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Skyline Solar

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LAST UPDATED: November 2nd, 2022

Skyline Solar's mission is to create sustainable independence by empowering people. Cofounders Scott Knudsen and Kyle Larsen started the solar company in 2016 after years of working in the solar industry.

Skyline Solar serves clients throughout Colorado, Iowa, Utah, and Wyoming. Company offices are in Grand Junction, CO; Rapids, IA; Pleasant Grove, UT; and Cheyenne, WY. 

Alongside providing homeowners with clean energy via solar power, Skyline Solar demonstrates a commitment to serving communities via charitable donations. With each solar installation, the company donates $20 to the organization GivePower, which equates to giving someone in need access to clean water for 20 years. 

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The Good

  • Guarantees
  • Process
  • Solar Panel Quality 
  • Refer-a-Friend Program
  • NABCEP-Certified Designers
  • Incentives


Skyline Solar is unique in that it guarantees a timeframe in which the installation will be complete. The company guarantees your project will be on and producing power within 120 days from the start of the process. There is also a guarantee that you won’t incur any additional expenses after signing up. 


Something homeowners may appreciate about Skyline Solar is the company's dedication to providing a customized solar project to meet each client's unique needs.

When you first meet with a company representative, they will look at your current power usage. This will help Skyline Solar determine the exact size of your solar PV system and how many solar panels you will need based on your home and energy consumption.

After assessing the size and number of panels needed, the company will install your panels.

Skyline Solar is a full-service solar provider that doesn't outsource to third-party installers. Instead, clients can expect to only work with Skyline Solar employees.

Once the solar panels are installed, Skyline will set up net metering. 

A net metering agreement allows homeowners to connect their current power grid with the solar panels and earn credit toward their energy bills when their energy output is more than their energy usage. Net metering helps homeowners avoid the high cost of solar battery storage and power during the winter months when the sunshine is limited.

Solar Panel Quality 

Skyline Solar offers some of the best solar panels, inverters, and mounting materials in the industry. Its Tier 1 solar equipment includes the following:

  • LG solar panels and Hanwha Q Cells
  • SolarEdge solar inverter
  • IronRidge racking equipment

In addition to industry-leading equipment and know-how, Skyline Solar provides versatile solar setups that are tailored specifically to system requirements and customer input. The company not only specializes in ground-mounted systems, but can also safely mount its solar panels to almost any type of roof - including clay tiles.

Refer-a-Friend Program

Skyline Solar allows its clients to earn some extra cash. Homeowners with Skyline can refer their family or friends and every reference who follows through with an install earns you a $500 check.

NABCEP-Certified Designers

Skyline Solar employs designers who have been certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Producers (NABCEP), an industry-recognized organization and standard-bearer for best renewably energy practices. 
Once the system has been designed up to code, Skyline Solar's consultants will educate customers on the ins and outs of solar energy, energy costs, and any other questions they may have.


Skyline Solar educates consumers on the tax incentives that come with investing in solar power. There is a federal solar tax credit, also known as the Investment Tax Credit or ITC. This allows homeowners to deduct 26 percent of the cost of installing a solar system from your federal taxes. Additionally, the ITC applies to residential and commercial systems, and there is no cap on its value.

However, it is important to know that signing a lease or a PPA with a solar installer means you are not eligible for the tax credit (since you are not the owner of the system).

While tax incentives are not unique to this company, consumers will appreciate the details they can learn from the company and get their questions answered. 


The Bad

  • No Financing Information 
  • Mixed Reviews 

No Financing Information 

While Skyline Solar's website is generally helpful, we would like to see information about financing. Skyline Solar has state-specific net-metering and tax incentive information on the website. However, that's all there is. It would be nice to know more about Skyline Solar's loans if there is a loan partnership as well as solar lease and PPA options if applicable. 

Mixed Reviews 

While even the best companies should expect negative reviews from time to time, there is a higher percentage of 1-star reviews than we like to see on a review profile. However, more reviews are needed for the company overall.  And based on review responses from the company, it appears that they have recently built a new customer service team, which bodes well for customer service concerns that come up in the future. 


The Bottom Line

Skyline Solar is a good option to consider for solar power. It is fairly new to the industry but has made great strides in making a name for itself. The company offers customized solar solutions, a 25-year manufacturer warranty, and most impressive - guarantees to ensure an efficient and transparent process.

Just make sure you understand financing options and the installation timeframe before signing a contract. And, as always, we recommend reading customer reviews (below).

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Patrick Fruita, CO

The installation process went fine. The gentleman that was representing us originally, he had told the staff that wasn't necessarily true. I'm actually dealing with the co-owner now got get it and I think we actually got a system put in where we can actuallly read it from our phone. Originally they weren't going to give it to us in the very first consultation with the gentleman on the phone. He said we would automatically get it as part of the service but then it didn't come with the service, it was something that we were supposed to purchase afterwards.

2 years ago

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Reply from Skyline Solar

Thanks Patrick for working with us to better your situation! We look forward to serving you for a very long time!

Sep. 1st, 2020


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They don't tell you that the loan for the solar puts a line on your home when you try to refinance it. Plus the tax credit is not all in one lump sum it is spread out over 2 years.

2 years ago

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Reply from Skyline Solar

Hey Sean thanks for your feedback! I just wanted to share a few things that may help you out. The loan company puts a UCC-1 fixture filing on the home which is different than a lien because its only the system that they use for collateral not your home. Some refi companies aren't familiar with them and whoever you used to finance your system through us can temporarily remove it while in a refinance if you need them to. As far as the tax credit goes, depending on your tax liability that could take a few years or as quick as 1 year to get back. It all depends on how much you pay in income tax. Hope that helps. Call us if you ever need any help we are here for you!

Sep. 24th, 2020