Residential

David W: Valley Solar uses quality equipment

Customer Teaser Picture: 
David's home solar roof system in Folsom, CA
System KW: 
3.2
Customer Name(s): 
David W.
Title: 
Homeowner
Locality: 
Folsom, CA
Testimonial: 

David's Testimonial

After I received my degrees in electrical power production and electronics I chose to take all the photovoltaic classes that were offered at the American River College. I was one of the lucky students that were in the 25% that actually passed the series of tests for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).

During the many visits lately to Home Depot to gather parts and information regarding all the projects I work on around my home, I saw that they had a representative of a solar company at each store. After setting up an appointment and working through the details with them I got the idea that they were more concerned with the quantity of solar systems they could install instead of the quality.

That’s when I remembered that I knew Brad Price of the Valley Solar Company. He was one of the instructors teaching in his spare time at the college and during the last semester I was able to work with Brad and Fred Becker as we installed an 84 KW solar array in West Sacramento. I really admired Brad and Fred with their quality of work done at that site and how pleased the owner was.

After researching the site for Valley Solar I was quite impressed with their whole operation. When I asked them for a quote regarding getting a solar system on my home, that’s when I learned of the solar panels and inverter offered though the SunPower Company. That’s when I realized that Valley Solar uses quality equipment and that pleased me.

After I saw Brad’s crew working on my own home and installing everything in a single day, I realized that he has a great crew that were very friendly and happily answered all of my questions during the installation. In the process of the arrangement for getting this solar system I had been told that this could take some time due to their previous workloads. Actually what I found out later was the fact that it was the city of Folsom and SMUD that took more time in responding to their responsibilities and particulars involved in the whole process. This process along with the NABCEP standards keep all parties working within the National Electric Code and ensures every step is accomplished safely.

I am really happy knowing that I have a solar system on my home and quite pleased to see such low electrical bills. Plus now I am happy to tell others about Valley Solar and how they will be quite impressed also. And now my carbon footprint is so much smaller; something that everyone should take part in.

Thank you,

David W.

Customer Since: 
Saving Money with Sunshine Since September 2015

Kerry and Judy Hanson: Valley Solar expert solar panel installers worked neat and clean

Customer Teaser Picture: 
Solar panels on the Hanson's house.
System KW: 
8.2
Customer Name(s): 
Kerry and Judy H.
Title: 
Homeowners
Locality: 
Loomis, CA
Testimonial: 

Kerry and Judy's Testimonial

In our search for a solar system for our home, we consulted with a family that already had solar, and then we scheduled appointments for solar companies discussed.  

We were impressed with the presentation by Carl Marino of Valley Solar. He had researched our situation in advance and was very knowledgeable about a system that would benefit us.

Because of Carl's knowledge and what Valley Solar offered in their program, we chose them to do our project. We were impressed with the preparation staff, the business staff, and the installation crew. They were organized, personable, and neat during their work on our site.  

The end product is outstanding and clean in appearance.  

Thank you Valley Solar!

Customer Since: 
Saving Money with Sunshine Since September 2015

Dixie Laws: Sacramento solar installer Valley Solar install solar for home

Customer Teaser Picture: 
Close-up view of SunPower solar panels installed
System KW: 
2.9
Customer Name(s): 
Dixie L.
Title: 
Homeowner
Locality: 
Sacramento, CA
Testimonial: 

Dixie's Testimonial

We went to a presentation at SMUD, and also consulted 3 other solar installers before choosing Valley Solar. I appreciated that solar was Valley Solar's only business, compared to a heating and air conditioning business that also does solar.

Everyone was very responsive, and they even included an electric car charger for free. I felt they knew what they were doing, and if we had questions, someone got right back to us. Overall we are very satisfied with our system.

If you are a SMUD customer and looking to get solar, SMUD will review your bids, analyze them, and give you a report for free. They helped me understand what to look for in a bid.

Customer Since: 
Saving Money with Sunshine Since May 2015

Burt Stride: Thank you Valley Solar for a professional solar installation

Customer Teaser Picture: 
Aerial view of Burt's home with new SunPower solar panels.
System KW: 
5.2
Customer Name(s): 
Burt S.
Title: 
Homeowner
Locality: 
Shingle Springs, CA
Testimonial: 

Burt's Testimonial

I wish to take this opportunity to show my appreciation for the work you have done on our home. Both my wife and I are very, very pleased with the quality and price of your product, with the men that worked on its installation, and especially for the professionalism expressed by all the members of your staff and crew—including the secretary at your office.

I would like to commend you for all your employees. They are indeed an asset and a credit to your company! I was truly impressed by each and every one of them—starting with your consultant (Director of Sales & Marketing), Carl Marino, who was a pleasure to meet and deal with. I found him to be very knowledgeable, personable, and certainly quite capable of explaining everything to my satisfaction. Inasmuch as I have worked in sales myself, I appreciate his professionalism, his honesty, and "no pressure" sales pitch.

Your supervisor, Chris Pedersen, came shortly after I accepted the terms of the contract and was likewise quite courteous and professional upon our meeting.

As mentioned, I was extremely impressed by all of your employees, and I would like to name each one them: Rob (who initially got me interested in your company and its product, and who later showed me a better way splice a damaged extension cord), Welden (whom I met on my neighbor's property, was extremely polite, and explained how panels are installed, etc.), Mando (who was very friendly, always smiling, working hard and promised not to do handsprings on my roof), Tony (who went the extra mile in his explanations and personal favors), and last, but not least, Daniel (a very decent young man and a conscientious worker who I expect will give me a phone call to initiate a possible friendship).

I am not at all exaggerating, when I speak highly of all your men. My neighbor, John Iander, told me how courteous (and good) they all were, and he was absolutely right!

Incidentally, I had anticipated that the installation of the solar panels would not begin until sometime after March 11. However, all work was completed by that date! Now I am happily looking forward to my next PG&E bill. Thank you so much!

 

Customer Since: 
Saving Money with Sunshine Since March 2015

John Iander: Valley Solar solar expert panel installers installed solar power for my home

Customer Teaser Picture: 
Ground mounted solar system at the Iander residence in Latrobe, CA
System KW: 
6.2
Customer Name(s): 
John I.
Title: 
Homeowner
Locality: 
Latrobe, CA
Testimonial: 

John's Testimonial

I'm a retired TV news reporter, so I have the time and knowledge to do my homework.

I checked out a dozen solar companies before deciding on Valley Solar. Most companies said "sign here and we will do the rest." That's not me! I want all the facts. Valley Solar's representatives walked me through every design nuance and answered all my technical questions with total honesty. Deal done!

I could not be more pleased with Valley Solar's installation crew and their workmanship. We actually became friends and my family looked forward to seeing them every day. After the installation, Valley Solar's technicians walked me through the operation and maintenance of my system and made sure the job site was completely cleaned up.

Valley Solar was the only company that worked to design a "right sized" system for our home and shared all the engineering details with me. Now after almost six months of operation I have a report card:

Our ground-mounted system is generating more than Valley Solar predicted. We are running the air conditioning almost non-stop during the hot afternoons, my wife is charging her hybrid Chevy Volt, I've got the pool cleaner and well pump going as needed and god knows how many TV's and hair dryers are fired up. Oh, and my wife has both electric ovens in non-stop bake mode. Guess what our power bill was last month? Sixty five cents! And in the cooler months we banked some unused power so we have a $250 credit with PG&E that we can use up as needed.

Happy with Valley Solar? You bet. And the proof of that is I have referred numerous customers to them, three of whom have signed contracts. 

Like the sun, Valley Solar is bright, hot and reliable!

Customer Since: 
Saving Money with Sunshine Since February 2015

John & Aleta: Valley Solar saves money with the best solar panels on the market

Customer Teaser Picture: 
Aerial view of the John and Aleta's home with new SunPower solar panels.
System KW: 
5.4
Customer Name(s): 
John & Aleta M.
Title: 
Homeowners
Locality: 
Manteca, CA
Testimonial: 

John and Aleta's Testimonial

This company is A+ all the way around. Sales person Carl is so nice and honest. Owner Brad is super and very knowledgeable and helpful. Workers are great guys; neat, polite, and very professional. Office staff is super nice and efficient. 

We believe solar will save us lots of money and will know more in coming months on the production. It's January now and we're in the fog for the last week so not too productive. When the sun is out it is working great.

We chose this company because of their reviews on Yelp and Angie's List, and they deserve great reviews, as nothing was done that wasn't to our full satisfaction. 

Also, Valley Solar sells the best panels on the market. Best production and warranty. We have a cut up roof and these are the only panels that would have given us enough to really offset our huge electric bill.

Will revisit this review later in the year and let you know how good our savings on solar really are. It's hard to know for sure, but will get back to it and report on this. A+ on this company and staff.

Customer Since: 
Saving Money with Sunshine Since December 2014

Terri and Dennis K.: Valley Solar Installers Get High Reviews

Customer Teaser Picture: 
Photo of solar panels
System KW: 
6.2
Customer Name(s): 
Terri and Dennis K.
Title: 
Homeowners
Locality: 
Woodland, CA
Testimonial: 

Terri and Dennis' Testimonial

Dear Brad,

We just want to tell you how very pleased we are with all the people we came in contact with at Valley Solar. My husband and I researched solar designs and companies quite a bit before choosing your company. 

We met Carl first on the phone and then in person and really liked him. He was informative but not too pushy. We worked back and forth with him in emails and came up with a "best price" that we all could agree on. You were not the cheapest nor the most expensive. We had a "good feeling" about your company and your product.

We have never met Christi, but she seemed very efficient, friendly and nice to work with.

All the men who came to our home to set up the solar system were friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Robert, Tony, Welden, Armondo, Daniel, Nate and Kevin and you, Brad, all assisted with our installation. You are all assets to your company. You all seem proud and happy to be working at Valley Solar.

We will definitely tell our friends and neighbors about how satisfied we are with you.

Sincerely,

Terri & Dennis

Customer Since: 
Saving Money with Sunshine Since December 2014

David and Sally Bent: Customers are Happy with Valley Solar Solar Installers

Customer Teaser Picture: 
Photo of solar panels
System KW: 
5.9
Customer Name(s): 
David and Sally B.
Title: 
Homeowners
Locality: 
El Dorado Hills, CA
Testimonial: 

David and Sally's Testimonial

We had a complete solar installation done. It was a totally professional experience from start to finish, including their locating and reporting to us a couple of roof leaks that needed to be repaired before we proceeded. They were very flexible in coordinating that effort with theirs, and we could not be more pleased.

Customer Since: 
Saving Money with Sunshine Since December 2014

Rhys Rowland: Valley Solar Installers Home Solar Power System

Customer Teaser Picture: 
Photo of solar panels
System KW: 
5.1
Customer Name(s): 
Rhys R.
Title: 
Homeowner
Locality: 
Davis, CA
Testimonial: 

Rhys' Testimonial

I just wanted to take a moment and pass on some praise for one of your sales people. All too often people are willing to share negative experiences, but we wanted to share a very positive one with you. We met with Brian McConnell on Saturday afternoon May 3, 2014 at our property in Davis. He was professional, courteous, humorous and knowledgeable of the first order in my opinion. Brian is definitely an asset to your company. We had been through three presentations for solar prior to this last one. I have to say, this one finally sold us on making the plunge. We have been wanting to do this for a really long time. Brian showed us how this investment would really pencil out for us with a nice return and we can now do more to help lessen our impact upon globe. We are really excited to be doing business with Valley Solar and getting this terrific product for our home!

I (we) can't thank Brian enough for the time he took to answer all of our questions in a clear, concise and warm manner. He spent more than 3 hours with us! Please pass this praise on for Brian as he is deserving of it for his efforts!

Additionally, my experience in dealing with Christi in getting the contract set up and handling the deposit was very positive as well. She was very friendly and forthcoming with information about the process to continue to help ease my anxiety about making the commitment to spend this kind of money to enhance our home.

I am very pleased with our decision thus far! Please pass this on to whoever it may concern.

Sincerely,

Rhys R.

Customer Since: 
Saving Money with Sunshine Since July 2014

Wayne Russell: Valley Solar expert solar installers make going solar easy

Customer Teaser Picture: 
Aerial view of SunPower solar panels installed on Spanish roof tile.
System KW: 
8
Customer Name(s): 
Wayne R.
Title: 
Homeowner
Locality: 
Loomis, CA

At Valley Solar, expert knowledge gained through years of experience provides the foundation of good work. Brad Price recognizes that PV system design and installation is not a “one size fits all” job. He prides himself in upholding Valley Solar’s high standard of excellence by taking utmost care to design the most efficient solar systems for his customers. The combination of proper planning and a highly trained team made even an installation on a fragile Spanish tile roof look good and go off without a hitch.

Testimonial: 

Wayne's Testimonial

From the very first meeting to completion of the job, Brad Price and his team at Valley Solar exceeded my expectations.

I spoke with four different contractors before I consulted with Brad about doing the work. After meeting with Solar City and REC Solar and after doing some more research, I determined that I wanted to use SunPower panels for my system. Solar City and REC Solar do not use those panels. Hooked on Solar and Capitol City Solar do but I came away from their engineering evaluations with concerns about their assessments and recommendations for the install. Our home has a Spanish tile roof which is very fragile and an install on top of the tile would be a disaster. Capitol City’s engineer was adamant on doing the install his way, on top of tile, despite the obvious concerns of his customer (me!).

When Brad came out to evaluate the job, it was obvious, right away, that he “got it”. He told me what I needed to know and not what I wanted to hear. He gave me his professional recommendations which included installing a smaller system (24 panels/8kW) than I originally wanted (27 panels/9 kW) because of the improved aesthetics the smaller system would have. He said that I could go with the larger system, but that it wouldn’t look the best and, more importantly to me, that he “wouldn’t be proud of the job”. He instilled confidence in me right away that he was the contractor that I wanted to work with. His lead installers Chris and Bob were excellent. I have since learned that the manufacturer (SunPower) uses Brad and Valley Solar to do the install on their commercial jobs as well as the installs on the homes of their employees.

Customer Since: 
Saving Money with Sunshine Since June 2014
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