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G C Electric Solar - Profile & Reviews

G C Electric Corporation (dba G C Electric Solar) is a family owned and locally operated EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) company based in beautiful San Diego area. Started in 2008 and incorporated in 2014, we custom design and install each project in-house using experienced and knowledgeable engineers and professional solar installers without having to sub-contract any portion of the project to any third-party organization unlike many of our national and local competitors.

We have installed residential solar systems for many families in San Diego as well electrical and solar systems for hand full of INC 500 and 5000 companies and currently in process of installing large scale commercial solar installations for hand full of industry leading companies. When it comes to quality, safety, workmanship, and technical expertise, G C Electric Solar is placed in top 10 electrical and solar contractors in California.

Our ultimate goal is building a brighter and more sustainable future for all.

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  • "A Good Experience!"

    Reviewed Jan 20, 2021

    Francis was very professional and did an excellent job supervising the installation of my solar panel system.

  • "Excellent Company"

    Reviewed Dec 22, 2020

    From start to finish, G C Electric was holding my hand all the way and answering all my questions and concerns. I had quotes from Sunrun, ASI, Sunpower to name a few and no one could compare to their pricing. Because of low overhead they were able to provide me with a system far larger than the competitors; with Panasonic panels, I have a 25 year full warranty. The installers were quick and professional; excellent company I would refer to anyone going Solar.

  • "Great work. Wonderful service."

    Reviewed Dec 17, 2020

    I've had experience working with GC Electric Solar on two occasions . First for the initial install of my system. And then a year later they added capacity and upgraded electrical panel.

    Both times, our experience with them was top-notch. On the initial installation, the process was smooth and hassle-free. Sepehr (the owner) did a great job explaining the process and his team completed the installation as planned. Our panels were delivered ahead of schedule, and the installation was done quickly.

    A year later, we needed to increase our production capacity (we got a hot tub

  • "GC Solar Is #1"

    Reviewed Dec 15, 2020

    As someone who works in the solar business I was pleasantly surprised with the cost for my system and the service that was provided from start to finish. I would highly reccomend GC Solar for your solar project, you will be very happy with them!

  • "Smooth installation and communication"

    Reviewed Dec 01, 2020
    Updated Dec 14, 2020
    "Smooth installation and communication"

    Reviewed Dec 01, 2020
    Updated Dec 14, 2020

    This is our second solar panel project. So we have a benchmark. G C Electric is like your quite efficient guy. Never too loud, but when you ask if a certain task is done, the answer is always yes. They were on time every step of the way. And they also gave the best price on the panel (Panasonic) and inverter(enphase) I wanted. They didn't try to upsell anything. When they were trying to talk about their product, not once they talked bad about their competition, they focused mostly on their positive qualities, portfolio. Their competitors were not so much. Good honest business, how it is supposed to be for all business.

  • "Don't have them upgrade your electric panel!!"

    Reviewed Dec 11, 2020
    Updated Dec 12, 2020
    "Don't have them upgrade your electric panel!!"

    Reviewed Dec 11, 2020
    Updated Dec 12, 2020

    Part of our Solar installation included the upgrading of our power panel to 200 amp service and trenching to the street. This was a known part of the project and was included in the original quote. That part of the process was an utter disaster. The communication was terrible. I left many messages for the owner who never returned a single call until the situation escalated driven by frustration of not receiving quality or consistent information. The information I received from GC regarding the open trench (over 3 months of an open trench) and as to why the project was not moving forward was inconsistent from what the City of Oceanside inspector told me in a recorded Ring Doorbell conversation and face to face. Several inspections were failed (thought that was never acknowledged by GC) and I learned that after talking face-to-face with the building inspector. The employees they had on our trenching and panel upgrade job site were absolute amateurs. Their sidewalk concrete repair was "less than amateurish" (a direct quote from the City inspector when he failed the permit inspection). I would be glad to share pictures of how horrid their work was. The project was two months longer than their projection because of the trenching and their issues from the city inspectors. It was virtually impossible to get a real update as to what was happening and why it was taking so long. I would absolutely caution anybody who has to go through Electrical panel upgrade and trenching to avoid this company.

    That being said, the initial dealing with them was professional and the price was fair. The solar panels were installed on our roof in a matter of just a couple of weeks. However, we were not on line until almost 5 months after work began. Once the kinks were ironed out, we have been producing power. Were it not for the issues with the panel upgrade, including the failed inspection of the circuit breakers installed in the new panel box by GC, I would have fairly given them a 4 star review.

    Sepehr Nozari
    Installer
    Response from G C Electric Solar
    Responded Dec 12, 2020
    Response from G C Electric Solar
    Responded Dec 12, 2020

    Peter Wolf contracted us to install his solar system to upgrade his electrical panel as a separate line item which involved trenching from the SDGE transformer to his new electrical panel and “minor concrete work” at his house. He was solar with the solar work and the panel upgrade work. He was not happy with the trenching and the concrete patching portion of the work. We were supposed to patch his concrete and that is why his contract worded "minor concrete work" and it was even explained to him that way before he signed the contract. He obtained the upgrade work paperwork from SDGE. Usually we do that portion of the work but he already had all of that figured out when he approached us. During the trenching work SDGE asked us to change the conduit route from what the customer explained to us and requested a change and asked us to cut major slabs of concrete sidewalk to run their electrical conduit instead of just minor cuts that result in "minor concrete work". Unfortunately our field team did not slap a change order and decided to do the work for free although the contract clearly stated such work would be at additional cost. All the inspections were done by SDGE not CITY. Whatever comments the City supposedly made to the customer is not valid since they only came out to inspect the final solar work. SDGE performed 5 inspections and they did not allow the trench to be backfilled until the inspections were done. City was never part of any of those inspections and SDGE never said anything bad about our work to the customer. We asked the customer many times to call the SDGE if he is having issues with the open trench or the timeframe. He was given our solar install guide that clearly explained when it comes to trenching for the panel upgrade the time frame is extremely long and it is up to SDGE not us.  During the final inspection the city would not pass the solar or the upgrade work since they demanded more concrete sidewalks should be removed and replaced since they own the sidewalk not SDGE. They held the solar and the upgrade permit hostage until that was done even though they were not related which caused more delays. Basically instead of patching, they wanted us to completely remove all sidewalk slabs and pour new slabs. That is a work of a concrete masonry company not an electrical company. Once again the customer wanted free work and our guys poured the concrete for free for him even though that is not what we do and the city was not satisfied with that concrete work. At the end after pointing out the facts in the contract, he hired a concrete company to satisfy the city on the concrete work and we paid for half of that bill to keep him happy and he paid for the other half. During all of this the customer was really disrespectful and cursed at our employees during the work. He is very upset over that now and he is making baseless allegations that we lied to him or caused delays without having any proof In Public. He was told from the beginning the upgrade work will take a very long time and that timeframe would not be up to us. As much as we would like to keep every customer happy sometimes you cannot accept other people’s financial responsibility per their legally signed contracts to avoid unhappy customers and bad reviews. The solar installation and the electrical portion of the work was completed on time and without a problem and I am sure he can testify to that. When trenching is involved, a lot of unknown can cause change in the scope of work, pricing, and the time frame most of which is controlled by SDGE and sometimes the city since SDGE tells us where to trench and the city owns the utility easements. Regular panel upgrades do not involve trenching which means no change order. We have tried to contact Peter to offer system cleaning or free system upgrades to change his mind about our experience with him but he has not been accepting any or willing to talk to us.

  • "Definitely NOT Hassle-free"

    Reviewed Nov 12, 2020
    Updated Dec 12, 2020
    "Definitely NOT Hassle-free"

    Reviewed Nov 12, 2020
    Updated Dec 12, 2020

    After posting my original review and subsequent revision and reading the public response from G C Electric, I have decided to replace my original review with a response to G C’s public response. The key points of my rating - lack of effective communication and not “hassle-free” remain.

    I will be quoting the G C response and challenge certain points as they related to what I experienced.
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    From the G C response: “I know Francis reached out to you a few days after your system was installed but you were not available or called him back. He called to check in with you.”

    I have no record of any phone call, text, or email concerning such a call. The only response I received was after I posted my initial review on November 12.
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    From the G C response: “Unfortunately this pandemic is something new and you were signed up and your system was installed at very early stages of the pandemic during our transition from working from office to figuring out how to work from home and how to deal with this new environment.”

    The pandemic shutdown began in mid- to late March. My contract with G C was signed on July 30, over 4 months from the WFH directives.
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    From the G C response: “We did have some minor miscommunications but nothing major given the circumstances.’

    “nothing major” to me does not mean no communication for several weeks after the first phase of the installation was complete. I was under the impression that the second phase would occur within a few days after the first. Nothing was said, texted, or e-mailed to me to provide a different schedule. I felt abandoned and became concerned. That is why I continually initiated contact – to ensure progress was being made.
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    From the G C response: “Very smaller percentage of customers do not like that because they want to micro manage (sic) the process and be involved in every phase of the work which causes other challenges and delays and issues.”

    I contend that great customer service is tailored to the needs of the individual. And had they reached out when they determined a schedule change was needed, I would have been more passive.

    Sepehr Nozari
    Installer
    Response from G C Electric Solar
    Responded Dec 12, 2020
    Response from G C Electric Solar
    Responded Dec 12, 2020

    Richard Wolf signed a contract on July 30th. Just like his brother (Peter Wolf) he also wanted us to upgrade his electrical panel. He approached us with him already requesting the SDGE to provide upgrade plans and paperwork just like his brother's project. In August, SDGE informed him in order to upgrade his electrical panel, trenching and other additional work that was not part of the contract needs to be done. At that point he decided to opt out of the upgrade and instead get SDGE RMA device to solve his panel capacity issue which was a faster and cheaper solution. SDGE installed the RMA device on September 1st. We installed the solar system on August 20th on his roof to make sure we are ready for the RMA work. We could not do any electrical work at the time since the RMA device was not done. The electrical work was completed on September 17th. Per our "solar installation guide" sent to the customer on July 31st after he signed the contract, 10-11 business days after the work has been completed, SDGE will issue permission to turn on the system. Even with Covid 19 when SDGE and City inspections are taking 2-4 weeks, the customer received his permission to turn on the system from SDGE on Oct 5th which falls within the time frame given to him. Also the same guide points out that we are always 1-3 month booked with the solar installs and this customer's system was turned on in about 2 month after signing the contract during a worldwide Pandemic.We are known to finish projects hassle free without involving the customer too much on details they do not need to know. On average, once the contract is signed a few emails and a couple of visits from us and the system will be turned on. The customers love this approach since it means they won't be wasting time responding to many emails or be home all the time for many unwanted or needed sites visits and meetings. The process is always explained in detail to the customers before they sign and we explain that the process is straightforward and no hand holding is needed. We even send a detailed "solar installation guide" that explains the process in writing. Just after the contract was signed alone I received 30+ emails from this customer asking questions regarding matters explained before or written in the guide already. If you add pre solar calls, emails, and texts to my emails and the emails other employees in the company received we have exchanged probably over 80 emails and many text and phone calls for an installation that usually involves a few emails and visits. All of the work was done on time as explained to him while going through a horrible Pandemic that limits the employees from properly collaborating and finishing a job due to social distancing and other covid 19 requirements. We were also going through a communication transition with customers which occurred after deciding to have our office employees work from home instead of the office. Could we do a better job communicating with this customer given the Covid-19 circumstances? Probably would be possible but how much more? so many emails and communications already done and this customer is still not happy with our communications. We also covered 2 weeks of this customer's electric bill since he was not happy with us (and to keep him happy) but right after the check was chased this review was posted. We even reached out afterwards to offer a free system cleaning or other system upgrades for free to change his opinion about his experience with us but he has not been accepting or properly responding to us. Since this customer has explained his frustration to us, we have added a "Customer Orientation Call" to our process which allows us to explain our process (which was explained to the customer during the sales cycle and in writing after the contract signing) one more time just to make sure they understand the process and we are hoping this will eliminate situations like what we had with Richard Wolf.

  • "On Time and Quality Work"

    Reviewed Oct 29, 2020

    GC Electric performed the roofing and solar panel installation/integration and it was all very high quality. Every person on team could answer all of my questions and arrived on time each day to work.

    This was as close to set it and forget as your are going to get and the peace of mind is worth it.

  • "Great Communication"

    Reviewed Oct 27, 2020
    "Great Communication"

    Reviewed Oct 27, 2020

    Sepehr Nozari from G C Electric Solar is very knowledgeable and always available to answer my questions.

  • "Great Solar Company, Trusted Source"

    Reviewed Jun 16, 2020
    "Great Solar Company, Trusted Source"

    Reviewed Jun 16, 2020

    We used G C Electric Solar to design and setup our solar system. Sep and his Team are top notch, very professional, knowledgeable, very responsive, no pressure sales, do what you ask for and a pleasure to work with.
    Found them thru Energy Sage. They were 1 of 4 quotes we received on the Energy Sage site. The Energy Sage site was also a pleasure to use, fast response with 4 quotes, best of all no pressure from any of the companies to purchase, responded only to our questions.
    We wanted a system we could grow into, wanted the best efficient reliable system on the market, at an affordable price. G C Electric Solar, we believe provided everything we asked for and more. They worked with SDGE to install the RMA device and other City inspections required, again a painless process.
    Believe we were quote to running solar in about 3 weeks, inspections and SDGE are usually the causes of delays.
    The Team was quick to install the system, very organized in laying it out and cleaning up after connecting the 20 solar panels. The electric conduit was routed to be less of a possible eyesore. Once the conduit gets painted, it will blend right in to the house. Very pleased with the work G C Electric Solar preformed, their system choice and design. We highly recommend them for all Solar needs.

  • "Professional - Prompt - Personable"

    Reviewed Jun 15, 2020
    "Professional - Prompt - Personable"

    Reviewed Jun 15, 2020

    Sep and GC Solar were amazing. They got back to me timely on all of my questions (I ask a lot of questions) and even went the extra mile to get some other requests done for us. They were super professional during installation and were in in out in a few days (a little longer because we had to upgrade our Electrical Panel). Their recommendation on the solar panels and inverters were spot on and the output is higher than expected. At first I was weary of them being a newer company but boy was I glad I went with a smaller company. The attention to detail and communication was superb. I couldn't be happier with my installer and my panels. Go with GC you won't regret it.

  • "Great experience - installing on another property now!"

    Reviewed Jun 15, 2020
    "Great experience - installing on another property now!"

    Reviewed Jun 15, 2020

    Our experience with GC Electric Solar was all positive, from the first phone contact through completion. We choose GC Solar out of several companies for several reasons. First and foremost was the interaction with Sepehr Nozari. We felt comfortable from the first meeting with him, he understands the solar business and answered all of our questions and more. I wasn't working with a third party who was there to sell me solar, Sep was there to educate and explain everything. Beyond that, their products are top of the line with great warranties. The process was fully explained and we were continuously updated as the job was progressing. When we were told work would be done, it was. Very professional and easy to work with. As the title indicated... we are having solar now installed on our home after a great experience last year on our rental property.

  • "Great Job!"

    Reviewed Apr 21, 2020

    These guys had me installed in two months. There were some hiccups, but they handled them and recovered. I have recommended them to all my family and friends.

  • "Educated"

    Reviewed Apr 21, 2020

    If you were like me and did not know anything about solar, GC Electric is the way to go. They walked me through everything and made it as seamless as they could. Thank you!

  • "Trustworthy and they go the extra mile!"

    Reviewed Oct 16, 2019
    "Trustworthy and they go the extra mile!"

    Reviewed Oct 16, 2019

    I chose G C Electric Solar for my solar project of 8kw. They gave me the best price and I talked about how I wanted extra accommodations to take care of my property. Sepher gave me his word that they would do the extra work and they did, they went out of their way to do the extra work. I was very impressed with Sepher's professionalism and the high quality of G C Electric's electricians.

  • "Great local installer with a competitive price!"

    Reviewed Sep 02, 2019
    "Great local installer with a competitive price!"

    Reviewed Sep 02, 2019

    Because solar system installation of commonly used equipment is much more dependent upon the people directly involved, going with a regional or national installer has marginal benefits at a much higher cost. I chose GC Electric Solar because my installation should be easy (24 panels on a shingle roof), they were a local company that had great yelp ratings and had a decent number of residential AND commercial installations.

    During the process of getting estimates, Sepehr was the only one (including some regional guys) that answered my nerdy questions well. A big plus in my book.

    From contract signing to system turn on, it took 7 weeks including inspections and other administrative red tape. I'm not sure this is entirely smart, but another reason I chose GC Electric Solar was that their quote had the longest wait time -- thinking, hey, these guys are in demand.

    I did refer GC Electric Solar to my friends, not for a potential referral rebate, but because I'm a satisfied customer (any referral rebate coming my way will be given to them).

  • "Small residential solar panel project with storage"

    Reviewed Aug 23, 2019
    "Small residential solar panel project with storage"

    Reviewed Aug 23, 2019

    A superlative experience. GC Electric installed 13 panels and a battery at our residence in late 2017 - small system that required careful engineering for economics to work. Analysis and communication during evaluation, construction, and startup were outstanding. They were selected after screening seven proposals and detailed discussion with four contractors. The architecture of our tile roof limited our options. GC Electric provided a comprehensive analysis and coordinated roofing contractor necessary to complete installation. Their assistance with selection of a battery, as well as securing the SGIP rebate, was critical to economic success of our project. Exceptional service on all elements of our project. Our continued thanks to Sep and the team at GC Electric Solar.

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  • "Poor customer service"

    Reviewed Aug 23, 2019

    Bad roofing job. Nails through the ceiling

    Sepehr Nozari
    Installer
    Response from G C Electric Solar
    Responded Aug 26, 2019
    Response from G C Electric Solar
    Responded Aug 26, 2019

    Thank You Nicholas for your feedback and I am sorry that you were not satisfied with our service that we provided on August 2018. I sent an email earlier to see if there is anything we can do to change your mind about our customer service.

    Unfortunately we did not know you had exposed ceiling above your master bedroom and nobody was home during the installation.

    During the installation on roofs with shingles, on rare occasions, screws miss the rafters and we basically pull them out and reinstall them and water proof any area that was missed. When you have exposed ceiling, the nail hole is exposed and visible from inside of the house. Once Mrs. Pretty contacted us, we sent somebody out and sealed the holes from the inside of the house. Just to clarify, this hole never caused any leaks.

    All of the emails that we have received from your household was responded right away with no delay and any issues that you had brought up was responded properly and on time.

    Thank you for your feedback and please contact me directly if there is anything we can do to show you our level of customer satisfaction as reflected on many reviews we have received here and other websites.

  • "I love my solar panels!!!"

    Reviewed Jun 15, 2019

    G C Solar did a great job. Everything was completed on time and works great. They have the best prices. I was a little nervous about choosing the lowest bid, but they did an excellent job and had good customer service.

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  • "G C Electric Solar installed our 7.2 kW"

    Reviewed Jun 13, 2019
    "G C Electric Solar installed our 7.2 kW"

    Reviewed Jun 13, 2019

    I did my research for our solar (my background is in SW and Electrical) and submitted the specification of our solar project 7.2 kW in Energy Sage website and received quotes from several solar installation companies. After meeting with project manager from other companies including G C Electric Solar, we selected G C Electric Solar for our solar project. The solar project went so smoothly from start to finish. Sepehr, the young owner, is very professional and knowledgeable; he understands our needs and provides all answers with honest communication. The installation team worked very well and we are happy that we made the correct decision by selecting G C Electric Solar. In deed I would recommend G C Electric Solar to our friends and relatives for their solar electric project.

  • "Job Well done"

    Reviewed Apr 28, 2019

    The installers were professional and the project was completed as scheduled on budget. They did not charge me an arm and a leg unlike other providers. System just turned on. Very pleased.

  • "No surprises"

    Reviewed Mar 08, 2019

    This marks one year since my solar system was installed by GC. It has worked perfectly. True up with SDGE was slightly in my favor. There have been no leaks even with this year's heavy rains. The entire process only took 30 days from contract signing to grid connection. The installers showed up exactly on time and were done by early afternoon. GC worked within my existing main panel limits and I got a perfectly sized system. I have recommended GC to others and will continue to do so. I would use them again.

  • "Positive"

    Reviewed Mar 08, 2019

    We just got the solar system from G C Electric. So far everything is very good: the work was performed very quickly and in time as promised. The installation process went fast and smoothly. Hope the following usage of system will go the way it started. So we are satisfied.
    Be aware. You have to take in account that the consumed solar power will be lower than the panes show. The reasons are: the conversion (in my case approximately 9 %) and sun position during the day.

  • "Our solar installation"

    Reviewed Feb 27, 2019

    GC Electric Solar installed our solar panels. We selected them from 6 bids that were provided us on the energysage website. They were ranked higher on value, quality, and technology compared others. Our experience proved that this was indeed the case. They responded promptly, answered all our questions patiently, and installed the system ahead of the time they had indicated for our installation. We were pleased with the crew. they were polite and responsive to our requests. I would recommend the company to anyone considering going solar.

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  • "New solar system installed 1/2019"

    Reviewed Feb 11, 2019
    "New solar system installed 1/2019"

    Reviewed Feb 11, 2019

    The company was priced appropriately compared to competition. Their knowledge of the optimum solar system, based on information I provided, left me with confidence in the outcome. The equipment they use is the best in the industry.

    There were drawing errors and mistakes by installers but the way the company responded to this was a great sign of professionalism...corrections were done immediately.

    I think most solar companies will take advantage of less educated customers...do you homework!

    2 people found this helpful
  • "Happy customer"

    Reviewed Jan 17, 2019

    I was happy that the bid I was sent over the internet was the price, No bait and switch which we all afraid of.

    2 people found this helpful
  • "Great, Start to Finish"

    Reviewed Jan 02, 2019

    Our experience with GC was great, start to finish. Sep provided great advice to help us finalize our scope. He was very communicative throughout the entire process. All work was completed timely and by GC personnel, not a subcontractor. And now, the system is performing as expected. GC is a very responsive contractor who make the process easy!

  • "G C Electric Solar"

    Reviewed Dec 26, 2018

    I found this company here on EnergySage, and I'm glad I did. Sephr of G C Electric-Solar was a low bidder and I made a appointment with them. I know a lot about solar because I was going to install my own system but when I talked to Sephr I realized this guy knew loads more than I did. We figured out what size I needed (7.8 kW system) and how long and what a great warranty the Panasonic panels are (25yrs). I see my system will pay for it's self in 3.3 years, then for the next 22 years I won't have to pay for $80,000 of electricity. I signed the papers and it took about 3 weeks for all the permits and such and the next thing I know they were installing my 24 panels; my 8kW inverter all in about 6 hours. Now I'm producing all of my electric needs. ( my electric bill has been negative the first two month)

    Two and a half years ago this system would have been $35,000...after my tax credit this system will cost $14,000. The price has really come down.

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  • "Great Experience, Highly Recommended"

    Reviewed Dec 21, 2018
    "Great Experience, Highly Recommended"

    Reviewed Dec 21, 2018

    Our experience with GC Electric Solar was fantastic. As other reviewers have stated Sepehr is extremely responsive, and always takes the time to explain the details. Everyone at the organization seems to be well versed in the process, making it very easy for home owners to know what to expect. We got over 10 quotes and they are definitely competitive compared to others, especially given the equipment (panels,inverter, etc) included in the package.

    When our original plan of upgrading the panel called for trenching, and it turned out that SDG&E wanted us to trench a different path that would have cost much more then anticipated, Sepehr was very diligent in laying out the options for us and what each would entail. At no point did we feel rushed or up-sold on anything, and it was definitely reassuring to be able to discuss pros/cons of each option with a professional. In the end we went with an RMA and the actual install was very quick, smooth and clean. We now have a 8.45kw system running smoothly since Dec. 4th. I would definitely recommend GC Electric Solar if you are in the market and are lucky enough to be in their service area.

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  • "Absolute Recommend"

    Reviewed Dec 20, 2018

    The people at G C Electric Solar are very friendly and helpful. The rates were very competitive. I would gladly suggest that anyone looking to install solar start their search with G C Electric Solar.

  • "Satisfied Installation"

    Reviewed Dec 17, 2018

    Good experience with GC Electric Solar. Sepher is easy to work with and very responsive via Text Messages. They were able to install fairly quickly, and listened to my concerns. They had a crew of 3 people in total, and did the install over 3 days. 1 day with two guys installing the panels on the roof. 2 days doing the electrical hookup. Very satisfied, again super responsive via Text.

  • "Amazing prices, support, and efficiency"

    Reviewed Dec 12, 2018
    "Amazing prices, support, and efficiency"

    Reviewed Dec 12, 2018

    Had our 8.1kw PV system installed soon after moving into the house. After signing contract, install was completed within 2 weeks. Smooth experience and a great installation. They even made a design change to improve aesthetics.

    Overall quote was thousands less than others for the same panels and inverter.

    5 months out and system is beating its expected production. Very pleased with experience.

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  • "Very pleased"

    Reviewed Nov 19, 2018

    Happy we went solar! We received quotes from several campanies. G C Electric offered high quality panels at a reasonable price. Sep was easy to work with from our initial meeting to helping us decide on the best panel configuration for us. Installation was professional and done on schedule. We’ve had our panels for close to a year. And we’ve decided to add more! Considering solar? Call Sep!

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  • "Superb knowledge and communications"

    Reviewed Oct 13, 2018
    "Superb knowledge and communications"

    Reviewed Oct 13, 2018

    Sepehr Nozari was the first solar contractor I contacted. He was a patient and thorough "teacher" since I was new to the idea of solar. His communications with me were excellent and he was always available to answer questions as I moved through my research, He provided extensive printed materials which were helpful as I tried to educate myself.

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  • "Best price"

    Reviewed Sep 18, 2018

    Fast installation at great ptice . Refer my brother . He save a lot money.

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  • "Great job"

    Reviewed Sep 17, 2018

    After going through a lot of quotes from solar companies. I selected Gce solar and it was the best choice ever , thank you guys for the professional work .

  • "22 Panel System in Santee"

    Reviewed Sep 17, 2018

    I have been looking to get solar for about two years now. It was too expensive for us before. After meeting with multiple companies, I have selected G C Electric since they answered my questions while providing the best valued quote in EnergySage. I also loved their detailed proposal and how they estimated my future bill with solar. They also give me a good price to add 2 extra panels before the installation.

    The system was installed as planned and promised and it has been working with no problems so far. Rafael the operations manager and Tand their inspection tech have been great keeping us posted during the installation. Their future bill saving estimates are really close to what I am seeing now. We bought an EV in July and the 2 extra panels I bought really helped us stay to minimum charge mark with SDGE.

    I am really happy I chose them and I recommend them to everybody.

  • "Solar"

    Reviewed Sep 16, 2018

    We Decided to go with this company due to the NUMEROUS phone calls and emails the owner made after his initial presentation/proposal to us.
    After signing the contract’ the solar installation process was difficult. We had to spend weeks getting approval from the homeowners association because the company was frustrated. They sent 2 workers in a Hyundai for weeks to dig while my neighbors had 5 sunrun vans and dozens of uniformed workers install theirs from Sunrun in a few days. GC electric failed inspections 3 times (perhaps this is a common issue the solar world). It took at least 4 months to finally have the system installed.

    After install, the solar seems to work fine. However, over the past 3 months our electric bill has been about $500-800 per month while we have a 7.8 kw system. I have requested an appointment several weeks ago with the solar company just to review everything to make sure all is working, especially since we can no longer see our production Solar Edge. We only got one email yesterday just summarizing the SDGE bill and monthly solar production (which I already know). The contact with us before getting the solar contract and after getting paid is drastically different from the owner of this company. There is no aftercare at all and I truly regret not going with someone else. You are welcome to contact us.

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    Sepehr Nozari
    Installer
    Response from G C Electric Solar
    Responded Mar 08, 2019
    Response from G C Electric Solar
    Responded Mar 08, 2019

    Original Reply on: 9/17/2018

    Dear Nguyen,

    Thank you very much for your feedback and sorry if you felt we did not provide the services you were going to receive.

    You have contacted us originally on Sep 4th via our company general line. We have communicated with your husband Andrew on same day at 10:16A. You have requested us to go through your SDGE bills and your solar system monitoring account to make sure the system is functioning properly. Based on our records, we had the same conversation with Andrew on August 7th and we assured him that the system has been functioning properly.

    We then contacted Andrew via phone on September 4th and explained to him how SDGE net metering program works and we were on the same page that the solar is working as planned.

    As an extra step, we offered Andrew to look at your SDGE account to make sure everything is good on SDGE end also. Andrew provided access to your SDGE account on the same day and we had our engineering team take a look at that to make sure everything is working perfectly.

    I personally checked your monitoring system same day and texted Andrew at 4:33P that the system is working properly.

    We then received another request on Sep 6th from Andrew about the system saying the system is not functional. Since we wanted to make sure the system is properly working, we asked Andrew to provide pictures of your inverter and after multiple text messages and calls, we confirmed that the system has been working and only the solaredge monitoring system has been disconnected from the internet.

    Then same day at 5:50P Andrew requested a service tech to come out to check everything to make sure the system is working. As company policy, since the system has been performing above our expectations, I mentioned to Andrew that if we come out and we do not find any issues with the system, there would be a service charge. We confirmed that everything was functioning by looking at the monitoring system.

    Then Andrew mentioned that he thinks SDGE is "doing something wrong to their bills" and asked us to verify everything on your online SDGE account again.

    I have personally spent hours on Saturday the 15th going through your hourly consumption report in SDGE website as well as your hourly solar production report in Solaredge monitoring system and found no problems.

    I then sent you a detailed email with solaredge production report and your SDGE consumption report.

    As I mentioned before, Aug was really hot and everybody including the ones that have solar in San Diego have paid 2-3 times more than before. I was also told that you have purchased another EV which also increased your consumption. The solar system can only produce so much power and if you consume more power than what the system was designed to produce, you will be paying a high electric bill. This was explained to you when we originally met and I have your written proposal which explains how the net metering works and how much the system will produce.

    As of now, everything is functioning but your monitoring system was disconnected again from the internet on the 16th. Once you plug it back to power or internet, the data will upload again.

    Our system has produced more power than anticipated and it has been functioning with no issues.

    I have attempted to call you today and texted Andrew. I would like to send a tech out at no cost to a) completely check everything to give you the peace of mind you are looking for, b) wash the panels at no cost. I would also like to personally come out to explain the data once more in person to make sure we are on the same page.

    We are proud of our level of customer service and we do understand there is mis-communications always along the way and even-though we have reviewed your monitoring system data and online SDGE bills multiple times, I am willing to take an extra step to go over the information again.

    Thank you and I am looking forward to hear from you.

    1/17/2019 UPDATE/ 1/17/2019 UPDATE/ 1/17/2019 UPDATE/

    It has been 4 months since this review was posted and we have made attempts via phone, text message, email, mail, and site visit to communicate with Nguyen and Andrew and we have received no communications or any replies back to any of our attempts.

    To be exact, we made 8 calls, 4 messages, 5 emails, 1 mailed letter, and 3 visits to the house and the customer has not responded to us. At this point, we will consider this issue closed on our end until the customer contacts us.

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Established

2014

G C Electric Solar Headquarters

12600 Stowe Drive, Ste #5
Poway, CA
92064 United States

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  • 8 Corporate Park, Suite 300
    Irvine, CA 92606

Workmanship Warranty

- Panasonic Authorized 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
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