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LAST UPDATED: April 2nd, 2024

Go Solar Virginia provides residential solar clients with a reliable solar contractor that handles all the ins and outs of equipment ordering, design, installation, and operation.

After identifying the gap between the solar industry and the solutions made available by qualified suppliers, the leadership at Go Solar Virginia decided to offer a trustworthy service with customer satisfaction at the forefront of the operation. 

Since it was established in 2017, Go Solar Virginia has quickly risen to prominence among the solar installers within the state. By taking care of each customer and ensuring organized project management, Go Solar Virginia has provided countless homeowners with a positive solar experience that continues to save money on monthly utility bills. 

Whether homeowners are looking for complete photovoltaic system installation or whole home backup solutions, the professionals at Go Solar Virginia are qualified to help. Prospective clients can take advantage of a complimentary in-home analysis that does not require any sort of commitment to review potential solutions. 

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The Good

  • End-to-End Solar Supplier
  • Tier-1 Equipment Partners
  • Comprehensive Warranty
  • Certified Installation Services

End-to-End Solar Supplier

Go Solar Virginia provides complete end-to-end services for each client that utilizes the service. That means that every aspect of the solar purchasing and installation process will be handled by a Go Solar Virginia professional in-house.

A trend within the solar installation industry is the outsourcing of certain components of the solar process. This can lead to miscommunications and loose ends that leave clients frustrated and unsatisfied. That is not the case with Go Solar Virginia; the company provides complete and comprehensive solar installation solutions. 

Tier-1 Equipment Partners

Clients who work with Go Solar Virginia can rest assured that all products used in installation are made from tier-1 solar manufacturers. Not all solar installers can make this promise as many companies do not have relationships with a number of the top-quality brands in the industry. Go Solar Virginia has partnerships with the following equipment providers:

Panels Inverters Batteries
  • REC
  • Q-Cells
  • LG
  • Trina Solar
  • SolarEdge
  • Enphase
  • Tesla Powerwall
  • Honeywell

All equipment parts and connections used in Go Solar Virginia include systems that have been tested and proved to perform at a high level for decades to come. 

Comprehensive Warranty

Since having a solar system installed on a residential property is a hefty investment, many prospective clients are interested in what kinds of guarantees and warranties come with the product to ensure proper performance. As a result, most solar companies offer some sort of warranty including workmanship, equipment, and performance warranties.

On average, clients will receive a 25-year equipment warranty backed by the equipment manufacturer and a 10-year workmanship warranty backed by the actual solar supplier/installer. This is where Go Solar Virginia sets itself apart as the company offers clients full bumper-to-bumper protection. Go Solar Virginia clients will receive a complete 25 years of protection on the product, performance, and labor. Clients can expect the following:

  • Free equipment replacement 
  • Free system repairs (including parts and labor)
  • Watertight roof penetrations 
  • Certified installation services

Another major benefit of working with Go Solar Virginia is its use of professionals from The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners. The NABCEP is an independent certification organization that is widely recognized as the gold standard of certification within the renewable energy field.

It is not required to be NABCEP certified to handle solar installation, but it does demonstrate a level of skill and knowledge professionals possess when the certification has been achieved.

Not all solar installers are NABCEP certified, but Go Solar Virginia clients can rest assured that all aspects of the installation process will be handled by properly certified professionals. The Go Solar Virginia installers are well-equipped and trained to handle even the most complex solar installation projects. 

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The Bad

  • Undisclosed Financing Solutions
  • Limited Service Area

Undisclosed Financing Solutions

One of the first questions many prospective solar clients have is “how much will solar cost me?” The answer to that question will vary based on a number of different factors, but the reality is that installing a solar system is expensive. As a result, many homeowners are unable to pay for the system up-front and in cash.

Due to the high initial costs of a solar system, many solar suppliers and installers offer alternative financing solutions. Typically, solar companies will offer one or all of the following financing solutions: loans, leases, power purchase agreements.

These options are then typically disclosed on the company's website so researching customers can determine whether or not that particular solar supplier will work with their financial needs. While Go Solar Virginia claims to offer flexible financing options, the company has failed to publicly disclose what those options are and what the specific requirements surrounding those options entail. 

Limited Service Area

The solar installation business as a whole is relatively localized service. A vast majority of solar suppliers limit the geographic service area to one state or some of the more populated cities and counties within a state. Go Solar Virginia is the same in this regard, only offering services to homeowners in Virginia. 

That being said, there are a few solar contractors that have found ways to expand services successfully without compromising a service standard. Unfortunately at this time, residents outside of Virginia will not be able to utilize the services offered through Go Solar Virginia and will have to find an alternative provider. 

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The Bottom Line

Go Solar Virginia provides start-to-finish services, handling each aspect of the solar process in house and streamlining the process. All equipment used in Go Solar Virginia projects comes from tier-1 manufacturers, meaning clients can trust the equipment brands used in the installation.

Even more impressive than the equipment used in Go Solar Virginia projects is the warranty and protections offered to clients. The company provides a complete bumper-to-bumper guarantee. Lastly, the installation part of the process is highly recommended and trusted as Go Solar Virginia installers are NABCEP certified.

There are a host of reasons prospective solar clients should consider services offered by Go Solar Virginia, but there are some drawbacks that should be noted as well. Despite claiming to offer in-house financing solutions, there are no specific alternatives mentioned publicly making it difficult to determine the quality of those financing solutions.

Additionally, Go Solar Virginia services are limited to Virginia homeowners only.

Virginia homeowners looking for a reliable and reputable solar service that will handle each aspect of the solar installation process will likely benefit from the solutions available through Go Solar Virginia. 

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Karl Keller Fredericksburg, VA

I give my highest recommendation if you’re looking to install solar. Danny met and exceeded my expectations. He was professional, knowledgeable, and made himself available whenever there was a question or an issue came up. He made sure everything went smoothly… and it did. Even after the install, Danny made sure to keep in touch and help getting everything set up with my SREC account even though that had nothing to do with the install. I just passed the one year mark and my system was designed to provide 15,12 kWh/yr. My actual solar production wad 19.61 kWh… almost 30% better than I was expecting. Use Danny… you won’t be disappointed!

7 months ago

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Alan

Exceptional service during and after the sale. Very knowledgeable. Quick response to all questions.

2 weeks ago

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Sheryk Didyk Fort Belvoir, VA

Danny made purchasing solar very easy. He took care of the entire process even our Home Owners Association. We haven't had a Dominion bill in 4 months since our system was powered on.

5 months ago

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Brent Stafford, VA

Danny helped us throughout the entire process. We are so excited that we went solar. We had no idea we would save money. Our main goal was to do our part for the environment and sustainable energy. Thank you

1 year ago

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Thank you Brent, Glad you are happy. Hope to catch up with you soon.

Mar. 1st, 2023

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Desmond Campbell Reston, VA

Danny is a professional and a great resource in the Solar industry. He has answered all my questions and helped me extensively. I highly recommend him as being very knowledgeable helpful and dependable.

8 months ago

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James

I was comparing several companies but so glad we went with Danny. He has helped us thru from start to finish. We are getting incentives we didn't know about. He really takes pride in what he does and shows it. He gave us a good price but I'd be willing to pay more for the service he has given. Recommend one hundred percent.

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Carlos Valadez

Re: Danny S (Sunrun). They completed the regulatory documents expertly. Installers were quick (1day) and competent. Sunrun and Dominion Energy contributed to delays. Signed final agreement in November, it will be at least May or longer before netmeter is installed. Danny has excellent knowledge of the industry. Overall I am very satisfied with Danny S.

1 year ago

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Reply from Go Solar Virginia

Thank you Carlos, anything you need please let me know.

Apr. 24th, 2023

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Kevin Gainesville, VA

danny has been great! He walked me thru the numbers highlighting the benefits of solar and wwas present thru out the entire installation process. Since then, I have contacted him multiple times with various follow up questions (mostly on weekends even) and he was always prompt with a response. HE even came back out in person 2 years after the installation to make sure things were going well. Overall, very happy!

1 year ago

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Thank you Kevin, I'm a always willing to help with anything you need.

Apr. 24th, 2023

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Jon Morris Woodbridge, VA

Danny and his team are awesome!! Great customer service.

1 month ago

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Valerie Glen Allen, VA

Danny is the best! He was honest in his review of what I needed and didn't try to sell me anything I didn't. He also followed-up afterwards to be sure I was getting all credits and rebates I was due. He got my SRECS account set up so I wouldn't lose any of those. I wish all customer service was like this!

1 year ago

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Thank you, Valerie. It's pleasure working with you.

Mar. 1st, 2023

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Susan Bower Baltimore, MD

I can’t say enough good things about Danny. He helped us navigate our solar journey and continues to be of assistance any time we have questions or concerns. He is professional, courteous and knowledgeable. An asset to his company.

1 year ago

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Thank you Susan, It's always very nice talking with you and Jamie.

Mar. 1st, 2023

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darlene Stafford, VA

Our system was installed 7 months ago. Since our electric bill has been zero.

2 months ago Edited February 1, 2024

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Kevin Mcdonagh Reston, VA

We were a little skeptical about getting solar at first but Danny made the process easy and informative. We are glad we do it

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Cliff B

Danny is very professional and knowledgeable about solar. He takes the time to explain things and is never pushy about selling you. He seems more about educating about solar than selling. Made all the difference to me.

1 year ago

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Reply from Go Solar Virginia

Thank you Cliff, I always stand behind what I offer. Always great to catch up with you.

Mar. 1st, 2023

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Josh Pocock

We are very happy with our experience and going solar with Danny!

7 months ago

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Kerri Mills Alexandria, VA

It's been 6 months we have had our system and been very happy.

7 months ago

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nyamekye Ashburn, VA

Wonderful service, we lowered our dominion bill by $230 month.

8 months ago

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A. Saturday Maidens, VA

Great company. Very knowledgeable and takes care of you every step of the way!

8 months ago

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Stephen Woodbridge, VA

Danny is efficient, knowledgeable, and always quick to respond to emails, texts, and calls.

1 year ago

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Thank you Stephen, Always willing to help you and your wife.

Mar. 1st, 2023

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Gary Woodbridge, VA

Danny is very knowledgeable of his company' products and provides outstanding customer service

1 year ago

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Thank you Gary, Always nice talking with you.

Mar. 1st, 2023

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James Arlington, VA

Very professional, we are happy we have solar from Danny.

9 months ago

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Sam

Very good, explained everything very well.

10 months ago

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James

Happy with everything, Danny was helpful and knowledgeable

11 months ago

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Amberleigh Simmons Wapakoneta, OH

Great customer service and product. Very satisfied.

1 year ago

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Reply from Go Solar Virginia

Thank you Amber, always a pleasure.

Apr. 24th, 2023