I had 8M Solar install a 12 kWh system at my home. They used attractive black-on-black high-efficiency panels, and top rated equipment (rack, power inverters, etc), all with the longest and most comprehensive equipment and service warranties available. It has been a pleasure working with them during the design and installation process and they installed months faster than anyone else could do it, setting me up to be able to apply early for the competitive local utility rebate program in North Carolina. I appreciate how the team of engineers thoughtfully approached my project and consulted with me—all except for one thing...
The electrical lines and boxes were installed outside my home, over the gutters, when there was plenty of space in attics and the garage for these less than attractive components to be protected and out of sight. It’s not a big deal, but it does needlessly impact on the aesthetics of our home and I don’t see this on any other solar installations in the neighborhood. If you install a solar system, be forewarned and just ask your installer about this up front.
If you chose 8M solar, and I recommend you do, they will offer the best system available for a competitive price, they have complete familiarity with the local state and city regulations, permitting, and utility approvals. They handled everything for the application/permitting for me and similarly will submit the utility rebate on my behalf. Unlike most service providers, these guys are responsive, accessible, and prompt. Really a pleasure working with them. No doubt if I had to do it again, I would hire 8M Solar again. I highly recommend this local outfit of folks who are passionate about what they do.
Other outfits gave me incorrect information about how federal and utility company rebates are applied. The larger outfits have sales representatives, who are not electrical engineers or solar experts, whereas with 8M Solar, the person who sold me the system managed my entire project and was extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the project. This really makes a difference.
Lastly, my real-time system specs are available with the Somar Edge app on my mobile device, which works seamlessly. And if I don’t feel like monitoring it myself I do because I am a data geek), it doesn’t matter because 8M Solar monitors my system on there end!