Nevada Competitor Comparison: Blue Pacific Solar

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Determining which solar company to go with for your Reno home is no light task. Many considerations go into an in-depth company comparison.

A few of these considerations include ratings, solar products and services. While it would be easy to say we are the best and leave it at that, we want you to make that decision for yourself.

So, take a look at our competitor comparison of Blue Pacific Solar, and decide for yourself which one is the better fit for your situation.

Go Solar Group Vs. Blue Pacific Solar Company Ratings

While the best reviews are those from friends and relatives, most people don’t know someone that has worked with each of the solar companies in their area. Ratings and reviews help people look at the experiences of individuals that have worked with the solar company.

It allows them to see both the good and the bad and weigh them against each other. The best way to use reviews is to look at the number of reviews compared to the rating, the ratio of good and bad reviews, re-accruing complaints and raves, and how companies have dealt with complaints.

This review comparison looks at Google reviews and ratings and the Better Business Buerue rating.

Go Solar Group Ratings

Google Reviews

As of April 9, 2020, Go Solar Group’s Nevada services have received 4.5 stars out of 14 reviews. Three of these reviews were below five stars, and two were below four stars.

BBB Reviews

The Better Business Bureau has given Go Solar Group an A rating and 3.5 stars out of 7 reviews. It has received accreditation from the BBB since 2014.

Blue Pacific Solar Ratings

Google Reviews

As of April 9, 2002, Blue Pacific Solar has received 3.4 stars out of five reviews. Two of the five reviews gave one-star reviews.

BBB Reviews

The Better Business Bureau has given Blue Pacific Solar an A+ rating and four stars out of 12 reviews. It has received accreditation from the BBB since 2009.

Solar Product Comparison

One of the best ways to determine if a solar company is a good fit is by looking at the products that it offers. Because of the solar industry boom over the past several years, many new solar technologies have come out.

Customers looking for solar shingles or Monocrystalline solar panels want a solar company that offers these products. Companies that don’t have the products a customer wants does them no good.

The products used also impact the price. Comparing nothing but the price of a high-quality solar panel with one that has lower wattage and durability isn’t a fair comparison.

Battery Backup

Go Solar Group Battery Backup Options

At Go Solar Group, we offer a verity of battery backup options. These include: 

  • Tesla Powerwall 
  • Goal Zero Yeti 3000
  • Goal Zero Yeti 1400  
  • Goal Zero Tanks  

Blue Pacific Solar Battery Backup Options

At Blue Pacific Solar, they also offer several battery backup options. These include:

  • Fullriver AGM deep-cycle batteries
  • Trojan deep-cycle flooded lead-acid batteries
  • Rolls Surette deep-cycle flooded lead-acid batteries
  • Simpliphi 3.5TM kWh 60 Amp deep-cycle Lithium Ferro Phosphate (LFP) battery
  • OutBack Sealed AGM batteries 

Inverters

Go Solar Group Inverter of Choice

Go Solar Group’s inverter of choice is the SolarEdge. A string inverter with power optimizers attached to each solar panel. While typically used for grid-tied homes, it can also connect to the Powerwall.   

Blue Pacific Solar Inverter Options

Blue Pacific Solar has a large selection of inverters. They have separate inverter options for off-grid and grid-tied use. 

Grid-tied Inverters 

  • SolarEdge
  • SMA 
  • Enphase 

Off-grid Inverters 

  • Samlex America
  • Magnum Energy
  • OutBack Power
  • MorningStar   

Solar Panels

Go Solar Group Solar Panel of Choice

At Go Solar Group, as part of our products, we use one solar panel for most of our installations. However, if requested or necessary for the project, we have premium solar panels as well. 

Solar Panel of Choice

  • Axitec 315-watt half-cell monocrystalline 

Premium Solar Panels

  • LG 
  • Solaria 
  • Silfab

Blue Pacific Solar PV Panel Options

Blue Pacific Solar offers a wide variety of monocrystalline solar panels. They include:  

  • Canadian Solar monocrystalline 
  • Trina monocrystalline
  • Panasonic monocrystalline
  • Mission Solar monocrystalline
  • Solaria monocrystalline

Company Services

Products are one part of the comparison process. After comparing products, it is time to look at the services that each company offers.

Services often make a more expensive company worth it. Offered services can also outweigh the quality of the products.

However, which services matter vary among customers.

Financing Options

Go Solar Group Financing

1. zero-down loan
2. cash: 10 percent down, pay the 1st half at permitting and 2nd half at meter install (10 percent discount)

Financing Through Blue Pacific Solar

At Blue Pacific Solar, customers can either pay with a credit card through their website or over the phone. They take Mastercard, Discover, Visa and American Express.

Pre and Post Solar Services

Services Offered at Go Solar Group

As a full-service company Go Solar Group handles all the steps for installing solar. We also help our customers with any questions or concerns after the installation is complete. 

Services Offered at Blue Pacific Solar

Because Blue Pacific Solar is not an installation company, they only sell the products to the customer. The customer would have to install the array and make sure it is up to code, which costs money and valuable time.

Humanitarian Cause

One of the factors that set Go Solar Group apart from Blue Pacific Solar is its focus on a humanitarian cause. While for most this isn’t a deal-breaker, it is worth considering. 

Go Solar Group started with a desire to help others. The owners started Go Solar Group after coming home from a service trip with Mothers Without Borders. As a result of this trip, they started their own non-profit, now called 1heart1mind, and the solar company, Go Solar Group. Together these two organizations have helped empower people in Uganda while providing independence for homeowners in America. 

Because of Go Solar Group’s focus on making a positive impact, a portion of every array sold in America goes to 1heart1mind. These contributions help people in Uganda afford solar for their homes, which replaces toxic kerosene lamps. 

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