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Services: Commercial Solar Electric, Residential Solar Electric, Energy Monitoring, Storage, Energy Audits
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: Storage, Commercial Solar Electric, Residential Solar Electric
The process of evaluating and implementing a solar power system on the roof of our Tarrytown home was a pleasure with Chris, Jon and the team at Sun Blue. I felt confident that we made the right choice in both the scale of the system and our decision to buy, although lease options were clearly explained. Sun Blue took care of all the details, permits, tax forms etc. and were both responsive and informative when we had any questions. The system was fully explained to us and we received a well organized personal binder with all the relevant info on our investment. Now that the system is up an running, I feel really good knowing that they are a local vendor and right around the corner, in case we need them.... read more
Services: Residential Solar Electric, Commercial Solar Electric
Solar Liberty, that’s the best company if you’re looking for installation of the solar panels on your house They’re wonderful to work with Molly, the solar Liberty representatives, is the greatest person to work with She made sure everything was done to the due date Thank you so much It was a pleasure to work with you Sincerely,Bozena... read more
Services: Residential Solar Electric, Storage, Commercial Solar Electric
The process to get the job started was slow which impacted the overall rating. I think they were overwhelmed with the popularity of the "Energize" program in Connecticut at the time. I pushed them to fit the max number of panels on the roof and go with higher end inverters during the design process; so I would have capacity for a geothermal heating/cooling system. Their designer knows his stuff. It's silly to be impatient though, because I haven't had solar my entire life... so what's a few months more? Once they got started it went pretty well and they always communicated before showing up to do work. They did a great job with the panel installation. The heart of the system is really the inverters and the various electrical... which far exceeds expectation.... read more
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I was impressed with how attentive they were to all the details from start to finish. Excellent service. My solar system is up and running with no problems.
Jon and Mona are professionals and we are very happy we selected them for our Solar Installation. They spent a lot of time with us upfront explaining the process end-to-end and answering literally dozens of questions I had an were sensitive to our needs regarding aesthetics. Their proposal and plans were very detailed and on-point with what how the install eventually went. They also answered my questions post-install to make sure I was comfortable with how SREC-II and Aggregator would work etc.. I would recommend them for your residential solar install.... read more
Services: Solar Hot Water (Thermal), Commercial Solar Electric, Energy Monitoring, Residential Solar Electric, Energy Audits, Solar Pool Heating
I purchased 25 solar roof panels from Empire Solar NY in March of 2018. It's now September (!!) and the process is not finalized. Yes, the panels are installed and presumably working...I haven't yet received my ConEd bill to notice a savings...but the last step of the process (trimming overhanging trees) was promised and still not delivered. Also, have had a great deal of trouble reaching this company, as their phones are always tied up, voicemail full, or nobody home. That said, the panels look good and appear to be generating electricity as promised. I do not regret this purchase and still believe it to be a wise investment. It's just that the follow-up service is frustrating.... read more
From my sales person to installation and support I have nothing but praise. They were excellent from beginning to end. I am so pleased and excited I will be recommending sunpower to everyone. Thanks for treating us so well.
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Services: Residential Solar Electric
Office location: Warwick, RI 02889
RGS assured me that their Year 1 production estimate was conservative (note, the contract provides no recourse for you, so you are relying on their word). During the first year, my system produced approximately 77% of their "conservative" estimate, which will extend my payback period substantially.... read more
Office location: Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Trinity solar is the worst solar company ever! I got my solar installed last year November and it was activated in December 2017. I haven’t benefited from the solar panels at all. I’ve recieved higher electric bills. My electric bills are mostly over $120 plus I have to pay a monthly fee of $80 to Sunnova. I regret getting Solar with Trinity. It’s been nothing but a headache. I’ve had three leaks in my roof. At the moment I don’t think that my panels are producing anything. I recieved my electric bill yesterday and there’s no credit towards my bill from the panels. This company is a rip off. I’m about to write Better business bureau. I wish I could have given them a zero rating. Do not waste your time with this company unless you have time and money to waste.... read more
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