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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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David Sterka Middleburg, FL

Installation crew was excellent and it looks and performs amazing. Planning and scheduling were lackluster. Prolonged planning time to submit permitting, which was quickly approved, and then months of waiting for the install to be scheduled. When I inquired they sent a guy out to put a box on the wall and nothing else happened for a few months.They ordered the water heater from Lowes and had a third party (who was unaware) perform the installation. Projected 2 month install took 8 months. My friends/neighbors have asked about solar and I recommend other companies.

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Darlene L. Sippio Saint Cloud, FL

So far I have not received my solar panels as of yet and it has taken longer than expected. But they have answered all and any questions I have asked and has kept me informed of their progress. Understand this review is before installation and before any payments are made so to know the true value of what I'm getting is not yet to be rated.

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John Betancourth Orlando, FL

The system does what suppose to do when is working fine but when something cause issues the customer service is not up for proper customer service as expected they did show for months after being call for downtime issues with explanations for it it too long get the system up and running as it has to be

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Tony Orlando, FL

I asked for the system to be set up for zero net metering and while they were responsive the first time I called, the second time when I was still not getting zero net metering, they pretty much put me off.

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Randy Sanford, FL

Install was horrendous. The gentleman who came out messed it all up entirely. He cut a whole chunk of the dry wall on the inside of my brand new house. Eventually they got it fixed but I was hoping for efficiency.

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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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David Kennard Mill Valley, CA

Nice people, good equipment, but much confusion and many mistakes made. The entire process of installing panels and battery and getting permits took SEVEN MONTHS!!

4 months ago

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Hi David - Thank you for your feedback and we’re happy to hear you were pleased with the people you worked with on our team. While we do our best to get all of our projects completed in a timely manner, delays can sometimes occur. We appreciate your patience throughout the process and are hopeful that you’re enjoying the benefits of your solar + battery addition.

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Jon Orlando, FL

Best panels for a good price but customer service is slow and there were some issues during install. I haven’t had any issues since.

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David The Villages, FL

Read the fine print. They made some mistakes that were finally corrected but they don’t always follow up on what they say.

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Patricia Winter Garden, FL

Installation was great but so far I am disappointed with the system. After installation their communication could be better. It could be better.

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Jeff Reader Winter Park, FL

They have been responsive but very slow to get the permit documents together.

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Carlos Orlando, FL

The app stopped reporting power usage accurately and they don't see a problem.

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Jonathon Orlando, FL

The equipment is fine but customer support is not that good.

4 months ago

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