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Authorized Panasonic Premium Installer (25 Years Workmanship, Product, and Performance Warranty on Panels, Micro Inverters, and Racking from Panasonic)
Family Owned and Operated. Offering Lowest Price Per Watt (Comparable Systems)
Virtual Site Inspections
- Authorized Panasonic Premium Installer (25 Years Workmanship, Product, and Performance Warranty on Panels, Micro Inverters, and Racking from Panasonic)- 25 Years Solar panel Power Production Warranty
- 25 Years Remote Monitoring
- 10 Years Leak-Free Warranty For All Mounting Points
- 25 Years Workmanship Warranty
Business Incorporation: 995108 C-10
$4M General Liability, Umbrella, Workers Comp, and Auto
I used GCE for my residential solar project. From contract to installing, the process was very easy and straightforward. Sepehr and Teresa were great to work with. My install was scheduled and GCE offered several times to move it earlier as spots open in their schedule (I have never had a contractor try to move my project earlier, it is usually the opposite!). Crew came on the scheduled day, was very professional and clean and install was completed same day. There were some issues connecting the system to EnPhase, took a little bit of time for GCE to come and resolve it (mainly due to rain), but other than that everything went very well. I recommend GCE for residential solar project, I am glad I went with them. Thanks GCE!
This was the only company I heard from that actually called me! Every other company communicated through messaging. Go with GC and you won't go wrong. My utility application was in a few days after I signed now just waiting for install in January. Highly recommended, I have already referred a couple of friends and family members. SP
I highly recommend getting a quote from GC Electric. They quoted us a a good price for high quality equipment and while I had to leave voicemail messages, the owner returned my calls and responded to my many emails within a day or so. We decided to go with them because they were the only company that mentioned that our electric panel is an old 40 year-old FPE panel (fire hazard!) and recommended replacing it for safety reasons. No upselling, they just had safety in mind. We were ready to sign a contract with them, but we discovered that we can't just replace our panel because it's right above our gas meter, so we'll have to move it, requiring trenching and adding thousands to the cost. In the end, we went with someone recommended to us by a relative (retired electrician) because of our complicated panel issue.
Update 03/03 : Got a call today, seems they are very busy. I got a quote yesterday and has been calling them since then. No luck so far. Please get back to me.
I found G C Electric Solar via energysage. Their initial proposal was not the lowest, but it stood out as the best value given the quality of the equipment and warranty, and the reviews from prior customers. They were the first to setup a phone consultation after I received the proposals in the Marketplace. I expected the call to be a sales pitch, but instead I was told how to determine the amperage of my main electric panel. Then I was educated on how to consider our historical use of electricity, plans for the future (i.e. EVs?), and whether we were willing to upgrade our main panel if needed. I then received an updated proposal and an invitation to contact them again should I wish to move forward or to get more information. There was no hard sell that first day nor ever. I spent 3 more months using their quote and the things I learned that day to shop around only to decide that I found the right company on the first try! When I finally decided to move forward it was October of 2022. It can often take a couple months to get SDGE permits completed and then there is the lead time required to get the installers scheduled and equipment ordered. I figured I'd blown the chance to get the installation done before end of the year which means I would have to wait until 2024 to get the 30% Federal Tax Credit. This is where G C really came through! They managed to get all the permits done before the end of November, then they found an installation team to come on December 22nd! What a nice Christmas present! On December 20th, a truck showed up with my solar panels followed by the installation team an hour later. This is the only part of the experience that was not ideal. I learned later that an email was sent the prior evening letting me know that the equipment and installers would be available 2 days earlier, meaning the installation would be done the next day. I work from home and happened to have a full calendar that day, so things got a little chaotic as I did not check my email that night. BUT..., given the effort they made to get this done a few days before Christmas, I probably shouldn't even be mentioning this. The installation was completed after a couple days. The inspection was done the following week and then I received the approval to operate from SDGE on 12/30. (This is exceptionally quick, but I guess there are not a lot of solar installations getting done between Christmas and New Year's Eve.) Anyway, we started 2023 with solar in place and are very happy! It's apparent already that the proposals are accurate. We did not upgrade our main panel but were able to get an array that will provide about 95-98% of our electricity. The cost was so low that with the 30% tax credit, we expect this array to pay for itself in less than 4 years (and that assumes the cost of electricity remains where it is now.) After that, those panels will be up there "printing money" for another 15-25 years!
I provided a previous review about my experience with EnergySage. Now that my system has been installed by GC Electric, I want to take this time to share my experience. During my initial research on EnergySage and receipt of initial quotations, I decided that I wanted to go with a Panasonic/Enphase system. I selected GC Electric Solar for the following reasons: 1. Sepehr, GC’s owner and Francis Bebla were both very communicative during my selection process. I was thinking of adding a battery to my system and GC provided pros and cons of both. They could have elected to just sell me a battery as part of my solar install but instead provided me with information so that I could make an informed decision. Their honesty is greatly appreciated. 2. Once, I decided on a final system arrangement but before selection, I narrowed my final list to 2 or 3 competitors to quote an apples to apples system. All responded quickly, but GC had the system I wanted for a fair price. 3. GC is a local installer in San Diego County and I wanted to support local business. They are very knowledgeable of local permitting requirements and working with SDGE. They handled all aspects of permitting resulting in a very smooth and seamless process from project start to project end. 4. Contract was very straightforward and clear spelling our responsibilities of GC as installer, the equipment vendors who provide the equipment warranties, and the customer. All questions I had regarding the contract were answered timely and to my satisfaction. 5. Since GC is an authorized premiere installer of Panasonic solar panels and Enphase micro inverters, Panasonic provides a 25 year All Guard warranty that covers installation, equipment (panels, inverters, racking system, etc). The warranty from Panasonic was an important factor as remains in effect even if the installer were to go out of business. Panasonic is one of the largest and longest premiere panel manufacturers/suppliers in the business along with all of their other company offerings in the electronics industry for decades. 6. GC’s installers and commissioning personnel are top notch and communicative answering my questions during install. My system installation was completed in late January (2 weeks earlier than anticipated) and inspection and commissioning in early February. System passed City inspection on first review and I was notified by SDGE a day later that they have received the City inspection report. SDGE plans to inspect my meter within 2 weeks and then issue the permission to operate (PTO). I am eagerly looking forward to lower electrical bills in the months to come. My only criticism which I have shared with GC is their use of an app called ProofHub for communication. The app is not very intuitive, but once you get used to it, you can find all communication, design information, project status, and scheduled dates for various project phases. Be sure that you have notifications set properly on your smart device settings. I initially missed a few key notices from GC as the ProofHub notifications were not properly set I my phone. This is not a fault of GC, but I did suggest to include this item in GC’s instructions for using ProofHub. Hopefully, this will help future customers. If you are doing your due diligence in reviewing solar system installers, I certainly recommend considering GC Electric Solar. Again, kudos to the GC Team. If I consider battery install in the future, GC will be top of my list.
934 South Andreasen Drive, Suite E
Escondido, CA 92029
934 South Andreasen Drive, Suite E
Escondido, CA 92029
8 Corporate Park, Suite 300
Irvine, CA 92606
8 Corporate Park, Suite 300
Irvine, CA 92606
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