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"The sales & financing portion of this project was A+. We were comfortable & felt like we knew exactly what we were getting. Overall the installation part" of the project was not good. Our thoughts on that are: - The scheduling was poorly communicated. - The installation on our tile roof appears good - no leaks or problems with recent heavy rainfall/wind/hail. The install took about 2 weeks to complete and was done in late December 2014. - There were minor issues with the connection to the grid and the location of the meters.
Energy required some additional signage and other changes that took about 3 months to resolve. - We were told that we would have a single electrical outlet that would be powered by the solar system in the event of a power outage (rest of the house wouldn't be powered). We don't have one, or if we do its location was never communicated to us. - The monitoring system was not initially hooked up. It (an egauge) was functioning, but it wasn't hooked up to the internet, so the data was inaccessible. Freedom dropped off the connection gear and spent very little time attempting to get the system to connect to the internet. They quickly told me that if I wanted them to monitor the system that I needed to figure it out on my own. Eventually I got it all working correctly, but we still don't know if our system is producing as much power as it should. It would have been nice to have the monitoring part explained to us versus having to muddle through on our own. Summary: We are happy that we are selling power back to the grid, but ultimately had a disappointing experience with
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-Richard V.

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"Overall project execution was excellent. Revolve's sales person Mr. Manmohan
was very knowledgeable and gave us all the technical details" and explained the costs, rebates and benefits of using Solar. He promptly sent us the pictures/design of the Solar panels over the roof, so we could visualize. Mr
also analyzed our electricity bills and helped come up the right amount of panels. Once we put an initial deposit,
got all the permissions required from the City and executed the project. They even changed some of the pipes that were showing up towards the front of the house to the back side, even though it was lot of work from them. The work was done on time and very professional.
even followed it up with a nice thank you gift, which was a pleasant surprise. They also followed it up with sending clear documentation/receipts for getting Tax Rebate. Overall our experience with
was top class and I would recommend any one considering solar.

-Achuta T.

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Are you talking about powering your home solely on solar (i.e. no back up power source or off grid).

 

The power, once convered from DC to AC via the inverter, is suitable for use by the home. 

 

Most solar application are in supplement to the current powering of the home and will spin the meter back in the day but are not the primary. 

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OK - that should strike Atlantic Plumbing off your vendor list !

You say female pipe to copper pipe connection - I hope you are not saying they connected copper directly to galvanized or black iron pipe. If so, there should have been a dielectric union put in there to prevent corrosion, which could be part of your problem.

Also, generally a bad idea to use teflon tape for hot water tank connections - too much thermal cycling, loosens it up over time. Should use plumbers dope for that application.

It sounds to me like a connection problem - if the tank itself was leaking it should be flooding the top of the tank or more likely running down through the insulation and dripping out the bottom.

Unless you are a do it yourselfer, sounds like you need to find a new plumber with good reviews and rating in your area - Search the List (in green banner bar). This should be an easy fix - should have him put in dielectric couplings (about $5-10 each depending on pipe size) if current connection is iron to copper, and even if not, have him redo connection not only for cold but also hot water - if one was done poorly, probably both were.

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Cost of system: $20K Installation date: December, 2014



We contracted with
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to install a 5.5kw solar photovoltaic array on our new home in
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. We contacted several other Solar energy companies with the thought that we could perhaps save some money and provide a neater installation if the company would work with our builder during the construction process. As it turned out, most companies wanted us to have in hand several electric bills so they could properly size the system to the house. Most were also not helpful in telling us what should be done to prepare the house for solar. And some companies seemed to have lost interest.
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contacted me back and had a few recommendations for the construction phase, however, even they missed the important point that the roof should be planned for its plumbing vents and chimneys so as to eliminate or minimize potential shading of the panels and to allow the best placement on the roof. Instead, we were told after the design was completed that our house plan did not show these features and therefore, the original panel placement plan had to be revised. I doubt that most house plans show plumbing vents on them, but it might be important to solar installation. The most important preparation point I got from
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was to install a "solar ready" main breaker panel in the house. The builder did that and it saved us having to replace the panel. The builder also added some additional roof structure to support the panels, although I'm not sure that is needed for most houses, especially since our house has a standing seem metal roof. He said his engineer approved the added support for the roof.



Since we did not know exactly what our electrical usage would be, Circular originally suggested a 6.5kw system (24 panels). After some discussion, we ended up putting a 5.5kw system (20 panels) on the house. After examining the shading potential, it looks now as if we probably could not have placed 24 panels on the roof anyway. If you are getting a solar PV system, we heard that having a standing seam metal roof is the best kind for attachment of the panels since they are simply clamped to the seams without any need for roof penetration. In addition, the panels shade a large portion of the roof making the attic even cooler. So you get, in effect, added insulation simply by installing solar panels.



We signed our contract for our PV system in October, hoping to qualify for a 2014 tax credit and
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Energy's rebate program. Circular took care of the
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Energy rebate, and we merely had to sign paperwork for it. Our up-front cost was the cost of the system minus the
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Energy rebate. This was around $13K. We will get the income tax credit on our 2014 tax return.



Circular installed the solar panels, wiring and inverter in December and we had it signed off with
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Energy that same month. The house was not ready to move in until later in January and we were using solar energy from the start, despite some cloudy and inhospitable weather. I was surprised to find out that the energy we sell back to
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Energy is at a rate of 11.3 cents per KWH. That is considerable more than what we pay for energy from the grid which starts at about 5 cents for the first 500 kwh and goes to 9 cents after that Most of the energy we generate is supposed to be used onsite, however, for us to get the energy credit and rebate, and it is.



Currently, we have a $25 credit on our bill, but I suspect during the hottest time of year, we may go into the red some. I think the system is sized just about right for our needs. Included in the price was $500 for "egauge", which allows you to monitor the system online via the internet. I'm happy to report I'm pumping about 4 KW back into the grid beyond the 500 W I am using currently. The system works great and I understand they are quite reliable, although time will tell. The inverter we have was made by SMA and I'm told they are the most dependable on the
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. The solar panels are made by LG. Each is rated at 275 watts maximum power production and they are very efficient. One other thing about the panels is that they are supposed to be able to withstand large hail stones without damage. The
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American Statesman in an article in today's paper reported that often a roof is damaged but the solar panels are virtually unhurt by a hail event. Hopefully, mother nature will not be performing such an experiment on my home any time soon.



So to summarize, we are pleased with
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's design and installation of our solar energy system. We would recommend them to anyone who asks. If you are building a new home, I recommend that the house plans and roof penetration points should be discussed prior to planning any solar installation. I also recommend installing a "solar ready" breaker panel. I don't think the routing of conduits on the outside of the house is a problem, but in the planning phase, you can plan for the electrical ahead of time if your vendor works with your builder and/or architect.



Go solar!!!
- Michael G H.
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I had my solar system installed in september. I waited until now so i
had a gauge of how it performed over several months as well as time for
any kinks to show up.
I called 3 different contractors. All 3
used a mapping program to get an estimate of how well solar would work
before installation. One company said solar wouldnt work at my house due
to shading. They were wrong.
the remaining 2 companies send
people to my house to do an onsite evaluation to finalize a proposal.
Circulars was the one that seemed to fit my needs.
My goal was to provide in the neighborhood of 60-70% of my electrical from the sun.
Installation
wasnt without flaws. the actuall installation took only one days. it
turned out there was a problem with teh inverters that took a couple of
weeks to correct. It wasnt the fault of circular but was an inverter
specific issue. Circular stayed on top of teh problem and got it
resolved.
after operating for 4 month my utility came out and
said there was a problem,in that I had the wrong meter and no agreement
with the utility. this was something I ahd though circular had taken
care of. It turns out that the agreement WAS in place and the utility
had misplaced it. Thats why the utility hadnt replaced my meter. They
came out and met a circular rep and the meter installation took only a
couple of minutes. Again I cant fault circular for someone elses issue.
Getting solar installed isnt a
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process. there are many steps that have to be gone through.
I've created a blog of my solar experience here
goingsolaraustin.wordpre…
Overall I'm glad I went solar and chose circular
- Tara S C.
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We had minor adjustments to installation dates a couple times. Had to call them a couple times to stay in touch. hey appear to have done a good job - we will know after a few months of operation. They cleaned up well after the work, and they painted the conduit to match the house color.
- Dennis B.
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came out and did the initial visit to survey, give an estimate and show us the options.
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was careful to let us know the potential issues regarding the roof/ceiling. We decided to install 2 - 14" SunTunnels. My wife really liked the Optiview diffusors, so that is what we requested.
The day scheduled for the install was
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and "rainy". In fact, it was just before a major storm. He showed up and again warned me about what issues he could find. Due to some vent issues, we moved the position a little.
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cut into the ceiling and luckily found no obstructions in both areas. A couple of hours later, we had bright natural light. Even though it was
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, it was obvious that they would be perfect for adding natural light to our dark LR.
Over the next 36 hours, we got 2.5" inches of rain. No sign of any leaks!!!!
We are already expecting to use to add some light when we do our kitchen remodel.


- Dale H.
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In our experience there is a close correlation
between quality personnel and quality work.
The
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staff who worked with us are first class. The initial contact was with the Solar Energy
Consultant; he was incredibly patient with us and our many questions. The communications were handled by the Operations...More /> Manager who was incredibly efficient keeping us informed and the project
moving. The Service Pro and the
installation crew were on time, courteous and updated us each time they left so
we knew what to expect. We thought it
was remarkable that at each step they were ahead of the projected time for a
city inspection or completion of the project.
There is no doubt the solar system will work as we want it to. This is the last of October and the system
has been on for a week and the data shows, despite the low sun and short days,
that kWh are being collected. We are
happy.
- Dan B.
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The company representative arrived promptly and gave us all the information we needed about the product and the different options such as with or without a light and or vent. He then gave us the quote forthe job. He explained that if we were considering replacing our roof that insertion of the tube was best done at the same time.
- Liz H.
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Our array provides all the electricity that we need and we send our extra to the grid.
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was very professional in all dealings, the preliminary measurements, the sale, selection of panels, installation, all the permitting, the energy grants. The only thing that slowed the install was availability of panels from the manufacturer.
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upgraded the panels without charge to facilitate completion.
- Jon B.
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I was very pleased with the entire process.
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provided the initial estimate for the attic fans, insulation and radiant
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. It took several weeks for me to decide and during that time I emailed
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with questions. He was always quick to respond. Installation crew showed up on schedule and did a very nice job. I was especially impressed with the radiant
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. I have a large attic with a complex roof line and a lot of duct work and the crew was still able to perform the installation in a very neat manner. Everything went as planned with no surprises. Because the installation occurred at the end of the cooling season I will have to wait until next summer to see the results but I am certainly pleased with the work performed and I would use
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again.
- Scott H.

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12213 Waters Park Rd
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512 Renovations

4701 Honey Bear Loop
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A.A. Plumbing

703 Blue Oak Circle
Cedar Park

Abundant Solar LLC

po box 2048
Kyle

ADVANCED A/V SOLUTIONS

3616 FAR WEST BLVD
Austin

Advanced Solar & Electric LLC

105 W Loop 539
Cibolo

AE Austin

1205 Rio Grande St
Austin

Affordable Texas Solar Systems

11500 White Wing Ave
Austin

Alba Energy LLC

PO Box 1564
Austin

Altumaxis Technologies

1601 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin

Ambrose Construction

13355 N Hwy 183
Austin

Arroyo Electric

603 Louis Henna Blvd Ste 197
Round Rock

Austin Handy Men

16501 Pearce

Austin home systems

1404 W 6th St
Austin

AUSTIN RENOVATION

613 CACTUS FLOWER DR
Cedar Park

AUSTIN SOLERGY

1111 W 12TH
Austin

Aztec Renewable Energy, Inc

12344 E Northwest Hwy
Dallas

Batas Services, LLC

1022 Bass Ave
Port Isabel

Bentek Plumbing

17921 Niagara Falls Terrace
Round Rock

Blue Heeler Electric, LLC

2028 E Ben White BLVD
Austin

Bradford Green Construction

10001 S. 1st
Austin

C&K Roofing

11521 Silmarillion Tr.
Austin

CAM Solar

6634 Topper Ridge
San Antonio

Capitol Screen Co

16228 Remuda Trl
Buda

CELESTIAL POWER LLC

1601 Rutherford Ln
Austin

Circular Energy

11002A Metric Blvd
Austin

Cotham Construction Services & Roofing

201 S Lakeline Blvd
Cedar Park

CRsolar Electrical Contracting

100 W Pflugerville Pkwy Suite 110
Pflugerville

Dan's GREEN Insulation Inc

16238 Ranch Rd 620
Austin

Design Space Color

12113 Metric blvd
Austin

Dimensional Heating & Air, LLC

826 Wagon Trail
Austin

Dio Electrical LLC

PO Box 380858
San Antonio

DOMI CONSTRUCTION LLC

202 N STONE ST
Round Rock

DreamScape Design

8760-A Research Blvd
Austin

DUHON ELECTRIC LLC

2121 SHOALMONT DR
Austin

Electricians of Texas LLC

714 Shelby Lane
Austin

ENTERO ENERGY LLC

1508 W 30th St
Austin

Falkin Services Unlimited

2727 Lyons Rd.
Austin

FOG GONE

8700 Brodie Ln Apt 311
Austin

FREEDOM SOLAR

2308 BALBOA RD
Austin

Global Efficient Energy\Energy Stars

2320 Gravel Rd
Fort Worth

Go Green Heating & Cooling

10421 Old Manchaca Rd
Austin

GREEN CITY SOLAR

6000 SHEPHERD MOUNTAIN COVE
Austin

Green Collar Operations

625 Brentwood St
Austin

Green Homes South Texas

7113 San Pedro Ave
San Antonio

Green Liberty Building Systems

11720 BIG TRAIL
Austin

Greenbelt Solar

2202 Rabb Glen
Austin

Gunn Custom Home Care

7602 creston ln
Austin

Hardin Heating and Cooling Co

109 Industrial Dr
Kerrville

HC Services

1405 Oakwood Loop
San Marcos

Heat Busters

1220 Airport Fwy
Bedford

Hesco Electric LTD

106 E 6th St
Austin

Hunter Services

1313 Mockingbird
Leander

Innovo Renovations

14493 S Padre Island Dr
Corpus Christi

Insulation Works

7523 Perseus Sound
San Antonio

Ja-Mar Roofing & Sheet Metal

128 Park 35 Cove S
Buda

JBK Electric, LLC.

5847 Fergus
Kyle

Jett Window Cleaning

106 East 6th Street
Austin

KDR Electrical Services, Inc.

10308 N IH 35
Austin

Lighthouse Solar

2000 S 7th St
Austin

Lockwood Services LLC

PO Box 303354
Austin

Longhorn Solar

8500 Shoal Creek Blvd. Bldg 4-103
Austin

Malachi Consulting

600 S Bell Blvd Ste 212
Cedar Park

McBride Electric

15031 Woodham Dr.
Houston

McBride Electric

1608 Royston Lane. Bldg. #2
Round Rock

MERIDIAN SOLAR

4109 TODD LN
Austin

Michael Sooby Inc.

1208 Angelina St
Austin

My Utility Brokers

9344 Tarryton Ave.

Native

201 Cole St
Austin

North Austin Handyman

11000 Yucca Dr.
Austin

NUSSEL CONTRACTING LLC

PO BOX 151842
Austin

Orion Power Group

2917 Vail Ave.

PAINTING PLUS

PO Box 151445
Austin

Pegasus General Contractors, Inc.

Post Office Box 29042
Austin

Precision Mobile Tint

We Come to you!
Cedar Park

Red Spectrum Energy

6400 Wolfcreek Pass
Austin

Residential Improvement Services, LLC

910 Duncan Ln, Ste 6
Austin

Restoration GC

16108 Aqua Azul Path
Austin

Revolve Solar

14205 N MoPac Expressway
Austin

Rodz Electric

610 SHEEP TRAIL
Kyle

Self Reliant Solar

9300 U.S. 290
Austin

Service Solutions of Austin

9300 S IH35
Austin

Solar Community

3403 N. Sam Houston Pkwy West
Houston

SolarTex

2112 Rutland Dr
Austin

Statewide Remodeling

2450 Esters Blvd
Dallas

Sunbelt Solar

6764 E Northwest Hwy
Dallas

Sunrise Solar

20681 FM 306
Canyon Lake

TECHSUN SOLAR INC

18292 SAN MARCOS HWY
Martindale

Texas Green Builders, Inc.

11300 Mayo St
Austin

Texas Power Washing

602 Thrush Ave.
Austin

Texas Solar Outfitters

705 Shepherd Dr
Houston

TEXAS SOLAR POWER CO

6448 E Highway 290 Ste C111
Austin

TriBeyond Solutions LLC

PO Box 204043
Austin

Trident Roofing

4301 W William Cannon Dr
Austin

US Certified Contractors

13187 Research Blvd
Austin

Vintage Modern

2029 Northridge Dr.
Austin

Waterloo Landscape and Design

11609 North Oaks Drive
Austin

Will does it ALL

4508 Elwood rd
Austin

Wilson Roofing

217-A South Commons Ford Road
Austin

Window Gang Austin

12112 Roxie Dr
Austin

Xstream ATX

7703 Brodie Ln
Austin

ZINDLER & SONS ROOFING

5502 SAPOTE CT
Austin

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