Engineered Solar LLC is a small-sized solar energy system supply and installation company located in Tucson, Arizona. The company was founded in 1981 and states with pride that long before the new green revolution, their engineers were climbing up rooftops to install solar panels in the hot Arizona desert.
Their recorded revenues are approximately $2.3 million, but it appears as if they have not taken advantage of their early start in the sector to grow their company. They only have about 19 employees, but they certainly have many installations under their belt as they have been in the business for decades. Their service area covers the entire state of Arizona.
Solar Panels and Services Offered by Engineered Solar
Specific Solar Panels Offered
Our research revealed that Engineered Solar has partnered with Sunpower, which manufactures high efficiency and durable panels. The manufacturer provides photovoltaic solar energy generation systems and battery energy storage products primarily for residential customers. Their A-Series panel has the highest efficiency AC solar panel available at 440-420 watts. They have also made a panel to produce up to 415 watts for residential use.
Engineered Solar also supplies panels from Solarworld, which are known for durability and long-term stability. The Sunmodule series of panels are a good quality solar panel with a top efficiency on the SW300-watt monocrystalline panel of 17.89%. Designed for use in various solar energy applications, they come standard with a 25-year linear power performance guarantee.
Specific Types of Solar Offered
Residential grid-tied: Grid-tied solar systems are generally cheaper, simpler, and faster to install. Whether you are building a new house or adding solar panels to your home, Engineered Solar will design and install the specific solar energy system that suits your budget and needs.
Commercial grid-tied: As with residential properties, Engineered Solar installs grid-tied solar energy systems for businesses throughout Arizona. They mount the correct array that will maximize the use of the space your business has to ensure that your company always has a reliable source of electric energy.
Installation Costs and Processes
Despite being in business for decades, this company surprisingly has no reviews online. We can only assume that, having partnered with manufacturers like Sunpower, they are in a position to offer products at reasonable prices compared to the competition.
While it is not clear if the company offers any financing options, these can be independently sought with other financial service providers, such as specialty remodeling lenders.
Over and above the federal solar tax credit, the state of Arizona also has a 25% state solar tax credit available for purchased house solar systems, with a maximum of $1000-00 personal income tax reduction. Customers of Engineered Solar are encouraged and assisted in taking advantage of these tax credits.
Engineered Solar is licensed in the state of Arizona. We also found that it has the following accreditations:
- BBB certified.
- NABCEP certified.
- APS Qualified Solar Installation Company.
- It has an Arizona-licensed professional engineer on staff.
The company, however, does not have a website. Its online presence is minimal, and it has no online customer reviews. One would think that the company could still be trading in the old traditional way, but that is certainly no way to do business in this day and age.
We advise great caution when dealing with Engineered Solar.
Having no customer reviews, we could not find anything to indicate responsiveness to customer complaints and issues. The company states that they have continued to reliably and consistently deliver for their customers not just during initial planning and installation but for years after the sale. From this, we would assume that they provide maintenance after installation, but this is not independently verified.
The panels they install have a standard manufacturer’s warranty. If they promise to deliver after-sales maintenance, we believe they could have an installation warranty, although this information is not verified.
Secret Shopper Analysis
We reached out to Engineered Solar LLC, which specializes in residential and commercial grid-tied solar systems. They offer high-efficiency solar panels from manufacturers such as Sunpower and Solarworld, known for their durability and long-term stability. However, it is concerning that Engineered Solar does not have an online presence, including a website and customer reviews. While they are licensed and certified, the lack of information and transparency raises caution.
The company does provide free consultations and offers assistance in accessing state and federal solar tax credits. Although Engineered Solar claims to provide reliable and consistent service, the extent of their maintenance offerings is unclear. Considering the limited information available, we advise caution when dealing with Engineered Solar.
The SolarEmpower View
Although Engineered Solar is a decades-old company, we find it very problematic that their website is non-existent and that they do not have much of an online presence. To compound matters, they do not have any customer reviews online. The few details that we managed to gather about the company suggest that they are able to perform their tasks well because, frankly, they would not still be in business if they did not. We would, however, not recommend them as a good company to do business with as most of the details about the company are inconclusive.
Phone: (520) 751-3939
Address: 1135 North Jefferson Ave, Tucson AZ, 85712
Email: [email protected]