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"I originally received a phone call at the end of 2014, but with everything going on I had asked if they could call back in the new year. As promised, they called" back in the new year and remembered how polite they were and decided to give them a shot. Going into the sales pitch, I was thinking right off the bat I was going to end up saying "no." However, after hearing all of the "pros" and how much we were going to receive in county, state and federal grant's the impossible all of sudden seemed possible. The cost was no longer an issue, the energy bill reduction, along with selling back something called "SREC's" all helped my decision into going with long lasting
. The installation process was very impressive as the work was done almost immediately, while being done in sub zero weather. The
Staff took care of almost all of the paperwork and helped me get the signatures on the right paperwork for the grant process. It seems overwhelming, but the staff stayed by my side the entire way with the occasional phone call to make sure the process is still on track. I also got to speak to the owner who also seemed very personable and reassured me of the great business who was providing me this green energy. Lastly, I plan on buying even more solar panels next year for the back of my house and will not think twice about who I will call to install them. Great job and thank you for your professional attitude and tireless work ethic!

-Mathew B.

"They mad the process so
and easy I was very happy. I can tell you I was skeptical at first but I am a true believer that this company delivers" a quality product and they work to make sure your satisfied.

-Sean 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 Sonoma


First let me start by saying I am an electronic engineer. I gave them a deposit of $250.00. They came out and did a "site survey" to confirm that what they saw on Google maps was in fact accurate and that the roof size was exactly as I had drawn up in AutoCad (A commercial drafting program) and converted to a PDF file. Their first proposal was for 15 panels and the "excuse" was for "fire regulations". Not true for a free standing unoccupied structure such as a detached garage. Their next plan was for a 22 panel system.After I reviewed it, it was
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to change one row of panels to make a 27 panel system. Just as a point of reference, each panel generates approimately 250 watts of energy. This means adding 5 more panels will generate another 1,250 watts or 1.25kw of power! Finally the sent me their "official" version of my design and asked me to approve it. Okay no problem it was my design. I received a notice that my permits had been approved on february 17, 2015. Today is March 3, 2015 and the "plan" was for them to be on my roof on March 9, 2015. I took vacation time from work so I would be home for the installation. Now, today I get an e--mail telling me that
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has laid off over 100 workers, closed their sales office and would be using some other contractor to complete the work if I accept this change! In addition I was informed that a suggested alternate solar company would do the same job for $1,000.00 less and the same timeframe! As well as being an engineer I am also a buyer and this method of doing business suggests to me that they wait until the last minute to schedule as many jobs as possble to do a bulk buy and mass shipment. This has not been finally resolved yet so I may update this later.
- Edward C.


They paid us our
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rebate. They refunded money for cutting down our trees and we are taking a close look at the future bills. They have been very good to us. Just misunderstanding with our phone tag.
- Kimberly C.

They are an outstanding company. They did a fantastic job for us installing the solar panals. They still stay in contact with us making sure everything is going okay. They send a gift at the end of each year. They used their own contractors and that was important to us on such a big investment. Stellar customer service all around. They were here right when they said they would be.
- Kris B.

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arrived in a timely fashion, checked out the situation thoroughly including going to the attic area and onto the roof. He then provided us with a verbal list of possibly causes for our problem and addressed each situation. Pricing was not inexpensive but fair for the honest appraisal of the problem. I would highly recommend
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and his company for honest, prompt, and reliable service.
- steve P.

From the sales process through installation through commissioning, exceptional service.
By far the most professional, mannerly & knowledgeable group of tradesmen we have ever had working in our home. In fact every employee we had contact with went above and beyond our expectations.
The sales process was a big improvement of other companies we had received quotations from. No pressure, just the facts to meet our requirement of a zero electricity bill
An example of their customer service, the technicians who came to measure our roof noticed we had some cracked tiles and there were some spares stacked behind the chimney, they replace what tiles they could while measuring the roof.
Their attention to detail is apparent when we compare other solar installations in our neighborhood e.g. not running conduit in the shortest route but in the most unobtrusive route, then to paint the conduit to match the color of the house and to match the color of the roof tiles (for a small length of expose conduit on the roof)
We would have no hesitation in recommending
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, a truly painless experience from start to end.

- William H.

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, of
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, called me thirty minutes prior to arrival. Arrived on time and started inspecting solar system. He advised that the panels were leaking due to freeze damage. He was able to repair two major leaks until a solution on the panels could be determined (by me).
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was professional and was able to answer all of my questions.
- Mark D.

Very well, overall. My only complaint is that it took a while to get the system actually installed (and they had a backlog, and delays), but they kept me in the loop, did stuff by the book (with permits and what-not, and my township is a pain to deal with).
I got the Enphase microconverters, and they even set it up so I can look at my generation through a website.
They filled out all the paperwork too.
- karl P.

Getting responses back took from a week to months on questions from the initial estimate to questions and concerning during the project installation process.
The communications and project was drawn out well past a 6 month period which usually, from their project information paperwork, takes an average of around 60 days.
We experienced some major communications and organizational problems throughout the process. This caused us to basically give up, after 4 months, on getting any type of answers and had zero expectations on getting any callbacks or email responses from this company. We did what was needed when works from the company or inspectors arrived on different days dealing with the project really not having expectations.
We do not know the quality of the installation or equipment used at this time since time will tell on that part of the review so we entered N/A.
We did find some type of closer at the end of the project after talking with an officer within the company and a consultant giving us the impression that there were employees working for the company knowledgeable and conveyed honest customer relationship skill-sets.

- thomas M.

All Solar Panel Installers in Sonoma, CA

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1 SolTech

1920 Diplomat Dr

A Sparkling Finish Window Washers

25200 Carlos Bee Blvd.

A1 Roofing

8616 Graton rd


700 Northrup Street
San Jose

ACS AC Systems Inc

5151 - C Port Chicago Hwy

Adriatic Builders & Solar Contractors

2636 Gold Trail

Advanced Home Energy

1356 S 50th St

Advanced Home Performance

11551 Occidental Rd

Advanced Home Performance

3270 Mendocino Avenue, Ste 2C
Santa Rosa

AKA Electric Inc

448 Ignacio Blvd


1475 S Bascom Ave Ste 101

Alcor Electric, Inc.

712 Fountainhead Ct
San Ramon

All American Air & Solar Systems

925 Lakeville St

All Bay Solar

5809 Mission Street
San Francisco

ALL SCREENS of Sonoma County

Santa Rosa

Ally Electric & Solar Inc

865 Marina Bay Parkway

America's Dream HomeWorks

4181 Power Inn Rd

American Solar Corporation

475 Gate 5 Road

American Solar Direct

11766 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles

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

Bay Thermal Imaging

Pleasant Hill

BD Design Development, Inc.

282 Beverly Street
San Francisco

Brickhouse Construction, Inc.

4500 Holland Tract Rd.

Buhler Construction Company

3614 16th St. #1
San Francisco

CA Window Cleaning

410 Madison Ave
Los Banos

Cal Solar Works

4875 Richland Ter

California Energy Services

4905 Golden Foothill Pkwy
El Dorado Hills

California Rebuilders

1393 Solano Avenue

California Solar Systems

1511 E Orangethorpe

Carson Electric

4564 Bucknall Rd
San Jose

Christopher Carlson Construction

730 w verano ave

Clean Solar Inc

1445 Koll Cir
San Jose


San Francisco

Combs Electric

1415 Fulton Rd
Santa Rosa

Complete Solar

1850 Gateway Dr
San Mateo

Customized Roofing Company

5346 Montecito Ave
Santa Rosa

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

DMM Construction & Electric

45 Scott St
San Bruno

Down To Earth Solar

1950 Geary Rd
Pleasant Hill

Eagle Shield Inc

4115 Blackhawks Cir

Eiamia Construction

40429 Paseo Padre Parkway


1911 mayette ave

forgette design + construction

1601 Julia St

Gauci's Building & Solar Consulting

4061 E. Castro Valley Blvd.


505 Montgomery, 2nd Floor
San Francisco


205 Billings Farm Rd # 4

Gutter Cleaning & Roofing Services

724 Raney Ct
Santa Clara

Hauer Construction

740 14th St
San Francisco


San Francisco


25747 Jefferson Ave

Hill & Company Property Management

1700 Jackson St
San Francisco

Holy Waters Pool and Spa

American Canyon

Honey's Air & Solar

5536 Pirrone Rd

House Prep Home Services

1572 Mission Drive




793 Broadway

Intelisolar dba Intelisolar Constructions

5201 great America pkwy
Santa Clara


PO BOX 270040
San Jose

Lifestyle Solar

21 E Shaw

Lowes Electric

3721 Santa Rosa Ave Ste B6
Santa Rosa

M&M Construction & Home Design

1647 Willow Pass Rd

Marvel Architecture

1278 25th Avenue #2
San Francisco


2821 Van Buren St

Matt's Window Cleaning

4589 Todd Rd

Miranda's Roofing

742 W. Francisco Blvd
San Rafael

Nor Cal Solar

1310 Ross St Suite E

Northwest Exteriors

11200 Sun Center Dr
Rancho Cordova

One Block Off the Grid

164 South Park St.
San Francisco


San Mateo

Pacific Contracting

5430 Colusa Avenue


514 Ruby Street
Redwood City

Parker and Sons

3636 E Anne St

Pathways Energy, Inc.

107 Stanford Avenue
Santa Rosa


P.O. Box 4094

Petersen Dean Roofing & Solar

4165 Santa Rosa Ave
Santa Rosa

Petersen Dean Roofing and Solar

7980 Enterprise Drive

Project Management Services

San Francisco Bay Area

R&K Automatic Gate & Access

550 S. Sierra st


13771 S HWY 101

Renninger Electric

341 West Ninth St.
Santa Rosa

Repair Wizards

3227 Cloverwood Dr

Revolve Solar

14205 North Burnet Road

RGS Energy

1968 Junction Ave
San Jose

RGS Energy

2955 Kerner Blvd
San Rafael

RGS Energy

3109 N Miami Ave


3440 Mendocino Ave.
Santa Rosa


3800 Hillsdale Dr

Roving RV Tech

PO Box 3027

S & I Construction, Inc.

287 17th Street

Save a Lot Solar

6114 La Salle Avenue #760


PO BOX 842
Lower Lake

Scudder Roofing

3342 Paul Davis Dr

Shaz Construction & Design

PO Box 1083

Silicon Valley Home Repair

444 N 14th St
San Jose

Sky Renovation

5632 Van Nuys Blvd #184
Van Nuys

Skytech Solar

1501 Mariposa St
San Francisco

Smart Energy USA

280 N Smith Ave



Solar Gleam of Santa Rosa

457 Oak Lake Ave
Santa Rosa


San Mateo

Solar Panel Cleaning Specialists

3964 Rivermark Pl
Santa Clara

Solar Technologies

705 N Branciforte Avenue
Santa Cruz

Solar Technologies

14 Beta Court
San Ramon

Solar Technology Builders

Lariat Lane

Solar Universe of Santa Rosa

122 Calistoga Road #574
Santa Rosa


3055 Clearview Way
San Mateo


285-D Bel Marin Keys Blvd


5301 Laurel Canyon Blvd
Valley Village


1078 Hewitt Dr
San Carlos

Sun Fire Plumbing

7321 Bodega Ave., #B

Sun First! Inc.

3060 Kerner Blvd
San Rafael

Sun Light & Power Co

1035 Folger Ave

SunFreedom, Inc

14500 Roscoe Blvd Suite 400
Panorama City

Sungate Energy Solutions

8445 Camino Santa Fe
San Diego


2300 Zanker Rd Ste F
San Jose


167 Commercial St


595 Market St
San Francisco

TerraVenti Construction Inc.

468 North Camden Dr
Beverly Hills

The Home Improvement Source

1659 Scott Blvd
Santa Clara

The Home Improvement Source Inc

1659 Scott Blvd
Santa Clara


PO BOX 996
Boyes Hot Springs

Town & Country Roofing

2155 Elkins Way

Urban Energy

350 Townsend Street
San Francisco

Vacaville Electric

1011 Mason St


Santa Clara

Wedge Roofing

5 Casa Grande Rd

West Coast Electric Co.

4108 Pinot Dr.

West Coast Exteriors

2785 Del Monte St
West Sacramento

West Coast Solar

2155 Elkins Way Ste E

Westcoast Solar Energy

5800 Redwood Dr
Rohnert Park

Western Roofing Systems

1328 White Oaks Rd

Wiegardt Electric and Lighting Controls

2778 Jefferson Street

Wilkinson Design+Construction Inc.

72 Clayton Street
San Rafael

Zumwalt & Associates Inc

3301 Sunrise Blvd
Rancho Cordova

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