Lift Energy Solar is a residential solar energy company designed to help homeowners maximize their savings. Founded in Utah in 2015, the company operates in both Utah and California, and provides a suite of industry-leading solar equipment to help customers reduce their carbon footprint while also saving on their electricity bill.
Lift Energy offers homeowners some of the best and most energy-efficient solar equipment on the market. Depending on the needs and budget of the homeowner, solar panel arrays by Lift Energy can feature solar cells from any of the following manufacturers:
|Canadian Solar||15.88% to 19.91%||-0.41 to -0.37||10 Years|
|LG||18.44% to 22%||-0.4 to -0.3||25 Years|
|Silfab||17.6% to 19.4%||-0.38 to -0.36||25 Years|
|Solaria||19.4% to 20.5%||-0.39 to -0.39||25 Years|
|Mission Solar Energy||18.05% to 19.35%||-0.38 to -0.38||12 Years|
Per data from EnergySage
In addition to these industry-leading solar panels, Lift Energy offers industry leading warranties, setting a 25-year minimum on workmanship, parts and labor, equipment, and solar panel performance. That means in the event of an installation error, product malfunction, or significant dip in energy output within the first 25 years of the solar panel system’s operation, Lift Energy will fix the problem at no cost to the homeowner.
Lift Energy also provides customers the option to install a solar backup battery courtesy of Tesla. The Tesla Powerwall is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery ideal for solar self-consumption, off-the-grid use, or emergency battery storage. The battery comes with 24/7 outage protection, remote access and energy management, and a 10-year equipment warranty.
Lift Energy provides a number of competitive financing options to help its customers take full advantage of available savings, including the federal solar tax credit and other state level tax incentives. In addition to cash purchase, which requires zero money down, the solar providers offers solar leases and power purchase agreements (PPA) as cost-effective solutions to go solar:
Through Lift Energy’s partnership with Enphase (a leading solar inverter manufacturer), the company provides round-the-clock monitoring of every solar energy system its technicians install. Through the user-friendly mobile app, customers can track the overall status of their solar panel array:
With so much useful information readily available, customers can have full confidence that their system is performing as advertised.
Unfortunately, Lift Energy only appears to be available in Utah and California, two of the most competitive states in the solar industry market. With hundreds of solar installers and contractors vying for contracts in these two states, standing out can be a difficult task especially for local companies with a small national footprint. One of the most effective ways for small solar providers to distinguish themselves from the competition is by leveraging verified reviews from actual customers. Until then, companies like Lift Energy may have difficulty competing with national brands.
Lift Energy does not appear to have a solar loan program or partnership in place. Solar loans can be an effective means of financing a solar panel system (and therefore take full advantage of the federal solar tax credit) without the burden of an upfront cost worth tens of thousands of dollars.
Although Lift Energy has been in business since 2015, the company does not appear to hold any industry-recognized certifications or partnerships either from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) or the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). The SEIA is a nonprofit that promotes solar adoption from a policy and legislative standpoint, while the NABCEP supports solar providers by defining best industry practices and educating solar installers on the latest technologies and industry standards.
Although the omission of these certifications does not imply poor quality in a company, they can help set companies apart in the minds of customers searching for the best solar company in their area.