Energy Select LLC Overview
Energy Select LLC is a small, community-based, full-service energy firm offering energy-conserving and energy-producing solutions. Based in Leonardtown, Maryland, they also provide services in St Mary’s, Calvert, and Charles counties. The company focuses on helping families and businesses improve their financial energy by providing various services, utilizing government incentives, the local utility, and other rebate options, and using an integrated approach that considers all aspects and identifies the best returns on the customer’s investment.
Founded in 2002, the company has a staff complement of 20 employees, a current annual revenue of less than $5 million, and excellent customer reviews. Although possessing a low BBB rating, the company has an array of certifications, verified licenses, and partners, making them stand out from the competition.
Energy Select LLC Services and Specifics
Specific Solar Panels Offered
Although not explicitly stated by the company, experts and previously verified permits show that their associated product manufacturers are LG, IronRidge, SolarEdge Technologies, and Silfab Solar – all of which, besides IronRidge – are industry recognized as Tier 1 solar manufacturers. IronRidge is, however, highly recommended by experts.
Specific Types of Solar Offered
One aspect that makes the company stand out is its range of products. These include:
Solar Electric Systems
The company offers a range of commercial and residential systems (including farms) based on your requirements and available space. Installation options include a ground-mount, pole-mount, or rooftop solar system, and customization options include different routing and colors.
According to Energy Select LLC, they specialize in LEDs and have completed over 700 commercial lighting retrofits in Southern Maryland. This service is mainly directed to commercial customers, with different rebate programs available based on the business size. LED lighting services include indoor lighting and commercial LED signs.
Using a combination of measurement tools, technical knowledge, and energy conservation programs, Energy Select LLC produces a detailed written report and associated proposal to achieve the customer’s intended goals. This is available to commercial and residential customers and can include existing and new construction. Retrofits done by the company include:
- Additional insulation
- Air sealing
- HVAC equipment replacement
- Commercial Electrical Contractor services with expertise in energy reductions and clean energy production
Energy Select LLC is a Qmerits local Southern Maryland Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Installer and installs solar electric car charging stations and integrated charging cords at homes or businesses. Mobile apps are available to check the charging status and schedule reminders and alerts, and their ChargePoint chargers allow customers to ask Alexa about their charging status.
Solar Battery Backup
On their website, Energy Select LLC state that they use Tesla Powerwalls and LG- Chem batteries, and previously verified permits show that the company uses Enphase inverters – all industry-recognized tier 1 manufacturers.
Energy Select LLC Installation Costs and Process
Energy Select LLC pride itself on its competitive pricing, which is achieved in a few ways:
|Provides an instant estimation for solar systems and a no-cost lighting analysis.|
|As the company is a licensed contractor in Maryland, customers are protected by the State’s Home Improvement Guaranty Fund.|
|Help residential customers take advantage of the Maryland Residential clean energy grant program, Solar Renewable Energy Credits, the 26% Federal Solar Tax Credit, Maryland Property Tax Exemption, Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System, and Maryland Net Metering.|
|Helps customers take advantage of multiple EV Charger and LED lighting Incentives.|
|Commercial customers have access to funding opportunities, including C-PACE and Tax Equity Partners.|
|Helps farm owners take advantage of the USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans and Grants, Commercial Federal Solar Tax Credit, Accelerated Depreciation, Maryland Commercial Clean Energy Rebate Program, Maryland Solar Renewable Energy Credits, Maryland Property Tax Exemption, and Maryland Net Metering.|
|Works with local utilities to tap into rebate programs.|
|Offers commercial customers a solar referral program as a revenue maker or as a solar discount program.|
No information could be found regarding Energy Select LLC’s systems pricing. When SolarEmpower emailed, we received no response. We recommend comparing the company’s quote to the Maryland solar system cost average.
Energy Select LLC is legitimate. Evidence to support this include:
- The company is affiliated with the Maryland Green Registry, Maryland Sign Association, Building Performance Institute, Energy Star Business, Leonardtown Business Association, Calvert, St. Mary’s, and Charles Counties Chambers of Commerce.
- The company is an EnergySage Elite Installer, LG Home Battery Certified Installer and is screened, and approved by HomeAdvisor.
- The company has an industry certification from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NACEP).
- The company is an LG Home Battery Certified Installer, Generac PWR Partner, and Sungage Financial Certified Partner.
- The company is BPI accredited Building Analyst, an MD-PACE registered contractor, and a Pearl Partner.
- The company states that they are fully insured.
- Their website includes photographic, descriptive, and customer responses to their residential and commercial projects.
- The company is transparent about its employees and contact details, providing their full names and photographs and the company’s location, email, phone number, and Live Chat, on its website for easy contact.
- Customer reviews across multiple platforms highly recommend the company.
- The company holds a verified active license #112196 in Maryland.
- The company has an educational blog with news articles.
The company does not say whether they offer any form of maintenance with its systems – meaning customers will either rely on third-party organizations to maintain their systems or ensure the company provides maintenance guarantees.
Energy Select LLC prides itself on its everyday high standards and ability to identify the best returns for the customer’s investment, which are seen in its customer reviews. After an extensive search, there were only four one-star reviews, 2 of which have seemingly been resolved. This is also reflected in their BBB rating, which states that their low rating is due to a failure to respond to 2 complaints filed against the company.
The rest of the customer reviews, across all platforms, were five or 4-stars and mentioned the company’s employees to be professional, considerate, prompt, and highly recommended. Customers also highlight their excellence, personalization, easy service, and great customer service; however, when SolarEmpower emailed, the company did not reply.
The SolarEmpower View
Despite being a smaller company, Energy Select LLC offers various services and is one of the few companies offering systems and personalization options tailored to the exact needs of their customers and of extremely high quality. With their excellent customer reviews, credentials, partners, and community focus, we highly recommend the company and deem them a worthy long-term investment; however, do also suggest customers clarify the terms of maintenance and confirm their best method of contact.
Email: [email protected]
Address: 22815 Washington Street, Leonardtown, Maryland