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LAST UPDATED: October 4th, 2019

Photon Brothers is a solar panel company headquartered in Oceano, California. The company is a SunPower master dealer, and provides beginning-to-end solar panel service. The custom-designed systems are installed both residentially and commercially. Founded by brothers, David and Matt Raichart, Photon Brothers promises a hassle-free and professional installation. With locations in both Colorado and California, customers who get solar in the home can expect to save on their monthly energy bills. In 2014, Photon Brothers was named SunPower Dealer of the Year for the Mountain West region. All solar panels come with a 25-year warranty, but it is unclear if Photon Brothers includes an inverter or workmanship warranty. Financing options are also not explained in-depth.

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The Good

  • Easy Process
  • Financing Options
  • Solar Panel Warranty
  • Warranty
  • Online Monitoring
  • Mobile App

Easy Process

Installing solar in the home is easy, and customers go through with the following steps:

  1. Receive a free, non-committal estimate after answering a few simple questions
  2. Complete the solar power system leasing agreement, so Photon Brothers can create a customized solar system design
  3. Get the solar system installed in under 3 days
  4. Flip on the switch after the utility company approves the system

Financing Options

Photon Brothers provides $0 down leasing and flexible financing options, including both loans and PPAs (power purchase agreement).

Solar Panel Warranty

All solar panel systems come with a 25-year warranty and are expected to last around 40 years.

Warranty

Photon Brothers installs the SunPower Equinox system, which comes with a 25-year warranty. In addition to the solar panels, this warranty also covers the system's microinverter.

Online Monitoring

Photon Brothers customers have access to the SunPower Equinox online monitoring system.  In fact, Photon Brothers was one of the first SunPower dealers to run SunPower Equinox's pilot program.

Mobile App

In addition to the SunPower Equinox online monitoring system, Photon Brothers customers may use the SunPower mobile app to monitor their solar systems.

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The Bad

  • New to the Industry
  • Costs Not Included

New to the Industry

The company is rather new to the industry, and has only been in business since 2013. However, Photon Brothers installs panels produced by well-established panel manufacturer SunPower, as well as employs veteran installation technicians with over 8 years of experience.

Costs Not Included

Payment options are explained as in-depth as we would like compared to some of the top solar companies within the industry.

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The Bottom Line

Photon Brothers claims to provide excellent customer service from start to finish. Residents of Colorado and California can get solar for the home installed in a stress-free and efficient manner. Photon Brothers' installers have multiple years of experience in the industry, and customers can expect a 25-year warranty on all solar panels. For the most part, the website is transparent about their solar solutions except for the following: inverter and workmanship warranties, online monitoring, costs, and financing information.

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Robin Jones-Allen Pueblo, CO

I went with Photon Brothers one year ago this month. Calculations show I have saved $1600.00 in electricity since the panels went up. I did not have to pay one penny until the job was completed. There is a critter screen so birds etc cannot make nests under the panels. The staff is wonderful at Photon Brothers stay with you and help you understand your new equipment. Any doubts, questions, anything. Just call and they will be there. I contacted them one year later and was contacted back same day. I fully recommend proton brothers for your solar needs. If anyone wishes to contact me please feel free. Robin Jones-Allen

3 years ago

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