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Sunlight Solar Energy - Profile & Reviews

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Now is the time to go solar! Federal tax credits coupled with state incentives and programs give home and business owners great long-term savings.

Sunlight Solar provides professionally designed systems and installations, complete with excellent communication, timely follow-up, and outstanding customer service. We help you take advantage of the best incentives, rebates, and tax credits available in your state. We pride ourselves in our turn-key installations that include all permits, applications, and incentive paperwork for your ease and convenience.

Sign up for a free site evaluation and learn how much you can save with solar. Sunlight Solar Energy has partnered with financing partners to offer products designed to suit your needs including $0-down financing programs. Find out why Sunlight Solar is one of the leading design and installation contractors in the US. With an unparalleled level of service, Sunlight Solar makes going solar simple.

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  • "Dedicated crew with excellent results"

    Reviewed Oct 24, 2020
    "Dedicated crew with excellent results"

    Reviewed Oct 24, 2020

    Although the process was held up this past year due to our challenging times, the final result was excellent. It was very exciting to see the power being produced when the panel was turned on last week. I thank Sunlight Solar for a job well done. Each person I encountered from Sunlight Solar was courteous, professional and hard working. I especially appreciate Nick Isham's efforts in answering my questions quickly and politely. It's cheering to see employees who are definitely excited about their work.

    As a new customer, I would assess whether a Critter Guard is necessary. If you have squirrels, it may be worth the extra price.

    I look forward to solar power in the years to come and will think of Sunlight Solar's crew when it comes time to pay the electricity bill!

  • "Great Experience with Sunlight Solar"

    Reviewed Sep 14, 2020
    "Great Experience with Sunlight Solar"

    Reviewed Sep 14, 2020

    Sunlight was the first to respond to our request for proposals. Once I spoke to their salesperson Carl Hovagimian he came out quickly and gave us a detailed quote, and he was really able to pack the panels on our roof. And they offered a 2.99% financing option for the system. They were by far the best quote we received, and they really wanted our business.

    Our panels have been operational since August 22, and we have been producing 35-40 kWh per day, while only using 25-30 kWh per day. Our highest daily production was 50.2 kWh. With the MA SMART program rebates we will be almost certainly be cash flow positive on our loan payments from the start, just as they expected.

    Installation was a breeze, and there were a few minor glitches that were easily solved. All of their employees were easy to work with. And their app tracking production and consumption is very detailed.

    We have had an extremely positive experience with Sunlight Solar so far.

  • "Excellent from start to finish."

    Reviewed Feb 04, 2020

    Sunlight Solar was phenomenal to work with. From start to finish. From the beginning sales process James was incredibly informative and responsive on everything from the system selection, (what panels would produce well and look nicest on our roof), TCO analysis and our many many many tax and solar credit questions. James was also there with us from the beginning to the final install- not typical but so appreciated! Linda was an amazing project manager for the site scheduling, planning, installation, permitting and connection phases. For the installation, Mike and his team handled everything perfectly - installation, meetings with the town inspectors, follow-up visits, questions, you name it. Sunlight made it easy, they did all the heavy lifting and were a real pleasure to work with throughout. We felt comfortable and confident with our choice through the whole process. Sunlight has a clear love and dedication to the Solar business and that made us feel the love too. I would highly recommend Sunlight Solar again and again.

  • "Sunlight Solar is the Best!"

    Reviewed Jan 13, 2020

    Everything Sunlight Solar did was first class. The sales person was personable, thorough, knowledgeable, etc. No high pressure sales pitch. The install team was excellent as was the office staff. All state and local paperwork, permits rebates, etc were completed quickly and thoroughly. All calls were returned promptly. Not sure what more I can say other than I recommend them 100% without hesitation. Great job!

  • "Turned something complicated into easy. Proud of their work"

    Reviewed Aug 15, 2019
    "Turned something complicated into easy. Proud of their work"

    Reviewed Aug 15, 2019

    I searched for several contractors with local expertise and received several quotes. I contracted for solar panel installations in the past for other locations. This house presented "problems" to other contractors that Sunlight Solar could easily address (roof structure/reinforcement, commercial investment, CT ZRECs, etc). Their sales tactics were comfortable and transparent, not like the other pushy, "give me a deposit today (before you even have a contract)" type solar installers. I've happily installed more systems with Sunlight Solar.

  • "Comprehensive quote informative discussion"

    Reviewed Jul 31, 2019
    "Comprehensive quote informative discussion"

    Reviewed Jul 31, 2019

    Sunlight Solar Energy was very helpful and informative in their quote and presentation. They provided multiple quotes for panel numbers, production value, panel supplier, etc. Their quotes were competitive and also included extras such as upgrading electrical service and installing an electric car charging station. Overall very helpful and easy to work with!

  • "Great experience"

    Reviewed Jun 13, 2019

    I did a lot of research prior to selecting these guys. I sat down with Mike and I knew they were the guys I will be going with. He was knowledgeable very detailed. Linda was very nice and instrumental with all the paper work I needed to get my system running. I will recommend these guys to everyone.

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  • "Excellent Experience with Sunlight Solar"

    Reviewed May 31, 2019
    "Excellent Experience with Sunlight Solar"

    Reviewed May 31, 2019

    I highly recommend Sunlight Solar. Matt and Carl and the whole staff were great to deal with. They went over the details, answered my questions and were prompt and professional throughout. They were helpful in evaluating the size of system I needed based on current and expected usage and even installed my EV charger.I received a competitive quote through Energy Sage and the final system costs matched my expectations. The system was built on time and looks great. Almost a year in, everything is working great and I couldn't be happier with my decision.

  • "The attention to detail was extraordinary"

    Reviewed Mar 19, 2019
    "The attention to detail was extraordinary"

    Reviewed Mar 19, 2019

    While I ultimately chose a different provider, Julianna was prompt, friendly and courteous, and her quote showed an extraordinary amount of detail. The quote was clear, concise and provided answers to questions that I had not even thought to ask. Top notch customer service.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Problem resolved"

    Reviewed Feb 21, 2019

    They worked with me to payoff the loan

  • "sunlight solar"

    Reviewed Jan 21, 2019
    "sunlight solar"

    Reviewed Jan 21, 2019

    Excellent response and communication when we seeked alternatives and clarification about system, costs, functioning, financing, installation.

  • "Best price and quality and super amazing customer service!"

    Reviewed Jun 08, 2018
    "Best price and quality and super amazing customer service!"

    Reviewed Jun 08, 2018

    Amber, Sarah, Paul, were all amazing to work with. The system was the best price out of over 10 companies I had quoted. The worked quickly and handed everything off to me within a week after install. The system is outperforming my expectations and I was even upgraded to a higher powered system when import tariffs were created during the quotation process. My system actually produces about double what I use on a daily basis and I couldn't be happier. Highly recommend these guys and they were extremely professional in all aspects of the install.
    They even after the install added a critter guard to protect against birds and rodents.
    I would definitely get another install by these guys again!

  • "Updated review "

    Reviewed Dec 15, 2017
    "Updated review "

    Reviewed Dec 15, 2017

    We had an issue communicating via email with this company but otherwise they seem like a great business- prompt, knowledgeable and friendly.

  • "Great job"

    Reviewed Oct 31, 2017

    Sunlight was wonderful to work with. From Matt Honkonen's first visit, to the quoting and contracting, to the execution and follow through, Sunlight was a pleasure to work with. One of the most remarkable features of this company is their attentiveness to customer service. They respond quickly and with the full capacity of their resources to deal with any problems that may come up, or questions you may have. Linda answers emails promptly. I do not think I ever had to wait longer then I hoped for a response to any query. All in all, an excellent experience and a great job!

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Sunlight did a great job"

    Reviewed Oct 31, 2017

    I had a small 6 panel array put on to feed our electric car. We already had a 20 panel system put on 5 years before. Sunlight was great all the way through the process. We got exactly want we wanted for a good price.

    The staff onsite were very nice and answered questions. They did a great job and did not leave a mess.

    They were 10x better than the first installer we used 5 years before.

    1 person found this helpful
  • "Great company to work with!"

    Reviewed Jul 07, 2017

    We started looking in to solar last Oct. when EcoMark Solarwas going door to door. We met with them but decided we needed to wait till the new year to pursue purchasing anything. I'm glad we did! I found Energy Sage and was able to compare multiple quotes. I discovered EcoMark's quote was $10,000 more than anyone else's. I chose to meet with three more companies and then selected to move forward with Sunlight Solar. Everyone in the company was great to work with. I highly recommend them!

    3 people found this helpful
  • "Be wary of this installer"

    Reviewed May 15, 2017
    "Be wary of this installer"

    Reviewed May 15, 2017

    I am not a "newbie" to solar. I started out working with 12-volt panels in the early 90's just to power my lawn mower. I ended up with a battery bank, and the various inverters I needed to operate every electrical appliance in my house. I even ran the clothes washer off my batteries. Then, I went grid-tie, encouraged by tax incentives, and the payback for putting energy back into the system. Recently, I decided to add more panels due to changing conditions at my home. I gave this site a try, and this was one of only two places to repond to my inquiry.

    I asked for "American-Made" components. The agent of the company told me none were available since the only one she new of had declared bankruptcy. I contacted that company, and here is there reply:

    Thank you for reaching out to customer support. SolarWorld USA has not filed any form of bankruptcy, we are moving forward with business as usual. Distributors have plenty stock available and your installer still can get US made panels for your project.

    Sunny regards,

    Jane T.

    Customer Support

    SolarWorld Americas Inc.
    Office: 855-GO SOLAR




    Additionally, I found another company in Texas manufacturing American-Made panels, but this company's agent had "never heard of them." It just seems to me that an intelligent, well-run company would know about, and be aware of all options, and would employ people who stayed on top of their game.

    I have lost confidence in this company, and feel they are just trying to "squeeze" people new to solar instead of conscientiously offering a quality service. I did not think their quote was either accurate, or well-thought out. It was more like they plugged some random numbers into some arbitrary formula rather than offer a serious estimate.

    3 people found this helpful
  • "Knowledgeable, responsive, and responsible"

    Reviewed May 09, 2017
    "Knowledgeable, responsive, and responsible"

    Reviewed May 09, 2017

    I really appreciated how well all the Sunlight Solar staff, from sales to install to support, know about solar tech & policies. All my questions, even the detailed technical ones about panel quality & efficiency, etc, were answered fully (unlike other solar companies that only wanted to tell me about the financial savings).
    The install was completed in late fall, and all metrics were up and running quickly (daily tracking & SREC registration). I used the state-subsidized solar loan to purchase the system, and Sunlight Solar accommodated that process & timeline well.
    Every time I've had a question, I get a very quick response, even now, six months later.

    3 people found this helpful
  • "Quick responses and professional service "

    Reviewed Dec 01, 2016
    "Quick responses and professional service "

    Reviewed Dec 01, 2016

    Sunlight solar understood our needs and put together a system that will be excellent for us. We are excited to have access to clean energy from our own rooftop!

    3 people found this helpful
  • "System Works like Magic"

    Reviewed Oct 04, 2016

    We chose Sunlight Solar from three competing quotes.
    Sunlight showed the most professional design approach, and although their price was the highest, they offered the best value in watts/dollar, at high quality.
    It was always easy to contact them during the permitting and planning phase.
    Our interactions with them during design and installation were at a high professional level. They made sure we knew how to operate the system before they left!
    Although it took a long time (6 months) to get the system from concept to producing electricity, Sunlight did all the necessary paperwork for approval with our electric utility (Unitil).
    Our system now produces roughly 50% more than we need.
    We are delighted.
    What more can we say?

    3 people found this helpful
  • "Professionalism at its best!"

    Reviewed Apr 19, 2016
    "Professionalism at its best!"

    Reviewed Apr 19, 2016

    Great company from start to finish. Friendly and knowledgeable sales guy, and meticulous and informative installation team. Install crew stopped to answer my questions along the way and put up with the millions of pictures I took! Thanks for a job well done!

    6 people found this helpful
  • "Amazing Service!"

    Reviewed Jan 29, 2016

    Sunlight Solar did an incredible job installing our system. Tyson was always attentive to our needs, going way above and beyond in every way. Whether it was the level of absolute integrity with the intent on the most minor details during installation, coming out in sub-zero wind chill for hours to personally deal with inspection details, or driving an hour just to come by and show us how to use the monitoring system, Sunlight Solar, and particularly Tyson, impressed us during the entire project and I would most certainly recommend them to ANYONE! Anyone is welcome to come by and see the awesome project that Sunlight Solar did for us. Reach out to Tyson and tell him I sent ya!

    5 people found this helpful
  • "Sunlight Solar is the Best!"

    Reviewed Jul 01, 2015

    We bid our solar installation job to three companies. We found Sunlight Solar to be our best choice for price and value. We felt we received an honest sales presentation made by a well prepared and knowledgeable salesperson. As the installation progressed we were every pleased with the professionalism and cooperative spirit exhibited by all of their staff from office staff to installers to electricians. We would recommend their services to anyone interested in solar panel installation.

    6 people found this helpful
  • "Superior Service and Expertise"

    Reviewed Jun 26, 2015

    The Sunlight Solar team provided excellent service and support. During the initial search process, the team assisted me every step of the way, providing me with detailed and thorough information of how solar systems work, the upfront costs and the savings over time. The information was presented very straightforward and was easy to understand. Questions were always answered promptly and thoroughly. The installation went smoothly with no issues and the installers were very professional. I highly recommend this company.

    6 people found this helpful
  • "Professional Exceptional Service from Sunlight Solar Energy"

    Reviewed Feb 19, 2015
    "Professional Exceptional Service from Sunlight Solar Energy"

    Reviewed Feb 19, 2015

    I was completely impressed with how SSE handled all steps of my solar system design and installation. Every part of the process proceeded exactly as described. There prices were competitive. They had a great selection of panels. They also had access to great financing options. I was really impressed with SSE every step of the way. I would recommend them without any reservations to someone who is looking forward to working with a knowledgeable, professional, helpful, and friendly team.

    7 people found this helpful
  • "I did the research and Sunlight Solar came out on top on all categories"

    Reviewed Feb 14, 2015
    "I did the research and Sunlight Solar came out on top on all categories"

    Reviewed Feb 14, 2015

    The Sunlight Solar team was very strong. A great company, great work, and a very competitive price with the best quality materials.
    I am very happy with my investment with this Team. They are responsive, customer focused, and know this business very well.

    7 people found this helpful
  • "Sunlight Solar energy A++"

    Reviewed Feb 11, 2015
    "Sunlight Solar energy A++"

    Reviewed Feb 11, 2015

    The associates at Sunlight Solar are very informative of the process associated with going solar and did a fantastic job of guiding us through it. Everyone I've worked with is courteous and they met or preceded every scheduled dead line.

    7 people found this helpful
  • "Solar system installation in Melrose"

    Reviewed Feb 10, 2015
    "Solar system installation in Melrose"

    Reviewed Feb 10, 2015

    The Sunlight solar team were very knowledgeable and provided us with options to help us achieve our goal. Once the project was underway, Sunlight's team were responsive, professional, and always on schedule. There were no surprises and they continue to monitor our system and help guide us through the elements of working with the utility company.

    7 people found this helpful
  • "Sunlight Solar"

    Reviewed Aug 01, 2014

    My system has been working perfectly and both the installers and staff were very helpful and nice. I have had negative electric bills since the install.

    7 people found this helpful
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With over 30 years of solar installation experience, Sunlight Solar Energy provides professional photovoltaic services for residential and commercial properties throughout Oregon, Colorado, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Our team of experts and energy enthusiasts are devoted to producing the most efficient and eco-friendly systems in the industry. From planning to power-on, we assure that our clients receive the best service and education surrounding their new panels. We’re excited about the future of energy here at Sunlight Solar, and we look forward to standing by your side when you take the next step toward renewable energy.

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Sunlight Solar Energy Headquarters

50 SE Scott St, Building 13
Bend, OR
97702 United States

Local Offices (4)

  • 90 Hamilton Street
    New Haven, CT 06511
  • 7935 E Burnside St.
    Portland, OR 97215
  • 102 Clematis Avenue, Suite 7
    Waltham, MA 02453
  • 384 Garden of the Gods Rd. Unit 150
    Colorado Springs, CO 80907
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Sunlight Solar offers a 10 year labor warranty. Contact your regional Sunlight Solar office to learn more.


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States served by Sunlight Solar Energy

  • Colorado CO ,
  • Connecticut CT ,
  • Massachusetts MA ,
  • Oregon OR