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

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Aerial view of SunPower solar panels installed on Spanish roof tile.
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Wayne R.
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.


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.

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Saving Money with Sunshine Since June 2014