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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:

  • Energy audit — first, a Solar Energy World representative will provide a free solar analysis and share information about incentives, payment options, and more.
  • Site survey — 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.
  • Permitting and design — then, Solar Energy World will complete any necessary paperwork.
  • Solar installation — after that, the company will start on the installation, which is usually completed within two to three days.
  • Final inspection and activation — 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

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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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Jeff

I would never recommend this company to anyone. The salesperson who came to our house to sell the panels told us several lies. They've made so many errors in my experience with them. The installation went okay, and the people who installed the panels were quite excellent. There were errors in the plan they were given by the salesman, so there definitely were a few problems.

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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Phillip

Solar Energy World has poor customer service. The installation didn't take very long, and the service has broken more than twice and they're unable to fix it in a timely manner. I received an electricity bill and they said they'd take care of it. Because I didn't receive the amount of kilowatt hours I was supposed to, I never heard back from them to fix the system.

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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Cathryn

The installation was done 6 or 7 years ago, and we were told that the roof was in good shape. However, The roof ended up having to be replaced and the panels taken off. The panels have worked well, however the problem is with the initial installation.

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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Mike Hagan New Windsor, MD

My experience with project management was the worst, they didn't communicate with us. Besides that the SRAC that they gave us during the sales pitch was way off. We were told we were in the mid 200 range and it was actually $20. Our bill did decrease though.

3 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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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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John Whitley Ridgely, MD

I don't know why I went with Solar Energy World. I wish I hadn't because they have ripped me off. I'm paying more for my electric bill and it's not right.

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.

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Gary Ricci Willards, MD

They were horrible and very unprofessional. The system has never worked properly because they installed it incorrectly. They're just a very unprofessional company.

3 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.

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James Curtis Upper Marlboro, MD

They were wonderful, and the installation looks good to me. Though I haven't seen any benefit at all.

3 years ago

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Terrific to hear that but why just one star?

Mar. 19th, 2019

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Tommy Anderson Cambridge, MD

For 3 months my phone does not report usuage. I have called 4 times with no results

3 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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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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bad Bethesda, MD

Your rate is too high and your sale rep promise to save $$$ but he lied.

3 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.

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Nope White Plains, MD

False advertisement. I do not save money on this and use LESS energy!

3 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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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.

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Kass Upper Marlboro, MD

Not worthy , it is not producing enough energy

3 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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