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"Hello Angie . The service did not work out from the getgo. I called the people after waiting a few weeks expecting them to return my message left at the office." They did not call. I called again and the lady gave me 's cell number, called the cell number twice, left messages and nothing. I later called the office again and finally talked to . he said there was a big mistake because the coupon was for PITCHED ROOFS only. he said to call Angie for a refund. That is what i am doing. HELP ANGIE, CAN I GEt MY MONEY BACK. said to have Angie call him.

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"The installation went smoothly. We also needed a new roof, so we asked to coordinate with our roofer so that the supports for the solar panels" could be put in place as the roofer was working. We had been told that would help ensure a better roofing job. (The roofer was Excelsior, also an excellent company who coordinated well with .) So on roofing day, sent out a crew to work with the roofer, attaching the solar supports to the rafters. Two days after the roofing job, the installation crew returned to put up the solar panel racks on the supports, do the wiring and grounding of the system. It was an all-day job, but the crew was wonderful, even going so far as to paint the conduit they were putting up using paint we provided so the conduit blends with the house colors. coordinated with us, working around a long-planned vacation to coordinate the inspection of the system. The first inspection by the San building department found some changes San wanted and a crew came out a couple of days later to make the necessary changes. One major change did not involve San 's demands but was the result of an aesthetic consideration: the original panels were tilted 15 degrees off the roof to better catch the sun during the low-sun months of the year (November-February), but at 15 degrees, they were very visible to our neighbors. We asked to calculate how much efficiency we would if the panels were dropped to 10 degrees. The answer was about three-percent, so we asked to lower the panels. They did so at no charge, although it involved 4-5 man hours of work. On the second inspection, the system was passed by San .

-Greg 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. 

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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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Fabulous experience from start to finish. They provided us with thorough analysis of our needs and provided several options of systems designed to meet them. They were patient as we considered our options and chose a roofing contractor. The engineers and installers were all very professional and communicative. We required some unexpected upgrades of ...More our electrical system during installation, but stuck with their quote and did not charge us extra for a lot of extra work. They carried the city and state rebates for us, and handled all the paperwork and coordination with P G and E. Highly recommended company, we would absolutely use them again.
- Laura J.
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They were very patient. They came back numerous times. We couldn't figure out how many panels to install but they were great. It was a very positive experience and they recommended Roofing to us and he was great. The entire experience was fantastic and it's an all rated.
- Ila B.
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Excellent. They cleaned up and the workers were great. They were fabulous. The price was middle of the road but the service was great. They were a class act and a family business. I really liked them.
- Ila B.
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They're real specialist in solar power. They have a good reputation and they line up to that reputation. They do a very good job and they are very professional. They are an environmental company and I like helping the environment any way I can. I am very happy with their work.
- DAVID G.
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Very informative and extremely helpful in the process of handling fire damaged building. They provided tarps to prevent further damage. They also provided immediate solar lighting.
- JOSE S.
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Our experience with this firm was of a hard sell. The salesperson came to our house and flipped through a binder of printed brochure pages and testimonials, gave a scripted pitch, hand-wrote a quote on a sheet of paper, but <b>left nothing in writing</b> regarding the products, the quote, the installation process, liability for problems ...More that may appear later (the solar panels are roof-mounted, after all) or for other damage. The price she quoted was, she said, specially discounted for this and that reason, but since we did not have a written quote, it was an unreal number; without a written quote and proposal presented either on the spot or in immediate follow-up via mail, we decided against using this company. The salesperson was rather on the spot when we asked for written quotes and documents. She was unprepared to give us those, by company policy clearly.
Subsequently, a manager made a follow-up call to offer a discounted price on whatever price it was she had quoted (a price that we no longer remembered and that he did not know!), and after we insisted that we would not proceed without written quotes at the very least, insisted that he would have another manager call us back (but why?) and when we said firmly that without a written proposal and quote we had nothing to discuss, said goodbye. And we do hope that is the end of it.
Other energy firms we have talked to were happy to hand us of information before going to contract. We have very low energy usage and we have previously been told quite frankly that it is not worth installing solar panels, as our bills are so low. We suggested this to the Synergy salesperson and she insisted solar panels would be a fine investment for us, though her own numbers showed otherwise.
Synergy may well be a reputable company, but this is not the way we expect a reputable company to do business. If you decide to go with them, do push for written quotes, written materials, throughout the process; an oral quote or promise is meaningless.
- Elizabeth W.

Solar Panel Companies in San Francisco

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5K Design & Construction Inc

515 Highland Ave
San Mateo

A 24 Electric and Solar Company

2150 25th Ave
San Francisco

A Professional Pool & Spa

1648 Sundown Ln
San Jose

A Sparkling Finish Window Washers

592 17th Ave
San Francisco

A&A Development

430 S 19th St
San Jose

A1 Roofing

PO Box 6163
Santa Rosa

Above All Roofing Solutions Inc

100 Gilman Ave Ste B
Campbell

Adriatic Builders

2636 Gold Trl
Placerville

Advanced Home Energy

1356 S 50th St
Richmond

Advanced Roofing Techniques

15272 Stratford Dr
San Jose

AKA Electric Inc

448 Ignacio Blvd
Novato

Alcor Electric, Inc.

712 Fountainhead Ct
San Ramon

All Bay Solar

5809 Mission Street
San Francisco

Ally Electric & Solar Inc

865 Marina Bay Parkway
Richmond

Alward Construction

1035 Carleton St
Berkeley

Amber Electrical Services

2368 Brandon Miles Way
Brentwood

America's Dream HomeWorks

4181 Power Inn Rd
Sacramento

American Vision Windows

2125 Madera Rd.
Simi Valley

American Vision Windows

400 Mathew St
Santa Clara

Anywire Electric

417 Cypress Ave
San Bruno

Apollo Energy Partners, Inc.

505 Montgomery, 11th Floor
San Francisco

At Height

438 Ives Terrace
Sunnyvale

Audio High - Mountain View

165 Moffett Blvd
Mountain View

B Side Construction

1940 Union St
Oakland

Baron Construction and Remodeling co,

14510 Big Basin way
Saratoga

Barth Roofing Co Inc

4384 W Pinehaven Ct
Tracy

BAY AREA PLUMBING AND HEATING

PO Box 549
San Carlos

BAY HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

PO Box 885304
San Francisco

Bay Thermal Imaging

Pleasant Hill

BD Design Development, Inc.

282 Beverly Street
San Francisco

Beyond Construction

60 Majestic Ave
San Francisco

Bradley Construction

PO Box 620276
Redwood City

Brendan Molony Electric

300 Waller
San Francisco

Buhler Construction Company

3614 16th St. #1
San Francisco

Byers Leafguard Gutter Systems

11773 Slow Poke Ln
Grass Valley

CA Window Cleaning

410 Madison Ave
Los Banos

Cal Solar Works

611 8th Ave
Menlo Park

California Quality Windows

2655 Del Monte St
West Sacramento

California Rebuilders

1393 Solano Avenue
Albany

california roofing

100 railroad ave #b

California Solar Systems

1400 N Burton Pl
Anaheim

Carson Electric

4564 Bucknall Rd
San Jose

Christopher Carlson Construction

730 w verano ave
Sonoma

Clean Solar Inc

1445 Koll Cir
San Jose

Closed

San Francisco

Combs Electric

1415 Fulton Rd
Santa Rosa

Comfort Energy Inc

1004 Hanson Ct
Milpitas

Complete Solar

1850 Gateway Dr
San Mateo

CONNOR CONSTRUCTION

38850 Farwell Dr
Fremont

Custom Exteriors Inc

2142 Rheem Dr.
Pleasanton

Customized Roofing Company

5346 Montecito Ave
Santa Rosa

Dale Plumbing & Heating Inc

2925 Crocker Avenue
Redwood City

Detail Construction

117 South Street
Cloverdale

Direct Home Remodeling, Inc.

1721 Rogers Ave.
San Jose

Dividend Solar

3661 Buchanan Street, Third Floor
San Francisco

DMM Construction & Electric

45 Scott St
San Bruno

Down To Earth Solar

1950 Geary Rd
Pleasant Hill

DUNRITE CONSTRUCTION

1031 E SAN CARLOS AVENUE
San Carlos

Dura-Foam Solar Center

1185 O'brien Dr
Menlo Park

Eagle Shield Inc

4115 Blackhawks Cir
Danville

Earth Electric Inc

PO Box 7372
San Jose

Eiamia Construction

40429 Paseo Padre Parkway
Fremont

ELCO BAY AREA

1911 mayette ave
Concord

Electrician San Mateo

1175 Chess Drive
San Mateo

Elkabetz inc.

560 Winchester Blvd.
San Jose

Enlightened Views Window Cleaning

2115 Belmont Ave
San Carlos

Expert Design Builders

976 23rd Ave
Oakland

Freeman Roofing

2153 El Seco Way
Pittsburg

Green NRG Inc.

20335 Ventura Blvd
Woodland Hills

Green Solar Technology

6400 Laurel Blvd
North Hollywood

Green Wolf Electric

2349 Industrial Pkwy W
Hayward

GREENHOME ENVIRONMENTAL STORE

505 Montgomery, 2nd Floor
San Francisco

GREENSPAN COMPANY

400 OYSTER POINT
South San Francisco

gro-Solar

205 Billings Farm Rd # 4

Guideline Builders

333 Hegenberger Road #315
Oakland

Gutter Cleaning & Roofing Services

724 Raney Ct
Santa Clara

H Builders, LLC

716 Stannage Avenue
Albany

Hauer Construction

740 14th St
San Francisco

Hearth

San Francisco

Hill & Company Property Management

1700 Jackson St
San Francisco

Holy Waters Pool and Spa

American Canyon

Home Networks, Electric & Solar

838 Charcot Ave.
San Jose

House Prep Home Services

1572 Mission Drive
Danville

HRC Roofing and Solar Inc.

15808 Hesperian Blvd.
San Lorenzo

HSC HYDRONIC SPECIALTIES CO

4723 TIDEWATER AVE
Oakland

Innovative Valuation

PO Box 1894
Discovery Bay

Intelisolar dba Intelisolar Constructions

5201 great America pkwy
Santa Clara

Inviro Solutions Group

3526 Investment

InvisibleSun Energy

1800 Washington Street
San Francisco

ITECH SOLUTION

PO BOX 270040
San Jose

J.D.S. CONSTRUCTION

2036 Nevada city hiwy
Grass Valley

James Caccia Plumbing Inc

917 N Amphlett Blvd
San Mateo

Just Windows

284 Barnard Ave.
San Jose

Kick4U2

1254 10th Ave.
San Francisco

LA RENAISSANCE BUILDERS INC

1061 BELL MARIN KEYS
Novato

Lexie's Window Cleaning

Post Office Box 15846
San Francisco

LGCY Power

900 E Hamilton Ave
Campbell

Los Gatos Roofing

888 Faulstich Ct
San Jose

Luminalt - Solar Energy Solutions

1320 Potrero Ave
San Francisco

M&M Construction & Home Design

1647 Willow Pass Rd
Concord

Marvel Architecture

1278 25th Avenue #2
San Francisco

MATHESON SOLAR

2821 Van Buren St
Alameda

MDD Enterprises

1123 Landing Lane
Millbrae

Miranda's Roofing

742 W. Francisco Blvd
San Rafael

Moore Heating & Air Conditioning

789 Lombardi Ct
Santa Rosa

Mr. Roofing Inc

101 First St
South San Francisco

New Millennium Electric

171 Main St #226
Los Altos

Next-Age Remodel F.E.C

1359 Tea Rose Cir
San Jose

Noble Construction

1670 S. Amphlett Blvd Suite 214
San Mateo

Nor Cal Solar Services

1092 Marigold Rd
Livermore

North Coast Solar

1468 Funston Drive
Santa Rosa

Northern California Roofing Co

859 Cotting Court
Vacaville

Northwest Exteriors

11200 Sun Center Dr
Rancho Cordova

One Block Off the Grid

164 South Park St.
San Francisco

One Block Off the Grid

164 South Park St.
San Francisco

OSullivanGreenSolar

Pruneyard office building
Campbell

OWENS ELECTRIC & SOLAR

279 N AMPHLETT BLVD
San Mateo

Pac Solar

15 Woodland Ave
San Rafael

Pacific Wired, Inc.

75 Leeds ct. east
Danville

PARDINI ELECTRIC

514 Ruby Street
Redwood City

Pathways Energy, Inc.

107 Stanford Avenue
Santa Rosa

PERSONALIZED POOL CARE

P.O. Box 4094
Napa

Petersen Dean Roofing & Solar

7980 Enterprise Drive
Newark

POCO Solar Energy, Inc.

3345 KELLER ST
Santa Clara

Prime Heating and Air conditioning

8517 Earhart Rd.,
Oakland

Project Management Services

San Francisco Bay Area

REMUS CONTRACTORS, INC.

PO Box 505
Burlingame

Repair Wizards

20 E. Main St.
Los Gatos

Repower South San Francisco

101 1st Street
South San Francisco

Revolve Solar

2339 Stanwell Drive, Ste B
Concord

Roofing Service Group

201 Spear St
San Francisco

ROOFMASTERS

241 Travis Ct
Suisun City

Roving RV Tech

PO Box 3027
Tustin

RPM Contractors

2510 Carlmont Dr.

S & I Construction, Inc.

287 17th Street
Oakland

S&B Electric

1229 Morning Glory Dr
Concord

SDI INSULATION

370 LANG ROAD
Burlingame

Serenity Pools Inc

620 Mountain View Ave
Belmont

SG Electric

Pleasant Hill

Shaz Construction & Design

PO Box 1083
Novato

Shine On Solar

1255 Lincoln Street
Santa Clara

Silicon Valley Home Repair

444 N 14th St
San Jose

Simply Solar

737 Southpoint Blvd Suite E
Petaluma

Sky Renovation

5632 Van Nuys Blvd
Van Nuys

Skytech Solar

185 Arkansas St
San Francisco

Smart Remodeling & Design

1501 19th Ave
San Francisco

Smarthome IQ

6711 Suite A sierra court

SOLA-BRITE

5729 SONOMA DR
Pleasanton

Solar Harmonics

Brentwood

Solar Kit Solutions

12333 Saratoga Sunnyvale Rd. Suite G
Saratoga

Solar Land Partners

12672 Kane Dr
Saratoga

SOLAR LIGHTING EXPRESS

1181 CHESS DR
San Mateo

Solar Panel Cleaning Specialists

3964 Rivermark Pl
Santa Clara

Solar Radiant Solutions

2315A Mattison Ln.
Santa Cruz

Solar Technologies

705 N Branciforte Avenue
Santa Cruz

Solar Technologies

14 Beta Court
San Ramon

Solar Technology Builders

Lariat Lane
Oakley

Solar Union

6 Persia Ave
San Francisco

Solar-Klean LLC

PO Box 667
San Mateo

SOLGEN, Inc.

14938 Camden Ave
San Jose

Solid Build Construction Inc

956 San Pablo Ave
Albany

Solplicity

23679 Calabasas Rd, Suite 1085
Calabasas

SQ Construction and Remodeling

719 Fillmore Street
San Francisco

Standard Roofing Co

6199 3rd Street
San Francisco

Stoneside Blinds & Shades

425 Market Street
San Francisco

SUN CHARIOT SOLAR

1078 Hewitt Dr
San Carlos

Sun First! Inc.

3060 Kerner Blvd
San Rafael

Sunamp Electric Inc

2335B 7Th Ave
Santa Cruz

Sunrun

167 Commercial St
Sunnyvale

Sunrun

595 Market St
San Francisco

Synergy Conservation Solutions Inc

1190 Burnett Ave
Concord

Tech Home Consulting

000
San Francisco

TerraVenti Construction Inc

468 N Camden Dr
Beverly Hills

The Home Improvement Source Inc

1659 Scott Blvd
Santa Clara

THE ONLY ELECTRICIANS ON EARTH

PO BOX 996
Boyes Hot Springs

The United Solar Inc

12676 Hoover St
Garden Grove

TOM LEE ROOFING INC

243 ONONDAGA AVE
San Francisco

Town & Country Roofing

2155 Elkins Way
Brentwood

Twisted Pair Electric Company

95 Harbormaster Rd. #57
South San Francisco

Unisun Solar, Incorporated

2120 March ROad
Roseville

Universal Developing, Inc

871 Industrial Rd, Unit A
San Carlos

VE Electric

1011 Mason St
Vacaville

Verengo Solar

20285 S Western Ave
Torrance

VISTA SOLAR

2985 KIFER RD
Santa Clara

Wedge Roofing

5 Casa Grande Rd
Petaluma

West Coast Solar

2155 Elkins Way Ste E
Brentwood

Western Building and Power

3833 Clarke Street
Oakland

Western Sierra

111 Center Ave
Pacheco

Wiegardt Electric and Lighting Controls

2778 Jefferson Street
Napa

Wilkinson Design+Construction Inc.

72 Clayton Street
San Rafael

World Class Window Coverings

390 Carrol Ct Suite G
Brentwood

Your Energy Solutions

6700 Santa Rita Rd
Pleasanton

Z7 Team Powered By Baseline Construction

360 S Buena Vista Ave
San Jose

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