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With so many solar companies out there, it can be difficult to know which one provides the most value for you as a consumer. That’s why we’ve done the hard research—so you don’t have to. We’ve weighed the pros and the cons and found Sungevity to be one of the top competitors in the industry.

The Good

  • Financing options
  • iQuote tool
  • Mobile app
  • Customer service

Financing Options for Every Customer

Sungevity offers several solar financing options, which means that obtaining a home solar system through Sungevity is possible for customers of all budgets. With Sungevity’s loan, lease, and PPA payment options, customers can go solar for zero to little down. Each of these options comes with 24/7 system monitoring, a 25-year manufacturer warranty on the panels, and a 20-year system warranty that encompasses the inverter and workmanship. For customers who are looking for the plan with the most long-term savings, buying the system outright would probably the best option. Customers will pay for the system upfront, but they will own the system and reap the long-term rewards.

iQuote Tool Provides Personalized Solar Quote

Sungevity’s iQuote tool allows customers to get a personalized quote quickly. After answering a few questions over the phone with a Sungevity rep, the iQuote tool can view the roof of the customer’s home, track the amount of sunlight that hits their home, and give them an accurate picture of how their panels will look and function. iQuote can also show customers how much they are going to save with each payment option.

Anytime, Anywhere System Monitoring with OurSungevity App

With the OurSungevity mobile app, customers have information about their solar system at their fingertips. Whether customers have an Android or an iOS device, OurSungevity allows them to track how much energy their panels are producing and how much power they are using from anywhere in the world. In addition to giving customers the ability to monitor their system, OurSungevity lets users contact customer service and earn rewards by referring friends and family through the app.

Top Notch Customer Service

Sungevity has received a large amount of positive reviews on our site regarding its customer service. Consumers are saying that Sungevity’s customer service team is professional, helpful, and quick to reply to questions and requests. Sungevity also offers helpful options for clients who need to move before the contract terms have expired, including assigning the energy plan to the new homeowner; prepaying the remaining payments and assigning the non-financial obligations to the new homeowner; and purchasing the remaining time on the lease, terminating the lease, and asking the company to remove the system.

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The Bad

  • Limited online information
  • Availability

Lack of Site Information

Sungevity has a lack of solar system information available on its website. While a basic explanation of each system component is provided, more technical specifications of the system are nowhere to be found. Sungevity’s FAQ section is sparse and does little to fully educate consumers on the value the company can offer. Sungevity’s website lacks a live chat option, which could provide quick and easy access to important company information.

Limited Reach

Sungevity is currently only available in 12 states, which limits the number of customers who have the opportunity to go solar with Sungevity.

The Bottom Line

Sungevity is a highly recommended option for consumers who are considering a home solar system to look into. Although Sungevity is not available in every state and has a limited amount of information regarding equipment on its site, its multiple financing options, proprietary iQuote tool, insightful OurSungevity app, and top notch customer service are hard to beat.

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State Availability

Sungevity is available in the following states:
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont

Payment Options

Sungevity is emerging as one of the top home solar companies in the industry. The company offers every kind of payment option a consumer could want and makes it easy for those who qualify to go solar. Sungevity offers four different payment options:

  • An outright purchase
  • A solar loan
  • A solar lease
  • A PPA (Power Purchase Agreement)
Outright Purchase

Sungevity’s purchase option allows customers to own the system themselves. There are no third parties involved, removing any kind of monthly solar payments. The system comes with a 25-year warranty, as well as 24/7 monitoring when customers purchase it through Sungevity. Benefits of owning your solar panel system include receiving the 30 percent federal tax credit, any additional state tax credits, and an increase to your home’s value when you’re ready to sell.

Solar Loan

Customers can finance their system purchase through a loan with Sungevity. The customer will own the system and receive all the benefits mentioned above, but will pay their loan off through monthly payments. Because Sungevity has a vast network of lenders, customers will be sure to find a reasonable interest rate that matches their qualifications and unique situation. And, since the terms of the solar loan imply ownership of the solar panel system, customers will be able to receive the 30 percent federal tax credit as well as any state tax credits. This option also includes 24/7 monitoring and a 25-year system warranty.

Solar Lease

Sungevity also has a lease available if that is the customer’s preferred method of financing. The customer won’t own the system, but there are benefits that come with signing a lease, including a potentially lowered power bill, a 20-year system performance guarantee, and options to help customers transfer the lease if they decide to move.

PPA (Power Purchase Agreement)

With a PPA from Sungevity, a third party will own the system and the customer will only have to pay for the electricity they use at a set rate. The PPA option protects customers from rate hikes. If a customer decides to move, Sungevity will help transfer the agreement to the new homeowner. Because the customer does not own the system, the partner working with Sungevity will install and maintain the system. With its variety of purchasing and leasing options, Sungevity is striving to make solar energy more accessible and affordable than ever for consumers.

Payment Options Breakdown

Purchase

Loan

  • You own the system
  • Monitoring of your system 24/7
  • Receive your 30% federal tax credit
  • 25-year system warranty
  • Monthly payments till the loan is paid off
  • Typically less than electric bills
  • 25-year system warranty
  • 24/7 monitoring

Lease

PPA

  • Guaranteed performance for 20 years
  • Easy transfer of lease if you sell your home
  • Small upfront cost and monthly payments
  • Potential to be less expensive than your electric bill
  • Pay for the electricity you use
  • Lock in a fixed rate
  • You won’t own the system
  • Easy transfer of PPA if you sell your home

 

iQuote Tool

Sungevity offers a unique feature known as the iQuote tool. After consulting with the customer, the company uses a proprietary design tool to draft and engineer a personalized solar solution for the customer’s home. The iQuote tool generates all paperwork (including the important legal notice allowing the company to proceed with the installation) automatically. Because completing the necessary paperwork on time is one area in which other solar providers commonly fail (clients often find themselves with a system that has been installed, but not yet activated), Sungevity’s iQuote tool is a true game-changer.

Sungevity Solar Equipment

our-sungevitySungevity’s online monitoring system, OurSungevity, allows users to constantly monitor the performance of their home solar system by checking their system’s output, carbon savings, and other electricity related production. OurSungevity even lets customers track their installation process by monitoring the 6 steps of installation online. With OurSungevity, customers can monitor their solar system anytime, anywhere using a computer, tablet, or smartphone. In fact, with an average score of 4/5 stars on Google Play and on the Apple Store, OurSungevity has the highest mobile app ratings out of any solar company.

Sungevity Installers

Sungevity is known for its high-quality dealers. Local installers must undergo an extensive application process and are required to pass two quality assurance checks with top marks in order to work for Sungevity. The quality assurance checks are as follows: first, a regional representative certifies that the design meets standards. Second, a district manager certifies the regional representative’s work. This thorough two-step QA process is unique in the industry and goes a long way to ensuring that each of Sungevity’s solar panel systems is installed correctly and safely.

One of the unique customer experiences associated with Sungevity is the custom installation process. Sungevity’s expert installation team creates a custom design for each home and provides panels that rank high for efficiency, quality, and blendability with the roof of the home. In addition, all systems feature industrial-grade railing, simple assembly, integrated grounding with UL 2703 systems, PE certification, design software for quote preparation, and a 20-year warranty.

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    March 29th, 2017

    Everything was so smooth before, during and after the installation and no need for me to be a watchdog at all. they even bothered to let me know that the county inspection required them to replace the electric box as it did not meet their codes. The info via my computer was established and without any problem for me to check the solar functions and how much KwH it obtains during the day. PG&E was involved.Sungevity and them worked together.

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    March 28th, 2017 Wantagh, NY

    i JUST RECEIVED A LETTER FROM SUNGEVITY THA THEY ARE DECLARING CHAP 11 BANKRUPTCY.
    I AM SUNGEVITY CUSTOMER FOR 1 AND HALF YEARS AND HAVE BEEN EXTREMELLY PLEASED WITH THE SERVICE,IT WAS PPA WITH NO OUT OF POCKET EXPENSE

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    March 25th, 2017

    Sungevity has DECLARED BANKRUPTCY. THEY TOOK $10,000 OF MY MONEY- NO INSTALLMENT MADE AND NOW REFUSE TO GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK. hOW CAN ANYONE CHOOSE THESE PEOPLE NOW?

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    March 24th, 2017 Westborough, MA

    I had no problems at all, the management was great. I went with Sungevity because the price was pretty good and the features were pretty good

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    10

    March 24th, 2017 Mariposa, CA

    I like their customer service and their approach to it. I’ll give them a 10

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    9

    March 24th, 2017 Seaside, CA

    Sungevity had the best deal. Installation and project management was good

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    10

    March 24th, 2017 Fairfield, CA

    I went check out the other solar companies and Sungevity seems to be the best one of all of them. They are excellent

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    9

    March 24th, 2017 Oakland, CA

    My overall experience with Sungevity has been very good. I went with Sungevity for the price

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    9

    March 24th, 2017 Whittier, CA

    I’m very happy with the customer service they provided. All my questions and concerns were answered and taken care of. Everything was just awesome!

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    8

    March 24th, 2017 Piscataway Township, NJ

    I would say they were very professional right from the beginning through the whole process, and managed it quite well. Even though the project was managed remotely, they stayed in touch by phone and email, so they were always aware of what was going on. Over all? I’d say I’m more than happy with the whole experience.

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    10

    March 24th, 2017 East Orange, NJ

    Sungevity’s Solar consultants have kept the line of communication open all the time. They made sure I understood the process every step of the way. It was a very positive experience.

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    March 24th, 2017 Lafayette, CA

    They were very responsive to all my questions and I thought they were very good in terms of price. Everything was a positive experience. I just love the system!

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    7

    March 24th, 2017 Easton, CT

    The installation was very well done, however, they recommended a pole to take off the heavy snow and it hasn’t worked. I’m disappointed with the fact that they said the snow would melt with the energy producing heat, but it doesn’t do that. I’ve lost great deal of energy now. Besides that, the man that works with me was very understanding and helped a lot.

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    March 24th, 2017 Hayward, CA

    As far as the consultant, they were knowledgeable, very helpful and returned my calls very promptly. However, Sungevity made a few mistakes regarding the rules and regulations of the system, so I was not very happy about that. On top of that, the Project Management Team didn’t answer my questions in a timely manner. Now, more and more people are questioning the company because of the news that came out yesterday.

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    9

    March 24th, 2017 Mahwah, NJ

    They were very professional and they answered any questions that I had at that time. The Project Management Team was on top of everything at all times. I’m just very happy with the results so far.

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    10

    March 24th, 2017 East Falmouth, MA

    I was able to contact them when I needed to, and they were very professional and helpful. The installation took 2 days and they were all hard working people. They all did a great job!

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    March 24th, 2017 Laguna Niguel, CA

    I reviewed the several other companies none of which were willing to give me a good proposal for a purchased system. They answered all my questions and were very straightforward about what the system would do and what it would cost me. Just outstanding the front end of the experience with Sungevity. When installing, they kept me informed of how they were doing against the milestones. I was very anxious to make sure I got my system installed prior to the end of the year so I could kept my tax credit for that year. They assured me that they would be able to do it they did make it happen so I was very pleased.

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    9

    March 24th, 2017 Oakley, CA

    Everything was good and the installation was not bad, however the advertisement was a little deceiving. The Project Management team kept me informed and kept all the dates. I’m very happy with they system.

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    10

    March 24th, 2017 Bay Shore, NY

    I researched several solar companies and I found that Sungevity offered technology that was superior to the others, the pricing was competitive and the customer reviews were excellent. The entire process was very good, starting with the Solar Consultant. The only thing I can say is that I saved money, even when it snowed.

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    March 24th, 2017 Apple Valley, CA

    We’re actually not that thrilled at all. Their Solar Consultant was friendly, however the installation occurred in segments. They also promised an electric car charger but for several reasons they didn’t install it the day they promised they would. The Project Manager promised us a refund, which we haven’t received yet.

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