ES Solar is a Utah-based solar contractor that specializes in commercial and residential solar projects. From the initial sale and consultation all the way until the solar system is operational, each client’s dedicated ES Solar team will be there every step of the way. The process by which ES Solar operates allows for a seamless and streamlined transition from traditional energy sources to clean and renewable energy sources.
While ES Solar is expanding its operation, it still does not operate as a corporate solar chain. This allows ES Solar to focus on its service areas and understand the ins and outs of each area it installs in. This local knowledge helps with obtaining permits and getting systems up and operational in a timely manner.
The ES Solar service has been rated as a top provider within the solar space. All professionals in-house with ES Solar are properly trained and have the experience and knowledge necessary to carry out all associated solar tasks. All professional installers with ES Solar have undergone the NABCEP training program and are certified.
Each ES Solar client will receive their own customized solar plan. These plans are not just based on measurements, although that is included. While many solar companies will design a system based on how big a property is, ES Solar dives deeper to determine specific energy needs.
Each plan is client-specific and includes the details of energy use, sun exposure, roof type, etc. These plans are created and presented by certified and reliable professionals. It should also be noted that these customized solar plans are a free service available through ES Solar.
During this part of the process, prospective customers can make sure that any questions or concerns are addressed and everyone will have the chance to sign off on the plan.
While ES Solar started out and is headquartered in Utah, the operation eventually expanded providing local services in several states. The solar industry as a whole is relatively geographically restricted, meaning a vast majority of companies only provide services in one state or a select few cities or counties. Currently ES Solar services the following states:
ES Solar will conduct solar installations throughout the entirety of all the above mentioned states. The company is in the process of expanding into the following states:
This expansion is worth noting as ES Solar is genuinely working towards providing those interested in accessing renewable solar energy the opportunity with the services the company provides. Not all solar companies can say that.
Battery and storage solutions are becoming more popular and are being coupled with solar systems and installation. While some solar companies have started to realize the potential of solar batteries or storage, not all offer battery solutions or installation to its clients. ES Solar does offer battery solutions and installs Sonnen products.
Clients that use the ES Solar battery solutions can enjoy the following features:
In addition to providing uninterrupted energy, there is another incentive to have a battery solution installed. Homeowners in the Rocky Mountain Power service territory are eligible for a program that includes an upfront financial incentive, generation of bill credits, and energy independence.
ES Solar installs SolarEdge systems. This equipment is classified as tier-1 solar equipment which means it has been designed and tested to withstand poor weather conditions and produce energy in an effective and consistent manner.
To ensure that the system is operating appropriately, ES Solar will get each client set up with the cloud-based active monitoring available through SolarEdge. Not all solar clients have access to system monitoring, but ES Solar puts that information directly in the client’s hands.
This form of active monitoring means that a property owner can check at any point the system efficiency, production, and receive notifications if a system is ever malfunctioning.
Many solar companies will rely on the equipment manufacturer to provide equipment warranties. These warranties typically last 25 years. The solar company will then typically issue a workmanship warranty covering any issues stemming from installation. These warranties are generally 10 years in length.
ES Solar takes the warranty standard to a whole new level, offering clients a lifetime warranty. The length of the warranty is not the most notable part of the warranty, rather what is included and guaranteed. With the ES Solar warranty, clients will not have to worry about defective part replacements and headaches because ES Solar has spare parts on hand to immediately remedy any damages.
This eliminates the wait time that most solar clients experience when dealing with the solar installation company and the equipment manufacturer. There is no paperwork, no back and forth communication, and no lapse in energy production.
Solar is an investment and most property owners quickly learn just how expensive this investment can be upfront. The average cost of a solar system on a residential property ranges from $15,000 to $25,000. Not everyone can finance that on their own upfront and outright.
To mitigate financial constraints, most solar companies offer a range of financing options. Whether it is through a loan, lease, or PPA program, many solar installation companies offer solutions to fit almost any budget.
While ES Solar claims to offer some sort of financing program, the details are lacking at best. There is no information about the type of financing offered (whether a loan or PPA) and the specifics are not public. This makes it difficult for prospective clients that know a financing option will be needed to have the system installed.