Serving the Dallas–Fort Worth, and Austin areas of Texas, Universal Solar System has installed more than 500 commercial and residential solar projects since its founding in 2009. The solar company employs a wide range of solar installation equipment designed to save its customers money on their electric bill while also preserving the environment. However, while the company claims to offer cost-effective solar solutions to its customers, Universal Solar System has not published which specific financing options it actually offers.
When it comes to equipment used, projects completed, and number of kiloWatts installed, Universal Solar System is one of the few truly transparent solar companies in the industry. The company’s residential solar portfolio page provides exhaustive information for each solar installation. In addition to the specific town the project took place in, along with an accompanying photo of the completed project, Universal Solar System offers the following data points:
This level of transparency is almost unrivaled by many of Universal Solar System’s competitors and gives customers a clear representation of what they can expect when they have a solar system mounted to their roof.
Universal Solar System offers a wide array of solar panel types, with warranties up to 25 years, that can be custom-configured to each solar power client’s needs:
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Solar panel efficiency typically ranges between 15 and 20 percent, with the industry-leading panels going as high as 22 to 23 percent, and lower-efficiency panels tend to be less expensive to finance. Universal Solar System’s solar panel offerings demonstrate the company’s versatility in providing a wide range of solar solutions to a variety of customers.
To learn more about solar equipment types, brands, and efficiency, visit our solar home page.
Universal Solar System is one of the few solar installation companies that employs NABCEP-certified installers. The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners is an industry-recognized accreditation organization that promotes best practices in the solar industry. Companies with this certification assure their customers protection from predatory sales tactics, quality installation practices, and honest customer service.
Universal Solar System only serves customers in Texas. While a service area limited to only one state is in no way unique to Universal Solar System as a player in the solar industry, the company is just one solar power provider in a competitive Texas solar market and may have trouble standing out. An effective way for companies to separate themselves from the crowd is through verified reviews from actual customers.
In response to the question “How do I finance my solar power system?” Universal Solar System’s FAQ page states, “There are several options to finance your solar power system. Please check with us for further details.” These two statements represent the extent to which the company is willing to disclose its available payment options for residential solar customers. One could assume the company makes its solar panel systems available for purchase; however, information on whether it provides financing through solar loans, or allows customers to lease its systems or pay for energy through power purchase agreement (PPA), is nowhere to be found.