After eight months of consideration we decided to move ahead with Mike Cooley of Select Solar and Generator for our Ann Arbor solar roof project.
Select Solar and Generator (http://www.selectsolgen.com) is a company with offices in about 10 locations in the US and Canada. I originally spoke to Mike back in February when I was very early in the process. I didn’t know it at the time but their “February 2010 Special” was an outstanding value. It sounds like they were able to negotiate a special deal with their suppliers to put that together.
The package we ended up with for our roof was certainly optimized also. In comparison to the other companies I contacted and received bids from I think we were offered a better overall value for two reasons:
1. Select Solar seems to buy in higher volume from their suppliers resulting in lower costs to us as an end user.
2. In Mike’s words he is “trying to make a living, not trying to make a killing.”
That rang true in a couple ways in my experience so far.
More to come as the process progresses…..