Element Solar is a Utah-based solar provider that designs and installs residential-grade, commercial-grade, and utility-grade solar panel systems. Founded in 2020, the company also installs high-quality backup battery solutions including the Storz Power system and the Tesla Powerwall.
Element Solar provides assistance at every step of the installation process:
In addition to solar energy systems, Element Solar also provides backup battery solutions from Storz Power and Tesla. These solar batteries allow homeowners to store excess energy their systems produce and use it during the night or in the event of a power outage or other emergency. Both the AI+ Lumin System and the Tesla Powerwall provide access to round-the-clock clean energy and make a seamless addition to any existing solar power system.
Element Solar is also a partner of the Element Renewables Group, a humanitarian organization that provides 250 watts of solar energy to communities in the Philippines with no access to clean water or electricity for every solar installation set up by Element Solar.
Unfortunately, Element Solar has either omitted or simply failed to disclosed a number of important data points that would empower customers to make a more informed decision about the company itself:
While the implication that most, if not all solar installers allow homeowners to purchase a solar panel system outright also applies to Element Solar, and the company website briefly mentions solar loans as another financing option, customers will need to reach out directly to learn more about the company’s financing options. Whether Element Solar also provides customers with the option to financing through a solar lease or power purchase agreement (PPA), is unclear. These two options are cost-effective alternatives to direct purchase or solar loans.
Element Solar does a great job at disclosing its backup battery options; however, the company could set itself apart further by sharing the types and brands of solar panels and inverters it typically installs into its systems. While most solar installers have access to a broad swath of products from various manufacturers, not all solar panels are created equal. The specific brand of solar panel and inverter greatly influences the energy efficiency, durability, and overall cost of the solar PV system.
Element Solar is located in Utah, but the company has yet to disclose whether it provides solar installation services to homeowners, business owners, and municipalities outside of Utah. And though single-state availability is not uncommon in the solar industry, leading solar companies typically boast a broad service area covering multiple states.
Element Solar does not appear to have been certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), an industry-recognized organization that promotes best practices, standards, and solar education through its rigorous certification programs. While the lack of a certification is in no way an indictment on the quality or service of the company, its presence could greatly influence a homeowner’s decision to choose Element over a competing company.
Element Solar applies a 10-year limited workmanship warranty to every solar installation, as well as a complimentary first service appointment. While a 10-year warranty is not an uncommon length for a workmanship warranty, which protects the system against installation errors, leading companies will often extend these warranties to cover the life of the system, typically 25 years.
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