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CUSTOMER STORY > Rajesh S.

Going with Monalee was a smart choice; speedy installation, effortless turn on.

Choosing Monalee for solar allowed Rajesh to live more sustainably and save on his monthly utility bill.

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As a homeowner who is mindful of the environment, Rajesh wanted to offset his carbon footprint and his electricity spend. Before switching to solar for his Fremont, California home, Rajesh was paying $175 monthly for utilities. After his Monalee installation of 13 solar panels, his bill dropped to $12. Rajesh chose Monalee because the process felt easy and most of the logistics were handled in-house. Communication was clear and consistent from start to finish.

Total COST

$9,282

Install Time

57days

Rating

10/10

*After State & Federal Incentives

Project Details

Payment type: Cash

Amount saved compared to competitor: $2,784

System design: 13 QCELL 400 panels, Enphase iQ8+

Return on solar investment (ROI): 4-5 years

Utility bill before solar: $175 per month, or $2,100 per year

Electric bill after solar: $12
(fee from utility company)

Install Timeline

  • Feb. 13, 2023 Project kickoff! As soon as we received Rajesh’s signed Monalee contract, we moved forward and scheduled his site survey.
  • Feb. 15, 2023 Site survey. This is an important part of our process because it gives us a clear overview of a homeowner’s electrical setup.
  • Feb. 22, 2023 Design completed. Our designers determined the safest and most cost efficient electrical design for Rajesh’s home.
  • Mar. 30, 2023 Permits approved. After compiling the info for Rajesh’s permitting and submitting his application, he received approval.
  • Apr. 10, 2023 Installation day! Rajesh’s solar system was successfully installed. Our install crews usually arrive at 8am to begin work.

The problem: installing solar on a metal roof

Before choosing Monalee for his solar installation, Rajesh had received quotes from other companies in his area. After speaking with several of these companies, he learned that because his home has a metal shingle roof, it required highly skilled workmanship to complete. Rajesh was happy to discover Monalee, not only because they were experienced with all roof materials including metal shingle roofs, but because they use high-quality equipment including Tier 1 solar panels.

The solution: a fast and seamless installation

The most optimal solar system for Rajesh’s home included 13 solar panels. From start to finish, the entire process with Monalee took 57 days to complete. He paid for his installation upfront, as opposed to financing, and will recoup his investment in as little as four to five years. Compared to other solar companies, Rajesh saved close to $3,000 and his monthly utility bill dropped to $12. Rajesh is one step closer to achieving energy independence while meeting his personal goal of living more sustainably.

Rajesh’s Utility Bill
Before $175
After $12
  • Randall L. Verified Buyer
    Mar 27, 2024

    Easy process!

  • George O. Verified Buyer
    Mar 19, 2024

    Fantastic job! I look forward to years of trouble-free solar power.

  • Ricardo R. Verified Buyer
    Mar 15, 2024

    Today I got my solar panels installed up and running just a month since I was talking to the representative helping me with my design! Pretty fast. I'm really happy with the help and support I got from Monalee. The install crew knows exactly what they are doing. They installed the whole system in about 4 hours. They kindly explain how the system will run and they show you how to use the app to monitor your own system! I totally recommend Monalee for your future installs or if you are a new customer and you are looking for the sign to go ahead and start saving money on electric bills. I say go for it!

  • Gina Z. Verified Buyer
    Mar 03, 2024

    Very happy with our new solar panel system!

  • Dennis M. Verified Buyer
    Feb 24, 2024

    Once again, I would like to express my appreciation for your patience and understanding throughout this process. Your prompt and informative response is greatly appreciated.

  • Saqib M. Verified Buyer
    Feb 19, 2024

    I cannot speak to anyone else's experience, but I can say I personally had an overall positive experience with Monalee, and referred them to my neighbor and another friend.

  • Elijah K. Verified Buyer
    Feb 12, 2024

    This almost felt like too good to be true, squeezing it in before the NEM 2.0 cutoff and it being more affordable than the competitors by a good amount. Took maybe 4 months with permits to start installation, but otherwise an awesome experience.

  • Clinton M. Verified Buyer
    Feb 04, 2024

    The guys were awesome and did a great job!

  • Robin S. Verified Buyer
    Jan 27, 2024

    My experience with Monalee was first class. Very good communication and efficient service. My electric bills are very low since getting the installation so I'm very happy.

  • Jacqueline W. Verified Buyer
    Jan 23, 2024

    Installed in less than a month for much less than other companies! Very friendly and professional installers.

Average Rating

4.7

Total Customers

1,900+

Average Install Time

50days

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Equipment and Warranty

Equipment & Warranty

Reliable equipment is critical to every solution we provide.

Tier 1 Solar Panels

We use all-black Mitrex solar panels because they are the most efficient panels on the market.

All-black tier 1 solar panels, the most efficient panels on the market.

Premium Microinverter

The Tesla Solar Inverter has a corresponding application that allows you to monitor your system in real time.

Premium microinverter with an app to monitor your system 24/7.

Tesla Powerwall

The Tesla Powerwall 3 is a fully integrated back-up battery storage that enables energy independence.

Premium Tesla Powerwall as a back up battery for energy storage.

Monalee Guarantee

Our AI analyzes your roof and energy usage to determine how much sunlight it gets.
It then instantly creates an optimal solar design to match your energy needs.

Competitive Pricing

With machine learning, we’re able to offer prices as low as $1.60 ppw* ($3.30 ppw with other companies).

Speedy Installation

Through intelligent automation and an expert team, we design and install your system within 30-40 days.

Equipment Guarantee

We offer a 10-25 year warranty on all solar equipment, workmanship, and system performance.

Your quote
Solar Panels
$9,093.00 ($1.75/watt)
*After Federal & State Incentives $3,897.00
System size:
5.2kw
Number of Solar Panels
Tier 1 Black on black
13Panels