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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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Kenneth Paulk Apopka, FL

I have had my ESA installed solar system for several years now and have had various issues during that time. ESA has always taken care of the issues and has been very responsive when I have called them. My review of 4 stars instead of 5 is simply because there have been equipment troubles and a roof leak and my system has been non operational for probably 5 months total during these issues while waiting for parts or other delays.

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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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Brian Orlando, FL

Really high quality panels and they are very well made and have a great warranty. The sales people didn’t pressure me, I never felt like they were trying to sell me something, they were just trying to give me information so I could make the right decision. The whole process was right.

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Joe Queens, NY

Everything they told me came through. The sun power panels are pretty good. It took a couple of weeks to install because there was some delay with the shipping but for the first part everything was mounted within a couple of days once the parts got here. Everything has worked since it was installed.

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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.

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Elizabeth Casselberry, FL

Top quality out of every other solar I’ve compared it to. There was some technical issues that too a while to get resolved in the beginning but since then they have been great.

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Paul Port Saint Lucie, FL

Esa Solar has been very good but there have been a couple of things that have left me hanging because the corrosion was not covered by the warranty. Otherwise it seems to be good and they seem responsive.

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Martin King Kissimmee, FL

Good install service, friendly, knowledgeable. But I have had a panel out for a month now with no estimated service date on a brand new system.

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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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Joe Lake Worth, FL

I had come trouble monitoring the output but otherwise they are solid. They did a good job installing it though there were some delays. Everything else went smoothly.

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Robert Orlando, FL

Once it gets going it is alright though it never reaches the numbers I thought it would for the first year’s production. Some things don’t get done in the timeline.

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Mary Altamonte Springs, FL

Everybody answers my questions. They were on schedule. The workers showed up when they were supposed to. It is pretty straightforward.

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Mark Winter Garden, FL

Compared to other panels on the market, these are top notch panels but we have been asking for follow ups for about a year and gotten nowhere.

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Deborah Marshall Summerfield, FL

I wish they told me we didn’t get a battery to store any extra to use when it was dark and not producing energy.

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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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Chuck Groveland, FL

Overall the system works good. I like that there was the option of different panels.

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Richard Orlando, FL

Very friendly sales people. They get back with me very well. It has gone very well.

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Gail Saint Cloud, FL

Installation went okay. It's not producing the amount of power I was told it would.

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Kim Orlando, FL

I’ve saved quite a bit of money on my electric bill. The people have been very responsive.

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Angelo Tempone Winter Springs, FL

Great resources but small jobs usually fall through the cracks

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Anonymous Winter Park, FL

It was sometimes hard to reach them to troubleshoot issues with the system

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Cameron Melbourne, FL

No issues with the equipment and I get great results from the solar panels.

4 months ago

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