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Letters from our Clients:


Dear Wayne and all the folks at Pure Energy Solar,

I just wanted to write and let you know how satisfied we are with our residential solar panel system. The system was installed this past winter and has been producing enough energy on average to eliminate the electric component of our utility bill - and it is not even summer yet! Wayne was extremely helpful throughout every step of the process and offered guidance and useful information for choosing the system that was right for us. The installation was seamless and performed by knowledgable craftsmen who took care to do the job right. We are very happy with our new source of clean, solar energy. Thank you for all of your hard work!


-Cooper Dean
April, 2014


Hello Wayne and Pure Energy Solar,

Just wanted to let you know that the Solar panels you installed for us have been working flawlessly. It has been exactly 3 years since you installed the system for us and we have been reaping the benefits of the solar energy. I have enclosed a picture of the reading I got this week, it was almost 30kw of energy productionon that single day, from my 5.17kw system!! Last June we got a Nissan Leaf, although we do not produce all the energy to charge it, we feel good about saving energy in our transportation needs.


-Divyang Patel
March, 2014


To whom this may concern,

The cost of electricity in Gainesville and Alachua county has been going up and up with no limit in sight.
So, for our new "GREEN" home we decided to install solar panels and solar water heater. We shopped the local market and decided on Pure energy Solar for several reasons. Pure Energy Solar provided the lowest cost, professional installation , friendly and timely responses to our questions.
Wayne Irwin of Pure Energy Solar has been very attentive throughout the installation process. He helped us with the " Feed in Tariff " program with GRU and has explained the tax advantages and addressed all our inquiries on a timely and friendly manner.
We do recommend Pure Energy Solar for anyone who may be interested to save money on power bills and help with the environment.


-Michael Moezzi and Nazanin Azarnia
December, 2013


It was a great pleasure to deal with Pure Energy Solar. A company's reputation is earned over many years through the quality of their work and their customers' experience. I was drawn to the company because of your record of community involvement and your history of honesty and craftsmanship. My expectations, while high, were greatly exceeded. The 78kW system is functioning flawlessly, was installed rapidly by intelligent, caring and clean workers and is surprisingly beautiful. Most important to me, the level of trust on both sides was so great, that I never worried about anything. I knew that you worried so I didn't have to. You went far beyond the usual vendor to ensure that our production did not have an interruption in power. Your office staff was exceptional. There were no issues that dampened my enthusiasm for Pure Energy Solar. Congratulations on building such a fine company and thank you for helping Alta Systems and our community become more sustainable.


-Richard Nesbit
Vice President
Alta Systems, Inc.


When I began building my new house, I contacted Wayne Irwin at Pure Energy Solar about installing solar.  Pure Energy Solar was the only company I would allow to touch my new house. I had only heard good things about this company, and found all those good things to be true. They coordinated with my builder Tim Flanagan, and then did it all. From submitting plans for permitting, to coordinating everything with GRU, to giving me the forms I'll need for income taxes.  Now I get to watch my meter go backwards!  Thanks Wayne and Pure Energy Employees!


-Julie Anspach


Wayne and his crew of experts at Pure Energy Solar installed a complete home solar energy system at our home, located in the country. The system connects to the electric company and also has battery backup. With this arrangement we have no more brief power outages, and also back-up in case of a long storm.

Wayne has been available to answer questions and to tweak the system. We are very happy with Pure Energy’s professional and respectful service, and glad that we can be an example of a more sustainable life-style.


-Diana


Dear Pure Energy Solar,

The solar panel project that Pure Energy Solar took on for us was one of the best construction experiences we have had. The project was on time every step of the way, and the crew and Wayne Irwin were extremely professional in their conduct at all times. For once we had a contractor who left things as they found them, with the obvious exception of the panels on the roof. The solar panels have been operating for a little over a month, and they are performing as Wayne predicted they would. We did our research and Pure Energy Solar came out on top of the competition. In our eyes, they certainly lived up to their ranking.


Sincerely,
-Ronald and Mary Welch


Dear Pure Energy Solar,

Jim and I want to let you know that our recent experience with your company, Pure Energy Solar, was great! You and your employees were very professional. Everything from start to finish was performed to our high standards. You were always available by phone or email and answered all of our questions.
We had gotten other estimates for our solar project but decided to go with you because of your strong background and superior product. Feel Free to contact us on future customers' behalf or if you're in the neighborhood.


Sincerely,
-Jim and Pat Walker


I first heard about Pure Energy Solar while listening to NPR one morning and decided to inquire about GRU's FIT program. This led me to Wayne. I have only great things to say about Wayne and the company he represents. From his initial visit to the final delivery of the keys (aka Sunnybeam), he has been very helpful, patient and accommodating. He has answered every question and concern I had. His knowledge and professionalism exceeded my expectations. He worked with me to come up with a system plan that I could afford and in the time frame that I required. I would highly recommend him to anyone thinking of helping the planet go solar. In fact I have already done so, I told my good friend and neighbor about Pure Energy Solar and within a month Wayne was out here again to install a system for him.
Thanks Wayne!


I welcomed the opportunity to participate in the Renewable Energy Program. Pure Energy Solar made it an easy reality from beginning to end. On these hot sunny days my solar panels send energy back to the grid, a good feeling.
Thank you.
-M Pennell


to Everyone:
Our new PV system is exceptional in appearance and performance. We waited for several months before submitting this feedback to insure that we were fully satisfied with the system's performance.
We chose Pure Energy Solar to do our 10kw PV Solar System after screening many different companies because they were highly professional and competitive. We also visited and talked to a couple of satisfied customers who had glowing reviews.
We learned of a new energy program by Florida utilities that motivated us to make this investment. Our power company, Progress Energy paid us $2/w about 10 weeks after the system was installed. That rebate plus federal tax credits plus the money saved indicated that the system would pay back in 10 years. That does not account for the increased value of our home or the fantastic return in subsequent years. That same utility program starts again this fall.
As a technically minded person, I asked many questions and looked into system components. I'm totally convinced that SMA inverters are the very best ones for Florida and that component is the most critical part of the system. In my opinion, any highly rated solar panels will work very well.
The Pure Energy Solar crew was totally hard working and professional. My ground mount solar panel arrays went up very quickly and all the workmanship was neat and clean. We think that it looks fantastic in our back yard on our 1.3 acre lot.
Every aspect of this installation went beautifully with Pure Energy Solar and we will always be grateful to Wayne Irwin for helping us make this happen. His crew was amazing. We would strongly recommend this company for anyone considering solar power and welcome anyone to ask questions or view it. In fact, we have never dealt with any contractor of this high caliber and quality anywhere.
-Gary & Sue Stocker
Citrus County, FL


Based on my experiences with solar contractors in Gainesville as of 2011, Pure Energy Solar was by far the best contractor to work with. Their installation of my photovoltaic was done on schedule, and with attention to details in the installation.
The overall appearance of the system was very clean, the penetration through the soffit was carefully cut and caulked, the piping was nicely concealed, the inverters and meters were tightly positioned rather than spread all over the side of the house, the panels were carefully positioned on the roof so as to provide access to both skylights and the solar hot water panels. The employees of Pure Energy Solar were a pleasure to work with. After the system was installed, the blue tooth transmitter on one of the inverters was found to be defective; they immediately replaced the defective chip. I highly recommend Pure Energy Solar.
-Bill Hager



Pure Energy Solar, Inc., with Wayne Irwin in charge, started installing a 5.8 kw, high efficiency, photo voltaic, solar-to-electricity system on the roof of my house on March 7, 20ll. It started putting electricity into the GRU grid on April 14th. It seems to have performed flawlessly and has exceeded my expectations.
This entire experience with Pure Energy Solar has been pleasant and efficient, from the initial roof inspection to the final GRU permits, inspections and connections. I have every reason to believe that this will continue for many years.
-John H. Schmertmann, P.E.
Civil Engineer



Dear Pure Energy Solar:
My experience with Pure Energy Solar was fabulous from my first phone call. Wayne quickly explained to me that I could put solar panels on my house even if I wasn't living in it. He completed all the paperwork for me and brought it by for me to sign--and did it twice more when I changed my mind about the size of the system - twice!
He was accommodating at every step. When the tenants expressed concern about the possibility of the electricity being off for 3 hours, he made arrangements to bring in a generator to alleviate their concerns. The system was installed a week earlier than he anticipated, not later as with most contractors. And it was on line before Dec. 31, as he promised.
My experience with Pure Energy Solar could not have been better.
-Gail



Dear Wayne and Pure Energy Solar:
My wife and I wanted to thank you and your company for the incredible attention to detail, honesty, and integrity provided during your installation of our solar array. From the very first time we called to ask general questions about solar energy, to the true turn key service provided in performing our installation, through your post installation evaluation to ensure our system was performing optimally, Pure Energy Solar exemplified the meaning of customer service.
In a world where many businesses are capable of providing any number of quality products, we feel strongly that the one thing separating the "best from the rest" is customer services. Knowing that our system was installed by a company with such dedication to their work gives me great confidence that our system will both reduce our use of non-renewable energy and provide a reliable return on our investment for many years to come. Without question, we have and will continue to recommend Pure Energy Solar to all who inquire about solar.
All the best,
-Michael and Allison



Dear Pure Energy Solar,
I knew right away that Pure Energy Solar was the company of choice for installing my solar panels for GRU's FIT program. Pure Energy Solar provided me with all of the necessary information to make an informed decision and then handled all aspects of the job from start to finish. The project was fast and easy, and I am very pleased with the results.
-Tomlinson Motor Company



Dear Wayne,
I want to thank you again for the great job that you and your team did to engineer and install our Solar PV System. It is easy to see that you know your stuff when it comes to Solar PV.

I wanted a system with good structural integrity, high energy output, good looks, and expandability at a reasonable cost. You exceeded my expectations. I've had several nice comments about its appearance. Your industry knowledge, technical expertise and professionalism in working with clients and putting together a team of like minded staff should ensure you continued success. Keep up the great work Wayne!
Best Regards,
- Tim Harrell



I'm making electricity. When I am sitting in a meeting I smile and say to myself, "I'm making electricity". Last week I was 5000 miles away from my home and I said to myself, "I'm making electricity". In the late afternoon I sit and watch the silent panels on my roof and I can almost see the photons exciting electrons to be swept away to the inverter. I make electricity all the time, thanks to Wayne and Pure Energy Solar. In the beginning I had many questions for Wayne and he tirelessy answered all of them. It took me a while to determine the exact configuration I wanted, but Wayne came out to the house several times to help me sort through the options. The installation was done in a timely manner; first the rails, then panels and conduit, connecting panels and pulling wires, lastly the inverter and throwing the switch. Ever watch an electric utility meter turn backwards? Very cool. Wayne's crew left no mess, which was much appreciated. Lastly, Pure Energy handed me a packet with the state rebate forms filled out and an 8" by 10" glossy photograph of the system. I was very pleased with the pre-installation support, professional installation (including permitting), contact assistance with my utility, completed rebate forms, and performance of my system. Did I mention that I'm making electricity as I'm typing this letter? Thanks Wayne.

- Barbara Beck




From my very first phone call to Pure Energy Solar, I was impressed. I didn't know exactly what I wanted, what I needed or what it would cost. Wayne was very patient with me and was able to very quickly assess the situation and give me an idea of the cost and what I could expect from spending the money. I didn't call back right away; it was a big decision to make. As I considered my options financially, I also considered the very concerning messages coming from our government and how decisions being made in Washington would affect my energy future. All things considered, there were all pros and no cons to my decision to install solar panels.
I called Wayne back. Within one week, his company brought me the contract, got structural facts about my house, applied for and paid for county permits and arranged for me and Pure Energy Solar to work with my electric utility. When Wayne found out that my particular utility charged $100 to tie into their lines, he took $100 off the cost of my installation. Within three weeks, my panels were installed, inspected and operational. The transition was seamless.
I see daily how much energy I get free from the sun, how much I sell back to the utility and best of all, how many pounds of CO2 I've saved from the environment. I also get thousands back from the Federal Government when I file my taxes for 2009. It's a no-brainer!
Thanks,
- Dana



When businesses come to my home, I want to work with someone that's skilled, well-organized, prompt, fair, and responsive. Pure Energy Solar delivers on all fronts. Working with Wayne Irwin is a pleasure. He is very professional, always courteous, and goes the extra yard to answer questions, provide information, and make sure that you are wholly satisfied. It makes a difference, as well, that Pure Energy is a local company and that Wayne stands by his word of standing by his work. Who wants a fly-by-night operation, or some sub-contractor that's here today and gone tomorrow, drilling holes in your roof? With Pure Energy Solar, you get the security of knowing that the buck stops with Wayne, and that means you won't be taken advantage of, or disappointed.
- Les and Susan Thiele



In September, 2009, we had a 4,200 watt solar power system installed by Pure Energy Solar. Wayne, the owner, was very thorough in his explanations of the system, the cost, how it would be installed, and every other thing I could think of to ask him.
The system was installed in less than 2 days and it looks great and works great. The service was incredible and we got a great price for the system. It cost what Wayne said it would cost and not a penny more.
- Sally Glaeser and David Wymer



We chose Pure Energy Solar to install our system because we wanted a knowledgeable, reputable, local company. Wayne Irwin is passionate about solar energy and his company reflects his passion and commitment. Using his technical experience and expertise, combined with top quality material, competent and careful installers and high standards of work and service, he provides excellent service with precision and integrity. He also serves as a local leader in educating the public about the benefits of solar energy.
Think globally - act locally by choosing Pure Energy Solar, we recommend them enthusiastically!
- John and Susan Stanton



My wife and I decided to install PV solar panels on our house a little over six months ago. Wayne Irwin from Pure Energy Solar came by and met with us, took us up on the roof, tested the possibilities, and explained everything to us clearly and intelligently. He also explained all the incentives, rebates, etc., that three different levels of government offer for taking the solar plunge. It made sense environmentally and economically for us to do it, and Wayne promised quick and painless installation as well as processing all of the necessary forms for local incentives (feed-in tariff) and state rebates. He followed through on every promise without any prompting. The City's approval followed soon thereafter, and we became one of the first households in the city to be "on the grid" and to qualify for the feed-in tariff.

I recommend Pure Energy Solar enthusiastically to anyone considering a PV solar installation. Pure Energy is local, too, and that makes a big difference. There are many out-of-town firms now trying to get into the business here in Gainesville. Who knows how good they are, and why support a company who will spend their profits outside of our economy?
- Albert R. Matheny and Jane E. Adair



It is with pleasure that I write this documentation of my experience with Wayne Irwin and the Pure Energy Solar team. I shopped around a lot before choosing a company, so my perspective is from a comprehensive overview of Pure Energy and their competition. Wayne offered me references before I asked for them and they were all glowing. He was always punctual, knowledgeable, professional, and helpful. I was also impressed with his honesty ( "turnkey" really means turnkey when he refers to the costs of installation and equipment) his kindness, and his willingness to hear our concerns and validate them. Wayne REALLY cares about the planet and what happens to it. He is easy to deal with, as is the whole team. I cannot say enough how pleased we are with Pure Energy and how much we are looking forward to our next bill from GRU!
Sincerely,
- Antoinette Endelicato



My wife and I would like to take the time to thank you for your professional and personal interest that you took in helping us with our residential solar panel purchase located in Gainesville, FL. You gave us your undivided time for all our questions we had, and didn't make us feel at all pressured in purchasing from you. You and your team made us feel at ease when we came to the decision to purchase. The time you took in explaining the installation and operation of the Solar Panels was very informative and educational. It is always nice to do business and have the feeling like you have gained a friend after the purchase. I love my Solar Panels.
Thank You,
- Merrill and Suzanne Pugh



This letter is written to show my appreciation for your outstanding professional services that you provided on our Clubhouse located at (Hampton Oaks Apartments). Thank you for your ease in doing business, and your vast knowledge of your product. Our Solar Panels have served us well and we plan to use them for a long time to come. Because you apply the highest standards of excellence, you develop enthusiastically satisfied customers. It has been our deepest pleasure working with you knowing that you bring a personal touch to all of your clients, as well as all of your installations. We are so very pleased with the results of our Solar Panels, and if there is ever a need for future panels, I will certainly look forward to working with you again.
Thank You,
- Hampton Oaks Apartments, LLC



One of the simple pleasures of living in Gainesville, FL is that there exists a number of local tradespeople who truly believe in and enjoy their line of work. In no instance have I found this more true than in my dealings with Wayne Irwin and his staff at Pure Energy Solar. They are professional, courteous, and intelligent folks fully committed to helping people practice a more sustainable way of life. At our first meeting, Wayne patiently explained the costs and benefits of a PV solar installation to me in a straightforward and pressure-free manner. All of my subsequent inquiries were handled in the same way. Wayne, Travis, and Tom of Pure Energy Solar did all the installation work. No subcontracting. What a great outfit. If you are interested in solar energy solutions, I highly recommend Pure Energy Solar.
- Rob Robins



My husband and I had Pure Energy Solar install a 4.8 KW solar unit at our residence in the Fall of 2007. Wayne and his staff were very knowledgeable, personable, and easy to work with. They came when they said they would, worked hard, and were a pleasure to talk to. The job was done quickly and professionally, and we have been enjoying the results ever since. We would highly recommend Wayne Irwin and Pure Energy Solar.
- Kathy and Mike Robinson



I am writing to say thank you for your counsel, service, and installation. Your work is appreciated in keeping the wiring clean and tidy (even in the attic). I am proud to have the bragging rights of being your youngest customer to date. It has been a pleasure to deal with you.
- Jason Straw



Our upgraded solar system has now been operational for five months and has performed well. We use minimal power on sunny days and return excess power to the grid. We want to commend you and your staff on a job well done. You performed in a timely manner, respected our property by cleaning up the work area, were responsive to our needs, and did an excellent job explaining all aspects of the system.
We highly recommend your services to others looking to establish a solar system or upgrading an existing system.
With many thanks for a job well done,
- Hugh and Carol



Pat and I could not have asked for a more professional group of people to install our solar system! Your team was so kind and courteous. Thanks for taking the time to explain everything throughout the process of installation.
Best wishes to you and your awesome company! Please feel free to use us as references.
Gratefully,
- Pat and Eve Wheeler


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