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Deseret Renewable Energy

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LAST UPDATED: August 10th, 2023

Deseret Renewable Energy is a full-service, turn-key residential and commercial solar provider that offers both off-grid and grid-tied solar panel systems. The solar installation company is based in Utah and was first established as Gerald Consulting Services in 2020. Deseret Renewable Energy's mission is to provide affordable, custom-built solar arrays to homes and businesses across the state of Utah.

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The Good

  • NABCEP-Certified Company
  • Industry Experience

NABCEP-Certified Company

Deseret Renewable Energy has been certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). The NABCEP is one of the governing bodies maintaining the installation and professionalism standards in the renewable energy industry. Companies with this distinction employ technicians who have undergone advanced training to ensure each solar panel system has been installed by an expert, and abides by industry standards.

Industry Experience

Although Deseret Renewable Energy has only existed for a few years, its founder, Gerald Johnson, brings considerable solar industry experience to every build. Johnson brings more than five years of industry experience to every solar project, and has more than one megawatt's (approximately 2,800 solar panels) worth of installation under his belt. He has also been certified by Solar Energy International for design, installation, and sales.


The Bad

  • Lack of Deseret Renewable Energy Reviews
  • Undisclosed Product/Warranty Information
  • Limited Service Area

Lack of Deseret Renewable Energy Reviews

As Deseret Renewable Energy is a relatively new company with a small installation footprint, the solar provider still has considerable ground to cover toward establishing its reputation online. As of July 2023, the company has fewer than five reviews posted online, and zero verified reviews.

Verified reviews represent an important step toward establishing a company as a reputable and trustworthy service provider. Until Deseret Renewable Energy amasses more reviews from actual custsomers, Utah homeowners will have difficulty choosing this company over a more established provider.

Undisclosed Product/Warranty Information

Because Deseret Renewable Energy does not have an official corporate website, certain information that would distinguish it from competitors is hard, if not impossible, to come by.

For example, listing the preferred manufacturing partners (i.e., companies it sources solar panels, solar inverters, mounting equipment, and batteries from) would clue potential customers into the quality and reliability of the systems it installs. Additionally, this information would tell customers how long the solar products are warrantied for.

Speaking of warranties, Deseret Renewable Energy has not disclosed its workmanship warranty, which guarantees the labor put into the solar installation for a given number of years.

Limited Service Area

Deseret Renewable Energy's solar installation services are limited to the state of Utah. While this is not inherently problematic, the limited service area can hamper the company's efforts to bring in new business considering the vast field of competition dominated by nationally recognized companies. 


The Bottom Line

Deseret Renewable Energy has a lot to offer Utah residents. Through various industry certifications and sheer number of completed solar installations, the company and its owner have taken several steps to ensure that every solar energy system is properly installed and performs as promised.

That said, the solar company has more work to do to broaden its reach and cement its place as a reputable solar provider. These efforts begin with generating more verified reviews with will be bolstered by providing a reliable and up-to-date resource that answers important questions regarding its product offering and warranty information.

With all this in mind, customers are encouraged to reach out to Deseret Renewable Energy for a consultation and compare their findings to other top solar providers in the area.

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