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LAST UPDATED: April 15th, 2022

Current Electric has been providing full service electrical solutions since 1983 in the greater Milwaukee area. The Current Electric team is trained to provide high level service, design, and functionality in every project. The Current Electric team installed its first solar system in 2000 and has helped hundreds of residential and commercial property owners realize the power of renewable energy. 

The Current Electric team is made of both journeymen and master electricians. More specifically, the solar team electricians are also NABCEP certified ensuring that all Current Electric solar projects pass inspection. 

Current Electric was voted as one of the Top Solar Contractors in 2020, is part of the ABC Wisconsin Associated Builders and Contractors organization, and is a member of the Wisconsin Builders Association. 

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The Good

  • Solar Specific Services
  • Full Service Electrical Company
  • Affordable Financing
  • Mount Options

Solar Specific Services

The team at Current Electric offers a full-range of solar services to its clients. The company does more than just sell and install solar systems, so clients can expect that all of their needs will be met and handled with professionalism. Solar services offered through Current Electric includes the following:

  • Residential and Commercial Solar — Current Electric is well-equipped to handle both residential and commercial solar projects.
  • Mounting — The Current Electric team knows how to install both roof and ground mounted systems depending on the property’s needs.
  • Carport — Property owners who do not want to install the solar system on the roof of their home can have it installed on their carport.
  • Battery Backup — Current Electric provides battery backup solutions to clients who don't want to deal or worry about power outages.
  • Solar Service — Clients in need of repairs or maintenance work on panels, inverters, or backup systems can call Current Electric for help.
  • Solar Service Plan — Current Electric is one of the only companies in the industry to offer its own unique financing option to clients. 
  • Tesla Powerwall — Current Electric is a licensed dealer and installer of the Tesla Powerwall system.

Full Service Electrical Company

Current Electric started as a full service electrical company. Within two decades of its founding, Current Electric expanded into the solar industry providing comprehensive solar services to the greater Milwaukee area. The benefit of utilizing Current Electric for solar services is the access and discounts solar clients receive for electrical work also completed by the Current Electric team. Services through Current Electric include:

  • 24-hour emergency electrical services
  • Green power
  • Home rewiring
  • Residential/commercial lighting
  • Generators
  • Home electrical automation
  • Electrical remodeling
  • Security solutions
  • Electrical installation
  • Service panel upgrades
  • Switches and outlets
  • Lighting design and installation
  • Knob and tube upgrades

Most solar installation companies strictly offer solar installation services. Current Electric is able to handle any electrical need in addition to all solar services. 

Affordable Financing

Current Electric offers its own solar service plan to clients. Most solar installation companies will partner with a credit union or other financing partner to provide loan or power purchase agreements, but Current Electric has created its own financing plan. With the Solar Service Plan, clients can expect the following:

  • $25.97 per month
  • Priority service
  • Solar system checkup
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • Transferable agreement
  • Appointment reminders
  • 50% off electrical services
  • 50% off IV curve test
  • Mount options

When most people think of solar installation, they automatically envision a system being installed on a roof. While this set-up works for a majority of solar projects, it is not viable for every property. Current Electric understands this and has modified installation services to accommodate all property types. Current Electric customers can take advantage of both roof and ground mounts, depending on the needs of the project. 

Considering the design needs, roof mounted projects will have black on silver or black-on-black panels depending on how much energy the client needs produced. These are more visually pleasing panels and Current Electric will make sure that it fits the roof.

Clients who would rather take advantage of yard space can use the ground mount solar system, making it easy to clean off panels during the winter months when Wisconsin experiences heavy snow conditions. Most solar installation companies only do roof installations, but understanding the local needs, Current Electric has adapted to provide both roof and ground mounts. 

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The Bad

  • Limited Service Area
  • Undisclosed Equipment Information

Limited Service Area

While most solar installation companies will only provide installation services within one state or a select few cities or communities within a state, a few solar companies service multiple states, regions, and the entire nation.

This is not the norm within the industry, but by offering solar installation services on a national level, those companies can service anyone looking to utilize green energy. Current Electric is not one of these expanding companies and only provides solar installation in Milwaukee and southeast Wisconsin. 

Undisclosed Equipment Information

Solar installation companies do not produce the actual solar equipment that is installed on a property’s owner's roof. Solar equipment manufacturing companies are responsible for the creation, design, and ultimate production of solar systems. These solar manufacturers then partner with solar installation companies that will install that equipment. Solar manufacturers need solar installation companies just like solar installation companies need the manufacturers.

As a result, a vast majority of solar installation companies create a partnership or multiple partnerships with solar producers. These partnerships allow that solar installation company to install solar equipment. Current Electric does not appear to have one of these partnerships or has chosen not to disclose equipment brand information. This is not typical in the solar industry as most solar installation companies use equipment as a selling point.

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The Bottom Line

Current Electric is a full service electrical company that also provides comprehensive solar services to residential and commercial property owners. Current Electric offers affordable financing options in addition to providing flexible mount options. The Current Electric design team is determined to design an ideal solar system for each and every client and the certified professionals are well equipped to get each system up and running. 

There are a lot of positive aspects of the Current Electric service, but there are some limitations as well. First, Current Electric only services the Milwaukee and southeast Wisconsin communities. Additionally, there is no information about what manufacturers Current Electric works with to supply solar panels and inverters. 

Current Electric brings a professional and experienced approach to every solar project. Home and commercial property owners in southeast Wisconsin would likely benefit from what Current Electric has to offer when it comes to solar installation.

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