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"Overall, the project was completed as agreed to. However the entire process was very lengthy. The process does take time due to paperwork and approvals, but there" was significant delays due to the installation group of the company being based out of the DC area. They travel down to the area once they have a number of jobs to do at once. While it is good to have an experienced crew doing the job, it did cause a need to wait until they scheduled jobs in NC. Being based out of another state, they needed to hire a local electrician that caused additional delays. It ultimately resulted in the first electrician being replaced by a second in order to complete the electrical portion of our install. Again, the job has been completed as agreed upon and for a cost lower than other bids, but did take considerably longer than the other bids received.

-Christopher T.

"I delt with this company back 2008 and they did a wonderful job. It was a no brainer to use them again. actually remembered me which was" a good feeling. He came to my home to evaluate my situation and made several suggestions to try and accommodate my needs. We decided two of the larger Solar Tubes would be best and the exact location would be determined when the technician arrived to install. as in the past was very professional and honest. The quality of the product is supreme and the installation by his technician was excellent. I highly recommend .

-Joe L.

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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. 


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.


Solar Panel Installation reviews in Charlotte


We had received gave them a call, we were just curious about solar. came out to the house and explained everything. We were very concerned this would be complicated, but he made it (sound) easy. Considering that they did all the work, I guess it was. It took about two months for the work to begin. They said it took that long ...More to order the panels and apply for permits. During that time, was in constant touch with us. They called a week before install to make sure that the time worked for us. When the crew arrived to install, they were very clean and polite. The install only took about 6 hours. We're still waiting for Energy to do the interconnection.. But otherwise, everything is great.
- Samantha B.

Fantastic! We had been talking about going solar for years, but we always assumed it would be complicated and expensive. But made it a smooth experience. Everything was explained simply and installed quickly. Their installers were all employees of the company and they were very clean and polite.
Our electric bill is practically ...More $0. Bets of all, we're going to get 65% of the price back in tax credits. The only regret we have is that we didn't do it sooner. A+
- Tammy K.

charged a non-refundable deposit for the cost of preparing materials needed for permitting in the historic district. It seems that it was entered into in bad faith, as they never actually did anything for my project after the deposit was made.
I would assume that is because they knew it would not be approved, but they ...More still talked me into moving forward with a non-refundable deposit. It has been a year, and I have not gotten a call back from the sales person on numerous attempts to reach out. Time passed because I was told by the representative that Sunpower had a long back-order, so I figured it would be a few months before I would see progress, but then nothing happened.
I tried to dispute the charge with my credit card company, but too much time had passed.
I'm very disappointed, as I had expected at least to have documentation for approval in exchange for the deposit but all I have to show for my money a sales brochure.

- David B.

They did the job well. They got everything they promised to do and done on time. They did a couple of extra little touches partly because I was the first person in the neighbourhood to get it done. They also had a referral fee that worked out well for me when one of my co-workers found out.
- Chris P.

This is a difficult review to figure out how to write because we are both very pleased with the system and glad we went with SEM but we also had significant communication and coordination issues throughout the project starting with the initial sales meetings.
Would I recommend this company to someone interested is solar? Absolutely. Even our ...More GC and one of the subs was relieved to see we were using SEM and not a local competitor. From our electrician to our plumber to our GC, all were very impressed by the quality of the installation and the technical knowledge of the people involved in the actual planning and installation. My husband is currently thrilled to take people out and show off our new systems. My husband was impressed by the technicians he spoke with about the systems and appreciated the detailed knowledge they had. (My husband is a Professor of mechanical engineering). We like to point out that even on a cloudy cold day in (30 degrees and cloudy), the panels for the solar hot water were still holding a temperature of 80+ degrees and the panels were generating 3KW despite the lack of sunshine. On a sunny day in the 60s, the systems were functioning at full capacity heating the water to over 125 degrees and the panels were reaching close to their peak.
Communication - I would preface this critique by saying I have sat down with the director of sales and we have talked through all the communication issues. I now have a better sense of some of the reasons they happened many of which involved higher than expected installation requests, shortened time frames from the energy companies and personnel shifts. One issue may have been a combined issue between the project coordinator at SEM and our GC, With all that said, the communication throughout this protracted project was pretty bad. It was a continual frustration that required me to initiate several communications to figure out what was going on and it sometimes felt like everyone at the company was not on the same pages. Setting out a litany of complaints wouldn't really be productive here but I do at least feel like the company heard my concerns. Overall, it was a frustrating experience coordinating with SEM and I have high hopes that they have implemmented the requisite changes so that others do not experience what we did.
Overall - I would recommend the company. If I had it to do over, I would have actively managed the interactions instead of expecting the company to take the lead on the coodination.

I have an older home, 25 years, and was getting higher and higher utility bills. This my have been due to the constantly increasing rates that Energy is charging but I wanted to kake sure it wasn't because my house or AC System was getting bad.
I solicited several companies but was the only ...More one that genuinely knew what they were talking about. They answered my questions in language I could understand.
I am really glad I solected them. They told me ahead of time what to expect and walked me through their testing. I enjoyed looking through all their pictures, which they took a lot of, and seeing where I had problems. I never would have seen or understood any of that unless without their expert help.
They are super reasonable with their prices so I took advantage of all their services.
I would definitely recommend them and am super glad I didn't go with anyone else.
- Kevin S.

I was in the for a solar powered attic fan to cool off the attic of my two story colonial type house. I researched not just a number of companies, but a number of solar powered fans as well. I settled on a Attic Breeze fan because it carried the best warranty, was constructed of the best materials, and I liked the look of it, ...More over other models I viewed. The Attic Breeze website pointed me to a local installer in my area, . From my first call to , I was speaking with , a principle in the company, not a secretary or sales man. Mr. is very knowledgeable in the green solar power field. He explained the fan, what it would do, what it won't do, and how it could help in my specific situation. We set up a time to install, and it took about an hour to an hour and a half. Upon leaving, Mr. also went over the folder of documents he gave me. In this folder was an invoice, warranty, and the manufacturer's certificate statement for the Residential Federal Tax Credit. Also in the folder were all the applicable tax forms that I would need to file for credit when I do my taxes next year. Solar powered attic fans, at least in 2012, carry a 30% Federal tax credit, and a 35% North tax credit.
math will tell you that the $791 I spent to buy the fan and have it installed, can be thought of as an expense of $276, after I take the 65% tax credits. I will probably make that amount back this summer with lower air conditioning bills.
I couldn't have been happier with the experience, and I'm already seeing the benefits of the fan, just in the amount of time the air conditioner has to run.
- Kevin S.

I ?t remember the exact amount I paid. At the time, I couldn?t find anyone else solar tubes which is a better product than the sun tunnel. I am very happy with how these turned out; my house is a lot brighter for having them. I discovered one problem about a year after they installed the sun tube, but everything else went ...More well. There was a light in the way of the installer and ripped it out but I?m fairly sure he didn?t tell me about it. I would probably use this company again in the future because, overall, everything turned out well.
- Chris P.

Solar Panel Companies in Charlotte

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A.C.E. Contracting Services, LLC

1121 West Charlotte Ave
Mount Holly


139 Sea Island Blvd

Accelerate Solar

4209 Stuart Andrew Blvd

Acosta Heating & Cooling

3915 Stuart Andrew Blvd

Baker Roofing Co

517 Mercury St

BVK Construction

5001 White Oak Rd.

Case Design/Remodeling of Charlotte

3421-M St. Vardell Lane

Chapmans Roofing and Repair

12411 twelve trees dr

ClearView Technologies

10015 Cedar Park Drive

Comfort Systems

5010 Old York Rd

Connect Services

7225 Windy Ridge Drive
Iron Station

Divine Plumbing - Divine Kitchens and Baths

5218 Holly Fern Cir

Energy Wise Solutions

4413 Lazy Dr.

Essential Energy Group

6420 A-1 Rea Rd

Fish Window Cleaning

3210 Motorsports Lane

Green Planet Energy Solutions

9101 Southern Pine Blvd Ste 320

Hawk Construction Inc

1006 Kwanzan Ct
Indian Trail

Helms Construction

1403 Trinity Church Road

Home Technology Solutions

2925 Senna Drive

Innovative LLC.

1121 Brighton Pl.

Ironton Builders

1319 Cathey St

JP's Plumbing & Heating

235 N Center St

JW Roofing & Associates

825 mutual rd

JW Roofing & Construction LLC

147 Regency Road

KC Construction

630 Rama rd.

Martin's Electric of Cleveland County, LLC

107 South City Street
Kings Mountain

Master Craft Home

228 Sherwood Pines dr.

Metrolina Appliance Service Inc

507 Silversmith Ln

MTB Mechanical Inc

1201 Industrial Dr

Nations Roof, LLC

1859 Lindbergh St

Need A Hand

301 McCullough Dr

Otis' Merchandise Gallery

105 E Virginia Ave
Bessemer City

Patton General Contracting

2012 Highway 160 W

Power Home Solar

919 N. Main St.

Precision Roof Contractors

555 Sun Valley Dr

premier improvements

1564 brookbend ct


3611 Mount Holly-Huntersville Rd

Renovations Specialist LLC

42 Gaston Mountain

Renu Energy Solutions

4324 Barringer Dr


PO BOX 1221

Rock Solid Construction

40870 Cox Rd
New London

Rotunda Electric

PO Box

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning

8349 Arrowridge Blvd

Solar Solution LLC

222 S Church St

SOS Home Maintenance

653 Archdale Dr

Southern Energy Management

101 Kitty Hawk Dr


1555 Rankin Avenue

Synergy Solar, Inc.

5401 A South Blvd.

Unionville Electrical

1617 Hunter Oak Dr

United Construction Group

2720 South Blvd.

White Electric Co

6648 Pleasant Grove Rd

Wilson Electrical Service

119 Sunset Ln.
Bessemer City

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