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Services: Storage, Residential Solar Electric, Energy Monitoring
Office location: Riverside, CA 92507
Needed some solar panels for my company and I didn't know where else to go because so many other companies that I tried were either so rude or they had ridiculous prices and a crazy wait time. I was able to find Semper Solaris through a friend and I don't regret that choice since. They were so professional with their work and did it all in a timely manner! I definitely got my money's worth with Semper and will be spreading the word about this great company. Thank you so much Semper Solaris for a great experience!... read more
Services: Residential Solar Electric, Energy Monitoring, Storage, Energy Audits, Commercial Solar Electric
I contracted with YSG to install a 12kw system on my home in Westchester county, NY. Every step of the transaction was exceptionally difficult, from the quoting process, to the initial inspection, to the installation, and also the paperwork. I had so many issues that I really don't have the time (or space) to write them out here, but here is a list. I'll start with things that went well, then move on to the issues.Pros: -All-in, the overall price was competitive (though not the lowest) compared to competing quotes.-I really liked that they gave price quotes without coming to the house; I hate losing so much time at work trying to meet with all the different contractors to get quotes.-My salesman truly did seem to care about my project, though due to the structure of YSG, he was not able to deliver on many of his promises since most were out of his hands.-The installation looks nice on my roof.-The low-interest financing is nice, though it does raise the cost of the installation by over $1,000 (not a complaint- you're still better off financing the additional principal and letting your money work in the marketCons:-Price changes: when I initially signed the contract, I was quoted a price. I said specifically that I want my roof vents and attic fan relocated to accomodate the installation, and was told "yes, we'll do that" (all other companies included this in the quoted price too). The roofer came by and inspected the roof, and I didn't hear anything. Then their guy came to put the rails on the roof and mount a few solar panels. Great. Later that day, I receive a call indicating that the price would increase by $1,500 due to the roof modifications. This was never communicated before work began, and then I was stuck- if I backed out, they would charge me for the work already performed. I raised a stink and they offered me a $300 rebate. I'm not happy about it, but that's where we landed. This is really the main issue with my entire project- if not for this, I probably would overlook everything else. They knew about this work from day 1, and could have scheduled the roof inspection prior to the initial installation; I'm not sure if this was done on purpose or was just one of their many miscommunications, but it left a very sour taste in my mouth.-Miscommunications: holy moly, SO many miscommunications. When you deal with YSG, you're dealing with a team of 6, and it's like a huge game of telephone. The installers never came when the salesman said they would, and none of my installation requests were passed from the salesman ultimately down to the installers. Thankfully one of the installers gave me his number so I was able to text him directly to find out when he was coming, but this unfortunately highlighted another issue.-Installers: the installers do NOT work for YSG. As such, your project can be prioritized behind someone else's. My installer said he would finish the job on 12/31/18 so that I could have my loan docs and tax deductions in the 2018 tax year, and on 12/31/18, he just plain didn't show up. He said he would be there at 3 (which, BTW, wouldn't have been early enough to finish, given how long it ultimately took him), but at 3:30 I called him and he said "oh I had another project today and I'm not coming". I raised another stink and got him to come around 6; he did a couple hours work and left. He came back on 1/1 but didn't finish, then finally finished on 1/2. So, it's now 2019 and I can't get the federal or state incentives for about 14 months. Great. They do give you a 12 month zero interest loan on the incentives so that takes away some, but not all, of the pain.-Promises: when I started the project, it was November and I said I would only do the project if they could get it done by year end so that I could get the tax benefit in ~March '19 instead of March '20. I was told "oh yeah, definitely". They got the permits very quickly, which was great. The installation was scheduled to take 3 days- 1 day of prep work/putting up panels that weren't blocked by the roof vents, 1 day of roofing, and 1 day of finish work. Day 1, the installers showed up and mounted racks on the roof and put a few panels up. They only stayed 4 or 5 hours and said that they were blocked from doing anything else by the roof vents (weird, because there was a ton of interior electrical pre-work that could have been done aside from connecting to the panels). The roofers came a couple hours later than promised but ultimately finished the work and did a good job. Then the headaches started. I just could NOT get the guys to come out and finish the job. I made 8 days available to them between when the roof work was completed and the end of the year, and they only came on 12/31. Granted, weather blocked 2 of those days, but not really- there was still 6 hours of interior electrical work to do that they ultimately ended up doing at night on other days. So the guys finally come on 12/31 and get the rest of the panels up, saying "the other guy will come at 3 to do electrical". He didn't. I made a stink and he came for 2 hours at night and left. Ultimately, the project was completed across two more days.-Inverter sizing: the company tried to cheap out on the inverter and give me a 10kw inverter for my 12kw array. This only saves them money, as the inverter manufacturer proudly displays the efficiency of their inverters showing that between these two inverters, both hit peak efficiency starting at 2kw and stay there for the rest of the relevant range. This means if you put, for example, 6kw into a 10kw inverter, you get the same power into the grid as if you put 6kw into a 12kw inverter. But, on days where the array generates over 10kw, you LOSE power (and money) in a 10kw inverter but not in a 12kw inverter. They tried to show me an article based on DC/AC ratios of micro inverters (I have a string inverter) where the inverters in question have different efficiency curves. It took 2 emails, 4 calls, and ultimately I had to raise my voice on a call to squeeze an 11.4kw inverter out of them.So, as you can tell from my novel, it was NOT an easy transaction to say the least. Save yourself the headache and work with a smaller local company where the person you talk to is the person who does the work, and where there are fewer cooks in the kitchen.... read more
Services: Residential Solar Electric
Really enjoyed working with them - from planning to execution. We had them install an 18 kW system at our meditation center. Being a non-profit ourselves, we had to go back and forth many times to ensure our money was well spent. They were very patient with our queries. They were very knowledgeable and gave us the best price. The actual cost came less than what they quoted. Would definitely recommend them!... read more
Services: Commercial Solar Electric, Residential Solar Electric, Energy Monitoring
Office location: Los Angeles, CA 91406
I shopped solar pretty rigorously and LA Solar was able to deliver on pricing and they offer the best warranties. Joe Hawley, the salesman, has been in the industry for over a decade and was able to educate me and answer all of the questions that I had. I ended up going with the Panasonic 330 panels, they cost more, but you don''t need as many and they are a much better product. As far as installation, the roofing foreman was James, the solar electrician was Vahag and the main panel upgrade electrician was Joseph. They all did a great job leaving my house clean and in good shape when they left. The whole process was quick and easy.I''m very happy with my decision to work with LA Solar. They''re a big company, but not big enough to treat you like the big corporate solar companies treat you.... read more
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Services: Residential Solar Electric
This company exceeded my expectations in both quality and timely installation. Seamless transition from PG&E to our new solar system. I was impressed with the savings I experienced in our bills! Best decision was to go with this company. Brian Fitzsimmons managed the process for us and explained everything!... read more
Services: Commercial Solar Electric, Residential Solar Electric
They were honest and not pushy when selling me my solar. Then they were quick and took care of everything between the sale and installation so that I didn't have to worry. The installation went great, and then between the panel outside and the app, I can always see how much energy and money I'm saving! I'd recommend them to anyone for their honesty and professionalism.... read more
Services: Energy Monitoring, Residential Solar Electric
I'm having trouble with my solar system which is 2 years old. I've contacted the Solar Spectrum customer service 5 times with no response. Very frustrated! I've left emails, called and left messages, no reponse. This has been going on now for 2 weeks.
Services: Commercial Solar Electric, Residential Solar Electric, Energy Monitoring, Storage, Energy Audits
Our meeting with Nic Torvend was interesting and informative. His computer program showed specifics for our home use and what we would save. The vendor he matched us with - Sunworks - was prompt, and helpful. Now that we have had the solar panels and service for a year we can definitely state that we have saved a great deal and are Very satisfied. Our average electrical bill was $10 a month, and the roundup charge at the end of the year was only $78! Nic predicted what we would save and he was correct! We would suggest anyone interested in getting solar to contact Nic and and learn how to save on the rising costs of electrical use. Ann Marie & Yulius Yadegar... read more
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Services: Storage, Commercial Solar Electric, Residential Solar Electric
We were very happy with Rise & Shine Solar during our installation and continue to be pleased with our follow-up contacts with the company since that time. The staff is competent, professional, reliable and courteous. Every question is answered with an immediate and thorough response. We have recommended Rise & Shine Solar to friends and they, too, are happy they chose to work with this company.... read more
Services: Residential Solar Electric
I must say we are very happy solar system owners thanks to the amazing work of these guys. Our experience was smooth and all the process worked as promised. Andrés and Beau made things clear since our first conversation and they were very helpful answering all our questions. They were also very open to negotiation. In the end, we didn't get the cheapest system, but we definitely got the best quality system with a very good price compared to all the other quotes we received. We did have a small delay in our installation (a week or so), but that was acceptable given that everything happened at the very end of the year. Thanks Stellar Power!... read more
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