The day has come!! The Solar City truck showed up bright and early and the guys were ready to get started. We reviewed the plans and they unloaded the 41 panels!! A new electrical box needed to be installed for the panels and a new inverter placed on the exterior wall. These are some hard workin dudes!
Apparently 41 panels is a pretty big system and the guys told me it would take two days to finish up. They were busy placing conduit, running wires, installing equipment when a freakishly loud thunder clap rang out! It sounded like lightning struck right on our roof! It scared a couple of the guys, but with that, the work was delayed for the day.
The next morning the installers showed up first thing again and got straight to work. Finally all the flashy panels would be hoisted to the roof and secured. Everything went smooth and they were all very friendly and professional. I noticed that the conduit running between the panels that would protect the electrical wiring was silver, which made it stand out against our black shingled roof. I asked if there was anyway that I could get the conduit painted black. The installers quickly said, sure, we’ll paint that for you! (Are you kidding!!!) How great is Solar City!! I was seriously planning on doing it myself or doing it while it was on the ground, but they said they’d do it no problem! Customer service is finally making a comeback!
So day 2 of the installation was progressing smoothly when the installer brings in the icing on the cake………a new Nest thermostat!! This little gadget is so cool! It learns your habits and adjusts the temperature automatically when you leave the house. I mean, this thing is gonna help us save even more money!
To say I was impressed with Solar City is an understatement! This company has been great from the first meeting until final install. The sales rep Jace has been in touch every step of the process and had even filmed the install for our own documentation. I can’t wait to see our first electric bill and see how much we saved with our new solar system!!
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