Location: Riverside, CA
System Size: 9.75 kW DC
Completion Date: 08/02/2012
39 Siliken solar panels, 39 Enphase microinverters.
“Short version: they do a fantastic job. They’re not the cheapest, but you will get what you pay for. You should definitely look at Palomar Solar if you’re considering solar for your home or business.
Longer version: When we decided to take the plunge on solar, I had already done the research on the technology and pretty much knew what I wanted. The big question mark was the installer, which are a dime a dozen these days. I did not want to go with a hack job that was going to leave my tile roof in shatters, use poor quality wiring, etc.
Palomar Solar already had a number of positive reviews and, when I spoke to them, I understood why. They use and recommend the products that I had already selected through my own research. (Siliken panels and enphase microinverters) They also had a large portfolio of installed projects that was impressive and spoke to their
experience in the field.
They were not the cheapest company we talked to, but nor do they use the cheapest materials, either. We selected them because they appeared to be the best choice from a quality perspective since we expect to have this system for 20+ years.
The installation was about as smooth as could be expected for an install like this. There was one thing about the install I didn’t like (the way the conduit was run) and they agreed to fix it without too much fuss, with the end result being something we were completely happy with. (side note for anyone looking at solar for their house: make sure you think about the aesthetics of how the wires get from the panels on your roof to the electrical panel and, if you have opinions on that, voice them early in the process)
Their staff are all very knowledgeable and experienced, which shows in their work product. They did an excellent job of cleaning up after themselves and, overall, were very polite and professional.
Overall, I heartily recommend Palomar Solar.”