happy couple going solar

Get Free Solar Quotes Online

Sign up to get free online quotes that include your preferred solar equipment!

Get Quotes

Convert Solar - Profile & Reviews

Convert Solar is a full-service residential and commercial solar energy turn-key provider. Our one and only specialty and passion is solar power systems. We have NABCEP® Certified PV Installation Professionals on staff and a proven track record of residential and commercial system installations across Coastal Virginia. Our clients' systems have been running strong since 2013 because we're committed to excellence and proud to be YOUR solar company.

25 reviews

Write a Review
  • "The install"

    Reviewed Feb 27, 2021

    Based on my wanting a solar edge product. The buying process was easy: I used the solar edge tools on their website. Thus Solaredge pointed me to their preferred installer for my area, which was Convert Solar. They did the calculations, pulled all permits, and did an engineering review; and Then, the install was fast, clean, and professional. Communication was good. The walkthrough on how to use the system was better addressed on the solar Edge website. Being fair converting solar employees was good. Now, as far as the price, well, 5KWh was in the mid-range. I priced out each component vers what I paid. The install price is sticker-shock. that said, Convert Solar was the best value in that department for the area.

  • "Amazing service and product"

    Reviewed Nov 20, 2020

    We had our panels installed about 4 weeks ago. Dominion switch the meter and the city inspected within a week. Our system has been running for 17 days now and we are averaging 22kwh per day! We are making what we use. Highly recommend this company. We were getting an addition built and solar stuck with us for 6 months waiting to install the panels. They never pushed or threatened to increase the cost because of the extreme delay. They were quick and professional once instillation was finally possible.

  • "Amazing install"

    Reviewed May 07, 2020

    Chad, Nolie, and Gabe did a fantastic job with the install of our 23.56kWh system. They provided a cost that was well below other estimates. Their level of professionalism and attentiveness to aesthetics and performance was phenomenal. Our roof was left in pristine condition and they made the whole process enjoyable. The system production to date is exceeding their projected numbers. We have now had the system for 8 months and I am very pleased with our decision to use them.

  • "Installation and performance of our solar power system"

    Reviewed Feb 21, 2020
    "Installation and performance of our solar power system"

    Reviewed Feb 21, 2020

    Convert Solar designed and installed a 12.7 kWp system on the rooftop of our Oceanview house in November. They did an excellent job--a very cool team of young people committed to helping the environment, who aren't afraid of high places. Convert has continued to help us with slight tweaks and are very responsive. We are generating 75% of our energy in the dead of winter and anticipate breaking even in about 8 years. Hampton Roads Solar Coop has been great also. We highly recommend the technology and Convert Solar.

  • "Nothing but problems"

    Reviewed Feb 04, 2020

    This job had numerous issues. My unit has been turned on today, February 4. We elected to go with ground panels, with the expectation that work would be completed by Halloween of 2019. The salesman, Nolie, was very helpful and responsive throughout the process. Initially, the delay was that the city required a new survey. Then we were told that we were waiting on permits, the delay here was also said to be the city’s fault. However, the city sent a representative out to inspect the structure because the permits had been approved weeks prior. When the employees finally came to install the unit, they put it in the wrong place. Once it was moved, the trench contractor came out to dig and hit our water line, taking down seven other homes with it. It was repaired fairly quickly, but seeing as how there was a visible cap for the sump nearby, this should have been done by hand, not with a machine. The trench contractor was incredibly rude about it, going so far as to verbally attack my neighbor when she told him it was his responsibility to have checked. A weak verbal apology was offered over the phone only after several days of trying to reach the manager, Ryan, at Convert Solar. When the city first inspected the electrical aspect of the structure, it failed. Once the issues were corrected, and it passed on January 6, the paperwork was supposed to go to the electric company so that they could replace the meter and start the unit. It took Convert Solar almost three more weeks to send the paperwork. The electric company did not receive the paperwork until January 22. We have already paid for two months of the financing on this unit, essentially doubling our electric bill, or we might have just told them to take it all out. We will see if the panels actually do what they’re supposed to do and if so, this review will be updated.

  • "Newport News Electric meter spinning backwards"

    Reviewed Jan 21, 2020
    "Newport News Electric meter spinning backwards"

    Reviewed Jan 21, 2020

    Very pleased with my Convert Solar installation from start to finish. Nolie and his crew are professional and delivered as promised. 40kWh a day and more when the sun is shining.

  • "3 years of low electric bills"

    Reviewed Jan 07, 2020
    "3 years of low electric bills"

    Reviewed Jan 07, 2020

    Convert solar did a great job of installing 32 panels on my roof 3 1/2 years ago. The whole job was done in one day. Most of my monthly electric bills are for the minimum $8 connection fee. Only January and February cost me $ for my heat pumps.

    My inverter stopped working about a year ago, but Convert replaced it with a new unit a few days later, no charge. Good folks to work with!

  • "Great Company"

    Reviewed Jan 06, 2020
    "Great Company"

    Reviewed Jan 06, 2020

    Cannot say enough about our experience with Convert. Great communication, a transparent transaction, an install deadline that was met and a very responsive sales/company rep. Had all my questions answered and feel very good about my choice -- in terms of picking Convert and the decision to go solar.

  • "5.8kwp roof installation"

    Reviewed Jan 03, 2020

    I got several quotes for my rooftop solar project and convert solar had the most competitive pricing.
    They also pointed out that there is a Inverter with an integrated EV- Charger available which made sense for me since I drive an electric car.
    Overall great workmanship and good service.

  • "Solar system"

    Reviewed Dec 31, 2019

    Great company to work with and very professional. Our system is running great!

  • "Couldn't be happier"

    Reviewed Dec 31, 2019

    We've had our system now for 5 years and couldn't be happier. Convert Solar was extremely professional throughout the whole process of design and installation. They helped us when there was an issue with Dominion and our meter. We've only had one issue with the panels and they were out to fix it quickly.
    I would highly recommend Convert Solar!

  • "Great company, great install, some communication challenges"

    Reviewed Dec 30, 2019
    "Great company, great install, some communication challenges"

    Reviewed Dec 30, 2019

    Picked Convert Solar off a recommendation from a friend. They were very helpful up front with answering questions and providing a proposed solution. They were able to cover 100% of our energy needs for the year! Our install went great and everyone was extremely professional and pleasant.
    On the down side, we had some communication challenges throughout the process. 1) We were promised an architectural/technical design review prior to install to make sure that all our panels would fit. That never happened. 2) We had some hiccups with the post-install inspection scheduling where we were not kept up to speed on what was happening and when. 3) We did not get a good update on what we were supposed to do and what Convert Solar was supposed to do after the install.
    Ultimately, Mr. Wilkins, Convert Solar's owner, was very helpful and addressed all of our concerns. We just wish that the information flow had been a little smoother.
    All-in-all we would definitely recommend Convert Solar.

  • "Convert Solar review of residential solar installation"

    Reviewed Dec 30, 2019
    "Convert Solar review of residential solar installation"

    Reviewed Dec 30, 2019

    Convert Solar did a great job in installing and setting up my residential solar installation. They advised me of all the pros and cons in going with my particular installation (a free standing 24 panel set on two pedestals, generating a peak 7.2 kWp) and provided tremendous support during and after the installation. I have been extremely pleased with what Convert Solar was able to provide me, particularly since I was the first to have solar on an electrical system in my area, and their assistance in walking me through the "first time setup" steps involving the various agencies was invaluable. I have been using the system that was installed for over two years now with zero issues. I would recommend using them for solar projects without hesitation.

  • "Convert Solar review"

    Reviewed Dec 29, 2019

    Convert Solar was prompt, did what they said. Their workers were excellent and knowledgeable. Other Solar installers have actually stopped by our house to look at our installation and all have commented on what a great job it was. That's as good as it gets.

  • "8 kWp Solar photovoltaic installation"

    Reviewed Dec 29, 2019
    "8 kWp Solar photovoltaic installation"

    Reviewed Dec 29, 2019

    Solar photovoltaic it’s something I’ve wanted installed in our home for many years, and Convert Solar made the process very easy. It was a turnkey installation, and they started and finished the job in less than a single day. It was interesting to see the electric meter rotate backwards to a reading of 00000, and I learned what the meter looks like when it’s at zero and continues to rotate backwards ... Something few people experience, Ha.

  • "Great solar installation experience"

    Reviewed Dec 28, 2019
    "Great solar installation experience"

    Reviewed Dec 28, 2019

    We had our system installed by Convert Solar as part of a local co-op. We were very happy with the quality of work and professional service that Convert provided.

  • "Fair price, great service, good people"

    Reviewed Dec 28, 2019
    "Fair price, great service, good people"

    Reviewed Dec 28, 2019

    As part of the SUN co-op, it was easy to work with Convert Solar. They responded to all questions, came up with ways to make the wiring conduit look attractive for my wife, and did a good looking installation. They were not all about the money, but about good service and doing the right thing.

  • "Delivered as promised"

    Reviewed Dec 28, 2019

    The middle price of 3 cost estimates, Convert Solar delivered a functioning Dominion & VB City approved system as promised. Only long delay was due to Dominion Energy taking their time to swap out the old electric meter for a new Net metering unit, which Mara at Convert Solar warned me would probably happen,

  • "Shady Oaks"

    Reviewed Dec 28, 2019

    Process was seamless. Couldn't be more satisfied.. Provided very conservative estimate of break-even.

  • "Lived up to my expectations"

    Reviewed Dec 28, 2019

    Chad Wilkins and his staff did a great job of installing twenty one solar panels on our roof in 2015. The equipment has performed as advertised since then and they have responded to any and all questions and issues, without charge, over the four plus years of operation of the system. We highly recommend Convert Solar to everyone we know and meet that express interest in solar power because of the great job they did and continue to do for us.

  • "On my 1850 house"

    Reviewed Dec 28, 2019

    Service was outstanding. Quality was outstanding. All I did was e-mail them and later give them a credit card number. Price was also outstanding via a local co-op. This company is managed by a true professional and perfectionist.

  • "Honest, up front, patient and helpful"

    Reviewed Dec 28, 2019
    "Honest, up front, patient and helpful"

    Reviewed Dec 28, 2019

    Working with Convert Solar was one of the best experiences my family has had. They walked us through the project and were very patient, working well over a year for us from beginning to end. The helped us find financiers and did not try to oversell us anything. They were a dream. I have recommended them before and will continue to recommend them as long as they are in business.

  • "Excellent company!"

    Reviewed Dec 28, 2019

    I have done several jobs using Convert Solar, large and small, and have always found them to be trustworthy, prompt, skillful, thorough, quick; and they possess a great depth of knowldge of the latest solar technology. Their work is solid, dependable and reliable.

  • "Great Work, timely effort"

    Reviewed Dec 28, 2019

    Our solar Coop selected Convert Solar. The plan Convert Solar developed was good - worked with us to determine size, then presented a great proposal. Using a coop helped lower costs. After deposit they were out quickly (3 weeks to work into busy schedule) and took only two days to put up an 8mW system and connections. Utility took their sweet time connecting but once hooked up its great. Monitoring generation on phone app and its working fine. Sales rep was very responsive - texts back within an hour or so with updates and details.

  • "Customer"

    Reviewed Dec 28, 2019

    The entire process was impressively flawless. Outstanding customer service, tailored to my needs, everything was made easy and convenient. I have recommended Convert Solar to all of my friends

Show All

Get a custom solar estimate for your home

Get a custom solar estimate for your home

Based on your roof and actual offers in your area

Try Solar Calculator

We specialize in providing the most advanced and reliable solar energy solutions exclusively to you - our local Virginia friends and neighbors. You'll get the kind of responsive and personalized service you deserve, enjoying the Convert Solar experience. To provide you with the best possible answers to your questions, we perform a detailed site assessment and energy consumption analysis that’s assembled using the unique features and geographic setting of your property. Our friendly experts will answer any questions you have and work with you to determine exactly what kind of benefits you can expect from a high-performance, cost-effective, Convert Solar energy system.
Our clients are very happy to own their own renewable energy source while reducing their carbon footprint on our planet, and they sleep well at night knowing they have a strong, architecturally attractive, high-performing power system that will begin producing homegrown energy with every morning’s sunrise.
If you want to learn if solar is right for your home, business, church, school, or private organization - call us today! We'll answer your questions and help you get the exact information you need to make a well-informed decision about what’s best for you.
If you're shopping right now for a solar expert - DEFINITELY call us before you sign any documents with another company! Chances are very good that we may be able to answer lingering questions you have, save you money, and likely provide you with a higher quality system with a better warranty at a very competitive price. Oh, and the thing you might like most about doing business with us is, our friendly and honest experts that make the entire job easy and hassle-free without you having to waste your valuable time chasing down permits, inspectors, or trying to figure out where we’re supposed to be when it comes to your project – we ARE professionals.

Convert Solar is proud to be YOUR Solar Expert in Virginia!

  • Installation
  • Financing
  • Energy Auditing
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Solar PV
  • Energy Storage

... Loading panels

... Loading inverters

... Loading storage products

Get a custom solar estimate for your home

Get a custom solar estimate for your home

Based on your roof and actual offers in your area

Try Solar Calculator



Convert Solar Headquarters

5825 Ward Ct
Virginia Beach, VA
23455 United States

Workmanship Warranty

Your Convert Solar warranty is among the top in the industry and includes 10 year bumper-to-bumper, all-inclusive and hassle-free warranty on installation craftsmanship and 25 years protection on solar panels, inverters, and parts.


NABCEP PV Installation Professional Chad Wilkins #PV-101913-002900
NABCEP Certified Installer Ryan Healy #PV-041616-011077


Business Incorporation: Virginia LLC: SCC ID: S7134408
NABCEP: PV-101913-002900, PV-041616-011077
Virginia Alternative Energy Systems (AES) Contractor: #2705151260


Full liability and Workman's Comp certificate of insurance available. Just ask!

States served by Convert Solar

  • Virginia VA