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CUSTOMER STORY > Ricardo R.

Monalee’s install crew knows exactly what they are doing.

Ricardo was happy with the help and support he received from Monalee throughout the duration of his project.

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As an environmentally conscious homeowner, Ricardo was an early adopter of residential solar. While he already had a small existing system on his roof, it wasn’t enough to fully offset his electricity bill. After removing those solar panels, Ricardo wanted to install a new system that would be more efficient and feature higher quality equipment. As part of his Monalee project, Ricardo had 10 Tier One solar panels installed and an Enphase iQ8+ inverter.

MONTHLY SAVINGS

33%

Install Time

30days

Rating

10/10

*After State & Federal Incentives

Project Details

Payment type: Finance (GoodLeap)

System design: 10 Mitrex M405-L3H (405w) solar panels, Enphase iQ8+ inverter

Monthly Electric Bill before Solar: $150

Monthly payments after solar installation: $99.17

Monthly % Saved: 33%

Electric bill after solar Electric bill after solar: $10
(fee from utility company)

Install Timeline

  • February 19, 2024 Project kickoff! As soon as we received Ricardo’s signed Monalee contract, we moved forward and scheduled his site survey.
  • February 24, 2024 Site survey. This is an important part of our process because it gives us a comprehensive overview of a customer’s electrical setup.
  • March 4, 2023 Design completed. Our designers determined the safest and most cost efficient electrical design for Ricardo’s home.
  • March 12, 2024 Permits approved. After compiling info needed for Ricardo’s permit application, we submitted the paperwork and received approval.
  • March 19, 2024 Installation day! Ricardo’s solar system was successfully installed. Our install crews usually arrive at 8am to begin work.

The problem: an inefficient pre-existing system

Like many new builds in California, Ricardo’s home came with a solar system already in place. Unfortunately, the system was small and didn’t meet his energy needs. Ricardo was ready to install a newer, more efficient system. While speaking with several companies, he felt there was a lack of transparency around pricing and that potential change orders would increase the price. He wanted a company that cared about his particular project more than just closing another sale.

The solution: install in under one month

Ricardo received the support he was looking for with Monalee. His solar system was installed in just 30 days, and he was able to start saving sooner than expected. He found the installation crew to be highly knowledgeable about the equipment they were working with, which provided him with peace of mind. He also appreciated that after his system was activated, the Monalee team showed him how to use the monitoring app so he could see in live time how much energy his panels were converting.

Ricardo’s Utility Bill
Before $150
After $99
  • 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