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PGT Solar Solutions offers solar, inverter, and battery installation services with equipment manufactured directly by tier-1 solar manufacturers. The company, which has completed over 1,000 residential solar installations in the Phoenix, Arizona valley, has grown to become one of  the most trusted energy consultants within the state of Arizona. The solar company has also expanded operations to homes in Illinois and Nevada. Originally founded in 2019, PGT Solar Solutions has worked to provide a high quality service to homeowners looking to maximize utility savings through clean, renewable energy. 

The PGT Solar Solutions team partnered with the Phoenix Green Team and is APS Green Energy Certified. By partnering with a number of reputable and technology advanced equipment brands, PGT Solar Solutions offers comprehensive, start-to-finish solar and storage solutions to residential property owners. 

All interested solar customers can access a free solar consultation. This consultation will provide interested clients with detailed analysis and key factors to consider when making a purchasing decision. This takes a great portion of the research burden off of the prospective client and allows them to make a more informed energy choice. 

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The Good

  • Solar Panel Technology
  • Inverter Installation
  • Backed Warranties
  • Storage and EV Charging Solutions

Solar Panel Technology

In an effort to provide solar panels options to clients, PGT Solar Solutions has partnered with three tier-1 solar manufacturers. Clients, depending on needs and desires, will have their pick when it comes to selecting the most efficient solar panel for their specific needs. PGT Solar Solutions clients have access to the following solar panel brands:

  • SEG Solar
  • Solaria
  • REC Alpha
  • SunPower

PGT Solar Solutions is a SunPower Master Certified Dealer, and was the 2020 SunPower Regional Dealer of the Year. The solar provider's partnership with SunPower, one of the leading solar panel manufacturer's in the world, provides Phoenix homeowners with the best of both worlds: the responsive service of a local solar installation expert, plus the long-term reliability of some of the most energy-efficienct solar panels on the market.

Most solar installation companies will offer one solar panel brand/manufacturer and there is no deviation from this offering. PGT Solar Solutions wants clients to have a more customized experience with varying solutions that best suit the needs of the structure, users, and property itself. 

Inverter Installation

Solar panels get all of the attention when solar systems are discussed. They are the most visible equipment within the solar system, but the cornerstone of a solar system’s production and efficiency falls on the microinverters.

PGT Solar Solutions understands the reliance on inverters and has partnered with one of the industry leaders in microinverter manufacturing. Clients that use PGT Solar Solutions will have access to the newest Enphase products, including the IQ8 Microinverter.

The IQ8 microinverter is the first solar inverter that utilizes split-phase power conversion that is capable of efficiently converting DC power to AC power. Enphase microinverters will work seamlessly with all of the solar panels providers PGT Solar Solutions installs.

It should be noted that not all solar companies place as much of an emphasis on inverters when it comes to manufacturer partnerships, but PGT Solar Solutions understands the importance of this equipment and technology thus offering the industry’s best to its clients. 

Backed Warranties

Having a solar system installed is a financial investment. Even with federal and state tax incentives, solar customers can still expect to pay thousands of dollars for solar equipment and installation services. While this investment should pay dividends in the long run, there is still a hefty financial sacrifice made upfront for renewable energy production. As a result, solar installation companies typically offer a number of warranties to clients protecting this financial investment. 

PGT Solar Solutions clients can expect the following warranties:

  • Limited Defect Warranty: 25 years
  • Limited Peak Power Warranty: 25 years
  • Warranty Transfers Available

PGT Solar Solutions ensures clients that all equipment is backed by industry standard warranties. That being said, the warranties available through the PGT Solar Solutions manufacturing partnerships allow for comprehensive coverage and limited exclusions compared to other equipment providers.  

Battery/Storage Solutions Available

While many solar installation companies are starting to offer battery and solar storage solutions to clients, few offer the LG Solar Chem storage system. The LGE Energy Storage System batteries are highly sought after as they utilize Li-ion NMC batteries. The LG Chem storage system boasts a voltage range of battery of 350-450V DC, one of the most impressive ranges in the solar battery industry.

Similar to the Enphase micoinverters, the LG Solar Chem storage system works seamlessly with the solar products that PGT Solar Solutions installs on its clients’ properties. What sets the battery and storage solutions offered by PGT Solar Solutions apart from the rest of the industry is the equipment and technology clients will have access to through the LG Solar Chem system.

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The Bad

  • No NABCEP Certification

No NABCEP Certification

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is widely considered to be the most respectable independent certification organization within the field of renewable energy. Many solar installation companies, particularly companies that install a wide range of equipment products, will have at least one in-house professional (usually in the installation department) that is NABCEP certified.

This certification, while not required to conduct or manage solar installations, demonstrates a level of understanding and skill that solar clients can rely on. Unfortunately, there are no PGT Solar Solutions technicians on staff that have obtained NABCEP certification.  

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The Bottom Line

With PGT Solar Solutions, residential clients have access to some of the latest solar technology installed by professionals well-versed in tier-1 solar equipment. Property owners that use PGT Solar Solutions will have access to a wide range of panel options including: SEG Solar, Solaria, and REC Alpha.

In addition to utilizing high quality solar panels during installation, PGT Solar Solutions also utilizes some of the best micorverters on the market in Enphase products. Clients of PGT Solar Solutions will have access to comprehensive warranties and will not have to go through a number of hoops to have the system repaired. PGT Solar Solutions also installs battery/solar storage solutions to those looking to be more energy independent. 

There are a number of reasons prospective solar customers should consider PGT Solar Solutions for installation and solar equipment, but there are limitations to be aware of prior to making a final decision, like the lack of NABCEP-certified technicians or sales team members on the PGT Solar Solutions staff. 

Those looking to access some of the latest tier-1 solar equipment directly from a solar manufacturer would benefit from what PGT Solar Solutions offers its clients. The technology, installation practices, and warranties are some of the best in the renewable energy industry. 

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Marc W Goodboy surprise, Arizona

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Jonathan Litchfield Park, AZ

We worked with Daryl and he gave us all the information that we needed as well as gave us exact timelines and deadlines. They got our solar system up within the first 30 days. Our system produces more than we need, so we actually haven't had an electricity bill since we've gotten solar. I guess something negative I could say is there are these little black clips that are on the bottom and I'm not sure what they hold up, but they've been blowing off in the wind. 100% worth the money spent. There was a little bit of a delay with the installation, but it was too rainy, so they started about half of it, then the next day they did the other half. On the third day, they came and packed everything up. They were very neat and clean and even helped me move a bunch of roofing tiles to my garage.

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Cheryl Phoenix, AZ

I shopped around and talked to 3 different solar companies and honestly, PGT Solar was the most responsive. They got back to me immediately, had a very thorough presentation, gave some great counseling regarding batteries, and had information nobody else had as far as the applicability to my house. My niece's husband has also used Sun Power, not PGT. I've had a fabulous experience, particularly I had to use the warranty on the roof pretty quickly and everything was taken care of immediately. The installation was smooth and seamless- it was a well oiled machine. The team itself was a group of really delightful young men who were transparent as far as what they were doing. They were efficient and kept me apprised of everything. It was done quicker and more efficiently than I thought it was going to be and that included the roofers that came by and got their job the next day. It was pretty amazing. I was impressed with what they told me about their equipment, I really like that the inverter was on each one of the solar panels and then their warranty was long. I have had a couple of notices regarding the system functionality. Somehow the date is not being recorded. I have a little bit of a problem getting my app to sync with the computer, but like I said, they sent people out and we solved the problem within a short period of time. They do what they say; they get back to you within a timeframe that is reasonable, usually 24 to 48 hours, and it's usually before that that the problems were solved with technicians coming out when they needed to. I have had nothing but immediate responses from the company. Even though the problems I had were big, they responded like they said they would.

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Thomas Phoenix, AZ

I got about 4 or 5 proposals. With your company, the price was comparable, a couple of other companies got knocked out because they were too high, but you have by far the best proposal information about the process, the actual document itself it was far superior to everybody else. Now, we're saving approximately the amount of dollars that we thought we would and so equipment seems to be working real well. We had one issue during installation and we got it resolved. It took a couple calls, but everything else that we had issues or questions about were were handled properly and in an excellent way. We were informed on installation timing and when it would start. The problem we had was when we got the initial design, we told them that we did not want to see any panels on the very back of our house. So when they were starting to install, it was obvious that we were going to have some panels and I probably screwed up in that when they when I reviewed the actual design, I should have inquired more. In the end, they moved the panels and nothing changed price-wise, so it worked out real well.

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Melissa Culshaw

I rate SunPower and Andy H and his team, extremely high as they walked me through every step of the way during my project. The whole experience has been awesome. I would highly recommend SunPower for any solar projects as they have the best reputation and live by it.

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Kaz Litchfield Park, AZ

Kept me informed during the entire process. When all the agency approvals were in PGT promptly installed the solar panels and within another week we were able to activate our new solar system.

1 year ago

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Barbara Phoenix, AZ

I like the solar panels that PGT Solar Solutions uses. They respond to everything I needed right away - they don't leave you hanging. They entire process was quick - ahead of schedule by two months

1 year ago

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Quay Gates

Andy H, our sun power rep, was amazing at helping my wife and I understand the process and everything that was included with it, from the design, to the price, we couldnt beat it. We were close to signing with fusion power then starting having issues with them before we even signed so after a referral and getting in contact with Andy, we are excited and happy we met him. I would definitely refer everyone I know that wants solar to him. Thank you Andy!

9 months ago

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Peter M Minahan Scottsdale, AZ

Everything in the process went perfectly: the planning, the communication, the installation; the setup, the follow through, and the results

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S Scottsdale, AZ

Installation was very smooth and I've had no problems with the equipment. They always got back to me right away with any questions I had.

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Carla Uyeda Phoenix, AZ

Very professional and responsive. Our installation was yesterday and the install crew was respectful and went out of their way to make sure our house looked great.

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Nicholas Webb Yorkville, IL

Sun powers leasing option blew every competitor out of the water. Greg F was able to lock me in a set price every month and was $40 cheaper than the closest competitor. If there were more stars to give I would.

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Crystal VanSlyke Peoria, AZ

I met with Andy with SunPower by PGT Solar and was astonished by his thorough presentation and professionalism. The quality of the product thus far appears to be superior to others. Pricing was consistent from other quotes received but if you are paying about the same, why not go with a better product!!

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Robert Oehlerking Surprise, AZ

Unhappy with the pre payment policy for warranty work. I was very satisfied with the repairmen and their professionalism.

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Adrain yee Phoenix, AZ

Daryl is very good in detail information.working closely with Sunpower making progress painless

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Fields Ginny Surprise, AZ

Did a great job installing our solar. We were not home at the time

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Van Scottsdale, AZ

Crew was very professional and timely in the work performed

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Besar Mahmudi Sevierville, TN

Great service! We had a good sales rep who wants what’s best.

4 months ago

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Eli Pile

Andy has walked us through every step of the process and answered all of our questions.

9 months ago

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Katie Blouch Hampshire, IL

Our rep Andy was so great to work with. Answered all our questions and was no pushy at all.

1 year ago