Whole Sun Designs Overview
Since 2011, Whole Sun Designs Inc. has been serving local residents and businesses in southern Indiana and the surrounding region with what they call “honest, personal service and high-quality components”. They have completed well over 350 solar projects. As a self-proclaimed leading solar contractor in south central Indiana with headquarters in Bloomington, IN, their main mission is to transition the whole region to clean, sustainable energy.
What is the main mission at Whole Sun Designs? They claim it is to empower individual business and home-owners to generate their own solar power with quality systems – installed and maintained by skilled employees.
Whole Sun Services and Specifics
Solar Panels and services offered by Whole Sun
Commercial and residential solar installations. Brands sold by Whole Sun Designs include Panasonic, Canadian Solar, and Tesla. Whole Sun Designs Inc. has worked on a wide variety of solar power systems including: solar electric, solar thermal, passive solar home design, and hydronic/radiant flooring heating systems. Their main focus is on grid-tied solar electric/PV systems for residential. By focusing on what they do best, they proclaim to provide personal service and fine craftsmanship to ensure maximum production of power systems.
Installation Costs and Processes
The first step in sizing and pricing your system through this company is to look at your current utility bill. Ideally, this company analyses the last twelve months’ bills in order to add up annual usage in kilowatt hours (kWh). Using these digits, they have a simple formula to size a solar array based on your usage and price it based on system size.
Where every system is different, this company requests customers to send them copies of their utility bills as the first step in getting a personalized quote for solar installations at home or work.
Reviewers were generally happy with this service, with few mentions of dodgy quotations or surprise charges.
Whole Sun Designs Legitimacy
According to one reviewer, R Hullinger, Whole Sun completed their solar installation from start to finish with flying colours – all the way through from site inspection to the paperwork and beyond the monitoring/maintenance. As per the statements of this customer, their communication was great and they were professionally at it. Ryan, Alex, and the rest of the team are highly recommended as per this customer’s experience.
Moreover, Whole Sun did an “outstanding job” at installing a grid tied rooftop solar system on another happy customer’s home. In their opinion, Whole Sun employs people who know what they are doing and they are easy to work with. And reportedly, besides and beyond doing quality work, providing good local jobs, and treating their employees well, they take a step further by giving back to local and international charities, like CoCoDA.
Whole Sun Designs provide online monitoring as a standard solar service. With power optimizers, they monitor production details at the panel level. This simplifies ongoing operations and maintenance. With that said, access to system monitoring can be done from any smartphone, computer, or tablet. They design systems to be simple, efficient, and maintenance free in order to provide customers with reliable energy production.
The SolarEmpower View
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Whole Sun Designs. They are well-reviewed, and stand out for their heavy focus on residential PV. If you’re looking for a solar installer in Indiana, you won’t go too far wrong with Whole Sun Designs.