My spouse and I have discussed adding solar panels for over 20 years, but have been deterred by the expense and concerns about substandard installations about which we have read. We finally made the decision to go ahead. We choose Certasun and are glad we made that decision. Certasun's installation crew was top notch and responsive to my requests. Robert B, Rodrigo, and the rest of the crew were terrific. Watching them work and seeing the care they took helped us feel good about our purchase. The system they installed is one of the tidiest, nicest looking ones we have seen. We highly recommend Certasun.
- Tom W....
ASun Badger Solar
It went great. We the project hit snags Sun Badger figured them out. Installation went smoothly and we like the way they panels and hardware look on our home. Very clean and looks nicely done...better than others.
- Martin R....
ASun Badger Solar
Sun Badger was outstanding. Their salesperson, Noah, was highly knowledgeable and genuinely excited about solar energy. His presentation was convincing without pressure. I obtained proposals from four solar contractors. Sun Badger not only had the best price, they were the organization with which I felt most comfortable. The process went well but for one glitch. They neglected to notify me about the date of installation. The installation leader, Eric, was excellent. He took my wife and me on a tour to examine their work. He and his crew were most courteous, and did a total clean-up upon completion. I am now online, and enjoy checking on my system’s functioning on my smartphone app, Enphase. I highly recommend Sun Badger.
- Dennis K....
I went with GRNE for our solar install last fall based on vetting done by Solarize Chicagoland. So glad I did! I couldn't recommend them more highly. Every person I've had contact with has been professional and extremely helpful every step of the way, very conscientious and patient with all my questions. The install went great and the panels have been up and running for months now, working like a dream.
- Christopher G....
Better than expected! The company was really polite, responsive, and most importantly— they got the job done when they said they would. I appreciate any company that sticks to their word and communicates all parts of the job before and during the process.
- Brian F....
Pros: the salesman, Gary, was very accommodating and professional, and worked to try to give us something that would work. He was also very patient about changing the meeting appointment twice for us. Cons: Far more expensive than average national or Illinois solar rates, and much more than what friends of ours paid for their systems. The quote they gave us came in around $ 4.43/kWh, while the national average for that size system is only around $ 3.56 /kWh, and in Illinois even lower, about $ 2.90 /kWh. They tried several flimsy explanations to justify the very high pricing, such as the State/Federal tax rebates, but I was focusing on the pre-rebate cost, for an apples-to-apples comparison. They tried to sell us the battery system, which we don't need and adds another $ 20k to the tab. We were also shocked that PowerHome did not provide their field team with masks - they originally wanted to have an in-home appointment, and when we asked them about masks, they said their company didn't provide them, and asked us to provide them. Their office staff called s three more times with some slight price reductions, but still very overpriced. finally they seem to be very disorganized: the communications I had with the office team were never communicated to Gary, the onsite rep.
- Joe M....
ASPU GC & Roofing
Very well. Steve was professional and helpful, particularly through installation. Installers were professional and prompt. Connecting to Com Ed was somewhat difficult, but this was not primarily Solar Plus's issue. It would have been helpful if they had provided instructions in advance for activating the system once Com Ed completed their interconnection. Photo upload attempted, but Angie's List doesn't seem to function well for this.
- Barry G....
AAiley Solar Electric
I couldn't recommend Ailey Solar more. They were very knowledgeable about the solar industry and were willing to answer all of my questions, which I was impressed by. I contacted Ailey Solar on November 17th by email. They were very receptive and very customer focused. I asked for a quoted price for labor only, and they also quoted me a price with materials included. They worked with me on that which I thought was outstanding. They got the permits, worked with my building department, we needed a signature from an engineer which they got. They were able to get started right away. The work that they did was excellent. They went above and beyond. They were very customer focused and wanted me to be happy.
- Jonathan W....
ASPU GC & Roofing
Steve was very friendly and helpful, especially through the installation. The installers were professional. The process of connecting to Com Ed was not great, but most of that is outside of Solar Plus control. It would have been good if they had provided us instructions in advance on activating the system once Com Ed completed their interconnection.
- Barry G....
ASPU GC & Roofing
Steve and the crew were awesome. Answered all of our questions and were great to work with. Highly recommend.
Recent Review: WindSoleil was thorough in their system design and presentation, willing to discuss options (including our upgrade to Panasonic HIT High Efficiency Panels) and accommodating in their construction schedule. What amazed us – with the SolarEdge monitoring we have been able to track, manage and cut our consumption while watching the solar panel production. Overall – WindSoleil with the Panasonic panels and the Solar Edge monitoring met and exceeded our expectations.
Recent Review: They conservatively sketched our panel system, which was increased by about 50% upon site survey. Installation happened a couple weeks later. All surveyors, sales, office staff, and the install team (Jimmy and David) were super courteous and friendly, clean (they vacuumed my carpets after walking through to the indoor panel), and informative. He could be reached by his cell phone or text and would respond within that same day, speaking to you in the most friendly manner and solving all your needs. Working with Ben during the last several months, I can honestly say he feels like one of my family members. I referred my neighbors and several friends, given the experience I've had so far. I hope to see the savings from the lease program. I also hope that I don't have to deal with roofing warranty coverage. So far I do not have any complaints about Chicago Solar Panels and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for solar panels.
Business Description: WindSoleil offers affordable Solar Panel and Wind Turbine Installations for both residential and commercial properties. We handle all the permitting, equipment, installation, rebates, incentives, etc ourselves so you the customer do not have to worry about anything. We also have payment plan options available for customers to help get them started with renewable energy.
Recent Review: This technology being so new, it was important that they were patient and explained all of the options for renewable energy to me. They explained to me how the system would work and helped me understand the monitors to know what I produce. There were several delays because of the permit process. They were very apologetic, even though that was out of their control. It is a small operation, but they truly take pride in what they do. They helped me through everything I needed to know, and I ask a lot of questions! I have a long term agreement with them to monitor my panels and turbine. They have continued their customer service and are very personable to deal with.
Business Description: Servicing commercial and residential clients throughout Chicagoland at competitive rates, we rapidly clean the dirtiest of windows, using environmentally friendly cleaning products that leave you feeling as good as your panes look. No streaks, no spots & no worries - simply stellar service at a sensational price .
Business Description: SunHeat Solar is a solar energy installation contractor providing cost effective energy solutions for your home or business. Since 2008, we have been specializing in solar energy and have installed 1000s of solar panels in the Chicagoland area. We offer a free site assessment and energy consultation to determine whether solar is right for you.
Recent Review: Better than expected! The company was really polite, responsive, and most importantly— they got the job done when they said they would. I appreciate any company that sticks to their word and communicates all parts of the job before and during the process.
Recent Review: It was very good. They explained the product to me. They were knowledgeable and helped me to see the benefits of it financially. The guys who came to install the panel were very thorough, cleaned up very well, did a good job.