New Mexico–based Somos Solar was founded in 2020 and provides commercial and residential solar installation and repair services. The company is a full-service solar installer with a full suite of financing options and high-efficiency solar products, while also providing ongoing support and monitoring post-installation.
Somos Solar is one of the few locally based solar providers to offer customers a full slate of financing options to help them go solar. In addition to direct purchase, which produces the fastest return on investment for long-term solar savings, Somos Solar also provides the following options:
Somos Solar advertises one of the most competitive equipment inventories seen among companies its size. The rooftop installer sources solar panels from leaders like LG Solar, Panasonic, Canadian Solar, Silfab, Jinko Solar, Q CELLS, Mission Solar Energy, LONGi Solar, and Solaria.
Solar inverters, meanwhile, are supplied by top manufacturers like Enphase Energy, SMA, SolarEdge, Yaskawa-Solectria Solar, Fronius, APsystems, Sol-Ark, and Tigo Energy; while solar energy storage solutions come from Panasonic, Generac Power Systems, LG Chem, sonnen, Simpliphi, and Tesla.
As for roof racking/mounting equipment, Somos has partnered with the best: IronRidge, Unirac, Quick Mount PV, Everest Solar Systems, SnapNrack, Ecolibrium Solar, S-5!, ProSolar, and Pegasus Solar.
Prior to entering the solar panel installation business, Somos Solar was formerly known as Santa Fe Stucco & Roofing, meaning the company has years of professional roofing experience under its belt to aid in the safe installation, repair, removal, and replacement of solar energy systems.
Somos Solar appears to only be available in New Mexico. While the company does mention serving the Southwest, specific service locations beyond the greater Santa Fe area are not mentioned.
Somos Solar does not disclose or specify the terms of its workmanship warranty (if one is offered). The workmanship or labor warranty is put in place by the installing company to protect homeowners from paying for damages caused during the installation process, along with accompanying repairs and maintenance.
Leading solar companies guarantee the labor of their solar technicians for up to 25 years.
Somos Solar does not appear to hold a certification from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). The NABCEP is responsible for some of the most widely recognized and respected certification programs in the solar industry.
While the lack of an NABCEP certification is not an indictment of Somos Solar’s quality or workmanship, it can make a difference to customers comparing multiple solar providers.