Rainier Solar Panel Installation Articles

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We contacted this company to install a ground mount solar system.
This was our experience.
April 17th 2014 – Signed contract & paid deposit of $15k
May 27th 2014 – After numerous unanswered calls & emails we received a
bill from
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of
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& Solar. When we responded that
the first month’s bill was supposed to come after installation &
nothing has been installed our salesman,
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, called. He
said the city was considering it a structure. We advised
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that we
have pulled special use permits in the past for structures.
June 9th 2014 - We met with
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, Senior Planner for the City of
North Richland Hills. He gave
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the information to apply for a
special use permit.
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24th 2014 –
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, COO of
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& Solar, called us & advised that he could move
the solar panels to a different location that the city would approve.
He also said he could enclose the solar panels due to the fact that we
would have to remove a loafing shed in that location. I agreed as long
as it would be enclosed.
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27th 2014 - We responded to an email from our salesman,
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, regarding the
new structure. We asked to verify the pitch, height & enclosing the
sides.
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responded with the pitch & the height. He said he
would check with
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on enclosing the sides.
August 14th 2014 - After more unreturned phone calls & emails we sent an
email requesting a read receipt to everyone in the company that we had
an email for.
August 20th 2014 –
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called saying he “could” enclose it not that he “would”
I told him again I was not changing the location if it was not enclosed.
August 21th 2014 – Planning & Zoning meeting at 7pm.
We were there. No representation from
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& Solar so the city denied the permit.
So we have no solar panels but
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& Solar say we have forfeited our deposit.
- Penny L.
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We have had the solar panels for several years. They have proven to be a great investment. They give us several extra swim months. The people at
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are helpful and very responsive to any issue. After finding a soft spot on the patio roof they had the roof repaired and resolved the issue. I was so impressed with
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. He was always pleasant and attentive to my questions or concerns. They have proven to me that they stand behind their product.
- Donna S.
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My wife and I got quotes from five (5) solar panel installation companies in the area. (We even looked at purchasing wholesale - panels costs are great, but installation and getting a contractor would have been a real pain). We learned a lot from the five companies and their proposals. We eliminated one company because they proposed panels on a roof that gets less daily sun exposure (there is an instrument to measure sun exposure to roof location) than our easterly facing roof. Another company didn't specialize in solar installations - they were an HVAC company that could also install solar panels. We wanted a company that specialized in solar - their costs were higher than
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, too. A third company was eliminated because they wanted a 10% deposit before providing the final estimate to us - a "good-faith" gesture on our part (as they said). We eliminated them immediately - no other company requested anything like that. The 4th company was OK, but cautioned us their price might be higher because of their overhead which, supposedly, is the experience and expertise they use to provide great service. We did not feel that their overhead was a problem we needed to pay for. They were a fairly big company and understood the systems, but their cost was higher than
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. They also wanted to requote after I told them we had selected
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, which I thought was odd (I just didn't respond to the email). We selected
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because the price was significantly less,
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is the owner/installer/salesman, and
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obviously understood the systems. He knew on which roof to install the panels and how the system could get optimized. We felt that we just had to deal with
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on any issue since he knew all the cost, equipment, and technical details. (The other companies primarily had different people doing the installation and selling).
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is a licensed electrician, which is required for panel installation and permit approval.
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contacted proper agencies for permit approval process (ours was approved by Town of Apex).
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does not have a lot of personnel but, once they got started, they moved right along with the project. We were not in a big hurry to get the panels installed - we just wanted to make sure they were installed in time to qualify for each of the 3 rebate programs. Everyone from
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was very nice and easy to get along with. The system looks great, the installation is professional-looking, and they cleaned up well after they were done. Installation could have been done in less than one week if there hadn't been so much rain in August. we've used many contractors over the years for various projects and we would agree that
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was the correct selection for our solar panels. Professional, very qualified, nice - everything you hope to get when you contract out a project. Yes, we'd use them again.


- Mark M.
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I contacted
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via the solar panel manufacturer as they are a local installer/ distributor.
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, the owner, came on site to audit the sun exposure and take measurement. Based on that, we iterated on the quote until we were in agreement. The work went then quite quickly. It took one full day for
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to install everything on the roof and another half day to connect and test the pool connections. The product and installation are of great quality. It works perfect. The whole experience with
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was flawless and I strongly recommend this kind of product for in-ground pools.
- Anthony L.
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Salesman was courteous and assured us that we would see a substantial decrease in our energy bill. We have seen about $30 worth so far, maybe more later--we'll see. The work was done promptly and done in pretty good fashion. I just think that their price is a little on the high side for what was done.
- Michael M.
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service in 4 days, professional, excellent work, employees polite and considerate, highly recommended, had one small problem, came out the next day and cleared the problem, Top "A" service in my opinion,
As far as it goes I can not tell at this time if it was cost effective, too soon to determine,
- WC T.
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The price estimated was fair, the configuration proposed was sound, but my particular situation made the project not a fit for
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. I needed a new electrical service panel to replace one that was set in brick. I eventually went with a contractor who was ready to provide all of the construction work that complicated the project. I would ask
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back to do other solar work.
- Frank P.
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.I chose
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after interviewing 6 different Solar Companies and I am very glad that I did. One thing that you learn during the interview process is that the Solar industry is still basically in it's infancy and some companies are better prepared to take the time to instruct you on how a solar system works and how all of the components involved work and
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was the best at this. One of the other salesman that came to my house was a real estate agent who was selling solar systems on the side which wasn't a good sign and he was totally unprepared to answer any of the questions that I had. Again this is where Clear Solar excelled.
My first contact with
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was with
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Crooks who made it very easy to feel comfortable with the company and was able to immediately arrange my first meeting with Bill Bright their saleman. Bill came to the house on April 16th, 2014 fully loaded with brochures and manuals and he did an incredible job presenting in an understandable manner how a solar system worked and also how I would benefit from having a solar system installed. Not only did he answer all of my questions but he also also answered questions that I never even thought of. Remember that will receive a Federal Income Tax credit of 30% when you purchase a system which substantially reduces the upfront cost of the system.
After I decided to go with
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I immediately received an email from
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who is the Project Manager at
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who began to plot out a game plan for the installation. Ed then scheduled
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who is the Project Planner to come out to comfirm how and where the solar panels would be installed so the necessary application could be presented to the county for approval. Once
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received the approved permits back for the county Ed
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then scheduled the installation of the solar system for
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28th and
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29th which was an indication of how busy
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was which is a very good sign considering that one of the companies I interviewed said that they could come out the following week which is not a good sign.
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headed up the installation of the system and he was here on the morning of
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28th with 2 assistants and they were able to install the system in 2 days as promised. They were incredibly polite and efficient and after they left you would have never known anyone was here. A few days later, August 5th,
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from
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was here to assist the County with their inspection and that went very smooth. This inspection is critical because it is then submitted to PG&E for review which will allow the system to become operational. Less than week later, 08/11, i was informed that the system was now operational and i was producing electricity and I immediately ran outside to watch my meter run backwards!!
I named all of the people that I dealt with at
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because they are all a group of the most professional, educated and very nice individuals that I have ever dealt with in any other previous purchase that I have ever made.
One additional comment worth making is that some of the Solar companies attempt to have you lease the Solar System from them which means that you don't have to come up with the cash upfront to have the system installed and they present you with a schedule of how much you will pay for you Kilowatt hours generated by the system. don't EVEN CONSIDER THIS!! It is very expensive plus you do not own the system and therefore you will not be able to claim the 30% Federal Income Tax Credit for the system.
I obviously highly recommend
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should you decide that the time has come to install a solar syatem, you won't regret it for a second.


- William H.
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I was a little frustrated by the experience. My project was not a cookie cutter. It required some electrical work in addition to the solar, and the electrical work (replacing the household service panel) required some masonry because the panel is surrounded by brick. I had three problems with the bid provided: 1) the solar configuration was underconfigured. The proposed Enphase microinverters and the solar panels proposed weren't sufficient. 2) The electrical work wasn't ever actually estimated and made part of the bid. 3) The masonry part was ignored.
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didn't appear ready to meet my complete project needs even if their bid had been competitive. Which it wasn't.
In fairness to the company, this is a busy time for solar providers and my job might not have met their criteria or might have required too much overhead to be profitable, but they didn't explain it that way. They just kind of faded away after their last site visit.
- Frank P.
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More like an interview for homeowners insurance policy than a solar panel sales call with a senior sales representative asking questions, answering some of my questions but not the important ones gleaned from reading Wikipedia article on solar power, and not providing any information on her company, its track record in solar panels, etc. before leaving. Alll she gave me was her business card and I had to do all the research myself via the Internet to learn about
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She called back two days later to tell me they'd have to send an engineer down from Cincinnati to measure the retaining wall so they could make a "customized proposal we'd both be happy with." I told her they could measure any 40' x 8' wall to get what they needed and wasn't about to pay to have an engineer come down to measure the wall. She sounded disappointed but didn't seem surprised. Expected a callback but haven't heard from anyone at Icon since then.
Subsequently called SunWind Poweer Systems in Floyds Knobs, IN to give me a proposal.
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, the owner who's an engineer, measured the wall and used an instrument to determine how much sunlight it gets year-round. Then he answered all my questions, including the Wikipedia ones. Haven't had their quote yet, but this is what I was looking for from
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- Bob I.
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All Solar Panel Installers in Rainier, OR

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1 SolTech

1920 Diplomat Dr
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1800REMODEL

5850 West Third St.
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Adams General Construction

410 NE 3rd St
Mcminnville, OR

AMA Construction Group

2272 SE Brookwood Ave
Hillsboro, OR

Aylwin Construction

3144 SE Tualatin Valley Hwy
Hillsboro, OR

Bateman Construction

4991 SW Nevada Ct
Portland, OR

BLAND CONSTRUCTION

PO Box 1010 Canby
Canby, OR

Boiler Bay Mechanical LLC

28712 SE Wk Anderson Rd
Gresham, OR

CLACKAMAS ELECTRIC INC

PO Box 51
Beavercreek, OR

Cravenho Construction & Building

PO Box 20492
Keizer, OR

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis, IN

DODSON CONSTRUCTION LLC

2026 SE BEAVER CREEK LN
Troutdale, OR

EcoBest Home Improvements

8415 NE 8th Ave
Vancouver, WA

Encompass Construction & Maintenance Services

16076 S Harding Rd
Oregon City, OR

Energy Unlimited LLC

38888 Pioneer Blvd
Sandy, OR

Evergreen Building Systems

2815 SE 63rd Ave
Portland, OR

Evergreen Renovations

14605 SW Bonanza Ct
Beaverton, OR

Evo2Go/ Evo2Go Solar

PO Box 65399
Vancouver, WA

Extreme Clean Brothers

13708 se Claybourne St.
Portland, OR

Faison Energy Solutions LLC

1827 NE 44th Ave
Portland, OR

FISHER BUILDERS LLC

Portland, OR

Frontline Electric, Inc

1150 SE Laura Dr
Gresham, OR

GEN-CON INC

PO BOX 25553
Portland, OR

Green Rising Construction, LLC

PO Box 7276
Salem, OR

Green Planet Construction, LLC

po Box 246
Lake Oswego, OR

Gresham Roofing and Construction

2229 NE Burnside St #128
Gresham, OR

HARLEN'S DRYWALL CO

14615 NE 13th Ct
Vancouver, WA

Haskin Electric Inc

5317 NE St Johns Rd
Vancouver, WA

Hometown Exterior Designs, LLC

P.O. Box 2241
Battle Ground, WA

Imagine Energy LLC

2409 N Kerby Ave
Portland, OR

Interstate All Battery Center

1225 NE 48th Ave
Hillsboro, OR

Lafayette Auto Body & RV Repair

204 3rd St
Lafayette, OR

LakeRidge Exteriors LLC

16921 SE Tristin Ave.
Happy Valley, OR

Liberty Electric, LLC

10796 SE Highway 212
Clackamas, OR

Light Benders-Solatube

12825 SW Beaverdam Rd
Beaverton, OR

Meoak Contracting LLC

16491 Hiram AVe
Oregon City, Or

Mike Bowlin Concrete

14220 SE Foster Rd
Dayton, OR

Mr. Sun Solar

804 N. Alberta St
Portland, OR

My Own 2 Hands

185th Ave
Beaverton, OR

Neil Kelly Co

15573 SW Bangy Rd
Lake Oswego, OR

Net Zero Impact

10508 Exeter Ave NE
Seattle, WA

New World Inc

3439 NE SANDY BLVD STE 689
Portland, OR

Northwest Quality Roofing LLC

1937 NE 2nd St
Bend, OR

Orient Electric

30532 SE Bluff Rd
Gresham, OR

Pacific NW Energy Solutions

237 NE Chkalov DR
Vancouver, WA

Permit-It.com

PO Box 998
Washougal, WA

QUALITY WINDOW WASHING

16613 SE FISHER DR
Vancouver, WA

Richart Family, Inc.

14600 NE 20TH AVE
Vancouver, WA

RS Energy

20915 SW 105th Avenue
Tualatin, OR

RUPP FAMILY CONSTRUCTION , INC

29030 SW Town Center Loop E
Wilsonville, OR

Sakura Solar

2440 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR

See It N 3D Design & Technical Illustrations

500 Los Faroles , Carr 861
Miami, FL

Solar Universe-Portland

556 Sommerset Rd
Woodland, WA

SolTerra Systems

3220 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA

Solterra Systems Inc

79 SE Taylor St
Portland, OR

Stalcup Roofing

27492 S Kinzy Rd
Estacada, OR

Steve Zielinski, General Contractor

1414 SE 40th Ave
Portland, OR

Stride Construction

9222 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR

Structurz,Inc.

pmb 606/8002 Ne hwy 99 ste b
Vancouver, WA

Sunbridge Solar

1631 NE Broadway #320
Portland, OR

Sunlight Solar Energy, Inc. (Portland)

402 S. Beavercreek Rd
Oregon City, OR

SUNSET HEATING & COOLING INC

0607 SW IDAHO ST
Portland, OR

Sunset Solar Electric LLC

1535 NW 136th Ave.
Portland, OR

Sustainable Solutions Unlimited Inc.

PO Box 14273
Portland, OR

Synchro Solar

1339 SE 8th Avenue
Portland, OR

Van Specialties Inc

19400 SW 125th Ct
Tualatin, OR

VPE Electrical Services

8317 NE 126th Ave.
Vancouver, WA

West Side Electric Co Inc

1834 Southeast 8th Ave
Portland, OR

Wire Nutz Electrical Services, LLC

13023 NE Hwy 99
Vancouver, WA

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