Project Solar, a historically DIY (do-it-yourself) solar company, has begun offering full-service, fully warrantied installation services for a flat cost of $0.50/ watt in most states. This, combined with their equipment purchase price which can be as low as $1.41/ watt, makes Project Solar the lowest priced solar installation company in the United States ($1.91/ watt).
Most consumers would immediately question the quality of the equipment provided at such a low price; however, Project Solar exclusively uses premium microinverters from Enphase Energy®. These micro inverters, paired with high efficiency black-on-black panels from Jinko®, make Project Solar’s equipment selection among the highest rated and longest warrantied system a solar company can offer.
So how do they do it? The key component – not a single commissioned salesperson in the entire company. By cutting out the sales reps, who often earn $10,000+ per sale, they are able to pass the savings on to the customer. Project Solar works from a single central location yet can service many of the largest solar markets in the United States through their network of partnered installers.
After obtaining a quote through their online calculator, which is eerily accurate, customers can add full-service installation for a flat $0.50/ watt to their order. With federal incentives, this brings the installation cost to roughly $0.37/ watt (or as low as $1.41/ watt fully installed after federal incentives).
A spokesperson from the company said, “since launching our partnered install service, we’ve seen 90% of customers opt for full service, which as you can imagine has created a substantial shift in our core business.”
Project Solar exclusively advertises online, which they attribute to a dramatic efficiency gain over the traditional door knocking in person consultation strategy, which founders believe will be obsolete in 5 years.
“Our goal is to make solar not just affordable to homeowners, but to make it one of the best investments in a family’s portfolio. Average Project Solar customers are seeing a 20% return on investment in year 1, which equates to a 5-year payoff period,” said Trevor Hiltbrand, CEO of Project Solar.
Visit their website to learn more about Project Solar and their best priced solar offer.