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also took the time to answer my extensive and sometimes technical questions. After the contract was signed,
found a different option which had not been available before and would make us eligible for additional solar incentives. These new incentives will save us a considerable amount of money over the life of the solar panels. We eventually installed 16 410W panels manufactured by TenK, making us eligible for the Made in Minnesota solar incentive. Our installation was delayed a couple months by problems getting the solar panels from the manufacturer, but the
team worked aggressively to try to get our panels as quickly as possible. The installation itself was performed quickly and with no drama, and our solar installation has been performing better than expected.

-Peter L.

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was quick to respond to my message, we set an appointment for an estimate. I was happy with the price so set an appointment for installation" of a solar fan. He installed the fan and it has made a big difference in the comfort level of the house.
worked quickly and was careful about not leaving a mess. We have had several hard, pounding rains since the installation and have not had a leak. He knows what he's doing!

-Margaret D.

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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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Solar Panel Installation reviews in Sonoma

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was fantastic. They arrived on schedule and finished on schedule. They were totally responsive to all my questions and the staff were friendly and were precise in their installation. Both CEOs of the company came to my house to explain all facets of my system. This included the Fed and State rebate systems. It was seamless installation and I could not be happier. I have and would recommend this company for your solar needs.
- Ted S.
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We are installing a solar system at our home. I initially used Angie's List to select prospective bidders, and chose 3 to present bids.
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was the third.
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showed up promptly at the agreed upon time, but that is the only category I can give acceptable
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to. The presentation was extremely thin, there was uncertainty on his part as to the number of panels he was quoting, he never discussed the electronics (inverter, my existing fuse panel, locations of panels/equipment, etc). He spent more time telling me how much he liked East
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. He also insisted that I could get a tax credit for 30% of the cost of my new asphalt roof just because I was also installing a solar system. Absolutely false. I was not impressed.
The kicker came the next day when I emailed
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to thank him for his time, however we had narrowed our selection to the 2 other vendors. Even after that I received 4 more emails from him. I had previously sent an email directly to
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informing them of my opinion of the bid process, so they are certainly aware. If my experience is representative of
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, I fail to see how they have received so many glowing reviews.

- Ronald P.
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Installation of solar panels began on
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10, 2015 and was completed professionally in 2.5 days. It appears to have been done well. Unfortunately, to date (7 weeks), there has not been any further follow-up as to when it will be inspected by the town and local electric company so that it can be turned on. Meanwhile, the best time to save on solar energy (summer months) is nearly over. The entire process began in the fall of 2014 and to my disappointment, there have been other extended periods where the company has not initiated contact with the customer until it was time for the next step. This lack of contact includes telephone, email, snail mail, text and computer generated. When I have called them in frustration, they have been very responsive and solicitous. However, the major decision and major expense of installing solar energy creates consumer anxiety for me, especially with all the promises of how much money you will save. The lack of contact and handholding in any format during these gaps, even to say things are in process or I haven't been forgotten, is disturbing to me. I have expressed my dismay over these gaps several times. Of course, whomever I speak to says they understand and will pass my concerns over what I view as poor customer service on. Yet, nothing seems to change. Also, there is no point person identified for me to contact. First, there was a salesperson, then a designer, then someone else and so on. The process would be much better if one employee was the "go to" person throughout the process. Due to these delays and frustrations, I am unable to comment as to whether
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is a cost effective, responsible solar energy resource. They certainly need to learn something about customer service.
It will be interesting to see how
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responds to this posting. It's too bad it came to this.
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- Pauline R.
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Sales process was great, but the communication afterwards was absolutely pitiful. There were a few follow-up emails and then everything went to pot. I had Y.E.S. do Solar panels, service panel upgrade, whole house fan, solar attic fans and radiant
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. No one ever explained to me that some of these tasks were going to sub-contractors. So when people started calling to schedule appointments, it was awhile before I realized I was talking to different companies. The first appointment for the installation of the fans was scheduled for a Monday, and then they called and said they couldn’t do Monday but they could do that Sunday, so I left a voicemail saying that would be fine. I came back from vacation early to be there for the Sunday install and no one showed up. I had another appointment for a solar panels for that Tuesday, come Tuesday no-one ever showed up for that. Turns out these were all miscommunications. So, now I’m furious. Everyone I’ve talked to has been accommodating and apologetic, I was told the CEO would call me and try to make things right. I also asked questions and learned how the whole process was going to work, which parts of the job subcontractors were working on and how the whole service panel upgrade would work between the electrician, the city and PG&E. There should have been one project manager who explained all this to me from the beginning. Later I get an email from another employee saying she has notes in the file to make sure I am notified of all scheduling activities. A week later I replied to that email, asking if there were any updates to my scheduling. No response. The following morning my power goes off. I go outside and see the PG&E guy and an electrician. I asked them if this was a scheduled outage, they said yes. I asked them if it was an outage for my service panel upgrade, they said yes. SO, my service panel upgrade, which ended up being nearly a 7 hour power outage thanks to the city inspector. Was scheduled and I was never informed. NOT a happy camper. I called and complained again. A day or so later I did get a call from someone higher up in the company, who offered to upgrade my solar panels at no additional cost. This was a decent attempt to placate me, but I declined because what they were offering was from a different manufacturer, and I had been sold on the panels I chose because they were designed better, and was told they had better output. My solar install was scheduled for 2 days. The first day went without a hitch. The second day, the guys ran some wire and then waited for word on the solar panels. Turns out my panels and some other equipment got sent to the wrong location. So the rest of that install will need to be rescheduled. The next day my whole house fan, radiant
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, and attic fan installation was scheduled. When the contractor shows up I find out he doesn’t install radiant
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and isn’t sure why that was on his list. Then he comes back from a trip to my attic and tells me the fan I was sold will not fit because of the way my attic is designed. As I am writing this review, my installations have not been completed. Anyone I talk to at this company is nice enough, but all of these screw ups and poor communication is absolutely unbelievable. Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. This just is my experience and maybe I’m that one super unlucky customer, but considering all that has gone wrong so far, I cannot recommend this company. It’s just not worth the headaches. If it is possible I will update this review after everything is completed. There’s still time for them to make me a happier customer.
- Cathlin D.
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I didn't want the numerous discounted electric bill programs many vendors are offering. I wanted to own outright and have install panels.
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guided the entire process thru all the registration and permitting process to completion. I am now receiving my own SREC distributions and have a zero monthly electric bill , in fact I assign my excess to my Mother's account and her bill is now zero.
I expect to have the entire system paid off within 4 1/2 to 5 years with Federal and state solar credits, SREC distribution and no electric bill plus I provide free electricity for Mom.
- Allan C.
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The 'inspection' turned into them trying to pressure me into purchasing a solar attic fan, and an $11,000 solar water heater that would save costs on my utilities. I did not want to go through with this because no matter how much I would save on my utility bill, I am paying $11,000 which is not near the savings. I felt very pressured as the rep was acting pushy, and inside my own home. When I cancelled the deal and did not want to pay anything, the rep became rude, unprofessional, and even yelled at me. Beware!
- Gerald V.
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I had my system installed by Solar Systems about nine years ago. When I called them for a price I thought they were high so I shopped around. I'm glad I did. Everyone I dealt with was very professional and friendly. They worked with me on the price and I saved about $50.00. They showed up on time and did a Great Job.
- Dick S.
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They did an excellent job on the installation. They got the permit from the city from us and handled all of the other details. And everything is working beautifully.
- Alan K.

Solar Panel Companies in Sonoma, CA

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A Sparkling Finish Window Washers

592 17th Ave
San Francisco

A1 Roofing

PO Box 6163
Santa Rosa

Adriatic Builders

2636 Gold Trl
Placerville

Advanced Home Performance

3270 Mendocino Avenue, Ste 2C
Santa Rosa

AKA Electric Inc

448 Ignacio Blvd
Novato

Alcor Electric, Inc.

712 Fountainhead Ct
San Ramon

All Bay Solar

5809 Mission Street
San Francisco

ALL SCREENS of Sonoma County

605 HUNTER LN
Santa Rosa

Ally Electric & Solar Inc

865 Marina Bay Parkway
Richmond

America's Dream HomeWorks

4181 Power Inn Rd
Sacramento

American Vision Solar

2125 N Madera Rd
Simi Valley

American Vision Windows

2125 Madera Rd.
Simi Valley

American Vision Windows

400 Mathew St
Santa Clara

Barth Roofing Co Inc

4384 W Pinehaven Ct
Tracy

Bay Thermal Imaging

Pleasant Hill

BD Design Development, Inc.

282 Beverly Street
San Francisco

Brickhouse Construction, Inc.

2964 Hillsdale Dr.
Pleasant Hill

Buhler Construction Company

3614 16th St. #1
San Francisco

CA Window Cleaning

410 Madison Ave
Los Banos

Cal Solar Works

611 8th Ave
Menlo Park

Cal-Tech Pump Well & Compressor

PO Box 1261
Middletown

California Rebuilders

1393 Solano Avenue
Albany

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

Complete Solar

1850 Gateway Dr
San Mateo

Custom Exteriors Inc

2142 Rheem Dr.
Pleasanton

Customized Roofing Company

5346 Montecito Ave
Santa Rosa

Detail Construction

117 South Street
Cloverdale

Direct Home Remodeling, Inc.

1721 Rogers Ave.
San Jose

DMM Construction & Electric

45 Scott St
San Bruno

Down To Earth Solar

1950 Geary Rd
Pleasant Hill

Eagle Shield Inc

4115 Blackhawks Cir
Danville

Eiamia Construction

40429 Paseo Padre Parkway
Fremont

ELCO BAY AREA

1911 mayette ave
Concord

forgette design + construction

1601 Julia St
Berkeley

FRIEDMAN'S HOME IMPROVEMENT

4055 SANTA ROSA AVE
Santa Rosa

Gauci's Building & Solar Consulting

4061 E. Castro Valley Blvd.

Geos Pool Company

19480 8th St E
Sonoma

GoodFellas Construction

4924 Balboa Blvd
Encino

GREENHOME ENVIRONMENTAL STORE

505 Montgomery, 2nd Floor
San Francisco

Greenrun Const

959 Golf Course Dr
Rohnert Park

gro-Solar

205 Billings Farm Rd # 4

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

House Prep Home Services

1572 Mission Drive
Danville

HSC HYDRONIC SPECIALTIES CO

4723 TIDEWATER AVE
Oakland

InSequent

793 Broadway
Sonoma

Intelisolar dba Intelisolar Constructions

5201 great America pkwy
Santa Clara

Inviro Solutions Group

3526 Investment

ITECH SOLUTION

PO BOX 270040
San Jose

Lowes Electric

3721 Santa Rosa Ave
Santa Rosa

M&M Construction & Home Design

1647 Willow Pass Rd
Concord

MATHESON SOLAR

2821 Van Buren St
Alameda

Matt's Window Cleaning

4589 Todd Rd
Sebastopol

Miranda's Roofing

742 W. Francisco Blvd
San Rafael

Moore Heating & Air Conditioning

789 Lombardi Ct
Santa Rosa

Next-Age Remodel F.E.C

1359 Tea Rose Cir
San Jose

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

OSullivanGreenSolar

Pruneyard office building
Campbell

OWENS ELECTRIC & SOLAR

279 N AMPHLETT BLVD
San Mateo

Pacific Contracting

5430 Colusa Avenue
Richmond

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

Project Management Services

San Francisco Bay Area

Renninger Electric

341 West Ninth St.
Santa Rosa

Repair Wizards

20 E. Main St.
Los Gatos

Revolve Solar

14205 N MoPac Expressway

RON DORRIS ELECTRIC INC

3440 Mendocino Ave.
Santa Rosa

Round2ItConstruction

3800 Hillsdale Dr
Pittsburg

Roving RV Tech

PO Box 3027
Tustin

S & I Construction, Inc.

287 17th Street
Oakland

SDI INSULATION

370 LANG ROAD
Burlingame

Sky Renovation

5632 Van Nuys Blvd
Van Nuys

Solar Gleam of Santa Rosa

457 Oak Lake Ave
Santa Rosa

SOLAR LIGHTING EXPRESS

1181 CHESS DR
San Mateo

Solar Technologies

705 N Branciforte Avenue
Santa Cruz

Solar Technologies

14 Beta Court
San Ramon

Solar Technology Builders

Lariat Lane
Oakley

Solar Universe of Santa Rosa

122 Calistoga Road #574
Santa Rosa

Solar-Klean LLC

PO Box 667
San Mateo

Stoneside Blinds & Shades

425 Market Street
San Francisco

SUN CHARIOT SOLAR

1078 Hewitt Dr
San Carlos

Sun Fire Plumbing

7321 Bodega Ave.,
Sebastopol

Sun First! Inc.

3060 Kerner Blvd
San Rafael

Sunrise Solar

321 South Main St
Sebastopol

Tech Home Consulting

000
San Francisco

TerraVenti Construction Inc

468 North 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

Vacaville Electric

1011 Mason St
Vacaville

VISTA SOLAR

2985 KIFER RD
Santa Clara

Wedge Roofing

5 Casa Grande Rd
Petaluma

West Coast Electric Co.

4108 Pinot Dr.
Napa

West Coast Solar

2155 Elkins Way Ste E
Brentwood

Westcoast Solar Energy

5800 Redwood Dr
Rohnert Park

Wiegardt Electric and Lighting Controls

2778 Jefferson Street
Napa

Wilkinson Design+Construction Inc.

72 Clayton Street
San Rafael

Your Energy Solutions

730 Camino Ramon
Danville

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