Erthwave Renewables LLC Overview
Earthwave Renewables LLC is a small sized residential, commercial and utility-scale solar and renewable energy development company. Located in Greenville, South Carolina, this veteran-owned company was founded in 2020 and is still relatively new to the industry.
The company services the entire state of South Carolina, and they pride themselves on taking a more holistic approach to your solar energy system installation. Instead of having as many solar panels as possible, they combine efficiency upgrades with solar energy to reduce overall energy consumption.
Solar Panels and Services offered by Earthwave Renewables
Specific Solar Panels offered
The company is proud that they use mostly American-made brands, like Enphase, Generac, Tesla, and SolarEdge.
SolarEdge offers best-in-class smart panels, and it has extended its comprehensive residential offering even further. Integrated with power optimizers, the smart panels combine with SolarEdge’s award-winning inverters to enable faster and easier PV installations than before. The 300-watt SolarEdge Smart Module has a conversion efficiency of 18% and a twelve-year warranty.
Compared with Enphase, the SolarEdge system comes out tops as it uses a solar panel optimizer, which is attached to each panel and then connects to a single inverter. Enphase is a micro-inverter system which means a small inverter is attached to each panel.
Earthwave Renewables also provides Tesla solar panels, designed to be highly efficient, delivering maximum solar production year-round. They have maximum efficiency ratings that range from 19.3% to 20.6%, whilst they are industry-standard in terms of cost.
Specific Types of Solar
Residential Installations: Earthwave Renewables offers grid-tied solar energy systems for installations on residential properties. Solar panels tend to increase the value of a property, and, coupled with tax credits available from the state and federal governments, they work out to be a great investment as well.
In the state of South Carolina, according to Earthwave Renewables, the average equity added to a home with solar is $30 000, and the percentage of the system cost the government will pay in the form of tax credits is between 26%-51%.
Commercial and Utility-scale Installations: They customize a grid-tied energy renewable system that is befitting for your business and assist you in taking advantage of all applicable tax credits. They have partnered with utility companies and electric co-operatives to develop solar energy systems and infrastructure.
Their mission is to provide value to their clients through ongoing product innovation. As a recently formed company, the hope is that they are able to sustain themselves in the long run with the innovative approach they claim to offer.
Earthwave Renewables Installation Costs and Processes
This company does not have many online reviews, possibly because it is still new in the industry. It is, therefore, not possible to ascertain if many customers paid the quoted price. The few reviews that are available point to an affordable pricing structure, with no hidden costs being presented to the customer.
With government credits ranging from 26% to 51%, as stated, Earthwave Renewables will help you to take maximum advantage of these. They have partnered with financial institutions to give you reasonable options to finance your solar energy system installation.
Earthwave Renewables is a legitimate and licensed company. It:
- Partners with the South Carolina Renewable Energy Commission (SCREC);
- Is registered with SEIA;
- Has NABCEP certified installers on board, and,
- Is transparent with its contact details.
Their website is up to date, although their online presence is not very strong. They have a portfolio of projects completed and a video testimonial from satisfied customers.
Companies that are new on the market ordinarily tend to be visible online mostly through their own website and social media accounts. This does not take anything away from their legitimacy, and in our view, Earthwave Renewables is as credible as any of the other larger companies.
The customers who submitted reviews were generally pleased with the company’s professionalism and attentiveness. Admittedly, there are not that many reviews, but there were no customers who had any unpleasant experiences with the company. From what we could gather, Earthwave Renewables offers maintenance that is of acceptable standards to their customers.
Their solar panels have a 25-year warranty, the batteries come at ten years, and the company offers a 10-year roof penetration warranty of its own.
As a company that promises innovation in its installations, we expect them to be in a position to constantly monitor the progress of their systems, and that should mean they will handle maintenance.
The SolarEmpower View
Despite its size and being a relatively new company, Earthwave Renewables intends to be a serious contender in the solar and renewable energy space in South Carolina. They are extending their services to North Carolina and Georgia, which is a sure sign of growth.
Supplying brands manufactured in the US means their panels are not of low cost or low quality, and these will give you value for money all throughout their lifespan.
Though only a few reviews exist about their level of customer service, it is our view that this company will meet your expectations with their installations.
Phone: (864) 881-8486
Address: 335 S Main Street, 2nd Floor, Greenville, SC 29601
Email: [email protected]