Sun Badger Solar was one of several bids we considered for our solar project implementation. Sun Badger won out on price (not the highest or the lowest), fantastic consulting and a smooth sales cycle. Other contractors offered solutions that did not meet our needs financially or technically.
We felt that Sun Badger's proposal would create the best return on our investment combined with state and federal incentives (which they were really knowledgeable about).
Once we secured financing (which their sales person was able to consult with us on), we signed a contract and began the first phase of the project. The site survey was performed by Re-Think Electric and was meticulously conducted. I was educated in the structural and electrical considerations that must be taken into account in the design of the system. I felt very comfortable with how thorough the person conducting the site survey was and we knew that our solar system and house would be well matched for each other and meet all regulatory and safety requirements.
Another item of note - the project management process was very transparent and I could see when tasks were scheduled. The BaseCamp project management platform (which I've used in a lot of other projects) keeps you in touch with your project team. I felt very comfortable asking questions through this portal and the response time (if not immediate) was within a business day.
Construction scheduling took place quickly after the permit was issued and we were slotted for a week or two later. By the end of installation day one, the rails were installed and most electrical connections were made. By the middle of day two the solar modules were installed and the system was ready for inspection. I noticed only a few bits and pieces of construction material in the grass...a bolt here or there or an aluminum scrap but nothing major. The crew did a great job cleaning everything up (as compared to roofers and siding installers several years ago).
We had an inspection and commissioning scheduled two business days later. The Re-Think Electric crew chief checked everything out and made sure that the system was electrically and mechanically sound. The inspector signed off and we were ready to commission the system. The crew chief explained what he was doing as he paired the power optimizers with the inverter and set up the remote-monitoring communications system. Fascinating stuff!
The Sun Badger Solar people provisioned a monitoring account for me to see how the system was performing. Other than a minor communications issue (resolved the next day), the data has been flowing and I've been keeping an eye on production numbers and pleased to see that everything is working as designed.
In summary, Sun Badger Solar is the way to go and I am proud to recommend them to my friends and neighbors. I wish all of my renovation projects were this smooth! Thank you Sun Badger and Re-Think, for a great experience!