We contacted Jim after doing an extensive amount of research on purchasing solar systems for our home. Jim was extremely responsive to our initial questions, and every time we had a question after the initial meeting he would get back to us within a couple of minutes. The installation process was very clean and very efficient. Jim and his crew went out of their way to explain the system, how it functions, and the cost benefits of solar to both myself and my husband. I am an interior designer, and aesthetics are extremely important to me. Jim took that into consideration when proposing a system that met our solar and visual needs. I highly suggest this company for any solar projects that you may be considering.
Andrew | Ellicott City, MD
Celestial Solar Innovations represented one of four solar companies we scheduled to meet with. We were immediately comfortable with Jim Reilly when he came to our home to discuss our goals and options. We did not feel any amount of pressure during the entirety of the meeting. There was never any ego in his pitch (something we felt with a couple of the other contractors), just pride and sincerity. The valuable information Jim provided led us to quickly realize that we were not the experts we believed we were. Jim patiently listened to and answered our questions and concerns, and by the end of the meeting we felt that Jim had not only given us a clear understanding of what we could expect both immediately and in the future, but also that we could secure an even better system than we had imagined without exceeding our budget. The process couldn’t have been easier on our end. We simply had to make the decisions, be home for a day, and write the checks. We have yet to reap the benefit of the credits, as we get to claim them on our 2017 returns, but we expect that Jim has proactively done all that needs to be done to secure those credits for us. We are extremely pleased with the system and the process, would highly recommend Celestial Solar Innovations to anyone seeking to install solar panels
Kerry | Townson, MD
I cannot begin to emphasize enough how accommodating Jim was from quoting out the many different panels I was interested in, to working around my busy schedule so that I could be available during the install. Unlike other companies where the salesman hands you off, Jim was our contact throughout the entire process. The county permit, utility paperwork and HOA application were handled by Celestial making the process very simple. In addition to the excellent customer Jim’s installation team was very professional, answering any questions or concerns I had. Now that our solar is live, we couldn’t be happier with the performance of the system. The installers did a great job taking pride in the appearance of the array. We highly recommend Celestial Solar Innovations, not only for their outstanding service but for their competitive pricing.
David | Frederick, MD
Celestial Solar Innovations exceeded all of our expectations. We wanted a somewhat unique solar residential installation – large power output (18 KW), power routed through a barn, capability for future battery storage, and a long wire run to the house. After reviewing multiple project bids from various companies, Celestial Solar Innovations stood head and shoulders above the rest. Celestial worked with us to understand our unique circumstances and developed a proposal that fully met our needs.Jim was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and (most importantly) patient, as we worked through the final design details for the system. The cost of the system from Celestial was extremely competitive with other bids – but it was ultimately the quality service and Celestial’s dedication to using top-quality components that made the decision easy for us. In addition, Jim was the only company that offered true turnkey service by guiding the project from ground breaking to our first full day of net metered power production. We have been producing power from sunshine for two months now and the system has exceeded all of our expectations. We are very happy with our decision to use Celestial and can’t recommend Jim and his team highly enough.
Beth | Frederick, MD
Within 3 days the team completed the installation of 41 solar panels and all supporting infrastructure. The system was tested and worked as designed. I was very impressed with how professional the team was and how much pride they put into the job. I am particularly pleased that I chose Celestial as my solar contractor.
Doug | Frederick, MD
Celestial Solar Innovations and President Jim Reilly are the real deal! My initial experience with another solar installer turned into a three month nightmare of broken promises, misinformation and lack of communication. Jim and the Celestial Solar team were the complete opposite. Very professional and proactive from the initial contact to the design and build stage through the permitting and final approval process. I wish I had started my Solar journey with Celestial Solar but then I wouldn’t appreciate the work they did as much as I do.
Craig | Beltsville, MD
I first met Jim Reilly in mid July 2014 during my vendor selection process. Jim was the most professional of the three candidates that I interviewed at my house. His use of technology in his presentation included a tablet which contained soft copies of estimates, energy savings calculations, technical specifications from manufacturers, and color pictures of solar panels.
Celestial Solar did everything that Jim said they would do…They charged only what they said they would charge. They scheduled the installation on the agreed upon target date. They pulled the necessary permits to install on my house. They scheduled the county inspection. They completed all work listed in the installation contract. They provide 24/7 electronic monitoring of the solar panel productivity. They responded immediately to all questions and concerns.
I strongly recommend Celestial Solar Innovations as an extremely reliable manager and installer of residential solar panels.
Charles | Reisterstown, MD
Jim did all the marketing and coordinating with the involved government agencies and provided all the paperwork for me to sign, along with full details on the system expectations. I own the panels so whatever they produce is mine without fees. The system is clean, efficient, and looks great on my house. The installation was exceptionally good. My first full month, the electric bill was down by a factor of ten.
I would most certainly hire Jim again and very highly recommend his company.
Mike | Highland, MD
We cannot say enough positive things about Celestial Solar! We spent months researching the pros and cons about leasing vs. buying and met with several companies to get quotes. While all the other companies kept trying to push us into the option that benefited their company’s bottom line rather than ours, Jim/Celestial was the only one to respect our thoughts/methods and simply give us all the information we were looking for so we could make our own decision. Jim and his team were terrific to work with, his crew was super friendly and always on time, and our solar installation looks better than any of the rest in the neighborhood! Thank you Jim and Celestial!
Shelly | Frederick, MD
Celestial Solar Innovations installed a large solar array at my Chevy Chase MD home in 2016. I was very pleased with their attention to detail and the high quality of the installation. Jim Reilly provided excellent and professional advice from the design and selection of components through the completed installation and operation of the system. Mr. Reilly is an expert in solar installations. He was instrumental in identifying the most appropriate panels for my home. At his suggestion I used black on black LG panels which were a perfect solution for my home. I highly recommend Celestial Solar Innovations and Jim Reilly.
James | Chevy Chase, MD