Chico Solar Works / Chico Roofing Review 2024 - The Residential View

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Updated on 2023-03-21

Chico Solar Works Overview

Chico Roofing was established in 2000 and started its solar sister company, Chico Solar Works, by installing its first solar system in 2010. Due to their inherent affiliation with Chico Roofing Company, they cannot only guarantee your Solar Panels for 25 years but can also guarantee your roofing requirements.

As the company evolved, its customers seemed to like the experience and wanted them to provide more services. They now offer windows, siding, solar energy systems, tubular skylights, and solar attic ventilation fans. 



Chico Solar Works Services and Specifics 

The company is a well-known and respected force in the roofing, solar panel, solar energy, and exterior remodeling industries – active for the past 20 years.


Solar Panels offered by Chico Solar Works

Chico Solar Works partners with well-known solar module manufacturers, including Q Cell, Panasonic, and SolarEdge.

Specific Solar Panels Offered

  • The Q.ANTUM DUO from Q Cell combines cutting-edge cell separation and innovative wiring with Q.ANTUM Technology. This technology is also guaranteed to grant a higher yield per surface area, with lower BOS costs, higher power classes, and an efficiency of up to 19.9 %.
  • Chico Solar Works also stocks Panasonic solar panels: They rank high among the world’s top 10 solar panel brands thanks to their great warranty and high-performance capabilities.


Specific Types of Solar Offered

The types of solar solutions offered by Chico Solar Works include the following solar systems for residential and commercial purposes.

  • Roof AG Solar Systems are popular in California since the sun often shines.
  • Ground Mounted solar systems: Ground Solar Mount Systems are engineered for open field projects. Both aluminum series and galvanized series are available.



Installation costs and process 


Chico Solar offers $0 down in standard loans and PACE programs. With that stated, in the opinion of this company, it’s best to “talk to your bank about solar financing options.” Customers are prompted to find out about possible tax breaks and solar grants or subsidies for the solar system from their power supplier and even their own accountant. In the opinion of this review, this certainly isn’t very transparent or helpful.

Installation only takes a few days. As with any review, the good, the bad, and the ugly must be displayed, and contrary to what has been said about their vagueness about costs, the following customer statements seem to tell an opposite tale:

“did a great from start to finish. We invited Solar Works out because they are also Chico Roofing & we needed a roof inspection before getting solar. We had Rick out to talk about both & for financing and he explained everything to us.”
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Chico Solar Works is a Better Business Bureau A+ Rated company.



Chico appoints a specialist installer to connect their solar system to the grid. By registering your system with Q CELLS, you have full use of all the solar services provided by Chico. This ensures quick and easy support when you need help. Their solar panels are also inclusive of a 12-year product warranty as well as a best-in-class 25-year performance guarantee.

Regarding their customer service, a few testimonials seem to warn the public, saying that generators have been installed with no permits and by unlicensed electricians. 


Customer service (Review Analysis)

There is a mixed bag of customer reviews, fairly evenly split between bad and good comments. 



The SolarEmpower View

The company is legitimate and verified. However, due to the poor feedback provided by previous customers, we advise major caution using this company.

💲Cost: 6/10 ✅Legitimacy: 7/10
⭐️Quality: 8/10 📞Customer Service: 6/10
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Industry Certifications

ASES – American Solar Energy Society
ASES – American Solar Energy Society

Service Types

Residential Solar
Commercial Solar
Energy Monitoring System

Service Areas

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Can you cancel a contract with Chico Solar Works?

According to California state law, you cannot revoke a contract with Chico Solar Works.

How long has Chico Solar Works been in business?

Chico Solar Works has been in business for 22 years and counting.

Does Chico Solar Works make its own panels?

No. Chico Solar Works is mainly dependent on Q Cells.

Which states do Chico Solar Works operate in?

Chico Solar Works is licensed to operate in the state of California.

Chico Solar Works / Chico Roofing Solar Details

3030 Thorntree Dr. St 2
Chico CA

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