Solar Solution Review 2024 - The Residential View

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Updated on 2023-04-13

Solar Solution Overview

Solar Solution is the largest residential solar developer and installer in Washington DC.  Originally established in 2008 in Virginia, it was moved to Washington in 2018 by a previous employee (JD Elkurd) where it was renamed Solar Solution DC LLC. They have recently began servicing the state of Texas. The original Solar Solution LLC (Virginia) no longer installs solar panels, instead it only maintains existing sites, and focuses financing and developing local solar projects.

Solar Solution is a large, expanding company. They acquired LVL2 Charging LLC, an EV charging installation business in 2021, and now also offer this service. Solar Solution completes residential installations as well as commercial. They are also very active in the non-profit and church market, where it does some installations for free.



Solar Solution Services and Specifics

Solar Panel and Services Offered

Solar Panels:

Solar Solution offer a range of panels including Boviet Solar, which are a Tier 1 solar panel manufacturer. Boviet Solar have also been crowned a PVEL Top Performer for three consecutive years.  Their efficiency rating is between 18.8 – 19.4%, and they come with a 12 year warranty. They are known as a good quality, but basic panel.


Types of Solar offered:

Solar Solution install residential, commercial and non-profit.  

They also install Electric Vehicle LVL2 charging ports through their business LVL2 Charging LLC.


Installation Costs and Processes

Solar Solution Costs

Solar Solution pride themselves on being able to provide solar panels to the homes and businesses in the DC area with no upfront costs.  

They do this by harnessing their DC Solar Solutions program. The solar panels are installed with no upfront costs, and a 15 year lease is provided.  During this time, the customers will have a fixed, locked-in electric rate at 7.5¢ per kWh. After the end of the 15 year term, customers will receive full ownership of the system.

Solar Solution is also an authorized contractor by the District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) and the D.C. Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU). Through this program they can install free solar systems on low-income households in Washington DC.

If choosing to pay upfront with Solar Solutions, their pricing is very competitive and in line with other providers in the Washington DC area. The quoted price, and the price paid by customers after installation is complete, are generally the same.  

Solar Solution offers a good price point, and can assist with tax credits and government rebates where eligible, because of this we believe that Solar Solution is a good value company.


Solar Solution Legitimacy

Solar Solution was established in 2008, and has been growing ever since. It has installed over 4700 systems, with a high customer satisfaction level. 

The company is NABCEP Certified, which is considered the most prestigious accreditation that a PV installation company can earn in the renewable energy industry. 

They are an authorised contractor by the D.C. Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) and are members of the D.C. Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) – for the SolarforAll Program. They also have CBE Certification from the DC Government, and are Enphase Platinum Installers.

They are easily accessible through many channels, including telephone, social media, and directly through their website. 

Solar Solution seems like a legitimate company, with a large well respected presence in Washington.


Solar Solution Maintenance

Solar Solution is a large business with many customers.  Although the majority of customers are very happy with their service, a few have had issues around communication and scheduling appointments. Solar Solution are a proactive company, and have attempted to fix all communication issues, generally leaving customers happy with their service.

Solar Solution have a large internet presence, and most reviews for the company are positive.  One one review sight, they have a 5 star rating out of 27, and on another they have 4.7 stars from 30 reviews.

Solar Solution have a single complaint on the BBB website, which was filed by a neighbor of someone who had panels installed through them. Although Solar Solution has addressed the issue, the neighbor is not happy with the outcome. As far as we can tell, the owner of the solar panels themselves have no complaints. 

Solar Solution seem like a reasonably easy company to deal with. Like many large businesses, they have a clear, streamlined way to interact with customers. Occasionally things may fall through the cracks and they may need a small amount of prodding to get things back on track.



The SolarEmpower view

Solar Solution offer many different pathways to make installing solar in your home, quick, easy and cheap.  They seem to be a professional and pro-active business that is a leader in their field. Solar Solution has a strong online reputation, and many happy customers. We believe that they are a reliable and effective solar installer in the DC area.

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Are Solar Solution Trustworthy?

Yes, they have a very good reputation in the DC area.

Are Solar Solution good to work for?

Yes, previous employees have reported this is a good company to work for.

Does Solar Solution a free consultation?


Solar Solution Solar Details

Licensing Information


4700 14th St NW
Washington, DC

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Phil Faxio
Phil Faxio
April 10, 2023
Great service…
Great service
Alex M
Alex M
April 2, 2023
Solar Solution was great to…
Solar Solution was great to work with from beginning to end -- they are transparent about costs and timelines, handled all of the permitting and other paperwork, clearly explained every step, and made a process that could have been complicated very easy.
Andy Van Etten
Andy Van Etten
April 1, 2023
My panels were installed this…
My panels were installed this week and I’m very happy with the process and with my sales rep, Terri Holtz, who pushed my install along the timeline she laid out in the beginning. Now just waiting on PEPCO to install the bi-directional meter so I can send power back to the grid to gain future offsets!
Mark Lopes
Mark Lopes
March 29, 2023
Great to work with Kathleen…
Great to work with Kathleen and the whole team on the install at my rowhouse. Very pro. Great deal. No hassle. Highly recommend Solar Solution. Harlan and the service team are also responsive and great!
Arie Pals
Arie Pals
March 27, 2023
Gabe was fantastic – even…
Gabe was fantastic - even though I ultimately went a different direction, he was responsive, insightful, patient, and provided excellent customer service all around. I would recommend anyone considering solar in DC include Solar Solution and Gabe on their list.
Hannah Boone
Hannah Boone
March 22, 2023
James helped us to clearly…
James helped us to clearly understand our options and was willing to provide panels on our roof that other companies were unwilling to because of our roof size. We’ve been saving on our electricity bill for over two years and are very happy with our panels!
Randall Packer
Randall Packer
February 28, 2023
Solar Solution provided us with…
Solar Solution provided us with a state-of-the-art solar system just a few months ago that has already saved us hundreds of dollars off our electric bill. They are so friendly and on the ball with their services. I highly recommend them here in the DC area.
James Garry
James Garry
February 14, 2023
We picked Solar Solution to…
We picked Solar Solution to put photovoltaic panels on the roof of our DC row house in 2021. The installation team did a great job, and our solar system works flawlessly. Solar Solution gets five stars for designing and installing a system that performs even better than we expected.
Jerry Levine
Jerry Levine
January 5, 2023
Excellent service in repair of…
Excellent service in repair of microinverter issues. Thanks.
Sam Leverenz
Sam Leverenz
December 10, 2022
Solar Solution has been great….
Solar Solution has been great. They took care of all the paperwork with the city and with the electric company—they made it easy. Installation was complete in one day. And best of all, we basically don’t have an electric bill anymore. Last month, pepco paid us!

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