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Smart Solar Energy

Smart Solar Energy is a family-owned solar contractor that specializes in residential solar installations. With multiple offices in Oregon and Washington, we serve customers across the Pacific Northwest.

Since 1995, we've installed over 14,362 solar systems and counting! All of our installations are done in-house and we have impeccable customer reviews on various platforms online (Google, BBB, Energy Sage, Yelp).

We will always treat you with honesty, respect, and stellar customer service. All of our expert solar technicians are industry licensed, factory-trained, and factory-certified. We stand by our work and want you to feel smart when you purchase solar from us. All of the work performed on your solar system is 100% guaranteed.

We back up our work with the best guarantees in the Pacific Northwest:

- 25 Year Platinum Service and Labor Warranty

We offer a 25 year warranty on all labor and services performed. Any required repairs will be performed at our expense. This is in addition to all of your solar system’s factory warranties.

- 25 Year Power Production Guarantee

Every solar system’s power production decreases over time, but our German engineered panels only decrease by 8% over a 25-year span. If system production falls below that threshold, we’ll compensate you with cash.

- 25 Year Solar Panel and Inverter Warranty

Your entire solar system comes with an industry-leading 25-year factory warranty. This covers every aspect of your solar panel installation.

- 24/7 Real Time Monitoring

Our monitoring staff reviews performance data on every system we’ve installed on a monthly basis. Our team will monitor your system’s performance to ensure the system is producing as designed. Every client receives their own personal monitoring portal, so our clients can track their system’s performance data as well.

- 15 Year Project Management Support

Smart Solar Energy is with you every step of the way. Your solar system comes with 15 years of project management support. We’ll take care of the incentive programs and payments, supply all the information necessary for your tax documents, and communicate with your tax professional. We’ll also support you during the home appraisal process and assist you when you sell your home.

We strongly urge you to do your research. If you can’t find another solar dealer that offers these same guarantees, make the smart decision and request one of our proprietary Residential Solar Audits today!
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We’ve been in the solar industry long enough to have helped thousands of homeowners switch to clean, renewable energy. Choosing the right solar dealer is important, and we understand how difficult it can be to select a knowledgeable solar integrator. We want you to know that you can trust us to deliver top-notch solar education, service, equipment, and installation. That’s why our website offers Free Solar Energy Audits and all of the Free Solar Blogs and Solar Videos you need to make an informed decision.

Our comprehensive audit will identify your solar options, energy savings, available incentives, and how much solar you’ll generate. We believe in educating our prospective clients so you can make the smartest decision about your solar energy needs. With our audit, you’ll receive all the information you need to understand the right solar system installation for you. Make the smart decision and request one of our proprietary Residential Solar Audits today!
Year Established
1995
Phone Number
503-694-4600
Reasons Why You Should Work With Us
  1. Since 1995, we have installed over 14,000 solar systems. We use our in-house electricians for all of our installations and only have 5 star reviews across Yelp, BBB, Google, and EnergySage.

  2. We are proud to offer some of the strongest warranties in the solar industry: 25 year warranty on all labor and services performed, 25 year power production guarantee, and 25 year solar panel and inverter warranty.

  3. We offer 24/7 real time monitoring. Our monitoring staff reviews performance data on every system we’ve installed on a monthly basis to ensure the system is producing as designed.

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Services Offered

  • Installation
  • Financing
  • Electrical Contracting
  • Solar Repair & Maintenance

Workmanship Warranty

- 25 Year Platinum Service and Labor Warranty

Smart Solar Energy Co. is committed to setting the highest standards - using the best products available and backing them up with exceptional workmanship and customer service. As part of our long-term commitment to serving our customers, we provide each customer with peace of mind on their investment with a Best in Class: Full 25-Year Platinum Service & Labor Warranty for PV Solar Systems.

- 15 Year Project Management Support

Project Management support on utility provider incentive programs and payments, supplying information for your tax documents*, communication with a CPA as needed, support for home appraisal / inspection, resource for real estate agent, and step-by-step warranty transfer and system overview with new owner as needed within 25-years for your PV solar system.

- 24/7 Real Time Monitoring

System and technical support for production monitoring to help ensure your solar system is operating and producing power at maximum capacity.

Licenses

Smart Solar Energy Co. - Oregon CCB #234657

Smart Solar Energy Co. - Washington - SMARTSE783BK

Insurance

Fully Insured and Bonded with $2M Completion / $1M Occurrence

Certifications

Generac Certified Installer
REC Certified Installer
Silfab Certified Installer
Energy Trust of Oregon Solar Trade Ally

Manufacturer Certifications

  • HomeGrid Certified Installer

What Customers Are Saying

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Working with Smart Solar has been exceptional from day 1. They have a very professional team with great ethics, professionalism and communication. We highly recommend Smart Solar Energy.

Posted by mcournia on May 25, 2024
Awesome team, professional and great offering!!

I will give them 5/5 stars due to their knowledge, competitive price and professionalism in solar space. The team is great to work with and very realistic on estimation and feedback. We had a great experience quote through install and thanks to Jordan/Jenn for all the support on this journey. We would highly recommend Smart Solar Energy System size- 8.61kW Microinverter - APS Panels: REC Cheers! PB

Posted by binu1312 on May 07, 2024
Good Price, Straightforward, great support

Smart Solar was our best price per kWh out of six bids. They were quick and responsive to questions while I was reviewing options. They did not try to upsale, if anything they did the opposite and recommended providing what I needed and not more. I was most impressed by their follow-through after we signed a contract. They were clear on the next steps and the permitting took a little less time than anticipated. I appreciated the project management support provided to answer questions during the process and the set-up.

Posted by albauck on Apr 27, 2024
Great Partner in the Solar Journey

Let's start with this: solar power is a journey. Everyone wants solar power, but two immediate questions come into play: - can I afford it? (i.e., whether I borrow or pay out of pocket, does solar power make sense from a return-on-investment perspective?) - can I trust the company? (i.e., will the company that is drilling holes in my roof and attaching thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment be around in 10 years to pick up the phone?) Armed with these not-so-profound concerns, I did my due diligence in researching solar installers, and many seemed to be able to do the job. However, my home builder was super impressed with a company called Smart Solar Energy. Why? Because they did what they said they were going to do within the budget and schedule they agreed to. No BS, just getting the work done as promised. That kind of thinking resonates with me--just do what you promised to do. So I gave Smart Solar Energy a shout in November 2023. From our first emails I was impressed. No fluff, just focused on the task, addressing the concerns I had, setting expectations, more than anything helping me understand if and why solar power might make sense for me because, as it turns out, solar power is not for everyone. From that point forward we steadily marched toward an understanding of the need and what meeting that need would entail in terms of cost and schedule; basic project management ideas. But the difference was that Smart Solar Energy took care of literally everything from unscrewing the local city hall bureaucracy to permits to scheduling the work. This kind of handholding was awesome and I appreciated it very much. We were scheduled to get our system installed in May 2024 and somehow got it actually installed in March 2024. That's pretty cool. I won't go into detail about how awesome the installers were (great folks, great communicators, and getting on a roof in a steady rain with a stiff wind still amazes me) but Smart Solar Energy did their part flawlessly and stayed in touch the entire time. In fact, the only part of the process that was frustrating was dealing with the power company, something Smart Solar Energy can't control but helped with from an expectations point of view. My system went on-line just within the past week, so I have no comments on Smart Solar Energy's long-term viability, and I do hope they can maintain their high standards and "produce to promise" ethos. From what I've seen so far, they have their stuff together, and when considering the two questions addressed at the beginning of this review, they are on the right track. Last thought: generating power is its own addiction, so be forewarned. You'll spend time watching the dashboard, trust me.

Posted by cjklahn on Apr 10, 2024
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Smart solar was exceptional from start to finish on our solar panel project, and they were highly responsive whenever any questions came up. Highly recommended!

Posted by brian49er on Mar 31, 2024
Love these folks!

We chose Smart Solar because they had by far the most experience of any local installer. And, it’s obvious why that is. Smart Solar was AMAZING to work with. First, their bid was the lowest of the 5 we received. They explained things clearly from our 1st contact, never over-promised, and did everything they said they would on time and on-budget. They installed the panels despite nasty winter weather, which allowed us to have the job completed in time for receiving the federal rebate on our 2023 income tax filing. The installation was neat and quick. I’m not great at tech so I was especially pleased that, when the job was finished, they hand-held me through the process of getting the monitoring app working. I tell my home-owning friends that solar is a no-brainer, and using Smart Solar is too! We could not be more pleased with their service.

Posted by jimOConnorPortland on Mar 31, 2024

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