Mann Solar is a solar sales company based in Lexington, Kentucky. The team works to locate the best renewable energy source products at the best rates for clients. Mann Solar sells solar panels, grid-tied equipment, off-grid equipment, racking, and solar accessories directly to the consumer.
To date, Mann Solar has sold nearly 4,200 solar panels to more than 300 different clients. Clients have been residential property owners, commercial property owners, and specialty customers including off-grid and agriculture clients.
Currently, Mann Solar services Lexington, Kentucky and Duluth, Georgia. Since the company does not provide installation services in-house, customers are expected to either pick up their purchased solar equipment or have it shipped directly to the property for installation.
Mann Solar offers comprehensive solar sales services to its clients. While Mann Solar will help identify installation services for clients, it is not necessarily part of the the company's services, which include the following:
The Mann Solar process is a little bit different from most solar companies due in part to the fact that the company does not actually perform installation services. The Mann Solar process includes the following:
The Mann Solar process allows for a completely one-on-one experience for the client. The Mann Solar team will walk clients through the entire sale up until the system is retrieved or delivered.
One of the biggest draws to the Mann Solar platform is the fact that the company has its own warehouses with solar equipment on hand ready to be installed. Mann Solar has solar panels, grid-tied equipment, off-grid equipment, racking, and solar accessories ready to be delivered and installed. Inventory includes:
Mann Solar has inventory from more brands than typical solar companies. Usually a solar company only is trained or certified in installing a certain brand of equipment. Mann Solar does not have this same issue and provides a much larger variety of equipment to clients.
Mann Solar provides clear and up-front pricing on all solar equipment. This is not seen in the solar industry. Typically, prospective clients will need to reach out and go through the consultation process in order to get a quote or an idea of how much solar will cost them. Mann Solar has opted to disclose all equipment pricing making it easier for prospective solar clients to determine what equipment works best for their property and budget.
Most residential property owners can expect to pay an average of $15,000–$25,000 for solar equipment and subsequent installation and monitoring services. While installation and monitoring does cost some money, the vast majority of the expense goes into purchasing the actual solar equipment. Since solar equipment is an investment, most solar companies offer financing options either through loan or PPA programs.
Mann Solar does not offer financing options to its clients, but instead helps customers access local and federal tax incentives to offset the steep costs. However, if a Mann Solar client, even after accessing tax incentives, cannot afford the system, no other financing options are available to them.
A vast majority of solar companies handle the entire solar process, meaning one company will handle the sale, installation, and typically the monitoring and repair services moving forward. Mann Solar only handles the sale portion of the solar process; installation of the actual system is not part of its offerings.
Many Mann Solar clients do the installation on their own, which does cut the costs of putting in a solar system. However, since there is no workmanship warranty, any installation issue will come at the client’s expense. Mann Solar will help clients obtain third-party installation help if they do not feel they can install it on their own, but the company itself does not offer installation services.