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Alora Bopray

Alora Bopray

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Alora Bopray is a digital content producer for the home warranty, HVAC, and plumbing categories at Today's Homeowner. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of St. Scholastica and her master's degree from the University of Denver. Before becoming a writer for Today's Homeowner, Alora wrote as a freelance writer for dozens of home improvement clients and informed homeowners about the solar industry as a writer for EcoWatch. When she's not writing, Alora can be found planning her next DIY home improvement project or plotting her next novel.

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Roxanne Downer is a commerce editor at Today’s Homeowner, where she tackles everything from foundation repair to solar panel installation. She brings more than 15 years of writing and editing experience to bear in her meticulous approach to ensuring accurate, up-to-date, and engaging content. She’s previously edited for outlets including MSN, Architectural Digest, and Better Homes & Gardens. An alumna of the University of Pennsylvania, Roxanne is now an Oklahoma homeowner, DIY enthusiast, and the proud parent of a playful pug.

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    Explore our Goldin Solar reviews to learn everything about this company, including their background, services, costs, partnerships, service area, and more.

    Our Goldin Solar Review

    Goldin Solar’s panels are designed for all weather conditions, including intense rain and winds. We also appreciate the engineering process takes sun hours and weather into consideration, allowing you to produce more solar energy during sunny days.

    You also have the option of buying a solar system on a finance scheme without putting down a deposit while your monthly outgoings will be that or less than your current electricity bill.

    Goldin Solar Company Profile

    Goldin Solar is a solar energy company that launched in 2014 and has headquarters in Doral, Florida. This solar installation company’s website states that they’ve generated 11,531,048 kWh of energy and have reduced 17,873,124 lbs of CO2 emissions. The CEO is Daren Goldin.

    Goldin Solar Summary
    Company nameGoldin Solar
    Year founded2014
    HeadquartersDoral, Florida
    ServicesSolar energy and Tesla Powerwall contractors
    CertificationsCertified Tesla Powerwall installer
    # of Employees40
    BBB rating:A+
    Our Rating:4.8/5
    Average Cost:$16,850 and $28,083 (on average after federal tax credit)

    Pros & Cons of Goldin Solar

    Pros

    • Financing options available to eligible customers
    • A range of solar panels available
    • The company is passionate about sustainable energy

    Cons

    • They might not lease their solar panels
    • The overall process might take longer than other solar energy companies

    Solar Services & Cost

    Here’s an outline of the process from ordering to installing solar panels in your home.

    1. Design creation

    The best step is for the project manager to design the right solar panels for your property. During this stage, they use industry-standard solar engineering software where the software simulates weather and annual and monthly energy creation.

    2. Engineering and permits

    The engineering phase allows an expert team to create detailed plans based on a design. These plans are then reviewed and certified by a professional engineer and submitted for permitting.

    3. Installation

    It’s now time for your solar panels to be installed. The installation team will use hardware, inverters, and mounting to match the design and engineer team’s outlook perfectly.

    Learn about the best time to have solar panels installed.

    4. Monitoring and analysis

    It’s important that Goldin Solar’s technicians monitor how each individual panel and the entire system performs to provide a solution for any mishaps.

    How Much Does Goldin Solar cost?

    The cost of the solar panels plus installation varies between $16,850 and $28,083. The Tesla Powerwall solar batteries cost between $8,500 and $10,500 each, and some properties might require multiple batteries.

    Warranty

    This solar company provides a 25-year product warranty along with a 25-year power production guarantee. Their product warranty protects you against defects in the solar panels that would otherwise impact their working order.

    Additionally, the power production warranty ensures your solar panels provide the minimum amount of wattage stated upon signup for their entire service life. This warranty ensures that the panels won’t degrade during their lifetime. Also, this warranty ensures that your solar panels provide at least 98% of 335 watts (their nominal power) throughout the first year.

    Financing Plans & Options

    Goldin Solar provides cash and finance options to help you switch to clean energy. A cash purchase involved a higher upfront cost, but it’s cheaper overall because you won’t have to pay any interest or fees on your solar installation.

    Alternatively, a finance system allows you to install solar panels with a 0% deposit followed by monthly payments. These payments will be lower than the electric bills you’re replacing. However, you’ll be required to pay an interest fee on this finance to cover the cost of the loan.

    Specials or Incentives Offered

    The only incentive that Goldin Solar’s website states is the federal investment tax credit, which, as of August 2022, is a 30% deduction from your tax bill. Additionally, Florida solar panels are all exempt from property tax and sales tax.

    In-House or Contracted Installations

    Goldin Solar installs the solar panels themselves with an excellent team of electricians and a project manager.

    What Solar Panels Does Goldin Solar Use?

    Goldin Solar uses Hanwha Q Cell solar panels. These provide excellent efficiency, even in low light conditions. Their Hanwha Q Cell solar panels can withstand winds up to 175 mph and lift ratings of 4,000 Pa.

    Furthermore, there are two types of Hanwha Q Cell panels available: G5 and G6. The G5 panels have silver rails and are 325 watts. They’re covered by the 25-year power production guarantee and include a 12-year product warranty.

    Alternatively, the G6 solar panels, which are the company’s newest arrival, have a rating of 335 watts and are manufactured in Georgia with solar energy. They come with a 25-year product warranty and a 25-year power production warranty.

    Partnerships

    This solar power company refers to having partners on their website, but the specifics aren’t clarified: “Thus homeowners, commercial building owners, and our business partners have the ability to show off photos of the beautiful aesthetic that is solar PV energy, and clean energy continues to grow”.

    Service Area & Availability

    Goldin Solar only operates in Florida at this time with offices in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Vero Beach, and Orlando.

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    Goldin Solar Reviews From Actual Customers

    Here are some reviews by homeowners who signed up for Goldin Solar’s solar panel installation.

    “Working with Goldin Solar was incredibly easy. They took care of all the hard work, and I hardly had to lift a finger. Prices were a bit steep, and I am certain there are better prices out there but not with the same level of service. Dalton, my project manager, was very helpful along the way and incredibly responsive in keeping me updated with the process. We did have some hiccups due to permits and delayed inspections, but that was also resolved without my help which takes a huge stress off your shoulders.

    Haven’t received my first bill yet and we are already beginning summer, but so far my dashboard shows great promise.

    Glad I was able to get this done with Goldin”.

    Romina A.

    “Goldin Solar was very professional and responsive. They came out and surveyed the property and provided a proposal. They did the complete job in just a few days and cleaned up well after themselves. The panels have helped to reduce our electric bill, and I would highly recommend them”.

    Mo.

    “Very professional and knowledgeable company. Excellent team. They installed the system as promised. Our contact person Karen made everything easy for us. Will recommend with eyes closed”.

    Monica V.

    Bottom Line: Is Goldin Solar a Good Company?

    These Goldin Solar reviews outline the company’s experience and services, and there are several factors that we’re impressed with. For example, Goldin Solar has partnered with Tesla Powerwall to provide high-quality, efficient solar batteries. However, they only provide services in Florida, which makes them more limited than other solar companies.

    Today’s Homeowner’s Solar Ranking and Review Methodology

    At Today’s Homeowner, transparency and trust are our most important values for the reader. That’s why we took the time to create an objective rating system and score each solar energy company/service according to our methodology.

    Our research team dug deep into the fine print of contracts, combed through more than one hundred customer reviews, and thoroughly investigated all of each solar energy company’s services, costs, and products. We’ve done the homework for you by researching nearly all of the solar energy companies on the market so you can have the information you need to make the best choice for your home.

    We developed a formula to objectively determine the best solar energy companies and give each a score out of 100 based on the following criteria:

    • Plan Options (30): Do they provide a variety of plan options? We looked at the number of plans each solar energy company offered and the flexibility of adjusting the plan.
    • Services offered (20): How many services are offered in each plan? We looked at whether the company manufactures its own solar panels, whether it contracts out installation, and what additional products each company offers.
    • Trust (10): What do customers say after their solar panels are installed? Does this company offer a guarantee? We considered how satisfied customers are post-service if the company does what it says it will, BBB accreditation, and service guarantees.
    • Prices (10): How reasonable are the costs of the plan or service in comparison to the industry average? We compared the costs of each company to competitors that offer the same solar energy services.
    • Unique perks (10): Does the company offer discounts or special services such as financial incentives, rebates, or a useful mobile app? We looked for extras each company offers that set them apart from the competition.
    • Customer Service (10): How is the customer experience when contacting the company? We considered the speed of response, weekend/holiday availability, and ease of communication through phone calls, email, and online chat functions.
    • Nationwide availability (10): How many states does the company offer its services? Companies that operate nationally and in all zip codes are favored over those with limited availability.
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    Alora Bopray

    Alora Bopray

    Staff Writer

    Alora Bopray is a digital content producer for the home warranty, HVAC, and plumbing categories at Today's Homeowner. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of St. Scholastica and her master's degree from the University of Denver. Before becoming a writer for Today's Homeowner, Alora wrote as a freelance writer for dozens of home improvement clients and informed homeowners about the solar industry as a writer for EcoWatch. When she's not writing, Alora can be found planning her next DIY home improvement project or plotting her next novel.

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    Roxanne Downer

    Editor

    Roxanne Downer is a commerce editor at Today’s Homeowner, where she tackles everything from foundation repair to solar panel installation. She brings more than 15 years of writing and editing experience to bear in her meticulous approach to ensuring accurate, up-to-date, and engaging content. She’s previously edited for outlets including MSN, Architectural Digest, and Better Homes & Gardens. An alumna of the University of Pennsylvania, Roxanne is now an Oklahoma homeowner, DIY enthusiast, and the proud parent of a playful pug.

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