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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 Des Plaines

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I would like to start off by first stating that I
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’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
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multiple opportunities to
fix problems with their business practices. I have submitted 2 complaints with
the Better Business Bureau involving
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. 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
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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,
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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
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employee who wanted to set up the monitoring of my solar
panels. I returned from vacation on
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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
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upon my return to assist me in monitoring my
solar panels. A technician was sent out to my residence on
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. 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
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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
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employee acknowledged
having issues reading the operation of my solar panels. I feel
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should be held responsible,
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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.
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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
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that respect. I just
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’t see how
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doesn’t
accept responsibility. To the future solar customers, my military brothers and
sisters, I DO NOT RECOMMEND conducting business with
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. 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
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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 Des Plaines, IL

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1 SolTech

1920 Diplomat Dr

3W Enterprises, LLC

214 Orleans st.
Carpentersville

Abt Electronics

1200 N Milwaukee Ave
Glenview

ACA Roofing & Construction Inc

3433 N Pontiac Ave
Chicago

Ailey Solar Electric

2416 S Ridgeway
Chicago

Air Blue Heating and Cooling

551 N Wolf Rd
Wheeling

Air Team Corp HVAC

10832 S 76th Ave
Worth

All Quality Inc

6348 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago

All Services Electric, LLC

15774 S LaGrange Rd
Orland Park

Alste Electric Inc

1016 Castle Dr
Glenview

Alternative Energy Solutions

1923 Heron ave
Schaumburg

AMB Roofing & Sheetmetal

2516 Hiller Ridge
Johnsburg

AMD Remodeling And Painting

1924 73 Road Court
Elmwood Park

American Virtual Associates

304 Whitelaw Avenue
East Alton

aminadab

24643 john adams dr.
Plainfield

Anderson Property Services

749 Verdi st
Woodstock

Art Electrical and HVAC Inc

1503 E Thacker St
Des Plaines

Artec Construction Inc

1275 Studio Ln
Deerfield

Artisan Electrical Services

1 unpublished ln
Berwyn

ASN ELECTRIC

1511 N CONVENT
Bourbonnais

AWE Air Water Energy

295 Carlton Dr
Carol Stream

B- ELECTRIC

8125 SKOKIE BLVD
Skokie

Bohlen Electric

3842 North Mozart
Chicago

Boost Your Eco LLC

847 N. Hermitage Ave
Chicago

Boy's Electric

14797 Martin Dr

Bravo Electric

4307 RFD
Lake Zurich

Bruce Electric Co.

21W330 Petersen Ave.
Lombard

Building Energy Experts

7300 Great Hill Rd
Crystal Lake

Building Services of Chicago

2000 S 25th Ave
Broadview

Carey Electrical Contractors

3407 Waukegan Rd
Mchenry

Century Bay Builders Inc

18528 W Country Ct
Libertyville

Dellinger Electric, Inc.

16476 W Brockman Ave
Lincolnshire

Diemy Construction

2238 W Cermak Rd
Chicago

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

Earth Wind And Solar Energy LLC

2350 W Grand Ave
Chicago

Eichele and Valene Remodeling

30W270 Butterfield Rd
Warrenville

Electrical Concepts

PO Box 5282
Hinsdale

Energy Systems Management, Inc.

2528 West 110th Place
Chicago

Energy360 Solutions Inc

781 Dillon Dr.
Wood Dale

EnergyMen Inc.

220 W Huron
Chicago

Environmental Comfort Team Inc

2208 Magnolia Ln
Elgin

Fineline Construction Group

10S 059 Schoger Dr
Naperville

Gay-Cierge

Chicago

Green Power Works, Inc.

6124 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago

GSHA Services, LTD

11 N Skokie Hwy
Lake Bluff

Harmony Residential Construction

1623 Dempster St
Evanston

HomePro Exteriors, Inc.

113 McHenry Road
Buffalo Grove

HUCKLEBERRYFINNREPAIR SERVICE

308 E South St
Peotone

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
Chicago

J&A ROMANDO

6921 W 110th St
Worth

Jayrock Services LLC

1650 N Randall Rd
Aurora

Johns Electric Troubleshooting

5643 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago

K. H. RENOVATIONS, INC.

205 CASS AVE
Westmont

Kapital Electric, Inc.

1240 Mark Street
Bensenville

Keenan Exteriors, Inc.

626 N Waiola Ave
La Grange Park

Kobez Co.

1813 Vivian Way Ct.

Leahy Construction

618 Hannah Ave.
Forest Park

m2 Creative Management Solutions

333 W Hubbard ST
Chicago

MARGOS INC.

Mount Prospect

MAX ELECTRIC LLC

1201 W Adams St
Chicago

MB DESIGN & BUILD

3628 N Western Ave
Chicago

MC Associates & Developments

2621 W. Greenwood Avenue
Waukegan

Midwest Energy Systems

91 S Lively Blvd
Elk Grove Village

Millennium Solar Electric Inc.

242 Main St.
Park Forest

MSH Remodeling, Inc.

450 Frontage Rd
Downers Grove

Murphy's Window & Sunrooms

10359 S Pulaski Road
Chicago

Nationwide Electrical Const & Maint

10842 S Michigan Ave
Chicago

Nyberg Exteriors

1213 E Sayles Dr
Palatine

On the Side Heating and Air Conditioning

501 Longfellow Ave.
Glen Ellyn

OZ MECHANICAL SERVICES INC

3447 Prairie Ave
Brookfield

Perfect Temp Control

74 Bradrock Dr
Des Plaines

PMN Heating and Cooling, Inc.

6240 W Grace St
Chicago

Premier Heating

3506 N Hamlin Ave
Chicago

Priority Energy

538 Busse Pkwy
Park Ridge

Renaissance Handyman Services

401 E 32nd St.
Chicago

Repairoilogy

4115 n richmond
Chicago

RIDGID CONSULTING & CONSTRUCTION, CORP

728 E. Northwest Hwy
Palatine

Robert Bair Plumbing Heating & Air

447 Rogers St
Downers Grove

Russ Lundin Roofing

80 Burr Ridge Parkway
Willowbrook

RZI inc.

5940 Ridge ave
Berkeley

SCHMIDT PLUMBING & MEDICAL GAS

682 CHANNEL
Barrington

Sharp Electric

PO Box 398
Lake Zurich

Solar Brite Ltd

3613 S.E. Overton Drive
Richmond

SOLAR SERVICE INC

7312 N MILWAUKEE AVE
Niles

SOLARA SYSTEMS INC

58 N CANNONBALL TR
Bristol

Solergy LLC

10 N Martingale Rd Ste 400
Schaumburg

SPOTLIGHT INC

721 PARK PLAINE AVE
Park Ridge

STAR Technology

2718 s Trumbull Av

SunWorks LLC

1420 Winston Dr.
Buffalo Grove

Tesla Solar Technologies

3925 Triumvera Drive
Glenview

THE RENOVATION COMPANY, INC.

1874 JOHNS DRIVE
Glenview

Thermatronic Inc.

407 Chukker Ct
Wheeling

TMCM Construction

7901 W. Park Ave.
Niles

Toro Builders Corp.

5412 W. Roosevelt
Chicago

Trela Roofing and Remodeling

3148 W 92nd St
Evergreen Park

Trotta Specialty Construction Inc.

1921 W. Lake St
Chicago

Ultra Handy, Inc.

524 Ridgewood Lane
Buffalo Grove

UNIQUE INDOOR COMFORT INC

624 N. Second St.
Libertyville

Upraisin Inc

2417 w. Warren Blvd
Chicago

Waukegan Roofing Co Inc

1320 Gladstone Ave
Waukegan

Woodstar Energy LLC

513 Rose Ave
Des Plaines

X-ess Exteriors

375 S IL Rte 83
Grayslake

Zera Inc.

3001 W. Gunnison
Chicago

Zero Cost Energy

1205 Highland Blvd
Hoffman Estates

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