My 6.44 kWh system has now been operational long enough to have some data on its productivity. It has exceeded the projections and has resulted in monthly electric bills for my 4,000 SF residence at around $25. I couldn't be more pleased.
The installation process went very smoothly. You and your staff were able to handle the utility company and city approval processes with efficiency. As an architect, I how how difficult this can be.
I am especially pleased with how integrated the system is into the roof of my house. The panels are perfectly aligned with the roof and are very unobtrusive.
I found your company to be of the highest integrity. You did everything you said you would do and more. Your designer and electrician were top notch. You kept me informed throughout the process. I feel I got a great system at a fair price.
One of my roles as a partner in my Architectural firm is to make sure that the buildings we design are energy efficient. As a LEED certified architect, I am dedicated to reducing our country's dependence on carbon-based fuels. Your system has allowed my personal carbon use to decrease dramatically. Thank you very much for your efforts. I look forward to other projects in the future.
-Robert L. Smith AIA, LEED AP
Dick & Fritsche Design Group
First of all, I want to express my gratitude to you and your staff for a job well done with the installation of my 7.36 KWDC grid-tied system.
Craig Summers, your salesman, was professional and very thorough. Craig convinced me that this "photovoltaics" system is the way of the future. He also advised me, that since I had the room on my roof, that I should take advantage and have a system which produces 20% more than my annual usage. Well, not only with all the rebates that will ease my wallet, but to see the amount of kwhrs a day that my system produces, makes me smile every time I look at my equipment readings. I almost forgot, it also tells me how many pounds of CO2 emissions that could have escaped into the atmosphere if produced by TEP. I would have never thought that it would be that much. It makes me feel good that I'm doing my part to use green energy!
Your construction foreman, blew me away, when his scaffolding wheels had duct tape wrapped around them to prevent markings on my deck. We do that with our wheel barrows, too! You don't see that many contractors in town doing that.
I'm a third generation Tucsonan. Since 1983, I've been a custom pool builder -- Pioneer Pools. I've seen so many Phoenix companies come down to Tucson to do work or start new companies. Well the next thing you know, they are out of business or have gone back to Phoenix - and not coming back! Who is going to warranty your system or service you now? Another reason why I decided to go with you guys -- you're local.
I also appreciate the binder that you gave me which has everything in there from our contract, permits, equipment guides and tallied federal / state tax information.
Thanks again. I wish your business all the success!
Thank you and your staff for a great job on the PV system on my art studio. I am very pleased with the outcome including the appearance of the panels, the coordination of them with the lines of the building, and the performance of the system.
The inverter is located in the studio space and through it's low hum I can literally hear the the sunrise. It is really gratifying to feel connected to nature in this way.
You kept me informed throughout the process and made a special effort to complete the system before the end of the year so that I could accrue tax savings. I enjoyed having your crew in my studio and appreciate their workmanship and cleaning up.
I highly recommend ABCO Solar.
-Nancy K. Pendleton
Going solar is a no-brainer, however finding the right company is a challenge. After interviewing 6 solar companies, we chose Abco Solar because their program made the most sense financially, their solar panels were the most efficient and the cost per KWh of production was the least. Money in my pocket, simple as that.
I would like to give you a little feedback on the solar electric system your team installed for us 16 months ago, in December 2010. As anticipated, we are very pleased with our solar system, it has to date exceeded our expectations and the original design projections. Our system continues to produce more electricity on a monthly and annual basis than forecasted. In fact, we continue to build kWh credits during these months of lesser demand that offset the significantly heavier loads created by our summer air conditioning requirements. We are convinced our solar system exceeds expectations as a result of Steve's optimum design, your team's system integration with our building contractor, and the thorough electrical installations completed by Coz. I have recommended your team of professionals to several people and will be happy to talk to anyone having questions regarding our system or the merits of having your team install a solar electrical system. Please pass on our thanks to your superb team.
-John T. Davee
Ever since moving to Arizona about 4 years ago, I looked into getting solar electric panels for my home. I interviewed salesmen from numerous solar companies, but I was never satisfied with their proposals. Finally, you came to my home with an incredible plan using powerful solar panels. I know a great deal when I see one, so I decided to let ABCO Solar be my solution to saving money on my electric bill.
Wow! You and the guys from ABCO Solar handled the installation professionally and to my complete satisfaction. The result has been tremendous. The solar panels produce more electricity than I use and my electric bill demonstrates that every month.
By far, choosing ABCO Solar was one of the best financial decisions I ever made. Please congratulate the installers, for a job well done. Thank you for your attention to detail and for your keeping me informed throughout the process. You guys are the best!
- Don Hericks
I have to say... the more I get into this, the happier I am that I picked your company.
- Faith Meysing
I am still very pleased with my solar array: with the price I paid, with its performance that fully handles my huge electricity usage that was nearly $400/month before the array, with its revenue stream for excess power I sell Trico (about $1000/yr), with its maintenance freedom for years, with its revenue stream for Trico incentives (about $800 per year), and with its huge tax credit. It even powers my two plug-in electric vehicles. It is a great investment! Not to mention a socially responsible sustainable choice.
And everything I read in current studies as to its value and consumer demand for it now and in the future leads me to believe it will continue to be a great investment. I have no doubt that if I were to sell my house today I would get the premiums for solar equipped homes that have been documented over and over again by highly reputable sources.
- Alan Z.
We just activated our new solar system for our home recently, and want to recommend ABCO Solar to all of our friends. The entire experience was fantastic! From taking the time to educate us about solar power to the installation of the equipment they were great. Charlie and Mike make a very complex subject very understandable. Their crews were always prompt and courteous, and when they finished, you couldn't even tell they'd been here. Most importantly, we don't have to be exposed to future rate hikes from TEP and are creating equity in our home.
Why rent your power when you can own it!
- Residential Solar Customer, Northeast Side of Tucson