1Solar is a Utah-based solar energy provider that has been installing solar panel systems across the state since 2013. The solar company is active in the community, sponsoring a number of events from marathons and relay races to educational nonprofits. In 2017, 1Solar made Solar Power World magazine's "Top 500 Solar Contractors" list, ranking 259th with more than 1,500 kilowatts of clean, renewable energy installed throughout the Wasatch Front.
1Solar has been been certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners, or the NABCEP. The NABCEP authors industry-leading certification programs for solar technicians that promote best standards and solar installation practices. An endorsement from the NABCEP signifies both that 1Solar has undergone advanced training and that homeowners will receive a quality, expert-installed solar PV system.
1Solar is also an Enphase Premium Installer. Enphase is one of the industry leaders in solar inverter technology, which allows solar panel systems to covert solar energy at an efficient rate as well as monitor the performance of individual solar panels. With these tools, homeowners can easily monitor both their energy consumption and the output of their solar panel system to ensure optimal performance and energy bill savings.
As stated above, 1Solar is only available to residents in Utah. While a local focus is becoming increasingly common in the solar industry, local companies like 1Solar may find themselves at a disadvantage compared to larger companies with a more national presence and greater brand recognition. Promoting verified One Solar reviews could be an effective way for the company to highlight its customer interactions and distinguish itself in a crowded and competitive Utah solar market.
While the company's equipment warranties come directly from the manufacturer (25 years for Enphase inverters; 12 years for VSun solar panels), 1Solar's own workmanship warranty is nowhere to be found on the company website. The workmanship warranty protects the solar energy system against installation errors. Leading solar companies attach a service warranty good for the lifetime of the system or 25 years.
Although 1Solar often describes the benefits of solar array ownership, as opposed to leasing electricity from the utility company, the company makes no explicit mention of its available financing options. Solar panel installation ownership can only be secured through direct purchase or solar loan. Additional financing options like solar leases and power purchase agreements (PPAs) are not mentioned either; though 1Solar in all likelihood will discuss available options with customers after the initial consultation.
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