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About Project Solar

Project Solar sells solar panels and equipment for full-service and do-it-yourself installations. It operates across the continental U.S., with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii. Project Solar partners with a network of vetted independent solar installers for full-service solutions. Installations are backed by a 25-year workmanship and equipment warranty. Battery storage and monitoring services are also available, and you can finance your system.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Transparent pricing
  • Financing available
  • 25-year equipment warranty
Cons
  • Not available in Alaska or Hawaii
  • Subcontracted installers

Project Solar service areas

Project Solar serves the majority of the continental U.S.; there are currently no services available in Alaska or Hawaii.

In certain states, Project Solar works with partner installers. If it doesn’t have a partner in your state, there are DIY options available for installing solar panels. You can check Project Solar’s availability in your area on its website.

Project Solar solar panels and equipment

Project Solar uses black-on-black monocrystalline solar panels. It offers the following panels and additional equipment:

  • Solar panels
    • Jinko: 380 to 400 watts
    • Qcells: 390 to 410 watts
  • Inverter: Enphase Energy IQ8 microinverter
  • Racking: IronRidge, Ecofasten and Unirac (varies based on roof type)
  • Batteries
    • Enphase Energy IQ 5P
    • Tesla Powerwall 2
    • Project Solar Power Bank 2000
    • Project Solar Expansion Pack 3000
    • Project Solar Power Bank 600
  • Power bank accessories
    • Project Solar portable solar panels
    • Project Solar EZ Cart

Project Solar installation

Project Solar offers full-service and DIY installation options.

Full-service installations normally take between two and four months to complete. This is from the time the deposit is made to installation. Project Solar installers aren’t employed by the company — they’re independent partner companies that are vetted and NABCEP-certified. Full-service installations include a double-backed warranty.

DIY installations mean you’re responsible for installing the solar system or hiring a third-party installer. For DIY systems, Project Solar handles the design, engineering, permitting and equipment procurement. The products are then shipped directly to you for installation.

Project Solar services

Project Solar offers a solar energy monitoring service through the Enphase app. You can connect it to your system to show how much energy it’s producing versus how much energy you’re consuming.

Project Solar costs

Project Solar offers flat pricing starting at $1.26 per watt at the time of publishing. For DIY equipment, you can expect to pay $1.26 to $1.47 per watt. For a full-service installation, pricing ranges from $1.61 to $1.82 per watt.

Enphase battery installation is around $9,796, though pricing may vary by state. Check Project Solar’s website for more details.

Financing

Project Solar offers financing options without prepayment penalties. It also accepts third-party financing options. With Project Solar partner lenders, there are options for low overall cost or low monthly payments. If you opt for a lower cost overall, you can pay off your loan in a shorter period of time.

Project Solar warranty

Project Solar offers a double-backed 25-year equipment and workmanship warranty. This means Project Solar and its subcontractor installers are liable for the system installation. The warranty also covers panel-related roof leaks. You can also purchase a 12- to 36-month warranty extension for Project Solar's portable battery products.

Project Solar FAQ

What is Project Solar?

Project Solar is a solar panel and equipment dealer. It partners with professional solar panel installers throughout the continental U.S.

How does Project Solar work?

Project Solar sells solar panels and other system equipment. It partners with vetted installers to complete a project. It also offers DIY solar system installation options.

Where is Project Solar available?

Project Solar is available across the continental U.S., with no service available in Alaska or Hawaii. It has full-service and DIY installation options.

Does Project Solar offer storage and monitoring options?

Yes. Battery storage is available for full-service and DIY installations, and you can monitor your energy usage with the Enphase mobile application.

When was Project Solar founded?

Project Solar was founded in 2020.

Is Project Solar legit?

Though it’s a fairly new company, Project Solar seems to be a legitimate solar panel and system dealer. By working with partner installers across the continental U.S., it offers full-service and DIY solar system installation projects.

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    PriceOnline & AppBattery

    Reviewed Feb. 9, 2024

    My experience has been excellent. And I don't feel the need to shop around for any other company. Project Solar is practical. They're well-priced, and they work with their customers. It's a great company. I love that the cart came with Project Solar, and it was fairly priced versus the other ones. So I thought, "You know what? I'll take a chance and order it. If I don't like it, hey, I can always order something else."

    When I went to their website, there was an informative video and I watched it. So, they were upfront. I ordered the kit and it came. There was no hassle. I didn't have to chase my product. It was heavy, but that's what the cart came in for. When began to use it, I fell in love with the ease of use. I've been using it for three months. It has never let me down. It seemed solid state and sturdy. And it has ports for different types of your electronics or plug-in. It charges amazingly fast.

    I would make the solar power panel cord that goes to the battery longer. But that's the only thing I would change. It performed like they said or better than what they claimed that it would. We are so satisfied with this thing. That's why I have recommended it to many of my friends. For people that are seriously interested in getting something like this, I cannot recommend it more highly.

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    Wow, this is an incredible review, Janet! Thank you so much for sharing a detailed account of your experience and our products. We also appreciate your feedback about the solar cable; we're exploring options to offer a longer cable as soon as possible. Thank you again!

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      Customer ServiceInstallation & SetupPrice

      Reviewed Feb. 7, 2024

      I did a lot of research and chose Project Solar for the product that they offered because of the price and I'm more of a DIY person. But they made quite a few mistakes and they're not offering much of a customer service product so you can't expect a whole lot out of them. Compared to a typical company that charges 50 grand, they're only charging a little bit.

      There were miscommunications with the net metering. They kept saying they would do it but they didn't. I kept waiting and my solar system was turned on. They kept making up stories and finally, they told me that I was gonna have to do it myself. I would have been fine with it if they had just been honest but they kept leading me on. But it wasn't that hard of a process and I did it a second time on a rental house. The second time was much easier because I knew what I was doing. Also, they said they would do the grid tie-in but they later said they wouldn't do it and they gave me a credit for that, which was kind of nice. They gave me a gift card.

      If it's somebody that knows how to do stuff themselves – can they rebuild a carburetor and install solar, I'd recommend Project Solar because they provide the product. But if it's somebody who is not a DIYer, then they're not the right company because you gotta be a self-motivator and figure out stuff on your own.

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      Thank you for the feedback, Jesse! We're sorry that there were some rough patches during your first product, and happy that things were better the second time around. We're constantly looking for ways to improve, and honest customer commentary is invaluable. If you have any questions or concerns about your system in the coming years, don't hesitate to reach out--we're happy to help in any way we can!

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      Customer ServiceInstallation & SetupPrice

      Reviewed Jan. 31, 2024

      Project Solar's reps were straightforward. Customer service was fast. It was all over the phone. However, I had to get into my attic, get all the photos and send them to Project Solar. Because they were remotely-based, I had to do everything for them. If it was a local solar company, they would have come to my home and took all those photos. It was an additional work. But given the cost, it's okay.

      Someone else from Los Angeles came all the way here and installed. They had to go with the different places than the drawing. Those places receive more shadow than the actual version of drawing. I bought 12 panels. Two panels were put in a different place that has more shadow. So, my solar energy went less. The person who came to install told me it was very hard to put it in the place that was in the original drawing because they had some openings. So, they could not do that. I wish Project Solar could have found out. But since they had to do everything remotely, that was the best they could do.

      Solar has panels and micro transmitters. I wish Project Solar put an upgraded version. My solar is 395 watts but the end phase transfer would cut it to only 280 or 290. So, 110 watts would go to waste. I thought my solar would produce 395 watts for every panel. But that's not true. Because even though the panel produces that much watts, the DC to AC converter would cut off a lot of those electricity. I wish they told me about all these things. Other than that, they painted all the external tubes.

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      Hello Muthupalaniappan, and thank you for leaving this in-depth review. We're pleased that you are satisfied with your solar, even with the hiccups you experienced. We apologize for the lapse in communication regarding the DC/AC conversion rate. We'll be sure to pass this information on to our team to improve our service as much as possible.

      After receiving a lot of feedback from customers on taking site survey photos, we've recently implemented a professional site survey for Full Install customers. This should help prevent issues with panel placement, like the one you experienced.

      Thank you again for leaving this review, and please reach out if there's anything we can help you with.

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      Installation & SetupTech

      Reviewed Jan. 18, 2024

      Signing up with Project Solar was good because there was no pressure and working with them was very good. They were very upfront and they indicated that they use different vendors to do the installations. Everything went just fine and I had no problems with them. Three guys came over for the installation and they were prompt that I even bought them lunch. They were working out there hard and were doing it fast and providing the lines.

      The only hiccup was the City required to do a rough inspection. It was not the final inspection but the whole system was installed. So, when the inspector came over, he said he couldn’t approve it. He was supposed to do a rough inspection first and make sure that all the brackets and all the things were good before the solar panels were put in. Then, there were a lot of snowstorms. My project was pushed back about a month and a half because of that. I was getting very frustrated. In the end, I had to communicate with the City, the installers and Project Solar. I ended up in the middle of this trying to make the arrangements to talk to each other because they were not communicating.

      The City finally came over and the installers as well. They were able to remove what the City wanted to move so they could do the inspection. The City was good enough to do the rough inspections the same day and then, the installers put the panels that they removed. The final inspection was done and it went through the whole process. For some reason, the information was not communicated right to the installers. Or if they knew, they didn't do it right. Other than that, everything went good.

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      Thanks for this feedback, Oscar! We're glad that everything was sorted out eventually, and we're sorry that your project had some delays. We'll be sure to pass this on to help our team improve as much as possible. Thank you again for the review!

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      Customer ServiceInstallation & SetupTechPriceOnline & AppSavings

      Reviewed Jan. 18, 2024

      I spent some time getting familiar with what I wanted to get accomplished and Project Solar’s system seemed to work okay for me. The process was simple as long as you're fairly knowledgeable of interacting online. There was a little bit of a problem with communicating back and forth between my energy supplier, Xcel, and Project Solar just because Xcel wasn't doing a good job. So, I finally wrote letters to the governor and asked for his intervention, and the system was approved out of Xcel the next day.

      The installation was good. Project Solar contracted through a local company here in Grand Junction and the company that installed mine is a solar company that works out of Parachute, Colorado, which is 20 miles away, and it worked out well. There was an issue because I couldn't see the system working online on my iPhone. It was just dead. But I knew I was generating electricity because I would read the meter and it would be less every day. So, they needed to replace some sort of a little circuit board that was part of the in-phase system. That didn't work out too well because there wasn’t a good system set up to compensate the installer to come back and replace that circuit board and then get paid to do that. We finally worked that out but it wasn't clean. Other than that, my system works great. I'm waiting for spring to get here so I can generate more.

      I paid $10 a month to Xcel as an administrative fee. Otherwise, my electric bill is always zero, then the administrative fee and the natural gas, which is making everybody broke these days. I'm gonna generate probably 1,500 to 2,000 excess kilowatts by March because March is the end of the year from the installation. So, I'm installing little electric appliances around the house to use up part of that excess. I installed an electric wall heater in one of our bathrooms so, when you go in there, you don't heat up the whole house to take a shower. You’re just going to turn on the electric heater, warm up the bathroom, go in and take a shower, and then turn the heater back off. The bathroom is way warmer. But I don't see it in my electric generation. So, I'm gonna put more in. I'm gonna keep adding things until I see that I'm gonna come out even for the year.

      Every time I talked to customer service, I got positive feedback or the help I received was good. We did a first design and that was a good one. Then I had a new roof put on my house which changed how we could configure the panels, so we had to do a redesign. That all went smoothly and people were cooperating and understood what I was trying to get done. The only thing that made me go from using a local company versus Project Solar was the price. It’s excellent. I got an equivalent or better system out of Project Solar for a third less the money. People ask me how I like Project Solar and I tell them they should use them. They’ll like it.

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      Thank you for the review, Gary! This feedback will definitely help us improve our process and service. It's great to hear that you're pleased with the price you paid, and we're sorry there were some rough patches. We are glad that everything worked out in the end. Electrifying your appliances to save more on fuel costs is an amazing tip!

      Customer ServiceInstallation & SetupPriceMaintenance

      Reviewed June 25, 2024

      My experience with Project Solar has been a nightmare, involving over 160 emails and culminating in a pigeon infestation. I began my project with them in March 2021, initially attracted by their lower prices compared to other solar providers. Initially, everything seemed fine, and I even convinced my father to sign up with them. However, the problems began soon after.

      It took six submittals and months for them to pass permitting with the state of Arizona. Once permitting was complete, the pricing became an issue as the initial quote was incorrect, leading to a compromise that still ended up costing slightly more. During installation, they confused my address with my father's, causing further delays and confusion. Additionally, the panels originally quoted were not available, resulting in a smaller system than expected, and critter guard, which was not included in the initial quote, added another $400 to the cost.

      Post-installation, I noticed small leaks on my interior walls, which I reported immediately. Project Solar refused to take responsibility, leading to months of unresolved issues. During this time, I also discovered a pigeon infestation due to a 4-inch gap left by the critter guard installed by Project Solar. The nests caused roof damage and leaks during Arizona's monsoon season. After 50 emails, they finally sent someone to address the issue, but the repairs were minimal, and the flood damage inside my home remains unresolved. Moreover, the pigeons have breached the critter guard again. In summary, do not work with this company.

      Installation & SetupPrice

      Reviewed May 14, 2024

      Having spent countless hours/days/weeks trying to decide which solar company to use, dealing with the other guys and their salespeople, it was a breath of fresh air to find Project Solar! Quite aside from fabulous price (which was considerably lower than the nearest competitor), Project Solar’s team do a great job of finding the right balance between being there when you need them, and never hassling you to sign a deal. That kind of approach is (as you’ll find out while shopping for solar) different, very welcome, and a deal-maker for me.

      Basically, I saved $6k compared to the nearest competitor, had a great install experience, and feel like I made absolutely the right decision. As I’m building another property, Project Solar will be getting more business from me too - I’m happy enough to unreservedly go straight to them for that project. A highly recommended company, great people, and a truly excellent business model.

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      Reviewed April 8, 2024

      There was no sales pressure with Project Solar. Before that, I met with some solar companies as well but it was too much pressure to me. They wanted me to sign immediately. With Project Solar, though I signed up in November, I proceeded the following year. When I was ready, I contacted them and the consultation started. Whenever I called, they took my call. They explained the process, what needed to be done and how I could follow up with my energy provider to get the things done quickly.

      My friend and I installed at the same point of time, but mine got activated 20 days. The process was very transparent. I knew what was happening, where I was at each stage. The local contractor was very friendly as well. They also explained how I could reach out to them and Project Solar if there was some problem. The system gives the same features that other big companies give, and it's cost-efficient. For the same amount of kilowatts, my friend installed a higher rate whereas I am done with $13,000 and he paid $24,000. We both are producing the same amount of energy now. If you know how to install things, it's even cheaper.

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      Price

      Reviewed April 8, 2024

      I moved into a new bigger house and I was expecting to get big utility bills. I started researching all the different solar companies and getting solar. I decided to go to Project Solar because it seemed to me like they have less of the middle people. It was a lower cost and more efficient for me to get it through them than get it with some other companies that have a lot of middle people. I'll recommend them.

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      Tech

      Reviewed April 6, 2024

      The sign-up process at Project Solar was very easy and convenient and I liked it. They were very transparent and upfront with everything they told me and what they did. The installers were always responsive and informed me of what they were doing or going to do. Overall, it was a very good experience.

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      Project Solar Company Information

      Company Name:
      Project Solar
      Company Type:
      Private
      Year Founded:
      2020
      City:
      Orem
      State/Province:
      UT
      Country:
      United States
      Website:
      projectsolar.com