Solar Alchemy Inc Overview
Solar Alchemy Inc is a small company located in Hudson Valley, New York. The company is owner-managed and run and prides itself on the fact that you will speak with an owner when you call them, getting a more dedicated and personalized service.
The company, founded in 2008, has less than ten employees and generates slightly more than $1 million in annual revenue. Its clients consist of residential, commercial, and industrial properties.
Solar Panels and Services offered by Solar Alchemy
Specific Solar Panels offered
Solar Alchemy provides solar panels by LG Solar and Solarworld, among a variety of brands.
LG Solar panels are rated as Tier 1 products, and their NeON R Prime solar panels model is available in 360W with 20.8% efficiency, 365W (21.1% efficiency), and the soon-to-be-available 375W (21.4% efficiency).
On the lower end, LG panels have an 18.4% efficiency, while premium LG solar PV products can operate with as much as 22.1% efficiency.
Solarworld’s standard size 60 cell panels range from 280 to 380 watts and can be up to 17.9% efficient. They have a well-above-average product warranty of 20 years and performance warranties of 25 years.
Solarworld panels are not of the best quality but are rather middle of the range, especially owing to their efficiency rating. They have, however, earned good ratings as ideal for maximizing the performance of your solar energy system, owing to their reliability and durability.
Specific Types of Solar Offered
Residential solar systems: Specializing in grid-tied, bi-modal, and ground-mounted solar energy systems, Solar Alchemy will provide you with an ecologically responsible, cost-effective, and efficient system that is designed to suit your energy needs within your budget.
When going through the initial stages with you, they will design a mechanical layout and create a system that is sized according to the needs and physical limitations of the structure or location of the proposed solar array.
Commercial solar systems: Solar Alchemy also installs grid-tied systems for all commercial and industrial properties. They sell and install equipment that has been time-tested within the industry and is backed up with comprehensive warranties. The company claims it will match or undercut any legitimate price without sacrificing quality, a claim worth bringing to the test.
Installation Costs and Processes
To ascertain whether the company lives up to its claim to be able to undercut any legitimate price quote, we would have needed to see customer reviews, which, sadly, the company does not have online. We are thus not in a position to independently verify just how far this claim will go.
The company also claims that its systems erase their own carbon footprints within 2-4 years and usually pay for themselves within 5 to 6 years, depending on financing.
Solar Alchemy has partnered with financiers who will help assist with the costs associated with your solar project at reasonably low rates of interest. They also give you the guidelines and take you through the process of obtaining the best tax credits, rebates, and incentives for solar system installation, both state and federal.
We find Solar Alchemy to be a company that you should engage in getting a quote and seeing how low they will go.
Solar Alchemy is a legitimate business. Over and above being licensed in the state of New York, it is a NABCEP-certified installer and an NYSERDA Approved installer. The company is transparent with its contact details and has a website that is up to date. They have a portfolio of past work and a contact page should you wish to get in touch with them.
Although it lacks online reviews and a great online presence, probably owing to its small size, we find Solar Alchemy to be a legitimate company that you can safely do business with.
In the absence of customer reviews, we cannot guarantee that the company is responsive to customer issues nor confirm the time that they take to respond to such issues. The company’s services are provided in-house, and you do not have to fear third-party contractors being sent out to do repairs. Being an owner-managed business, they promise to give the highest level of personal service.
Their products come with the manufacturer’s warranty, though we could not find any information pointing to the company’s own installation or labor warranty.
The SolarEmpower View
Solar Alchemy is a company that promises to give you the best price possible without compromising on quality. The authenticity of this claim could not be proved, given the lack of customer reviews. Should it be true, however, it is a proposition that makes the company competitive at pricing.
The quality of the products they have on offer varies; they have the best in range and those in the middle of the pack. As for their customer service, this was impossible to evaluate as no customer reviews existed online. Their legitimacy, though, is not in doubt.
That being said, we would give Solar Alchemy a call simply to check whether, indeed, they will undercut a quoted price while still being able to maintain the quality of the products on offer.
Phone: (845) 434-5187
Address: P.O Box 311, Kiamesha Lake, NY 12751
Email: [email protected]