GES Solar Overview
Having been founded in 2008 by president and co-founder, Michael Mincey, GES Solar is a rebrand of Green Earth Solar and is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. The company is a medium-sized business with over 25 employees and its reported annual revenue is more than $5 million.
GES Solar provides turnkey solar installation services to residential, agricultural, commercial, and government clients across the Southeast U.S.
GES Solar Breakdown
GES Solar Services
- Ground and roof mount designs
- Request for Proposal (RFP) proposal writing
- Service and maintenance
- Solar (PV) electric system design
- Solar (PV) electric system installation
- Solar (PV) electric system sales
GES Solar Products
Products on offer by the company are from Canadian Solar, Fronius Solutions, Sonnen, LG Chem, and SMA Solar. Listed, are details of some of the products their business partners provide; GES Solar, itself, does not give specifications on which panels and batteries/inverters they offer to their clients.
Canadian Solar PV models: the All-Black, HiKu, and HiDM models on offer provide panels that range in power from 310 to 455 W, use either poly or mono PERC technology cells, and possess product warranties on materials and workmanship alongside output warranty.
ecoLinx: Sonnen’s most advanced home battery. It has a 30-kWh capacity, 15-year warranty, and is 100% recyclable.
Fronius GEN24 PLUS: a hybrid inverter that can be supplied with up to 3 kW of power. Comes with a standard two-year warranty that can be extended to seven years for free if the product is registered online with Fronius.
sonnenCore+: Comes in a 10 or 20 kWh capacity that has a 10-year warranty and is 100% recyclable.
GES Solar Costs and Installation Process
GES Solar does not provide any information on the cost of its products or the services that they offer. The company also does not provide any detail on the installation and maintenance of its systems.
As such, in an effort to find out more information on the company’s costs, services, and product offerings, we tried to reach out to GES Solar through a secret shopper with questions regarding their panel prices, product quality, and the associated installation process, but the company did not respond.
Others who have reached out to the company have similarly found it challenging to get price information on the business.
GES Solar Legitimacy
The company is a licensed general contractor with a North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certification. An extensive list of some of their projects can be viewed on their website, including images of finished projects and a list of who the company has worked with in the past. As such, the company has a deep history that checks with its number of years in the business.
However, it should be noted that reports show Green Earth Solar, LLC became inactive as of August, 2022 due to administrative dissolution. This means that the company’s legal rights and its status as a corporate entity were removed by a governing body. This information is readily available on the Tennessee Secretary of State government website and it could be the reason why the company rebranded to GES Solar. With that said, it should be noted that a search for GES Solar yields no results on the company.
The SolarEmpower View (Conclusion)
A lot of the information regarding GES Solar is either missing or hard to find such as the specific panels utilized by the company or the financing options they have available to prospective clients. The company has a long history in the solar business but it seems to be under the name of Green Earth Solar, which is no longer a listed or recognized business.
A long history in an industry is typically an indicator of longevity, stability, and reliability of a firm. However, when information is lacking and the company fails to be transparent with information such as their services, prices, and reasons to rebrand, these act as red flags that overrule the business’s long history.
Given these facts, Green Earth Solar might have once been a reliable solar company, but its rebrand to GES Solar should be approached with skepticism and caution. Until these factors are addressed by the company, SolarEmpower cannot recommend GES Solar in good conscience.