ABOUT US

A Free Public Service

Serving the solar energy communities since 2000. This is a free public service providing a convenient, trusted means for estimating solar and renewable energy system costs, running payback and financial analysis, and accessing constructor, installer and other professional services in the renewable energy efficiency fields. We also provide a directory of solar equipment manufacturers (OEM's) and distributors.

An original in the Solar Industry: Established in 2000 as "Calenergy.org" to help foster the solar markets in California. Our estimating software tools and "Find-A-Pro" services are an original solar industry leader. We have always been, and remain, a free public service.

Achievements: Over the years we helped coin the term "Solar Pro", helped millions of people learn about solar and profiled 5,040 solar energy pros including 10,189 customer ratings & reviews. To date, more than 70,870 people have directly connected with professionals, through our site, to get solar energy systems installed. Many others have used our service to contact professionals via phone or in person - all across the USA, Puerto Rico and Canada.

WHO ARE WE?

Vassie Fitzgerald

Passionate about solar power

Vassie Fitzgerald is the Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder of SolarReviews. He has a long and distinguished career in the IT industry, having held senior IT positions in the South Australian State Government, initiating and leading award-winning strategic projects. Since then he has almost exclusively worked in startups, initially in Strategic Ecommerce in 2000 ( www.straightsell.com.au and www.straightbuy.com.au ) before moving into the online training arena ( www.coursecloud.com ) and other areas. He is passionate about solar and drives SolarReviews' technical innovation.

Vassie loves Colorado and hiking but is yet to do a 14'er. Lookout for him on the slopes, he will be the one wheezing at the rear of the pack.

Andrew Sendy - author of Solar Estimate
Andrew Sendy - author of Solar Estimate

Andrew Sendy

Passionate about solar power

Andrew Sendy is the Chairman of Solar Investments Inc and also Chairman of the second largest solar panel installation company in South Australia www.solarwholesalers.com.au.

Andy has quite a unique working background and writes on the residential solar industry in America from a unique perspective.

He grew up on a farm but first worked professionally as a corporate lawyer for two of Australia's largest corporate law firms, ran a pizza shop and he founded the successful Australian software company Strategic Ecommerce (He sold it to a larger company in 2007 and it still operates today). In 2008 he followed a curiosity into the solar panel installation industry and he hasn't looked back.

His Australian solar company has one of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in that market and is amongst only a handful of Australian solar installers to be awarded the SolarQuotes platinum installer award (more than 200 reviews with a satisfaction score above 4.5/5). He was one of the first to pioneer displaying his companies installed system prices on the web and is passionate about the quality and transparency of the information that is available to consumers who are considering solar. His mission is to weed out the cowboys and snake oil merchants from the newly emerging US residential solar installations market. He believes this will be done by sharing accurate and transparent information with all those that seek it.

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