Solar Energy World
5681 Main StreetElkridge, MD 21075(866) 856-4580

Solar Energy World is the fastest growing solar power systems installer in the area. Headquartered in Elkridge, Maryland, Solar Energy World serves the Maryland and Washington, DC areas. Services include solar electric systems design and installation, solar hot water (solar thermal), and energy efficiency services, including energy audits. (more)


Customer Feedback Summary

Of 637 customers surveyed, 444 responded (70%)
Clean & Safe
97%
Communication
88%
Employees Professionalism
97%
Problem Resolution
91%
Professional & Organized
94%
Quality Of Materials
99%
Quality Of Workmanship
98%
Sales Knowledge
95%

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  • "Area Of Satisfaction" comment from Washington DC, DC
    Mar 11, 2015

    They provided a good upfront analysis. I like the materials and manufacturers they use.

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    Review by Darlene D. of Chaptico, MD
    Mar 04, 2015

    Everyone involved in doing the project at our home were very knowledgable, courteous, and polite. They answered any question that were posed to they. Very good company. The other thing that helped us make our decision was their headquarters is powered by panels.

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    Review by Paul H. of Ellicott City, MD
    Mar 03, 2015

    Overall I was very happy with Solar Energy World and I'm looking forward to the cost savings. They are very efficient and professional.

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    Review by John G. of Dayton, MD
    Feb 27, 2015

    Our salesperson was extremely knowledgeable and clearly explained the entire process. In understandable terms, he described the technical aspects of how the solar power works for our home and ties into the grid. He then informed us of all the financial incentives and provided the worst-case scenario of how long it will take to break even on our investment. The installation went smoothly and we have thoroughly enjoyed monitoring our power generation every day and the significant financial benefits already reaped.

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    Review by Jim W. of Woodbine, MD
    Feb 25, 2015

    Brent Cotton worked with me and he always returned my calls.

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    Review by Jimmy O. of Lanham, MD
    Feb 24, 2015

    The only way to have a better experience is to have the installation free of charge; (no cost) with all the tax benifits, grants, perks given to the homeowner. Thank you,Jimmy L. Owens

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    Review by Ashley M. of Boyds, MD
    Feb 24, 2015

    Solar Energy World is a good company who are engaged in important work: helping consumers reduce our carbon footprints, while creating a buffer for families against increasing energy costs. I like the way they handled the installation of our panels and, so far as we know, everything is working effectively. My husband monitors the amount of energy generated by the solar panels and seems satisfied thus far. The only area in which I feel Solar Energy World might improve is on following through with the entire, multi-step process of installation, obtaining approval from the HOA, and coordination with the local power company (in this case Pepco) and the consumer prior to asking the customer to pay off the entire balance. Until the ENTIRE process is complete, consumers may not feel comfortable cutting a company a check which releases them from any further obligation. Other than this communication/coordination issue, I think Solar Energy World is a good company and I would recommend them to friends & family with the caveat stated above.

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    Review by Paul D. of Silver Spring, MD
    Feb 24, 2015

    Jack Bolel was by far the most knowledgeable representative of the four solar installation company representatives I talked with before choosing Solar Energy World (SEW). The presentation and estimation tools he had were far superior. He agreed to all my requests for contract language changes to address installation schedule contingencies, and worked with my equipment selection and configuration ideas to arrive at the most cost-effective solar installation configuration for my house. Being able to contact existing SEW customers in my area to review their experiences was an important factor in my decision to choose SEW. The SEW installation team were all professional and courteous master craftspeople. The only glitches encountered involved Montgomery County electrical inspection and PEPCO net-meter installation scheduling, which together delayed solar system operation by over 6 weeks. The included home energy audit was very helpful. I highly recommend SEW for PV Solar installations.

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    Review by Jeff C. of Glenwood, MD
    Feb 24, 2015

    The quality of the workmanship and materials was excellent. In retrospect, I would have communicated the scheduling of all the steps more efficiently, but I have to take the blame for much of the delay. Brent and everyone else at Solar Energy World were very easy to deal with; however, if you go solar, make sure you understand the steps required and know the time table scheduled for each. Because I didn't realize I needed BG&E to install a net meter before I could turn on the solar system, I lost about a week of energy production. Now I'm producing over 100 kWh per day IN FEBRUARY!

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  • "Area Of Satisfaction" comment from Fallston, MD
    Feb 24, 2015

    The staff was great. The installers were great professionals who explained any questions we had. They did a super job and the install looks nice with clean lines. I have seen other homes with solar panels that don't look nice and clean like ours.

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    Review by Ivy S. of Aberdeen, MD
    Feb 21, 2015

    They were the best company I have ever dealt with. I have owned my home for about 30 years and I have never worked with a better company for anything else.

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    Review by J.G.C. of Edgewater, MD
    Feb 21, 2015

    Great product, but the installation process was clouded by communication challenges.

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    Review by Gerald B. of Hughesville, MD
    Feb 21, 2015

    Everything is working out great so far!

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    Review by D.B.R. of North Potomac, MD
    Feb 21, 2015

    We are very highly satisfied with all of the services provided, and the knowledge of the salesperson helping us make the proper decision for the correct system.

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    Review by Nalini K. of Rockville, MD
    Feb 21, 2015

    I am very impressed with Don Meyers. He is very prompt and returned my calls within minutes. Also, he came to deliver the manual personally. He was very cordial, nice, and professional. Sherise Johnson at the office was extremely patient and helpful. I kept bugging her and asking her questions and she was very helpful. I would highly recommend this company.

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    Review by Jeff D. of Ellicott City, MD
    Feb 21, 2015

    Overall we had a great experience and we would recommend them and use them again.

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    Review by Carlos P. of Bethesda, MD
    Feb 16, 2015

    Excellent and professional interaction.wonderful experience so far!Let the SUN SHINE!!!

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    Review by T.J.D. of Clarksville, MD
    Feb 15, 2015

    The conduit routing was very important to me to avoid marring the look of my home. The guys at Solar Energy World did a superb job and the conduit runs are barely noticeable!

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    Review by Gary W. of Mt Airy, MD
    Feb 14, 2015

    Good company....be sure to ask any and all questions and concerns that you have about a solar system and these folks will make sure you get the answers and Information you need to make a decision that is right for you.

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    Review by Brian C. of Odenton, MD
    Feb 13, 2015

    Solar Energy World and their crew were great!! They were knowledgeable and friend while still getting the job done in a timely manner.

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Affiliations

  • GuildQuality
  • 2012 Qualified Remodeler Top 500
  • Angie's List - 2012 Super Service Award
  • Better Business Bureau
  • ENERGY STAR
  • SunPower Premier Dealer
GuildQuality Member
Guildmember
Since 2012
GuildQuality Master Award Winner
Guildmaster Award Winner
2013, 2014

Types of Work

  • Solar installation (375)
  • Energy efficiency upgrades (264)

Recent Activity

  • 4/01/15 Solar Energy World received feedback from a customer in Glen Burnie, MD.
  • 4/01/15 Solar Energy World received feedback from a customer in Kingsville, MD.
  • 3/11/15 Solar Energy World received feedback from a customer in Washington DC, DC.
  • 3/04/15 Solar Energy World received feedback from a customer in Chaptico, MD.
  • 3/04/15 Solar Energy World received feedback from a customer in Waldorf, MD.

More about Solar Energy World

As a GuildQuality Guildmember, Solar Energy World relies on our customer surveying to help them deliver an exceptional customer experience.

We have surveyed customers on behalf of Solar Energy World in Ellicott City, MD; Gaithersburg, MD; Baltimore, MD; Silver Spring, MD; Rockville, MD; Capitol Heights, MD; Washington, DC; Columbia, MD; Westminster, MD; Glen Burnie, MD; and 185 other cities in Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia and Delaware.

In this report, Solar Energy World has published a summary of the customer feedback they've received since they joined GuildQuality in January 2012. In that time, 444 out of 637 customers (70%) responded to a GuildQuality satisfaction survey, with the most recent response in April 2015.

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