Kate, Ipsun customer, November 2022: “Ipsun Solar did a great job from start to finish! They helped answer all of our questions and showed us what to expect during our sales call. We greatly appreciat…ed the updates from our project manager through the permit process. And installation only took one day! We loved the fact that they are a B-Corporation and used all USA Made equipment. I definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a high quality solar installer.”
Tyler C – McLean, VA – October 2022: “The Company was professional and the installation looks great. I specifically sought them out as they are a B corporation and seem really committed to the goal of…widespread adoption of renewable energy. During my first year of use, I did notice that the panels weren’t generating as much power as anticipated. However, the Company worked with me and installed additional panels free of charge to make sure my panels were generating a rate consistent with the original expectations. I really appreciate this Company as they are clearly focused on customer satisfaction. I continue to recommend them to friends/family looking for solar installs.”
Joyce H, Washington DC, August 7, 2022: “We received quotes from several companies and narrowed them down to three. In terms of sticker cost, Ipsun wasn’t the cheapest BUT it also wasn’t the most expe…nsive and turned out to be the cheapest when we looked at the cost per unit of electricity produced. The proposed design for our system covered as much of our roof as possible and didn’t overpromise the number of panels that could be installed, which we felt one of the companies may have done. Our sales manager John was great, both at presenting the benefits of going solar as well as answering all of our many questions (not just during our initial call but also afterwards when we were trying to make a decision and even throughout the process). The company itself is also a B corporation, which was a nice bonus. We’ve been very pleased with all of Ipsun’s work. Everything that Ipsun controlled was smooth, clear, and well-communicated. The company provides an app where you can keep track all of the progress they’re making in terms of getting your solar panels operational. At some point, we were assigned Brandon as our project manager and he was just as responsive as John at answering any questions we had about how things were going. The slowest part of the entire process was getting approval from Pepco for multiple things, which is out of Ipsun’s hands. Our solar panels are now operational and catching the last rays of summer. It took about 6 months from the initial decision to go with Ipsun to turning on our system. On average, we’ve been producing enough electricity to cover all of our needs. With the new federal tax credit, we’re thinking about getting a solar battery next year. If we do, we’d definitely go with Ipsun to get that installed and set up.”
Tyler C, McLean VA, August 2022: “The Company was professional and the installation looks great. I specifically sought them out as they are a B corporation and seem really committed to the goal of wi…despread adoption of renewable energy. During my first year of use, I did notice that the panels weren’t generating as much power as anticipated. However, the Company worked with me and installed additional panels free of charge to make sure my panels were generating a rate consistent with the original expectations. I really appreciate this Company as they are clearly focused on customer satisfaction. I continue to recommend them to friends/family looking for solar installs.”
Michael F, Fairfax VA, July 2022: “Ipsun designed and installed our solar system last year. We became fully operational in November. The system has worked even better than expected thus far, with an …even larger drop in our electric bills than we had expected. The team at Ipsun has been a pleasure to work with, including post installation, with a quick repair of a malfunctioning inverter. We would highly recommend going solar and doing so with Ipsun!”
Dec 2020: I just wanted to leave a quick review and say that Ipsun has been great to work with. From the very beginning, they were communicative and walked me through every step. Although COVID made e…verything a bit slower and more difficult, I basically got to sit back and let them take care of everything, which they did. When the time came for the install, the team was very quick, professional, and did a clean job, which looks great. I would not hesitate to recommend Ipsun and I am looking forward to cranking out the kilowatts.
May 2021: Had a ~16.6 kW system installed on my roof. Very courteous service and they took the time to explain how the system worked and how to maximize tax credits. Also provided within their estimat…e the ability to add battery storage later and made sure to include other needed items such as squirrel guards, etc. Also provided a guarantee on annual output of the system and offered free for the first year an additional third-party output/monitoring guarantee from Omnidian.
Pricing and financing very transparent with great partner. System install was quick and easy and the system is performing with net metering in place. Prepare yourself for permitting and inspection del…ays and relax. – January, 2022
February 2022: Great group to work with from sales to installation to regulatory approval. Competitive rates, socially conscious B Corp (they pay their workers a living wage)….
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IPSUN SOLAR is absolutely great. They worked with me for a no-cost contract and then followed through with an excellent design and flawless execution, including installation. They did a great job with…all the regulatory and permitting requirements, including resolving a particular tricky issue with the power company. Would definitely use them again. Highly recommended! – March, 2022
Superb products, delivered by excellent team of knowledgeable professionals, always very polite and easy to work with. – March, 2022…
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April 2022: Wonderful crew! They had to wait for me to get home and were totally accepting of that. It was a freezing cold, windy day – even with some snow flurries and they worked non stop to finish …the job in one day. They even vacuumed inside my house! I hope you give them all a raise or bonus. They deserve it. Thanks Ed, Mike, Robert(?) and Chris
I [had Ipsun install] a whole house solar system (44 panels) in a house we had just built. I received quotes from 5 solar companies. Ipsun’s price was very competitive and the sales person, Patrick,…was incredibly helpful. Just a heads [up] the entire process from paying the down payment to passing the inspection and going live took about 4 months. So, it isn’t fast. But Ipsun kept me informed on the status every step of the way. [It’s] too early to tell how much energy the panels are producing. All in all, I highly recommend Ipsun. (Edited for clarity)
IPSUN customer service and communication have been stellar throughout the sales and installation process, despite several small technical issues, which they quickly resolved. Josh Butler, in particula…r, was very responsive and helpful. – May 2022
Excellent company. Always responsive to my questions. They install a good product at a fair price and are friendly and punctual. Highly recommend. – Mohamed A. of Alexandria, VA…
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January 2022, from a recent customer in the Ashburn VA area: Great company, spreading solar adoption in NOVA. They were knowledgeable, professional and not pushy at all. They respected our time and di…dn’t do the gimmicky sales thing. Reasonably priced and they partner with Clean Energy Credit Union to provide financing, which is great. Installation team was fantastic, respectful of our property and very professional. Installed all 28 panels in 1 day, amazing! We’ve had the system operating for about 4 months now, has been humming along making clean, renewable energy without a hiccup. Thanks, Ipsun!
11/5/21: “We spent a fair amount of time deciding which solar company to go with and Ipsun was the clear choice. The important considerations for us were that the company had an established track reco…rd, first-rate technical expertise, and solid evidence of doing business ethically. We did not look for the lowest price we could get, but we did want to be confident that we were getting a fair price. We have been delighted with every aspect of dealing with Ipsun. Every Ipsun person we’ve worked with has been first rate: knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. Our specific needs were very much taken into account during the design process. There was no pressure to buy anything we didn’t need, but care was taken that our system would be adequately sized. Ipsun’s quote wasn’t the lowest we got, but it was the one that provided the most value in terms of price vs capacity. Everything about the physical installation on the house looks beautiful – exactly to the design document. It was a pleasure to see the electrician and rooftop installers at work — they obviously take pride in doing excellent work. Now our installation is now complete. We’ve passed our final county inspection and gotten permission to turn-on from our electric utility Dominion Energy. It’s only been a week with the system running, but it’s already obvious that it’s very unlikely we’ll ever see another electric bill. Even on a rainy day we produce enough juice to run the house during the day, and on a fully sunny day we produce enough for almost three days and nights. We’re not running the AC, of course, in November, but the days are much shorter now and the sun is less bright. We can see from the new two-way net meter that so far we’ve sold back three times more electricity than we’ve purchased. One thing we’ve learned from talking to neighbors who also got solar, but not from Ipsun, is that there are many bureaucratic steps along the way which can become pitfalls. County building permits and inspections, power utility company applications and approvals. All of these details were completely handled by Ipsun for us. Unlike an unfortunate neighbor who went with another company, we never found ourselves going “round and round” with the county inspector, the utility company, and their solar company. With Ipsun, everything was hassle free.”
“Most pleased with the installation, monitoring, and adjusting the three sets of solar panels that were installed on the roofs of the campus at our church, Our Lady Queen of Peace in South Arlington.”…-Luc DeWulf, Arlington VA
10/22/21: “Very prompt and professional service, even after installation to correct minor glitches.” -Mieke Waelkens-Ghesquiere, Potomac MD …
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8/27/21: “A superb crew! Polite, respectful, and extremely skilled. A pleasure to work with! Thanks, you guys!”…
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11/4/2020 – “We are very glad to have used Ipsun! From start to finish, the team was responsive, professional and top-notch. Working with Elizabeth was terrific–she represents Ipsun wonderfully, an…d was a pleasure to work with. Same can be said with all the other staff we engaged with. Financing through the Clean Energy Credit Union was a huge reason why we were drawn to Ipsun. Also, we found their panels to be superior to other companies, namely higher productivity, and that they were flat to the roof (they also found a way to fit more panels on the roof too). Entire process occurred during pandemic, and all staff safely followed social distancing, etc. Would strongly recommend Ipsun.” -Ben Kairn, Washington DC
10/7/20: Ipsun installed our system in July and the system was turned on last month. We were pleased with the professionalism of the installation team and their attention to detail. The panels are aes…thetically pleasing, and I have had several positive comments from neighbors on their good looks. We are looking forward to reducing our utility bill and contributing to the health of our environment for generations to come.
7/8/20: The system that Ipsun Solar installed has brought our electricity bill to zero for the last year. Ipsun’s customer service has been excellent. They kept us informed throughout the installation…process and proactively reached out to inform us about Virginia’s new SRECs.
7/22/20: Ipsun solar was a great company to work with, after many proposals I found Ipsun to be the best option for me. I had a lot of questions and they were all answered in a timely manner. I want t…o personally thank everyone at Ipsun including the hardworking guys that came to install the solar panels. The panels have been working great and I would recommend Ipsun solar to anyone who is thinking about going solar.
7/24/20: We had solar installed by Ipsun this past November and everything has been great. Everyone at the company is very friendly and responsive to needs and concerns. We had a few minor issues come…up, such as a faulty panel from the manufacturer, and everything was resolved quickly. I would highly recommend Ipsun for a solar install.
7/17/20: We’ve had our system for almost a full year and have covered 92% of our energy needs and couldn’t be happier with our system, our reduced carbon footprint, and Ipsun. Ipsun is an amazing comp…any. They were very professional and courteous throughout the installation process and always quick to address any questions I had. They even returned promptly several months after installation to relocate a cable and recently proactively reached out to advise of a new solar credit available to us. They truly take great care of their customers. Prices were quite reasonable and the financing options were great. I can’t say enough positive things about Ipsun. I highly recommend a no pressure consultation if you’ve ever pondered going solar.
4/15/20: My solar panels recently stopped producing power. I contacted Ipsun about it, on Easter weekend, in the middle of COVID-19. The maintenance department quickly took a look at my system remotel…y and determined that there was an issue with the inverter. They recommended a reset of the circuit breaker, which fixed the problem, and now the panels are producing again. Now that is service! Thanks again Ipsun!
Thanks Ipsun Solar team! The crew that came today was really great. Dave did a great job of leading all the work. I’m very happy with the way the panels look, was glad to see the specs/reviews o…n the JuiceBox and Dave was able to install that inside the garage while drilling a whole for the charger cable access to the driveway. So very happy with the work!
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Ipsun Power! Everyone we worked with was thoroughly professional. They did a great job of explaining each step in the process, from the initial evaluation a…nd proposal, through the installation, all the way to flipping the switch. The actual installation was smooth and speedy, and the installers cleaned up after themselves so well that you couldn’t even tell they had been there. They sent us copies of all forms we would need to apply for the solar tax credit. The panels are working beautifully and already earning their keep! We may be a little obsessive about checking the website every day to see how much power the panels have generated! We would definitely use them again and would unreservedly recommend them to anyone.
My solar panels system in Arlington, VA was just turned on. I’m really happy with the experience I had working with Ipsun Solar. I now have 26 panels on the side of the home and 15 on the back and i…t will be making a major impact on my Dominion bills. By financing the solar project, I get affordable monthly payments that are really easy to handle – Patrick explained exactly how that would work so it’s been a very clear process. The day the solar installers came went really well coordinating with their team was easy. Thanks Ipsun Solar for a great solar project.
We had a great experience with Ipsun Solar and highly recommend them. Ipsun put 11 panels on our roof. We didn’t know much about the details of solar technology and Ipsun patiently answered every qu…estion we had. Once we signed they efficiently took care of permitting and HOA approvals. One of our favorite parts was how well they kept us informed. We received an email update every Tuesday, so we knew how things were moving along. Installation day was wonderful. They showed up when they said they would, were respectful, were very kind and patient with a curious toddler, and cleaned up when they were done. We appreciated that all of the folks who were up on the roof wore safety harnesses. Something that impressed me was how prepared Ipsun was for the inspection process. The process to get the system turned on was also efficient. There is an app that we they give you that allows you to track your production. Ipsun Solar was great to work with.
Ipsun’s solar power installation was seamless. Very happy with the performance and aesthetic look of my Ipsun system….
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Ipsun Solar is a fantastic company to do business with! I could not be happier, from the initial meeting with Patrick, to the survey meeting with Humza and finally today’s installation. Everyone was 1…00% professional, extremely cooperative and communicative! This is exactly how business should be done. The entire process took three months from the initial meeting until installation. The CEO even got involved to help move the permitting process along! The crew arrived this morning at the crack of dawn and completed the installation in a little over eight hours. Ipsun was even able to assist with very low cost financing which put us on the path to energy independence much quicker and cheaper than I ever anticipated. You can feel good about helping the planet and putting money back in your pocket. Most people think an install like this is too expensive. That couldn’t be further from the truth. We are purchasing the system over time, making payments which are slightly less than our energy bill (not factoring in the inevitable increase in the cost of electricity). Thank you Ipsun Solar!!
Our experience with Ipsun was awesome! From beginning to end the process flowed like a well oiled machine. We found all levels of staff from sales, technical, installers and office to be totally c…lient centered, helpful and professional. We originally expected an installation time of two to three months. Instead we were surprised that our system was installed, all permits and inspection completed, meter placed by Dominion and producing solar power in less than six weeks! We are very pleased with the installation and our relationship to Ipsun. They have been helpful with any followup questions as we go along. We are happy to recommend Ipsun to anyone considering a solar installation.
My solar project was completed last October and has been running smoothly, providing lots of clean energy! Working with Ipsun was very easy, they handled all the permitting, HOA applications, and of c…ourse every aspect of design and installation. They have always been responsive to my questions, before and after job complete. I highly recommend this company, in addition to great service, they had the best rates I could find as well.
Ipsun has done fantastic work for me. Even if I am not a technical expert in solar energy, they took their time to explain everything clearly, answer all my questions, and it felt great to have such s…upport before taking those big decisions. From start to end, superb partnership! I highly recommend them.
They explained to me in detail how solar works, even via integrative app function. I was able to see in real time how much energy that each household appliance consumes. Very helpful indeed! Thanks, I…psun Power!
Excellent. Give these guys a go and you won’t be disappointed. They designed and installed my residential solar system in DC. Dealt with permitting and inspections. Customer service above and beyond….
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The crew at Ipsun Power were great to work with, making the whole process easy. It started when they came out to the house to discuss the project. They started work on a proposal, and came out again t…o photograph the roof and finalize the design. Gave me a number of options for size and financing, handled all the permits and paperwork, and walked me through the whole procedure. Installation was quick and professional, took about a day and a half. Everyone on their team was friendly and professional. I would recommend them to anyone in the DMV area!
I am pleased to be able to recommend Herve Billiet and Ipsun Power as our solar company! From start to finish, Ipsun kept us informed about the progress of our project. I felt comfortable knowing that…our system was being designed to fit our needs and budget. Everything proceeded as expected. The installation crew was prompt, courteous, professional, and cleaned up after themselves. We were able to consult with the company after the system was up and running to be sure our electric bills matched expectations and have access to monitoring data. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Ipsun even files the property tax exemption paperwork as well as providing paperwork for income tax credits. I would not hesitate to recommend Ipsun Power if you are interested in making a difference with solar power!
Herve of Ipsun Power is a great communicator, who took the time to answer the many questions I had about going solar. He and his colleague conducted a thorough analysis of my property, and quoted a ve…ry competitive price. I would definitely recommend Ipsun Power based on their responsiveness, customer service, and attention to detail.
The most important thing to me about a business is customer service. I have all positive things to say about the customer support I received from Ipsun Power. The team was responsive, receptive to all…my questions, and explained everything to me – I didn’t feel alone throughout the entire process. Even after installation, they reached out to me to ensure everything was okay. They went above and beyond. Excellent service!
2018: “Ipsun Power installed a car charger at my house. They did an excellent job, handling the circuit breaker, permits, and connection to the Siemens charger. If I go solar, will definitely go with …them in the future!” **Update, January 2022: Walking my community, I couldn’t help but notice the solar system installed in the next court. When I contacted Ipsun Solar, I received a quote several thousand dollars less than expected along with a presentation showing expected production, placement on the roof, and payback. I was very impressed. I had Ipsun Solar install both a solar system and an EV charger for my townhouse as I was interested in an electric/plug-in hybrid for my next vehicle. Since then (installed in January/February 2019), the system’s produced about 55-65% of my power requirements including my new plug-in hybrid use. With a payback of 8 years, I’m already almost 1 into it and couldn’t be happier!
From beginning to end, Ipsun Power completed their job effectively and professionally. Herve was personally very responsive and helped answer questions. I received a proposal that presented an opti…on to own the solar system or to have a no up-front cost installation. The benefits of each were clearly laid out. Once a decision was made to install a system, all the details were handled by Ipsun Power. Installation was completed in one day. Ipsun Power handled all the paperwork and coordinated the process with PEPCO. Overall, I’m very satisfied with the work and would recommend the benefits of solar while you can get them!
Amazing service. I had ordered the monitoring device that needed upgrading. Herve was quick to respond and accommodate what it was that I needed. Sent it out with no fuss. It was a pleasure to see …responsiveness and good communication in a company as so many lack this skill.
I first became aware of Ipsun when my Enphase Envoy suddenly quit on me and they happened to be the closest Enphase provider in my area (Washington DC Metro). They responded with lightening speed to s…end me a replacement and followed up to be sure I was able to install it with no problems. At the end of December we had part of our roof torn off in a wind storm and had to have it quickly replaced. Ipsun to the rescue to have our existing system moved off the roof so that repairs could be done. So impressed with their work and feeling like a VIP client, I looked to them to expand on my system. They innovated a solar awning to allowed for an additional 5 panels that beautifully integrated into our system. Not only did it add to our power production, it also works having a passive effect! I highly recommend Ipsun and if I had more room would absolutely have them expand even more on my system.
First and foremost, they are THE BEST! I have a large home (over 8,000 square feet). Their pricing and their professionalism are far better than the competition. The system installation has complet…ely met my expectations and exceeded. Everything went thoroughly smoothly, without a hitch. There have been absolutely NO maintenance issues since installation. Honestly, I wouldn’t waste my time with any other company.
They upgraded my solar panels to LG 360 watt panels for higher performance and efficiency. Professional, responsive, helpful, and knowledgeable staff. I recommend them to everyone thinking about going…solar.
Straight shooters. My situation was unusual in that I wanted to replace an existing system while using components. And then when the utility capped the size of my proposed system, I fought back by fil…ing a complaint. This added more than a half a year to the project, but Ipsun stuck with me. I researched my situation enough that at times I had something to teach Ipsun. But they always listened, never talking down to me. And when it came time to install they delivered as promised, on time.
Just got approval for our 9.6kW system installed by Ipsun. They were great to work with all along the way. I believe you can really measure a company you’re working with by how they deal with the unex…pected issues. We encountered one, not caused by Ipsun, and they worked with us to solve the problem and get us exactly what we wanted. I definitely recommend contacting them if you’re interested in going solar.
Above and beyond: this phrase could have been created with Ipsun in mind. Working through my solar installation felt as though a dear friend (or a bunch of them!) took me by the hand and led me gen…tly through it. Each aspect was thoroughly described and explained. I felt confident making decisions with the depth of knowledge provided – never with the hint of superiority or exasperation that is so common. Everyone at Ipsun seems to be downright excited to teach the entire solar process. The speedy replies to emails were breathtaking. Every question I had along the way was patiently answered. When the power company balked at the number of panels to be installed, they quickly handled it, explaining the necessity for it (relatives moving in). They even started to help me find financing as part of their services (though I took care of it). Installation was quick (~2 days) and masterful. AND for the first time ever, I did not have to clean up after workers! I am so proud to have a spectacular solar array providing my power. I count myself lucky to have had this experience with Ipsun Solar.
These guys are amazing. They found a way to maximize the number of panels on my roof allowing us to save. They were communicative the entire time….
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Ipsun was great with me. They helped me get the right product for my house in the right time at a reasonable rate. These guys set themselves apart by being ready to go the extra mile for their custome…rs. You can also tell that Ipsun is in the business for the right reasons – to help customers unlock the potential to make money from clean energy rather than paying for old dirty energy. Highly recommend considering them for whatever project you’ve got.
Ipsun Power has been a great company to work with. They answered all of my questions regarding purchasing a solar system, guiding me through the whole process. The install crew that came to my house w…as very professional, courteous, and definitely knew what they were doing. Even after the project was complete, they submitted all the paperwork needed for me to receive the Fairfax County tax exemption!
I had a good experience working with Ipsun. They seemed to me very knowledgeable and professional in their field. Would definitely work with them on another project….
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Washington DC homeowners love Ipsun and rate it 5 out of 5 stars […]. Customers report their staff is responsive and thorough, without any sales pressure – quite a rarity in the solar industry. Th…eir installers are tidy, quick, and professional. Customer after customer praises their near-perfect customer service – even after the installation is complete. source: http://earthtechling.com/2019/01/best-solar-companies
From the start Ipsun Power was great to work with. They did a survey of our property and made suggestions, each suggestion was backed with metrics to help us understand the impact of the system size t…hat we were considering. They were VERY responsive in answering any questions that we had and when we needed time to think, they backed off and didn’t pressure us. The workers were very professional, clean and quick. My dog Peanut absolutely loved them which was actually cute as they would pet her over the gate each time they passed. Everything about the experience was top notch and I would highly recommend them if you’re considering solar.
We have been very happy with our whole experience with Ipsun Power. Ipsun installed 18 solar panels on our home’s newly replaced roof in the Tysons Corner area. Their pricing was almost identical …to the other company we looked at (Tesla), i.e., about $1,000 per panel installed (or ~$700 after the 30% tax credit). So we decided between them on the basis of service. At that point, Tesla had not yet absorbed SolarCity but was selling SolarCity panels and installation. SolarCity had a lot of bad reviews online for workmanship and customer service. Ipsun had great reviews, but very few of them, which was a different concern for us. In the end, Ipsun’s founder, Herve Billiet, won us over with his honest, detail-oriented responses to our questions; he is an engineer by training, not a salesman. At Tesla we had been working with a salesman who was very responsive and thoughtful but had no on-the-ground experience with solar panels. As an example of what I mean: Tesla’s salesperson drafted our project plan by using a Google satellite image of our home’s roof, and filling the roof area with little PhotoShop images of solar panels at the correct scale, as many of them as he could fit, to make the job size as big as possible. By doing it this way, his “plan” accidentally covered one of our two chimneys with solar panels. (He also put panels all over the north side of our roof, which gets much less light.) Obviously Tesla would’ve fine-tuned the project plan after doing a site visit, but we felt nervous about whether the salesman and the site team would interface well, and whether we were being asked to agree to a project before the details were clear. We also felt a pressure at Tesla to max out the project size. On the other hand, Ipsun’s owner, Herve Billiet, initially gave us the same type of Google satellite-image pre-estimate, but he insisted on a site visit before going any further, and he did the site visit himself. He ended up coming back multiple times, and answered a dozen detailed emails, before we would commit. He used a tool that digitally modeled the height of our surrounding trees (because they block our sunlight, but only at certain hours and in certain seasons) and another tool that estimated how much sunlight each part of our roof got on every individual day of the year. His estimate was based on an individual sunlight model of our specific home. We even compared it to real-life daily photos at certain times of day. *That* decided our panel placement. Ipsun took care of all the permitting and the mandatory new utility meter from Dominion Energy (a digital meter that can operate in reverse, for those hours when you are sending power back to the grid). Ipsun’s installation team was respectful and professional, and in the nine months since our initial install, Herve has responded quickly to the two issues that have come up. Neither issue was Ipsun’s fault, more of a “user error” situation, yet on both occasions they sent a full team out to inspect the system. Our Ipsun system also comes with a phone app that lets us track our solar production hourly, daily, weekly, etc, and lets Ipsun do monitoring from afar. On a couple of occasions, they have proactively reached out to me to make sure everything was going okay. (Once was to ask me to re-start the little app-monitoring device, which suggests that someone at Ipsun really is paying attention to all the data.) We have been very happy with solar in general, and very happy with Ipsun in particular. We ended up having Tesla install a separate piece of our system (two Powerwall home-backup batteries), and while those have been good products (with solid installation and a fantastic iPhone app), Tesla’s customer service has been erratic, and in a couple of cases downright weird, so I am doubly glad that we had Ipsun do our solar panel installation. One last thing about solar in general, for anyone considering it: sometimes you hear people say that the “new” solar panels these days will “pay for themselves in just a few years.” That was not our expectation and it has not been our experience. Our Ipsun system consists of 18 panels rated at 350 watts (= max output in full sun), so the total system rating is 6,300 watts (6.3 kilowatts). Before we signed our contract, Ipsun gave us a month-by-month prediction of how much electricity (solar power) it would produce. The estimate predicted about 200 kilowatt-hours in the whole month of January (worst month) and about 700 kwh in June (best month), for a yearly predicted total of 5,900 kwh. Their estimate has so far been very accurate (slightly low). Dominion Energy charges us about 12 cents per kwh for grid electricity, so this solar system that cost us about $12,600 after the tax credit ($18,000 – 30%) makes about $700 of “free” electricity per *year*, and thus will take 18 years to pay for itself at current electric rates. Be aware — but we are very happy with our choice!
Hey guys, So I was planning on submitting all the documentation needed for the Fairfax County property tax exemption, but then I got a letter in the mail today from the county saying that it’s alread…y gone through! If you submitted that paperwork for me, thank you so much! I love how well my panels are doing, even during this cloudy and rainy month. I’ve already had several people in my neighborhood asking questions. You guys are awesome, keep up the great work!
Ipsun Power was extremely responsive from initial contact all the way to the end. I hired the firm to provide my company with a comprehensive shade analysis for real estate development project in Wash…ington DC. The turnaround time and the quality of the report was impressive. I will surely hire them again and refer them to others.
I have worked with Herve and have only positive things to say about our collaboration. He provided a great deal of information about my solar carport, and was willing to help me from the very start….Several other vendors would have nothing to do with an individual customer who wanted to do as much of the work himself as was possible. He helped me get permission from Dominion, no small feat in itself, and advised me on what I needed specifically for my project. You will be in excellent hands with his cooperation.
I had a positive experience with Ipsun. During our first meeting, I worked with Herve to discuss solar installation options that could fit my needs. After the initial planning session, he sent me a po…rtfolio of information that included the estimated costs, savings, and the environmental impact of several of the configurations we discussed. Herve was very responsive and provided detailed answers to my many questions. Although I am not yet ready to install solar, I felt like this was a great introduction to how I can utilize this technology and how to prepare for it. I will definitely contact Ipsun when the time is right and look forward to working with them in the future.
Herve Billiet, the owner of Ipsun Power spent significant personal time with me to describe the squirrel damage, the potential roof leakage from the poor installation, and code violations. After discu…ssion, he offered a very fair quote to address the problems and install screening to keep out the squirrels. His installation crew reworked the entire system in a timely and clearly competent manner. I was entirely satisfied – especially with their persistence in ensuring that the squirrel screening will be effective. My recommendations to anyone owning or considering a solar installation: (1) DO consider squirrel screening if there is any nearby population of squirrels (they are aggressive, persistent, and smart), and (2) confidently enlist Ipsun Power to be your installer/support contractor.
We have had a very good experience with the guys from Ipsun Power. We have been looking to install solar panels for years now. As prices of these systems dropped a lot and the output has increased tre…mendously, we recently started an RFP for a solar system. We received several quotes for a system ranging from 11Kw to 25kW. Although they were not the cheapest, they were by far the most responsive, and through their personalized approach, we immediately had a good feeling with the guys from Ipsun Power. While other companies even tried to sell us solar panels on our north-faced roof, the engineer from Ipsun Power immediately found out that our roof was not suitable for solar panels and that our roof would have to be changed soon. Where others would have sold us the system and hammered us with additional costs during installation, the guys from Ipsun Power were upfront. Rare to found such an honest and ethical approach these days. Once our roof is changed, we will definitely go with Ipsun Power.
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Ipsun Power is one of the most professional contractors we have worked with. All along the way, from the design phase to installation, they kept us informed and gave us a solar system that exactly sui…ted our needs. We are extremely pleased with the service we received and Herve’s willingness to help us interconnect our new system. Herve and his team are consummate professionals and are very easy to work with.