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#224215 7-Nov-2017 23:16
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So I'm getting solar panels installed on my roof soon through SolarCity. Their offerings sound pretty good to me. Haven't been able to find any reviews (positive or negative) online.

Has anyone here had them installed? Keen to know some first hand reviews before install date. Thanks!

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  #1897223 7-Nov-2017 23:42
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Used them for mine. Were fine. They were a bit anal about my existing earth not being good enough and were prepared to resolve that for extra but I had the cousin get one of his guys to sort that out instead.


Turned up when they said they would, did the job as they said they would and didnt leave a mess. The installs been working fine since then but the only numbers I have to go on are the ones from the enphase envoy and its website since I dont have any other monitoring. Seems to be producing as they said it would from those numbers and what I get on the power meter if I turn stuff off so I export and then kill the power to the array and see what I was using.


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  #1897224 7-Nov-2017 23:46
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Thanks. Have you had it long? How have you found costs so far. As long as my monthly bill stays the same, or less, I'll be happy.


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  #1897225 7-Nov-2017 23:58
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I paid outright for mine. They wanted to push their solar zero thing but I wasnt really wanting to finance it that way and not have ownership of it. Cut about $40 to 50 off the bill each month over summer, but I will be moving to mercury at a better rate which will correspondingly reduce the value of the power from the solar which makes it not really stack up as well as before. Also I have inadvertantly exported too many times recently so really do need to sort out something to delay the power consuming things till 9ish AM when it starts to really produce.


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