Sol Systems currently works with over 15,000 customers to monetize their Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs). Many of these customers come to us through our long-standing installer partnerships. To highlight these unique relationships, we are kick-starting an Installer Spotlight Series! For nearly a decade, Sol Systems has partnered with Solar Energy World, a Maryland based solar installation company who has consistently ranked highly on Solar Power World magazine’s yearly edition of the Top 400 North American Solar Contractors List. To begin this series, we spoke with Summer Crosby, the Operations Manager for Solar Energy World about her team’s daily responsibilities around moving their customers through the installation process and beyond.
1. How does Solar Energy World differentiate itself in the industry and how has that shaped your role?
Solar Energy World (SEW) has been in business since 2009 and we currently operate in the MD, DC, VA, PA, NJ, and FL markets. The SEW mission, “is to give more people the power to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels to foster financial and environmental security for their children and grandchildren. We’re in this business because we believe tomorrow matters.” 9 years ago, I came across an opening on the SEW team. The prospect of working in renewable energy was always interesting to me because it is a progressive and an important initiative. I really enjoy helping the team to reach their goals and assisting our customers in the best possible way that we can.
2. What is a typical day in the life at Solar Energy World?
At SEW we do not subcontract any work; we have fully staffed installation team dedicated to providing every customer with a best-in-class solar installation process. Our Operations, Sales, Service, and Monitoring teams are focused on ensuring all customers questions are answered and their installation process is smooth from start to finish. We have a lot of strategic planning work to do and we work to ensure that the team is motivating each other during every step of the installation process. We celebrate our wins and work to create a happy and positive work environment.
3. How has an SREC partnership with Sol Systems helped Solar Energy World customers on their solar journey?
Right from the start of the sales process, our team includes the SREC sale as a part of their pitch. Doing this, we set the customer up early with the notion that they will be eligible to work with Sol Systems after receiving the final Permission to Operate notice from their utility company. Sol Systems has guided us through any market-specific requirements and promptly answered questions. Their team has also positively accepted our feedback and suggestions, additionally our mutual customers are updated regularly if there are any outstanding items on their SREC application, it is a true partnership. The Sol Systems team answers each customer inquiry with a helpful and friendly tone, they are always willing to help!
4. Are there any notable stories that customers have about reacting to Sol Systems’ service or products?
One of our solar homeowners switched from a different SREC broker to Sol Systems for his home because of Sol’s excellent service. Additionally, we chose Sol Systems as the SREC broker for the PV system on our Headquarters’ building in Elkridge, MD.
5. Does Solar Energy World offer a referral program for installation customers?
We do offer a cash-reward referral program for customers and non-customers alike. We have found that our customers are more likely to refer us because of our high quality of service rather than getting an incentive but either way, we have a dedicated customer service team to take incoming requests and offer the ability to meet new customers in person or virtually. People interested in learning more about our referral program should go to www.SolarRewards.net
ABOUT SOLAR ENERGY WORLD
Founded in 2009, Solar Energy World is a top-rated, award-winning regional solar installation company for residential and commercial property owners serving Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida and Washington DC. Due to the company’s excellent reputation, installations continue to grow every year making it the fastest growing, independently owned solar installation company in the region. Solar Energy World currently installs approximately 125-130 new solar systems a month and is projecting that number will grow to 140-150 a month in 2021. In keeping with the company’s mission to give more people the power to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels to foster financial and environmental security for their children and grandchildren, Solar Energy World installations also benefit children worldwide through its partnership with the GivePower Foundation. A portion of the profits from every Solar Energy World installation goes to building GivePower’s Solar-powered Water Purification Farms in developing regions of the world where every 90 Seconds a child dies due to waterborne diseases. For more information on Solar Energy World, go to www.solarenergyworld.com.
ABOUT SOL SYSTEMS
Sol Systems is a leading national solar energy firm with an established reputation for integrity and reliability across its development, infrastructure, and environmental commodity businesses. To date, Sol has developed and/or financed over 850 MW of solar projects valued at more than $1 billion for Fortune 100 companies, municipalities, counties, utilities, universities, and schools. The company also actively shapes and trades in environmental commodity and electricity markets throughout the United States. The company was founded in 2008, is based in Washington D.C, and is led by its founder. Sol Systems works with its team, partners, and clients to create a more sustainable future we can all believe in. For more information: www.solsystems.com