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"I am giving this company a negative review. We had
install our solar panels last year in February 2014.
and
" did all of the paperwork, and were easy to work with. They insured us that the solar panels that we had installed would cover all of our energy usage and maybe even more. That we would NEVER go out of Tier 1 and we have hit Tier 3 several times. We thought that this was a great investment. Fast-forward to our current nightmare with this crooked company. We recently contacted
again because they had promised us that we would receive a rebate from
for installing solar panels within nine months. When we called to inquire about not receiving this rebate
informed us that
had stopped sending rebate checks. So after many phone calls
talked to upper management and we were told that
would pay us for this rebate and
would handle
in court themselves. They also promised us two free system checks a year and we still have not received one...a year later. We were promised work that was never completed. They reassured us that both these issues would be taken care of by the end of the week (January 2015). Here we are almost in March, still no refund check, still no solar system check, and still no help with the large
bills. My husband and I have called almost daily,
refuses to call us back and
won't return my calls at all but will briefly talk to my husband stating that he will call right back or that the issues will be taken care of. We still have no answers and no one will call us to answer our questions. The best part about this whole situation? We recently received a bill from
for $750. saying that in the last year our panels have not produced enough energy for our usage.
informed me that the paperwork that was submitted by
for right to operate was submitted with 591 kWh when our average usage is approximately 1000 kWh a month. They lied right to our faces when they said our panels would cover or come very close to covering our usage. Many of the months the panels are only producing 200kWh nothing even close to the 591kWh. In fact not one single month did we even produce 591kWh period which means the panels are not working correctly and this whole problem could of possibly been avoided if we had our maintenance checks, like promised and/or monitoring done from their place of business like we were also told we would be receiving. We spent over $27,000 to be lied to, avoided, and down right scammed. Stay away from this company at all costs and spend your money somewhere else.

-Kimberly C.

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"All the people who worked this project, from sales through installation to customer service have been very easy to work with and have answered all questions. The" installation was handled in one day with no damage to roof. Very happy so far with there service and after installation follow through.

-JOHN M.

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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 Berkeley

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Rating
The overall install was completed correctly and passed inspection. The customer service and communication was horrible.
- Kenneth N.
A

Rating
The entire installation took one day from around 8 AM until Sundown. They use a very professional and strong installation method to anchor the panels to the existing roof structure. I am fairly picky and vetted that prior to the installation and the way they went about the installation and the components they use are of very high quality and strong....More /> During daylight hours on a sunny day I am generating more than the power needed by my home and spinning the meter backwards to get money back from
Berkeley Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
Energy.
Side Note: I have gas heat, so I am not heating with electricity. Once summer comes and the AC comes on I won't be spinning the meter backwards quite as fast.
The team that did the installation was very professional and did a great job.
In February, I actually called them back out and had online monitoring installed for my system so I can observe it's performance from my Smartphone, or any browser.

- Katherine W.
F

Rating
Berkeley Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
hounded me until I agreed to use them. They changed the contract on me by crossing things off to their benefit. They were also to install 36 panels and only installed 31. Their workmanship was terrible and they made many mistakes on the electrical, getting city permits, etc. I was told that once the wiring was put in correctly that they would be out in 7-8 days to get everything up and running; they finally came back out 2 months later. I kept calling them to find out what was going on and they would hang up on me each time. I was also lied to about the billing cycle and how much kilowatt hours I used or didn't use. I tried to call them again with questions about how I was getting billed and they would pick up the phone, I would tell them my name, and they would immediately hang up on me.
- Mel K.
A

Rating
It went well. It does take a while to get this project, going with all the approvals. Once they got engaged, they get it done. As far as I can tell, they did really good work. They were very professional. They were very prompt to address any concerns that I had. They were always here on time. They told me everything that they were working on.
- Dan D.
D

Rating
Not sure he knew what he was talking about. We're not sure if he's experienced. We have a problem with roof access. He has to get to the other side through a crawl space. They can't get equipment through there. Somebody else said they could and would use the same type of equipment but were twice the price. Maybe if somebody else from
Berkeley Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
would come out and figure out how to get the equipment to the roof we would use them.
- Jerome & Linda G.
A

Rating
An appointment was made &
Berkeley Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
went over the contract. He ensured we understood all the details and tax benefits. Proceeded to explain the process of installment and permitting process. Answered our questions in regards to warranty, cost, design and future plans. Once we signed the contract paid half our cost and
Berkeley Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
installed the next day and completed the entire installation in only 3-days.
Berkeley Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
performed an inspection of the project ensuring everything was done correctly and we were satisfied with everything promised. Final payments were made and rebate checks received the next day!
- Kevin M.
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Rating
Terrible! They met with my contractor who showed them the exact space that he had built on the roof for the solar panels. It was a shingled area instead of the tiles that I had everywhere else on the roof. The panels were not supposed to be visible at all from the street. I received a variance for my pool that had to be approved by the architecture board and city planning and the solar panels were all
Berkeley Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
from the street view.
When they showed up to install the panels they decided to not use the area provided and shown to them but moved the panels to
a part of the roof covered in tile and in full view from the street. They did not notify anyone that they were doing this. They never gave us any instruction on the operation either.
When I call to complain that the panels were not in the place set for them in the approved plans they told me that no one showed them any place or plans. Called the contractor a liar and refused to move them back. They told me that they would come out and give me an estimate to move them. I was yelled at and treated extremely rudely by the sales rep
Berkeley Solar Panel Installers Provider Name Locked
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My contractor spoke with the owner who later admitted that they had known where they were supposed to go and did not get any approval for the new location. But they are still not moving them. I'm not filing complaints with the License Board.
- kerstin E.
A

Rating
The installation crew came on time. They went over the process with me including how long it would take for the work to be completed; any potential noises; and tools they will be using to do the job. After the work was completed they cleaned the place. Provided and explained maintenance options available to me to ensure that the solar water heater system as a whole provide me and my family the best output and cost savings. They even went out of their way to fix an unrelated plumbing issue they identified for free. All service charges were paid by the company that improperly installed the panel the first time. That is why I do not have the cost. They did a great job. My system is working fine now and I very happy to recommend them to anyone who is looking to install a solar water heater at their home.

- MICHAEL K.

All Solar Panel Installers in Berkeley, CA

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1 SolTech

1920 Diplomat Dr

A Sparkling Finish Window Washers

25200 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward

A1 Roofing

8616 Graton rd
Sebastopo[

A1 SUN INC

1435 4th St.
Berkeley

ABOVE ALL ROOFING SOLUTIONS INC

700 Northrup Street
San Jose

ACS AC Systems Inc

5151 - C Port Chicago Hwy
Concord

Adriatic Builders & Solar Contractors

2636 Gold Trail
Placerville

Advanced Home Energy

1356 S 50th St
Richmond

AKA Electric Inc

448 Ignacio Blvd
Novato

AKEENA SOLAR

1475 S Bascom Ave Ste 101
Campbell

Alcor Electric, Inc.

712 Fountainhead Ct
San Ramon

Alfa Omega Construction

234 Union St.
San Rafael

All Bay Solar

5809 Mission Street
San Francisco

All Pro Window Cleaning

PO Box 1942
Discovery Bay

Allterra Solar

207-B McPherson Street
Santa Cruz

Ally Electric & Solar Inc

865 Marina Bay Parkway
Richmond

Alter Systems

2313 4th St
Berkeley

Alward Construction

780 San Luis Rd
Berkeley

Amber Electrical Services

2368 Brandon Miles Way
Brentwood

America's Dream HomeWorks

4181 Power Inn Rd
Sacramento

American Solar Corporation

475 Gate 5 Road
Sausalito

American Solar Direct

11766 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles

American Vision Solar

2125 N Madera Rd
Simi Valley

American Vision Windows

2125 Madera Rd
Simi Valley

American Vision Windows

400 Mathew St
Santa Clara

B Side Construction

1940 Union St
Oakland

Barth Roofing Co Inc

4384 W Pinehaven Ct
Tracy

BAY AREA PLUMBING AND HEATING

PO Box 549
San Carlos

Bay Thermal Imaging

Pleasant Hill

BD Design Development, Inc.

282 Beverly Street
San Francisco

Bene' Electric

PO Box 774
Pleasanton

Bradley Construction

PO Box 620276
Redwood City

Brendan Molony Electric

300 Waller
San Francisco

Brickhouse Construction, Inc.

4500 Holland Tract Rd.
Brentwood

Buhler Construction Company

3614 16th St. #1
San Francisco

CA Window Cleaning

410 Madison Ave
Los Banos

Cal Solar Works

4875 Richland Ter
Fremont

California Energy Services

4905 Golden Foothill Pkwy
El Dorado Hills

California Rebuilders

1393 Solano Avenue
Albany

California Solar Systems

1511 E Orangethorpe
Fullerton

Carson Electric

4564 Bucknall Rd
San Jose

Central Bay Roofing & Restoration

1814 Clement Ave
Alameda

Century Roof & Solar Inc

23135 Saklan Rd
Hayward

ChandlerCraft

2755 Sheffield Place
Castro Valley

Christopher Carlson Construction

730 w verano ave
Sonoma

Clean Solar Inc

1445 Koll Cir
San Jose

Closed

San Francisco

CMRS Construction

5419 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles

COBALT POWER SYSTEMS INC

885 Maude Ave.
Mountain View

Combs Electric

1415 Fulton Rd
Santa Rosa

Complete Solar

1850 Gateway Dr
San Mateo

CONNOR CONSTRUCTION

38850 Farwell Dr
Fremont

Contra Costa Construction

5165 Alhambra Valley Rd.

Cross Electrical Inc

40211 Laiolo Rd
Fremont

Customized Roofing Company

5346 Montecito Ave
Santa Rosa

DBP Construction

1493 Highland Blvd
Hayward

DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd

DMM Construction & Electric

45 Scott St
San Bruno

Down To Earth Solar

1950 Geary Rd
Pleasant Hill

Dura-Foam Solar Center

1185 O'brien Dr
Menlo Park

Eagle Shield Inc

4115 Blackhawks Cir
Danville

Earth Electric

PO Box 7372
San Jose

East Bay Waterworks Pool Service

1630 N. Main St.
Walnut Creek

Eco Performance Builders

5063 Commercial Cir. Unit C
Concord

Eiamia Construction

40429 Paseo Padre Parkway
Fremont

ELCO BAY AREA

1911 mayette ave
Concord

Expert Design Builders

976 23rd Ave
Oakland

FISHER ELECTRIC INC

35 BUTTERMILK LN
Scotts Valley

forgette design + construction

1601 Julia St
Berkeley

Freedom Solar

845 S. McGlincy
Campbell

FREEMAN ROOFING

2153 EL SECO WAY
Pittsburg

Future Energy Savers

3163 Independence Dr
Livermore

Gauci's Building & Solar Consulting

4061 E. Castro Valley Blvd.

General Wholesale Electric Supply

11 Rickenbacker Cir
Livermore

Gentec Services Inc

PO Box 2654
Livermore

Gill's Electric Co Inc

2410 Webster St
Oakland

GoodFellas Construction

4924 Balboa Blvd
Encino

Green Stock Solar

PO Box 3205
Napa

Green Wolf Electric

2349 Industrial Pkwy W
Hayward

GREENHOME ENVIRONMENTAL STORE

505 Montgomery, 2nd Floor
San Francisco

gro-Solar

205 Billings Farm Rd # 4

Guideline Builders

333 Hegenberger Road #315
Oakland

Gutter Cleaning & Roofing Services

724 Raney Ct
Santa Clara

Hassler Heating & Air Conditioning

1537 S 56th St
El Cerrito

HELIOPOWER INC

25747 Jefferson Ave
Murrieta

Hill & Company Property Management

1700 Jackson St
San Francisco

Honey's Air & Solar

5536 Pirrone Rd
Salida

House Prep Home Services

1572 Mission Drive
Danville

HRC Roofing and Solar Inc.

15808 Hesperian Blvd. #925
San Lorenzo

HSC HYDRONIC SPECIALTIES CO

4723 TIDEWATER AVE
Oakland

Ideal Solar, Lighting & Electric

1145 2nd St.
Brentwood

InSequent

793 Broadway
Sonoma

Intelisolar dba Intelisolar Constructions

5201 great America pkwy
Santa Clara

ITECH SOLUTION

PO BOX 270040
San Jose

JT Electric, Inc.

17485 Monterey Road, Suite 104
Morgan Hill

LA RENAISSANCE BUILDERS INC

1061 BELL MARIN KEYS
Novato

LAMORINDA SOLAR

2717 N MAIN ST
Walnut Creek

Lexie's Window Cleaning

Post Office Box 15846
San Francisco

Lifestyle Solar

21 E Shaw
Fresno

Luminalt - Solar Energy Solutions

1320 Potrero Ave
San Francisco

M&M Construction & Home Design

1647 Willow Pass Rd
Concord

Marvel Architecture

1278 25th Avenue #2
San Francisco

MATHESON SOLAR

2821 Van Buren St
Alameda

Miranda's Roofing

742 W. Francisco Blvd
San Rafael

New Millennium Electric

171 Main St #226
Los Altos

Nicholas Roofing

1818 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley

Nor Cal Solar

1310 Ross St Suite E
Petaluma

Nor Cal Solar Services

1092 Marigold Rd
Livermore

Northwest Exteriors

11200 Sun Center Dr
Rancho Cordova

One Block Off the Grid

164 South Park St.
San Francisco

OWENS ELECTRIC & SOLAR

279 N AMPHLETT BLVD
San Mateo

Pacific Contracting

5430 Colusa Avenue
Richmond

PARDINI ELECTRIC

514 Ruby Street
Redwood City

Parker and Sons

3636 E Anne St

Pathways Energy, Inc.

107 Stanford Avenue
Santa Rosa

PERSONALIZED POOL CARE

P.O. Box 4094
Napa

Petersen Dean Roofing and Solar

7980 Enterprise Drive
Newark

Power & Light

5250 Lawton Ave
Oakland

Prestige Pools

P.O. Box 23211
Pleasant Hill

Project Management Services

San Francisco Bay Area

ProVoltz Inc

583 Division Street
Campbell

R & J Construction

2880 Camino Tassajara
Danville

R&K Automatic Gate & Access

550 S. Sierra st
Oakdale

REAL GOODS

13771 S HWY 101
Hopland

Repair Wizards

PO Box 1514
Los Gatos

RGS Energy

1968 Junction Ave
San Jose

RGS Energy

2955 Kerner Blvd
San Rafael

RGS Energy

3109 N Miami Ave
Fresno

RIDOUT ROOFING

621 WILLIAMS ST
San Leandro

Roofing Service Group

201 Spear St
San Francisco

Roofmax

7275 National Dr
Livermore

Round2ItConstruction

3800 Hillsdale Dr
Pittsburg

Roving RV Tech

PO Box 3027
Tustin

S & I Construction, Inc.

287 17th Street
Oakland

S&B Electric

1229 Morning Glory Dr
Concord

Save a Lot Solar

6114 La Salle Avenue #760
Oakland

Scudder Roofing

3342 Paul Davis Dr
Marina

SESCO Electrical Inc

1563 Solano Ave #151
Berkeley

SG Electric

Pleasant Hill

Shaz Construction & Design

PO Box 1083
Novato

Shine On Solar

1255 Lincoln Street
Santa Clara

Sierra Roofing & Solar

6955 Sierra Ct
Dublin

Silicon Valley Home Repair

444 N 14th St
San Jose

Sky Power Systems

3130 Crow Canyon Rd Ste F
San Ramon

Sky Renovation

5632 Van Nuys Blvd #184
Van Nuys

Skytech Solar

1501 Mariposa St
San Francisco

Smarthome IQ

6711 Suite A sierra court

SOLA-BRITE

5729 SONOMA DR
Pleasanton

Solar Harmonics

Brentwood

Solar Panel Cleaning Specialists

3964 Rivermark Pl
Santa Clara

Solar Radiant Solutions

2315A Mattison Ln.
Santa Cruz

Solar Technologies

705 N Branciforte Avenue
Santa Cruz

Solar Technologies

14 Beta Court
San Ramon

Solar Technology Builders

Lariat Lane
Oakley

SolarCity

3055 Clearview Way
San Mateo

SolarCraft‎

285-D Bel Marin Keys Blvd
Novato

SOLGEN, Inc.

14938 Camden Ave
San Jose

SolReliable

5301 Laurel Canyon Blvd
Valley Village

Standard Roofing Co

1226 9th Ave
San Francisco

SUN CHARIOT SOLAR

1078 Hewitt Dr
San Carlos

SUN ENERGY SOLAR

1669 HOLLENBECK RD #139
Sunnyvale

Sun Fire Plumbing

7321 Bodega Ave., #B
Sebastopol

Sun First! Inc.

3060 Kerner Blvd
San Rafael

Sun Light & Power Co

1035 Folger Ave
Berkeley

SunFreedom, Inc

14500 Roscoe Blvd Suite 400
Panorama City

Sungate Energy Solutions

8445 Camino Santa Fe
San Diego

Sunrun

2300 Zanker Rd Ste F
San Jose

Sunrun

167 Commercial St
Sunnyvale

Sunrun

595 Market St
San Francisco

SUNSTAR ENERGY, INC

1130 Wilderfield Rd
Los Gatos

Swan Solar

24512 Bridger Rd
Lake Forest

Synergy Conservation Solutions Inc

1190 Burnett Ave
Concord

TerraVenti Construction Inc.

468 North Camden Dr
Beverly Hills

The Home Improvement Source

1659 Scott Blvd
Santa Clara

The Home Improvement Source Inc

1659 Scott Blvd
Santa Clara

TOM LEE ROOFING INC

243 ONONDAGA AVE
San Francisco

Top Design Inc

16134 Hart St
Van Nuys

Town & Country Roofing

2155 Elkins Way
Brentwood

Treeium, Inc

5352 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Valley Village

Twisted Pair Electric Company

95 Harbormaster Rd. #57
South San Francisco

Urban Energy

350 Townsend Street
San Francisco

Vacaville Electric

1011 Mason St
Vacaville

VISTA SOLAR

2985 KIFER RD
Santa Clara

Vivint Solar

5159 Commercial Cir.
Concord

We Love Washing Windows

1739 Pleasant Valley Avenue
Oakland

Wedge Roofing

5 Casa Grande Rd
Petaluma

WELCOME SERVICE

150 Mason Cir
Concord

West Coast Exteriors

2785 Del Monte St
West Sacramento

West Coast Solar

2155 Elkins Way Ste E
Brentwood

West Coast Solar, Inc.

2155 Elkins Way, Suite F
Brentwood

Western Building and Power

3833 Clarke Street
Oakland

Western Roofing Systems

1328 White Oaks Rd
Campbell

Western Sierra

111 center ave ste a
Pacheco

Wiegardt Electric and Lighting Controls

2778 Jefferson Street
Napa

Wilkinson Design+Construction Inc.

72 Clayton Street
San Rafael

Willy Heating and Air Conditioning

121 Blue Spruce Lane
Union City

World Class Window Coverings

390 Carrol Ct Suite G
Brentwood

Your Energy Solutions

6700 Santa Rita Rd.
Pleasanton

Zumwalt & Associates Inc

3301 Sunrise Blvd
Rancho Cordova

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