I had a Solar Electric system installed by Robco Electric about 2.5 years ago. I signed the contract on 4/20/15 (yes, I went “green” on 4/20). I have 22 panels and have generated 25.3Mwh (1 Mega Watt Hour= 1000Kwh so this equals 25,300Kwh). According to my Enphase energy reports, this is 102% of expected output. Since electricity costs about $.11 per Kwh, I’ve created about $2,783 worth of electricity. Basically I make/save about $1000 per year on electricity. The system minus the 30% federal tax credits should be paid off in about 12 years total (about 10 more years). After that, it’s basically free electricity for the next 20+ years. If anything goes wrong, I would just need to replace a small micro-inverter or a single panel, so I’m sure the system will go 30 or more years.
The salesperson TIm was very experienced and answered all my questions. Installation was done very well. I had them put pigeon proofing around the lower edge between the panels and my tile roof, and no birds have tried to get in there.
The only minor issue I’ve ever had is occasionally my enphase box (it reports power generated per panel in 5 minute increments) will lose the wifi connection. I get an automated email that says if it stopped reporting in data to the cloud. I just cycle the power to it and it reconnects and uploads the saved data. Its pretty neat to compare data on 8/21/2017 vs 8/22/2017 for the difference caused by the Solar eclipse.
I recommend them. I planned my panel layout so that I can add more panels later if needed. I have since bought a small electric car, but when I get my Tesla Model 3 in early 2018, i will probably need more panels from them.
We decided we wanted to put solar on the house to reduce our electric bill in the long haul and also to be more environment-friendly.
We got bids from three contractors. We selected Robco based on their reputation and customer service, knowledge about solar systems and price. They were not the cheapest but their price was in the middle range and in the end, we determined they were a good value.
They did have to reschedule our initial installation date due to running behind on other projects, but they made good on a promise to install on the second date we scheduled.
The installation itself went flawlessly and was professionally done. They answered all of our questions and went out of their way to make sure we were satisfied with everything. They handled our HOA with ease and there were no concerns.
I was very impressed how service oriented Robco is. Even when they are busy, they answered every question we had, either by email or phone. The project manager always made time to help us and was professional, patient and courteous. Our sales rep also made sure we were satisfied with the project.
Our solar system is now up and running and our power bills are melting away. Already we have seen a 70% drop in our bills and when the heat lets up we should be making more electricity than we use. We look forward to not having to pay the electric bill next summer.
Given the experience, I would definitely hire Robco again!
– Cory L.
We also chose Robco to install our Solar and were extremely satisfied all the way around. We were highly impressed with our representative, Bruce, whose knowledge was unbelievable. We would highly recommend Robco to install solar for anyone. The workmanship is outstanding, they’re efficient, they inform you upfront and don’t create pressure or dishonesty. We have been totally satisfied and recommend Robco. Our Solar was installed in 2015!
We used Robco Electric 4 years ago and couldn’t be happier. I will ditto everything others have said.
– Chuck B.