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"We are the first home in our development to get solar panels, and the first solar install for
in Pflugerville. We had 5 estimates done." We liked
the best, mainly because he answered all our questions. He is exactly the person we wanted - hard-working, funny, and honest. He would correct the slightest error. While working together, we discussed everything from politics to the environment. I've asked
to do other work since the summer of 2011. Once to install an outlet for our Enphase monitor, and another time to run a new wire to our HVAC thermostat. Five stars for personality, attention to detail, and excellent prices for higher-quality materials. We honor
for a personalized system we will enjoy for many years. The carbon footprint for our home is next to nothing. Choose
- the shade from the panels will keep your House, Mind, and Spirit running cool.

-Timothy H.

"It went extremely well.
and his crew,
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was very patient and took the time to review all my options. I was completely satisfied with the finished product and would not hesitate to recommend them.

-JoNell S.

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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 Des Plaines


I made first contact with the company in February and
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Gitas was VERY informative and knowledgeable. He answered all my questions and helped design and size a system that would work to get me to a net zero electric bill. The big challenge was a very large tree in the back yard that significantly reduced the viability of my south-facing (normally most productive) roof. Using shading data gathered on site, we ended up with a design that spread the 24 panels over 5 roof sections that would produce the most power possible.
I believe that
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Gitas is one of the most knowledgeable guys in the solar business in the bay area. I started on this journey after someone else came to my door and wanted to put all the panels on my south-facing roof that was shaded by the big tree. A friend who had gotten a ridiculous number of bids for his project recommended
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The system uses 24 SolarWorld 280-W Mono Black panels paired with 24 Enphase M250 micro-inverters and an Enphase Envoy Monitoring Module. With the monitoring module, I can see current and historical production data from a web browser.
For the most part, everything went smoothly, but with two exceptions:
1) I lost contact with
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for a few months before we got a contract worked out. He seemed to be a VERY busy guy and at one point he stopped answering my emails. After a visit to his office one day when I was in the area, things got back on track. I signed the contract on May 28 and the install was performed on
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23 and 24.
2) After final inspection, I went on the roof to check the install for myself and found my cedar shake roof had either cracked or missing shingles in about 6 or 8 places surrounding the installation sites. Customer support was very responsive, but after several attempts to get it right, it finally took me meeting the tech on the roof and pointing out all the places I thought needed repairs.
- Brian T.

Well the owner
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came right over about 6pm. He check the breakers, then the electrical connections with a meter. Then he took off the face of the inverter and looked inside. He took pictures and told me that he would order me a new one tomorrow morning and there would be no charge. There was some sort of issue with the manufacturer of the inverter which would take some time to resolve I guess. So
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came back the next day with a brand new unit and stated that no need for me to have to wait. He will deal with the company himself and I was good to go! Still no cost to me. You just can't beat that kind customer service!!
- Duane B.

Excellent plan, explanation, service. The new system works great, and provides us with endless hot water when the sun is shining, and a large tank full of solar-heated water that lasts until the sun is shining again. If it's cloudy for too long, or we use too much hot water, the gas fired tank comes on.
They did all the paperwork we needed to get the Made in Minnesota rebate and to get the Federal tax deduction
- Ellen J.

The purchase with
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was great from start to finish. Everyone we worked with there was very friendly and professional. They showed up on time in nearly all cases, and when they were slightly delayed, they called in advance to let us know.
The crew that did the install worked with us to ensure the conduits were installed in the least obtrusive fashion and even painted all the conduits to match the house color (with our paint of course). The crew arrived promptly when they said they would, called a few minutes in advance so we could get our dog put in the house and cleaned up each day before leaving. They even let us know about a leak in our solar pool heater that had been wasting water so we could call the other vendor to come fix it. The install took 2.5 days (a little less than they estimated).
We also asked for a
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clearance from SunPower (not something they normally do) and
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worked with SunPower directly to get us what we wanted and let us hold back our final payment until that arrived.
There was a slight problem with the system not producing up to specs initially and although we didn't notice, the Capitol City folks saw the issue through the SunPower monitoring system and called us to set up a time to come out and fix it which they did the next day. Since then the system has been producing power as we expected, with several days with a net negative bill. Using the SunPower system definitely paid off as my system starts up earlier and shuts down later than my next door neighbor who went with Solar City. The SunPower monitoring system uses a power line network adapter and requires an ethernet connection to your network router. The monitoring web page is very easy to use and informative.
This was an very positive experience for us and if we ever need to put solar panels on another house we'll definitely call Capitol City.
- Jane W.

Aztec Solar made the process of getting solar installed at my residence a breeze.
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Crumpley was very professional and all of my questions were answered honestly . The installation took only one day and his crew were very considerate of my property and my time. I have had my solar panel for about a month now and have just received my first electric bill

" WOW" . I would recommend AZTEC SOLAR to anyone in Texas looking for solar energy installation for their home or business.

- Belinda M.

The sales person was very informative and helpful, but the quote was extremely high compared to their competition. Pressure to sign quickly is a red flag for me. The equipment in the quote is of high quality. Get a few quotes before choosing
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After signing contract, did not hear from office (2 weeks) then get a call saying we will be there tomorrow. They workers went above and beyond the job requirements and did an outstanding job.
- Steve S.

First of all, I wanted to say that I was able to take advantage of the offer on Angie's List for $1,000 for a $2,000 Credit Toward a Solar Panel Installation since I was getting a 6.6 kW system installed. A very nice coupon! I started discussing the solar installation with
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in early August. After collecting the basic information on my house location and providing him with the last 12 months of my electricity use he sent back a proposal for a 21 panel system that should produce 111% of my energy needs for the year. The proposal he sent back was not a 1 pager, it was 14 pages plus 4 pages on the specs for the solar panels and inverter, very detailed! I told him that I was interested in rounding out the system to 24 panels (3 rows of 8) knowing that the solar panels do degrade over time (they provide that math upfront too). He agreed and quickly turned around and provided me with a proposal for 24 panels that was estimated to produce 129% of my energy needs for the year. I must add the disclaimer that I'm already a very low user of energy. I have a 4 bedroom house and I only used ~7,500 kWh of electricity in the past year. This is why I'm able to have a system installed that has the potential to cover 100% of my energy needs with a Solar Buyback plan from the retail utility company. After providing a down payment, a couple of their folks came over and made measurements and looked in my attic so that they could get the numbers needed for detailed plans. It took a few weeks to get the plans finished. After that, the plans were provided to the
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to sign off on. The
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was very impressed with the thorough information provided by company. With the
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signing off, the company got permits from the city for installation of the system. I also received an Interconnection agreement from CenterPoint Energy that I had to sign off on since the solar system will be pushing power to the grid when I'm not using it. The installation occurred on a Friday, the crew of 7 worked hard all day. On Monday a foreman with the company came out to install a Wifi antenna on the Inverter so that both they and I could monitor the system online. There is a home station that is directly connected to the modem in my house that receives the wireless signal from the inverter. On Tuesday CenterPoint came out and inspected the system and approved it.
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met me at lunchtime with a nice binder with all the material you could ever want on the system for my records and we activated the system. This is only the third full day that I've had the system and it's produced from 26.5 to 31 kWh a day. It's a lot of fun to see how much electricity your system is producing and you can even monitor it from an app on your smart phone! From my initial discussion with
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, to the actual functioning system, it was just under 2 months. A lot of things have to happen in that time, I've hit all the major ones above, so you have to be patient with the installation of a system like this. My thanks to all of the folks from
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who installed a system for me that allows me to produce my own energy without any pollution to the environment!

- Robert S.

Solar Panel Companies in Des Plaines, IL

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3W Enterprises, LLC

214 Orleans st.

Abt Electronics

1200 N Milwaukee Ave

ACA Roofing & Construction Inc

3433 N Pontiac Ave

Ailey Solar Electric

2416 S Ridgeway

Air Blue Heating and Cooling

551 N Wolf Rd

Air Team Corp HVAC

10832 S 76th Ave

All Electric Systems

10800 S Emerald

All Quality Inc

6348 N Milwaukee Ave

All Services Electric, LLC

15774 S LaGrange Rd
Orland Park

Alste Electric Inc

1016 Castle Dr

Alternative Energy Solutions

1923 Heron ave

AMB Roofing & Sheetmetal

2516 Hiller Ridge

AMD Remodeling And Painting

1924 73 Road Court
Elmwood Park


24643 john adams dr.

Anderson Property Services

749 Verdi st

Art Electrical and HVAC Inc

1503 E Thacker St
Des Plaines

Artec Construction Inc

1275 Studio Ln



AWE Air Water Energy

295 Carlton Dr
Carol Stream

awesome roofing

1015 clark street



Bob Stellwagen Elec. Contractor

39 West 230 Route 64
Saint Charles

Bohlen Electric

3842 North Mozart

Boost Your Eco LLC

18 S. Michigan

Bravo Electric

4307 RFD
Lake Zurich

Bruce Electric Co.

21W330 Petersen Ave.

Building Energy Experts

7300 Great Hill Rd
Crystal Lake

Building Services of Chicago

2000 S 25th Ave

Carey Electrical Contractors

3407 Waukegan Rd

Century Bay Builders Inc

27864 Irma Lee Cir Ste 103
Lake Forest

Chicago Pro, Inc.

2174 Gladstone Ct, Suite B
Glendale Heights

Choice Renovations LLC

101 S. Westmore Ave.

D G R Construction, INC

Country Club Hills


2031 Johns Dr

DeChant Building Performance

4740 N. Cumberland Avenue #186

Dellinger Electric, Inc.

16476 W Brockman Ave

Diemy Construction

2238 W Cermak Rd

Eichele and Valene Remodeling

30W270 Butterfield Rd

Electrical Concepts

PO Box 5282

Energy Systems Management, Inc.

6819 North Mendota Ave.

EnergyMen Inc.

220 W Huron

Environmental Comfort Team Inc

2208 Magnolia Ln

Fineline Construction Group

10S 059 Schoger Dr

Fused Building Solutions LLC

4750 N Sheridan Rd

Granite Leaders

650 chase ave
Elk Grove Village

Green Clean

P.O. Box 221482

Green Power Works, Inc.

6124 N Milwaukee Ave

GSHA Services, LTD

11 N Skokie Hwy
Lake Bluff

Handy Frannie

117 S Owen St
Mount Prospect

Harmony Residential Construction

1623 Dempster St


308 E South St

IBN, Inc.

738 E. Dundee Road #323

Inferno Heating, Cooling, Electrical

7036 W 157th St
Orland Park

InTown Electric Inc

900 E Euclid Ave
Arlington Heights

iWire Chicago

2617 N Albany Ave


6921 W 110th St

Jayrock Services LLC

1650 N Randall Rd

Johns Electric Troubleshooting

5643 N. St. Louis Ave.



Kapital Electric, Inc.

1240 Mark Street

Kobez Co.

1813 Vivian Way Ct.

Landmark Renovations

1234 Center St
Downers Grove

Leahy Construction

618 Hannah Ave.
Forest Park

m2 Creative Management Solutions

333 W Hubbard ST


1201 W Adams St

MB Design & Build

3628 N Western Ave

MC Associates & Developments

2621 W. Greenwood Avenue

Midwest Energy Systems

91 S Lively Blvd
Elk Grove Village

Millennium Solar Electric Inc

242 Main St
Park Forest

Monkey Wrench Services

25179 W IL Route 173

MSH Remodeling, Inc.

450 Frontage Rd
Downers Grove

Murphy's Window & Sunrooms

10359 S Pulaski Road

Nationwide Electrical Const & Maint

10842 S Michigan Ave

Nyberg Exteriors

1213 E Sayles Dr




3447 Prairie Ave

Perfect Temp Control

74 Bradrock Dr
Des Plaines

Pinscher Construction

905 Greenwood Rd.

PMN Heating and Cooling, Inc.

6240 W Grace St

Premier Heating

3506 N Hamlin Ave

Priority Energy

538 Busse Pkwy
Park Ridge


4115 n richmond

Russ Lundin Roofing

80 Burr Ridge Parkway

RZI inc.

5940 Ridge ave

S & J Electric

596 Waterford dr



Sharp Electric

PO Box 398
Lake Zurich



Solatube by Solar*Brite Ltd

3613 SE Overton Drive

Solergy LLC

10 N Martingale Rd Ste 400


Park Ridge

SPS Enviro

3128 S 61st Avenue

SPS Enviro

3128 S 61st Ave

STAR Technology

2718 s Trumbull Av

SunWorks LLC

1420 Winston Dr.
Buffalo Grove

Tesla Solar Technologies

3925 Triumvera Drive



Toro Builders Corp.

5412 W. Roosevelt

Trela Roofing and Remodeling

3148 West 92nd Street
Evergreen Park

TREVOR Property Management

6217 S. Kimbark Ave

Trotta Specialty Construction Inc.

1921 W. Lake St

Ultra Handy, Inc.

524 Ridgewood Lane
Buffalo Grove


624 N. Second St.

Upraisin Inc

2417 w. Warren Blvd

Vanguard Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

453 S. Vermont Street

Velocity Software LLC.

1919 Highland Ave.

Waukegan Roofing Co Inc

1320 Gladstone Ave

Wicked Remodeling

Crystal Lake

Woodstar Energy LLC

513 Rose Ave
Des Plaines

XAANX Consultancy

939 w north ave

Zera Inc.

3001 W. Gunnison

Zero Cost Energy

1205 Highland Blvd
Hoffman Estates

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