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Renewable Energy Corporation

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LAST UPDATED: April 12th, 2023

Founded in Maryland, Renewable Energy Corporation is a family-owned company that has grown to become one of the largest residential solar companies in the Mid-Atlantic region. 

The company services Maryland, District of Columbia, including the following cities: 

  • Annapolis
  • Baltimore
  • Columbia
  • Frederick

Renewable Energy Corporation also serves parts of Northern Virginia, Southern Virginia, Delaware, and Southern Pennsylvania. 

The company is unique in that installs solar water heaters and solar attics in addition to solar panels and solar batteries. Additionally, the solar panels installed are made in the United States, which may be a selling point to prospective customers. 

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The Good

  • $0 Down Financing Option
  • Commitment to Sustainability 
  • Customer Care
  • Partners and Products 
  • Affiliations

$0 Down Financing Option

While the company doesn’t provide detailed information about financing on its website, we know it does offer $0 down solar installations to qualified customers. Ask your company representative for more information on this as well as Maryland’s state grant to supplement federal tax incentives for solar installation. 

Commitment to Sustainability 

Homeowners concerned about their carbon footprint may be interested in working with a company committed to combating climate change beyond the universally beneficial impacts of solar. 

Renewable Energy Corporation practices what they preach, using energy-efficient fluorescent lighting in its warehouse and offices. They also request that manufacturers ship multiple units at the same time, reducing emissions via fuel consumption in transport. 

The company is also listed in the Maryland Green Registry, indicating a commitment to reducing carbon emissions. 

According to its website, the number of solar systems installed has offset more than 93,500 pounds of coal from being burned and 165,000 pounds of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. 

So, while all solar companies contribute to sustainability efforts by virtue of their product, Renewable Energy Corporation demonstrates a greater commitment to sustainability than we usually see. 

Customer Care

While we need a large reviews repository to determine the company’s degree of customer satisfaction and how it compares to other solar companies, there are a couple of indicators that Renewable Energy Corporation is willing to go the extra mile for customers. 

For one, it provides a thorough explanation of batteries and other aspects of solar on the website. We love to see customer education happening before or in conjunction with a sales pitch. 

We also appreciate that the company offers a discount to certain professionals. Military, firefighters, police, EMTs, paramedics, 911 dispatchers, and eligible healthcare professionals get a $500 discount on their solar installation. 

Partners and Products

Top-tier solar equipment, including solar panels, inverters, and solar batteries, is paramount to a successful solar installation and lifespan. 

Renewable Energy Corporation has developed a series of partnerships in the solar technology industry and the energy sector as a whole in order to provide their customers with the most current energy products on the market. 

Among these partnerships include the following: 

  • SolarWorld
  • Enphase Energy
  • The Coalition For American Solar Manufacturing
  • Kingspan Solar
  • EnviroBuilt Systems


Renewable Energy Corporation is affiliated with an array of organizations that are advocates for the clean energy movement. This, again, demonstrates a commitment to reducing carbon emissions and developing and distributing innovative renewable energy equipment.

Some of its affiliations include The United States Green Building Council, The American Solar Energy Society, The Maryland Green Registry, and The Building Trades Association.


The Bad

  • Undisclosed Online Monitoring
  • No Energy Production Guarantee
  • Reviews Needed 

Undisclosed Online Monitoring

Online monitoring is quickly becoming an industry standard and for good reason. This empowers customers to track their system's energy generation and consumption so they are alerted to any problems with their equipment. 

It is unclear whether Renewable Energy Corporation offers this service.

No Energy Production Guarantee

Many solar-panel companies will offer their customers an energy-production guarantee. This offers customers peace of mind in knowing the minimum amount of energy that they can expect to be produced on a monthly basis. 

Renewable Energy Corporation doesn't provide this information so we assume such a guarantee does not come with a solar installation with this company.

Reviews Needed

While it seems like a trustworthy company with high-quality products and services, prospective customers need to see reviews from past and current customers to make that call. If you’ve worked with Renewable Energy Corporation, please consider leaving a review below to assist us in our analysis of this solar company. 


The Bottom Line

There are several benefits to considering Renewable Energy Corporation for your solar project. The company has several years of experience in both commercial and residential solar, has formed important partnerships that supply reliable equipment, and the company is affiliated with many pro-green organizations.  

We recommend asking if Renewable Energy Corporation provides online monitoring or an energy production guarantee before making a final decision. 

Keep in mind that only residents of Maryland, DC, and select areas in the Mid-Atlantic region can work with this company. 

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Ricardo Ernst Washington, DC

This is a very professional and knowledgeable company. Chris was an amazing salesman informing us in a very candid and honest way all the information related to renewable energy. We cannot no more that highly praise them.

4 years ago

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Jodi Walker Absecon, NJ

Don't even think about doing this! We regret it deeply. I did a cost analysis on this based on the promise of SREC's and Panel rebates. The value of these was $8,294. I tried to find out about the SREC's and was told they would only speak to my husband. Despite my signing the contract and being the one to pay for it. After months of back and forth he finds out that we will not be getting our SREC's, nor will we be getting the Panel rebates. So we are losing $8,294. There is also the issue that we were told that our energy savings would amount to $1170 a year. It appears that we may not produce enough energy to save about 2/3 or $780 in a year. We had hoped to recover our costs in 12.5 years, but with the loss of the SREC's and solar panel rebate and the underperformance of these panels it will be more like 30 years. The panels are only expected to last 25 years. A loss. Not to mention the headaches of not getting one honest answer in the last 4+ months of dealing with this company. Update on my dealings with this company. I have repeatedly asked for the boss. Stefanie Leone refuses to allow me to speak with the boss. I called the salesman Patrick, he will not call back or have the boss return my calls. Our contract clearly states they are to complete all paperwork for the panel credits and SREC's. They have refused to do so. Not only that but Stefanie outright lied and said we were not entitled to receive either of them. Once the BBB got involved, she was forced to admit we were entitled but flat out REFUSED to process the paperwork or give us the information so that we could attempt to process it. We have repeatedly ask to speak with the boss or owner, Stefanie has refused to allow us to do so. It is a small office, and she is always the one to answer the phone. I also tried to call the salesman to try to speak to the boss that way, Patrick has ignored our pleas for assistance. I am now filing a criminal complaint with the Attorney General for Delaware in their Consumer Protection Unit. DO NOT EVER DO BUSINESS WITH THIS COMPANY. Latest update: This company finally responded to the BBB. Their claim was that they were not required to file the paperwork for the SREC and solar panel credits we were entitled to. This is not true as the contract clearly states they are to complete ALL PAPERWORK. In addition they claimed that they did fill out the paperwork for these credits and sent them to me several times. Another lie. This paperwork should be sent to DNREC first of all, secondly if it had been sent to me I would have sent it into DNREC. Of course they have not produced any copies of this paperwork they supposedly completed and sent to me, because they never did complete the paperwork. I have asked the BBB to attempt to get copies of this paperwork that they claimed they filled out. This can easily be checked with DNREC. If Renewable Energy had completed the paperwork as they claim they would be on the approved list of Solar panel installers, they are not. In addition we are having trouble with this system. The issue should be covered by warranty and fixed, we have yet to have that addressed by this company.

7 years ago