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Over 25 years combined experience in Solar
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Best & Most Efficient Solar & Battery Backup equipment on the market
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Partnered with the Top Installers in 30 States
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Zero Down Financing & Leasing Options

Welcome to Paradigm Shift Solar

At Paradigm Shift Solar, we're just built different.

When you work with us, it will feel more like you've hired an personal consultant to go out to find you the best Solar deal possible.

You see - we work for you!

Rather than spending hours upon hours dealing with multiple companies & multiple high pressure sales reps, let us do the work for you and obtain up to 3 highly competitive quotes, from the most highly rated solar installers in the country.

Working in almost 30 states, our full-service process will educate you, advise you and represent you every step of the way. Once you sign up with us, we'll manage the entire process with the installer of your choice, so you don't have to. Every one of our customers gets weekly check-ins, and our customer-centric approach means we'll get you from signature to "Glass on Roof" in the fastest, most efficient manner possible.

Our consultation process is 100% virtual, meaning nobody needs to come to your home until we're ready to begin the actual installation process. The past couple years have seen a paradigm shift from in-home solar sales to a much less intrusive, entirely virtual experience. We start with a quick 15 minute discovery call, so that we have all the information we need to fully customize a solar design to your home and your specific lifestyle. About 24 hours later, we jump on a Zoom call with you to go over your optimal solar design, and review / compare up to 3 proposals from our highly rated installation partners. Once you decide which company you want to work with, we can get you signed up in under 30 minutes.

After that, just leave it to us! Our experienced project managers will take care of scheduling, permits, any and all complications that may arise. They say there's no such thing as a stress-free construction project. We say "Hold our beer!"

Our Process

Discovery Call
The first step in our sales consultation process is a 15-minute discovery call where we gather the information we need to custom design a solar system for your home. During this call, we will ask you about your energy needs, budget, future plans for the home and any specific requirements you may have.

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Zoom Presentation
In as little as 24 hours later, we schedule a 1-hour Zoom call with all decision makers to go over up to 3 competitive quotes from the top solar installers in the country. We help you to evaluate each quote and decide which one is best for you.

Approval & Qualification Process
The approval process is quick and easy, taking only 2-3 minutes to get you qualified to go solar. Once approved, we sign a few documents to get the process started. EZ peezy!

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Site Survey
Within a couple of days of signing, we schedule a visit to your home for an onsite survey to determine the viability of our design, check and measure your roof & electrical. This only takes about an hour or two and only requires that someone over 18 is home to give us access.

CAD Design & Permit Approval
The approval process is quick and easy, taking only 2-3 minutes to get you qualified to go solar. Once approved, we sign a few documents to get the process started. EZ peezy!

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Once the permits are approved, we schedule your installation within a few days, based on your availability. Installations can take as little as a day, or up to a week depending on how complex the installation is.

Permission to Operate
Once installed, there are still two more steps before we’re able to power on your solar system. First, the city/county has to inspect our work. Inspection usually happens within just a few days of installation, depending on the inspector’s schedule. Once approved, we submit for PTO or Permission to Operate with your utility. Again, this too is often a pretty quick process but it can take up to 30 days or more in some cases. Even more reason you need a company like ours to help this process go as fast as possible.

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814KW Solar Installed
709Tons of CO2 Offset
15000 Equivalent Number of Trees Planted
5Million Dollars Added Value to Homes

Paradigm Shift Solar Testimonials

James RJames R
09:57 16 Apr 24
Honest people here, I highly recommend this company
Amy OlssonAmy Olsson
23:33 21 Feb 23
I am so glad I found Rob for my solar installation. His passion for solar energy and detailed knowledge about the options to choose from were genuinely impressive, and set him apart from other providers I spoke with. He was directly involved and readily available throughout the entire process - from selecting the optimal configuration and setup for my home and its energy needs (now and in the future), through installation and activating the system. My installation was seamless, and the system has been working great ever since. Thank you Rob!
Jeff KraskyJeff Krasky
23:02 21 Feb 23
Rob from Paradigm knows his product, provides excellent service and is great to work with. We are thrilled with our system and with the service that Rob provided.
Mike FoleyMike Foley
21:19 18 Feb 23
Rob from Paradigm Shift Solar was a pleasure to work with. He is so knowledgeable and patient as I knew very little about Solar. Very professional from beginning to end.
Liam WentzellLiam Wentzell
01:20 12 Feb 23
excellent service, great hospitality
Miha haMiha ha
19:50 06 Feb 23

Clean Energy Advisors

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Referral Program

Affiliate Program

Referral Program

  • Help us spread the message of a Clean Energy Future to friends, family & your networks
  • We pay for referrals!
  • $1,000 for every referral that signs up for solar
  • No limit to the number of referrals you can send us
  • Very simple, easy process
  • Trust that your referrals will get the highest level of service from Paradigm Shift Solar!

Affiliate Program

Real Estate Agents

  • Add value to past & future clients. Save them a bundle on their new power bills by helping them go solar.
  • Diversify your income with significant referral fees
  • When the Real Estate market goes down, the Solar market goes up. Great way to smooth out your earnings potential.
  • High cross-over potential
  • Solar adds up to 6% value to your client’s homes

Mortgage, Escrow & Title Reps

  • Help clients qualify for “more house” by helping lower their power bill significantly
  • Diversify your income with significant referral fees
  • When the Real Estate market goes down, the Solar market goes up. Great way to smooth out your earnings potential
  • High cross-over potential
  • Solar adds up to 6% value to your client’s homes

Home Services

  • HVAC? Landscape Architects? Plumbers? Electricians? Housekeepers?
  • Add Solar to your Product Portfolio
  • Direct or Indirect Selling Opportunities
  • High cross-over potential
  • Diversify your business

ADU Dealers

  • If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em! Turn government restrictions into income opportunities by offering Solar
  • Partnership opportunities & referral opportunities available
  • Make every ADU a Clean Energy ADU
  • High cross-over potential
  • Diversify your income

Did you know?

Going solar can raise the value of your home by up 20%, while cutting your energy rate up to 50%.

How to choose a reputable solar company

When considering solar for your home, choosing a reputable solar installer is paramount to ensuring a smooth and successful transition to clean energy. There are plenty of options when choosing a solar provider, all of whom can deliver a great product. But can they deliver a reliable, high-quality level of white-glove service?

In this guide, we will explore essential factors to consider when selecting a reputable solar company to meet your specific home energy requirements and environmental goals.

How to compare solar providers

After the decision about installing solar panels has been made, it’s time to learn the market. When choosing a solar energy installer, consider such criteria as:

  1. Experience and Expertise. Probably one of the most important things to consider. The older the company, the better expertise it provides. There are some exceptions to this rule. For example, if a solar company is relatively new, but the team behind it has lots of experience, that’s often just as good as working with a more established brand.
  2. Certification and Licensing. Services you’re about to buy must be fair and square in terms of law. Check if the solar power installer has the necessary licenses and/or certificates. Usually they are proudly placed somewhere on the main page or “About Us” section. In case you can’t find them – ask the Customer Service representative to show them to you.
  3. Quality of Products. Investigate the quality of panels and materials used by the solar energy company. Usually such companies don’t produce everything from equipment to panels by themselves, they rather cooperate with larger companies. If these companies are reputable and known for high quality products – if a solar company is relatively new, but the team behind it has lots of experience, that’s often just as good as working with a more established brand.
  4. Warranty and Maintenance. Understand warranties offered by the company on equipment and installation. Learn about maintenance services.

Choosing a solar power company to install solar panels is a big step, and should not be entered into lightly.

What makes a good solar company?

A good solar installer company has some essential characteristics that set them apart from competitors. Firstly, a good company demonstrates commitment to high quality and offers high-performance solar panels from reputable manufacturers. This ensures optimal energy production and overall system efficiency. 

Secondly – good solar system installers offer maximum pricing transparency and open communications, providing their clients with clear quotes and detailed information about products and services. A solid track record of successful installations, supported by great reviews from happy customers is also important. Expertise, certification, dedication to environmental sustainability also makes them a good choice.

How to determine if a solar company is not a good choice

Identifying a bad solar system company is key and requires careful identification of any red flags that come up. Lack of credentials and licensing is the first sign that should tell you that the company isn’t suitable. If a company lacks the necessary credentials, they will likely also lack the professionalism you ought to expect from them. Companies with a poor track record, many negative reviews or a very limited portfolio of successful work is also not a good sign. It is worth noting that a few bad reviews is not always bad, but if the reviews are more negative than positive, you’re probably best served by staying away.

Additionally, if installers of solar panels avoid giving you a transparent, comprehensive price quote, or the company tries to pressure you into hasty decisions – it could also be a red flag. Unresponsiveness and failure to address customer concerns are also indicators of a substandard company. To avoid potential issues and ensure a smooth solar installation process – thorough research about the company providing it is essential.

Why should you choose Paradigm Shift Solar?

As a seasoned solar panels company, it checks all the boxes you should look for in a solar company, including:

  1. Years of experience selling and installing solar all over the country, expertise and licensing.
  2. A solid track record of successful work supported by many happy customer reviews.
  3. They only use the highest quality solar panels on the market.
  4. Transparent pricing and constant communication throughout the entire process..
  5. Industry leading warranties and solar equipment maintenance.

Our clean energy consultants have years of experience in the industry and are pleased to answer even your toughest questions. We are only with the top installers in the US, including SunPower, Palmetto & Titan Solar to name a few. Through our installation partners, we only offer the highest performing solar panels and the latest technology for optimal efficiency. We have to. Because our mission is to help as many families as possible seamlessly make the transition over to entirely clean, renewable energy in their homes.

Solar installation - FAQ

No two solar systems are the same. The amount of power that a home uses is very different from the next home.  Usage depends on the number of people who live in the house, how liberal or conservative a home is consuming power, and even the age and number of major appliances the home has. When designing a custom solar system for your home, we look at your current usage but also your future usage as well. For example, more homeowners are buying electric cars than at any other time in our history. We need to make sure that your solar system will not only power your home, but also your car.. 

Once customized, the way a solar system works is actually pretty simple. The solar panels on the roof actually make DC electricity from the sunlight that is hitting your roof. Then, that power gets sent to an inverter which converts it to AC electricity, which is what we use in our homes. Solar systems are generally designed to over-produce during the day because it doesn’t produce any power at night. That excess power that is produced during the day, is sent back to the power grid and the utility actually pays YOU for that power. When the sun goes down, you buy that power back and if your system is customized properly, what you buy at night will be less than what you sell to the utility during the day. This process is called Net Metering.

Solar IS expensive. But you know what’s even more expensive? The ever-increasing rates you pay to purchase power from a government-sanctioned monopoly every single month! In the old days, the cost of solar was prohibitive for most homeowners in America. In the early days, you had to come out of pocket to cover the cost of your system, and most people didn’t have the thousands of dollars necessary to get a system installed on their home. Fast forward to today, all you need is a relatively decent FICO score and solar can be installed on your roof with NO money out of pocket and a set monthly fee that never goes up, and in most cases is less than what you’re paying the utility today. For example, a home that pays an average of $200 / month to their utility, might only pay $150 / month for a solar system. Most homeowners see savings in their very first month after their solar system is installed. Better yet, you lock in your rate for as long as it takes you to pay off the solar. After that you have FREE power in your home. Forever.

In many cases, a battery is a smart addition to your solar system. In other cases, they’re not as important. There are basically two great use cases for battery backup:

If you live in an area where the grid is increasingly unstable, or you experience a lot of weather events that cause frequent and persistent power outages, a battery can absolutely be a life-saving option for your home. Recent highly publicized grid failures dramatically highlight the need for a battery on your home. Thousands of homes in Texas in 2021 were out of power for weeks after unseasonably cold weather hit the area and crashed the power grid. If you didn’t have some form of battery backup or at least a generator, those were some miserable days / weeks for you and your family. 

A second, lesser known use case is becoming extremely popular in high-cost energy markets, such as California, Massachusetts & New Jersey. Most batteries these days can be programmed to charge up with solar during the day, then the home uses all that power at night, at peak rate times. For example, a customer in Northern California with PG&E as their utility are paying some of the highest power rates in the entire country. Worse yet, PG&E customers are often on a “time of use” plan, meaning that different rates are charged at different times during the day. Guess what times are referred to as “Peak Times”? Peak times means peak rates, and they just happen to coincide with exactly when your solar system stops producing at the end of the day. Battery customers program their backup storage for use during these hours, so they don’t have to pay these extraordinarily high rates. 

Yes. The federal government passed the “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022” around the middle of the year and it provides a 30% tax credit to all new solar customers who qualify. The Solar Investment Tax credit is available to anyone in the USA who pays taxes and purchases their solar system. It’s based on the market value of the system you buy for your home, and is applied to your taxes at the end of the year. For example, if your total solar system cost is $30,000, including all associated financing fees, then your tax credit at the end of the year will be $9,000. It’s important to consult your tax advisor about whether or not you qualify for the tax credit, but the general rule is if you pay taxes, and you’re installing solar on your primary residence, then you qualify. 

In addition to the Federal Tax credit, a lot of states and utilities will offer their own credits, incentives or rebates. It varies widely from state to state, which is partly why it is important to work with an experienced solar professional who can guide you through the maze of various incentives that may or may not be available for your home. 

There are basically 3 ways to go solar. You can either buy it, lease it or sign up for a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Each option has its own unique benefits that are important to understand as you evaluate which option is best for you. 

Leases and PPA’s are similar, and are generally best for those who cannot benefit from the available tax credits either federal or state. For example, retirees often don’t have an income anymore and thus don’t pay any taxes. No tax liability means no 30% federal tax credit. In leases and PPA’s, the company you lease your system from, or buy your solar power from take the tax credit on your behalf and presumably factor that in as savings on your overall ongoing monthly rate that you pay them. 

Whenever possible, we always favor buying vs leasing or PPA’s. When you purchase, you get all the tax benefits, all the incentives, all the rebates, all the increased value in your home and unlike a lease or a PPA, come with an end-date. That said, it doesn’t make sense to pay 30% more for a solar system if you can’t qualify for the federal tax credit, so in these cases a lease or a PPA might make sense. Paradigm Shift Solar offers all three options to our customers.