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"I am giving this company a negative review. We had
install our solar panels last year in February 2014.
" did all of the paperwork, and were easy to work with. They insured us that the solar panels that we had installed would cover all of our energy usage and maybe even more. That we would NEVER go out of Tier 1 and we have hit Tier 3 several times. We thought that this was a great investment. Fast-forward to our current nightmare with this crooked company. We recently contacted
again because they had promised us that we would receive a rebate from
for installing solar panels within nine months. When we called to inquire about not receiving this rebate
informed us that
had stopped sending rebate checks. So after many phone calls
talked to upper management and we were told that
would pay us for this rebate and
would handle
in court themselves. They also promised us two free system checks a year and we still have not received one...a year later. We were promised work that was never completed. They reassured us that both these issues would be taken care of by the end of the week (January 2015). Here we are almost in March, still no refund check, still no solar system check, and still no help with the large
bills. My husband and I have called almost daily,
refuses to call us back and
won't return my calls at all but will briefly talk to my husband stating that he will call right back or that the issues will be taken care of. We still have no answers and no one will call us to answer our questions. The best part about this whole situation? We recently received a bill from
for $750. saying that in the last year our panels have not produced enough energy for our usage.
informed me that the paperwork that was submitted by
for right to operate was submitted with 591 kWh when our average usage is approximately 1000 kWh a month. They lied right to our faces when they said our panels would cover or come very close to covering our usage. Many of the months the panels are only producing 200kWh nothing even close to the 591kWh. In fact not one single month did we even produce 591kWh period which means the panels are not working correctly and this whole problem could of possibly been avoided if we had our maintenance checks, like promised and/or monitoring done from their place of business like we were also told we would be receiving. We spent over $27,000 to be lied to, avoided, and down right scammed. Stay away from this company at all costs and spend your money somewhere else.

-Kimberly C.

"All the people who worked this project, from sales through installation to customer service have been very easy to work with and have answered all questions. The" installation was handled in one day with no damage to roof. Very happy so far with there service and after installation follow through.


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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 Poway


The overall install was completed correctly and passed inspection. The customer service and communication was horrible.
- Kenneth N.

The entire installation took one day from around 8 AM until Sundown. They use a very professional and strong installation method to anchor the panels to the existing roof structure. I am fairly picky and vetted that prior to the installation and the way they went about the installation and the components they use are of very high quality and strong....More /> During daylight hours on a sunny day I am generating more than the power needed by my home and spinning the meter backwards to get money back from
Poway Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
Side Note: I have gas heat, so I am not heating with electricity. Once summer comes and the AC comes on I won't be spinning the meter backwards quite as fast.
The team that did the installation was very professional and did a great job.
In February, I actually called them back out and had online monitoring installed for my system so I can observe it's performance from my Smartphone, or any browser.

- Katherine W.

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hounded me until I agreed to use them. They changed the contract on me by crossing things off to their benefit. They were also to install 36 panels and only installed 31. Their workmanship was terrible and they made many mistakes on the electrical, getting city permits, etc. I was told that once the wiring was put in correctly that they would be out in 7-8 days to get everything up and running; they finally came back out 2 months later. I kept calling them to find out what was going on and they would hang up on me each time. I was also lied to about the billing cycle and how much kilowatt hours I used or didn't use. I tried to call them again with questions about how I was getting billed and they would pick up the phone, I would tell them my name, and they would immediately hang up on me.
- Mel K.

It went well. It does take a while to get this project, going with all the approvals. Once they got engaged, they get it done. As far as I can tell, they did really good work. They were very professional. They were very prompt to address any concerns that I had. They were always here on time. They told me everything that they were working on.
- Dan D.

Not sure he knew what he was talking about. We're not sure if he's experienced. We have a problem with roof access. He has to get to the other side through a crawl space. They can't get equipment through there. Somebody else said they could and would use the same type of equipment but were twice the price. Maybe if somebody else from
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would come out and figure out how to get the equipment to the roof we would use them.
- Jerome & Linda G.

An appointment was made &
Poway Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
went over the contract. He ensured we understood all the details and tax benefits. Proceeded to explain the process of installment and permitting process. Answered our questions in regards to warranty, cost, design and future plans. Once we signed the contract paid half our cost and
Poway Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
installed the next day and completed the entire installation in only 3-days.
Poway Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
performed an inspection of the project ensuring everything was done correctly and we were satisfied with everything promised. Final payments were made and rebate checks received the next day!
- Kevin M.

Terrible! They met with my contractor who showed them the exact space that he had built on the roof for the solar panels. It was a shingled area instead of the tiles that I had everywhere else on the roof. The panels were not supposed to be visible at all from the street. I received a variance for my pool that had to be approved by the architecture board and city planning and the solar panels were all
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from the street view.
When they showed up to install the panels they decided to not use the area provided and shown to them but moved the panels to
a part of the roof covered in tile and in full view from the street. They did not notify anyone that they were doing this. They never gave us any instruction on the operation either.
When I call to complain that the panels were not in the place set for them in the approved plans they told me that no one showed them any place or plans. Called the contractor a liar and refused to move them back. They told me that they would come out and give me an estimate to move them. I was yelled at and treated extremely rudely by the sales rep
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My contractor spoke with the owner who later admitted that they had known where they were supposed to go and did not get any approval for the new location. But they are still not moving them. I'm not filing complaints with the License Board.
- kerstin E.

The installation crew came on time. They went over the process with me including how long it would take for the work to be completed; any potential noises; and tools they will be using to do the job. After the work was completed they cleaned the place. Provided and explained maintenance options available to me to ensure that the solar water heater system as a whole provide me and my family the best output and cost savings. They even went out of their way to fix an unrelated plumbing issue they identified for free. All service charges were paid by the company that improperly installed the panel the first time. That is why I do not have the cost. They did a great job. My system is working fine now and I very happy to recommend them to anyone who is looking to install a solar water heater at their home.


All Solar Panel Installers in Poway, CA

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1 SolTech

1920 Diplomat Dr

A Better View Window Washing

4323 Parks Ave #11
La Mesa

A+ Family Window Cleaning

PO Box 1062


306N West El Norte Pkwy

AC/DC Electric Group Inc

591 Telegraph Canyon Rd
Chula Vista

Action Air Conditioning Heating & Solar

2750 S Santa Fe Ave
San Marcos

Active Solar

32158 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano

Adams and Son Electric Inc.

25251 Sonshine Ct

Advanced Contracting Services Inc

4705 New Horizon Blvd #3

Advantage Services LLC

7415 El Cajon
La Mesa

Affordable A/C


Airmaxx Inc

1865 John Towers Dr
El Cajon

AJS Electric

7181 Tait Street
San Diego


5784 Miramar Road
San Diego

All Phases and Trades Construction Corp

1211 Maryland Pl
San Diego

All Seasons Roofing Inc

7847 Dunbrook Rd
San Diego

All Seasons Windows and Patios

4364 Twain Ave.
San Diego



All Star Solar USA

1452 Cinnabar Ave


PO Box 4678

American Solar Direct

11766 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles

American Tradition Plumbing

PO Box 460741

American Vision Solar

2125 N Madera Rd
Simi Valley

American Vision Windows

2125 Madera Rd
Simi Valley

Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air

1150 N Marshall Ave
El Cajon



Aquatic Arts Solar

13705 Proctor Valley Rd

Asgard Electric

2822 Brandeis

ASI Hastings Heating Air & Solar

4870 Viewridge Ave
San Diego

Authentic Designs & Remodeling Inc

3525 Del Mar Heights Rd
San Diego

Baker Electric Solar

2140 Enterprise St

Berkley Construction Inc

1520 Dale St
San Diego

BMC Solar

3525 Del Mar Heights Road
San Diego

Boyce's Roofing & Repair

89 Avenida Descanso

Brady Electric

6517 Homan Ct

Bri Electric

5580 La Jolla Blvd # 519

Budget Plumbing & Drain

PO Box 2802

Build it.

65 Cinnamon Teal
Aliso Viejo

Building Spaces


C6 Contracting Group

14035 Kirkham Way #101

Cabrillo Craftsman

PO Box 83944
San Diego

California Solar Innovations

5980 Fairmount Ave Ste 111
San Diego

Candelaria Solar Electric

1020 Calle Cordillera
San Clemente


19205 Parthenia St Ste G

Central Plumbing Heating & Air

5161 Waring Rd
San Diego

Clary Solar

6224 Ferris Sq
San Diego

CLD Electric

1666 Garnet Ave
San Diego

Clean Power Resources

14440 Golden Sunset Lane

Clean Works Electric

527 E 5th Ave

CleanTech Energy Solutions, Inc.

3784 Mission Avenue

CODE 3 Electrical

1900 Weld Blvd
El Cajon

Complete Solar

1850 Gateway Dr
San Mateo

Contractors Electrical Service

2854 Palm Street
San Diego

Cook Construction & Design, Inc.

P.O. Box 1664
Imperial Beach

Corey's Mobile Pump Service

12161 Old Castle Road
Valley Center

Cosmic Solar Inc

943 Poinsettia Ave Ste 401

Current Solar

San Diego

Dave Fanning Roofing, Inc.

16499 Iwa Rd
Apple Valley

Delta Solar Electric

4203 Genesee Ave, Suite 103
San Diego

Design-Rite Construction Inc.

1611-A S Melrose Dr.

Direct Electric Company

25695 Jefferson Ave

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Doctor Piper inc -plumbing

5552 Genesee Ct
San Diego

Doctor Piper, Inc.

5972 w pico blvd
Los Angeles

Dr. Homes Roofing Handyman and Home Remodeling

3423 Caminito Santa Fe Downs
Del Mar


4885 Ronson Ct.
San Diego

Driven Electric, Inc

72078 Corporate Way
Thousand Palms

Driven Solar

72078 Corporate Way
Thousand Palms

Dwelling Electric

26025 Newport Rd

eAmerican Solar Company

9747 Businesspark Avenue
San Diego


4535 30th street ste 104
San Diego

Elite Home Energy

10661 Ellis Ave
Fountain Valley

Elite Solar

1441 Main St. #148

Elysian Contractors Inc.

143 S. Cedros Ave.
Solana Beach

Empowered Energy Solutions

8334 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Ste 103
San Diego

Energy Remodeling Inc

5520 Ruffin Rd
San Diego


17514 Ventura Blvd

Evolution Electric & Solar

1541 Gary Ln

Excel Air Corporation

530 Opper St

Fader Electric, Inc.

2533 Summit Glen

Farella constuction

5350 Toscana way. 213

Fire Wire Systems Inc

42066 Avenida Alvarado

Firestine Construction Services

916 Bear Valley Pkwy


Cardiff By The Sea

Future Energy Savers

10723 Bell Court
Rancho Cucamonga

Future Energy Savers

4120 Avenida De La Plata

G&G Electric

3755 Avocado Blvd
La Mesa

Gary's Handyman Services

Cookie Lane

GGR Energy + Remodeling

12625 Danielson CT.

Golden West Energy

14040 Ridge Canyon Rd
Valley Center

GoodFellas Construction

4924 Balboa Blvd

Green Electric Solutions

10606 Camino Ruiz
San Diego

Green NRG

20335 Ventura Blvd
Woodland Hills

Green Stream Solar + Electric

31995 Corte De Pinos

GreenUp Remodeling Inc.

7317 El Cajon Blvd
La Mesa

Gumaroz Electric

4001 33rd St
San Diego


3111 camino del rio north
San Diego

Hans Energy Systems

14211 Frame rd


25747 Jefferson Ave

Herca Solar

580 Airport Road, Suite A

Hi-Tech Solar

8733 Magnolia Ave.

Hogan Electric

8135 Stadler St
La Mesa

Home Remodeling Pros

5075 Shoreham Place Suite 240
San Diego

Ideal Plumbing Heating And Air

5161 Waring Rd
San Diego

Ikon Construction Inc.

3310 Via De La Valle

JAD Builders

El Cajon

Jamar Power Systems

9830 Prospect Avenue


San Diego

Journeymen Plumbers

PO Box 711832

June Company Renewable Energy

2602 Transportation Ave
National City

June Company Renewable Energy

2602 Transportation Ave
National City

KM Construction

1040 Golden Rd.

Laser ReLevel, Inc.

6750 Brooklyn Ave
San Diego

LD construction

6550 ponto dr

LeBrun Electric

San Marcos

Living Green Inc.

820 S El Camino Real
San Clemente

Mac Solar

43409 Corte Durazo

Marine & Technology Services

1220 Rosecrans St. #429
San Diego


San Diego

Martin Electric

13465 Camino Canada
El Cajon

Mauzy Heating, Air & Solar

1551 Cuyamaca St, San Diego
El Cajon

McWire Electric Inc

N Magnolia Ave
El Cajon

Meyer Construction

P.O. Box 230084

Midwest Roofing and Solar

1305 W 132nd St


1475 N Cuyamaca St
El Cajon

Mimeos Sustainability Consultants

433 Colyton St
Los Angeles

Minich & Sons Construction

2273 1/2 mother grundy truck trail

MJ Electric

4095 Texas St.
San Diego

MJS Electric Inc

1282 Barnett Rd


2325 W Victory Blvd

Modern Solar

1181 Main Street South

New Day Solar

23811 Washington Ave


4522 Niagara Ave
San Diego

Northern Lighting and Electric

4286 Esperanza way

Northwest Exteriors

5125 Convoy
San Diego

Outstanding Window Cleaning

2364 Paseo de las Americas #516

Pacific Patio Inc

1435 N Cuyamaca St
El Cajon

Pacific Remodelers SD Inc

San Diego

Pacific Roof Design

PO Box 915
Dana Point

Palomar Solar

1526 Sterling Ct

Petersen Dean Roofing And Solar

1820 Container Circle

Petersen Dean Roofing And Solar

2210 S. Dupont Dr.

Phil Milana Construction Co Inc

3525 Fern Canyon Road

Photon Solar Power Inc.

3323 Vista Norte

Power And Light Electric

17066 Abra Way
San Diego

Precision Solar

705 Center Dr
San Marcos

Premium Pool Construction

1664 N Second St
El Cajon

Prism Electric

7040 Avenida Encinas, #104-139
San Marcos

Professional Roofing Services.com

340 Millar Ave
El Cajon

Progressive Power Group, Inc.

12601 Monarch Street
Garden Grove

Pure Solar Power

147 Coop Ct.

Rancho Solar Inc

P.O. Box

Rancho Solar Inc

13356 Tining Dr

Raygun Electric

PO Box 2651

Revco Solar Engineering, Inc.

26631 Cabot Road
Laguna Hills

Revolution Electric

4883 Narragansett
San Diego

RGS Energy

1030 N Batavia St

RGS Energy

3109 N Miami Ave

Rick's RV Center

1546 E Main St
El Cajon

Runge Building & Consulting

4485 Sunburst Dr

Ryan Refrigeration, Heating, Air & Solar

32738 Lilac Road
Valley Center

San Diego Roof Doctor

810 Los Vallecitos Blvd Ste M
San Marcos

Secure Roofing and Solar Inc.

999 Rancheros Dr
San Marcos

Sequoia Roofing Inc

16466 Bernardo Center Dr Ste 116
San Diego

Shadowcrest Roofing, Inc.

285 Pawnee St.
San Marcos

Shea Electric

1921 Angeles Glen



Smart Solar & Home Remodeling

8400 Juniper Creek Ln
San Diego

Socal Home Remodeling Inc

16600 Sherman Way
Van Nuys

SOD Builders Inc


Solaire Energy Systems

4562 Alvarado Canyon Rd
San Diego

Solar 360 Building Services Inc

1912 N Batavia St

Solar Alliance of America

406 9th Ave Ste 304
San Diego

Solar City

7895 Convoy Ct
San Diego

Solar Electric Works

1284 Cypress Dr

Solar Panels San Diego

5019 Newport Ave #200
San Diego

Solar Services of San Diego

10020 Prospect Ave


3055 Clearview Way
San Mateo


7919 calle san felipe

Solare Energy

9520 Padgett Street Suite #218
San Diego


3797 ray st


1901 First Ave
San Diego

Solarscape Artistry

5171 Santa Fe Street
San Diego


8172 Center Street
La Mesa

Solatube Home Daylight

2210 Oak Ridge Way


20061 Saticoy St.

SolFusion San Diego

2667 Camino del Rio S
San Diego


5301 Laurel Canyon Blvd
Valley Village

Sonce Electric

2336 La Mirada Dr., Suite 400

Split Electric Inc

30351 Tradewater Ct

Stellar Solar

6965 El Camino Real


San Diego

Sterling Design & Remodeling

4311 Mayapan Dr
La Mesa

Stryker - REO and Trash Out Services

6624B Bell Bluff Ave
San Diego

Sullivan Solar Power

8949 Kenamar Drive
San Diego

Sun X Solar Inc

7660 Fay Ave St #804
La Jolla


10316 Chase Creek Lane

SunCraft Solar

13741 Danielson St.

Sundancer Pools

728 Inspiration Ln

SunFusion Solar

7766 Arjons Dr
San Diego

Sungate Energy Solutions

8445 Camino Santa Fe
San Diego

Sunpro Solar

34859 Fredrick St


6370 Nancy Ridge Dr
San Diego


595 Market St
San Francisco

Sunsystem Solar

13337 South St

SunX Solar Systems Inc.

1558 Sterling Court

Surfside Developers, Inc.

4502 Milton street
San Diego

T & M Solar

7848 Silverton Ave
San Diego

Taylor's Home Remodeling

5444 San Miguel Rd

TB Electric

2381 Hummingbird Street
Chula Vista

TerraVenti Construction Inc.

468 North Camden Dr
Beverly Hills

The Handman

PO BOX 1421

Tier Drop Solar

2876 El Cajon Blvd #8

Title 24 Energy Consultants

P.O. Box 711307
San Diego

Tommy's Custom Coach Works

3048 Moore St
San Diego

Top Design Inc

16134 Hart St
Van Nuys

Toro Home Maintenance & Repairs

1270 Phillips Street

Total Solar Solutions

4364 Bonita Rd #5

TransWorld Solar Inc

12808 Salmon River Rd
Rancho Penasquitos

Treeium, Inc

5352 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Valley Village

Triton Air

1221 Puerta Del Sol
San Clemente

Ultimate Home Services

831 Cookie Lane

Unified Mechanical Corp

1749 Julian Ave
San Diego

Valley Center Fence

29020 Lilac Rd.
Valley Center

Verday Electrical Solutions

4694 Alvarado Canyon Rd
San Diego


1551 4th Ave Unit 402
San Diego

W. L. Vickers Construction, Inc

33562 Yucaipa Blvd

Walker's Electric

249 S. Highway 101 #314
Cardiff By The Sea

Wardell Repair and Maintenance

649 Valley Ave
Solana Beach

Weathermaster Roofing Services

11965 Walnut Rd

West Coast Appliance Services Inc

1282 Fayette St
El Cajon

World Wide Construction, Inc.

415 Laurel St. PMB #126
San Diego

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