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"Complete nightmare. I kept trying to give them the benefit of the doubt despite mounting warning signs but in the end it seems clear that this is a disreputable" company committing multiple acts of fraud. I first met salesman
when he knocked on my door mid-January, 2015. He gave me the usual spiel about the benefits of going solar, which I was already familiar with. In fact, I had already worked with a couple of other companies, trying to come up with a cost-effective solution but due to my particular financial and tax situation, the long term benefits just didn't outweigh the near term expense. I explained this to
, but he was persistent, urging me to give him the go-ahead to do a soft credit check so that he could try and come up with a plan that would benefit me. I agreed. My first warning sign came when I tried to find some other reviews for this company. Back in late January, there was not a single review available -- nor even a listing -- for this company on Angie's List, and only one review on Yelp (which has since been deemed by Yelp to be "not recommended" i.e. suspected of being fake). I brought up this concern to
, who said he would get together the names of satisfied customers and their reviews. Meanwhile, I receive a letter from GreenSky Credit dated 1/20/15, congratulating me on my approved installment loan to finance my "Accelerated Construction" project. I was a little annoyed at this, because it meant that more than just a soft credit check had been done and this newly opened account could impact my credit score. But the real shocker came a couple weeks later, when I received my first statement from GreenSky, showing 2 purchases billed by
Inc. in the amount of $3475.00 each, dated 1/22 and 1/26. I immediately called GreenSky and explained that I had never given anyone my account number nor agreed to any charges. To my relief, GreenSky was very understanding and sympathetic, and immediately suggested freezing the account so no new charges could be made, while encouraging me to contact the vendor I was working with to clear this up. At about this same time,
provided me with a small packet of printouts that consisted of a page from the Better Business Bureau for
(with a subheading "By: Accelerated Construction" -- their parent company, I was told); it claimed they had an A+ rating with 0 complaints. Then there was a page with the Yelp review. Then a page seemingly from LinkedIn with a positive review from a "Mother nature" from zip code 92545. Then a printout of a press release dated February 5, 2015 announcing
had once again earned the coveted Angie's List Super-Service Award for 2014, complete with quotes from
Berlinda and Angie's List founder Angie Hicks. And lastly, there was a copy of their 2012 Super Service Award certificate. I called Angie's customer service and asked if there was any possible way that this company could have received this award in 2012 and 2014 yet not show up in a general
of Angie's List service providers. The answer was no, there was no possible way.
did not exist in their system. I presented all of these complaints/accusations to
on 2/24. He replied that he would be happy to cancel my order if I was not satisfied, claiming the Angie's list info had been provided by his corporate office and that
is the DBA name of the contractor. This is already getting to be a long review, so let me condense the rest. I gave my cancellation request to
, who said it would be no problem. I continued to receive statements from GreenSky showing the account had not been closed. Every time I contacted
, he would act very concerned and friendly while giving excuses, saying because things had progressed to the ordering of materials, they had to arrange their return to their suppliers, etc., etc. Finally, I contacted GreenSky and began an investigation. They asked for all my documentation of dealings with
and said they were satisfied that
was acting fraudulently by not issuing the refund, as no work had been done and
could not offer them any proof that it had. GreenSky has issued me a provisional refund in the full amount while they have initiated charge-back procedures with Visa against

-Jonathan G.

"The process with
(AS) started in September of 2014 with the initial consultation.
came to the house,
" up the plans and went over the numbers. One thing that surprised me is that they were NOT pushy in any way, they laid the numbers out and took time to answer all of our questions. Over the next couple of weeks they went above and beyond in answer even more questions that we came up with, not only quickly but thoroughly.
took care of getting all of the approvals from our
(took two weeks) and then CPS for the rebate. CPS took some time to approve due to so many applications needing to be reviewed. Once we had final approvals the installation was very quick. From there
took care of obtaining all the inspection approvals and from there working with CPS to come out and turn us on. The results have been dramatic. Here is a breakdown of our CPS Electrical bills from January 2015 through today, September 10, 2015. February 2, 2015: $9.22 March 5, 2015: $8.75 April 3, 2015: $6.26 May 5, 2015: $4.33 June 3, 2015: $13.56 (started using the AC more)
6, 2015: $14.79 (used the AC more) August 5, 2015: $57.01 (AC used A LOT) September 3, 2015: $47.72 (AS used A LOT) The results speak for themselves. Prior to have solar up and running, the peak summer months our AC bill would be nearly $200. I highly recommend
, working with the entire team, including
has been a great experience and I personally have worked with other home owners in our neighborhood and family to get solar from
installed. On September 9th I had
come back out to the house to install a solar attic fan. I can already tell a difference as that fan is sucking so much of the attic heat out, which should translate into additional savings during the peak summer months by making the AC unit run less and more efficiently.


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The power, once convered from DC to AC via the inverter, is suitable for use by the home. 


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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.


Solar Panel Installation reviews in Sonoma


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and his crew installed 22 275w. SolarWorld solar panels with Enphase micro-converters on the roof of my vacation home in
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county. Prior to this installation,
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provided a lot of information and support, including an on-site visit with the local utility company rep (
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Electric Coop) and me. The installation was done by
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and his crew on a Saturday and Sunday. They were very professional and efficient. The install looks great, and over the next couple months my electric bills have just about vanished (except for the monthly "service charge"). I would highly recommend
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., to anyone thinking of adding a solar power system to their home or business.
- Donald K.

They did excellent job and were professional from beginning to end! I had another solar panel company come before
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. They told me I was not allowed to get solar panels because my bill did not reach a certain amount. Which
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did not tell me. They put the panels were I wanted them to go, and were extremely professional. I have the service representative,
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, in my phone and any time that I need something or have a question she is there. Very knowledgeable and they answer at all hours.
- Sarah G.

We contracted for installation of a solar-powered attic fan. The installation proved to be problematic (we have a very steep roof and a special ladder is needed). The company obtained the ladder and re-scheduled the installation. Everything went smoothly. The customer service is exemplary---I am hearing-impaired and prefer email to phone. They complied with this and were very responsive to all my queries. I will not hesitate to use this company again.
- Audrey A.

Excellent. Very knowledgeable. Very helpful. Able to fix all that the original company did wrong. Also suggested ways to help make the system last longer. Definitely the ones to call.
- Wendy L M.

They seemed to be very reasonable. They also offer rentals and they also put it in your house for free. You contract a specific a price that you're going to pay for your electricity. They'll have you pay "x" number of cents per kilowatt hour. They do free repair.
- David B.

Called SolarShity to ask for there no obligation quote and information. A sales rep spent several hours on the phone with me asking for, and I provided information regarding my electric bills and energy usage. Then he informed me that the number of panels installed on my roof will probably change after the site team comes out and does a site survey and I agreed (not sure why I needed to talk to him). The sales rep than asked me to sign a contract electronically. I told him I wanted all of the information before I signed anything. I was told that the contract didn't obligate me to anything... SO WHY DO I HAVE TO SIGN A CONTRACT???? Although they state that they will give me a free, no obligation quote; they will NOT unless I sign a contract... BUT THEY WILL WASTE YOUR TIME. I told the sales rep from California that I would not sign anything until the quote has been completed and my wife and I agree on the terms. We weren't sure whether we wanted to buy the system out right or get a solar lease. The sales rep told me that this was just the process. So I told him that I am very sorry we can not do business and that unless you can give me a quote without any signatures on anything, I would have to go and would prefer not to her from anyone about a contract or any of Solarshity's policies. I told him to have a good day and we hung up mutually. Then his Regional, Supervisor of the regional and Vice President of some such crap called me and left a message that this was the policy and that I would have to sign the contract to proceed. I left a message for him stating that it was my policy not to sign anything that did not benefit me in some way or protect them in a reasonable way and that he could only call me back if I could get a quote without obligation (Isn't signing a contract an obligation?). I then got a call from the sales rep pleading with me to sign the contract so we could move forward. I told him that this was done. That I wanted all of the information given to him destroyed and that I wanted to be put on their do not contact list... So I then go back to my computer and I have two emails from the rep. The following is the email content on the last email...

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, I am sorry to hear you have lost interest in going solar with us.
At this juncture, I would like to ask why you decided not to move forward. Was it me? Was it the company? Was it the product? Your feedback would be greatly appreciated. Best Regards,

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MY EMAIL ADDRESS, ALL OF THE INFORMATION I GAVE YOU AND PUT ME ON YOUR DO NOT CALL LIST FOR REAL THIS TIME!!!! OH... and feel free to check out my new home solar system (on satellite images) in a few months, once I have signed an agreement with another company and after the site survey and agreed contract! LOSERS!!!!!
- Christopher I.

We signed up for a "free consultation" about solar panels. After a few years of research, we have determined that Tad basically lied to us to close the deal. We made a very poor decision! Instead of checking them, their work, and their word out we decided to advantage of their "special-if-you-sign-up-today" 40% price reduction and signed on the doted line.
Three of the
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1) The over statement of total power production. We have never achieved the wattage they said we would achieve.
2) The Production Metering device was a $1000.00 option at the time of sell. They sent one out FREE OF CHARGE almost 12 month's later. Interesting that the Manufacture's Rate of Production begins to decline at the 12 month
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3) The over statement of current SREC Pricing. Our SRECs have been selling for less then half what was advertized.
Additional Problems:
1) The array mount points were not sealed properly which resulted in water pentration.
2) They also damaged our roof - broken boards resulted in many slow leaks that contiue to be discovered to this day.
3) The work was completed several months after they said it would.
4) Installation was done in manner that caused difficulties during our roof replacement this past
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The first time, our roof leaked onto our bed in the middle of the night (the night before we were supposed to leave for Christmas with our family - a trip which had to be cancelled), we called our insurance company and they came out to inspect the roof (it had been a rainy and windy night). The inspector's assessment was that the panels had been installed improperly and the leaks were due to the poor workmanship. Several days of attempting to contact the solar panel company resulted in no reply. Only after a personal visit was made to their office along with photographic evidence and verbal promise to seek the council of a lawyer did they send their own inspector. Said inspector, said that it was likely our chimneys not the solar panels. Desipte "their" inspector's findings they agreed to pay for the damages. Payment was only obtained after repeated follow-ups were made.
We later learned that we were far from the only people that had been victimized by this company.
During the Summer of 2015, we had enough and put on a new roof. We called REC for a quote to removed and reinstall the panels. We also called the manufacturer of our solar panels for a recommendation. It was during this call that we discovered Solar World refuses to sell their panels to REC at this time. Solar World's recommended company came in $1000.00 under REC and won the job.

The recommended company agreed that our panels had been poorly installed, and they explained what they would do differently (better footers, closer to the roof, wiring through the roof rather than over the
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of the roof and along the outside of the house).

Wish we had used Solar World's recommended company the first time. Better service and a better price!

- Ryan A.

We were very pleased with the service
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provided. I was first impressed with how responsive and knowledgeable the sales staff was. The crew that installed the panels and did the electrical work was very professional and were on the job when expected. They worked through all the various problems until the job was completed. They followed up with telephone calls to check that we were pleased with the work and to explain how the monitoring system worked. We would use them again and continue to recommend them to our friends and neighbors.
- Mark P.

Solar Panel Companies in Sonoma, CA

Companies below are listed in alphabetical order. To view top rated service providers along with reviews and ratings, Join Angie's List Now!

A Sparkling Finish Window Washers

592 17th Ave
San Francisco

A1 Roofing

PO Box 6163
Santa Rosa

Adriatic Builders

2636 Gold Trl

Advanced Home Performance

3270 Mendocino Avenue, Ste 2C
Santa Rosa

AKA Electric Inc

448 Ignacio Blvd

Alcor Electric, Inc.

712 Fountainhead Ct
San Ramon

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 Vision Solar

2125 N Madera Rd
Simi Valley

American Vision Windows

2125 Madera Rd.
Simi Valley

American Vision Windows

400 Mathew St
Santa Clara

At Height

438 Ives Terrace

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.

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

California Quality Windows

2655 Del Monte St
West Sacramento

California Rebuilders

1393 Solano Avenue

california roofing

100 railroad ave #b

California Solar Systems

1400 N Burton Pl

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

Custom Exteriors Inc

2142 Rheem Dr.

Customized Roofing Company

5346 Montecito Ave
Santa Rosa

Detail Construction

117 South Street

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

Eagle Shield Inc

4115 Blackhawks Cir

Eiamia Construction

40429 Paseo Padre Parkway


1911 mayette ave

Elkabetz inc.

560 Winchester Blvd.
San Jose

forgette design + construction

1601 Julia St


Santa Rosa

Green Solar Technology

6400 Laurel Blvd
North Hollywood


505 Montgomery, 2nd Floor
San Francisco

Greenrun Const

959 Golf Course Dr
Rohnert Park


205 Billings Farm Rd # 4

Gutter Cleaning & Roofing Services

724 Raney Ct
Santa Clara

H Builders, LLC

716 Stannage Avenue

Hauer Construction

740 14th St
San Francisco


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



Innovative Valuation

PO Box 1894
Discovery Bay


793 Broadway

Intelisolar dba Intelisolar Constructions

5201 great America pkwy
Santa Clara

Inviro Solutions Group

3526 Investment

InvisibleSun Energy

1800 Washington Street
San Francisco


PO BOX 270040
San Jose

LGCY Power

900 E Hamilton Ave

Lowes Electric

3721 Santa Rosa Ave
Santa Rosa

M&M Construction & Home Design

1647 Willow Pass Rd


2821 Van Buren St

Matt's Window Cleaning

4589 Todd Rd

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

Northwest Exteriors

11200 Sun Center Dr
Rancho Cordova

One Block Off the Grid

164 South Park St.
San Francisco


Pruneyard office building


San Mateo

Pac Solar

15 Woodland Ave
San Rafael

Pacific Contracting

5430 Colusa Avenue

Pacific Wired, Inc.

75 Leeds ct. east


514 Ruby Street
Redwood City

Pathways Energy, Inc.

107 Stanford Avenue
Santa Rosa


P.O. Box 4094

Petersen Dean Roofing & Solar

7980 Enterprise Drive

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

2339 Stanwell Drive, Ste B

Revolve Solar

14205 N MoPac Expressway


3440 Mendocino Ave.
Santa Rosa

Roving RV Tech

PO Box 3027

RPM Contractors

2510 Carlmont Dr.

S & I Construction, Inc.

287 17th Street



Simply Solar

737 Southpoint Blvd Suite E

Sky Renovation

5632 Van Nuys Blvd
Van Nuys

Slingshot Power

164 Main St
Los Altos

Solar Gleam of Santa Rosa

457 Oak Lake Ave
Santa Rosa

Solar Land Partners

12672 Kane Dr


San Mateo

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

Solar Universe South San Francisco

101 1st Street
South San Francisco

Solar-Klean LLC

PO Box 667
San Mateo

Solid Build Construction Inc

956 San Pablo Ave

Stoneside Blinds & Shades

425 Market Street
San Francisco


1078 Hewitt Dr
San Carlos

Sun Fire Plumbing

7321 Bodega Ave.,

Sun First! Inc.

3060 Kerner Blvd
San Rafael

Sunamp Electric Inc

2335B 7Th Ave
Santa Cruz

Sunrise Solar

321 South Main St

Synergy Solar & Electrical Systems Inc

7075 E. Hurlbut Ave.

Tech Home Consulting

San Francisco

TerraVenti Construction Inc

468 North Camden Dr
Beverly Hills

The Home Improvement Source Inc

1659 Scott Blvd
Santa Clara


PO BOX 996
Boyes Hot Springs

Unisun Solar, Incorporated

2120 March ROad

Vacaville Electric

1011 Mason St


Santa Clara

Wedge Roofing

5 Casa Grande Rd

West Coast Electric Co.

4108 Pinot Dr.

West Coast Solar

2155 Elkins Way Ste E

Westcoast Solar Energy

5800 Redwood Dr
Rohnert Park

Wiegardt Electric and Lighting Controls

2778 Jefferson Street

Wilkinson Design+Construction Inc.

72 Clayton Street
San Rafael

Your Energy Solutions

730 Camino Ramon

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