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Westhaven Solar

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LAST UPDATED: July 15th, 2021

Founded in 2011 in Yuba City, California, Westhaven Power (also known as Westhaven Solar) is a residential solar installer with combined decades of experience in solar panel installation, roofing, energy storage, backup batteries, EV charging stations, and more.

The solar company has been recognized by Solar Power World as a "Top 500 Solar Contractor" in 2019 and 2020. Per 2020 statistics, Westhaven Solar has installed more than 4,500 kilowatts of clean, renewable energy throughout the Bay Area of Northern California.

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The Good

  • Works with Top Brands
  • Solar Detailing Service
  • Buy, Loan, or Lease Panels

Works with Top Brands

Westhaven Power only works with top solar brands to build its solar power system. Manufacturing partners include Q CELLS, Solaria, Panasonic, and LG — all of which rank among the most energy-efficient solar panel modules in the solar industry.

Westhaven Solar also sources solar inverter technology from both Enphase and SolarEdge, as well as backup battery solutions from Generac and Tesla. Homeowners also have the option to upgrade their system with a charging station from their electric vehicle.

All Westhaven Power solar panel systems come with a competitive 25-year manufacturer's warranty.

Solar Detailing Service

Westhaven Solar VIP customers qualify for the company's solar detailing service, which can improve the performance of their solar system by as much as 45 percent. A licensed solar technician will climb onto your roof and professionally clean your panels of any dust, pollen, or ashes that may be inhibiting its solar output.

Buy, Loan, or Lease Panels

Westhaven Power provides customers multiple ways to finance their solar panel system. In addition to direct purchase, which provides the fastest and most profitable return on investment, the solar installer offers the following payment options:

  • Solar loan — zero money down; start saving money on day one; qualifies for tax credits; paid off in as little as 15 years
  • Solar lease — fixed rate, fixed payment; no installation or maintenance fees; easy to transfer to new homeowner
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The Bad

  • Only Available in Northern California
  • Not NABCEP Certified

Only Available in Northern California

Westhaven Power is only available in the Bay Area of California. Homeowners interested in working with this locally based solar installation company, as opposed to a national brand, are encouraged to read Westhaven Solar reviews.

Not NABCEP Certified

The solar energy company has not been certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). This certification signifies that a company employs highly trained, industry-recognized technicians.

The lack of an NABCEP certification takes nothing away from the decades of experience earned by Westhaven Solar; however, it can make the difference to a homeowner comparing multiple solar companies.

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The Bottom Line

If you live in the Bay Area and would like to work with a local solar provider who can help you save money on your electric bill, Westhaven Power has a track record of satisfied customers, and could be a solid choice in solar installation providers.

Read verified Westhaven Power reviews to see how this company compares to the best solar companies in your area.

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John Frederick Willow Creek, CA

We paid $35,000 for solar panels and were told we would pay less than $200 a year for PG&E. It turned out to be over $1200 in the first year. Westhaven said that they did not guarantee a dollar amount, just KWH produced. they admitted that the system did not produce enough and offered us $5800 based on KWH not produced over 20 years. The system is guaranteed for 25 years and the amount they were willing to pay was based on 13 cents a KWH which is what PG& credits, but PG&E charges 23 cents per KWH. Could they possibly have done anything more to discount the offered amount? When the inverter quit working, the representative wanted half of the $5800 returned as he had run up legal fees. What a horrible company to do business with.

4 years ago

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Don H Sacramento, CA

AVOID! Westhaven Solar at all costs! the field guys are ok, but their office and support team all need to be fired Terrible customer service, no follow up, no warning when they are going to show up giving 1 star because we can't give less Fair warning don't get screwed by Westhaven like we did

3 years ago