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Canopy Energy


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LAST UPDATED: August 26th, 2021

Canopy Energy offers full-service, personal, local, residential, commercial, and governmental solar services in California, New York, and New Jersey. The company, which was founded in 1990, has quite a bit of experience under its belt and has installed 85 solar systems per month on average since 2016. The company assigns a personal expert to see each customer through the entire process, comes to the customer's home at a time that suits them, offers a customized solution, manages the installation, and saves the customer money. Canopy Energy strives to offer uncompromising quality and meticulous ease for its customers.

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The Good

  • Excellent Warranties
  • High Quality Equipment
  • Outright Purchase and Loan Options

Excellent Warranties

When it comes to warranties, Canopy Energy offers some of the best in the solar industry. The company offers a 25-year workmanship warranty, which covers the labor and installation, as well as a 25-year equipment warranty, which covers the panels.

High Quality Equipment

Canopy Energy offers high quality equipment from respected brands, including SolarWorld panels and SolarEdge inverters.

Outright Purchase and Loan Options

Canopy Energy provides its customers with the option to either purchase a solar energy system outright with cash, or finance it with a loan. Because of this, all of Canopy Energy's customers can take advantage of the benefits that come along with solar ownership, including tax credits and other incentives.


The Bad

  • No Leases or PPAs
  • Limited Availability

No Leases or PPAs

While Canopy Energy focuses on providing its customers with solar ownership options, the company does not offer leases or power purchase agreements (PPAs), which are both popular options among home and business owners.

Limited Availability

Currently, Canopy Energy's services are only available in California, New York, and New Jersey. Consumers who live elsewhere unfortunately will not be able to go solar with this company.


The Bottom Line

Canopy Energy is a solar energy company that offers great warranties, high quality equipment, and cash purchase and loan options. However, the company does not offer leases or PPAs and currently only offers its services in California, New York, and New Jersey.

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Dino Marsili San Ramon, CA

Overall, I am a very satisfied customer. I was looking to purchase a high quality solar system from a reputable company with a high quality warranty. Canopy delivered on all those fronts. My only gripe was their communication throughout the process. There were several instances when I was not contacted (despite my PLEADING for communication) when a Canopy representative showed up without me knowing. With crime escalating, it is uncomfortable answering the door to a stranger. If I did not answer, a serious time window would have been lost. In fact, I heard of the installation date from the rep that came unannounced with the panels. I discussed this with the company and they promised me they would improve this for future customers. This was the only real concern that I had. Otherwise, the installation was great, the American made Mission Solar Panels are pumping out power, the work by the installer was great, I am getting the 30% IRS credit just in time, they are poised to honor the 25 year warranty, and the price was good. Beware the price may surprise you but it seems to be worth it. Great experience overall!

1 year ago

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Reply from Canopy Energy

Thank you for taking the time Dino!

Mar. 31st, 2020

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Ron Scholz Pacifica, CA

Albert did a great job installing the system as I wanted done. All system components except the solar panels inside the garage. This was a custom installation. The system has be working as promised. PG+E will not let a system produce more than 110% than what you have been using. Also PG+E will put you on timed tier system. We chose 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. There are other plans. Canopy made out the proper work for use to be approved to use our system in the PG+E system. The only complaints was the fact that the system delivered was not complete at the start of the job. They had an UBER driver and FEDEX deliver some of the items. I had to convince one of their personal where I wanted the components to be placed. I can monitor the system from the solar energy web site. Their sales person(Steve T.) was really helpful when we had problems, resolved quickly. Had the system operating for the last week , works as advertised.

3 years ago

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Reply from Canopy Energy

Mr. Scholtz, we are so glad you had a positive experience! It was a pleasure to work for you. Best to you...

Mar. 26th, 2019