I had a flat rubber roof that was shaded in sections by a few backyard trees and all the big box installers said I wasn't a candidate for solar. Glad I hopped on Energysage and found the wonderful people at Southard Solar! Doug recommended a unique fiberglass ballasted system that was perfect for my rubber membrane roof with no holes required! Nick came on site and explained what was realistic to expect from all my roof shading issues. I eventually opted to cut down several wild young trees on the side of my house and Southard placed the panels where they could get the most sun. Because of the tree shading in my backyard and several roof chimneys, I thought the independent micro inverters on each panel were a great fit so I would get the most energy production. The permits, Xcel agreements, electrical work, and install of the mounts and panels went smoothly and Nick and Doug helped me every step of the way. For the impressive quality of installation I got and great customer service I received throughout, the price was hands down the best of the 3 quotes I received. One company was cheaper, but they wanted to drill a bunch of holes in my roof and use a cheaper string inverter, which I felt wasn't a good solution. Another well-known company was more expensive, but seemed to be more interested in handing out glossy marketing materials and giving me a cookie cutter install than taking the effort to customize a solution to fit my needs.
I've had it for about 9 months now and I love my system! I can even can see all the individual panel production stats with the Enphase online monitoring, so I know when to trim the tree branches in the backyard now, and see instant improvement in that area lol!
If I had to do it again, I would have concentrated higher efficiency more expensive panels in the sunniest parts of my roof, like Nick and Doug recommended. I thought I knew better, lol and it was my own decision to go with lower efficiency panels covering more surface area on my roof. I'll probably eventually upgrade a few panels in the sweet spot later on, due to that hubris! I never thought it would be possible to go solar with my unusual roof, but Southard was up for the challenge. For every complexity with my unique install, they found the perfect solution!