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Updated on 2023-07-01

Global Solar Energy LLC Overview

Founded in 2016 by Christopher Powell, Global Solar Energy LLC is a premier renewable energy, design, and construction company for residential and commercial properties. While based in Atlanta, the company has worked with clients across the United States and the Caribbean. Throughout its six years, Global Solar Energy LLC has completed 85 projects and has 20 employees, and an annual revenue of $200,000.

Global Solar Energy LLC’s mission is to continue to offer affordable and quality services to all customers. This is achieved by the company’s funding solutions and NABCEP-certified solar system installers and licensed electricians completing the full installation process. The company also ensures that all aspects are done in accordance with the guidelines of the NEC, their installations are done within the specific time allocated, and that the projected power output of the system is met. However, Global Solar Energy LLC’s lack of BBB accreditation, BBB rating, and mixed reviews could reflect otherwise.



Global Solar Energy LLC Services and Specifics

Specific Solar Panels Offered

Global Solar Energy LLC does not provide any information on the specific solar panels they use, and when SolarEmpower enquired via their social media, we received no response. After an extensive search, a previous customer stated that the company installed Hanwha Q cell 310s on their rooftop. Hanwha is regarded as one top panel manufacturers ranked by performance, produces Tier 1 panels, and is one of the largest manufacturers – by volume – in the world.


Specific Types of Solar Offered

The company lists its core services as engineering, procurement, installation, project management, and consulting for photovoltaic systems. These systems include solar electric systems, solar pool heating, and solar air conditioning. 

As Global Solar Energy LLC handle all aspects of the solar process, following these steps:

  1. The company reviews and analyzes the customer’s electrical needs.
  1. The company creates a full 3-D model of the facility, trees, and placement of the solar panels.
  1. They then present the model, proposal, and benefits to the customer.
  1. When accepted by the customer, the company then does a facility walk-through to confirm all assumptions and electrical infrastructure and set preliminary prints. 
  1. Structural calculations and permits are applied for. 
  1. Once approved, onsite installations take place.
  1. The company ends by testing the system, commissioning and owner representative training is performed, and a user manual is transmitted to the customer. 
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Installation Costs and Process


Global Solar Energy LLC prides itself on its competitive pricing and ability to cut costs. This is achieved in a few ways:

A free consultation on solar panel installation to power either your business or home.
The company has a finance form available on its website. 
Offer different financial options such as cash purchasing, leasing, and solar PPAs. 
Helps customers take advantage of the 30% Federal Incentive Tax Credit of the total system cost. 
$0 down payment on their products 
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The cost of the solar systems depends on the energy usage and size of the system required; however, verified permits show their solar systems with roof installations can range between $20,000 and $50,000. It is unclear to determine how this price range fits against the average solar panel installation pricing in Georgia, and customer reviews are also mixed. As of October 2022, the average solar panel cost in Georgia is $3.30/W, and we recommend using this to determine the competitiveness of their pricing. 



Although not BBB accredited, Global Solar Energy LLC may be a legitimate company. Evidence to support this include:

  • All their electricians are NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) certified PV installers. 
  • The company holds verified active license #16006415 in Georgia.
  • The company is ranked in the top 11% of BuildZoom’s Georgia’s licensed contractors.
  • Their website and social media includes photographic, descriptive, and customer responses of their residential projects. 
  • The company has industry certifications from Tesla and Solar Energy Industries Association.
  • The company is transparent with their contact details. 
  • The company displays its project statistics on its website.
  • Founder Christopher Powell has just under a decade of total experience and certification in advanced PV. 

Global Solar LLC’s mission is to continue to offer affordable, quality services to all customers; however, their reviews might state otherwise. After an extensive search, customer’s either rate the company one or five stars, with 52.63% of the reviews being positive. Upon analyzing the reviews, the negative reviews are more detailed and comment on the company’s legitimacy. Many find the company untrustworthy, unresponsive, and dishonest, claiming that the company “leaves you hanging” after they get funding from the lending company and do not respond to any of their customer service options. Some go as far as to call the company a scam and claim that the good reviews are fake. Coupled with their lack of response when we enquired and their F BBB rating, this may halt the legitimacy of the company. 


Here is an an example of a previous customer review:

“This is the worst company!! they offer all different offers! Including getting $10,000 yet not seen!!they said the loan was for a certain amount and double it also they put me as a co-signer and I never sign anything! They did everything without my consent!! I got all my information and my mom’s and they digital sign my name! They do not answer the phone they said that the electric bill would be 0-50$ a month and now is worse!!! Almost 400$ more!! This fraud! And Moises and all this company need to explain this!! As soon as possible because as of now one is answering there phone!”
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Unlike other solar companies, all services by Global Solar Energy LLC are done using in-house staff, and their website suggests that they do offer forms of maintenance with their systems. Additionally, the company has a contact form on its website, making it quick and easy to have any queries answered. Customers and our first-hand experience, as established, state otherwise.



The SolarEmpower View

Despite being a premier solar company with many projects across the United States of America and the Caribbean and verified licenses and certifications, Global Solar Energy LLC’s lack of information around the pricing of their products, mixed customer reviews, and low BBB rating results do warrant caution. It may also suggest that they may not be a worthy long-term investment. 

💲  COST: 5/10 ✅ LEGITIMACY: 5/10
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Contact Details

Phone: (770) 376-5591

Address: 260 Peachtree St. NW STE 220, Atlanta, Georgia 

Email: [email protected]


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Is Global Solar Energy LLC trustworthy?

It is hard to tell. While some evidence supports the company's legitimacy, the customer reviews suggest otherwise. We would advise exercising some caution.

Is Global Solar Energy LLC good to work for?

Information from employees suggests that the company is good to work for.

Global Solar Energy Solar Details

Licensing Information

PVA 012117-016861

260 peachtree St NW Suite 2200
Atlanta GA

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Jeff Garzik
Jeff Garzik
Atlanta, Georgia
April 23, 2023
Took money then ghosted
We paid cash up-front to Global Solar Energy for a 21kw solar + battery system, then GSE ghosted us.

The paid-for batteries and inverter were never delivered, and the installation never finished. They took the money and left wires and racks hanging unfinished on our roof.

Strongly recommend never doing business with Global Solar Energy or Mr. Powell. We are suing Global Solar Energy and Mr. Powell, alleging fraud and theft.

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