Awake Solar is a small solar company located in Houston, Texas, that prioritizes client satisfaction over everything else. The company was founded in 2012 and has completed over 1,000 solar projects. While many large solar corporations treat consumers as a number, Awake Solar’s founder Ajay Choudhary is proud to say he knows all clients by name and their energy consumption habits.
As solar services become more popular, we like to see solar companies provide a clear and transparent walkthrough of their process. Awake Solar does a great job providing consumers detailed information about what to expect should they work with Awake Solar.
The company is clear that while some aspects of the process can be done online or over the phone, the one thing the company doesn’t do electronically is the site inspection. While some companies will simply look your home up on Google Maps, Awake Solar prefers to come in person and evaluate all parameters. This is simply to ensure that Awake Solar can inspect every inch of the property and design a solar system that is tailored to your needs.
Additionally, Awake Solar discloses that some buildings or homes require municipal permits. However, waiting on permits can delay your solar installation by days or weeks. Awake Solar determines which permits and requirements are necessary during the assessment stage to reduce the waiting time.
Awake Solar provides state-of-the-art, durable, and maintenance-free solar panels for an affordable price. Of course, as with most solar companies, Awake Solar doesn’t disclose its prices on the website, but if you are interested in getting a quote and comparing Awake Solar’s prices to another company, you can quickly contact the company via phone or email.
That said, Awake Solar claims that within four to six weeks, clients will be generating zero-cost and zero-emission energy. Additionally, the company claims that most clients pay off their solar investment within five to six years.
According to several reviews on Awake Solar’s website, the company lets clients choose which solar panels they prefer. While this option isn’t for everyone, it is advantageous for those particular about using a specific brand or panel type.
If you were hoping to lease your solar system, Awake Solar is not the company for you. The company does not offer any leasing options.
Now, leasing a solar system is not inherently wrong. However, it means that a third-party company owns your system — and all savings will go to them. When you finance or purchase your system, you have direct ownership and reap all the benefits.
Awake Solar’s website does not state whether the company (or any of its staff members) are NABCEP certified. While being NABCEP certified is not required of solar companies, it indicates that the company can take on more complex projects and go above and beyond customer expectations.
Awake Solar does not give a clear service area where the company conducts business. We can assume that it is available to Houston homeowners and businesses (since that’s where the company headquarters is), but we don’t know how far the service area expands from there.