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Solar Energy World has performed thousands of custom solar installations since opening its doors in 2009 and is one of the fastest growing, locally owned and operated solar companies on the east coast. Currently, the company serves Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida, and the DC metro area.

Committed to protecting the environment, reducing carbon dioxide emissions, and promoting clean, renewable energy, Solar Energy World provides sustainable energy solutions for homeowners that include high quality products guaranteed to operate efficiently and remain safe for the environment over their entire lifetime.

The clean energy company takes pride in its turnkey approach to solar power and handles every step of the process from planning to installation.

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The Good

  • Straightforward Solar Process
  • Variety of Payment Options
  • High Quality Solar Power Equipment
  • Remote System Monitoring
  • Comprehensive Warranty
  • Paperwork Assistance
  • Experienced In-House Installers
  • Referral Program

Straightforward Solar Process

Solar Energy World strives to make the solar panel installation process as smooth and simple as possible for its customers.

First, a Solar Energy World representative will provide a free solar analysis and share information about incentives, payment options, and more.

Once the customer has received an analysis and decided to move forward, a certified Solar Energy World technician will visit the home to confirm measurements and energy savings, as well as ensure that the appropriate permits have been acquired.

Then, Solar Energy World will complete any necessary paperwork.

After that, the company will start on the installation, which is usually completed within two to three days.

Once the system is installed, Solar Energy World will set up the final inspection with the appropriate municipality or utility company and ensure the customer's system is properly connected to the grid.

Variety of Payment Options

Solar Energy World currently offers three different payment options: outright purchase, loan, and PPA.

Customers who choose to pay for their system in full or take advantage of Solar Energy World's financing will have the opportunity to cash in on Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) and other federal and state incentives. The average return-on-investment for customers who purchase their systems is typically around 125 percent within 5 to 7 years. In 20 years, homeowners who purchase solar can expect to see a 500 percent ROI.

Customers who choose to go the PPA route can have a system installed on their roof for $0 down. Solar PPA customers will simply pay for the energy being produced by the panels on their roof at a rate of at least 20 percent less than their current monthly electric bill.

High Quality Solar Power Equipment

Solar Energy World has stated that it only installs high-efficiency, best-in-class solar PV panels engineered in Germany, China, and the United States. The company mostly uses solar cells from Silfab, LONGi Solaris, Hanwha Q CELLS, and REC Solar, with inverters from SolarEdge, Enphase, and Fronius.

Both ground mount and rooftop solar systems are available, and each system is custom designed by Solar Energy World's in-house engineers to fit the customer's unique energy needs.

Remote System Monitoring

Solar Energy World remotely monitors every solar system it installs to ensure that the systems are performing correctly. If there is ever a problem with a customer's system, the company will alert them and schedule a service to get things worked out.

In addition to remote monitoring service, Solar Energy World provides each customer with access to monitoring technology so they can check in on their system production and electricity consumption themselves. Customers can access the platform from anywhere in the world using a web-enabled device such as a smartphone, tablet, or computer and see how much power their system is generating in real-time, as well as how much electricity the system has produced over its life.

Comprehensive Warranty

Solar Energy World provides a comprehensive warranty on the installation of all the solar equipment it installs. The length of the installation warranty is dependent upon the warranty of the equipment manufacturer and goes up to 25 years.

Panel and inverter manufacturers provide a warranty on the performance of the solar panels and inverters.

Paperwork Assistance

Solar Energy World takes care of all paperwork and permits for its customers to make sure that the process is hassle-free and the customer receives all tax credits, rebates, and grants that they are entitled to.

Experienced In-House Installers

Solar Energy World does not outsource any of its installations or use subcontractors; instead, all of the company's installers work directly for and are accountable to Solar Energy World to ensure that customers receive superior service. The company's solar installers and crew leaders have had years of prior experience and received intensive solar panel installation training.

Further, during the solar panel installation process, crews are supervised by a Solar Energy World NABCEP-certified solar designer and installer, as well as a Solar Energy World licensed master electrician.

Referral Program

Solar Energy World offers a referral program that even non-customers can participate in. Those who are customers of Solar Energy World can receive $500 for each referral who installs a solar system that is 6 kW or larger and $300 for each referral who installs a 4 kW to 5 kW system.

Non-customers will receive $250 for each referral who installs a solar system that is 6 kW or larger and $150 for each referral who installs a 4 kW to 5 kW system. There is no cap on referrals, so an individual may refer as many people as they wish.

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The Bad

  • Limited Availability

Limited Availability

Solar Energy World only offers its services in Maryland, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Florida, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. So if you live elsewhere, you won't be able to do business with Solar Energy World. While being a local provider has its advantages, it also greatly reduces the number of consumers who have access to the company's services.

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The Bottom Line

Solar Energy World has over a decade of experience in the solar industry and strives to make the installation process as smooth as possible for its customers. The renewable energy company offers a number of attractive features, including multiple payment options, high quality equipment, an in-house team of certified installers, system monitoring, a comprehensive warranty, and a referral program. Solar Energy World even offers paperwork assistance, which makes the customer experience simple and hassle-free. Solar Energy World is recommended to consumers who live within its service area.

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Bob New Port Richey, FL

The initial contact with Alex was very professional. Alex was straightforward with information and was not trying to sell up. The various workers, installers, management, and the like were likewise prompt and efficient in their presentations. The unique challenge of our house was addressed to my satisfaction. The only delay in delivery was due to the pandemic. Definitely recommend them

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Dave Elkridge, MD

They were great to work with. They took care of the whole installation from design to permitting to certificate to turn on.

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Scott

Everything they said they were going to do they did. They installed it on my house clean and professionally, but most of all is the amount I'm saving on electricity!.

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Robert Annapolis, MD

Great people. Great prices.

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Philip Miller Bowie, MD

My average electricity monthly cost from BGE is $117. Solar Energy would install a system for me but required a $117 monthly charge. No savings from Solar Energy.

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Ryan U

Always upfront on pricing and did all the paperwork for registration

1 year ago

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Art Waterford Works, NJ

I had my system for one year now, and could not be more pleased. From the no pressure sales meeting to the final connection everything that was spoke of has come true. The system has produced more than promised. My entire home is electric with four 220 volt appliances and have not had a bill for 5 months. I also have a ample amount of stored credits for the winter months coming. The sales, install, and service are very professional people, and eager to please. I would and do recommend Solar Energy World for a solar system

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Rebecca Strong

The entire experience was seamless and relatively stress free. Salesman Paul did not pressure and was abundant in information. Communication throughout was perfect and everyone was professional and friendly.

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S Satija

They have been very prompt and very professional during the installation. We had some issues due to storm and the service team was here before I could imagine. Great professional company and very easy to work with

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Becky

They were excellent great company to deal with. We have had solar for 4 months and have not had a bge bill since we started.

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Linda R

Solar Energy World completed the work in a very timely and professional manner.

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Nancy Judd Millersville, MD

Our sales person was very informative and kept us posted throughout the entire process. Everyone involved was very professional and a pleasure to deal with. We are loving our $8 monthly electric bill.

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Ken and Roslyn Johnson Olney, MD

Great experience from the first meeting with our salesman to quick installation and power up. The install electricians were top notch. All permits and applications were taken care of by Solar Energy World. We are very happy with our power generation. We have recommended this local company family and friends.

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John Gormont

Problems not resolved. Haven't had any data updates since mid Jan 2019 on Dashboard. have reported many time with promises to fix and as of 5/17/2019 still not working

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Dave

Great attention to detail. Great comprehensive service.

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Jo-L

Very low pressure. There was an honest review of the suitability of my home for solar panels. All my questions were answered patiently....and I am very low tech. My sales representative obviously loves the product he was selling.

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Jan Bethesda, MD

The sales person was excellent, explained all aspects, was positive and realistic. The company has the expertise to do projects well and their cost structure is much better than any of the big chains that have expensive overhead. The permits and other paperwork were done well and the project was completed as promised. I would recommend Solar Energy World to anyone.

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Zee L Snyder Rockville, MD

Brent was very informative and helpful in explaining the entire process and how the team monitors. In addition, Ralph who did the site assessment was very considerate. Both guys were very patient with my overly excitable and crazy barking dog too.

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Ricardo Millville, NJ

The sales representative Victor D was exceptionally great. He explained everything to me and walk me through the process. He responded to all my question via email and text. The installation crew was great. They clean up after every work day. My garage door was damage accidentally and the company dealt with the replacement. The field supervisor Henry D came in on a Saturday to make sure that work was done properly with my garage door. Office staffs was great to let me know the status of my paperwork with the City inspection and the interconnect application. I just received a copy of the part 2 interconnect application and I am looking forward to get my electric meter swap and get my Certificate of Operation to get started with my Green investment for a better and clean energy alternative.

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utpal p North Wales, PA

Solar Energy Wolrd has excellent communication, my work was done professionally and highly recommend them.

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Mar. 19th, 2019

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Brian V

Overall, I think this is a good company to work with- I reviewed solar providers and shopped around quite a bit before signing with them, and their employees are hard working with good intentions. My rating is skewed on the low end, however, because the installed system delivers approx 20% lower kWh than promised when i signed because the original estimate greatly overestimated the number of panels that could be placed on the southern-facing roof. When this was discussed with me prior to install, the discussion focused entirely on the aesthetics of panel placement on the house, and I was not informed that the production would be less and would no longer cover my annual power consumption. Solar Energy World finally explained this to me 6 months later when I called to ask why production was less than expected. They apologized profusely for the "poor communication", but could not provide any remedy, claiming that their production warranties are tied to the number of panels purchased, and not the annual production estimate that was at the top of my contract. I do not believe the company was intentionally misleading- they make deliver good products and the install looks great- but the lack of communication in my specific situation and unwillingness to remedy the lower than anticipated energy production are the reasons I cannot recommend them quite as highly to my friends and neighbors as I did before.

2 years ago

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We apologize that your experience was not optimum and assure you this is not typical of the customer feedback we usually receive. Please let us know how we can resolve any issues you may have.

Mar. 19th, 2019

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Rozanne & Chris Williams

Great service. Prompt return of phone calls. Very knowledgeable staff at all positions. Installation team was fabulous & explained everything.

2 years ago

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Mar. 19th, 2019

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Real estate Richard

They were quick and efficient to first install a brand new roof and then to install the solar panels.

2 years ago

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Anonymous

Everything was fine except that our salesman was not upfront with a few things and then not completely honest.

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KDKEANE

Everything was explained to me and my wife. what they told us they did,.they finished when they said and then they cleaned up before they left.

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David H

From designing our system to installing it these guys did a wonderful job.

2 years ago

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K. & J Nelson Washington, DC

Great experience from beginning to end. From the Sales people to the office staff and finally the crew that did the install and carefully worked to make sure install was and still the best of its type in my neighborhood.

2 years ago

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Zewdie

Energy saving and convenience of billing

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Jay

We are fairly new using this system, at the moment we haven't see any improvement but I am sure that we'll see it in the Summer.

2 years ago

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Good solar

Excellent service. One day installation. Good engineering solution for the house

2 years ago

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Mar. 19th, 2019

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Average

They damaged a item that is not replaceable in my attic during the install. They paid me for the damaged items, but it took a while took get it. My roof had a bad leak after the install as well, but they were fast to come out and fix that.

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Donald Sydnor

Service providers and information feedback

2 years ago

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Fred

Explained costs/benefits clearly. Very courteous, professional, excellent price and workmanship.

2 years ago

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Mar. 19th, 2019

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Bryan Hacker

The process from start to finish was smooth. Bryan my contact person was also a people person and very nice person.

2 years ago

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Grapeman

Competant, good customer service, timely and knowledgeable.

2 years ago

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Anonymous

Although the final product is fine, the installation process left much to be desired (the electrical work failed the county inspection).

2 years ago

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Anonymous

They did great job and have good after sale service

2 years ago

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Francis Sykesville, MD

Their staff doesn't know what they are talking about.

2 years ago

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We apologize that your experience was not optimum and assure you this is not typical of the customer feedback we usually receive. Please let us know how we can resolve any issues you may have.

Mar. 19th, 2019

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Theodore Upper Marlboro, MD

Customer service was pretty responsive and kept me in the loop well. Installation went pretty smoothly. The sales personnel earned my trust, they were very knowledgably and helpful.

2 years ago

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Bernard Millersville, MD

I wasn't pleased that we didn't get the information that our incentives for the county wouldn't be given to us until later on our property tax but as far as the service and installation and everything else I was very pleased with. I think the panels are fairly attractive. It seems to be doing what it is supposed to. They were very professional; they came out they told us exactly what they were going to do. It took a couple of days and they were very efficient.

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Lee Ellicott City, MD

The installation process was very efficient and clean. They use good quality products.

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Steven Hollywood, MD

They finished the installation in a timely fashion. The workers did a great job and they cleaned up after themselves.

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Rodolfo Windsor Mill, MD

The sales man was very convincing, but I have not received any support after installation. The system is not producing as much energy as they promised.

2 years ago

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We apologize that your experience was not optimum and assure you this is not typical of the customer feedback we usually receive. Please let us know how we can resolve any issues you may have.

Mar. 19th, 2019

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Akinyemi Upper Marlboro, MD

The quality of the installation was thorough and professional. It is very presentable and blends well with my roof.'

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Eric Bethesda, MD

They completed everything on time and the solar panels are working as advertised.

2 years ago

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Mar. 19th, 2019

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Howard Beltsville, MD

They kept me informed every step of the way and answered all of my questions.

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Mar. 19th, 2019

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Peter Kensington, MD

They are very responsive to all of my questions and concerns. They did a good job of trying to conceal the equipment as much as possible. We have a steep roof and Solar Energy World was the only company that could handle it.

2 years ago

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Willie Owings Mills, MD

The workers at Solar Energy World were very courteous and did a professional job.

2 years ago

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Seth Rockville, MD

Their price is very reasonable, but my solar renewable energy credit paperwork didn't get filed properly so it took a lot longer than usual.

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Manan Sykesville, MD

The installation was finished within a day and a half. The installers were courteous and attentive to detail. I have had a couple issues, but they were prompt in responding and fixing the problems.

2 years ago

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Mar. 19th, 2019

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