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The EnergySage Solar Marketplace connects homeowners with local, prescreened, qualified solar energy installers that match consumers’ financial goals, lifestyle and budget. Homeowners that use EnergySage can access reviews, pricing info and contact information for more than 500 of the industry's best solar power installers.

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    Pros

    • Easy quote comparison tool
    • Online quotes available
    • Free solar power savings calculator

    Cons

    • Installers not in all areas

    Bottom Line

    EnergySage’s solar advisors and abundant online resources make going solar easy. It's free for homeowners to use and puts all of the communication between the customer and the installer in one place.

    What is EnergySage?

    The EnergySage Solar Marketplace is a free service that makes it easy to list your property, specify your needs and accept qualified quotes from solar power system companies. Its panel of solar advisors is on hand to answer your questions and connect you with the resources you need to make an informed decision. If you're new to solar and unsure about where to begin, EnergySage helps you take the first step toward more sustainable living.

    EnergySage services and features

    EnergySage offers resources for homeowners who are considering going solar, including a network of fully screened solar installers, explanations of different ways to finance your solar upgrades and guides to help you understand solar leases and power purchase agreements.

    With EnergySage:

    1. You set up a property profile with the required information, including your home’s location and energy usage.
    2. EnergySage’s solar advisors gather the best companies for you. These companies then compete with each other to offer the best quote.
    3. You receive these quotes in an easy-to-understand format that shows each company’s prices, technology, install dates and financing options.
    4. You can then compare the quotes. EnergySage answers any questions you have about the solar energy process, helps you filter through quotes and enables you to choose the best installer.
    5. Once you decide which quote you like, you accept the offer directly through EnergySage.

    EnergySage FAQ

    What is EnergySage?
    EnergySage is an online marketplace that provides homeowners with resources regarding going solar and connects them with qualified installers in their area. This service is a one-stop shop for everything about solar panel installation, including receiving quotes, communicating with technicians and signing contracts.
    How does EnergySage make money?
    EnergySage is free for consumers, but installers pay a small fee to be a part of the EnergySage Solar Marketplace.
    Can EnergySage calculate how much solar power I need?
    The number of panels you need varies based on multiple factors, including panel performance and how much sunlight your house receives. While EnergySage can't give you a definitive answer, the company can connect you with professionals in the industry that can. EnergySage also has online resources that break down the solar process in detail and help homeowners understand how solar can help them.
    Does EnergySage have any accreditation or affiliations?
    EnergySage partners with organizations such as Go Solar California, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, Environment America and other leading groups dedicated to solar education.

    Is EnergySage legit?

    Yes, EnergySage is legit. The company is dedicated to being a transparent marketplace for homeowners all over the country. The company has an easy-to-use website, and it partners with top professionals across the United States to provide solar power to customers. The company’s educational resources are also excellent for anyone thinking of installing a solar power system for their home.

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Sept. 11, 2021

    I requested solar quotes in the Phoenix Arizona area for 8.8 Kw of panels. I supplied my address and selected my rooftop from a satellite image. The various companies could determine if there were roof or sun obstructions and confirm there was an adequate amount of space and the approximate azimuth to determine the solar exposure. Using my current electric bill, my energy usage could be calculated. Energy Sage provides the option to prevent the bidding companies from contacting me directly while I waited for 4 bids to come in ranging from $2.20 to $2.25 per watt, about what I expected. I studied the offered equipment and company feedback and selected the best company. I contacted the company and signed an installation contract. I am very pleased with the process. Right after signing the contract, Energy Sage sent me an email to inform me that there was a rebate on the panels, and I signed up for the rebate offer.

    EnergySage response

    Thank you for your review Robin! We are glad that we could help you find the right installer for your project. We try to help all of our customers get multiple competitive quotes on their projects while also respecting their privacy. We hope that you enjoy your panels, and if there is anything else that you need please feel free to reach out!

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    Rated with 1 star
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    Original review: June 23, 2021

    I thought the idea of this service was good until I found out they are essentially lying to all of their customers by intentionally withholding the actual cost of a solar installation. Their system is designed to present hypothetical "savings" and "tax credit" costs for each proposal, but when you dig into the proposal, you'll find the cost is insanely excessive (and IMO absurd). As such, they force their customers to waste hours communicating with numerous companies that obfuscate the actual cost until you finally crawl through all of the "savings" and "tax credit" garbage only to find a basic system costs around $40,000 out of pocket (when it's presented in a misleading fashion to think it's only $22,000). They intentionally do this because the cost of Solar is "insane" for what you get unless you are projecting use of more than 20 years. Regardless of anyone's opinion on the validity of solar, the fact they hide the actual cost is a red flag in and of itself.

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      Rated with 5 stars
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: Sept. 16, 2018

      EnergySage made the entire process of going solar incredibly easy and user friendly, from inputting basic property details to getting multiple quotes from reputable contractors for reasonable prices. The first solar company I contacted before learning about EnergySage was going to charge over $18k for a small 2.5 kW system. Ended up at $6.6k through EnergySage. Highly recommend!

      18 people found this review helpful

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        EnergySage Company Information

        Company Name:
        EnergySage
        Address:
        120 Water St
        City:
        Boston
        State/Province:
        MA
        Postal Code:
        02109
        Country:
        United States
        Website:
        www.energysage.com