Jean-Paul Shares His SunPower by Eco Solar Hawaii Experience.
Can I start off by saying that the solar industry is intimidating and there’s so much information out there. It’s not quick and easy to choose the setup that best meets your needs, or even what company to go with. That being said, I took the time to read about panels, inverters, batteries, solar hours, etc.. I compared sites for different companies and manufacturers. I requested quotes from five local installers and a couple of mainland companies. (I have an aluminum shingle roof so I was particularly concerned about the mounting brackets and installation.)
After all of that, SunPower stood out above the rest. They manufacture their panels, which are rated as the most efficient available, and they keep their local warehouse stocked! Certified Tesla installers as well.
I had the pleasure of working with Michael French. He was able to ask me a few questions about what I wanted in my project, and he answered the several questions I had about some of the more intricate details of a PV system that you can’t seem to find online. I’ll be honest, I already had an idea of what I wanted and Michael helped me lock it in. No attempt to over-sell or up-sell like I had experienced with other companies.
I went with a 16-panel system with a Tesla Powerwall, and in about two months of our initial conversation, I had an installation date. During that time, Michael and his team took care of all of the paperwork required for permits from the City, HECO, and the HOA. I just needed to sign the documents, and I was able to do so online. Such a breeze!
As great as everything had been so far, installation day was unbelievable. The guys arrived around 08:00 and by 11:45 they had finished and my system was producing tons. Blazing fast, very courteous workers. It also just looks so good. I still walk around admiring how great everything looks. Needless to say, I’m extremely happy with my system and it was so fast and easy I will definitely return to Sunpower if I ever need to expand (hoping to land one of the EV Hummers someday). Aloha and mahalo for reading.
Jean-Paul Miliani, HI