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With two locations in Meridian and Twin Falls, Idaho, EGT has been serving Idaho residents since 2010. The company offers a wide array of tier one solar panels and inverters and competitive rates on its solar loan financing options. EGT solar is a four-time “Top 500 Solar Contractor,” according to Solar Power World Magazine.

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The Good

  • 5-Step Installation Process
  • Top-Tier Solar Equipment
  • Top 500 Solar Contractor
  • Competitive Financing

5-Step Installation Process

EGT Solar conducts a thorough, five-step process to help its customers go solar:

  • SmartSolar Site Evaluation — During the initial consultation, which takes about an hour, an EGT Solar rep will evaluate the home’s current energy needs, including the energy bill, electrical system, and technical and municipal requirements.
  • Design Phase — Through the solar provider’s accredited third-party system, EGT Solar’s design and engineering team will build a custom system suited specifically to its intended roof, citing system capacity requirements and specific module selection.
  • Permitting — EGT will pull all the necessary permits and net meter process paperwork, which can take anywhere between one and two weeks.
  • Solar Installation — EGT’s installation team will then put the system in place according to the designed, prefabricated layout, making sure it’s up to code.
  • Inspection and Activation — The last step includes a final inspection and testing of the system. The team will also install the net meter, which plugs the solar PV system into the utility grid.

Top-Tier Solar Equipment

EGT Solar only installs top-of-the-line solar equipment into its solar array systems. Although the company may implement many types of solar cell modules and inverters into its systems, the company for sure uses the SolarEdge micro inverter and solar panels from the following brands:

  • SunPower
  • LG
  • Panasonic
  • Silfab

Each of these solar panel brands is considered to rank among the best in the industry for energy efficiency, solar output, performance and equipment warranty (25 years), and temperature coefficient.

Top 500 Solar Contractor

EGT Solar has been named a top 500 solar contractor by Solar Power World Magazine every year from 2014 to 2019. This designation is awarded to solar companies that install a significant amount of solar energy within their service area. Since its founding in 2010, EGT Solar has installed more than 4,000 kilowatts of residential solar energy, which represents hundreds of individual installations across the Gem State.

Competitive Financing

In addition to cash purchase, EGT Solar allows customers to finance their solar energy system through a solar loan. With rates ranging between 2.99 and 6.99 percent annually, EGT Solar’s third-party financing partnerships carry options that will fit to almost any budget.

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The Bad

  • Limited to Idaho
  • 10-Workmanship Warranty
  • No Lease or PPA
  • No Industry Certifications

Limited to Idaho

EGT’s service area is limited to the state of Idaho; however, given that residential solar in Idaho did not become viable until 2009 (a year before EGT’s founding), the state represents a golden opportunity for residential solar adoption. That said, many companies, including some of the solar industry’s leading installers, have taken notice. In order for local companies like EGT to distinguish themselves from brands with national recognition, promoting verified EGT Solar reviews from actual customers can be an effective strategy.

10-Workmanship Warranty

All of EGT’s solar panel installations come with a 10-year workmanship warranty, meaning if any component of the system — inverter, panel, roof mount, etc. — malfunctions due to an installation error within the first 10 years of operation, EGT Solar will service or replace that component for free.

That said, many leading companies attach a 25-year or even a 30-year workmanship warranty to their solar energy systems, which are designed to either match or outlive the expected 25-year lifespan of the system, rather than cover just the first 10 years.

No Lease or PPA

EGT Solar does not offer customers a solar lease or power purchase agreement (PPA) option — though, readers should note that this trend is common to any solar company that operates exclusively in Idaho. Both leases and PPAs give customers a low-cost alternative to panel ownership through zero upfront costs and a monthly fee that is often lower, or at least increases at a slower rate than traditional electricity costs.

No Industry Certifications

EGT Solar does not appear to have any industry-recognized awards or certifications. For example, some leading companies claim membership with the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), an organization that promotes solar adoption from a legislative standpoint; leading companies may also seek certification from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), which upholds industry standards and best practices among solar installers and contractors.

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The Bottom Line

For Idaho residents interested in going solar, few companies can match EGT Solar in terms of local expertise and installation experience. The company has been busy since its 2010 founding, and provides high-quality solar equipment to help homeowners maximize their savings potential. That said, labor is only guaranteed for 10 years, and while not an indictment on the company’s quality, the lack of industry certifications may set it at a disadvantage should customers compare EGT Solar to top solar companies.

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Matt Suess Seattle, WA

I interacted with 3 solar companies and EGT was my favorite by far! They provided detailed information about the cost, the equipment to be installed, the financing, and the process. They were honest, low pressure, and had the best value. Once the contract was signed, the installation process was smooth and quick. I thoroughly enjoyed working with them, and would recommend them to anyone.

8 months ago

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We are so glad to hear you had a great experience! We hope you love your solar!

Jan. 17th, 2022

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Jeff Twin Falls, ID

EGT did what they said they would do. Their install team worked hard, communicated very well, were kind to our entire family, and other than the newly installed equipment, they left no trace. Their office team were extremely responsive. I highly recommend EGT Solar.

8 months ago

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Thanks for the great review Jeff! We enjoyed working with you on your solar project!

Jan. 17th, 2022

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Ken F Meridian, ID

First off, I have to say I LOVE solar. We had it on our last house, and it saved us a lot of money and added to the value of our home when we sold it. When we moved into our new home, it had the perfect south-facing roof for solar. So when someone came to our door offering a quote to install solar, we were already primed to have it installed. But since we both had worked many years for the government, we were inclined to get three bids. To make a long story short, for the same 8KW system, the prices came in from $63K to $23K, The salesman for the $63K system made a good case for their system, but our other system had been a 5KW system and is only cost $21K, and I knew that the price for solar panels had been going down. So frankly, I thought the $63K price tag was ridiculous. Another bid was for $26K, which was much closer to the price I had expected to pay for an 8KW system. But in the end, with went with EGT Solar, for a couple of reasons. 1) They are local (based in Meridian) 2) They do all the work themselves (no subcontractors) 3) American made solar panels 4) Their system was at least as good or better than the other systems being offered. The installation was fast. They arrived at 8 am, done by 2 pm. Included in their service is a nice little app you can load on your phone to monitor your system; it's very cool. So in the unlikely chance that a panel does go bad, you will know about it, and it can be replaced. It's also nice to be able to see your system generating power.

1 year ago

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We are so glad that you love solar as much as we do!! You have been wonderful to work with!

Jan. 14th, 2022

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Rick Hoover Boise, ID

We had Panasonic panels installed in mid-February with a turn-on in early March after inspection by the city and Idaho Power. There were no problems encountered along the way with smooth sailing through the process. Things we were impressed with include: - Excellent communication - Top notch work crew at the installation - Power output that exceeded our expectations when turned on in early March. We are collecting more power than we are using on all but cloudy and rainy days. - Excellent training on the system after the installation. So far it has been a nice win for us and we estimate that we will be a consistent power generator from March through September.

1 year ago

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Hi Rick! We appreciate you and your review! We hope you enjoy your solar!

Mar. 16th, 2021

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Mark Helsley Twin Falls, ID

EGT Solar put my system up in one day and I was producing power within a week from the state inspection. No issues so far. I will use EGT when I upgrade to a few more panels when I get an electric vehicle. I believe this will payout faster than projected. Thanks EGT!

11 months ago

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We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We enjoyed working with you on your project!

Jan. 14th, 2022

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Rick Welch Emmett, ID

If anyone is conserding solar, you should give EGT solar a call. They gave me a proposal on solar for my shop & house. They had their team of workers show to install my system on time. They were very professional and took the time to answer all of my questions. I could not be any happier with the professional install. Have not had my system for a whole month yet and my first power bill went from $600 plus’s to just $17 I would highly recommend EGT solar Rick

1 year ago

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Thank you Rick! We are so glad to hear you started seeing the savings on power right away!

Jan. 14th, 2022

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Cindy K Hailey, ID

EGT was wonderful to work with. Bryan answered all of my questions and explained everything so well. They don't try to sneak anything past you in the fine print like the other companies that I got bids from. The installation was even faster than we expected and they take care of everything for you. Megan was also very helpful in explaining how everything would flow seamlessly and it did! Outstanding LOCAL company and I highly recommend them!

1 year ago

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It was wonderful working with you Cindy! Thank you for your business! We love our customers!

Jan. 14th, 2022

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Martha Boise, ID

We had a great experience from start to finish with EGT Solar! All our questions were answered promptly, thoroughly and completely; we felt that we were being educated about how the system works, rather than being given a hard sell to buy a product. Our contact with all the EGT employees was pleasant and enjoyable! And Megan did a great job of keeping us posted on what to expect next and when that would happen. This solar system has been the best ever birthday/Christmas present from my husband!

1 year ago

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It has been a pleasure working with you! We hope you love your new solar system!

Jul. 20th, 2021

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Patricia Rielly Nampa, ID

EGT Solar was completely transparent when dealing with them. They were 100% upfront and honest from the get go. Everyone I dealt with from sales, installers, management, and billing were all amazing. They were always there for any questions or concerns, and I always felt confident with their responses. I loved the fact they had a showroom to help us visualize what we would be getting. I would highly recommend them to anyone thinking about getting solar, they do not pressure you to make hasty decisions. Instead, they empower you with knowledge.

1 year ago

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We really enjoyed working with you Patricia! Enjoy your solar system!

Jun. 28th, 2021

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Rebecca Vincen-Brown WA

EGT Solar is the only company to go through for solar! Right off the bat, they were speedy with responding and extremely knowledgeable. They took the time to explain the process, all the steps it took to get panels, tax benefits, permitting and the different types of panel products. They didn't try to "up sale" anything, and were honest about all the different panel options. The entire team was friendly, professional and quick! They staff their entire team, so no subcontractors.

1 year ago

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Thank you Rebecca for your wonderful feedback! We appreciate you and your business!

Jun. 28th, 2021

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Brendon Haacke Kuna, ID

Truly top-notch service. Outstanding process from start to finish. Rob explained the scope of the project in full detail, had an answer to every question, and was fully transparent with everything. Once we made a decision and signed the contract, we didn’t have to do anything else. Permitting was pulled, HOA contacted, install completed, inspections done, and a walkthrough / explanation of the system. Couldn’t ask for anything more! EGT is amazing to work with and we highly recommend them.

1 year ago

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Thank you for the review Brendon! We appreciate you!

Jan. 13th, 2021

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Nancy Negri Eagle, ID

EGT Solar is a good solar company to work with. They were honest, informative and did everything they said they would do. Rob explained everything well, got us extra information we asked for and followed up with our HOA. They even had someone come out to teach us about the computer and phone app so you see how much energy your panels are producing. We have had our panels for about a month. Have not received our first power bill yet but not expecting a huge reduction as it is winter and we have had rainy/snowy weather. We would highly recommend them!

1 year ago

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Thank you for the review Nancy! We enjoyed working with you!

Jan. 8th, 2021

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Jim Marconi Brookneal, VA

Great presale communication. All questions were answered promptly and with details. Scheduling was simple and met our needs. The install was professional and again the crew answered all our questions.

11 months ago

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Thank you Jim for the great review! We appreciate your feedback!

Jan. 14th, 2022

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James Fleming Twin Falls, ID

This company is extremely professional with a family style feel and I wish I’d found them 10 years ago! Buying a solar system is essentially replacing your monthly electric payment with a solar payment, completely eliminating taxes and fees and any rate increases for the next 25 years - or more!

1 year ago

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We appreciate you and your business Jim! We hope you love your solar system!

Aug. 12th, 2021

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Krishna Pakala Boise, ID

Love their customer service, top notch! If you are considering solar, please consider choosing EGT solar. They are truly the most trustworthy folks in this business. Also supporting them means you are supporting someone local to Idaho which is a awesome!

1 year ago

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We are so glad you had a good experience with our company! We definitely love helping our customers go solar!

Aug. 11th, 2021

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Charles Boldt Boise, ID

I did my research and am glad I decided to go with EGT. The price was fair, nor too high but not so cheap I would regret latter having gone with them. Our system was installed in just a few short weeks and it is operating beautifully. I can't recommend them more highly.

1 year ago

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Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are so glad you are happy with your solar system!

Jul. 20th, 2021

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Mike Logan Meridian, ID

Working with EGT has been great. The team really understands the products and helped us make the best decision for our home and solar system. They were very responsive, delivered ahead of schedule, and were a pleasure to interact with. If you are considering solar you need to give them a call.

1 year ago

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Thank you for the wonderful review Mike! Enjoy your solar system!

Jul. 2nd, 2021

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Ed Bennett Boise, ID

They were very well organized. A whole team of people arrived and got to work right away. The whole thing was done in two days (ground mount) and it passed inspection the first time. I definitely choose the right company. Three weeks from deposit to power-on. Everything was done exactly as quoted. No loose ends.

1 year ago

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It was a pleasure working with you Ed! Enjoy your solar!

Apr. 9th, 2021

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ScottinIdaho Mountain Home, ID

Seamless and professional install with a team arriving at 8:30 in the morning and was done by 3:30 in the afternoon! Very professional, hard-working, friendly, customer focused and took the time to answer all my questions. I would highly recommend.

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Thank you Scott! We hope you enjoy your solar!

Mar. 16th, 2021

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dennis pearl

We had EGT install solar panels this past month and are about a week into running solar. Our journey started this past spring when EGT was just one of three solar companies I had contacted . EGT had by far the most comprehensive and detailed solution once they assessed our power bill. One warning- another solar company was aggressively pushing a re-roof along with the solar panels and trying to include that in a solar tax credit. The IRS site clearly states standard reroof and shingles are not allowed for tax credit. Once we decided on EGT, they took care of all the permits and kept us well informed to the timeline. Install day, the team showed up on time, kept any debris picked up and neat. Next was waiting for power company to swap out meter and we were online! I had a couple questions and support team was very helpful, love the monitoring software and ability to track trends. Overall, I would go with EGT again and highly recommend!!

11 months ago

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Thank you Dennis for the awesome review! We hope you are loving your solar!

Jan. 14th, 2022

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Brian Tibbs Phoenix, AZ

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Thank you for the review Brian! We hope you enjoy your solar!

Jan. 17th, 2022

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David McClellan Meridian, ID

Great product. Awesome install crew. This is an excellent company to do business with. They offer top of the line equipment for a fair price. If you are interested in installing solar, look no further!

1 year ago

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Thank you David! We have enjoyed working with you! It is so fun to have customers who are excited as we are about solar!

Jul. 8th, 2021

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Chris H Nampa, ID

I appreciated the attention to detail from start to finish. From my initial contact, through all the questions I submitted, to the installation itself, I couldn't have been more pleased. I would recommend EGT Solar.

1 year ago

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We appreciate you and your business Chris! Thank you!

Jan. 13th, 2021

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Matt Johnson Meridian, ID

I was going away by the speed and professionalism of EGT solar. I ordered my solar system and literally within one week the system was installed completely in my home.

1 year ago

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We enjoyed working with you! Don't forget about our referral program where you get a pre paid gift card for $350.00 for each customer you refer who purchases solar.

Mar. 16th, 2021

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THECOTTAGES Eagle Mountain, UT

Company was professional and easy to work with. Very pleased. Especially satisfied with the salesperson Dan. I recommend highly if you are considering solar.

1 year ago

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Thank you very much for taking the time to review our company! We truly appreciate your business!

Jan. 8th, 2021

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Carey Bell Salt Lake City, UT

Everyone at EGT solar is very personable and friendly. We never had to deal with any sales pitches and I love supporting a local company.

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Thank you Carey for your great feedback! We appreciate you and your business!

Aug. 10th, 2021

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Andy Donndelinger Boise, ID

It's super friendly people. They walked me through the process from the very beginning to the very end. Made me feel like they cared.

1 year ago

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Hi Andy! We are so glad to hear you had a great experience with our company. We truly love our customers! Enjoy your solar system.

Jun. 30th, 2021

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Brett Billings Denver, CO

Great company to work with. They have the best service and pricing in the valley. I would definitely refer friends and family.

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rick pierce Boise, ID

Everything went perfectly on time on schedule. Everything was done right the first time. Communication was excellent from first meeting to followup after turning our beautiful system on that we are so happy with. Would highly recommend EGT

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We have enjoyed working with you Rick! We hope you enjoy your solar system!

Jun. 28th, 2021

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Brandi Nampa, ID

Rob was great to work with. He was up front, honest, and made sure we were educated on all aspects of the project. When the time came to install they completed the project quickly and professionally. Rob, Megan and Austin have been available for questions or concerns anytime something came up.

1 year ago

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It was wonderful working with you! We appreciate your business!

May. 3rd, 2021

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Mary Ann Simpson Boise, ID

They got power to my barn and installed the lights and plug ins. My solar panels are all fenced and I am happy!

1 year ago

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Thank you Mary for the review! We greatly appreciate you!

Mar. 2nd, 2021

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Les Bock Boise, ID

EGT Solar was great. Everything about the company was professional, competent and efficient. I would highly recommend them for solar panel installation.

11 months ago

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We are glad to hear you had a great experience! Enjoy your solar!

Jan. 14th, 2022

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Kbrit Eagle, ID

Process went smoothly. Install in one day.

8 months ago

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We are happy to hear you had a great experience! We always appreciate our customers! Enjoy your solar!

Jan. 17th, 2022

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Hilary Johnson Sherman, TX

Everyone was friendly and fast. I love these guys!

8 months ago

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We enjoyed working with you Hilary! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review!

Jan. 17th, 2022

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Sam Solie Blackfoot, ID

Knowledgeable staff, easy to communicate with, beautiful installation work.

1 year ago

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Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are so glad you are happy with your solar system!

Jan. 14th, 2022

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J Money Caldwell, ID

EGT was very helpful, responsive and installation was extremely fast.

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Thank you for the review! We enjoyed working with you! Enjoy your solar!

Apr. 2nd, 2021

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Bill Shoshone, ID

Answered all my questions quickly. Provided very clear direction on how the process worked. Staff has been friendly and easy to work with.

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We are so glad to hear you had a great experience!

Jan. 14th, 2022

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Robert Stucker

Good people to work with. Keep you informed at all times.

8 months ago

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We are so glad you had a great experience with us! It was a pleasure working with you!

Jan. 17th, 2022

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JANET Pocatello, ID

Excellent company with efficient and professional people.

1 year ago

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Thank you Janet! We appreciate you and your business!

Apr. 13th, 2021

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vadim pavlus Meridian, ID

called them and emailed them , they never answered.

1 year ago

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Hi Vadim, I am sorry that we didn't reach out to you. I spoke with our sales crew and we haven't received any emails or phone calls from you. We are more than happy to help you with your solar questions. You can email me directly and I will get you in contact with one of our salesman, [email protected]

Jun. 1st, 2021