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, they took care of all the detsils, from NEM application to closed of permits. It was" a smooth transaction, worry free and best, they will work and accomodate your wish, especially if you have concerns with roof penetration and asthetic look and
out of pvc pipes. I have the neatest non-noticeable PV system installation in the neighboorhood.

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"Installers called when they were on the way. Arrived as scheduled and began work immediately. They had two installers on the roof installing the brackets, solar" panels, and plumbing. They were very careful to make sure to find the roof trusses to fasten the brackets to so they would be very secure and there would be not leaks. As well, mastic was used to seal carefully around the lag bolts. All roof plumbing is black to maximize the solar impact, and provide a very neat, clean installation. While the roof panel installation was going on, there was a separate installer working on the connections to the pool plumbing. Every piece was carefully laid out and fitted. A level was used to make sure all vertical plumbing was truly straight, as well as all horizontal plumbing was level. He even used the level to make sure all of the valves were perfect! The wiring for the automatic valve and digital controls was done extremely neatly and is unobtrusive as possible. The entire system was checked carefully to make sure there were no leaks anywhere. The installers went over the controls and explained all of the valves carefully. All parts of the system are carefully labelled. This was an extremely professional installation and every visible piece makes that totally apparent. We couldn't be happier with our choice of
for the solar heating system.

-Scott 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. 

 

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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 Brighton

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This has been a very bad experience and I now wish I chose another company to do the work. They're already several months late on the delivery, and last time they responded, expected date is 2+ months out. They took 50% payment 3 months ago ($21000) and have become completely unresponsive.
I spoke to
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at the time of my signing, as I had concerns with their highly-negative yelp reviews. I was assured that those were corner cases and that installs almost never run late, and the payments are taken incrementally to pay for hardware, then installation, and final payments on approval.
I've been paying interest on this since June, and last I heard, my panels should be in sometime in October with installation another month out. The worst part? Not even so much as an email or a phone call after they took my cash.
- Brook B.
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I contacted
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in late 2014, along with two other solar contractors, to provide quotes for installing solar panels on my home. The quote from
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was slightly less per watt than the other quotes I received, and
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also took the time to answer my extensive and sometimes technical questions....More /> After the contract was signed,
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found a different option which had not been available before and would make us eligible for additional solar incentives. These new incentives will save us a considerable amount of money over the life of the solar panels. We eventually installed 16 410W panels manufactured by TenK, making us eligible for the Made in Minnesota solar incentive.
Our installation was delayed a couple months by problems getting the solar panels from the manufacturer, but the
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team worked aggressively to try to get our panels as quickly as possible. The installation itself was performed quickly and with no drama, and our solar installation has been performing better than expected.
- Peter L.
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was quick to respond to my message, we set an appointment for an estimate. I was happy with the price so set an appointment for installation of a solar fan. He installed the fan and it has made a big difference in the comfort level of the house.
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worked quickly and was careful about not leaving a mess. We have had several hard, pounding rains since the installation and have not had a leak. He knows what he's doing!
- Margaret D.
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was fantastic. They arrived on schedule and finished on schedule. They were totally responsive to all my questions and the staff were friendly and were precise in their installation. Both CEOs of the company came to my house to explain all facets of my system. This included the Fed and State rebate systems. It was seamless installation and I could not be happier. I have and would recommend this company for your solar needs.
- Ted S.
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We are installing a solar system at our home. I initially used Angie's List to select prospective bidders, and chose 3 to present bids.
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was the third.
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showed up promptly at the agreed upon time, but that is the only category I can give acceptable
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to. The presentation was extremely thin, there was uncertainty on his part as to the number of panels he was quoting, he never discussed the electronics (inverter, my existing fuse panel, locations of panels/equipment, etc). He spent more time telling me how much he liked East
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. He also insisted that I could get a tax credit for 30% of the cost of my new asphalt roof just because I was also installing a solar system. Absolutely false. I was not impressed.
The kicker came the next day when I emailed
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to thank him for his time, however we had narrowed our selection to the 2 other vendors. Even after that I received 4 more emails from him. I had previously sent an email directly to
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informing them of my opinion of the bid process, so they are certainly aware. If my experience is representative of
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, I fail to see how they have received so many glowing reviews.

- Ronald P.
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Installation of solar panels began on
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10, 2015 and was completed professionally in 2.5 days. It appears to have been done well. Unfortunately, to date (7 weeks), there has not been any further follow-up as to when it will be inspected by the town and local electric company so that it can be turned on. Meanwhile, the best time to save on solar energy (summer months) is nearly over. The entire process began in the fall of 2014 and to my disappointment, there have been other extended periods where the company has not initiated contact with the customer until it was time for the next step. This lack of contact includes telephone, email, snail mail, text and computer generated. When I have called them in frustration, they have been very responsive and solicitous. However, the major decision and major expense of installing solar energy creates consumer anxiety for me, especially with all the promises of how much money you will save. The lack of contact and handholding in any format during these gaps, even to say things are in process or I haven't been forgotten, is disturbing to me. I have expressed my dismay over these gaps several times. Of course, whomever I speak to says they understand and will pass my concerns over what I view as poor customer service on. Yet, nothing seems to change. Also, there is no point person identified for me to contact. First, there was a salesperson, then a designer, then someone else and so on. The process would be much better if one employee was the "go to" person throughout the process. Due to these delays and frustrations, I am unable to comment as to whether
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is a cost effective, responsible solar energy resource. They certainly need to learn something about customer service.
It will be interesting to see how
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responds to this posting. It's too bad it came to this.
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- Pauline R.
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Sales process was great, but the communication afterwards was absolutely pitiful. There were a few follow-up emails and then everything went to pot. I had Y.E.S. do Solar panels, service panel upgrade, whole house fan, solar attic fans and radiant
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. No one ever explained to me that some of these tasks were going to sub-contractors. So when people started calling to schedule appointments, it was awhile before I realized I was talking to different companies. The first appointment for the installation of the fans was scheduled for a Monday, and then they called and said they couldn’t do Monday but they could do that Sunday, so I left a voicemail saying that would be fine. I came back from vacation early to be there for the Sunday install and no one showed up. I had another appointment for a solar panels for that Tuesday, come Tuesday no-one ever showed up for that. Turns out these were all miscommunications. So, now I’m furious. Everyone I’ve talked to has been accommodating and apologetic, I was told the CEO would call me and try to make things right. I also asked questions and learned how the whole process was going to work, which parts of the job subcontractors were working on and how the whole service panel upgrade would work between the electrician, the city and PG&E. There should have been one project manager who explained all this to me from the beginning. Later I get an email from another employee saying she has notes in the file to make sure I am notified of all scheduling activities. A week later I replied to that email, asking if there were any updates to my scheduling. No response. The following morning my power goes off. I go outside and see the PG&E guy and an electrician. I asked them if this was a scheduled outage, they said yes. I asked them if it was an outage for my service panel upgrade, they said yes. SO, my service panel upgrade, which ended up being nearly a 7 hour power outage thanks to the city inspector. Was scheduled and I was never informed. NOT a happy camper. I called and complained again. A day or so later I did get a call from someone higher up in the company, who offered to upgrade my solar panels at no additional cost. This was a decent attempt to placate me, but I declined because what they were offering was from a different manufacturer, and I had been sold on the panels I chose because they were designed better, and was told they had better output. My solar install was scheduled for 2 days. The first day went without a hitch. The second day, the guys ran some wire and then waited for word on the solar panels. Turns out my panels and some other equipment got sent to the wrong location. So the rest of that install will need to be rescheduled. The next day my whole house fan, radiant
Brighton Solar Panel Companies Provider Name Locked
, and attic fan installation was scheduled. When the contractor shows up I find out he doesn’t install radiant
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and isn’t sure why that was on his list. Then he comes back from a trip to my attic and tells me the fan I was sold will not fit because of the way my attic is designed. As I am writing this review, my installations have not been completed. Anyone I talk to at this company is nice enough, but all of these screw ups and poor communication is absolutely unbelievable. Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. This just is my experience and maybe I’m that one super unlucky customer, but considering all that has gone wrong so far, I cannot recommend this company. It’s just not worth the headaches. If it is possible I will update this review after everything is completed. There’s still time for them to make me a happier customer.
- Cathlin D.
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I didn't want the numerous discounted electric bill programs many vendors are offering. I wanted to own outright and have install panels.
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guided the entire process thru all the registration and permitting process to completion. I am now receiving my own SREC distributions and have a zero monthly electric bill , in fact I assign my excess to my Mother's account and her bill is now zero.
I expect to have the entire system paid off within 4 1/2 to 5 years with Federal and state solar credits, SREC distribution and no electric bill plus I provide free electricity for Mom.
- Allan C.

Solar Panel Companies in Brighton, MA

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

Able Roofing

6 Weathervane Rd.
Canton

Absolute Green Energy

92 Gardener Street
Worcester

AccuAire Inc.

P.O. Box 410
Reading

Ace Residential Solar

342 North Main Street
Andover

Achieve Renewable Energy LLC

100 Cummings Ctr Ste 211C
Beverly

Affinity Construction, Inc.

25 Osgood St.
Salem

ALTERNATE ENERGY

60 Fire House Rd
Plymouth

Atlantic Heating & Air Conditioning

116 Cypress St
Brookline

Bartlett Electrical Services

56 Wood St
Hopkinton

Bay State Solar

231 Weaver St
Fall River

BILL MORIN CONSTRUCTION CO

849 MENDON RD
Northbridge

Boston Main Electrical Corp

470 Atlantic Ave
Boston

Brad Stoler

Newtonville

Brendan P Sullivan Electric

16 West St
Pembroke

BRISTOW ELECTRIC CO INC

74 FOREST ST
Attleboro

CARDOSO ELECTRICAL SERVICES

414 LOWELL ST
Wakefield

CCL Mechanical LLC

P.O. Box 541074
Waltham

Cederholm Electrical Contractors

14 Clapp Ave.
Weymouth

Connell Roofing

P.O. Box 920878
Needham

Cooling Unlimited Inc

565 Main St
Reading

Dan Mcgrath

Somerville

David J. Black Electric, LLC

741 Pulaski Blvd
Bellingham

DiOrio Builders and Designers Inc

5050 Washington St
West Roxbury

DPH Electric

67 Darrow St
Quincy

E.T. Radiant, LLC

4 Flagg Road
Acton

EASTERN SOLAR SERVICES

115 BOSTON POST ROAD
Wayland

Edward McCrohan Electrician

86 Jerome Street
Berkley

ELECTRICAL DYNAMICS INC

72 CONCORD ST
North Reading

ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY INC

400 W CUMMINGS PRK
Woburn

Evolved Mechanical LLC

650 Broadway
Malden

Faze1, Inc.

284 Amory St.
Boston

Forest Street Builders

6 Atlanta Street
Haverhill

Frank M. Prall Electric

41 Howe St
Wellesley

Gaia Worldwide

86a Sherman St

Gem Plumbing & Heating

1 Wellington Rd

Glynn Services

11 Resnik Rd
Plymouth

Halliday Construction

1408 Centre St
Roslindale

HANCOCK BUILDING ASSOCIATES INC.

248 MILL RD
Chelmsford

Hemenhalt Construction

PO Box 332
North Easton

HomePride Inc

131 Weston Rd
Lincoln

House husbands

704 bay drive

House Pro General Contractors

135 Nickerson Dr
Stoughton

Invaleon Technologies

24 Brookfield Rd.
Tewksbury

J & W CONTRACTING

1A Dunreath St
Roxbury

Joseph Kelly Electrician

368 W. Broadway
Boston

JP McCurdy Electrical Services Inc

17 Walnut Rd
Swampscott

Landmark Services Inc

326 Washington Street
Wellesley Hills

LaRose Plumbing And Heating

500A MAIN STREET
Boylston

New Day Energy

13 Foster Ln
Kingston

New Energy Solutions LLC

20 Berkshire Dr
Franklin

Next Step Living

21 Drydock Ave
Boston

Oceanview Contracting

1949 Middlesex Street
Lowell

One Solar Roof - Massachusetts

86 Sherman St
Cambridge

Peak Co Roofing

119 Neck Rd
Lancaster

PRESTO carpentry - painting - roofing

586R Hale Street < PO BOX 140>
Prides Crossing

Pro Window Cleaning

4 Clarence St.
Worcester

Puccio Electric

21 Reardon Road
Medford

Quarry Hills Plumbing & HVAC

98 Prospect St
South Easton

Quinn's Construction

1049 Lakeview Ave
Dracut

RESIDENTIAL EXTERIORS INC

61 ADAMS ST
Braintree

RICHARD P CASEY LICENSED ELECTRICIAN

27 VERMONT RD
Wilmington

Roof Diagnostics Solar of Mass, LLC

89F Washington Ave
Natick

Ryan Home Service

23 Spruce St
Kingston

S + H Construction Inc

26 New St
Cambridge

Solar Connection

PO BOX 514
Swansea

Solar Saves NE

225 Danville rd.

SOLAR SYSTEMS

81 OLD BOG RD
Plymouth

SSC Window Cleaning

42 Silver Hill Ln
Natick

Steven M Parker Electric

633 Riverside Avenue
Haverhill

SunBug Solar

411 Highland Ave
Somerville

T. Dawson Architecture

4 Jamie Ln
Hopkinton

TJ'S PLUMBING & HEATHING INC.

PO BOX 2393
Attleboro

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