced fashion. He did not oversell or exaggerate anything. The installation was also done in a day with no hiccups. I am very satisfied with the service which is now nearly two years and has more than delivered on energy efficiency. Very happy I supported a local company which is very professional and was a pleasure to interact with.

  • "Excellent Experience "

    Reviewed Mar 27, 2017

    I had a wonderful experience with Solar Solution. Antonio (my contact) was always responsive and explained my options clearly. Installation went smoothly and everything is working wonderfully. I would definitely recommend Solar Solution to friends.

  • "Great customer service and great results!"

    Reviewed Mar 27, 2017
    "Great customer service and great results!"

    Reviewed Mar 27, 2017

    From the beginning of the process through installation and beyond, the customer service was outstanding. Kathleen was extremely responsive to all requests and was very patient with all of my questions. She thoroughly explained the process from beginning to end and my experience a great one. It has been a few months and I can see a huge reduction in my energy bills already. I would highly recommend!

  • "went through DC SUN (with Community Power Network); had great experience"

    Reviewed Mar 27, 2017
    "went through DC SUN (with Community Power Network); had great experience"

    Reviewed Mar 27, 2017

    Good customer service, smooth installation, no challenges or issues two years on. A great eco-decision, and equally great financial investment (payback period getting shorter by the year as DC REC's maintain value). Enjoyed working with the good folks at Solar Solutions. And would recommend to everyone going in on a group co-op bid, like those organized via the Community Power Network, with whom Solar Solutions worked well.

  • "Excellent Customer Service - Goes Above and Beyond!"

    Reviewed Mar 27, 2017
    "Excellent Customer Service - Goes Above and Beyond!"

    Reviewed Mar 27, 2017

    We were so surprised to hear from Solar Solutions when one of our panels wasn't working. They let us know and scheduled to come out and assess the problem - no charge! Great company, great service! Highly recommended!

  • "Love those panels"

    Reviewed Mar 27, 2017

    I'm delighted with my solar panels. They were installed quickly and professionally, and they have significantly reduced my Pepco bills. A great investment.

  • "Great experience"

    Reviewed Mar 27, 2017

    Solar Solution was great to work with and continues to provide excellent service for our residential solar system.

  • "Solar Solution Made Going Solar a Breeze!"

    Reviewed Mar 27, 2017
    "Solar Solution Made Going Solar a Breeze!"

    Reviewed Mar 27, 2017

    We used Solar Solution to install solar panels on our roof and they made the process very easy for us. From design and permitting to installation and getting our panels connected to the internet, the people we worked with were knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. We would highly recommend them.

  • "Efficient installations; easy to work with"

    Reviewed Mar 27, 2017
    "Efficient installations; easy to work with"

    Reviewed Mar 27, 2017

    Solar Solution has done fantastic work on both of the occasions I have used their services. On each occasion, the initial install and then a few years later a system take-down and reinstall associated with roof work I had done, their workers and associates were very kind and responsive. The workers were careful and thorough, moving surprisingly quickly and responding to weather related surprises. Easily, a five star worthy job each time I've dealt with them.

  • "Solar Solutions did a great job"

    Reviewed Mar 27, 2017
    "Solar Solutions did a great job"

    Reviewed Mar 27, 2017

    Solar solution made it easy. The plan they gave us was simple and cheap. We expect to make our return on investment in just a few years from installation. The team was great

  • "Solar Solution is great"

    Reviewed Mar 27, 2017

    I'm thrilled with my purchase from Solar Solution. Customer service is excellent. Pricing is competitive. And now I get free electricity.

  • "Best decision I ever made"

    Reviewed Mar 27, 2017

    My home is all electric and my electric bill was constantly $600 or more a month. I was about to rethink my decision when I got a visit at my door telling me about solar panels. My winter bills that year were $800 plus a month, by the time I got the panels they were going up. My first month I noticed a change! I mean my bill dropped by hundreds of dollars, that was two years ago, and I could not be happier. Then heavy rain cause a leak, well they were out the next day repairing the damage. The customer service is A1, I mean hands down the best I have no complaints. I highly recommend this company and to think I got wind of this amazing opportunity just by being home and frustrated about the raising cost of electricity.

  • "Great company to work with in DC"

    Reviewed Mar 27, 2017
    "Great company to work with in DC"

    Reviewed Mar 27, 2017

    Let's start by saying I rarely write reviews. But Solar Solution has been so terrific to work with, I feel like they deserve it.

    They are professional, easy to work with, and they are cost-competitive. I've had them install PV systems on 3 houses, and I've recommended them to over a dozen friends and neighbors - all of whom are happy customers as well. I'm at the point of telling folks to not even get a second quote from a competitor. Just call Solar Solution.

    They do the install in one day (for most houses), and they deal with DCRA and Pepco so you don't have to.

  • "Solor Solutions did a great job"

    Reviewed Mar 27, 2017

    They made the process very easy. They did the instalation in a single day. They have great pricing. They were very friendly, informative, and responsive throught the whol process.

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Solar Solution believes in helping home owners and businesses become more environmentally conscious while helping them save money with systems that make economic sense. We work directly with our customers to answer any questions or concerns they may have. Our attention to detail and our excellent customer service distinguishes us from our competition. Being the #1 solar installer in the District, installing more than 60% of PV systems, you can be assured of our professionalism, experience, and we guarantee your satisfaction.

Current incentives cover over 80% of system costs for purchase, and to lease the solar panels is also available at NO UP-FRONT COST to you (only in DC).

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Established

2008

Solar Solution Headquarters

4700 14th St NW
Washington, DC
20011 US

Local Offices (1)

  • 4700 14th St NW
    Washington, DC 20011

Workmanship Warranty

10 year workmanship warranty

Affiliations

DC Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE)
DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU)
DC Sun
Community Purchasing Alliance (CPA)

Certifications

DC CBE Certification # LSR35489012019
LDBE Certified LD 2011-0097-2014
MDOT MBE/DBE Certificate: 09-588
NABCEP Certification # (Gillian Black): 032611-38

Licenses

DC Business License: 71101774
Virginia Class B Contractor: 2705135542
City of Alexandria Business License: 142859-2017
Maryland Contractor’s License #: 127279

Insurance

Insurance First, Inc.
General Liability Policy Number: MP0045001001279 ($2M)
Umbrella Liability: Policy Number: XBS0058070 ($5M)
Workers Comp: Q940500589 ($500k)

States served by Solar Solution

  • District of Columbia DC,
  • Maryland MD,
  • Virginia VA