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Taitem stands for "Technology as if the Earth Mattered". These five words embody our motivation behind what we do. We are a certified B-Corporation committing our company to improving the world . We provide a quality experience focused on customer service and technical expertise.
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Taitem Engineering is a highly experienced designer and installer of solar PV systems for residential and commercial customers. Taitem is widely recognized for our exceptional design services, superior safety ratings, and conscientious business practices.
With several NABCEP and NYSERDA certified professionals on staff, Taitem pulls from decades of renewable energy design and installation experience.
Taitem also provides design support to installers across the Northeast United States. We have licensed professional engineers in NY, VT, PA and CT. Taitem also designs solar thermal and geothermal systems and can provide support for your sustainable building projects, including net zero.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) recently honored the top three New York solar PV installers who consistently earned the highest quality ratings. Taitem Engineering’s David Tedeyan and Nick Kirk won two of the three awards. Full story here https://taitem.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/taitem-engineering-awarded-states-top-honors-for-quality-solar-pv/
My experience with Taitem Engineering mirrors almost exactly the review by rskclaedien posted Jan 31, 2017. I won't repeat all of that review, but please read it. I will add that the engineer that visited me was prompt, knowledgeable, courteous, and patient explaining all the options available. I received three quotes for the installation. After talking with the engineer, I choose a fourth option. There are many panels/systems to choose from. Taitem's knowledge and explanations were exstensive and thorough. Also (no small point), Taitem does all the co-ordinating with building permits, NYSEG, etc. and they do all the paperwork. You end with a thumb drive with copies of the paperwork and even pictures of the install in progress. The install took there days with a half day of rain. There was not one piece of garbage left. The installation has a low profile, looks good, and works as expected. As my title suggests, they are professional in the way that you often hope for but rarely get. Highly recommend.Read Less
My experience with Taitem Engineering mirrors almost exactly the review by rskclaedien posted Jan 31, 2017. I won't repeat all of that review, but please read it. I will add that the engineer that visited me was prompt, knowledgeable, courteous, and patient explaining all the options available. I received three ...Read More
Taitem responded promptly to our request for a quote through EnergySage but also expressed a desire to visit the property so they could refine their quote based on actual conditions rather than through a location analysis from a GPS Map. That gave me a positive feel for their desire to do this right - no other responder suggested a visit. The engineer who visited and conducted an extensive evaluation was very friendly and knowledgeable, and spent time discussing the process, all the various options for paying for the installation, and how the actual installation would be done if we chose to go forward. Taitem provided three quotes for different types of installation related to the efficiency of the panels, the warranties on both the panels and their efficiency over time, etc. These included tax credit amounts, payback time frames, and amounts due at each point in the planning, filing and installation process.
Taitem was very patient through the process of our financing the installation and the wait for the bank check to clear for one of the payments.
The installation itself went very well. The installers worked hard to run necessary wiring through interior chases in the walls from our attic to the crawl space below the house, ensuring that nothing was visible within the house (except for the entry point in the attic) and exterior wiring was minimal and only at the point where required panels were installed outside. Installation was very professional and neat - installers were even picking up the small insulation pieces from the wiring as the connections moved along. There was only a very short period when power had to be shut down while connections were made and the installers explained what they were doing throughout the installation.
Once work was complete, Taitem made all the arrangements for the Utility Company to change the meter to reflect power flowing back to the utility company. The engineer returned to walk us though the system installed, how to monitor the system through our computer, what to do in case of a grid power failure, etc. They also provided a thumb drive with all documents, plans, and information about the system. We felt very comfortable through the entire process.
Our installation took place at the end of September, 2016, but NYSEG's meter switch didn't occur for a couple of weeks, so our use of the system began about the middle of October, 2016, close to the time when the amount of sunlight starts to decrease with shortened days and more cloudy skies. Even so, I reviewed the system online just before writing this review on 1/31/2017 and found that since the system was turned on, 66.7% of our electricity has come from our solar panels. Today is a cloudy day with snow flurries and even with that interference with sunlight, as of 12:30 pm we are producing 133% of our energy use - meaning we are still feeding electricity back to the grid. Since we went live, the system shows we have saved 1467 lbs of CO2 emissions. Our monthly electrical bills have been reduced by more than half, and we anticipate a further refund from NYSEG when our anniversary date arrives. We are extremely pleased with the installation, our reduced use of fossil fuel and resultant emissions, and particularly with Taitem Engineering.
Taitem responded promptly to our request for a quote through EnergySage but also expressed a desire to visit the property so they could refine their quote based on actual conditions rather than through a location analysis from a GPS Map. That gave me a positive feel for their desire to ...Read More