Founded in 2009, CAM Solar offers homeowners premier solar PV systems in major cities across Texas and Colorado, including the greater San Antonio area. As a three-time “Angie’s List Super Service Award” and two-time “Top 500 Solar Contractor” (2016–2018, and 2018–2019 respectively), CAM Solar has a proven track record of quality customer service and solar installation expertise.
Homeowners can receive a free and instant solar estimate through CAM Solar's satellite imaging feature, which evaluates the roof's candidacy for a solar powered system as well as the potential solar output.
CAM Solar builds its solar energy systems with some of the best solar equipment available today. From high-efficiency solar panels and solar inverters to backup battery and energy storage solutions, the company is well equipped to help homeowners harness and store solar energy and save money:
CAM Solar uses industry leading string and micro inverters by SolarEdge. In addition to converting solar energy into usable electricity for the home, SolarEdge inverters also provide system monitoring, consumption, and output through a helpful mobile app.
In addition to its solar array offering, CAM Solar has also partnered with Tesla to install the Tesla Powerwall, a leading solar battery designed to store solar energy to be used even when the sun goes down. In addition to 24/7 access to solar power, the Tesla Powerwall also acts as a backup generator in the event of a power outage.
Not only does CAM Solar provide backup battery upgrades, but the company also installs electric vehicle charging integrations that more fully maximize the solar panel system's overall efficiency. CAM Solar installs level 2 EV charging solutions designed to take full advantage of the home's sunlight potential, lower carbon emissions, and establish energy independence.
The San Antonio–based solar company has been the recipient of numerous awards and certifications that set it apart from several competing solar providers in its service area:
In addition to the manufacturers’ warranties attached to the solar panels and inverters installed in each system, CAM Solar provides customers with its own 10-year workmanship warranty, which protects the systems against problems caused by installation errors during the first 10 years of operation.
While 10 years is certainly a generous warranty length, leading solar companies attach workmanship warranties up to 25 years or more to their solar PV systems. Twenty five years is widely considered to be the average lifespan of a solar system, so these are, in essence, lifetime warranties. CAM Solar could improve in this area by matching its workmanship warranty terms with top companies.
CAM Solar does not appear to offer PPA or Solar Lease options. The company does offer competitive loan financing options with either a 10-year or 20-year repayment plan, zero money down, and a fixed 2.99 or 3.99 APR respectively; however, for customers who lack the funds to finance their system upfront or who may not qualify for a loan, lease, and PPA options are often viable and affordable alternatives to going solar.
CAM Solar is limited to the following metro areas:
Although this service area represents a fairly broad swath of people, CAM Solar may find itself at a disadvantage when compared to larger solar companies with a more national presence. Leveraging verified CAM Solar reviews can be an effective way for the company to further distinguish itself from the rest of the field.