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LAST UPDATED: April 11th, 2024

Sopris Solar is a residential and commercial home services company specializing in solar panel installation and repair. The company has been serving homeowners and business owners in the greater Denver, Colorado area since 2013, and custom-designs every solar panel installation — be it roof- or ground-mounted — using AURORA design software to help customers save on their utility bills.

Sopris Solar also helps non-profit organizations transition to solar energy through C-PACE funding, which requires no out-of-pocket expenses and generates immediate positive cash flow for non-profits in Denver.

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The Good

  • Full-Service Installation
  • Additional Home Services
  • Industry-Leading Warranties
  • NABCEP Certified

Full-Service Installation

Sopris Solar provides expert service from start to finish. Beginning with the initial energy audit, the company grades the home’s energy usage to determine the potential savings a solar panel system could bring. Using design software from AURORA, the company then builds a custom solar energy system designed to maximize solar output and energy savings.

Once the design is complete, Sopris Solar will obtain all the necessary permits from the city, then install the actual solar PV system on the roof or designated area. Following an inspection, the Sopris Solar will then have the green light to interconnect the system with the city’s power grid.

Additional Home Services

In addition to solar panel installation, Sopris solar also provides customers with solar repair and maintenance services. Whether panels are damaged by wind, hair, rain, fire, or some other incident, Sopris Solar can handle it.

Beyond solar panels systems, Sopris Solar provides customers with solar energy backup solutions, commercial roofing repair and installation, and geothermal energy solutions.

Industry-Leading Warranties

Sopris Solar offers customers an industry-leading 25-year workmanship warranty, which covers the system against any installation or human-caused errors or damage for essentially the life of the system.

In terms of equipment warranties, the Suniva solar panels the company installs carry a five-year parts warranty and a 25-year performance warranty; its SolarEdge inverters meanwhile come with a 25-year equipment warranty.

NABCEP Certified

Sopris Solar holds a certification from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), which is considered the gold standard certification arm of the solar industry. This certification indicates the company has taken additional steps to ensure its technicians are up to date on the latest solar installation techniques and technologies; it can sometimes make the difference to customers comparing multiple providers.

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The Bad

  • Limited Service Area
  • No Lease, PPA

Limited Service Area

Sopris Solar only serves residents and business owners in the greater Denver, Colorado area. With nearly 400 unique solar providers in the state, Colorado has quickly become one of the most competitive residential solar markets in the country.

Promoting verified Sopris Solar reviews from actual customers can be an effective way for the company to stand out from the competition.

No Lease, PPA

While Sopris Solar offers customers competitive purchase and loan financing options through industry-leading lenders like Mosaic, Sungage, Loanpal, and Service Finance, it does not appear to offer solar leases or power purchase agreements (PPAs); these options can be incredibly cost-effective for customers unable or unwilling to foot the cost of a solar panel system themselves.

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The Bottom Line

If you live in the Denver area and are looking to purchase or loan a quality solar panel system from a local company, Sopris Solar may be the right option.

The company’s solar installation, workmanship warranty, and backup energy services make it a competitive provider; however, customers are encouraged to read verified Sopris Solar reviews before signing a service agreement.

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Jon Russell

Sopris was not the company I purchased from. I used Ideal Home Energy and they were absolutly horribly. When Ideal folded, they left me hanging just short of permission to operate. I called Sopris to help me get finished up. Nathan was awsome about getting everything finished up and generating power. They came out and fixed some faulty wiring and got me set up where I can utilize the my solar edge app. I would highly recommend them for new Installation or trouble shooting problems and getting you up and running!

3 months ago

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James Lieberman Denver, CO

In January of 2024 I was considering purchasing a home in the Arvada, Colorado area. The home had a solar system that was mostly completed, but not approved for a meter. The company that had installed the system went out of business. I contacted a number of solar companies for assistance, but most of them said that they were not interested in assisting me or would have an exorbitant charge. Only Nathan B of Sopris Solar was willing to help, had the necessary expertise, a working relationship with Xcel and would have a reasonable charge for services. With Sopris’s help the system was modified and commissioned. I strongly suggest contacting Sopris Solar for your solar system maintenance needs. Sincerely, James Lieberman

4 months ago

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Jonathan

I had 4 companies talk to me and I considered them all. The Radical Solar personnel which we dealt with had such integrity. They know their stuff. The value we got was unmatchable. Their workmanship was immaculate with attention to all the details, communication and to do it right. They take pride in their company. Give them a call before you sign with anyone. You don't find this personal care and integrity very often anymore.

2 years ago Edited November 19, 2021

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Jason Borek Vail, CO

Don't do it! Look elsewhere for your Solar contractor. This company doesn't deserve to be in business! If you are looking for a horrible experience hire Nathan and his team of crooks at Sopris Solar. You have been warned. DO NOT HIRE SOPRIS SOLAR!!

4 months ago

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Greg

All I can say is fantastic! They did a fantastic job installing my panels. When they came to give me a quote it was very reasonable. They also gave me great financing options. I would highly recommend these guys.

2 years ago

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Justin J Osan, 41

Shopped around solar and got a few quotes. Sopris Solar beat out everyone with price and quality. Then working with their team on install was easy and they were professional and great overall!

2 years ago

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James martin Melbourne, VIC

Removal and Reinstall We have a SolarCity system and they were the only company that was able to come out and remove the system and reinstall after a hailstorm. They also worked directly without an insurance company.

3 years ago

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Reply from Sopris Solar

Thanks for choosing us for your solar needs.

Jun. 11th, 2021

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dean quint Denver, CO

Don't do it! They are incompetent!! Don't do it!!! I signed contract April 2022, still Sopris has not all the required permits in hand, and want to change, increase, the contract amount to charge more. They already have over $37,00.00 of my money since before May 2022 and no construction has begun by them. Many promises have been stated, yet most have not been fulfilled. They are really good at delaying and delaying and delaying with excuse after excuse. Despite setting up a weekly update meeting in July 2022, is has only been followed through maybe 4 of the 12 times. They even delivered the wrong material, the main wire to be used from the panels to the house (Sopris brought aluminum wire and not copper as it is suppose to be), which was not the wire THEY specified for my job! The management is incompetent in many ways. They simply do not know what they are doing, or so it is clearly evident in my case. If I could give them less than one star I would give them zero. Finally, I suggest you do a thorough background check on the owner, Nathan B. before you sign anything. Beware of managing partner Scot B. too! dean quint

1 year ago Edited November 2, 2022

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Reply from Sopris Solar

Dean,
I am sorry you feel this way. We have tried numerous times in the last five months to complete your project and have been met with nothing but abusive and negative responses. If you are going to leave reviews, please be accurate because otherwise these review sites do not help homeowners in evaluating solar installers and is a disservice to the industry. I think that our reputation speaks for itself and I will not let you CONTINUE to bully our project managers, installers and staff. Either let us install your system or we can deliver all of your material that is in our warehouse to your home and you can install the system. yourself. Both of these options have been provided to you on numerous occasions.

Nov. 2nd, 2022

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Julian m

So far real happy with the solar home experience. The first bill (electric) went down about 60%, waiting for June's bill to get here after the smart meter was put in.

2 years ago

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Edward Davies Los Angeles, CA

Great service, efficient communication, and a really easy way to get a mortgage with lots of help and support to get the right deal. Thank you Sopris Solar.

3 years ago

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Reply from Sopris Solar

It was a pleasure working with you, Edward!

Jun. 11th, 2021

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Jon Ponzi Los Angeles, CA

Recently I get service from Sopris Solar and I am very fascinated by their service. They solved my query very quickly. I recommend Sopris to everyone.

3 years ago

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Reply from Sopris Solar

Thanks, Jon for choosing us!

Jun. 11th, 2021

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Jessica Smith Denver, CO

 This company is awesome!  Very knowledgeable and explained everything to me in terms that I could understand.  The installation was quick and pain-free. 

3 years ago

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Reply from Sopris Solar

Thank you, Jessica! We appreciate your kind words and thank you for your business.

Apr. 26th, 2021

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Rollin Charles Harbour

This company is a total scam, I am have a solar installation company About Time Solar, we were hired by these scumbags to try, and clean up what they had started, never were paid, the even owe there employees. We turned it over to collections, since then, I learned this is common practice for them. They have almost bankrupted several companies. STAY AWAY

1 year ago

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Mikial Singh Nijjar Ludhiana, PB

Customer service is Sopris Solar's strategy and it shows. I am very happy with their services and I have referred others already.

3 years ago

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Hey Mike! We enjoyed working with you as welll.

Jun. 11th, 2021

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Nina Woodard Boardman, OR

We started the installation over a year ago and it is still not up and running. They are non responsive and will not finish the work they started. They are not helpful and as I said very unresponsive to our request to help get the city inspection done so we can use our installed but not connected system. We lost the whole year of solar savings!

1 year ago

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Jonathan W. Arrington Munich, BY

Sopris Solar, Your team did a great job. Now I am satisfied and enjoy the solar service which is green and clean.

3 years ago

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Reply from Sopris Solar

Thanks, Jon! We appreciate your business.

Jun. 11th, 2021

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Emmett Jones Los Angeles, CA

Best Service offered at the lowest price I’ve seen. Thank you Sopris Solar for your flawless service.

3 years ago

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Thanks Emmett! We appreciate your business

Jun. 11th, 2021

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Larry Mikel Los Angeles, CA

Sopris Solar provides excellent customer service and has professional staff members. My experience is best with them.

3 years ago

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Reply from Sopris Solar

Everyone enjoyed working with you as well!

Jun. 11th, 2021

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Craig Pisaris Henderson Miami, FL

Excellent service Sopris Solar did an great job service our old system. Allen was especially helpful.

3 years ago

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Reply from Sopris Solar

Thank you, Craig! Allen says hi and thanks you for the review.

Jun. 11th, 2021

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Robin Ring Shaver

My system is working well! These guys are awesome! I really like only paying $15-40 monthly.

2 years ago

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David E Wish Chicago, IL

Sopris Solar your team did a great job. I liked their energy of doing work.

3 years ago

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Reply from Sopris Solar

We appreciate your business, David!

Jun. 11th, 2021