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Exact Solar - Profile & Reviews

In business since 2005, Exact Solar is a local, family-owned business and a leading installer of solar electric (photovoltaics or PV), solar water heating and solar pool heating in PA and NJ. Exact Solar initially started out installing solar thermal systems and then added solar PV in 2008. Solar is all we do. Find more excellent customer reviews for Exact Solar on solarreviews.com (http://www.solarreviews.com/installers/exact-solar/#) and Angie's List.

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  • "A great Experience"

    Reviewed Aug 23, 2020

    Exact Solar was very professional and reliable in installing my home solar system and maintaining it afterwards.

    I can highly recommend the firm.

    Peter Giller

  • "Much needed sun energy came to SOEL Farm"

    Reviewed Aug 11, 2020
    "Much needed sun energy came to SOEL Farm"

    Reviewed Aug 11, 2020

    Our small farm (www.soelweb.com) is engaged in micro green production. Microgreens are too delicate to grow outside - which means that we use our greenhouse year round. 2 powerful exhaust fans are running literally 24 hours. Add to this air conditioning for the house, GH controller - our energy ( read money) spending was huge. We are so glad we got to work with ExactSolar. Highly professional, knowledgeable people who took upon themselves to help us to navigate multiple hurdles with local township codes and inspections. We are very very happy with our solar panels. The installation was timely, they look great and save us tons of money. ExactSolar provides another essential service for us - they do maintenance. They are the first to inform us if they noticed any deviations in energy production - and come and fix the small issues we had (fox? deer?). Thank you, ExactSolar!

  • "Fast, flexible, and friendly!"

    Reviewed Aug 06, 2020

    Exact Solar installed my grid-tied rooftop solar array last year and the performance has exceeded expectations. They were flexible to the aesthetic considerations of design, and took care of all the electrical work efficiently and safely. They were on top of all permits and utility communications, leading to minimal waiting prior to the array being up and making an impact. Now a year later the results are in - zero net electricity taken from the grid! They recommended a SolarEdge inverter that has direct EV charging built-in and that choice was not only very cost-effective, it has been keeping my car quickly topped-up and happy every night. Very pleased with the service from this small company and highly recommend.

  • "Couldn't Ask for Better Service from a Company"

    Reviewed Aug 04, 2020
    "Couldn't Ask for Better Service from a Company"

    Reviewed Aug 04, 2020

    Mark Bortman and ExactSolar did a great job both in installation and post installation service. They are easy to reach and willing to answer any questions even several years after installation.

  • "Excellent Experience"

    Reviewed Aug 04, 2020

    We chose Exact Solar because this company had the best online customer reviews and after working with them, we had our own 5 star review to add. Don from the sales team took the time to thoroughly explain the solar installation process and patiently answered our many questions. After we signed the contract, the Exact Solar team took care of everything else including all of the paperwork for the permits and for PECO. They were communicative throughout the entire process and the installation team was very professional. Even after the installation was completed, they continued to communicate with us to ensure everything was running optimally. Our solar panels have been in use for 3 years and we have had no issues. It is so nice to open the PECO bill and see a $0 balance. I highly recommend Exact Solar. They provide exceptional Service and truly care about their customers

  • "Exact Solar: A skilled technically competent firm"

    Reviewed Aug 01, 2020
    "Exact Solar: A skilled technically competent firm"

    Reviewed Aug 01, 2020

    I almost signed a contract with one of those large multi state organizations that employes your sterotypical salesman and has a contract that is 29 pages long. I was going to be away for a month and decided to wait and educate myself on the issues (technical and financial ) and get a better sense of the mass of sellers (installers) out there. I spoke to a professional commercial structure inspector in Delaware who introduced me to a PA analyst that was quite knowledgeable in the solar industry. I had some issues that I felt were above cookie cutter and wanted a firm that I could rely on for correct answers whether it benefited their firm or not. He put me in touch with Exact Solar and Dara Bortman (who is an owner along with her husband Mark). They are very active with the Mid Atlantic Solar Industries Assn and are very knowledgeable on industry trends and state legislative movements. If Dara did not know the answer to a technical question she got Mark involved and we worked our way thru it. They helped me with Atlantic City Electric when ACE would not allow me to install the sized system that I felt I needed. Between us we were able to convince ACE that we would use the size system that I wanted . They were very good at explaining the ins and outs of alternative equipment designs and were able to determine that the slight shading toward some trees would not reduce my system performance. They even arranged for their electrician to install some outlets in the garage to enable charging of my new plug in hybrid. I told Mark and his crew of my HOAs concerns about external equipment (conduit and boxes) showing on the outside walls and they designed a system that did not show on the side walls. All the installation was done in a very workmanlike manner and they would explain why they had chosen various methods. I was about to go away for the month of Nov and Marks schedule was very booked and he was not sure he could get it done before I left. When he got an opening he offered it to me and we got it done before I left. With all the paperwork completed while I was away ACE came out and installed the replacement meter and I was up and generating while I was still on vacation.
    I like the way these people think and work. As a new customer they donated a small amount to a third world solar organization in our families name. We continue to talk about issues like selecting a Broker/aggregator to sell the solar credits that my system produces.
    I should also mention that they have two very competent in the office that also handle the routine questions and keep everything going when Mark and Dara are tied up.
    I would recommend that anyone contemplating a solar system (photovoltatic or PV system) should do you homework and be very skeptical of the large national installers and select a local installer that is heavily involved in the local industry. One other point that needs to be made. After I got going with Exact Solar I looked back at some of the quotes from the large national firm and realized that Exact was actually Less Expensive.

  • "Going with ExactSolar was one of my proudest investment"

    Reviewed Jul 31, 2020
    "Going with ExactSolar was one of my proudest investment"

    Reviewed Jul 31, 2020

    I chose ExactSolar to install a 13 kWp rooftop solar panel system back in 2018. Now that I've had 2 years' worth of data and experience, I can honestly say that going solar was one of my best investments. After a smooth install, ExactSolar got me set up with a monitoring app that allows me to see the amount of energy I'm producing. My solar production offsets the power I draw from the electric utility and during the summer months I produce more than I use. Not only that, ExactSolar helped me sign up with a solar credit brokerage so that each kW I produce returns money to my pocket. To me, the best part of ExactSolar is not just the install, it's also the post-install guidance and support that helps me make the most out of my solar panels. Highly recommended!

  • "Very knowledgeable, highly professional, exceptional client service"

    Reviewed Jul 30, 2020
    Updated Jul 30, 2020
    "Very knowledgeable, highly professional, exceptional client service"

    Reviewed Jul 30, 2020
    Updated Jul 30, 2020

    I've had my system for over four years now and I can vouch for both the benefits of going solar and the quality of Exact Solar's workmanship. These guys are thorough professionals and have a solid understanding of the solar space and are very committed to timely and high quality delivery. I (along with a few others in my community) spent a fair amount of time shopping for our solar contractor and after doing our due diligence which explored a number of angles on both solar as a viable alternative and Exact Solar as a vendor I’m glad we came to the right conclusion on both.
    They are a family owned business. Mark and Dara (the owners) perform an initial visit, explain the option and help you make the decision on the type and number of panels. Dara and the other staff have been very helpful whenever I had questions both during the project and subsequently. They have been diligent in monitoring my output alerting me when they were not seeing usage data on their end (happens occasionally because of an internet outage or some connection issues at my end).

    I recommend Exact Solar without an ounce of hesitation!

  • "EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT!"

    Reviewed Jul 30, 2020
    "EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT!"

    Reviewed Jul 30, 2020

    THE EXACT SOLAR TEAM FROM INITIAL PHONE CALL TO FINAL TOWNSHIP CODE INSPECTION WERE TOTALLY FANTASTIC. NOT ONLY DID THEY COMPLETE THE INSTALLATION ONE MONTH SOONER THAN EXPECTED BUT THE ROOF PANEL INSTALL AS WELL AS THE ELECTRIC HOOKUP, INVERTERS AND METERS WERE INSTALLED NEATLY AND PROFESSIONALLY. THEY ALSO FACILITATED MY SELLING OF SRECS AND THEIR ESTIMATE OF POWER PRODUCTION OF 18MWatt HOURS ANNUALLY WAS SPOT ON. I RECOMMEND EXACT SOLAR WHOLEHEARTEDLY TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO OBTAIN A SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM WITH NO HASSLES AT A GOOD PRICE.

  • "Exactly what you want from your solar panel provider!"

    Reviewed Jul 30, 2020
    "Exactly what you want from your solar panel provider!"

    Reviewed Jul 30, 2020

    Exact Solar provided excellent customer service from our first contact in 2013. Their price was competitive, the science and business aspects of solar power were well explained, and there was never any pressure to "close" on the transaction. I made the purchase.in 2014, about a year after their first proposal. The panels outperformed projections and the customer service has never stopped. in 2018, several panels, unknown to me, were under-performing. Exact reached out to me to advise they would be coming in to replace them on warranty!

  • "Exact Solar. One HONEST and PROFESSIONAL company"

    Reviewed Jul 30, 2020
    "Exact Solar. One HONEST and PROFESSIONAL company"

    Reviewed Jul 30, 2020

    I spent almost 4 years and contacted 100 solar installers.
    Took over 50 detailed quotations, personally met probably 20 of them.

    Not a single one of them comes close to what Exact Solar offered in terms of professionalism, knowledge, eye for details, dedication towards delivering a 100% satisfying experience to customer, and an awesome after-install service.

    Dara and Mark are on first name basis with all their customers. They are great friends I have for any Solar related question.

    I have referred more than 10 friends/family to Exact, and they are the ONLY company I will recommend if u r within their service area.

    I am myself a solar enthusiast and know more than many sales people, even more than some so-called installers. Mark and Dara are far more knowledgeable than me and are very humble+polite about it.

  • "Exact Solar is the best"

    Reviewed May 13, 2018
    Updated Jul 30, 2020
    "Exact Solar is the best"

    Reviewed May 13, 2018
    Updated Jul 30, 2020

    I signed up with Exact Solar last summer (2017) after obtaining quotes from several installers in Pennington area through Energy Sage and meeting with them. Exact's quote was among the best with straight-forward numbers and no hidden costs. Dara was especially helpful during the vetting stage. She answered all my questions and provided insights into SREC pricing and long term trends (which many installers don't). This also convinced me to apply for the excellent solar loan from PSE&G which basically reduced my out of pocket expense to 1% of the overall cost and guaranteed the loan repayment through stable SREC prices over 10 years.

    During the installation time, Mark was absolutely awesome. He helped with the solar loan paperwork, ensured that all permits were obtained without any issues and installation was done on time. The system has been working perfectly for the last several months, the PSE&G loan came through and electricity bills are down to $2.42 (the mandatory grid connection charge). He also ensured that the latest model of Solar Edge inverter was installed which is more efficient and smaller than the old models.

    Overall, I am extremely pleased with Exact Solar. They are professional, courteous and trustworthy. I wish them continued success in the future.

    Update in 2020:

    There have been absolutely no issues with our solar panels. Everything is working great and my electricity bills are down to mandatory connection charge. Exact Solar did a great job. I would recommend everyone to consider them for their solar panel installation.

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  • "Expertise, Responsiveness, Safety: Glad I went with Exact Solar"

    Reviewed Jul 30, 2020
    "Expertise, Responsiveness, Safety: Glad I went with Exact Solar"

    Reviewed Jul 30, 2020

    New to the Philly area, I needed advice on what solar installer to contract with. I met with Meenal Ravel, an advocate and educator with a group called Solarize Southeast PA. Among other services, they vet solar installers each year and Exact Solar was consistently one of the best. I was already aware of Exact Solar because they are listed in several national industry groups. Contracting with Exact Solar seemed a logical choice for installing a 30 panel, 9.9 kWp system on our garage roof.

    I reviewed my emails with Exact Solar co-owners Mark and Dara, over the months during the lead-up to the 2019 installation, and saw a long list of my questions and their answers. They always responded to my many questions promptly and accurately.

    Dara put together estimates of the system’s output, the point at which the system would pay for its own installation (11 years). Any questions I had that had to do with system performance or the National Electrical Code went to Mark or to Vlad, a master electrician who designs each of the systems and is operations manager.

    Installation of a solar array is an impressive series of steps. Early on, Jackson, a technician, came out with a device to measure sun and shade on the garage roof. He determined that a black walnut tree would interfere substantially with system performance. After I had the tree removed Jackson came back and re-measured the surroundings for a go-ahead. Jackson showed me how his instruments can infer the extent of sunlight every day of the year based on a single day’s several measurements. His measurements provide the basis of Dara’s long-term cost and payback estimates.

    Exact Solar presently has two installer teams, both reporting to Vlad. My sense is that management and the installers respect each other and work well together. My team was headed by Nick who is also outstanding to work with. He, along with Jeremy, a crew member, always “did the right thing”. Like running a very long power cable from my detached garage to the house. Running a very long cable means fewer wire-nut connections, and less chance of failure over time. But it’s cheaper and easier to link together shorter, leftover lengths of cable. When they were installing exterior conduit, Nick would confer with me where to put them so they’d be less noticeable. If Nick had any question about the system’s design, he’d call Vlad without hesitation. Vlad is a natural teacher, soft spoken, thoughtful and expert.

    Exact Solar has a culture of safety. Much of the time crews are on roofs and ladders, inherently dangerous places to work, and keeping workers safe is where everything starts at Exact Solar. The crew worked carefully, methodically, and cooperatively, without rushing.

    For Mark, Dara, Jackson, Vlad, Nick and Jeremy, bringing solar power to our communities is a passion, a mission in life, and a commitment to a viable future and not simply a business.

    If I had a chance to do this install over again, I would not change a thing. The system works perfectly, the design was correct, and the install was skilled and careful and oddly enough, it’s fun to monitor it. I feel I have, with Exact Solar’s help, contributed to the sustainability of our community.

  • "Great quality service with a personal touch"

    Reviewed Jul 30, 2020
    "Great quality service with a personal touch"

    Reviewed Jul 30, 2020

    I had the pleasure of having ExactSolar instal my home 5kw solar PV installation in 2017. I found the staff at the company easy to work with and they were very responsive to all the questions that arose. When I needed to have the panels temporarily removed to repair my roof, that staff were able to respond to my scheduling needs for that project as well. I have been quite pleased with the performance of my system which continues to save me money and last year allowed me to be a net exporter of electricity to the grid. I highly recommend them.

  • "ExactSolar Workmanship."

    Reviewed Jul 30, 2020

    Great solar company and great staff. Do a very good job so far. And very cooperative.

  • "Excellence from start to finish"

    Reviewed Jul 30, 2020
    "Excellence from start to finish"

    Reviewed Jul 30, 2020

    Our journey to solar energy started with a large selection of vendors for due diligence.
    But only one company took the time and effort to stick with us throughout all our struggling as to what was right for us: ExactSolar.
    Not only they were the best during pre-sale, but the installation crew was very friendly and professional giving us a clear understanding of the different they had to achieve to bring our system online.
    After inspection by our township and electrical company our system went online.
    You would think that at that point the company would walk away with their money, but no. Because there's more to solar power than just panels... You can sell your clean energy credit, Without the ExactSolar team I would have missed on it, or I definitely would not have know what to choose.
    But again.... they worked with hand in hand until all was in place.

  • "They were great to work with and still are"

    Reviewed Sep 17, 2019
    "They were great to work with and still are"

    Reviewed Sep 17, 2019

    Our system was setup on a Philly row house in 2015. There is something magical about using the sun to generate electricity, and we are proud of the decreased dependence on fossil fuel. Of course it is also nice to say goodbye to electric bills since the installation. Exact Solar was wonderful with the setup and there were no issues or problems. They continue to provide prompt answers to any questions that arise. If I could recommend them higher I would.

  • "Highly Recommended!"

    Reviewed Apr 26, 2013

    I highly recommend Exact Solar. Mark, the owner, is very knowledgeable and took the time to answer all my questions. My installation was a little tricky, but the guys did a great job. I am very pleased with the performance of the system and the follow up from Exact Solar.

    We received quotes from other suppliers but we felt that Exact Solar gave us the best value. More importantly, they gave us the true story, not just a salesman song and dance.

    I would highly recommend them.

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  • "Excellent"

    Reviewed Mar 18, 2013

    These guys are awesome. Check out even more great reviews on Angie's List!

    1 person found this helpful
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Exceptional customer service is our hallmark. We use only the highest quality components, we offer industry-leading warranties, and we're there from start to finish taking care of all paperwork for permitting and registration. We'll answer all of your questions and make sure that you get the right system for your home and your family. We are proud to have been named to Solar Power World's 2014, 2015, and 2016 lists of Top Solar Contractors in North America. We have also earned the Angie's List Super Service Award for 2013 thru 2019 and earned a spot on the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing companies in America 3 years in a row (2017-2019). We also have been featured on Top Solar Contractors in North America list for 6 years in a row. Join the Exact Solar family and be confident in your decision to go solar. Power your Home, Free your Wallet, Save the Planet!

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Established

2005

Exact Solar Headquarters

1655 Fairfield Rd
Yardley, PA
19067 USA

Workmanship Warranty

10 years

Affiliations

Sustainable Business Network (Philadelphia), MSSIA (Mid-Atlantic Solar and Storage Association)

Certifications

Certified Sustainable Building Advisor
NABCEP Certified

Licenses

PA Contractor License PA011199/ NJ Contractor License 13VH06323200/Philadelphia Contractor License 40352

Insurance

Yes

States served by Exact Solar

  • New Jersey NJ ,
  • Pennsylvania PA