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"We have a 20 year lease with
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
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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Angie's Answers

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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 Rainier

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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
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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
Rainier Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
. 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.

All Solar Panel Installers in Rainier, OR

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1 SolTech

1920 Diplomat Dr

Adams General Construction

410 NE 3rd St
Mcminnville

AMA Construction Group

2272 SE Brookwood Ave
Hillsboro

Aylwin Construction

3144 SE Tualatin Valley Hwy
Hillsboro

Bateman Construction

4991 SW Nevada Ct
Portland

BLAND CONSTRUCTION

PO Box 1010 Canby
Canby

Boiler Bay Mechanical LLC

28712 SE Wk Anderson Rd
Gresham

CLACKAMAS ELECTRIC INC

PO Box 51
Beavercreek

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

DODSON CONSTRUCTION LLC

2026 SE BEAVER CREEK LN
Troutdale

Encompass Construction & Maintenance Services

16076 S Harding Rd
Oregon City

Energy Unlimited LLC

38888 Pioneer Blvd
Sandy

Evergreen Building Systems

2815 SE 63rd Ave
Portland

Evergreen Renovations

14605 SW Bonanza Ct
Beaverton

Extreme Clean Brothers

13708 se Claybourne St.
Portland

Faison Energy Solutions LLC

1827 NE 44th Ave
Portland

Frontline Electric, Inc

1150 SE Laura Dr
Gresham

GEN-CON INC

PO BOX 25553
Portland

Green Planet Construction, LLC

po Box 246
Lake Oswego

Gresham Roofing and Construction

2229 NE Burnside St #128
Gresham

HARLEN'S DRYWALL CO

14615 NE 13th Ct

Haskin Electric Inc

5317 NE St Johns Rd

Homemasters

7225 SW Bonita
Tigard

Imagine Energy LLC

2409 N Kerby Ave
Portland

Interstate All Battery Center

1225 NE 48th Ave
Hillsboro

LakeRidge Exteriors LLC

16921 SE Tristin Ave.
Happy Valley

Liberty Electric

11774 SE Jennifer Street
Clackamas

Light Benders-Solatube

12825 SW Beaverdam Rd
Beaverton

Meoak Contracting LLC

16491 Hiram AVe

Mike Bowlin Concrete

14220 SE Foster Rd
Dayton

Mr. Sun Solar

804 N. Alberta St
Portland

My Own 2 Hands

185th Ave
Beaverton

NATURAL LIGHT SKYLIGHT CO

8421 SW 59TH AVE.
Portland

Neil Kelly Design Build Remodeling

804 N Alberta St
Portland

Net Zero Impact

10508 Exeter Ave NE

New World Inc

3439 NE SANDY BLVD STE 689
Portland

Orient Electric

30532 SE Bluff Rd
Gresham

Permit-It.com

PO Box 998

QUALITY WINDOW WASHING

16613 SE FISHER DR

Richart Family, Inc.

14600 NE 20TH AVE

RS Energy

20915 SW 105th Avenue
Tualatin

RUPP FAMILY CONSTRUCTION , INC

29030 SW Town Center Loop E
Wilsonville

Sakura Solar

2440 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland

Solar Universe-Portland

556 Sommerset Rd

SolTerra Systems

3220 1st Ave S

Solterra Systems Inc

79 SE Taylor St
Portland

Stalcup Roofing

27492 S Kinzy Rd
Estacada

Steve Zielinski, General Contractor

1414 SE 40th Ave
Portland

Stride Construction

9222 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland

Structurz,Inc.

pmb 606/8002 Ne hwy 99 ste b

Sunbridge Solar

1631 NE Broadway #320
Portland

Sunlight Solar Energy, Inc. (Portland)

402 S. Beavercreek Rd
Oregon City

SUNSET HEATING & COOLING INC

0607 SW IDAHO ST
Portland

Sunset Solar Electric LLC

1535 NW 136th Ave.
Portland

Synchro Solar

1339 SE 8th Avenue
Portland

Van Specialties Inc

19400 SW 125th Ct
Tualatin

VPE Electrical Services

8317 NE 126th Ave.

West Side Electric Co Inc

1834 Southeast 8th Ave
Portland

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