Insight Solar provides solar management services for clients interested in having a major home project completed on their property. The leadership at Insight Solar has been part of or managed a combined 20,000 installations to date. Additionally, the team has over 30 years of combined solar experience, so they have seen firsthand how a lot of solar companies operate.
Insight Solar has a complex network to connect all aspects of a solar project and provide high level management for each client. The Insight Solar team has developed partnerships with solar-approved banks and local credit unions in conjunction with solar equipment manufacturers and professional installers.
Insight Solar oversees the entirety of the solar projects. Many solar installation companies will simply design and then install a system without taking into consideration current roofing conditions. This is not how Insight Solar conducts operations.
Prior to any work being done, Insight Solar will ensure that the property and roof is in the best condition possible to receive optimal solar output. After looking into roofing and structural issues, Insight Solar will make sure that all moving parts associated with the solar installation process run smoothly, managing the financial, manufacturing, and installation components.
Clients can be hesitant to get another company involved in the solar project as a third-party service. One reassuring aspect of Insight Solar is its certification with Pearl, a well-respected third party certification organization. Pearl is a national firm that has high standards for certification. Only 5 percent of solar contractors obtain this certification and the standards are based on the following components:
For clients interested in using a third party service like Insight Solar, it is comforting to know that the service has been analyzed and proven effective.
Clients interested in what solar can do for their property can get a ballpark idea from Insight Solar almost instantly. Insight Solar provides an estimate tool to clients through its online platform.
Prospective solar clients will simply input some key information and get a generalized idea of how much solar will cost versus how much it will save over the course of the solar system’s lifetime. This estimate can help clients determine whether or not solar is even a good option for their particular property.
Most solar companies will require an on-site visit to provide this type of information and will always suggest solar be installed regardless of what the savings information states.
Insight Solar does not offer the typical services seen in the solar industry. Most solar companies offer sales, production, or installation services. Insight Solar does not offer any of these. Instead, Insight Solar works as a project manager for the entirety of the solar process connecting clients with companies that manufacture solar projects and contractors that are qualified to install those systems.
However, many clients do not need this type of service as many solar installation companies will offer all of these services and provide them through the in-house staff.
While Insight Solar claims to have high level relationships with solar manufacturers, the company has failed to disclose who those manufacturers are and what brands the company specifically has access to for equipment purposes. The equipment can be a huge selling point for many clients, and there is no way to determine what equipment Insight Solar clients will have access to because that information is not publicly shared.
Most solar installation companies will disclose what manufacturers they are tied to or certified installers for. Insight Solar does not provide this information to prospective clients.
Since Insight Solar does not directly provide the equipment or the work done on the property, the company itself does not appear to offer any sort of warranties to its clients. This is concerning as solar is a substantial financial investment. To provide clients with security needed during the purchasing process, most solar installation companies will provide two types of warranties to its clients: equipment and workmanship.
The equipment warranty will cover repairs and replacements and is typically provided through the solar manufacturer. These warranties are generally 25 years in length. Then the installation company will provide a workmanship warranty, which generally lasts 10 years, and covers any issues stemming from the installation process. Insight Solar does not provide manufacturing or installation services so these warranties are unavailable directly through the company.