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As one of the most experienced solar installers in Central Florida, SunPower by esaSolar has been installing the industry-leading SunPower system since its founding in 2010. The solar provider is one of the few SunPower Master Dealers in the state, and is currently expanding operations to Northern California. SunPower by esaSolar is NABCEP certified, and has made Solar Power World’s “Top 500 Solar Contractors” list five times.

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The Good

  • SunPower Master Dealer
  • Top-Level Solar Equipment
  • 25-Year Warranty
  • NABCEP Certification
  • 5-Time “Top 500 Solar Contractor”
  • Cash Purchase and Solar Loan

SunPower Master Dealer

SunPower by esaSolar is Florida’s only SunPower Master Dealer. This means the company’s solar technicians have received advanced training and have met the following standards:

  • Solar Technical Expertise — All employees, including those from sales, design, product, and installation, have received additional training and certifications from the leading solar panel manufacturer in the world.
  • Solar Installation Standards — All solar energy systems installed by SunPower by esaSolar have passed high inspection quality scores.
  • Customer Satisfaction — To maintain status as a Master Dealer, SunPower by esaSolar has sustained more than 90% satisfaction rates among all active customers.
  • Sound Internal Finances — The company itself must also maintain responsible financial balances internally.
  • Support Department — SunPower by esaSolar must also employ a full-time service and customer support department.

Top-Level Solar Equipment

That SunPower by esaSolar installs equipment by SunPower should come as no surprise. That said, the company is incredibly transparent about the specific solar cell modules it implements into its solar arrays:

  • E-Series — Delivers 36% more solar power than conventional panels, and across a smaller surface area.
  • A-Series — Includes some of the highest-wattage solar panels on the market, including the world’s first 400 watt panel.
  • X-Series — Widely regarded as the top-of-the-line series of SunPower solar panels, X-series panels boast a record-breaking 22.8 percent energy efficiency, higher than any other panel on the market.

All SunPower equipment comes with a 25-year equipment warranty. 

In addition to high-efficiency solar panel and inverter products from SunPower, SunPower by esaSolar can also install the Tesla Powerwall, a high-capacity backup battery that stores solar energy. The Tesla Powerwall is a rechargeable, lithium-ion battery designed to lower electricity rates by storing excess solar energy to continuously power the home both day and night, and comes with a 10-year equipment warranty. 

25-Year Warranty

The SunPower Complete Confidence Warranty covers the entire system (not just the solar panels). This includes the quality of system components (solar panels, solar inverters, racking and roof attachments, etc.), monitoring technology (for 10 years), and the following system attributes:

  • Power Production — The SunPower Complete Confidence Warranty ensures the solar PV system power production will begin around 98%, with a projected decline of 0.25% each year, ending at 92% after 25 years.
  • Labor — In the event of an installation issue or a malfunctioning system product, SunPower by esaSolar will cover the cost of shipping the new part, the old part, and any repair or installation costs associated with updating the solar panel system.

NABCEP Certification

SunPower by esaSolar is a NABCEP-certified solar installer, meaning its electrician team and solar professionals have passed rigorous certification programs sponsored by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners. This certification reflects the highest installation standards in the solar industry.

5-Time “Top 500 Solar Contractor”

SunPower by esaSolar has made the coveted “Top 500 Solar Contractors” list by Solar Power World Magazine every year between 2015 and 2019. This designation is awarded to a solar company that has completed a significant amount of solar installation projects within its service area. In the case of SunPower by esaSolar, the company has installed more than 636,000 kilowatts of solar energy since its founding in 2010.

Cash Purchase and Solar Loan

SunPower by esaSolar offers two financing options to any homeowner interested in investing in renewable energy:

  • Cash Purchase — As with nearly every solar company, cash purchase is the primary means of switching to solar through SunPower by esaSolar. Financing a solar project outright qualifies buyers for the 26 percent federal solar tax credit, increases property value, and will allow the solar energy system to pay for itself after only a handful of years.
  • Solar Loan — A solar loan comes with zero upfront costs, gives homeowners with a credit score of 700 or better access to federal solar incentives, loan terms up to 20 years, and a 25-year product warranty. With zero money down, the solar savings begin on day one.
  • Solar Lease (not available in Florida) — No out-of-pocket costs and 20-year financing terms for lessees with a credit score of 680 or better. Solar lessees do not own their system, but can effectively rent it for a lower rate than their current utility bill.
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The Bad

  • No PPA Option
  • Limited to Central Florida and Northern California

No PPA Option

Despite its availability in California, SunPower by esaSolar does not offer customers the option to pay for solar energy through a power purchase agreement (PPA). A PPA operates much like a solar lease, but instead of paying for use of the system, customers pay a fee each month to use the solar energy it produces — again, at a rate usually lower than their current electric bill. It can be a great option for those who don't have the money to finance their solar energy system upfront.

Limited to Central Florida and Northern California

SunPower by esaSolar is only available in limited areas in Florida and California, both of which are incredibly competitive markets, flooded by hundreds of solar providers and installers. Although SunPower by esaSolar’s partnership with SunPower can be a great advantage to the company in terms of distinguishing itself from other providers, promoting verified SunPower by esaSolar reviews from actual customers can go a long way toward endorsing the company to prospective buyers.

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The Bottom Line

SunPower by esaSolar is a solid choice for anyone in Central Florida or Northern California who is interested in investing in solar energy. The company offers industry-leading system monitoring on all systems it installs, measuring energy production in real time. Although the company does not offer a power purchase agreement option, we recommend customers consider this premier solar installer due to its other financing options, certifications and awards, and high-grade solar equipment.

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With more than a decade of experience in the solar industry, SunPower by esaSolar was founded in 2010 to provide reliable solar solutions to homeowners, businesses, and organizations. Backed by SunPower, an industry-leading solar manufacturer, we believe in providing solar systems that are built to last and will provide guaranteed power to our customers for many years to come. Our offices are conveniently located in Orlando, Florida and Modesto, California, and we’re passionate about changing the future of energy with innovative and scalable energy solutions.

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Ray Backus Palm Harbor, FL

Have had a Sunpower solar system since 2009. In 2019 had ESA remove and reinstalled solar panels to have a new roof installed. System hasn’t worked since!

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Andrew San Mateo, CA

Since the work was contracted out to the local Sunpower installers, there was serious communication issues between the city, installers, and contractors on requirements. While the product they provide is good and the end result is a working solar system, it took 6 months and 5 separate site visits for the system to be installed and approved.

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Kelly Barkhau Orlando, FL

Friendly & knowledgeable staff. From the initial sales to installation the whole team had great information.

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Hi Kelly- Thank you for your kind feedback. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed working with our exceptional staff!

Apr. 8th, 2021

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Parker Daniels Lake Mary, FL

Very high quality product, very nice people and easy to work with. Their only problems are price and customer communications.

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Andres Sifontes Orlando, FL

The entire process from of getting information, the installation and payment was smooth.

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Hello Andres- We strive to deliver a seamless customer experience and are thrilled to hear we succeeded with your solar project!

Apr. 8th, 2021

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Lawrence Tyson Kissimmee, FL

Excellent service and project updates throughout the process.

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Hello Lawrence- We strive to deliver a seamless customer experience and are thrilled to hear we succeeded with your solar project.

Apr. 8th, 2021

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Che Ngang Kissimmee, FL

My system was poorly designed and I was given an offset of 77%. Now I continue to have a big electric bill from the grid company

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Charles L Daytona Beach, FL

Workmanship is flawless, Customer service is excellent, sunpower panels are top notch, and tesla powerwall is very convenient

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Hello Charles- Thank you for the kind words. We are so happy to hear you received excellent service and are enjoying your system.

Apr. 8th, 2021

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Dmitri Trembovetski Mountain View, CA

It was a pretty seamless experience. The reps were responsive, install quality is great, any issues and questions were addressed promptly.

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Justin Vandenbroeck Orlando, FL

Company culture is one of positivity, collaboration, and kindness. The company truly cares about the safety and happiness of their employees.

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Mike New Smyrna Beach, FL

Performance based assessment as a demanding consumer.

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Adam C Tampa, FL

Product works as advertised, install, schedule, permitting and financing were straight forward and up front

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Lorraine Turgeon Melbourne, FL

Great customer service,Excellent follow through, the product is first class.

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David Orlando, FL

They kept us in the loop from beginning to end and got out in front working supply issues and installation schedule issues.

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Jay Stevens Ocoee, FL

Great product, quick and professional installation, excellent warranty

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Mark Olmstead Eustis, FL

I feel I was understood on output capacity as it doesn’t generate enough and the workers that came to do the install were rather unprofessional

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colin detrick Orlando, FL

Professional, knowledgeable and up and running for 3 years now with not one issue. Would use ESA Solar again.

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Thank you for your kind feedback, Colinl! We are so happy to hear your system continues to run flawlessly, and that you would consider using esaSolar again.

Mar. 26th, 2021

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Nathaniel Ward Orlando, FL

Quality installation and support staff. Good communication and process.

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Hello Nathaniel- we're happy to hear you're enjoying your system and were pleased with your experience going solar!

Mar. 26th, 2021

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Daniel Russo Oviedo, FL

They were Professional, knowledgeable, very informative

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Reply from esaSolar

Thank you for your feedback, Daniel! We’re happy to hear our staff provided excellent service. We strive to continually stay informed about our industry and love to share our knowledge and expertise.

Mar. 26th, 2021

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Dave Finnigan Kissimmee, FL

Easy to work with, loved the people, they gave us great video of our roof to use to "show off" the project. We really like our system which requires no care.

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Hi Dave, Thank you for the kind words. We love to hear that you are enjoying your system!

Mar. 26th, 2021

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Javier Gamboa Kissimmee, FL

esaSolar has the best customer service in the industry.

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Hi Javier- Thank you for your kind comment! We strive to provide the highest quality of customer service and we are so happy to hear your experience lived up to our standards.

Mar. 26th, 2021

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Sriram Sitaraman Sunnyvale, CA

good customer support / response time. Easy to reach. Best pricing.

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Hi Sriram- Thank you for your kind comment! We strive to provide the highest quality of customer service and we are so happy to hear your experience lived up to our standards.

Mar. 26th, 2021

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Joe Trim Maitland, FL

Follow through on promises. Workers on project were professional and courteous.

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Thank you for your kind comment, Joe! We strive to provide the highest quality of customer service and we are so happy to hear your experience lived up to our standards.

Mar. 26th, 2021

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Randy Odden Saint Cloud, FL

It was easy to work with the sales rep, Brook C. He had all the information I needed to make an informed decision regarding solar for our house. The panels were more efficient than some of the competitors. Installation seems top-notch. Overall, a good experience. And after a year, the savings are pretty close to what was estimated.

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Daphne Piazza Saint Cloud, FL

They were great to work with. Kept me update every step of the way. They worked with my schedule, not just theirs.

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The BEST solar company out there! Kissimmee, FL

Very professional and easy to reach if I have questions. I did a lot of research on solar panels and they truly have a superior product. It did take some time before my panels were installed, but I'm very pleased with the work they did.

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Anonymous Maitland, FL

ESA Solar used best-rated SunPower panels, which are highly efficient and aesthetically-pleasing (all black; no unsightly aluminum or silver edges). All wiring is hidden under the roof. The staff at ESA Solar were very responsive during our install.

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Jolyon Sasse Orlando, FL

ESA was easy to work with, fair, and completed the job to my satisfaction the first time.

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Hello Jolyon- thank you for your kind words! We strive to get it right the first time for all of our customers and are so pleased to hear we achieved just that.

Mar. 26th, 2021

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Shirley M Robinson Deltona, FL

They were sometimes hard to get ahold of and I had to go to the office in person.

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Angelo Tempone Winter Springs, FL

Great resources but small jobs usually fall through the cracks

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Bob Shaw Orlando, FL

Great on price and installation. But getting in touch to ask follow-up questions and discuss systems issues is overly difficult. That said, they do reply — eventually.

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Jeff Cline Oviedo, FL

Delivered as promised - 100% electric consumption coverage

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Auburn Thompson Auburndale, FL

Easy to work with, fair price, high quality materials.

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Hello Auburn- we're happy to hear you're enjoying your system and were pleased with your experience going solar!

Mar. 26th, 2021

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Barbara Wright Orlando, FL

During these pandemic days, everyone is complaining about their electric bill, since we are all in the house so much. My bill is still very low and am extremely pleased because panels are doing their job. No complaints!

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Jeff Affeld Mims, FL

They noticed one of my panels was not working. I didn't have a clue that it wasn't working, they came out and fixed it the next day.

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Brian Mount Dora, FL

Sales, service, and install were all efficient and pleasant to deal with

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Thank you for your kind comment, Brian! We strive to provide the highest quality of customer service and we are so happy to hear your experience lived up to our standards.

Mar. 26th, 2021

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Taramarie Ocala, FL

I was mislead by the representative of ecs solar about the efficiency of solar power in my home and the supposed tax refund that could be had

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Gerry Ocoee, FL

project install was horrible and delayed, promised tp rebate two months of electric bills due to install delays but never did, never got $1000 rebate as was supposed to get.

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France Jean-Jacques Orlando, FL

The installation team was professional, reliable and available. The team, all the way to the top, was very responsive.. We are happy with our decision to go solar and happy as well that we chose esaSolar.

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Thank you for your kind comment, France! We strive to provide the highest quality of customer service and we are so happy to hear your experience lived up to our standards.

Mar. 26th, 2021

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KJC Palm Bay, FL

Outstanding service and quality product. We have had little to no issues with the solar panels. ESA is constantly monitoring the panels and do general maintenance. They are very responsive to questions.

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Hello KJC- Thank you for your kind comment! We strive to provide the highest quality of customer service and we are so happy to hear your experience lived up to our standards.

Mar. 26th, 2021

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John Melbourne, FL

Customer Service is excellent. Great value and product.

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Hi John- Thank you for your kind comment! We strive to provide the highest quality of customer service and we are so happy to hear your experience lived up to our standards.

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David Riccardi Orlando, FL

They were very attentive to my questions and follow up throughout the process. More over, as something came up over the years, they were there to answer and help me in anyway.

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Hi David- Thank you for your kind comment! We strive to provide the highest quality of customer service and we are so happy to hear your experience lived up to our standards.

Mar. 26th, 2021

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Chamroeun Preap Orlando, FL

They are so friendly and follow up with any issues with the system

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Hi Chamroeun- Thank you for your kind comment! We strive to provide the highest quality of customer service and we are so happy to hear your experience lived up to our standards.

Mar. 26th, 2021

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Peter L Jackson Leesburg, FL

Service provider and superior service and product management

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Jack Oviedo, FL

Great customer service and follow up. They were always on time and professional.

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Hello Jack- Thank you for your kind comment! We strive to provide the highest quality of customer service and we are so happy to hear your experience lived up to our standards.

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Rdm Kissimmee, FL

Misleading regarding government credit. Government does not give you money as down payment and that's what they sold me

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JimHry Orlando, FL

although it took longer to get my system turned on (6 months instead of 3) I am very happy with my system

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Hi JimHry- thank you for your feedback. While we do our best to get all of our projects completed in a timely manner, delays can sometimes occur. We are happy to hear that although it took longer than expected, you are pleased with your system and it was worth the wait!

Mar. 26th, 2021

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Felicia C San Mateo, CA

Excellent Customer Service!!! Respectful of your decision.

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Thank you for your kind comment, Felicia! We strive to provide the highest quality of customer service and we are so happy to hear your experience lived up to our standards.

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Sandy Brooks Sebastian, FL

Interviewed 7 solar companies prior to selecting esaSolar. esaSolar by far the best representation of professionalism, technical acumen and customer communication and feedback from the start

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Jeff Burbine Orlando, FL

Great support, but sometimes slow to complete service appointments (it can take a few days to a couple of weeks to get someone to come for a service appointment)

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