Aten Concepts Overview
Aten Concepts is a small start-up located in Waltham, Massachusetts, specialising in residential and commercial solar installations. Although having only been in operation for under a decade, they claim to be rapidly becoming one of the best selling private solar companies in New England.
Founded in 2015, Aten Concepts’ business focuses on smaller solar installations and relies heavily on referrals from their existing customers. They even go so far as to offer financial incentives, giving cash sums if your referral goes solar with them. Aten prides itself on consistency and quality, boasting a “Do it once, do it right!” mentality across its internet presence.
Aten Concepts Services and Specifics
Aten Concepts Products
Aten largely focuses on smaller scale solar energy systems, specialising in residential properties. They offer a turnkey installation service, meaning they handle the entire process from the initial consultation through to the final check-ups. Aten Concepts’ team will not only source the most cost-efficient parts for your system, but will also deal with the necessary financing, applications, and permits from local governments and utilities so that you don’t have to. They promise that you will only need to contact one number – their team’s – during and after the installation process.
They frequently source their components from both Crius Solar and SunPower, two of the most reputable solar panel manufacturers in the US.
Aten Concepts Costs
Aten Concepts promises to source the most cost-efficient components for each installation without losing any quality, and, according to their customers, Aten sticks to this promise almost religiously. Offering competitive prices and a professional service, they have yet to disappoint.
Their services are made even more affordable through the various financing schemes available. Aten Concepts’ installations qualify for Federal and State Tax Credits, as well as many energy rebates from utility companies, taking a significant chunk off initial the cost. If the upfront cost of installation is still too high, Aten Concepts will help you onto either an Operating Lease or a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) so that you can pay off the cost over time. You can even generate income for your property through the sale of solar credits, depending on your situation.
One of the most interesting incentives that Aten Concepts offers is its referral program; if you point someone else towards Aten’s services, and they choose to go solar with them, you may be eligible for an instant cash reward. These range from $500 for residential referrals to $750+ for commercial referrals.
Aten Concepts will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have about these incentives via email or over the phone.
Aten Concepts Legitimacy
Aten Concepts has a few certifications to its name:
- They sport a solid A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and have been accredited since 2018
- Aten has a verified licence with Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation.
- In 2017, Aten managed to secure major funding needed to expand their operations in the residential and commercial sectors.
Outside of these, however, the company lacks some of the higher value or prestige certifications from organisations like NABCEP. Whilst their reviews are extremely positive, they’re also rather sparse, with only a handful appearing across multiple websites.
Aten Concepts Maintenance
Aten promises that the systems it instals are low maintenance, with effectively zero costs after the job is done. Their team is available both during and after the installation for queries and troubleshooting, and their customers report quick and friendly service throughout.
Despite being small, Aten Concepts makes a number of big promises; quality, consistency, and above all else, cost efficiency. From their customers’ testimonies, its clear that they’ve so far managed to hit every single one of those targets. Whilst they may not have the same pedigree as some other solar energy companies, their quality service and professional, knowledgeable staff more than speaks for itself. Combine this with some interesting financial incentives, and its easy to see why they’re rapidly growing to prominence in New England.