Based in Lehi, UT, Encōr Solar is a residential rooftop solar installation company that has been providing renewable energy to homeowners since 2016. The company employs NABCEP-certified technicians and has partnered with some of the top names in Solar.
Encōr Solar allows homeowners going solar to choose the program that gives them the best savings for their homes. Many homeowners trust Encōr Solar to deliver quality products and a simple installation process. Encōr Solar builds high-quality solar panel systems across 18 states throughout the United States.
Encōr Solar has partnered with some of solar's premier manufacturers to provide the latest solar technology to its customers. The company is an LG Pro Platinum installer, meaning it's authorized to install solar panels and solar energy storage solutions from LG, a solar industry leader. LG solar cells come with a 25-year manufacturer's warranty.
LG panels also rate among the highest in energy efficiency, meaning not only does Encōr Solar customer receive a solar panel system that's built to last, but also one that will maximize savings.
The solar installer also implements solar inverter products from both SolarEdge and Enphase, which also offer state-of-the-art performance monitoring software. Roof mounting solutions are supplied by Unirac.
Encōr Solar has been certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), which is responsible for some of the most advanced solar technician training programs in the country. This certification sets Encōr Solar apart as a true solar expert, and customers can trust they're receiving a solar energy system that is built to last.
Something homeowners will love about working with Encōr Solar is the company's simple process. All it takes to start working with this solar company is a phone call. Upon calling, Encōr Solar will discuss energy use and view the homeowner's roof (via satellite imaging). Next, the company will prepare a customized quote using Encōr Solar's proprietary software - the quote includes the energy savings for the next 20 years.
Once the Encōr Solar representative has determined whether or not solar is right for the customer, the next step is to meet with a solar engineer. The engineer will create a personalized design that will fit the homeowner's roof shape and size.
After the consultation with the engineer, homeowners will receive a personalized agreement that locks in their solar energy cost for the next 20 years. Encōr Solar boasts that homeowners won't find any hidden fees and that the company offers a variety of guarantees and warranties to ensure that both the home and homeowner are protected.
Additionally, after the first consultation, an Encōr Solar Site Surveyor will visit the home, taking a closer look at the roof as well as some more measurements. Once the surveyor has all the needed measurements, Encōr Solar's engineers will design a solar power system based on the home's dimensions and the homeowner's specific energy needs.
Next comes installation day. Now, Encōr Solar claims that most solar panel system installations only take one day to install. The company promises to find a day that works best for everyone. Homeowners can also relax as Encōr Solar takes care of all the permits and inspections.
Finally, once the utility company sends over the approval letter, homeowners can flip the switch and start saving.
Currently, Encōr Solar offers its services to residents of the following states:
Every time a homeowner refers a friend to Encōr Solar (and they complete the solar installation process), the company will give the referee $250.
Homeowners will need to fill out a short online form (one time for each person they're referring), and Encōr Solar will have a company representative reach out to each of the referrals.
Encōr does not expound on if and what it offers in regards to a home energy storage system, also known as a solar battery. While a battery isn't required for solar panels, it is required for true electricity independence from your local grid utility in a power outage. A solar battery can store excess energy generated by your solar panels during peak sunlight hours to be used during the night or during outages.
Encōr Solar does not as yet provide specific details on its financing options. While homeowners can reasonably assume they can purchase a solar panel system directly through Encōr Solar, other payment methods like third-party loan financing, a solar lease, or a power purchase agreement (PPA) may or may not also be available.
Each option offers distinct advantages, as well as limitations. For example, direct purchase qualifies homeowners for the Federal Tax Credit and other state incentives, but it is also the largest upfront investment. Homeowners may be required to obtain a free quote prior to the company divulging its financing information.
Through Encōr Solar's manufacturing partnerships, customers will know they're receiving some of the most reliable and robust equipment warranties in the business; however, details surrounding the workmanship warranty on the solar panel installation process itself have not been disclosed.