Headquartered in Torrance, California, Energy Service Partners (ESP) has been working with both solar installers and residential solar customers in California and Nevada since 2015. Not only does the solar provider help homeowners access clean energy, but ESP also partners with local solar installers to streamline the solar installation process, and maintain high customer satisfaction levels.
Energy Service Partners markets itself as a full-service solar partner, meaning the company plays an active role at every step of the solar installation process:
In addition to cash purchase, customers can also secure a solar loan through Energy Service Partners. Solar loans significantly reduce the sometimes tens of thousands of dollars in upfront costs to nothing, while still granting homeowners access to the federal solar tax credit and other solar incentives. ESP works with a number of third-party financiers to help make solar energy savings much more accessible to the homeowner:
In addition to the Enphase and SolarEdge solar inverter, Energy Service Partners implements a selection of Tier 1 solar panels into each array its technicians install:
Energy Service Partners’ solar installations all come with a 25-year equipment warranty, along with a 25-year workmanship warranty, meaning if any part of the system proves defective (either due to product malfunction or installation error), the company will service or replace that part for free during the first 25 years of system operation.
Energy Service Partners is only available to solar customers in California and Nevada. Although demand for solar in these states is high, so follows the supply of available solar providers. Such a difficult solar market can make standing out difficult for companies without a sense of national recognition. Leveraging verified Energy Service Partners reviews can help distinguish companies from the rest of the crowd.
Energy Service Partners does not appear to offer solar lease or power purchase agreement (PPA) financing options to its customers. Both of these options provide low-cost alternatives to cash purchase and solar loans by allowing customers to either rent their systems or purchase the energy their systems produce at a lower rate than their traditional utility bill.
ESP does not appear to have a certification from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), an industry-recognized nonprofit that promotes best practices within the solar power industry. Although not necessarily an indictment of ESP’s quality of service, this certification, among others, can help customers identify companies that champion the latest developments in solar energy.
Frustrated Modesto, CA
7 months ago
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Oct. 30th, 2020