Little did we know that just a few weeks after completion of the installation of our solar system Hurricane Irma would hit our area. Our expected elation about maintaining power in an extended outage was far surpassed by the reality of the actual event. After spending years living through the results of storms and hurricanes, the security of a power source that actually renewed itself daily was sheer joy. Our friends who had installed generators, especially the large whole house generators, were coming to the realization that their systems consumed very large quantities of fuel and with lines growing at gas stations they were forced to cut back on the time that they could operate. We weren’t worried as each sunny day brought renewed power to our batteries. Thank you Wayne, Tommy and the entire crew who performed to such a high standard as well as being so friendly and straightforward that we would leave any of them alone in our home with us away. Wayne only hires the best and it makes the homeowner’s experience very secure and positive.
We selected Pure Energy Solar for a number of reasons. (They use American made quality panels, staff professionalism and cost.) But the number one reason was prior customers satisfaction stories. They meet all their promised timelines and made the process seamless from start to finish. If you are considering solar energy I would recommend Pure Energy as your contractor. I’m glad we joined the ranks of “Renewable Energy Producers”. Living the dream here in The Villages and reducing our electrical costs.
Wayne and his crew are very knowledgeable and worked very quickly to complete my solar electric system with battery back-up in a timely manner. They completed the job in about four days while I was out of town. I’m saving approximately $150.00 per month and I now have another source of power to rely on in case GRU (my utility company) shuts down for some reason. I highly suggest going solar (part or all, if possible). I would also urge that you give Pure Energy a try as I have been very pleased with the whole process. Thanks for all you do!
In December of 2016 I happily filled one of my bucket list items. We contracted Pure Energy Solar and had them install a 7KW solar system on our roof in Micanopy. Wayne Irwin was very patient during our planning stages and made suggestions to enhance our system, future usage and savings. Due to my absence we had to reschedule my installation with Wayne and he accommodated us with no reservation. When the installers showed up, they were extremely professional, courteous, safe and efficient workers. The materials were top quality and the installation materialized without any delays or problems and the panels have a 25-year warranty. We can’t say enough about the quality materials (American made-go America) and the professional installation we received from Pure Energy Solar. It says a lot about a company when the workers are excited about their work and in good spirits as the PES installers were. We checked with several solar companies before making a decision. Without a doubt we choose wisely. We are very glad we went with Wayne & PES and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone wanting a clean, reliable solar electric system. We really can’t say enough about how excited and satisfied we feel about this Pure Energy Solar system. My final thought would be; if I had to do it over again, we would not even bother getting bids, we would go with Pure Energy Solar without question.
I am writing this testimonial today regarding my family’s experience with the installation of a 5.3 KW photoelectric solar system installed in January 2016, at my home in Keystone Heights, FL by Pure Energy Solar. My wife and I are recently retired and our electric bills have steadily risen over recent years despite our best efforts to conserve. We had previously blown in insulation to our attic; replaced all windows in the house with double pane low-E windows; replaced our heat pump with a high SEER, variable speed unit; and replaced all lighting with LEDs, etc. etc. Despite all our efforts, our electric bill did not seem to decrease and we opted to look into installation of a residential photoelectric system. We secured bids from three different solar contractors – two locally in the Gainesville area, and one regional provider out of south Florida. Of these, one local solar provider (Pure Energy Solar) stood out. I noted that they had opted to advertise frequently on National Public Radio (NPR) -a choice which speaks loudly to me about their motives and environmental conscience. Wayne Irwin, the owner of this company came to my home on several occasions to assist with our decision making. We found him to be personable, very low pressure, and very knowledgeable and informative. Wayne provided the name of a green roofing contractor whom he recommended to replace our 25 year-old asphalt roof with a new metal roof prior to placement of our photovoltaic system. He patiently answered all of our questions and offered to coordinate with the roofer to assure that all components worked seamlessly together. He also offered to hard wire in two attic fans at no charge when he felt that the solar powered fan alternatives were not a good value for us. He understood when we opted to reduce the size of our planned system from 10KW to 5.3KW in the initial phase of installation, due to our own financial constraints. He also offered to complete our system at any time for the difference between the two original bids without upcharge for not installing the entire 10KW system initially. The installation itself went flawlessly. The crew was respectful and efficient. They arrived as scheduled to install the unit, and completed the project in a very short period of time. Wayne coordinated with both our local building inspectors and with our electric provider (Clay Electric) to assure that our solar power, and the energy cost savings it would provide, were online as quickly as possible. Since installation our electric bills have dropped by approximately two-thirds, saving us several hundred dollars each month. This monthly savings coupled with he 30% federal tax credit will assure a very favorable pay back period for our investment. We look forward to completing our installation (to the full 10 KW originally planned) as soon as this becomes economically feasible for us. We most certainly will choose Pure Energy Solar as the contractor to provide this upgrade. We recommend them without reservation for those contemplating installation of photoelectric systems for their homes or businesses.
Wayne and the Pure Energy Solar team did an awesome job working with me to find the solar solution that was right for us. I wanted to have a small system installed at first to see if and how well it worked. Wayne’s patience with our decision making showed how much he cares about customer choices. His perseverance in making sure the permitting office completed their part, and his technical knowledge in quickly settign up my system to provide on-line power production information was top notch. His crew took care of everything I am thoroughly pleased with the outcome. Now if he could only get the sun to shine at night!
We love our solar. The system looks great. Nicely packed together, perfectly straight and level. Some systems look so haphazard they detract from the house: this install make the house look like we are from the future. Secondly, the power output has been better than expected. Even these winter / low angle sun months are keeping us net neutral for electric use. I can’t thank you enough for the professionalism of your company, and the product you provide. Looking forward to 20+ years without a utility bill.
We selected Pure Energy Solar as the company to use to design and install solar electric for our house. The selection was based on a great experience during all phases of the process. During our selection process, we literally bombarded Pure Energy with questions about product specs, cost, warranty, installation methods, and others. We found that Pure Energy patiently and immediately responded to each and every query, and responded with only facts pertaining to our question, not with more generic marketing material. During the installation process, the team worked nonstop, even during very hot weather, to get the job done quickly and minimize any disruption to us. The county inspector that later inspected the work also commented that this was “the best solar installation” he had ever seen, complementing the installation workmanship and approach. During our after the sale experience, the equipment is operating exactly as expected, and we have received followup queries to assure that everything was operating well. As a result, we have absolutely no reservations about highly recommending Pure Energy to anyone considering Solar Electricity for their house or business. This company knows what they are doing and they care about providing the best possible equipment and customer experience.
To anyone interested in putting in solar: Solar power became a “no-brainer” investment and Wayne’s team made it painless. An electrical engineer in my former profession, I had been watching solar panel prices dive, as my stocks rose to nosebleed territory and bond yields plummeted. A bit of calculation suggested solar power was a higher-yielding investment than Treasury Bonds by quite a bit, and more than likely to return more than the ten-year projected gains of the S&P500. Even without inflation, I was looking at better than 4% annual yield, and at the end of 20 years I would still have over 80% production capacity, nearly the equivalent of return of principal. Hence, a no-brainer diversification investment! Wayne listened patiently to my goals and guided me to a battery-backed-up grid-tied inverter system that without any supervision at all, guarantees that I sell every available watt-hour at retail price, and still have battery backup so I won’t go seven days without power (A/C & hot showers) like I did after a hurricane a few years ago…not cheap but definitely a great investment. However, it was the installation that took the cake. I had a very complicated set of re-wiring goals to pick and choose backed-up circuits from two buildings, and his highly trained installation crew not only exceeded my requests, but they caught, worked around, and explained some short-cuts that the original electricians had taken in wiring several key circuits. They absolutely went far beyond the stated agreement and made it all work perfectly. Then Wayne deftly handled a manufacturer defect in a charge controller, and responded quickly when I decided to add even MORE power, quoted good prices on upgrades and had them in quickly. Our power bill last month was only 13kWh per day with our system producing 40 to low 50’s kWh per day. A New record for our house! Couldn’t ask for anything more. Highly recommended.
Beyond all expectations! That’s how I would describe the professionalism of Wayne Irwin and Pure Energy Solar. Pure Energy installed a 5 kilowatt system at my house a few years ago. Last week I called up Wayne to inform him of a leak in my roof that I thought was caused by the solar panels. He promised on the phone to make all necessary repairs inside the house and out, and arrived with a team of workers the next day. They climbed up on the roof to determine the problem; it turned out that the leak wasn’t from the Pure Energy Solar panels at all, but from an older plastic solar collector system I had had installed for my pool years earlier. Wayne patched the hole in the roof anyway, and wouldn’t take a penny for his troubles! That gets my vote for going above and beyond the call of duty.
Dear Pure Energy Solar, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the Pure Energy team for the outstanding service and professionalism displayed during the installation of our 5.1 KW Solar Generation System earlier this year. Ginger and I have observed a very significant difference in our electric bill over the past several months. We believe that this was the most worth while addition to our dwelling and we look forward to continued savings in the future. The expertise and professionalism of your team was “second to none”, in our opinion. The effort demonstrated by everyone involved was a testament to your organization and the product you delivered. This was a major undertaking for us and we had many questions which you answered, insuring that we knew what we were getting, how it worked, how it was monitored and what we were required to do to satisfy our electric provider. There was not one aspect of the entire process that was not handled superbly. We are anticipating adding to the system in the near future. Please feel free to give our name and number to anyone who wishes to discuss our experience. Thank you again for an outstanding job.
Pure Energy Solar did a fantastic job installing our 5 kilowatt system. From the initial consult to final hookup with our utility. Wayne and his team were prompt, courteous, timely, and professional. From our end the process was simple and low stress. If you’re considering solar and want a reliable and customer friendly company, Pure Energy Solar is a great choice.
Dear Pure Energy Solar, Sara and I enjoyed our experience with Pure Energy Solar. Your company and installers were courteous and professional. We are enjoying our installation and it is working according to the specifications. It is easy to monitor/observe the performance. We believe in the future of solar and your company’s (low pressure) sales approach. By doing exactly what you said you would do with the installation process, was a breath of fresh air.
Dear Wayne and all the folks at Pure Energy Solar, I just wanted to write and let you know how satisfied we are with our residential solar panel system. The system was installed this past winter and has been producing enough energy on average to eliminate the electric component of our utility bill – and it is not even summer yet! Wayne was extremely helpful throughout every step of the process and offered guidance and useful information for choosing the system that was right for us. The installation was seamless and performed by knowledgable craftsmen who took care to do the job right. We are very happy with our new source of clean, solar energy. Thank you for all of your hard work!
Hello Wayne and Pure Energy Solar, Just wanted to let you know that the Solar panels you installed for us have been working flawlessly. It has been exactly 3 years since you installed the system for us and we have been reaping the benefits of the solar energy. I have enclosed a picture of the reading I got this week, it was almost 30kw of energy productionon that single day, from my 5.17kw system!! Last June we got a Nissan Leaf, although we do not produce all the energy to charge it, we feel good about saving energy in our transportation needs.