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"We had a 14 panel photovoltaic system installed on our roof in late autumn 2014. Sunlight is a small company with the right kind of experience which takes very good" care of its customers and prides itself on communication about scheduling and operation; because the company is small each of its members become personally known to the client. (Sounds like a promotional blurb but it is correct; this personal flavor of the company can be seen on its website.) The installation process includes many steps and takes several months; without rushing, Sunlight helped us proceed successfully through each stage. All the parts selected for the design were of solid quality; details like the interior roof reinforcement ("sistering" of rafters) were nicely done. Partly because we were able to pay cash, the price for the overall job was most reasonable. In short we were uncomplainingly satisfied with the project, concluding that Sunlight accomplished in a completely straightforward manner exactly what it is supposed to do. High or highest recommendation.

-Roxanne W.

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"We decided to cancel, and they told us we couldn't cancel. They are getting license from the states and we did not approve that. The salesman said there is" no problem that we can cancel anytime. When we called they said we have to pay for the preliminary for permits because they
a picture of the house. The price is up to $9000.

-CHARLENE B.

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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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I would like to start off by first stating that I
Sonoma Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
’t
normally post reviews on companies whether my experience was good or bad. If I
have a bad experience, I prefer to give the business an opportunity to rectify
the issue. In this case, I have given
Sonoma Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
multiple opportunities to
fix problems with their business practices. I have submitted 2 complaints with
the Better Business Bureau involving
Sonoma Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
. The first problem
involved the business using a bait and switch sales tactic which after I
submitted a BBB complaint, they ended up holding up their end of the deal. Although,
as in many or possibly all cases against the company, they will deny responsibility
while trying to divert the attention or completely ignoring the substance of
the complaint. The information below is
from the recent complaint that I submitted to the BBB. The response that I
received from
Sonoma Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
is what I had expected. They didn’t address the
issue of their failure to notify me to turn on the breaker panel and set up the
monitoring of my solar panels until upon my return from a 6 month deployment
and I had to contact them requesting access to monitor my panels and for them
to find out they never set up the monitoring. Additional information is as
follows:
On or around the 28th of June, 2014,
Sonoma Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked

installed solar panels at my residence. At the time, I was vacationing out of
state. I received a notice from SDG&E on the 30th of June stating that
solar panel system was ready for operation. On June 30th, I received an email
from a
Sonoma Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
employee who wanted to set up the monitoring of my solar
panels. I returned from vacation on
Sonoma Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
1st, I contacted the employee and
provided him the information that he was requesting to set up the monitoring system.
He informed me via email that he was having problems setting up the monitoring
for my panels. Over the next 4 weeks, I provided the employee the additional
information that he was requesting and I never heard back from him. I'm in the
military and deployed in early August. I returned from deployment late December
2014. I contacted
Sonoma Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
upon my return to assist me in monitoring my
solar panels. A technician was sent out to my residence on
Sonoma Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
. 31, 2014 where
it was discovered that the breaker for the solar panels was never turned on. I
had been paying on the loan for the solar panels since
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while my residence
was still using SDG&E electriciity. I currently have a outstanding electric
bill from SDG&E in the amount of $1359.70. No one informed me that I needed
to turn on the breaker and when I contacted
Sonoma Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
to set up the
monitoring after the install, no one was sent out to my residence to ensure my
solar panels were operating properly even after a
Sonoma Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
employee acknowledged
having issues reading the operation of my solar panels. I feel
Sonoma Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked

should be held responsible,
Sonoma Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
was paid in full for their service
but failed to complete the installation to include monitoring set-up and
turning on the solar panels to ensure proper operation after installation.
Sonoma Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
didn't exercise due diligence when a monitoring problem was
discovered in
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which would of prevented this situation.
In closing, I do like to give a business a benefit of the
doubt and look at every situation from the business’s perspective. I feel I
have given
Sonoma Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
that respect. I just
Sonoma Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
’t see how
Sonoma Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
doesn’t
accept responsibility. To the future solar customers, my military brothers and
sisters, I DO NOT RECOMMEND conducting business with
Sonoma Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
. Learn
from my mistake and save yourself the headache.

- Jared K.
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I will never use them again, We had an appointment for them to come on a Monday to look at what was wrong and they showed up on a Saturday when we were not home which would have been ok had they not called and spoken to us 6 times before even getting there. Once he finally showed up we were told what was wrong but he couldn't fix it or give pricing because the office was closed and we would be called on Monday with a price and then we could schedule the repair. 2 weeks later we still had not heard from them so we called again and the woman that talks to customers is extremely rude!!! After 15 minutes of dealing with her I finally got a price and was told they could fix it the next day. Over a week later we came home to a note on our door that it was done, we stayed home waiting all day on our appointment day and lost time off from work. It took 3 weeks to get the bill. Service is the worst!!! I will use
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Solar for now on!!!
- barbara B.
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It was an excellent experience! The SEM team took care of everything from start to finish. They created a PV system that fit my needs and budget. They sent experts who ensured the project was done correctly and in a timely manner. We were given one contact person who always answered our questions and kept us updated with the project's progress.
- Sharon A.
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After hurricane Sandy we looked at a whole house generator. For just the rare use it seemed to be a bit expensive. The plan we came up with was to install solar with backup for our critical circuits. We do not need it .for heating - as we have a non powered backup for heating ( the reaction to an ice storm some years ago ). We contacted other solar companies who simply looked at Google Earth and told us it would not work for us, even after I told them the Google pictures were out of date. After we contacted
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he came out and actually looked at the job - what a concept! He came up with a plan and it was installed and has been working well since then. The job I am reviewing is the 2nd phase that we undertook when we wanted increase our capacity. We were just breaking even with
Sonoma Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
with the original installation which is what a traditional installation is supposed to do, but wanted more capacity to offset the future purchase of an electric vehicle and electric space heating to offset natural gas heating. Again so far we are very happy with the results.
- Winston G.
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They came out several times between taking the measurements and completing the installation. They cleaned up well when completed. Everything worked out perfectly.
- Jon T.
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They weren’t seeing any reporting coming from the panels. It had been two or three weeks before they contacted me to let me know. The problem is with the link box that connects to the network. When I described the box to him that they had installed, they said they have been having a lot of problems with those boxes. They sent a technician out to replace them. He was very punctual and courteous. However, it doesn’t appear that the boxes were replaced. I was under the impression that they were going to replace those boxes. They are currently functioning properly and there are no troubles. These are the same boxes that have failed reporting three or four times now.
- JIMMY S.
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Contractor provided a quotation as promised with pertinent details as necessary.
Contractor installed the panels on the date promised and completed the installation quickly and efficiently.
Property was left clean and free of all construction debris.
Contractor was very helpful in provided the necessary information and application with the Homeowner's Association to get the building permit as required by bylaws.
Friendly and courteous installation crew and supervisor.


- Judy D.
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They were very professional. All work was done on time. The system has worked well from the start, and it has definitely saved us money, and will save even
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when cl&up prices go up.
- John K.

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.
Hayward

ABOVE ALL ROOFING SOLUTIONS INC

700 Northrup Street
San Jose

ACS AC Systems Inc

5151 - C Port Chicago Hwy
Concord

Adriatic Builders & Solar Contractors

2636 Gold Trail
Placerville

Advanced Home Energy

1356 S 50th St
Richmond

Advanced Home Performance

11551 Occidental Rd
Sebastopol

Advanced Home Performance

3270 Mendocino Avenue, Ste 2C
Santa Rosa

AKA Electric Inc

448 Ignacio Blvd
Novato

AKEENA SOLAR

1475 S Bascom Ave Ste 101
Campbell

Alcor Electric, Inc.

712 Fountainhead Ct
San Ramon

All American Air & Solar Systems

925 Lakeville St
Petaluma

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 Solar Corporation

475 Gate 5 Road
Sausalito

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
Tracy

Bay Thermal Imaging

Pleasant Hill

BD Design Development, Inc.

282 Beverly Street
San Francisco

Brickhouse Construction, Inc.

4500 Holland Tract Rd.
Brentwood

Buhler Construction Company

3614 16th St. #1
San Francisco

CA Window Cleaning

410 Madison Ave
Los Banos

Cal Solar Works

4875 Richland Ter
Fremont

California Rebuilders

1393 Solano Avenue
Albany

California Solar Systems

1511 E Orangethorpe
Fullerton

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

Colonial Life

1401 Willow Pass Road
Concord

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
Danville

Eiamia Construction

40429 Paseo Padre Parkway
Fremont

ELCO BAY AREA

1911 mayette ave
Concord

Enliven Nail & Spa

570 Masonic Way
Belmont

Foo Bar

San Francisco

forgette design + construction

1601 Julia St
Berkeley

Green Stock Solar

PO Box 3205
Napa

GREENHOME ENVIRONMENTAL STORE

505 Montgomery, 2nd Floor
San Francisco

gro-Solar

205 Billings Farm Rd # 4

Gutter Cleaning & Roofing Services

724 Raney Ct
Santa Clara

Hauer Construction

740 14th St
San Francisco

Hearth

San Francisco

HELIOPOWER INC

25747 Jefferson Ave
Murrieta

Hill & Company Property Management

1700 Jackson St
San Francisco

Holy Waters Pool and Spa

American Canyon

Honey's Air & Solar

5536 Pirrone Rd
Salida

House Prep Home Services

1572 Mission Drive
Danville

HSC HYDRONIC SPECIALTIES CO

4723 TIDEWATER AVE
Oakland

Intelisolar dba Intelisolar Constructions

5201 great America pkwy
Santa Clara

ITECH SOLUTION

PO BOX 270040
San Jose

Lifestyle Solar

21 E Shaw
Fresno

Lowes Electric

3721 Santa Rosa Ave Ste B6
Santa Rosa

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

Matt's Window Cleaning

4589 Todd Rd
Sebastopol

Miranda's Roofing

742 W. Francisco Blvd
San Rafael

Nor Cal Solar

1310 Ross St Suite E
Petaluma

Northwest Exteriors

11200 Sun Center Dr
Rancho Cordova

One Block Off the Grid

164 South Park St.
San Francisco

OWENS ELECTRIC & SOLAR

279 N AMPHLETT BLVD
San Mateo

Pacific Contracting

5430 Colusa Avenue
Richmond

PARDINI ELECTRIC

514 Ruby Street
Redwood City

Parker and Sons

3636 E Anne St

Pathways Energy, Inc.

107 Stanford Avenue
Santa Rosa

PERSONALIZED POOL CARE

P.O. Box 4094
Napa

Project Management Services

San Francisco Bay Area

R&K Automatic Gate & Access

550 S. Sierra st
Oakdale

REAL GOODS

13771 S HWY 101
Hopland

Renninger Electric

341 West Ninth St.
Santa Rosa

Repair Wizards

PO Box 1514
Los Gatos

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
Fresno

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

Save a Lot Solar

6114 La Salle Avenue #760
Oakland

SCHAFER ELECTRIC

PO BOX 842
Lower Lake

Scudder Roofing

3342 Paul Davis Dr
Marina

Shaz Construction & Design

PO Box 1083
Novato

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
Corona

SOLA-BRITE

5729 SONOMA DR
Pleasanton

Solar Gleam of Santa Rosa

457 Oak Lake Ave
Santa Rosa

SOLAR LIGHTING EXPRESS

1181 CHESS DR
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
Oakley

Solar Universe of Santa Rosa

122 Calistoga Road #574
Santa Rosa

SolarCity

3055 Clearview Way
San Mateo

SolarCraft‎

285-D Bel Marin Keys Blvd
Novato

SolReliable

5301 Laurel Canyon Blvd
Valley Village

SUN CHARIOT SOLAR

1078 Hewitt Dr
San Carlos

Sun Fire Plumbing

7321 Bodega Ave., #B
Sebastopol

Sun First! Inc.

3060 Kerner Blvd
San Rafael

Sun Light & Power Co

1035 Folger Ave
Berkeley

SunFreedom, Inc

14500 Roscoe Blvd Suite 400
Panorama City

Sungate Energy Solutions

8445 Camino Santa Fe
San Diego

Sungevity, Inc.

66 Franklin St
Oakland

Sunrun

2300 Zanker Rd Ste F
San Jose

Sunrun

167 Commercial St
Sunnyvale

Sunrun

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

THE ONLY ELECTRICIANS ON EARTH

PO BOX 996
Boyes Hot Springs

Town & Country Roofing

2155 Elkins Way
Brentwood

Urban Energy

350 Townsend Street
San Francisco

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 Exteriors

2785 Del Monte St
West Sacramento

West Coast Solar

2155 Elkins Way Ste E
Brentwood

Westcoast Solar Energy

5800 Redwood Dr
Rohnert Park

Western Roofing Systems

1328 White Oaks Rd
Campbell

Wiegardt Electric and Lighting Controls

2778 Jefferson Street
Napa

Wilkinson Design+Construction Inc.

72 Clayton Street
San Rafael

Zumwalt & Associates Inc

3301 Sunrise Blvd
Rancho Cordova

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