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LAST UPDATED: September 8th, 2023

Aptive Solar allows for door-to-door salespeople to come to the homes of prospective clients with information about how solar can transform a property’s energy use. With Aptive Solar, clients report fewer problems relating to air pollution, grid congestion, consistent utility rate increases, and interrupted streams of power. 

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administrations, homeowners who turn to solar to produce power can lower their monthly electric bill by up to 90 percent. With net metering, there could even be additional savings in applicable states. Throughout the lifespan of a solar system, most solar customers will save thousands of dollars without having to adjust to annual utility rate price hikes. 

Through a network of trusted partnerships, Aptive Solar services clients across the country looking to make the transition to clean, renewable energy sources. An Aptive Solar energy consultant will help walk clients through potential options and solutions.

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The Good

  • Logistical Partnerships
  • Expanding Service Area

Logistical Partnerships

As a direct sales provider, Aptive Solar relies on trusted partnerships to provide a high quality service to clients. Between sales software providers and trusted installers, Aptive Solar has created an impressive solar network.

For the sales portion of the solar service, Aptive Solar has partnered with the following companies:

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  • Quativa
  • Aurora Solar
  • Energy Service Partners
  • Fastrac Energy Services
  • Bright Planet Solar

These logistical partnerships have allowed Aptive Solar to grow and expand its customer base. 

Expanding Service Area

While Aptive Solar does not specifically disclose what states it operates in, it is clear that it services many states across the country. This is in part due to logistical partnerships and the company's ability to scale rapidly.

Most traditional solar companies start as local providers, and most remain just that. Some eventually make the expansion effort into a neighboring state, but this growth is slow and meticulous. Aptive Solar is able to constantly grow its service area to bring solar to more American homes.

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The Bad

  • Undisclosed Equipment Information
  • Unknown Warranty Details
  • Third-Party Provider
  • Unidentified Energy Solutions

Undisclosed Equipment Information

Generally, solar companies will disclose the manufacturer of the equipment sold and installed for interested customers. After all, prospective clients have a vested interest in what tier-1 products will be installed on their property.

Unfortunately, Aptive Solar does not disclose any equipment information or manufacturer partnerships, making it difficult for those still in the research phase of the process to determine if it is equipment they want to use. 

Unknown Warranty Details

Since it is unclear what manufacturers or equipment Aptive Solar sells to its clients, it is difficult to determine what warranties, if any, are available to Aptive Solar clients. Typically, solar companies offer one or all of the following warranties: equipment, production, and workmanship.

Equipment and production warranties generally last 10 to 25 years and are backed by the manufacturing partner. The workmanship warranty is then backed by the solar installation company and lasts an average of 10 years.

Aptive Solar does not disclose manufacturer partnerships and does not offer installation services in-house, so little is known what warranties are offered through the platform. 

Third-Party Provider

Aptive Solar is a third-party provider in the solar industry. Many solar companies provide complete start-to-finish solar solutions, meaning the same company will handle the sales, permits, designs, installations, and operational functions for each client.

This is not the case with Aptive Solar as the company strictly offers solar sales services and then turns the actual implementation of the project over to a solar installation company to complete. 

Unidentified Energy Solutions

While some traditional solar providers still only offer typical PV solar services, others are starting to branch out in an effort to bring multiple energy solutions to consumers. This is most commonly found in battery and storage solutions. Some companies also offer EV charging station installation as well.

It is unclear, however, what energy solutions are specifically available through Aptive Solar. There is no mention of storage systems or EV charging options, so prospective Aptive Solar clients will have to inquire about these additional energy solutions when meeting with an energy consultant.

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The Bottom Line

Aptive Solar has created a network to bring solar sales directly to interested consumers. The company has partnered with a number of high quality services to provide a product and service to residential homeowners. Aptive Solar is able to service clients on a broader scale than most traditional solar companies. 

There is a great deal of unknown information surrounding the Aptive Solar platform. There is no information on what equipment or brands Aptive Solar energy consultants sell to clients. As a result, there is no information on warranties, if any, are available to clients.

The Aptive Solar set-up makes the company a middle man as it is responsible for direct sales and then outsources large portions of the solar project to installation providers. Additionally, it is unclear what energy solutions are available through Aptive Solar. It can be assumed that traditional PV solar systems are sold, but it is unclear whether battery or storage solutions can also be purchased. 

Unfortunately, very little is known about Aptive Solar and the service the company provides. 

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Aby Moore League City, TX

The worst decision we ever made was to sign up for solar panels, especially with an Aptive Solar sales rep. We were told absolutely that the panels would pay for themselves and cover our electricity bills. This is a lie - no utility company in the State allows this. You generate the energy to the grid and then the power providers charge you to actually distribute that energy back to you. You pay for it regardless of what you generate. The only savings you get are cents for each EXCESS kWh you generate, and this fluctuates. Unfortunately, the panels were already on the roof by the time we worked out that we were scammed. And this was after MONTHS of problems and shoddy workmanship by the solar installers they signed us up with. I wish I had never signed up for a 35-year loan for these panels with this rep. We were lied to, and now we're paying MORE per month than we were before because now we're paying our electricity bill and paying for the panels; roughly DOUBLE. STEER CLEAR, don't be scammed like we were. Absolutely disgraceful.

7 months ago

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Steven (P0ST) Salt Lake City, UT

I haven't committed to solar yet, and it felt refreshing to work with such knowledgeable solar reps. Even though solar didn't work out for my particular situation, Jackson showed obvious experience in the solar industry and stayed to answer all my questions. I would definitely recommend for anyone considering solar!

1 year ago

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Brooks P Orem, UT

Working with aptive was simple and relatively pain free. I spoke with aptive after speaking with several other solar companies. The project management team communicates primarily via text, which is great because I don't have to worry about catching a phone call in the middle of the work day.

1 year ago

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Heather Hoyt Palm Coast, FL

A salesman with Aptive Solar sold us solar panels through a dealer program with MC Solar. MC Solar subsequently went out of business and Aptive Solar responded by telling the saleman to "GHOST US". Even going as far to issue a Cease & Desist to the salesman ands team, and fire them as well. I personally reached out to the company and the Florida Regional Manager has still not returned my call. It is absolutely disgusting that they are going to be allowed to continue selling solar contracts when they neglected the ones they have sold already. Don't get stuck with $50k in debt and roof decorations like I did.

11 months ago

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June McGrath Denver, CO

Aptive Solar approached us about buying solar panels in May 2022. They were working as a lead generator for Shield Energy and Everbright (a finance company). The sales rep, Collin W, had us sign a contract with Shield Energy and Everbright on May 23, 2022 for the installation of solar panels and financing of the project. The panels were finally installed on August 5, 2022, but as of today, February 18, 2023, they have still not been hooked up to produce power for our home. Nonetheless, we have been getting bills from Everbright since September. Once the panels were installed, Aptive Solar quit talking to us and told us we needed to speak with Shield Energy for any updates. If you want solar panels that actually produce electricity for your home, try another company. Aptive Solar will sell you a package, but leave you hanging.

1 year ago

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Nick Graf Denver, CO

DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY. I signed my contract June 6th of 2022 and it is now February of 2023. Install occurred after months of waiting and no contact from the company. I have beed told they are waiting for inspections to be complete and have had been told 2 different dates the inspections were to be done that came and went with no contact or information from this company. It is a battle to get a hold of them. The customer service lines rings and rings until finally a machine picks up and asks for a message that you might as well be yelling into space as I have never received a call back. The system is not on and I am now paying a monthly bill for it. I feel duped, lied to, ignored, and anything else you can think of. Please for the love of god avoid this company.

1 year ago

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Cory Skluzak Denver, CO

Stay far away from this Company!! This is an update to a previous review. Aptive Solar "sold" me on solar panels in May 2022. They were a lead generator for Shield Energy and Everbright (a finance company). The sales rep, Collin W, had us sign a contract with Shield Energy and Everbright in late May, 2022. In June, 2022, Shield slapped solar panels on my roof. It is now MAY 3 and I still have not passed county inspection! Closing in on ONE year. The installation has been taken over by Aptive's "in-house" installer called Ambia Solar. Ambia inspected and said it is a mess; wrong wire was used, shoddy installation, bolts missing. I have NO TIMELINE FOR COMPLETION. Avois Aptive, Shield Energy, Everbright Financing, and Ambia Solar AT ALL COSTS.

1 year ago Edited May 4, 2023

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E K Houston, TX

I wish I could rate this company 0 stars. Their salesman sold me a bill of lies and exaggerations about the system that is now installed, and has ignored my calls since August. You can’t even find other numbers to call on their website. I’m not sure if the whole business is trying to defraud people into installing solar, or just the salesman I dealt with. Either way, steer very clear of this company, unless you want to be sold a bill of lies.

1 year ago

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Da Ge Shi Walnut, CA

OMG, I wish I have see these review before I sign my contract. It have been installed for 3 months and it has not been inspected by the city nor apply for Edison. Who runs this company?

1 year ago