American Sentry Solar Review 2024 - MD Residential View

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Updated on 2023-04-13

American Sentry Solar Overview

The American Sentry Solar Company was launched in 2009. It is a subsidiary of the American Design and Build Company, founded in 1993 in Bel Air, Maryland.

American Sentry Solar services Maryland, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. It is licensed by the Maryland Home Improvement Commission and is an A+ Member of the Better Business Bureau.

They have their Head Office in Bel Air and another office in San Antonio. The Company has appeared for four consecutive years in the Top Five Hundred Contractors in the US.

American Sentry Solar is focused on the domestic roof installation market. They also provide a comprehensive service to municipalities, Non-Profit Organisations, and Industrial Businesses.

They advertise the ability to provide diverse Financial Packages that facilitate customers assuming ownership of the solar installation. 

They offer a comprehensive service commencing with an initial Feasibility Study and progressing through: Financing, Permitting, Project Development, Engineering, Construction, Installation, and Commissioning.



American Sentry Solar Services and Specifics

The Company offers three types of Solar Panels depending on the specific demands of the installation. 

Monocrystalline panels are the most expensive and also the most efficient. They also have the most extended warranty period.

Polycrystalline Solar Panels are cheaper but less efficient because they are less heat tolerant. 

Thin film flexible panels are also available, but these are the least efficient panels.


Specific Solar Panels Offered

The Company uses a range of Solar Panels. Q Cells are manufactured in Germany. SolarEdge from China and Mission Solar Panels which are manufactured in San Antonio, Texas.

The Mission Solar Panels are a relatively recent development, with the Company starting just under ten years ago. They have an extended warranty period of twenty-five years compared to the industry standard of ten to twelve years.


Specific Types of Solar Offered

In addition to offering both Grid-tied and stand-alone systems, American Sentry Solar also offers Solar Hot water Systems. 

The Company offers the Enphase Encharge ten option, providing a power supply even through power outages. In addition, they claim that the Encharge System is more efficient than the Tesla Powerwall system.



Installation Costs and Process


Most reviews were very positive regarding the Company’s provision of information to prospective clients. American Sentry Solar received many five-star reviews about their provision of documentation for obtaining state funding and tax incentives. 

While the Company offers several financing options, they do not provide a leasing option. They claim that owning solar panels provides for better warranties.

The ownership policy of American Sentry Solar has resulted in some negative feedback from customers who were more inclined to entertain the lease option.

The Company provides a free assessment of the benefits of going solar to potential clients. While many customers were most impressed with the information supply, there were some negative reviews regarding the Company’s assessment requirements.

Review consensus indicates that while American Sentry Solar is not the cheapest installer of Solar Panels, it does provide good value. Generally, customers felt that they had paid a fair price for the installation.

Reviews indicated overall satisfaction with the Sales Process, the Quoted Price, and the installation Quality. Furthermore, the ability of the Company to adhere to schedules and After Sales Support were both highly rated.



American Sentry Solar is a legitimate Company. They are licensed by the Maryland Better Business Bureau and are members of the NABCEP (PV installation Professionals).

They are also members of the SEIA. (Solar Energy installation Association) With over ten years in the business of Solar Installation and the fact that they are rated in the top three Solar Installation Companies in Maryland indicates a reliable and trustworthy company.

As a Subsidiary of American Design and Build Company, they have a strong partnership with the parent Company.

Their website provides all the contact details, including telephone numbers, email addresses, and other social media information.



Reviewers frequently complimented American Sentry Solar on the Company’s reliability in adhering to schedules and its ability to work with customers to cause the least disruption during the installation process. The Company also receives numerous compliments regarding the neatness of the installation and the respect for property.

Customers reported that American Sentry Solar responded to queries promptly. In addition, it appears that the presentation of the benefits of the solar installation was comprehensive and detailed, allowing customers to make an informed opinion.

The Company averaged just over 4,8 for one hundred and sixty-eight reviews indicating that there was a strong positive reaction to its performance.

American Sentry Solar offer a twenty-five-year warranty on their solar panels.



The SolarEmpower View

Overall ratings suggest that American Sentry Solar is a reputable company that provides superior service and quality products to the residential market and commercial enterprises.

They have gained a sound reputation and could be considered one of Maryland’s top three Solar Companies.

Industry Certifications

CALESIA – California Solar Energy Industries Association
CALESIA – California Solar Energy Industries Association
Better Business Bureau
Better Business Bureau
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Does American Sentry Solar Provide a free onsite assessment?

Yes, the Company insists on an onsite inspection to accurately assess the viability of installing a solar system to ensure customer satisfaction.

Will American Sentry Solar Assist with obtaining Tax incentives for Solar installation?

The Company will provide the customer with all the relevant information and documentation to obtain appropriate tax incentives for installing Solar panels.

American Sentry Solar Solar Details

Licensing Information


221 Gateway Drive Suite G
Bel Air MD

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April 12, 2023
Very happy with everything overall…
Very happy with everything overall with my new solar panel install. Everything from the sales person to the I installation crew were nice. Professional, and easy to work with. If I had a question all I had to do was ask and they provided an answer.

Plus we love the solar panels and the energy they are providing
Elena Ingal
Elena Ingal
April 7, 2023
Solar panel installation was done…
Solar panel installation was done professionally and with good quality. Crew was friendly, considerate, polite, helpful. They answered all my questions and addressed all concerns. I was happy to deal with such a high quality crew
Juliana Cho
Juliana Cho
April 4, 2023
My family had a fantastic…
My family had a fantastic experience with American Sentry Solar. Although I personally only spoke with a couple of the staff members, they were very kind and helpful. I am leaving this review because of the interaction I had with Danielle Hogan. Danielle was very helpful in getting everything that we needed on the backend. She took her time to write out the processes I needed to get the rebate/returns that I needed. I will forever be appreciative for Danielle's kindness and thoroughness. Any time I spoke with anyone at American Sentry Solar, they have been wonderful.
Adam Pattisall
Adam Pattisall
March 27, 2023
Extremely professional installation team! Casey…
Extremely professional installation team! Casey and his team showed up as promised each day and were very respectful of our time and privacy.
Zach & Jake made the electrical look better than they found it.
FIVE STARS all around
Marie Schwarm
Marie Schwarm
March 22, 2023
Our sales rep, Bob Lemon,…
Our sales rep, Bob Lemon, was absolutely amazing. He explained the history of American Sentry, broke down the benefits of going solar, gave us a thorough cost breakdown, informed us of the federal, state, and county tax credits, and gave us an estimated timeline of the installation, including the step by step process. On the back end of things, American Sentry has followed up numerous times to ensure our solar was working to our liking and made themselves available to answer any additional questions that we didn’t initially have - whether that be about the solar panels functioning in general or the tax credit process. We have already spoken with friends and family about how wonderful our experience has been and can only hope they go solar with American Sentry as well!
pieter jongerbreur
pieter jongerbreur
March 21, 2023
My wife and I are…
My wife and I are extremely pleased with our solar panels and their installation. We were kept up to date as the project was completed and followed up.
I greatly endorse American Sentry Solar.
Cornell Carter
Cornell Carter
March 21, 2023
American Sentry Solar if you…
American Sentry Solar if you want a dependable company professional and putting the customer 1st this is the one. I want to thank everyone who help to put this together special thanks to Danielle very pleasant and patient person thanks again. P.S We save 188.06 the 1ST month.
Katherine Fowler
Katherine Fowler
March 20, 2023
From our very first contact…
From our very first contact with American Sentry Solar we were impressed. Bob was very down to earth. He educated us about solar, explained all the steps in process, and answered all our questions. Casey and his crew doing the installation were perhaps the most courteous and polite workmen we have EVER worked with. As soon as the installation was complete we began supporting ourselves at 56% of our power usage. That is just the beginning! Once the electric company switches out our meter we expect to have much higher savings! (We also can't wait for the tax credit next year to pay down a significant portion of the cost!) We highly recommend this company to anyone looking to go solar!
Bri Lizzle
Bri Lizzle
March 16, 2023
Danielle is amazing and this…
Danielle is amazing and this company is very lucky to have her. She went above and beyond for me and I appreciate the level of service she provided
Michael Tyler
Michael Tyler
March 13, 2023
I recently had solar installed,…
I recently had solar installed, and continued with life as normal. I did not follow through on any additional information and application. Danielle Hogan called, got me to slow down and ensure the full set up of my account, which will benefit me all around. She demonstrated genuine concern to fully establishing my account, answering questions, and made a call to Enphase to verify/validate that as well. Excellent, compassionate service.

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