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I can say I personally had an overall positive experience with Monalee

When it came time for Saqib to add to his existing solar system, Monalee proved the best value for money.

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An early adopter to climate technology, Saqib already had a solar system in place ahead of learning about Monalee. He wanted to add to his current system so that it was more efficient and cost effective. Before going solar with Monalee, Saqib was paying $300 per month to his utility company; after his Monalee install of 16 panels, he now pays just $50 every month. He chose Monalee based competitive pricing as well as his projected timeline of project completion.

Total COST

$11,515

Install Time

35days

Rating

10/10

*After State & Federal Incentives

Project Details

Payment type: Cash

Amount saved compared to competitor: $8,290

System design: 16 QCELL 400 panels

Return on solar investment (ROI): 5 years, 4 months

Utility bill before solar: $300 per month, or $3,600 per year

Electric bill after solar: $50
(fee from utility company)

Install Timeline

  • Feb. 3, 2023 Project kickoff! As soon as we received Saqib’s signed Monalee contract, we moved forward and scheduled his site survey.
  • Feb. 7, 2023 Site survey. This is an important part of our process because it gives us a comprehensive overview of a homeowner’s electrical setup.
  • Feb. 13, 2023 Design completed. Our designers determined the safest and most cost efficient electrical design for Saqib’s home.
  • Feb. 23, 2023 Permits approved. After compiling info needed for Saqib’s permit application, we submitted the paperwork and received approval.
  • Mar. 10, 2023 Installation day! Saqib’s solar system was successfully installed. Our install crews usually arrive at 8am to begin work.

The problem: an inefficient solar system

After discovering that his energy usage had increased and wanting to offset that cost with additional solar panels, Saqib began researching solar companies that could add panels to his existing system. He first learned about Monalee through Facebook and later reached out to a member of the customer success team to share more details about his unique energy needs. After learning more about Monalee’s modern approach to solar and competitive pricing, Saqib was sold.

The solution: quality equipment and increased offset

Saqib’s optimal solar system design included 16 additional solar panels and an inverter. From start to finish, the entire process with Monalee took just 35 days. Saqib paid for his installation upfront, as opposed to financing, and will recoup his investment in as little as five years. Compared to competitors, Saqib saved upwards of $8,000–the national average for solar in California is $25,000. His utility bill has dropped significantly since activating his solar system and he’s thrilled with the results.

Saqib’s Utility Bill
Before $300
After $50
  • 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