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Eagle Point Solar

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Founded in 2010, Eagle Point Solar provides solar installation services across multiple sectors through the Midwest, including residential, commercial, agricultural, municipal, academic, and utility clients. The company is present in Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin, and has been named a “Top 500 Solar Contractor” by Solar Power World magazine every year from 2013 to 2020.

Eagle Point Solar offers customers a free solar analysis to determine whether their home is a good candidate for a solar panel system.

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The Good

  • Array of Industry Partnerships
  • Full-Service Solar Installation Company
  • NABCEP-Certified Installers

Array of Industry Partnerships

Eagle Point Solar has a broad selection of solar partnerships at its disposal to deliver customers the best solar experience possible. These partnerships extend to every aspect of the solar installation process, and include the following brands:

  • Solar inverters — APsystems, SolarEdge, SMA, Yaskawa – Solectria Solar
  • Solar panels — Axitec, Canadian Solar, CSUN, JA Solar, Mission Solar, Outback Power, S-Energy, Solaria, VSUN
  • Solar energy storage — Generac, LG Energy Solution
  • Electric — Hawkeye Electric, Quick Electric, Spoon River Electric Cooperative, Tri-City Electric Co.
  • Financing — BluePath, ezSolarLoan, Greenpenny, Sunlight Financial
  • Logistics — CED Greentech, Van Meter
  • Roof, ground mounting — DPW Solar, IronRidge, PanelClaw, Unirack
  • Drone surveying — Scanifly

These partnerships ensure customers will quickly qualify for and receive customized, energy-efficient solar energy systems that are built to last.

Full-Service Solar Installation Company

Eagle Point Solar provides expert-level assistance through every step of the solar installation process starting with a free solar analysis. The free solar analysis evaluates the homeowner’s needs, goals, and expectations, and evaluates the home’s previous 12 months of utility bill data to determine candidacy for solar.

A site assessment follows, which includes all documentation needed to build a customized solar energy system: measurements and photos, condition of current electrical panel, roof pitch, shading concerns, and more. If the roof meets the Eagle Point Solar’s requirements, the company’s engineering team will design the system and proposal for the homeowner’s approval.

Once the design is approved, Eagle Point Solar will secure the necessary permitting and utility paperwork to ensure everything is done according to code. The solar provider will also educate the homeowner on all relevant incentives, tax credits, and rebates that are available to them through ownership of a solar panel system.

The delivery and installation steps are next. Eagle Point Solar’s qualified team will efficiently construct the solar panel system, and arrange a final inspection with city officials. Once the system is up and running, Eagle Point Solar will provide ongoing support and maintenance, accompanied by the solar installer’s five-year workmanship warranty.

NABCEP-Certified Installers

Eagle Point Solar currently employs more than a dozen NABCEP-certified solar technicians. The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners is an industry recognized organization that produces the top certification programs in the country. Solar companies with this designation set themselves apart as true experts in solar installation and technology.

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The Bad

  • Below Average Workmanship Warranty
  • Commercial-Only Lease and PPA

Below Average Workmanship Warranty

Eagle Point Solar attaches a five-year workmanship warranty to each completed solar project. While these warranty terms may provide plenty of coverage for the average solar panel system, most solar providers offer terms for twice that amount of time. Leading solar companies, meanwhile, affix terms of 25 years or more to cover the workmanship of their solar PV systems.

Commercial-Only Lease and PPA

Eagle Point Solar does provide solar leases and power purchase agreements (PPA), but only to commercial, agricultural, or municipal/academic clients. Solar leases and PPAs can be incredibly cost-effective alternatives for individuals lacking sufficient credit or capital to finance a system themselves.

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The Bottom Line

Overall, Eagle Point Solar possesses all the qualities we look for in a competent, qualified solar panel system installer. The company maintains several credible partnerships, consistently ranks among the best local installers in the country, and employs an expert team of experienced solar technicians.

While we would like to see more in terms of a workmanship warranty, we encourage homeowners to read verified Eagle Point Solar reviews and obtain a free energy analysis from the company.

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Edwin Ganser Platteville, WI

On the plus side, their construction crew personnel (array installation crew and electricians) were very good, both in their craftsmanship and communication skills. On the down side their sales contact had limited understanding of how construction actually happened and couldn't answer (nor sought out) timely responses/information. This same contact was useless in providing input on how a new detached garage structure should be sized to get to the desired array KW. Office design staff (I presume) selected a 5KW inverter when the array was 6.2 KW. Project design and management personnel in the office were decent enough but in the end only continued to defend what I felt was a sub-standard design. At a minimum the sales/design/project management staff should have made it clear before a contract was signed that the 5 KW inverter would "clip" off any array production above that, effectively losing that 1.2 KW of output on peak sun hours.

4 months ago

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Reply from Eagle Point Solar

Hi Edwin, Thank you for the your review and detailed submission. At Eagle Point Solar, as you noted, we have a nationally award-winning and highly qualified and professional staff of electricians, engineers, designers, sales professionals, office and construction staff. As previously shared with you, there are utility specifications and inverter kWh performance measurements which are taken into account when designing any solar array. We greatly appreciate your business, and if you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us directly. We’d be happy to continue to provide education on how various system components interact with each other to provide optimal production and peak performance for our clients. Enjoy the sunshine, Eagle Point Solar Team

May. 17th, 2021

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