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EasTex Solar - Profile & Reviews

  • Installer
  • Electrical Contractor

A licensed Texas Electrical Contractor (#33539), the company has established itself as one of the lowest cost developers of residential and commercial solar projects in Texas.
Eastex Solar was established by Cal Morton, a well known figure in the Texas solar marketplace, and long-time executive with one of the largest solar contractors in the state. In addition, Tim Coats, a fifteen year veteran of the industry, and NABCEP certified PV Installation Professional, serves as Master Electrician for the company.

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  • "EasTex Solar was great to work with"

    Reviewed Mar 25, 2020
    "EasTex Solar was great to work with"

    Reviewed Mar 25, 2020

    EasTex Solar provided the best quote, balancing cost while providing quality, American components. Chris was very communicative, extremely friendly and often answering questions after normal business hours and willing to meet up at times convenient for us. They planned and designed the solar system to the our needs and desires and even worked in an new breaker box for a very low price. I would happily work with EasTex solar again for any future project I had. I highly recommend EasTex Solar.

    Cal Morton
    Installer
    Response from EasTex Solar
    Responded Mar 26, 2020
    Response from EasTex Solar
    Responded Mar 26, 2020

    Many thanks for sharing your installation experience with Eastex Solar and Chris. Eastex Solar customers get the system they need at a price that makes sense... using just simple math ;0)
    Thank you again for your confidence, we will happily work for you, AND your friends and family again anytime!

  • "Fast & Great Value!"

    Reviewed Feb 25, 2020

    EasTex Solar hit the sweet spot with the most affordable quote while providing quality components best suited to my hot humid environment. Cost is kept low by utilizing Texas made panels, and providing a cash quote; handle your own financing and reap the savings. Communication is key, and Chris patiently responded to my many questions, even after normal business hours. I wanted a fast turnaround to qualify for the federal energy tax credit, and they delivered - from first contact to installed was 31 days! That included interface with HOA and utility company paperwork. The install team worked late to complete the job, and even went beyond the call of duty to help with connecting a 240V circuit I had run for EV charging to the new utility box. A minor downside was the utility box could have been positioned a bit lower. I highly recommend EasTex Solar for their efficiency, professionalism, value, and personal attention. Go solar with EasTex Solar - you won't be disappointed!

    Cal Morton
    Installer
    Response from EasTex Solar
    Responded Mar 11, 2020
    Response from EasTex Solar
    Responded Mar 11, 2020

    Thank you for your thorough review. If people don't do their research, and read comments from actual customers that take the time to share their experience, they're going to get burned. Pun intended, but it's anything but funny, when after a few months, you realize your savings from 'going solar' are LESS than the 20 year loan obligation they signed :(

  • "EasTex Solar review"

    Reviewed Feb 12, 2020

    Cal and his team are outstanding from start to finish. They give you the best product at the best price. I highly recommend EasTex Solar!

    Cal Morton
    Installer
    Response from EasTex Solar
    Responded Feb 12, 2020
    Response from EasTex Solar
    Responded Feb 12, 2020

    Many thanks for sharing your experience with others on EnergySage. As you learned, there are companies out there charging prices based on how much they think they can get, not on actual equipment costs, labor, some admin and a fair profit :(
    So glad we have a mutual friend that steered you in the right direction!

  • "EASTEX SOLAR IS AWESOME!!!!"

    Reviewed Feb 06, 2020

    I recently had my Solar System installed by Eastex Solar owned by Cal Morton. My wife and I are so happy with every aspect of it! Cal and his team were very professional and they did an outstanding job on our install. They even installed the App for monitoring our system on our IPhones. After first full month of solar energy m my electric bill was $8 , yes I said EIGHT DOLLARS! WOW.
    I highly recommend getting solar power and Eastex Solar and Cal will not let you down! We financed our system with low interest financing and our monthly payments are less than what our electric bill was !
    Give them a call, Cal provided me with a free estimate , it was professionally put together in a notebook and very detailed with graphs and charts showing what to expect. I rate them 6 stars out of 5!
    Joe Moss
    Palestine, Texas

    Cal Morton
    Installer
    Response from EasTex Solar
    Responded Feb 07, 2020
    Response from EasTex Solar
    Responded Feb 07, 2020

    Thanks Joe, I hope your enthusiasm is contagious! Going to make sure your installation is one of the images featured on our Energy Sage profile, just the perfect roof for solar.
    Cheers!

  • "They won't oversell you a system"

    Reviewed Jan 27, 2020
    "They won't oversell you a system"

    Reviewed Jan 27, 2020

    I was initially interested in 100% offset, but Cal informed me that our COOP doesn't credit forward a negative balance on the electric bill. After looking over my electric bill, he suggested a smaller system to maximize the money saved over the life of the system. It knocked 1/3 of the cost off from what i had requested at first. Great installation, and no questions left unanswered. 10/10

    Cal Morton
    Installer
    Response from EasTex Solar
    Responded Feb 05, 2020
    Response from EasTex Solar
    Responded Feb 05, 2020

    Thanks for sharing your Eastex Solar experience with others Eric. In this case, a 9.3kW ground-mounted system, with Texas made panels - for less than $20K BEFORE THE TAX CREDIT!

  • "EasTex Solar did a wonderful job on a ground mount 27.9kW system"

    Reviewed Dec 05, 2019
    "EasTex Solar did a wonderful job on a ground mount 27.9kW system"

    Reviewed Dec 05, 2019

    We have had high electric bills in the summer and were looking to decrease the cost of electric since my usage was going to be increasing. After finally getting several quotes from large national solar companies that were double the cost from what I researched, I called Cal. He was very professional on answering all my questions and informed me on aspects that I didn't know. When Cal and his crew arrived to install the arrays it was obvious that they were top-notch. Not only were they extremely knowledgeable and skilled, they also were fun to have around. I highly recommend Cal at EasTex Solar.

    Cal Morton
    Installer
    Response from EasTex Solar
    Responded Jan 27, 2020
    Response from EasTex Solar
    Responded Jan 27, 2020

    Kind words, thank you, and apologies for delayed response! As you know, the guys really enjoyed installing your system, and would have been REALLY disappointed if it had been a small roof top job :)
    4 of our last 5 projects of the year were ground-mounted systems, from LaRue to Montalba, Jacksonville, Tyler and finally Katy. And while they take a bit longer to install, and cost a bit more due to the trenching, pipe, conduit, digging piers and concrete etc, it is SO worth it in the long run :)

  • "Solar install in Houston Near Northside neighborhood"

    Reviewed Nov 16, 2019
    "Solar install in Houston Near Northside neighborhood"

    Reviewed Nov 16, 2019

    I couldn't be happier with my decision to go with EasTex solar for installation of my PV system. My experience is as follows. I signed up for EnergySage to get quotes from different providers in my area and almost immediately the quote from EasTex solar stood out to me as a top candidate for the job. The contact person, Chris W., explained to me the philosophy of EasTex solar and their reasoning behind the products they recommended for the install. He recommended locally produced solar panels and a local install contractor to drive down costs and help the local economy which just sounded great to me. After coming to my house to walk me through the process I was again astonished when recalculating my needs it looked like my house required fewer number of solar panels and a smaller inverter which drove down the cost even more. After this everything pretty much fell into place almost perfectly. Install was completed in 1 day six weeks after signing the contract and the whole system was up and running 3 weeks after all inspections were completed. The whole process took approximately 8 weeks with delays due to bad weather here in Houston. Chris and EasTex were in contact with me throughout the whole process and really made me feel like my satisfaction and ease with the whole process was their top concern. Again, I couldn't be happier with my decision, the people who I worked with to get this done and the end product. Definitely will recommend EasTex Solar to anyone I know looking into solar.

    Cal Morton
    Installer
    Response from EasTex Solar
    Responded Nov 25, 2019
    Response from EasTex Solar
    Responded Nov 25, 2019

    Thank you for the very thoughtful and considered review. We know some folks think our bids are too good to be true, or there must be some 'catch'. However, as you and a growing number of customers are learning - we deliver as promised, no surprises, at the best price, installed professionally. Thanks again for your confidence in Eastex Solar!

  • "Recommend Eastex Solar"

    Reviewed Oct 21, 2019

    The entire process was fast and efficient and the communication was great. Chris walked us through from start to finish and was very responsive to any questions. Installation only took one day, and the rest was waiting on HOA and the utility provider. The price beat all the competition. I would definitely recommend Eastex for your Solar project.

    Cal Morton
    Installer
    Response from EasTex Solar
    Responded Oct 25, 2019
    Response from EasTex Solar
    Responded Oct 25, 2019

    Thank you for the positive review, I think you hit all the main concerns folks have with choosing their solar installation partner. As you well know, Chris takes excellent care of our Houston Area customers - thanks again for choosing Eastex Solar!

  • "Great Results"

    Reviewed Oct 17, 2019

    The price beat all the competitors by a good amount.

    Customer service was great. They took care of the entire process. All in all this has been an easy and cost effective process. I would definitely recommend them.

    Cal Morton
    Installer
    Response from EasTex Solar
    Responded Oct 21, 2019
    Response from EasTex Solar
    Responded Oct 21, 2019

    Thanks for your confidence in Chris and Eastex Solar, and sharing your sales and installation experience with fellow solar enthusiasts!

  • "warning"

    Reviewed Aug 27, 2019

    When you have Cal Morton from EasTex Solar bid for installing solar, he'll give you this beautiful booklet with graphs and charts detailing how much you'll save on your electric bill. I had EasTex install a system that as documented in this booklet was to reduce my electric bill by 55%. It's been 6 months since this installation. To date the most reduction in my electric bill compared to the previous year has been 16%, a far cry from the 55% promised. At first, the excuse was that we were not having as many sunny days but after a few months that excuse does not stay valid. The next excuse was that I was using more energy. But that excuse is not valid because my bill has my usage recorded and it is nearly the same as the previous year and I have done nothing to increase that usage. Cal blames the electric company but refuses to back it up with any documentation or test. My only conclusion is that Cal Morton lied to me and installed a system that will not reduce my electric bill. Heed my warning of Cal Morton and his fancy book of graphs and charts...

    Cal Morton
    Installer
    Response from EasTex Solar
    Responded Sep 15, 2019
    Response from EasTex Solar
    Responded Sep 15, 2019

    Having been in this business for almost 10 years, during my time with one of the largest solar contractors in the state, and since establishing Eastex Solar, I've been a part of the sales and/ or installation of hundreds of systems.
    In all this time, not one customer has EVER accused me of being dishonest, or even misleading. I'm not dismissing this customer's concerns out of hand, and will continue to service his system - which we recently checked and verified our production estimates.

  • "The Best !!!"

    Reviewed Jan 23, 2019

    Almost a year into use and we can't be happier with our Solar Setup. Cal was super professional in offering us exactly what we needed without smoke and mirrors and hidden costs. Installation was handled exactly as promised with excellent components and respect for the property. The outcome for our energy use has been impressive and the system will definitely pay for itself! I would recommend EasTex to anyone looking into solar for investment and savings!

  • "EasTex Solar"

    Reviewed Jan 23, 2019

    I’ll start with that we are very pleased with EasTex Solar. Cal and his team were professional and the installation was completed as scheduled. This was our first experience with Solar and Cal walked us through the process and answered all of our questions with patience and in terms we could understand. Cal personally took care of any issues we had in a timely manner.
    We had other companies give us quotes but they sent salesmen to provide these and they had no experience in installation and had to keep calling back to their engineers to answer any questions we had. Cal personally came to the house with a complete printed layout of our proposed install. He answered all questions and provided a list of all equipment and expected power production to meet our needs. All this at half the cost of other quotes we received.
    Overall we are very pleased with EasTex Solar and would highly recommend them to meet your solar power needs.

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We install and stand behind systems that generate the power we predict, at the lowest cost of ownership, with the highest level of reliability, over the project life.

We accomplish this goal by designing systems specifically for your needs, with components chosen for your project, including:

*Present and estimated future electricity usage, and the value assigned to excess solar production.

*The best components to match the requirements of your project and budget. A partially shaded, shingled roof, should NOT have the same components as a ground-mounted system in a pasture.

If you're getting quotes accompanied by financing terms of twelve years or more, just to get a positive cash flow, you're paying too much for your project. Don't. Reach out to EasTex Solar to make sure you're talking to a professional that knows solar, and HAS solar on their own home!

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Established

2017

EasTex Solar Headquarters

819 AN County Road 446
Palestine, TX
75803 United States

Workmanship Warranty

Ten years parts and labor. Roof penetrations within 12" of attachment

Affiliations

Texas Solar Energy Society

Certifications

NABCEP: 032611-69

Licenses

TECL #33539

Insurance

General liability of $2 million per occurrence.

States served by EasTex Solar

  • Texas TX