Oh, I’m such a happy girl to finally get this done! I’ve been talking with Poncho’s Solar for the longest time. Now that school was out and I could be here, I was able to go ahead.
I want to say that they are gracious, professional, friendly and more than a little helpful in everything they do. They have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and I can personally recommend them highly!
These pictures of the guys at work may not be especially thrilling to you, but it was exciting for me as I watched the panels come off the truck.
These were carefully stacked against the house and sent up to the guys on the roof as they were needed.
As each panel was needed, it was handed up. One man on the ground was cutting the struts and passing them up as required, too. Extra struts were put on in case I want to add more panels later (and I will).
I’m glad it wasn’t me having to be up on that roof! These guys are fearless!
The electricians did their job, too. I apologize for not getting their company name because they did a beautiful job, too. Everyone was wonderful and did perfect work.
Under the eaves it was too dark for me to get a good shot of where the power line runs from the electric box to the panels. If you look closely, you can tell where it is.
It’s not easy to see the panels from the ground, but here you can see the completed project.
Now all that’s left is for HELCO to come do the inspection and turn it on. I’m happy to be doing a little more for the environment.
A hui hou!
6 thoughts on “Solar At Last!”
Excellent! How much power are you getting from your panels? Do you have a grid-tied system, grid-tied w battery backup, or just all batteries. I’m definitely curious!
I’ll be tied to the grid as soon as HELCO comes by to inspect it and turn it on. Everything is installed, and according to them, I should save $80-100 per month on my current bill. Eventually, when I finish paying for it, I should be getting enough to cover it all. The sun is here, why not use it? 🙂
Well, I just got my first full month bill, and it’s actually cheaper than what I was paying on the mainland. (no heater usage)
So, now I know my actually usage I can really figure out the best system for me. I have talked to a couple other people, but I will make sure to go talk to the people at Pancho’s the next time up near Kona Naturals.
Tell Christy at the Poncho’s kiosk that I sent you 🙂
Good luck on your search!
The kiosk has been closed every time I’m in town. I did speak to one of the reps at Kokua Kailua last night. Looks like I’m in need of a 10 panel system. Now, I need to save up a little.
I will end up buying more. They like to do 2 at a time, and I’m having to save up for that, too. I figured 5 was good to start with. Call them at 329-7007 and tell her you talked with me.