Solar energy use has been on the rise in the United States. It has been estimated that this year, California will generate over 12 percent of its electricity using solar power.
This is a large increase from 2015 when the usage was 6 percent. The growth in solar energy might be aided by the growing popularity of solar panels.
Many people have begun to look at solar as a more cost-effective option for energy. This article will review several solar companies in Los Angeles to see which are the best or worst. We’ll give you the pros and cons of each company. Let’s get started.
Services Comparison Chart
|NAME||Best Solar Power||Kota Energy Group||Ameco Solar||BSW Roofing & Solar||AWS Solar|
|FEATURES / SERVICES OFFERED||Full-Service Solar Panel Sales and Installation||Full-Service Solar Panel Sales and Installation||Solar electric|
Solar hot water and Solar commercial
|Full Service and roofing||Full Service |
Sales and installation
|Financing?||Yes, plus rebate and tax credit info||Yes, plus rebate and tax credit info||Yes, plus rebate and tax credit info||Yes, plus rebate and tax credit info||Unknown|
Best Solar Companies in Los Angeles Reviewed
Best Solar Power Inc is a solar energy company that is located in Los Angeles. It began offering energy generation solutions back in 2005.
It operates out of a massive 100,000 square foot facility. The company has installed over 5,000 solar power systems throughout the world. Best Solar Power boasts that it is the “largest solar energy company in California” with over 2,000 customers in the city of Los Angeles alone.
They sell solar energy storage systems as well as rooftop solar systems. This helps customers add more power to their homes in the afternoons and evenings.
The company has provided energy solutions for customers in California, Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, and New York.
- Stellar customer service
- Very knowledgeable technicians
- Representatives stay in contact during the entire project
- Certified technicians
- Some customers (less than 1%) have complained of poor service.
Kota Energy Group is one of the largest, if not the largest, solar companies in Los Angeles. They offer rooftop, ground-mounted, panel, and more to install solar panels on your roof.
The company is a locally owned and operated solar company committed to keeping the community green by supporting renewable energy. They provide these services in the Los Angeles area.
They also have customer service agents in Santa Monica and San Jose.
The company offers 10-year warranties on solar systems. Their installation team is highly skilled and can handle any size of the system.
The company offers several pricing plans. They also offer to finance for customers.
- Very informative website
- Customer service is very helpful
- Highly trained technicians
- Interest seems quite high for financing
- Some customers have mentioned pushy sales tactics
3. Ameco Solar
Ameco Solar has been based in Los Angeles since 1974. They handle new solar panel installations for residential and commercial clients in the area. They also do design.
The company is also a member of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Solar Business Council (NREL). They currently have 45 employees and are located in Los Angeles.
Ameco Solar says: “We provide the highest level of solar design expertise and service available, and we’re dedicated to your success in the solar business, from design and installation to compliance with solar accounting laws and state-required reporting.”
- Owned by parent company AECOM, which has installed over 600,000 solar installations in the US
- We would say the problem is rare, but some customers have reported issues with communication with the company, needing multiple calls to resolve.
BSW Roofing & Solar has several different options. It does not necessarily just do solar panel installation, as it does also install roofs and solar panels.
BSW also gives energy and financial advice and can have the home checked for mold and/or radon concerns.
Some of BSW’s biggest downfalls are that their billing is not direct deposit. This could mean that the customer will be forced to wait for their payment before they can even put their solar panel on.
They use two main solar panel manufacturers, but one of them LG, offers a whopping 25 year warranty on their panels.
If you are looking to install your solar panels as soon as possible, this might be a major detriment to the sales experience.
- Financing available
- Long warranties from the panel manufacturer
- Some customers have reported difficulties with getting a written estimate for projects
- Communication can be a bit slow, but the customer service is very helpful
5. AWS Solar
Operating under the name of AWS Solar, this company was founded in 1992 by Jerry Wimer. They are a leader in the Los Angeles and Southern California solar marketplace.
They have a wide selection of solar panels and they are the only company in Los Angeles that offers a free analysis of your solar cost, via their app.
They also have a team of solar consultants ready to work with you to help you find the right solar company for you.
Although there are links for financing, the web page seems to be empty, so we cannot comment on those services.
- Several locations in Los Angeles
- Friendly consultants
- Limited selection of panels
- Some web pages are empty
And there you have it. We really hope you enjoyed this review on the best solar companies in Los Angeles.
The battle was fierce, but in the end we have to give the top spot to Best Solar Inc based on their overall range of services, quality and customer reviews.