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AZ - Valley of the Sun: Your experience with Solar City?

Discussion in 'Mountain/Southwest' started by AudubonB, May 26, 2013.

  1. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

    Mar 24, 2013
    If you have used Solar City for a PV install, or if you looked into its program and decided against it, I am interested in your experience.

    Among other possibilities for insight -

    * Why did you choose, or not choose, SC?
    * Would you do so again? Would you recommend to others?
    * In retrospect, is it a close decision or a no-brainer to use SC (or similar) versus going it one's own?
    * Is the financial program straightforward? How is the interface with APS or Salt River?
    * Have you any tips for another looking to make use of them?
  2. adeokar

    adeokar Member

    Jan 4, 2013
    United States
    Since we had the Solar going it is nice to see generating all that electricity and using that to charge the Tesla makes the choice a no brainer.

  3. ZBB

    ZBB Emperor

    Feb 27, 2013
    Our neighbors across the street had Solar City installed last October. So far they are very happy.

    We had them come out and give us a quote also, but so far have not pulled the trigger for a couple reasons:
    1) Estimated solar production was significantly lower than our neighbors. We have the same floor plan as our neighbors, but our house is rotated 180 degrees -- which does not give as much South and Westerly facing area to place panels.
    2) We may not be in the house for more than 1-2 years, so were concerned about issues with transferring the lease (I know its transferrable).
  4. AreBeeAZ

    AreBeeAZ New Member

    May 24, 2013
    Gilbert, az
    I went the Solar City route. Went live in March of this year. Nothing but good from beginning to end. Easy to work with, handled all design, paperwork, permits, HOA, everything. With very little down, I have a 1 year ROI. I strongly recommend.

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