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"with our first meeting with the salesman, they said you will cut your electric bill in half, no money up front, and a 25 year lease. they said you would produce" electric during the day and sell it back to the power company, if you produced more than you would use at night you would receive a check at the end of the month, they said you would lease the solar panels from them and they handle all maintenance and installation. sounds like a good deal right? they have you sign some papers to get started, but they don't leave you a copy of the contract a few weeks later they call and ask you to OK a contract over the phone. it was a 20 page contract but they only go over some of the details. then they E mail the contract well after the 5 days you have to cancel the contract. when you open the contract you discover that there is a 2.9%price increase every year, it is not a lease, they own all of the equipment, It turns out they own all of the electric the system produces, you have to purchase the power from them. talk about a bait and switch, I would not recommend this service to anyone, they work for SUNNOVA ENERGY

-Thomas O.

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was very good about changing schedules to work around other construction. Technition on time, worked very fast, was very nice and did great work. Price was reasonable.

-Phil R.

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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 Island Lake

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I responded to one of the many ads on Sirius/XM and was happy to learn that the company was in the Las Vegas area. The person who answered the telephone responded to all of my questions and sent a sales person to meet with me and my wife. That sales person was very professional, knowledgeable and thorough. We consummated a deal, signed the paperwork, and the rest was handled by
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. They contacted our
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for approval and handled all permitting with
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After approximately three months, as projected, they sent their installers to our house. It took about three days for the installation to be completed. Following that, they sent in other employees to program the energy monitoring modules so we can visualize the functions from our computer.
Whenever we had any questions or concerns,
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responded quickly and honestly. They exceeded our expectations in every way possible. There was no hype or over-selling. Everything was completed to our satisfaction, exactly how it was represented initially by our salesperson.
In conclusion, my wife and I are very happy to recommend
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without hesitation. They are a quality company.

- Fredric A.
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We have been using M&K for over 10 years. We occasionally get a leak with our system and they do a great job. They are prompt in responding. Price is always reasonable.
- Susan O.
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He was early, professional, degreed, very knowledgeable and informative. I am strongly considering hiring this company to assist with my solar project.
- Marc K.
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They called, at my request, and first asked what my husband does. I don't have a husband and why does this matter? They then wanted to know what my credit rating is. I said that I would be paying cash and not financing a solar installation so it was irrelevant. The salesman wouldn't let it go after I firmly told him I wasn't going to divulge that information (my credit rating is 800+ so it wasn't a matter of not having credit). He still wouldn't let it go. Exasperated, I finally hung up. Too intrusive, too many assumptions. No thanks.
- Sally S.
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We have a 20 year lease with
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for a solar system. To take advantage of their best offer, we paid a lump sum up front for the lease. They installed the system in 2012. Due to a poor installation (exposed wires on the roof) the system failed within the first year. Service was down for approximately a week during repairs. The system has failed several times since, but their technical support has been able to fix the problem from their facility. On January 8, 2015, the system failed again. This time it took several phone calls over a week to get them to react to the problem. We were told
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does not inventory spare parts and we had to wait for a part to be ordered. After several more weeks and approximately six phone calls later, we were told the part would not arrive until around January 30th. Once the part arrived at their facility, they would call us to schedule an appointment. I have contacted their customer service management and they are not willing to do anything to expedite the repair. By the time our unit is repaired it will have been down a month. Although we have a guarantee on the system output, we will have to wait until the installation anniversary before we can get any credit. Meantime, we will have to pay the electric company for a full month of electricity usage.
- Meredith T.
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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
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a picture of the house. The price is up to $9000.
- CHARLENE B.
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I would like to start off by first stating that I
Island Lake 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
Island Lake 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
Island Lake 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
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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,
Island Lake 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
Island Lake Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
employee who wanted to set up the monitoring of my solar
panels. I returned from vacation on
Island Lake 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
Island Lake 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
Island Lake 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
Island Lake Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
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
Island Lake 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
Island Lake Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
employee acknowledged
having issues reading the operation of my solar panels. I feel
Island Lake Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked

should be held responsible,
Island Lake 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.
Island Lake Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
didn't exercise due diligence when a monitoring problem was
discovered in
Island Lake Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
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
Island Lake Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
that respect. I just
Island Lake Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
’t see how
Island Lake 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
Island Lake Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
. Learn
from my mistake and save yourself the headache.

- Jared K.

All Solar Panel Installers in Island Lake, 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

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

Bob Stellwagen Elec. Contractor

39 W 230 Route 64
Saint Charles

Bohlen Electric

3842 North Mozart
Chicago

Boost Your Eco LLC

847 N. Hermitage Ave
Chicago

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

Chart House Energy LLC

200 Viridian Dr

D G R Construction, INC

Country Club Hills

Dellinger Electric, Inc.

16476 W Brockman Ave
Lincolnshire

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

Greenify Custom

5717 George
Richmond

GSHA Services, LTD

11 N Skokie Hwy
Lake Bluff

HomePro Exteriors, Inc.

113 McHenry Road
Buffalo Grove

HUCKLEBERRYFINNREPAIR SERVICE

308 E South St
Peotone

iWire Chicago

2617 N Albany Ave
Chicago

J&A ROMANDO

6921 W 110th St
Worth

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

MAX ELECTRIC LLC

1201 W Adams St
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

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

Priority Energy

538 Busse Pkwy
Park Ridge

Repairoilogy

4115 n richmond
Chicago

RIDGID CONSULTING & CONSTRUCTION, CORP

728 E. Northwest Hwy
Palatine

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

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

The Pampering Plumber

13128 State Road 54

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

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

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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