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About Us

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Do you remember a few short years ago when you weren’t getting four telemarketing calls a day on top of aggressive strangers knocking on your door peddling solar panels?

Solar companies have enjoyed explosive growth in the past decade, and for good reason: Solar works, and it works well. However, as the demand and push for solar raised, so did the scams and shady sales tactics. A quick online search shows the nation’s biggest solar companies all have been hit with citations and lawsuits in the last few years over deceitful practices, predatory leasing programs, shoddy installations, etc.*. In California alone, more than 800 complaints have been filed with the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) against solar companies since 2010.

Despite being billed as a way to save the environment and cutting energy costs for the future, it turns out going solar can be a real intimidating experience with a number of hidden costs and negative consequences. Unethical tactics such as mass telemarketing, aggressive door-to-door canvassing, pocketing rebates & tax credits, intentional misrepresentations, installing outdated systems & products, targeting the elderly & disabled, and annual payment escalation – while continuing to improve the company’s bottom line – are leaving the consumers feeling betrayed and creating the gap of mistrust currently existing in the renewable energy sector.

When solar companies engage in these kinds of practices, the whole industry pays a price. They give the entire industry a bad name, and it’s leading consumers to reject clean energy solutions entirely, unfairly impacting honest installers and slow environmental progress. After all, who wants to pay for an expensive solar system when a good portion of it is for funding annoying sales campaigns??

WE ARE MAVERICK, a consulting firm on a mission to educate and help communities go green with full transparency. We don’t believe in blowing up your phone seven days a week or blanket your entire neighborhood with armies of canvassers, nor do we engage in high-pressure sales tactics or leasing options that cost you more in the long run. Having seen first hand how sales teams bragged about ripping people off at meetings of large operations, and having been in homes of owners who are stuck with inferior systems they could not afford, we are holding ourselves accountable and taking the opposite approach to disrupt the current trend.

*https://tinyurl.com/k645wdq

Partners

By rigorously vetting and only partnering with experienced yet honest local installers who are unwilling to cut corners, we ensure you get the service and integrity you deserve while never losing that personal touch and accountability of a small, community-oriented business.

Portfolio

CURIEL RESIDENCE, MISSION HILLS, CA
“We are very pleased with the work Shepherd and his company did for us. Our solar system was turned on July 14th, 2016. Since then, we’ve been able to save money on our electricity bill and the system is currently creating more energy than we need, which is helping us accumulating credit with LADWP. Shepherd was very informative and he still keeps in touch with us today to make sure we’re happy. We felt no pressure at all, unlike another company that was trying to sell us a smaller solar system that would not have benefited us at all. I would highly recommend Maverick to anyone looking to get solar.”

Young Residence – Slymar, CA
“Maverick went above and beyond my expectations. They were so professional and knowledgeable that it convinced me to go solar right on the spot, none of the other six companies I talked to even came close to the service I received from Maverick. Our consultant was very passionate about his work and it shows in his patience with us, I can’t tell you how many times outside of working hours he still engaged in answering our questions. Their pricing was excellent and the installation team was amazing. We ended up getting a top notch system with micro inverters and 8 more panels than we could afford elsewhere. They are a great company with integrity – something extremely hard to come by in the Solar Industry.”

Why Solar
  1. Drastically reduce or even eliminate your electricity bill Whether you’re a homeowner or business, electricity costs can be a large portion of your monthly expenses. With solar, you will be able to become energy independent for the lifecycle of your system. Even if you are not able to offset 100% of your electricity use, solar will still save you a lot of money by reducing a portion of your bills

2. Earn a great return on investment

Solar system is not an expense – it’s one of the best ways to invest, with returns rivaling the traditional investments like stocks and bonds. The substantial electricity savings, on average, will yield an ROI of 20 percent or more.

3. Protect against inflation

In the past 10 years, residential electricity prices have gone up by an average of 3% annually. By investing in a solar system, you are protected against unpredictable inflation rates from utility companies. If you are a business or homeowner with fluctuating cash flow, going solar also helps better forecast and manage your expenses

4. Increase your property value

Studies have found that homes equipped with solar systems have higher property values and sell more quickly than homes without. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar into considerations when they value houses; and as solar become more mainstream, demand for properties with solar systems will only continue to grow.

5. Boost US energy independence

The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of achieving energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capacity to generate electricity from the sun, we also insulate ourselves from price fluctuations in global energy market

6. Create jobs and help your community

According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the overall economy in 2015, representing 1.2% of all jobs in the country. This growth is expected to continue due to the fact solar-related jobs are skill centric and cannot be outsourced. Solar industry is a significant contributor to the US economy.

7. Protect the earth

Solar is one of the best ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38% of all carbon emissions in the US. A typical residential solar system will eliminate 3 to 4 tons of carbon emissions each year to help combat climate change – the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.

8. Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability

Sustainability and social responsibility are important components of an organization’s culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that choose to operate responsibly. Companies that care about their community and environment have become a powerful driver of consumer and employee decisions, creating goodwill and improving business results.

Charities

3% of all our proceeds are donated to the following organizations:

Consultation

Schedule a consultation to find out if solar is right for your home or business. $100 Restaurant.com gift card will accompany every consultation to show we value your time and the opportunity to speak with you.

We guarantee your information will never be given or sold to a third party company, ever.