Pingo Solar - Profile & Reviews

Primary Lines of Business

  • Installer

  • Energy Auditor

  • Builder

Pingo Solar - Profile & Reviews

Primary Lines of Business

  • Installer

  • Energy Auditor

  • Builder

Additional Services Offered

Additional Services Offered
  • Installation
  • Financing
  • Energy Auditing
  • Construction
  • Roofing
  • Electrical Contracting
  • Solar Repair & Maintenance
  • Community Solar

Why Work With Us

Why Work With Us

Pingo Solar brings unmatched economic value for our customers, allowing customers to purchase solar systems over the phone and at your convenience - no in-home visits, no showy showrooms and no pushy sales people.

Pricing is transparent, the process is streamlined and installations come with a smile.

Industry Leading Warranties
Unlike other solar companies, we provide a utility savings guarantee for the first 3 years of the system life, in addition to our industry leading 25 Year Workmanship Warranty, 25 Year Inverter Warranty, 25 Year Module Performance Warranty and 10 Year Roof Leak Protection Guarantee.

Quality Installation
At Pingo, quality installations are the highest priority. All Pingo installs come with our industry leading 65 point check list. As a testament to our quality, Pingo has been awarded the Service Contract for all Hyundai Modules that are sold in the west coast. We are the authorized service technicians for Hyundai Modules.

Commercial Customers Validating our Work
Customers like Samsung, Thermofischer Scientific, JC Penny, Metro Nissan, Flour Construction, The Barona Hotel & Resorts, The Pala Casino and SMUD have validated our work

Post Installation Care:
At Pingo, we care about post installation customer care, which is why we provide monthly monitoring reports showing generation, utility rate savings and system status checks. We have a team of dedicated maintenance technicians reviewing monthly solar production and actively engage you for any under production issues. We standby and care for our customers.

Pingo Advanced Technology
Pingo's site audit process is automated. We use a patented in-house codec tied with Drones to perform a roof site audit process without going onto the roof. We call this photo-geometric stitching, which provides up to 2-inch accuracy of roof measurements.

Price Leader in California
Pingo has cut out the costs of traditional solar installers – no showy
showrooms and no expensive salespeople. Because of that, we pass along
more value to you.

Pingo Solar is the price leader in major solar markets in California. Customers located in counties such as San Diego, Bakersfield, Orange County and Fresno all recognize Pingo's industry leading price and have validated that our pricing is lower by approximately 30% as compared to our peers.

Pingo works directly with manufactures, bypassing middlemen to give
you awesome products at unbelievable prices.

Tier 1 Products, Only
Pingo utilizes products from Q-Cells, Hyundai, LG and SolarEdge. Having experienced bankruptcies from major solar vendors, knowing that warranty duration and the capacity to uphold the warranty is key, Pingo only works with manufacturers that are multi-conglomerate corporations with warranties backed by the parent.

More About Us

More About Us

Each Pingo customer is assigned a project manager who manages the installation from contract signing to system turn-on. All projects are managed seamlessly with project related documents handled online and submitted to the homeowner for final approval.

Because each project is handled by a single point of contact, you can have peace of mind knowing that your project is not being tossed between departments and shuffled to the wayside.

On average, Pingo is able to complete your project from contract signing to installation in about 45 days.

Technology Offered

Technology Offered

Industry Endorsements

Industry Endorsements
  • SolarEdge Preferred

Reviews from Our Community

Reviews from Our Community
12 Reviews
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"Great to deal with."
Reviewed Oct 16, 2019

I got a solar system consisting of 20 LG panels and a SolarEdge Inverter through Pingo. They made the whole process painless and took care of everything including design, installation, panel upgrade, permits, etc. Pingo was a pleasure to deal with from beginning to end. Their price was more competitive than other solar companies I quoted. I highly recommend Pingo Solar without reservation.

"want to be paid upfront over 95 percent before any installation takes place"
Reviewed Oct 07, 2019

Refused to come to the property to accurately provide an estimate. Wanted a signed contract and deposit before providing accurate estimate. Contract terms totally unacceptable as they want to be paid in advance of completing any work.

1 people found this helpful
Verified Installer
Response from Pingo Solar
Responded Oct 11, 2019

Thank you for the frank review. Per the solar installation agreement, we only take a $1,000 deposit upon signing the contract. In our contract, it shows a mobilization payment of approximately 90% of the contract price and the balance payment when we turn on the system.

Our typical installation lead time is approximately 1-2 days, with the building inspector signing off on the system on the 3rd day.

At Pingo, we’ve taken the hassle out of purchasing a solar system. Instead of multiple truck rolls, we simply utilize high-resolution satellite imagery to mock up your system. The satellite imagery is licensed from a low-orbit satellite imagery provider, which provides highly accurate measurements.

Having installed thousands of systems, we average a 95% accuracy on the preliminary layout.

After you sign the agreement, we fly our drone to take final measurements, which gives us an accuracy of up to 2 cm. If anything changes or you do not like the layout, you don’t have to proceed or take prescriptive changes, like trimming your tree because of shading or installing an additional panel to offset electricity losses due to shading.

The great thing is, our dollar per watt price stays the same. It’s like taking your car to a gas station and asking the attendant to fill your tank with 8 gallons of gas. The attendant takes a look at your tank and says you need one more gallon of gas for a full tank, would you like to have another gallon of gas? For that extra gallon of gas, it’s the same exact price of the 8 gallons on a price per gallon basis.

Our pricing is on average 30% lower as compared to national installers because we’ve taken the mystery out of going solar and our processes and systems reflect that.

We provide an online progress tracking portal that allows you to view progress of the permitting and installation planning. We also provide a post installation system monitoring portal, with service requests trackers after the installation is complete.

All Pingo systems come with premium panels, inverters and module level monitoring. We even include a cellular modem in the inverter to ensure that the system is sending production data and not relying on spotty internet coverage provided by ISPs.

We do appreciate your suggestions and will look at this internally to see if we can implement any of your comments.

The Pingo Team

"Bye bye SDG&E"
Reviewed Oct 05, 2019

We should have done this years ago. Pingo took all the confusion and uncertainty out of going solar. They may not be as well known as some other brands, but I can't imagine any other solar company provides a better experience. They installed Hyundai panels which look and work great!

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"Pingo Solar Installed Solar on my House"
Reviewed Jul 11, 2019

Pingo Solar gave us a good quote and installed solar panels within a time frame.
Steve is great person and answered all our questions.

"Great Installer"
Reviewed Jul 08, 2019

I did my due diligence in terms of evaluating solar feasibility, sizing and options and followed up by getting multiple quotes on the same configuration. Pingo Solar stood out in terms of pricing and value. The installation was good, the communication throughout the project was great. I am fairly skilled on construction trades and was glad to note that the installation did not cut corners on inferior mounts or panels. Minor details like matching the EMT conduits to the color of the roof tiles, appropriate labeling of panels, breakers were not add-on costs. The project was on-time and on budget. I strongly recommend this company.

"Never responded back to my emails."
Reviewed Feb 24, 2019

Emailed both Scott and Alex, but none replied back. Too big of a company for this homeowner. Terrible customer follow up from the starts. Disappointed.

3 people found this helpful
Verified Installer
Response from Pingo Solar
Responded Mar 07, 2019

Hello Wirble,

Thank you for your review, we are truly sorry that your experience with us was not to your expectations. Pingo Solar values each potential customer and strives to contact each customer promptly and provide the best customer service. As you know all companies are not perfect and can run into unexpected challenges from time to time. We know that our customers are what keeps us able to continue doing what we do! We can only hope you can understand that we do not intentionally make these kinds of mistakes, and we would welcome the opportunity to fix your experience with us if you let us.

Thank you,
Pingo Solar

"Great Service, Integrity and Value"
Reviewed Feb 23, 2019

Everything that Pingo promised me, they delivered and more. Their quote was better than any I received. The service was outstanding and any questions or concerns I had were addressed with high degrees of professionalism. Both the sales team and contractors who performed the work were efficient, helpful and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this company. The company showed a high level of integrity throughout the process. Their words matched their action.

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"Outstanding!"
Reviewed May 30, 2018

The Pingo team is outstanding! They were by far the best price, but more importantly they kept their promises and beat their own schedule. Don’t be fooled by no storefront or advertising- this is how they proviytop quality at the lowest price!
Further more their customer support is also timely and outstanding!
Pingo deserves a chance to bid your job- you won’t be disappointed.
Pat F.
Palm Desert

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"Pingo is a Promise Keeper!!!!"
Reviewed Apr 07, 2018

What impresses me with a business is if they keep their commitments, accept responsibility for providing quality equipment and labor, and inform/engage me along the way. I expect going above & beyond. And PINGO did...it is a "High Reliability Organization."!!

They know their business and how to manage their customers expectations while providing encouragement when other entities (such as the County or the power company) present unexpected slow downs. They have effective professional ways to communicate with these other players when necessary. They actually came to the County and had two sets of plans, just in case the county wanted a different engineering plan just to save time. They were ready and prepared! I had to learn to let THEM handle the County & SDGE.

When I first started the transition to solar, I had many questions and concerns. I researched through Consumer Reports and found EnergySage. I asked questions concerning the wind velocity guarantee for the panel roof mounts: they sent me the specs along with the County criteria which matched them. Attention to detail!

PINGO met the top criteria set forth by Consumer Reports. At first, I thought their quick response to send a drone team out to evaluate my roof to provide a quote a bit "gimmicky" at first....but was I so wrong!! It was merely a taste of their quick and professional work. Bigger companies were slow to respond & their "mock up maps" of where they would put the panels were mediocre and not individualized to our unique manufactured home's needs. Our house is 3600 square feet with many "gables" because it is manufactured.

In spite of SDG&E's erroneous guidance concerning county inspection timing, PINGO made the project happen within amazing efficiency and with time to spare. We decided on Friday evening 3/2/18 to go with PINGO. We texted & emailed late into that evening concerning final questions & by Saturday, 3/3 we had a contract to sign & we were on the PINGO Path to Solar!! Because of a deadline we had and PINGO's willingness to make it happen "if at all possible," 24 days later, we were LIVE!! Absolutely amazing. KUDOS PINGO!

Personally, the timeliness & quality of their answers as well as the professionalism of their project manager Mark, & Scott, "the man in the trenches," exceeded my expectations. They were flexible and no question was considered superfluous.

Because we contacted PINGO through EnergySage, PINGO extended the warranty on the inverter was extended to 25 years from 12 years and their workmanship warranty equals the panel warranty.

I cannot recommend PINGO highly enough! Thank you Scott, Mark & Alex (who answered so many of my initial emails / texts).

"Could not be any happier"
Reviewed Feb 20, 2018

I would give them 10 stars if I could. This was not our first time putting solar on one of my homes. First time was a nightmare. This time was a pleasure from start to finish. 3 others told us it would not work us. Pingo gave us a guarantee it would and they were 110% correct. We could not be any happier. (I was an electrical contractor for 30 years) I know good work when I see it.

"Freedom"
Reviewed Dec 15, 2017

These guys at Pingo are the best. I can tell you that i shopped around a lot and sometimes cheapest is not always the best but in this case it was amazing how great their prices were and how professional they did everything. It can be very scary to let strangers into your house to make sure you that you picked the right people to do the proper work for you. I highly recommend Pingo they really know what they are doing.

"Highly recommend, Pingo Solar"
Reviewed Dec 15, 2017

Great company with an excellent service and very customer-oriented staff. My experience with Pingo Solar could not have been better.
I have looked for getting solar system for more than 3 years because I will be buying Tesla electric vehicle soon.
I then started looking for a quality solar energy company to install and provide information on the solar panels.

However, it was not easy to figure out which of the many Solar Energy Companies were the best bang for the buck.
I was also looking for them to offer quality workmanship and a solid product, so we could mitigate any regret or mishaps.
That’s a lot to ask for all in one shot, without paying an arm and a leg.

Coincidently, I heard from a friend that Pingo Solar was the Solar Energy Company he had gone with.
He said that their customer service, quick project close out times, and inexpensive build outs made them an obvious choice.
I found customers active in Southern and Central California who had similar experiences, all professing a great installation experience.
Pingo Solar’s portfolio and expertise both in residential, commercial shows - and they even work with solar farms and large projects like solar carports. I had to see for myself.

After my initial call, I was hooked. We agreed on pricing and placement very quickly. Pingo was literally able to deliver all the best things like top-tier products
with Hyundai monocrystalline solar panel & SolarEdge optimizer & inverter, competitive pricing, long-term warranty and solar loan program with low APR.
This company goes above and beyond to make sure that I am within budget. They are also heads and tails cheaper than the competition.
The Staff at Pingo Solar aimed to please, with very knowledgeable technicians, always professional demeanor, and keen attention to detail every step of the way.
Communicating the next steps was such a treat as they were always on time and created an environment which was easy & comfortable.
The Project Manager was a delightful to work with.

I’m super impressed. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to go with Pingo Solar.