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Big Dog Solar - Profile & Reviews

Big Dog Solar offers sales, design, engineering, procurement, installation, and commissioning services.

Some of our notable recent solar projects include:

- Ken Garff - 17 Auto Dealerships 425 kW
- Anderson Ranch / Farms (UT/ID) 75 kW
- City of Lava (ID) 100 kW
- California Cloverleaf Farms (OR) 450 kW
- AG Texas Farm Credit Services (TX) 125 kW

We also offer multiple options to go solar including cash purchase and $0-down financing.

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  • "bad customer service"

    Reviewed Jul 26, 2022

    been trying to have someone to change a panel there workers say was not working right and interfering with the system for a month and all i get is we will call you back still waiting 3 weeks now.

  • "Forget Big Dog Solar and Smart Energy Today sales company"

    "Forget Big Dog Solar and Smart Energy Today sales company"

    Reviewed Jul 23, 2021

    I could not be more disappointed with Big Dog Solar and Smart Energy Today, the sales agent.

    If you are a customer of Big Dog Solar, I would bet that you are unable to tell which panel needs replacing when one of them or the link connectors goes bad. Most of those in my neighborhood did not receive that map.

    I contracted for a $30,000 system and it is still incomplete. Promises made are simply promises not kept. They sent me a final bill, I called and asked so many times when they would finish. Polite people just kept saying I will tell some one. There are many unresolved issues even after I sent both companies a registered US mail letter. I paid for the system in full to avoid their accounting legal department messing up my life. My letters have been ignored. Finally after so many calls I did get one of many unresolved issues resolved, someone came out de-attached and re-attached each panel for a map I can only access via a SolarEdge server on the net somewhere. I still do not know if both my solar edge inverters are reporting to the Idaho Power company.

    From my experience I highly doubt the warranty from Big Dog Solar will be any good when something fails.

    I should have gone with the other companies that quoted me. Big Dog Solar was not the cheapest and I did not expect to have such a poor quality control incomplete promised install.

    Bob Evans
    Eagle Idaho

  • "Solar yes, Big Dog no"

    Reviewed Jul 21, 2020

    1. Solar power is right for southern Colorado.
    2. Big Dog Solar is wrong for solar power.

    This is the most ineptly run, least efficient company we have encountered here. We signed our contract just after Thanksgiving, and today, more than seven months later, we have precisely the same solar energy capacity we had that day. It took five months to sort out the paperwork—the county kept rejecting it for simple errors—and almost two more months to do work we were assured would take a week. There is no continuity between crews, so that when a crew shows up to continue the work it has only the vaguest idea of what needs to be done that day. Crews repeatedly arrive without requisite tools and/or components, which is easy to understand because they leave tools and parts (not to mention cigarette butts) strewn around our property and then disappear for days at a time. We have heard at least a dozen times some variation of “You’ll be up and running by the end of the day,” and as of this writing the installation is in its seventh week. The organization is spread out over at least two states, and none of its constituent parts has demonstrated competence or reliability. They don’t return calls or show up when they promise they will. Clearly the company has sufficient cash flow that it doesn’t need to finish projects so it can get paid.

    If you hire these guys, keep lots of documentation.

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Big Dog Solar Energy has been involved in the design, procurement, and installation of renewable energy systems since 2008. We provide high-quality systems and services that customers can rely on. We know that our customers are our greatest assets so we do everything possible to make the process of upgrading to solar easy and affordable for everyone; including $0 down financing options.

Our main focus has always been to take great care of each family and by doing so for the last decade, we have been able to produce a good majority of our business through referrals. We also sleep better at night knowing we are doing our part in reducing the carbon footprint and preserving the environment.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding solar energy or Big Dog’s role in the industry we encourage you to reach out to us. We promise to address them as completely and professionally as possible so that you have the right information to make the best decision for you. Knowledge is power, and in this case, so is solar.

  • Installation
  • Financing
  • Roofing
  • Electrical Contracting
  • Solar Repair & Maintenance
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Solar PV
  • Energy Storage

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Big Dog Solar Headquarters

620 Pheasant Ridge Dr.
Pocatello, ID
83202 United States

Workmanship Warranty

25 year comprehensive warranty on system, installation, and labor.



NABCEP: 110112-97
NABCEP: PV-042217-017143


NV Master Electrician #C-2 0000118953
ID Master Electrician #017916
UT Master Electrician #8607460-5501
TX Master Electrician #30973
CA Electrical Contractor #1002545
AZ Master Electrician Contractor #296740
CO Master Electrician Contractor #EC.0100531
OR Master Electrician Contractor #202763


Fully Insured.

States served by Big Dog Solar

  • California CA ,
  • Colorado CO ,
  • Idaho ID ,
  • Iowa IA ,
  • Kansas KS ,
  • Minnesota MN ,
  • Montana MT ,
  • Nevada NV ,
  • Oregon OR ,
  • Texas TX ,
  • Utah UT ,
  • Washington WA ,
  • Wyoming WY