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LAST UPDATED: November 12th, 2022

Axia Solar is a true full-service solar solution for residential clients looking to take control of their monthly utility bills and upgrade their home’s energy efficiency. Energy costs and rates are determined by the utility companies. Most homeowners experience some sort of rate increase over time even if they are not using more energy than in years past. These consistent rises in energy rates have driven many people to turn to solar as an energy alternative.

Axia Solar helps clients make the switch to solar. As a long-term investment, solar through Axia is designed to provide sustainable energy for years to come. As both a solar manufacturer and installer, Axia Solar makes and assembles all equipment domestically in the United States. In 2022, Axia Solar was recognized by Fortune 500 for its product manufacturing service within the solar industry. 

Getting started with Axia Solar is simple, with instant quotes and baseline analysis provided entirely through the company’s online portal. The metrics provided will allow Axia Solar to give prospective clients insight into what a solar system can do for the property and the potential savings associated with having a solar system and/or storage solution designed and installed. 

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The Good

  • Manufactures and Installs
  • Backed by Q Cell
  • Axia Full Service Process

Manufactures and Installs

The most unique aspect of Axia Solar is the fact that the company both produces and installs solar equipment. The industry generally consists of solar manufacturers that solely produce systems and storage solutions and then companies that strictly conduct installation services. 

Axia Solar has combined these functions by both manufacturing its own product and then professionally installing these systems. That means that Axia Solar clients will solely work with Axia throughout the duration of the solar project. If something goes awry, clients will only have to reach out to one company for assistance, a luxury that most solar clients don’t have.  

Backed by Q Cell

Since Axis Solar is relatively new to the manufacturing side of the solar industry, it is important to note that the company is backed by Q Cell. Q Cell is a well-established tier-1 solar manufacturer, known for producing some of the best solar panels on the market. Axia Solar is connected to Q Cell and utilizes some of its proven technology in its manufacturing. 

Most independent solar manufacturers that also offer installation services are generally on their own and are not backed by a proven resource. Axia Solar is. 

Axia Full Service Process

As a full service solar company, Axia Solar offers its own take on the solar process:

  • Plan — After examining current energy costs and through virtual mapping, Axia Solar will provide clients with a cost-effective, customized plan catered to their needs.
  • Finance — Depending on financial restrictions or needs, Axia Solar clients can pay for the service and equipment upfront or develop a payment plan. 
  • Design — An Axia Solar engineer will then handle the design aspect of the process ensuring that all products fit the home. 
  • Permit — Axia professionals will handle all necessary paperwork to ensure that all legal requirements are met prior to installation. 
  • Install — The professional installation team will then come in and install all Axia products, adhering to a high-quality standard. 
  • Connect — Finally, Axia Solar professionals will get the system ready and prepared for the inspection. Following the passing of the inspection, the system will be connected to the grid and turned on. 
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The Bad

  • Undisclosed Equipment Warranty
  • Young Company
  • No NABCEP Certification

Undisclosed Equipment Warranty

Most solar installation companies will leave equipment warranties up to the manufacturer of the products used during installations. Generally, manufacturers will back their products for 10 to 25 years, with varying limitations and restrictions. That being said, most solar clients can expect to have access to an equipment warranty after the system has been installed. 

Because Axia Solar actually manufactures the products, most would expect the company to back its own equipment  — especially since Axia Solar offers a 25-year workmanship warranty, even though most of the industry only offers a 10-year warranty for craftsmanship. However, the company’s website makes no mention of equipment warranties being available to clients. 

Young Company

While Axia Solar is not the first full service solar provider, it is one of the few companies that takes this approach within the industry. There are benefits of working solely with one company that both manufacturers and installs solar equipment, but Axia Solar equipment and its process are still relatively new. 

The company was founded in 2021, and while backed by a larger and more experienced manufacturer in Q Cells, Axia itself remains untested. This makes it difficult to determine how well Axia Solar equipment will hold up over time as even the most “seasoned” customers have only had the system installed on their home for one year. Most solar installation companies utilize equipment that has been produced by manufacturers that have worked within the industry for decades. The same can not be said for Axia Solar. 

No NABCEP Certification

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners is known as the gold standard certification organization within the renewable energy field. While it is not required to maintain NABCEP certification to conduct solar installations, it goes a long way in showing the skill and knowledge an installer has as it pertains to efficiently installing a solar system. 

Many solar installation companies will make an effort to employ at least one NABCEP-certified professional particularly to oversee installation efforts and projects, but Axia Solar has no NABCEP-certified professionals on staff.

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The Bottom Line

Axia Solar is one of the only full service solar providers in the country. With both manufacturing and installation solutions, Axia Solar truly provides an all-encompassing solar service to its clients.

Despite being relatively new within the solar industry, Axia Solar is backed by established solar manufacturer Q Cells that comes with its own extensive expertise and technology. The process clients will go through when utilizing Axia Solar is truly one-on-one and as the company will design, produce, and then install the solar equipment. At some point, most solar companies require the involvement of a third party. 

Before making a final decision on what company to utilize for solar equipment purchasing and installation, prospective clients should be aware of the following limitations associated with Axia Solar.

First, there is no equipment warranty available for Axia Solar clients which is odd considering the company itself makes the products. This full service approach available through Axia Solar is also untested as the company has only officially been in business since 2021. Finally, the Axia Solar installation team does not have any NABCEP-certified professionals on staff. 

Solar clients looking to work with a company that both produces and installs its own solar equipment would likely benefit from what Axia Solar offers. However, those wanting a more experienced installation team coupled with more established solar manufactured products may want to look elsewhere. 

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Rosa Lawson Chula Vista, CA

Very happy with the service and information received by Alex about our solar , we had a lot of questions which He gave us all the information we needed , installation was very smooth, Alex responded to all our needs. Thank you Alex .

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Arthur Lawson Riverside, CA

We had an estimate from a large company. Alex was able to get me more power from the panels at the same price. With a lower interest rate. Alex and Annabelle took care of everything from that point. Permits. Install. Inspection. Everything. Great job. Thank you

1 month ago

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Noam Crawford Windsor, CA

We had an amazing experience with Axia solar. I did my due diligence researching solar & batteries & this company checked all the boxes. They also have amazing customer service. Jasper and Annabelle walked us through the whole process & we couldn't be happier.

1 month ago

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Shuai Zhang Irvine, CA

We worked with Axia Solar on installing the solar panels on our roof and we're absolutely happy with the service and quality Axia Solar provided. Alex and Cory did an excellent job in the whole process and took care of everything for us in the proposal, contracting, permitting and installation process. They always replied to our messages and addressed our concerns promptly within the same day. Highly recommend!

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Kali Korogy San Diego, CA

Our Solar Advisor, Joe, is the reason I selected Axis. He earned my trust by giving me his time and answering my million questions. He educated me and made choosing to go solar a no-brainer! He is patient and gave me all the time I needed to make my decision. No pressure. Thank you Joe!!!!!!

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