Sunlight Solar Energy, Inc. was founded in Sacramento in 1988 by Paul Israel. Sunlight Solar provides turnkey installations of grid-tie solar electric energy for homes and businesses. The certified SunPower dealer is currently headquartered in Bend, Oregon, and received Central Oregon's Best Green Business of the Year award by The Source Weekly. Sunlight Solar has over three decades of experience, and their team has installed over 2,000 solar energy systems.
Sunlight Solar is relatively transparent with financing information. They offer cash purchases and loans.
For over 30 years, Sunlight Solar has focused on and installed residential solar. Their teams have completed hundreds of installations along the Northwest, and throughout New England. The company approaches work with a single owner, positive attitude, and great customer service. They claim to put education above sales. Sunlight Solar boasts affordable and aesthetically pleasing solar panels, and cost-effective and emission free electricity. Sunlight Solar handles everything from custom system design, to installation, and more. Those interested can schedule a free solar consultation where a representative will answer any questions.
Sunlight Solar's residential solar solutions include live monitoring. People can go to the website to see real-time system production pictures.
The company has been in the industry for over 30 years, and made their start back in 1988. This is longer than average in the industry.
Customers can visit any of Sunlight Solar's five offices. There are offices in the following locations:
Sunlight Solar offers a gallery with pictures of past residential solar installations, a news and blog page, and multiple solar education resources on their website.
Regarding social media, Sunlight Solar has a Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube page. However, none of these pages have large followings. Additionally, the company does not especially interact with customers, or answer customer inquiries on Facebook. While the company doesn't post too frequently on Facebook, they are much more active on Twitter. Customers can also find them on Yelp.
Their website feels cluttered and disorganized. There are multiple duplicate tabs on the website, and it is hard to pinpoint a desired location when there are so many tabs.
Sunlight Solar provides multiple tabs for live monitoring in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Oregon, but no tab specifically for Colorado. It is unclear if Colorado systems include the live monitoring feature. Additionally the live monitoring' function is unclear. The company does not explain if the live monitoring is similar to online monitoring, or if it tracks energy usage and production. Sunlight Solar's website also fails to mention where customers can check live monitoring, i.e., from a computer, phone, or tablet.
As of December 2022, fewer than five verified Sunlight Solar reviews have been posted to Best Company. Verified reviews play a crucial role in establishing a solar company's online reputation, along with informing homeowners and potential customers about the solar provider's customer service, solar installation quality, and how effectively the solar panel system reduces the energy bill.