Cromwell Solar is a solar panel design and installation company based in Lawrence, Kansas. Its parent company Cromwell Environmental Inc was founded in 1982 and became officially registered in 1996. The company is 100% family-owned and has over 40 employees.
The company currently aims its products and services at residential, commercial, and industrial property owners, basing its business model on continued referrals and ongoing relationships with their existing customers. Over the last five years, Cromwell Solar received over 80 customer reviews on one site, achieving a 4.4* rating, and over 25 on another where it achieved 4*. The customer feedback was varied with 13 customers providing less than a 2* rating. Compared to other companies in the area, these reviews are somewhat disappointing.
Crowell Solar Services and Features
Cromwell Solar Products
Cromwell Solar is the solar division of Cromwell Environmental Inc and specializes in delivering all residential or commercial power needs. It does this by offering:
Solar Energy: Cromwell Solar offers the design and installation of solar PV systems which can be customized according to their customer’s power generation needs.
Battery backup and generators: Cromwell Solar uses an experienced team of electricians to install generators and backup batteries. They are also able to integrate your solar, batteries, and generators to work together.
Additional services: Cromwell Solar, unlike other solar installation providers, is a part of a larger organization and is therefore able to offer several additional services in conjunction with its own. These services include:
- Energy auditing services
- Mold testing, sampling, and remediation services
- Asbestos inspection and remediation services
- Oil tank handling services
- Meth clean-up services
Cromwell Solar offers its services throughout Kansas and Missouri and has installed more than 75% of all the solar panel systems in Kansas, which is their main service area. The company also offers its services throughout the USA, however this is mainly reserved for larger-scale projects, rather than only residential homeowners.
Cromwell Solar costs:
Cromwell Solar customers report that the company offers competitive pricing for its products and services. The company also offers several cost-saving and repayment benefits such as free consultations, a zero deposit option, and unique financing options if you’re unable to pay for the products or service upfront. In addition, the company handles all inspection and permit regulations through their in-house, professional, and certified installers and electricians, which can be an additional cost-saving factor for their customers.
However, some customers did report being burnt by the pricing when their solar panels stopped working. One customer claimed she was out of pocket by $12,000 due to costs skyrocketing on reinstallation.
Cromwell Solar Legitimacy:
Cromwell Solar is a licensed company. Below are some of their accreditations:
- Operating for over 30 years and registered under its current banner for over two decades, Cromwell Solar is a registered member of the Kansas State Business Register since 1996.
- The company is certified in good standing with the relevant regulatory authority for 25 consecutive years.
- Cromwell Solar has secured and completed large-scale contracts including the installation of 10.5 megawatts of solar for the Fort Riley military bases in Kansas which spanned over 1200 ft.
- They are responsible for 75% of all solar installations in the state of Kansas.
- The owner, Aron Cromwell is certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). He has also been elected and held the offices of City Commissioner and Mayor of the City of Lawrence between 2008 – 2012.
- Cromwell Solar is transparent about its contact details and provides its location, contact number, and a contact request form on its website.
Cromwell Solar Maintenance
Many customers describe Cromwell Solar as providing excellent customer service throughout the installation process. Of the sources we scoured, however, there were 13 low ratings received from their customer reviews – and four were related to customer service matters. Unfortunately, the other nine low-rating reviewers did not specify what their issues were exactly, but some made reference to the poor level of maintenance.
Most of the information we reviewed referenced new installations and according to the majority of customer reviews, Cromwell products work well and their sales teams are excellent. However, we would advise you to take care to get some solid guarantees, as some customers were left out of pocket due to poor maintenance.
The SolarEmpower View
Overall, Cromwell Solar seems to offer fine quality products that are competitively priced. They have successfully completed large-scale projects and are the market leader in supply and installation of solar panels in the state which underlines their legitimacy. However, while most of the customer feedback is positive, 13 of 108 reviews (12%) received 2* ratings or less. In addition, of 10 employee reviews, only two reviews received ratings of 3* or more. The company has not responded to any negative customer or employee reviews according to our research, which raises some concerns relating to the company’s customer and employee satisfaction awareness.
For these reasons, SolarEmpower would probably not heartily recommend Cromwell Solar.
Address: 615 Vermont Street, Lawrence, KS, 66044, United States
Email: [email protected]