In summary: Go with Green Power, no others compare.
With Tim's guidance I chose a 44 panel 12.98kW system (44 panels at 295 watts each = 12,980)
Panels: Hanwha Q Cell 295 Watt
Inverter: 1 Solaredge
All black panels with black racking and trim. The panels blend in very nicely on my black roof (if that is a concern to you).
For reference - my prior home had owned solar put on by the prior owner. So I have solar experience/knowledge but never installed them myself.
I'll breakdown my review by the various steps needed to get solar installed.
I used energysage to solicit quotes and met with a local installer in NJ (Trinity Solar) as well as called the big name brands (Tesla and others). The local and big name companies I felt like the salesmen didn't care to educate me, just wanted a sale.
Tesla (formerly Solar City) had the appearance of a lower cost system but in reviewing their quote I realized they were taking my SREC's upfront to lower my cost but at $4 per....currently $150-200/per. Be careful if speaking with them, losing SRECs materially changes the economics of solar.
Trinity Solar salesman just came across as untrustworthy; he stated a few things in regards to tax credits and SREC pricing that felt wrong. When he left and I researched them, my instinct was correct. I challenged him and he tried to spin his statements.
Tim was the complete opposite...his approach was answer honestly and if I happen to go with him that's great. I ended up choosing Tim specifically, because of my interaction with him, these stellar energysage reviews, the price / equipment used and I called a few references he provided.
It's important to note, for my quotes, Green Power proposed the same equipment as the big name brands. So there is was no difference in equipment/manufacturer warranties/etc.
After choosing Tim, we filled out some paper work electronically and Green Power Energy worked behind the scenes to get my project going. We went back and forth with proposed layouts, I was very focused on the aesthetics so Tim and team were patient sending me multiple layout options and discussing the efficiency among the various layouts (# of panels on front vs back of house).
From there we waited for township/state/etc approvals and set the installation day. I thought Tim was great but the team installing my system even better. They made sure all of my aesthetic concerns were met, talked me through the process, asked questions and suggested some improved layouts of wires/etc. I have two small boys who wanted to talk to them all day long, they took time out to talk to them and explain what they were doing. I gave permission for a team to come out and take some pictures, they let the kids see how the drone works etc. I realize these are little things but it seems everyone at the Company knows the little things make a big difference with some people. Just a great company, I can't rave enough about them. Clearly their focus is on customer satisfaction.
Install took 4 full days over two weeks, some of which was due to my townships inspection requirements half way through. The teams installation passed the midway inspection and the final building/electrical inspections on first pass.
I'm currently waiting on PSEG to swap out my meter so we can turn my system on, it's in standby mode. So I can't speak to the accuracy of energy production quoted vs produced but will try to update this review in a year. It's currently October 2017.