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LAST UPDATED: July 19th, 2023

Strawberry Solar, founded in 2010, serves the solar needs of Detroit, Michigan residents. The company provides complete solar installation services including energy use and site analysis, planning, permitting, installation, and 24/7 monitoring.

Strawberry Solar is known for its outstanding customer service, information, and installation quality. It offers panels, inverters, electrical vehicle chargers, and batteries from some of the top brands in the industry, including SolarEdge, Enphase, Panasonic, CanadianSolar, Solaria, Generac, and more.

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The Good

  • Experienced and Established
  • Zero Money Down Financing
  • Solar Battery Storage Options
  • Electric Vehicle Charging
  • Community Involvement
  • Positive Strawberry Solar Reviews

Experienced and Established

Together, Strawberry Solar’s experts have over 20 years of experience in the solar industry. They’ve had experience on a variety of projects in different locations.

Not only does the solar company have experienced professionals, but the company itself has over 11 years of operations experience. The company has successfully innovated within the rapidly evolving solar industry. This longevity gives clients peace of mind that the company will be around to fulfill maintenance and warranty promises. Strawberry Solar is likely to continue growing and evolving along with the industry.

Zero Money Down Financing

Strawberry Solar understands that installing solar panels and making the switch to solar power can be a large investment. To assist customers, the company offers financing with a zero down payment. 

It is important to note that Strawberry Solar's zero down financing may not be available to all customers. Thus, we recommend you speak with a company representative to see if you are eligible for zero down financing and/or to see what other financing options may be available to you.

Solar Battery Storage Options

Strawberry Solar offers three battery system options that can help you maximize your solar energy consumption and/or provide power during an outage. The company offers the following system options:

  • Tesla Powerwall — fully-integrated AC battery system with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack for residential and light commercial use
  • Enphase IQ Battery — an all-in-one AC-coupled storage system that can be tailored to fit your needs
  • LG RESU Prime — store energy generated during the daytime and use it whenever you need it

In most cases, your battery system can be designed to accommodate your specific needs — whether you're looking to maximize your solar energy consumption, back up your battery power, or a combination of both.

Electric Vehicle Charging

If you are an electric vehicle (EV) owner, Strawberry Solar provides EV charger options that can be installed with your solar energy system. The company offers installation of SolarEdge's EV Charging Solar Inverter.

Detroit Community Involvement

Strawberry Solar is invested and involved in the community of Detroit, Michigan. The company has provided services for community projects and events. Strawberry Solar is concerned about the residents of Detroit, invested in the city’s progress, and praised by the community. Strawberry Solar is executing its local brand in an effective and helpful way.

Positive Strawberry Solar Reviews

Strawberry Solar’s website displays several detailed, helpful client testimonials. Of course, the company selected approving testimonials, but the number and quality of reviews are still convincing. 

Several clients commented on the ease of working with Strawberry Solar. The representatives were helpful, kept the clients in the loop, and made every step easy for the client. Many clients also praised the pricing and bids of Strawberry Solar compared to other local companies. Strawberry Solar seems to exceed clients’ expectations in customer service and pricing.

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The Bad

  • Limited Locations
  • Unclear NABCEP Certification

Limited Locations

Strawberry Solar provides services to certain counties within the Detroit area: 

  • Livingston
  • Macomb
  • Monroe
  • Oakland
  • Washtenaw
  • Wayne

It’s unclear if the company can offer services or will be accessible outside of the Detroit area. If clients live outside these areas, they should contact a Strawberry Solar representative.

Unclear NABCEP Certification

Strawberry Solar’s website does not confirm a NABCEP certification. The certification was not found on any other solar sites as well. NABCEP certifications ensure that the company is up to date on certain safety protocols, ethical business practices, and installation innovations. Since the company has been in business for so long, the lack of certification is surprising.

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The Bottom Line

For Detroit homeowners, Strawberry Solar offers quality and complete solar system installations. These systems can be equipped with monitoring systems, battery backups, electrical vehicle chargers, and more.

Strawberry Solar is revered by its past customers for its quality customer service and affordability. The solar company is also well established and experienced in the Detroit community and in the solar industry. Strawberry Solar is a credible, quality solar candidate for Detroit residents.

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Oasis Acres Alpaca Commerce, MI

Solar Review measure I will start with before the contract was signed for our $72,000 system, they were very eager to talk with me. Things have just gone down hill from there. I am not one to leave a bad review but I want other people to be aware of what happened. Before installing my system I spent a lot of time talking with the sales representative, the electrician and the owner about my unique situation. I also have a geothermal system which used to have a 30% discount meter attached to it. My average electric bill in the winter before solar was about $500. My main concern was loosing the discount meter for the geothermal system. We had agreements on the layout of the panels and the electrical before we signed the contract but on installation day everything changed. Strawberry Solars electrician called me the day of installation and told me he had “run the numbers” and he was sure that he was going to save us money by removing the discount meter. I spoke with the owner later that day to voice my concerns again. I let him know that if the system did not preform as described I was expecting them to make it right by reinstalling the discount meter. I can tell you, 2 years in to having our system that my electric bill in the winter is over $800 a month. On top of my $550 solar payments. My payments for my electric bill were calculated originally to be an average of $100. That is rarely the case. Continuing into the actual install of the system things just got worse. The owner was on site and I talked to him several times throughout the day. The original plan for my panel set up was change without our consent that day. 6 panels were moved to another location and again I was assured that they would be more efficient like that. Again, that is not the case. The 6 panels that were moved are producing on average 50kWh less a year than previously anticipated. That is 300kWh lost every year for us. I know it doesn’t seem like much but at this point I need all the help I can get with my electric bill. The installers also took no consideration to the fact that I have animals that use my lawn for food. They left metal shavings in the lawn where my animals eat and the electrician left small wires and plastic debris everywhere. Again. They knew that I had animals and could easily see that they were grazing in the yard all day while they worked. Needless to say, I spent several hours searching for every metal shaving, screw and piece of trash they had left behind to protect my animals. If all that wasn’t enough, my most recent interaction wasn’t any better. 3 months ago I contacted the company directly to let them know I wanted to have another battery installed so I could use more of my own electricity. This had been the plan from the beginning. I informed them that I had spent the last 1 1/5 years calling, texting and emailing the contacts that I had from my original installation and sale with no response. The customer service representative on the phone was argumentative and very defensive when I was explaining the original situation. We came to an agreement that he would email me so I could send him my most current electric bills and they could help me to resolve this situation. Unfortunately, I still have not received any communication from Strawberry Solar’s representative. This is the last straw for me. Others need to know what happened and I am hoping that this will prompt a response from someone at this company. system, they were very eager to talk with me. Things have just gone down hill from there. I am not one to leave a bad review but I want other people to be aware of what happened. Before installing my system I spent a lot of time talking with the sales representative, the electrician and the owner about my unique situation. I also have a geothermal system which used to have a 30% discount meter attached to it. My average electric bill in the winter before solar was about $500. My main concern was loosing the discount meter for the geothermal system. We had agreements on the layout of the panels and the electrical before we signed the contract but on installation day everything changed. Strawberry Solars electrician called me the day of installation and told me he had “run the numbers” and he was sure that he was going to save us money by removing the discount meter. I spoke with the owner later that day to voice my concerns again. I let him know that if the system did not preform as described I was expecting them to make it right by reinstalling the discount meter. I can tell you, 2 years in to having our system that my electric bill in the winter is over $800 a month. On top of my $550 solar payments. My payments for my electric bill were calculated originally to be an average of $100. That is rarely the case. Continuing into the actual install of the system things just got worse. The owner was on site and I talked to him several times throughout the day. The original plan for my panel set up was change without our consent that day. 6 panels were moved to another location and again I was assured that they would be more efficient like that. Again, that is not the case. The 6 panels that were moved are producing on average 50kWh less a year than previously anticipated. That is 300kWh lost every year for us. I know it doesn’t seem like much but at this point I need all the help I can get with my electric bill. The installers also took no consideration to the fact that I have animals that use my lawn for food. They left metal shavings in the lawn where my animals eat and the electrician left small wires and plastic debris everywhere. Again. They knew that I had animals and could easily see that they were grazing in the yard all day while they worked. Needless to say, I spent several hours searching for every metal shaving, screw and piece of trash they had left behind to protect my animals. If all that wasn’t enough, my most recent interaction wasn’t any better. 3 months ago I contacted the company directly to let them know I wanted to have another battery installed so I could use more of my own electricity. This had been the plan from the beginning. I informed them that I had spent the last 1 1/5 years calling, texting and emailing the contacts that I had from my original installation and sale with no response. The customer service representative on the phone was argumentative and very defensive when I was explaining the original situation. We came to an agreement that he would email me so I could send him my most current electric bills and they could help me to resolve this situation. Unfortunately, I still have not received any communication from Strawberry Solar’s representative. This is the last straw for me. Others need to know what happened and I am hoping that this will prompt a response from someone at this company.

7 months ago