Core Energy Solar Overview
Core Energy Solar is a licensed solar panel installation company centered in South Florida. The company has been designing and installing affordable solar panel systems across commercial and private properties across Florida since 2017.
Core Energy Solar has enjoyed solid growth in its relatively short existence, and has seen its revenue grow from $5m in 2020 to $40m in 2021. In that time, Core Energy Solar has built a solid relationship with numerous property owners across Florida by assisting them in cost-cutting and building a brighter future.
Core Energy Solar Services and Specifics
Core Energy Solar discusses the energy needs of each customer and provides them with a customized plan for their solar needs and budget.
Specific solar panels offered
Core Energy offers a complete package, from solar panels and micro inverters to mounting systems. The company is known for supplying Mission Solar and EnPhase solar panels.
Silfab Solar Panels
Silfab Solar manufactures high performance solar panels that feature 9-busbar technology to maximize energy collection and conversion, while its half-cell design improves performance and durability.
Aptos Solar Panels
Aptos solar panels combine several advanced technologies to maximize performance. The flagship DNA technology allows the panel to operate at optimal efficiency, even under extreme weather conditions.
Mission Solar Panels
Core Energy Solar provides its customers with Mission solar PERC 60 spec sheets which feature a sleek, black design coupled with an exceptional power output of 315-325W and with maximum efficiency of 19.24%. Its layout makes it ideal for both residential and commercial rooftops.
EnPhase Solar Panels
EnPhase Energy is an energy technology company and one of the world’s largest suppliers of micro-inverter based solar systems. The Enphase Energy IQ systems is the company’s most popular line, providing users with an all-in-one solar, battery, and software solution that can be controlled via their state of the art mobile application, which has been deployed in over 130 countries worldwide.
- HVAC and energy efficiency
- Enphase Ensemble
- EV Charger
- System Monitoring
- Iron Ridge Racking
Installation costs and process
Florida is widely considered one of the best states for solar power generation in the US, which makes it much cheaper than in some other states. The average cost per watt in Florida ranges from $2.30 – $2.85, compared to other states that average around $3.50 per watt. Therefore, a typical 5kW solar system should cost anywhere between $10,250 and $13,000 to install.
The company does not provide any information about the cost of the service on its website. However, it offers you a free estimate after a detailed visit and contemplation of your solar energy requirements.
Core Energy Solar does not claim to be the cheapest company available because it believes in using only quality products, which can often be slightly more expensive. However, the company in large seems to have struck the sweet spot in balancing the two factors.
This review from a previous customer sums this up quite well:
|“First off, let me start by saying that I myself am an engineer. So I can tell you that I was meticulous in not only reviewing the installation, but in selecting a company in the first place. My journey started with receiving 6 different quotes from 6 different companies. Half of them sub contracted the work and were only a “Sales Organization” which apparently is common in Miami. I for one do not like to deal with companies such as this. Of the companies that do everything in house, Core Energy Solar stood above the rest. Peter Almeida (my sales rep) was the most knowledgable & professional sales rep without question. He answered all of my questions and he honestly knew what he was speaking about. Every other rep just seemed to regurgitate the information as if they were robots. His quote was NOT the cheapest, but the overall presentation, and company reputation made me feel the most comfortable with selecting him. Lastly, it has been 6 months since my installation was performed and my system has been exceeding expectations and I have been receiving the desired results of only the minimum charge of my FPL bill. If you want a company that stays true to their word, call Core Energy Solar.”|
Core Energy Solar also offers a variety of financing solutions through its reputed financing partners like Dividend Solar, Ygrene Energy Fund, Sungage Financial, Sunlight Financial, PACEfunding, and LoanPal / GoodLeap. It also has a commission-based referral offer. For every referral one sends its way that signs a contract with it, it will pay them $250 cash.
Core Energy Solar is a legitimate company.
|Core Energy Solar has been licensed in the state of Florida with license numbers EC13009198 and CVC56982 since 2017.|
|The company is BBB accredited with an A+ rating.|
|Core Energy Solar has over 70 customer reviews|
|The company holds a NABCEP Certification.|
|The company’s vice President and co-founder is Peter Almeida, a sales and solar professional with over 15 years of experience.|
Awards and accreditation
- Certified Installer – EnPhase Premium Installer
- Top Contractor – Solar Power World ranked Core Energy Solar at No. 371 on the 2022 Top Solar Contractors list.
- Certified Installer – Enphase Energy, IronRidge, and Mission Solar Energy
Core Energy Solar uses top-quality solar panels that require very little maintenance. However, the company does understand the importance of solar maintenance and provides full-service repairs and upkeep as part of service.
The company provides standard manufacturer warranties on all solar panels, which ranges between 25 and 30 years, depending on the brand. In addition, the company provides a 10-year roof penetration warranty and a 10-year workmanship warranty to cover any issues resulting from its labor.
The company’s website offers you to request a 15-minute phone call to discuss your goals for solar. It also enables you to make an appointment at a time of your convenience, which reflects their high flexibility in scheduling. According to customer reviews, they are quite efficient and responsive to queries via email.
|Solar Panel Warranty||25 – 30 Years|
|Workmanship Warranty||10 Years|
|Power Production Guarantee||Unspecified|
Customer Service (Review Analysis)
Customers are generally satisfied with the company’s top-notch quality and cost-cutting benefits. However, there were a few customers who expressed their dissatisfaction with the company’s customer service and delays in connecting the system. There were roughly 14 customers that provided ratings of below 3 stars, which is something that potential customers should bear in mind.
The SolarEmpower View
Core Energy Solar is one of the few companies which encompasses all the client needs. Though they may be a little costly, their systems seem like extremely good value for money. We would suggest that customers be wary that the company has received a fair amount of negative feedback, and therefore they should ensure they conduct their due diligence before signing into a contract.
|💲Cost: 8/10||⭐Quality: 8/10||👍 Value: 10/10|
|✅Legitimacy: 9/10||🔧 Follow up: 7/10||📞Customer Service: 6/10|