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Services: Residential Solar Electric, Energy Monitoring, Storage
Office location: El Cajon, CA 92020
THEY OFFERED ME $1,000 AS HUSH-MONEY:They didn't want me to tell of my awful experience and the only way they would partially make it right (give me $1,000 back) was if I signed a hush agreement. The debased ethics of the owners was on full display - truly despicable. For everything I went though, they offered me a 3% discount - they do not deserve a 97% for the job they did - they were awful to work with. I refused the $1,000, because I want everyone to know who these guys really are. This review only scratches the surface and emphasizes the worst parts.DO NOT trust Semper Solaris. Notice how many of the reviews prove that Semper doesn't make things right when they mess up. I am also a local business owner and if me or my company acted like these guys I'd deserve to go out of business. Integrity is best displayed when things go wrong. THE OWNERS OF SEMPER SOLARIS LACK INTEGRITY. This company cares more about money than they do about people. I contracted with Semper Solaris to put 20 panels on my roof. Here are some of the ways that they failed.MY PROJECT WAS SUPPOSED TO TAKE 3 MONTHS, BUT TOOK 7 MONTHS:The contract we signed on 6/4/18 said the project would take between 10-12 weeks (less than 3 months) and they just finished on 1/7/19. It is true that there can be delays outside of the control of solar companies, but my project was full of Semper not showing up when they told me they would and of them taking weeks to do the next part of project after all the permits and work orders were approved. This cost us months of additional power, too, because each month they caused delays I didn't get any relief from the solar panels with my power bills. They wouldn't make it right.THEY LEFT MY PROPERTY AND MY NEIGHBOR'S PROPERTY COVERED IN MUD:On a Friday their trenching crew left mud all over my retaining wall, sidewalk, street and my neighbor's driveway (and dirt covered their vehicles, meters and trash barrels). I felt terrible for the mess and spent about an hour cleaning up after them. I brought this to their attention and they did nothing about it, except tell me that they "chewed out those employees." They failed to see how it affects me and only think that I want to get employees in trouble. My neighbor is a 94 year old WWII vet and he made a point to share with me how embarrassed he was of the work ethic of the crew. The owners, Shawn and John, have made millions by marketing to the appeal of supporting veterans and in this case they were a complete embarrassment to the honor of our veterans. Part of the reason I chose to work with them was because of this. The owners' unwillingness to take ownership of their employees' failures is an even greater disgrace to the men and women who have served this country with such honor. Additionally, they used my hose without permission for their trenching and ruined it - this cost me $50 to replace and they did not cover the cost.THEY ENTERED MY HOUSE WITHOUT PERMISSION:One of their employees was supposed to come to my house for an inspection and came 6 days after he was supposed to. I was at work and he called me to say he needed to do an external inspection of the work performed and it would take 5 minutes. My wife was home with the our 4 kids and putting our 1 year old daughter down for a nap. One of their employees talked to my 7 year old through the window and accepted his help to come into my house to get in the attic. THEY NEVER TOLD MY WIFE THEY WERE THERE OR COMING IN. The employee fell through our dining room ceiling and it terrified my wife. She thought someone had broken into the house. The employee is lucky he wasn't shot and my family is fortunate nothing worse happened (beyond being terrified). When I confronted the company about how absolutely unacceptable this is, they said sorry, but they were not willing to admit that it was any "real damage" to us. The anxiety this caused is real and it infuriated me that they didn't think it was a bigger deal.THEY PLACED AN UNLAWFUL LIEN ON MY HOUSE:This isn't even the worst ethical failure, but it is substantial. As we were nearing the end of the project we were having conversations about the financial impact of their failures, but they were not willing to make it right. The owners were not willing to meet with me to discuss it any further. The manager told me that the only way we could continue the conversation was if I had my lawyer contact them. I did that and they placed a lien on my house. A lien can only be filed when a contractor completes the job AND if the client refuses to pay for finished work. THEY HAD NEITHER FINISHED THE WORK NOR HAD I REFUSED TO PAY (they didn't even provide a final invoice). They placed a lien on my house and threatened to file for foreclosure. This is so unethical and proves that they are willing to lie in order to push people around. This wouldn't have gone anywhere, because we paid in full, but they were just being bullies.... read more
Services: Energy Audits, Residential Solar Electric, Energy Monitoring, Storage
Office location: Lincoln, CA 95648
Mitzi was great to work with! Patient, thorough in explaining options, and best of all, the system recommended has produced as promised (after one year).
Services: Residential Solar Electric
We installed in October of 2017. I spoke to several solar companies and had almost signed with one when Chris called. Same panels, same system, same warranty...all for significantly less money. Installation took place right away; as matter of fact, we were up and running with solar long before the projected start dates the other companies had quoted me. Chris and his team were absolutely professional and demonstrated expert knowledge and skill; they were clean neat and orderly; and they even showed concerned for cosmetic issues that I wasn't worried about at all. I should have written a five star review back in October because that was my experience, but I didn't because I'm lazy, I guess (or, as my spouse points out, I like to procrastinate) but regardless, this is why I wright it now. Great customer service isn't what happens when everything goes right. Great customer service is exactly what happens when something doesn't go right. We had a power failure in the area this week and our solar system apparently didn't reset properly. Today is Sunday and I discovered the issue this morning! I sent an email to Chris asking him what I should do to get the system up and running again. Expecting him to get back to me sometime this week, I am astonished to find him answering my email and then coming out to my house to reset the system and show me how to do it myself. Today is Sunday! Let me emphasize that; TODAY IS SUNDAY! I hear companies selling solar on the radio and TV everyday. I get weekly phone calls from companies who are still attempting to sell me solar, even after having told them several times that I already have it. I look on line and see the customer reviews of these other companies and see that maybe the price was right or maybe the price wasn't right, but they didn't get back or someone was suppose to call or there was confusion between the sales staff and the installation crew... on and on and on. I would never tell another home owner what to do, however I will say that of all the major purchases I have made in my life, I am the most confident and the most satisfied with the purchase I made through Chris and Sol R Us.... read more
Services: Storage, Energy Audits, Commercial Solar Electric, Residential Solar Electric, Energy Monitoring
Kurios was the best price out of the four estimates that I had. The extra warranties were included in the costs. Financing through Green Sky was quick and easy. They were professional every step of the way. My solar was up and running within a week. P G & E was connected and counting within a couple of weeks. I am very satisfied with Kurios and would recommend them highly.... read more
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Services: Residential Solar Electric, Energy Monitoring, Storage, Energy Audits, Commercial Solar Electric
Office location: Canoga Park, CA 91303
I recently had a 10.8kW solar panel installed on my house by NRG Clean Power. While everyone at the company, from sales to installation and post-installation walk-through was great, the 'ace' of the team clearly has been Tiffany Swisa. She not only is warm and friendly, making the necessary communication enjoyable and stress-free, but she has a fantastic grasp of the entire series of steps involved. She, therefore, is able to stay on top of all the steps and coordinate the different activities beginning with the initial site visit, to the engineer's projections, the approvals required, the installer's schedules, the city inspection and the final walk-through. If not for Tiffany, all of this might seem daunting to anyone who has never done it before, but she makes it all occur effortlessly and on time. Even more impressive, she somehow seems to make herself available if any uncertainties occur and is always ready and able to answer any questions that might arise. In this day and age of automation and 'impersonal customer service', having Tiffany available to answer questions, coordinate activities and assure things continue to run smoothly and on-schedule proved to be an unexpected and welcomed advantage to selecting NRG to install our panels. I recommend NRG, and Tiffany, with the greatest enthusiasm and confidence possible.... read more
Services: Energy Monitoring, Storage, Commercial Solar Electric, Residential Solar Electric
My job was not an easy one and they took the time to put together a program with a lot of attention to detail. I used them for both an electrical upgrade as well as a full solar array. The job turned out great. I love that they are electricians first so they really k is what they are doing. Highly recommend the Got Watts team!... read more
Services: Commercial Solar Electric, Residential Solar Electric
I have only recieved 1 bill so far, since the installation, but it was about $100 less than before, but it was only online for 2 weeks. This is not the time of year to get lots of sun, so its at its minimum. Just for kicks I look at the meter everyday for last 2-3 weeks and am amazed to watch the reading go down everyday when theres little sun.... read more
Services: Residential Solar Electric
Office location: Stockton, CA 95207
Brent at The Solar Quote was super helpful throughout the process. I was never left wondering what was next. His knowledge was terrific. We are very happy with our new solar system!
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Services: Residential Solar Electric, Storage, Commercial Solar Electric
Last year we moved into a house that already had 24 old Sharp monocrystalline panels that were working fine but produced insufficient power for our 2 electric cars and new, energy-efficient electric appliances. Ilum Solar had been recommended by a friend, so we contacted them to add 7 Trina Solar, each nearly twice as efficient as our old Sharp panels. Ilum's installers did a neat, effective installation on our tricky roof and we couldn't be more pleased! Clean, professional, and reasonably priced installation! We would definitely recommend Ilum to anyone, but especially folks who want to add-on but don't know if it will be viable and economical. You're likely to be pleasantly surprised!... read more
Services: Residential Solar Electric
I could write a long review with all the superlatives but it boils down to this...If you qualify to have Sunwork do your project, it's a no brainer to go ahead with them.I saved 28% over the nearest commercial bid and the work, planning, and project was FIRST CLASS.I would be glad to discuss them in more detail if you want to email me.... read more
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