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"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 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.

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"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 $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.

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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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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 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.
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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.
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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 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
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(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.
- SUZANNE CRESS W.
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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
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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
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was the only 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.
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- Kevin S.
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I was in the
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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, over other models I viewed. The Attic Breeze website pointed me to a local installer in my area,
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. From my first call to
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, I was speaking with
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, a principle in the company, not a secretary or sales man. Mr.
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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.
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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
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tax credit.
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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.
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?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 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.
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is an engineer and very knowledgeable. He oversaw entire job involving the solar panels, which required a plumber to connect and disconnect the water pipes, and 4 men to lower and raise these large panels from/onto roof. The plumber part of the job was a separate contractor, and
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had him involved at the beginning and end when needed. Plumber was paid separately.
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was professional and answered my questions. He reviewed my owners manual and completely understood the workings of the system. He was able to adapt parts such as the mounting brackets from a local supply store, as the parts of my system are no longer made.
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came to the house several times to do the job exactly right, as he worked before and after the roofers did their work.
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is a perfectionist in his work; I did not see him cut any corners or try to hurry the job. For all he did, I felt the bill was very reasonable and am so glad I can keep my electric bill down with the solar panels.
- DEBORAH & JAMES S.
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almost didn't get my business because they are so laid back. When
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gave me his initial quote for a system, it was so far below the other quotes I had, I assumed that something couldn't be right. He didn't give me a big presentation and there was no sales pitch what-so-ever. Just "this is what I can do for you". So I didn't really follow-up with him, but eventually he followed up with me, and the more I talked with him the more impressed I was. This is a company committed to doing the right thing and that is truly doing this kind of work to help their customers save money and help the planet.
Pretty much everything went as planned and as advertised. Everyone I worked with was very conscientious, reliable and professional. As you can tell, this was a big project. It's essentially a construction project. There are a lot of moving parts. You're installing an electrical generating facility on your roof that is feeding sun-generated electricity back into the electrical grid. There are going to be hiccups and inconveniences. Yes, our grass got trampled. Yes, rocks from the driveway got strewn into the yard. Yes, there were delays in obtaining permits and inspections. But overall, everything went well. We received a high quality system from a quality company. I highly recommend
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. And I would advise anyone looking to install a solar system that this is the type of project in which you will get what you pay for in terms of long-term system reliability as well as a quality installation that doesn't ruin your roof or set it on fire.
- FRANK L.

All Solar Panel Installers in Charlotte

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A.C.E. Contracting Services, LLC

1121 West Charlotte Ave
Mount Holly

Accelerate Solar

4209 Stuart Andrew Blvd
Charlotte

Acosta Heating & Cooling

3915 Stuart Andrew Blvd
Charlotte

All About Energy Solutions

PO Box 7883
Wilmington

ALTERNATIVE ARCHITECTURE

604 MACON DR
Wilmington

American Energy Solutions South

4100 Carmel Rd. Suite B-246
Charlotte

ASH Building Group, LLC

5207 Cantebury Road
Shelby

Baker Roofing Co

517 Mercury St
Raleigh

Benjamin Alan Homes

314 Royal Crescent Ln
Waxhaw

BVK Construction

5001 White Oak Rd.
Charlotte

Case Remodeling of Charlotte

2306 Dunavant St
Charlotte

Chapmans Roofing and Repair

12411 twelve trees dr
Huntersville

Charlotte Environmental Inc

4017 Camrose Crossing
Matthews

ClearView Technologies

10015 Cedar Park Drive
Charlotte

Comfort Systems

5010 Old York Rd

Divine Plumbing - Divine Kitchens and Baths

5218 Holly Fern Cir
Charlotte

DJL Electrical

905 Walters Rd
Monroe

EcoBilt Energy Systems

990 Morrison Dr

Energy Conservation Solutions

378 Williamson Rd
Mooresville

Energy Wise Solutions

4413 Lazy Dr.
Charlotte

Essential Energy Group

6420 A-1 Rea Rd
Charlotte

Fish Window Cleaning

3210 Motorsports Lane
Charlotte

Green Planet Energy Solutions

9101 Southern Pine Blvd Ste 320
Charlotte

Hawk Construction Inc

1006 Kwanzan Ct
Indian Trail

Helms Construction

1403 Trinity Church Road
Monroe

Home Technology Solutions

2925 Senna Drive
Matthews

Innovative LLC.

1121 Brighton Pl.
Charlotte

Ironton Builders

1319 Cathey Rd
Charlotte

JP's Plumbing & Heating

235 N Center St
Statesville

JW Roofing & Associates

825 mutual rd
Gastonia

KC Construction

630 Rama rd.
Charlotte

Master Craft Home

228 Sherwood Pines dr.
Mooresville

Metrolina Appliance Service Inc

507 Silversmith Ln
Charlotte

MTB Mechanical Inc

1201 Industrial Dr
Matthews

My Utility Brokers

9344 Tarryton Ave.

Nations Roof, LLC

1859 Lindbergh St
Charlotte

Need A Hand

301 McCullough Dr
Charlotte

Orion Power Group

2917 Vail Ave.

Patton General Contracting

2012 Highway 160 W

Peters Pipers Inc.

1236 nightingale rd

Precision Roof Contractors

555 Sun Valley Dr

premier improvements

1564 brookbend ct

PROFESSIONAL ROOFING SYSTEMS OF THE CAROLINAS LLC

3611 Mount Holly-Huntersville Rd
Charlotte

Renovations Specialist LLC

42 Gaston Mountain
Asheville

RGL BUILDERS INC

PO BOX 1221
Harrisburg

Rock Solid Construction

40870 Cox Rd
New London

Rotunda Electric

PO Box
Cornelius

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning

8349 Arrowridge Blvd
Charlotte

Solar Solution LLC

222 S Church St
Charlotte

SOS Home Maintenance

653 Archdale Dr
Charlotte

Southeast Power NC, LLC

298 Shipwash Drive
Garner

Southern Energy Management

101 Kitty Hawk Dr
Morrisville

SunCare Home Services

3206 Leicester Drive
Matthews

Sunqest

1555 Rankin Avenue
Newton

Synergy Solar, Inc.

5401 A South Blvd.
Charlotte

Unionville Electrical

1617 Hunter Oak Dr
Monroe

White Electric Co

1025 Watts DR
Charlotte

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