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)
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.
Brent Cotton worked with me and he always returned my calls.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
Overall we had a great experience and we would recommend them and use them again.
Everything is working out great so far!
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.
Great product, but the installation process was clouded by communication challenges.
Excellent and professional interaction.wonderful experience so far!Let the SUN SHINE!!!
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!
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.
Solar Energy World and their crew were great!! They were knowledgeable and friend while still getting the job done in a timely manner.
My interactions with Solar Energy World people were all very positive. All work was done on time, and I frequently asked questions which were answered politely and professionally. I was very pleased with the entire preparation and installation process.
Hard to single out individuals when we were pleased with the entire experience. When you remember names months after the project is complete, that must mean you were impressed, so I'd mention Pat O'Brien and Victor, the electrician.
The system performance is as good or better than was promised.
Friendly, professional people worked with us through the whole process of installation and getting our systems hooked up. A company good enough to recommend to my in-laws (and get a referral check when they signed up, too).
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; Elkridge, MD; and 181 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, 436 out of 621 customers (70%) responded to a GuildQuality satisfaction survey, with the most recent response in February 2015.
Solar Energy World surveys all of their customers shortly after the completion of work, and their feedback appears in the summary on this page.
If you are a Solar Energy World customer, and if Solar Energy World completed work for you after January of 2012 but you haven't yet received a survey, please let us know.
Solar Energy World is a candidate for a 2015 Guildmaster Award.
The Guildmaster Awards recognize exemplary service among home builders, remodelers,
developers, and home services contractors.
to review this year's qualifications.
To be eligible for consideration, Solar Energy World must survey all of their customers.
If you are a recent customer of Solar Energy World and have not yet received a customer satisfaction survey, please let us know. We need your feedback in order to conduct a thorough review of Solar Energy World's application.